Children’s portrait photography

Children’s portrait photography – ‘studio portrait photography’’

Kian is going to be two years old very soon and so his mum Abi decided it would be a good time to get some up to date portraits done. Having spent some time discussing her requirements we decided to go for a studio portrait shoot. She wanted a nice set of framed prints for their home and a selection of smaller photographs to give as gifts to relatives and friends.

Young Photographer – Photographic Competition

I was recently involved in the organization of a children’s photographic competition. This was a competition aimed a key stage 2 children and was targeted at a number of local schools, in the Halstead area. The competition was jointly organized and supported by the Rotary Club of Halstead, the Halstead Gazette and me, Tony Sale Photography. The theme was ‘Community Spirit’ and entrants were required to submit photographic prints at a minimum size of 7” x5”.

The winner of the competition was Carys Thomas (aged 11) a pupil at St Margaret’s School in Gosfield.







A Question of Sport

A few weeks back I photographed an assignment for the children’s charity Brainwave. The occasion was one of their major fund raising events, ‘A Question of Sport’ Gala Dinner held at the May Fair hotel in London.
This was an exceptional event, extremely well organised and very well attended by sponsors, supporters, friends and families. The evening consisted of a red carpet welcome, a drinks reception a sumptuous three course meal

Gaynor and Tony’s wedding – Prested Hall Kelvedon Essex

It was my privilege back on the 29th April to photograph the wedding of Gaynor and Tony at Prested Hall near Kelvedon in Essex. As I’m sure most of you remember this was also a special day for another wedding as well – of course I’m referring to the Royal Wedding of William and Kate at Westminster Abbey. (As I had already agreed to photograph Gaynor and Tony’s wedding I unfortunately had to let Will’s and Kate down! But I think they managed to find someone else!).

Family portrait photography – Mersea Island Essex

A few weeks ago I was commissioned to shoot some family portrait photographs for a family living at West Mersea in Essex. I have actually photographed Jane (mum) and Tabitha (daughter) before (see here) but this time they were joined by (dad) Dominic.

What they wanted were some outdoor shots of the family having fun together but also a few posed shots, semi formal shots where they would all sit and face towards the camera.

Wedding photography – Halstead and Smeetham Hall Barn – Suplementary

In my previous post I exhibited some of the photographs taken during Gemma and Joe’s wedding in St Andrews church in Halstead Essex. Well two days prior to the wedding they had a rehearsal in the same church around 6.30 in the evening. At this time it was dark outside and there was little light inside the church so I used this opportunity to practice some very low light photography and used what little light there was to produce some dramatic and artistic images.



Wedding Photography – Halstead and Smeetham Hall Barn

Back in February of this year I did a pre wedding shoot with Gemma McCoyd and Joe MacAndrews, both from Ipswich in Suffolk. That shoot took place in the public gardens in Halstead on what was a very cold, windy and showery day.
As I said back then I was due to photograph their wedding later in the year and now that time has finally arrived – well in fact it has been and gone. They actually got married in St Andrews church in Halstead on the 19th March followed by a reception at Smeetham Hall Barn

Pre wedding photo shoot – Prested Hall near Kelvedon in Essex

In October 2010, I visited Gaynor and Tony at their home in Braintree where, after showing them my portfolio and talking about the photographic services I offered, they booked me to photograph their wedding. The wedding is to be at Prested Hall, near Kelvedon in Essex on the 29th April this year.

This was obviously to be quite a popular date as since they decided upon it, a certain William and Kate have also decided to get married on the same day, unfortunately for them Prested Hall was already booked.

A few weeks ago I met up with Gaynor and Tony at Prested Hall to do a pre wedding photo shoot.







Pre wedding photo shoot – Sudbury in Suffolk

A few weeks ago I completed a pre wedding photo shoot with Louise and Mike, a really great couple, from Milford in Surrey. They both work for the same company involved in developing computer software and although they are based in Surrey Louise actually originates from Sudbury in Suffolk. It was in Sudbury, at Louise’s mums in fact, that I first met them almost a year ago and when they booked me to photograph their wedding.