My first wedding!

Weddings!!

I constantly get asked…

“Do you photograph weddings?”

And my answer has always been…

“No, that’s WAY too much pressure! Imagine photographing the wedding and messing it up? That’s the brides day ruined…no memories…I couldn’t take that kind of pressure.”

Then there is the other side from “Wedding Photographers” who will tell you…

“Don’t do it unless you are totally ready!!”

“Everyone thinks they can be a photographer but it’s way harder to be a wedding photographer!”

“Never photograph a friends wedding, that’s just asking for trouble!!”

“You need to get training before you even attempt it!”

“Being a guest and a photographer at the wedding never works”

So, I never did…

Until now!

A wonderful friend of mine was getting married and asked ME to be her photographer! Of course I said no. Was she crazy… I couldn’t do that! But she insisted…

“It’s a relaxed affair, think of it as a garden party! I just want to capture something from the day and have some memories of my friends and family coming together to help me celebrate.”

Ok, I could photograph a party, that’s ok! So we agreed, I would attend the wedding as a friend but also take my camera (let’s be honest, we ALL take our camera to the wedding anyway!)

And that was it.

I was going to photograph their wedding! I had already done their baby photos and that went like a dream so I knew Holly was just as relaxed as they came!

Holly never changed! She was absolutely wonderful and put ME at ease! I was so nervous before the day but that was all me, nothing but calm came from my wonderful bride to be!

So what happened next….. You’ll have to wait until the next blog!

But here’s a little sneak peak…

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Back to School Photos

I know it’s the summer holiday BUT…

Does your life get really busy when the children go back to school and the last thing on your mind is school photos?

                                    

Then the day arrives and your children come home and tell you they’ve had their photos taken? That’s when you realise they’re wearing that really dirty school jumper, their face is grubby and they haven’t had their hair cut…

But home comes the photo proof and you still buy it… even though you hate it but you’ve promised to send Nan and Granddad their yearly photos of the children!

 

Then child number 2 comes home with their photo proof and you have to spend even more money on their photos as well!!

Isn’t it so annoying when the children are at different schools.. everything becomes so much more expensive!

How about this year doing something DIFFERENT, EASIER & CHEAPER!?!?!

You come to me!!

 

You pay ONE price

You dress them before you arrive in CLEAN clothes

It doesn’t matter WHICH school your children go to they ALL get their photos TOGETHER, as well as individual ones

It will take about 10 minutes and then you can forget about it until I email you over your gallery.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

1x 10×8 inch or 2x 7×5 inch print       –     £15

3x 10×8 inch or 5x 7×5 inch print       –    £35

All images printed 7×5 inch                 –     £45

 

1x digital print                                        –      £20

3x digital prints                                      –      £39

All digital prints                                     –      £49

(Digital Prints can be shared and personally printed as many times as you wish)

How do you book?

Either PM me, complete the booking form or email me at clairewildersphotography.co.uk

 

Happy holidays 😃

 

 

New baby photo sessions in Horsham..

Why have a photo session for a new baby, isn’t life crazy enough without having to schedule in a session as soon as they arrive?

You are quite right, the first weeks are crazy and therefore go past in a blur.

However, by planning ahead,while you are pregnant, you will appreciate being able to have a session that lasts a couple of hours but the memories will be there forever. Babies grow so fast you quickly forget how gorgeous they looked when they first arrived and how tiny they were.

This session allows you to capture those gorgeous features forever while having a few hours to sit back and relax!

If you would like more information do not hesitate to get in touch…

PROM/LEAVERS PHOTO SESSIONS

Has that time come around already…?

Your little baby is about to leave school and move onto the next chapter..

and all that’s left is …. PROM

Leaving School, Girl in prom dress

 

They asked for a new outfit, shoes, hair and make up plus a car to take them there…

Why not book in a PHOTO SESSION to capture those memories for years to come??

(GROUP PHOTOS CAN BE TAKEN IF EACH PERSON HAS BOOKED AN INDIVIDUAL SESSION)

A 20-30 minute photo session is

£35

and INCLUDES

3 digital images

Prom dress, senior photos

These sessions will be held in Southwater and are limited so to avoid disappointment book yours early.

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MOTHERS DAY is coming… are you ready? Let’s celebrate them all!

Are you one of the organised ones that can think of awesome presents months in advance or are you the person that leaves it to the last moment?

Whichever you are, I can help…. because I am running photo sessions to celebrate:

MOTHERS DAY – 31st MARCH 2019

 

Whether it is for:

YOUR MUM

(or dad, if from a single parent family.. it’s a celebration remember)

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YOUR WIFE/GIRLFRIEND/BABY MUMMA TO BE

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YOUR NAN, GRANDMA

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YOUR DAUGHTER AND HER FAMILY

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OR EVEN JUST OF THE CHILDREN

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I have sessions available…

This day is about celebrating all mums, regardless of the age of their children, and all the amazing thing they do for us.

Whether you would like a voucher to be given on the day so that you can come at a later day as a family…

 

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…or booking it prior to Mothers Day so that you can give the gift on the actual day..

 

 

 

I have something for you.Family photography, Photo sessions, Horsham Park, Location Photography

 

 

 

Sessions available before MOTHERS DAY are on:

SATURDAY 23rd MARCH

Sessions available after MOTHERS DAY are on:

SATURDAY 6TH APRIL

THE SESSIONS:

£49

for

30 minutes

and will include

3 digital images

They will be run in Southwater and must be booked & paid for in advance

There will be opportunities to purchase extra digital images for £15 each

£95 for 15 images

£150 for all edited digital images

Wall Art will also be available to purchase and will include a 10% discount to celebrate our mums!

TO BOOK A SESSION PLEASE COMPLETE THE BOOKING FORM BELOW

2019… when did that happen??!!!

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Has 2018 flown by for you too or is it just me?

Did you have a long list of things you want to do in the 2018 and suddenly a year has gone by and the list is still long??

Is “Get updated photos of the family” on there?

Do you want photos with your parents before times passes and they’ve gone?

 

If so, I can help!

This February I have decided to help everyone to tick that one OFF their To DO list and finally get those family photos done.

MINI SESSIONS

I will be holding 2 sets of mini sessions in February.  One will be outside and the other session will be indoors, in Southwater. (only torrential rain will cancel the session)

 

Family Photographer, Southwater

How does it work?

it’s a 20 minute sessions

Posed or fun..it’s up to you

Indoors or outdoors, you decide

What are the dates?

Indoor Session

Saturday 9th February 2019

9 – 9.20 am

9.30 – 9.50 am

10 – 10.20 am

10.30 – 10.50 am

11 – 11.20 am

11.30 – 11.50 am

12 – 12.20 pm

2 – 2.20 pm

2.30 – 2.50 pm

3 – 3.20 pm

3.30 – 3.50 pm

4 – 4.20 pm

4.30 – 4.50 pm

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Outdoor Session

Venue to be confirmed (Horsham Area)

Sunday 10th February 2019

9 – 9.20 am

9.30 – 9.50 am

10 – 10.20 am

10.30 – 10.50 am

11 – 11.20 am

11.30 – 11.50 am

12 – 12.20 pm

2 – 2.20 pm

2.30 – 2.50 pm

3 – 3.20 pm

3.30 – 3.50 pm

4 – 4.20 pm

4.30 – 4.50 pm

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How much?

There are various prices and you can upgrade after the session once you have viewed your photos.

a £95..  includes the session 3 digital prints

b £135..   includes the session and 5 digital prints

c £155..   includes the session and ALL digital prints

d £135..   includes the session, 3 digital prints plus 3x 10×8 inch prints

Wall Art can be purchased in addition to the packages.

HOW TO BOOK?

Complete the form below with details about who will be attending the session along with the date and time you wish to book.

I will then send you an invoice which needs to be paid in order to secure your session.  (without payment someone else can have your slot)

Once I’ve booked

I will then email you extra details about the session, address of venue, clothing ideas, welcome information etc.

 

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Bespoke School Photo Sessions

SPECIAL OFFER

School Uniform Photography

 

This year I have decided to run some school photo sessions.

Each year I love to have photos of my children in their school uniform standing together, ready to start the new year.  In many areas brothers and sisters attend a primary school and a secondary school and each year have their photo taken at school, as individuals and as siblings.

In Sussex , we some primary schools but we also have infants and juniors so quickly children have move from one school to the next and they can no longer have photos sat together.   On my wall as a child I remember looking at my school sibling photos and I loved to see how much we had grown but in this area there isn’t that opportunity.

I have decided to run some short sessions where you can bring your children and they can have both their individual photos PLUS their sibling photo together.  It doesn’t matter which school they go to, they can all stand together in their individual school uniform and all for ONE price… PLUS you will be there so you can ensure that you children are clean and tidy, uniform is smart and their hair has been brushed.  Feel free to bring an item they love from school if they wish to have this in their photo to, whether it be reading a book, standing with a cricket bat or football, or even their musical instrument.

Once the session is finished I will edit your photos and you will get to choose which images you would like to purchase.

About the session

The session will last about 10 minutes and I will be running these over a few days, which will include some after school and some at the weekend of Half Term as I know it is REALLY hard to pin children down when there as so many clubs!

 

School Photo Sessions

PRICING

Now I have to say, this was the trickiest part when deciding to run these sessions because EVERYONE wants something different… some only wanted 1 photo of 1 child only some had 3 children and wanted prints of each child plus sibling photos, some wanted prints for the grandparents too, whereas some wanted it for themselves only, some some said only images on disc to print yourself, some definitely no disc, some with mounts, some without…. see the list was endless…. so my brain was a bit overloaded because I wanted to make these affordable.

At school you know each set that comes home is for one child so you have a price per child and you can choose which set works best.  Here it will be ONE price PER family, you just need to choose which option works best for you.  I am happy to discuss other options if you need different sizes etc or mounts.

Digitals Images

Upon purchase these images will be automatically downloadable for you to keep, print and share as you wish.

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1 Image supplied as high resolution file to produce unlimited copies

£20

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3 Images supplied as high resolution file to produce unlimited copes

£35

School Photo sessions In Crawley

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All edited Images supplied as high resolution file to produce unlimited copies

£45

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Prints

1 10×8 inch OR 2 7×5 inch Prints

£15

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3 10×8 inch OR 5 7×5 inch Prints

£35

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All images printed to 7×5 inch prints

(This one can be tailor made to fit family requirements, e.g if you didn’t want all photos printed you could substitute two smaller prints for one larger print.  Great for larger families and/or sharing with family members)

£45

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If you would like to purchase white mounts as extra please inquire for prices and details

If you have any questions PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO EMAIL ME at clairewildersphotography.co.uk oe use the form below.

 

 

 

Reveal Wall

 

New baby photo sessions

As a photographer it’s obvious that I love to take photos..  They reckon about 1.2 Trillion Photos are taken each year  but that’s as far as it goes, they stay on a phone, maybe end up on social media but they very rarely get printed.

Beautiful new baby face wearing a hairband

I however, love to see them in print.  The day the photos arrive I still get excited! Don’t worry I’m like the rest of you, I don’t print every photo, I still have tons that sit on my phone but I still love to print some of them.

I started doing photography because I wanted other people to be able to have beautiful photos of their children and families, just like I do.  I started off only providing galleries for clients, where they could view the photos in the comfort of their own home and look at their photos at their own leisure but still not see a print.  Sleeping newborn baby

The next stage would be to purchase prints or photos on a USB stick… but again, rightly, or wrongly, photos would not printed and they would stay safe on the computer or USB.

This is why I decided that I wanted to start doing a reveal wall.

7x5 inch reveal wall prints

What is a reveal wall?

A reveal wall is photo set up of all your edited prints.  Once your session has been completed I edit your photos and then print them ALL off as 7×5 inch mounted prints.   This enables us to meet up and allows you to see EXACTLY what your photos will look like.  You can see your beautiful gallery up close and decide easily which photos you would like to purchase.

Your photos look great on a computer or your phone but they will look stunning when you can see them in your hand.  The other great thing about the wall is that if you decide you like the 7×5 inch prints you are able to purchase them and walk away with them that evening.

Photography Reveal Wall

If you have ANY questions about the reveal wall please do not hesitate to leave a message below or contact me for more details.

Things to do in Sussex…

Wisborough Green Hot Air Balloon Festival 2018

Things to do in Sussex

 

Wisbourough Green… do you know it?

I can’t imagine many people do.  Its a lovely, sleepy little village in West Sussex that is set around a village green and a pond.  It also has a pub,  cafe,  school and post office.  I know it because I drive through it or occasionally I cycle to the cafe.  However once a year the village comes alive with people and bursts of colour as 25 balloons descend on the village ready to take flight for the charity  Chestnut Tree House

Colourful hot air balloon

Around sunrise and sunset the hot air balloons are prepared on the village green where you can watch the stunning display of balloons taking off and flying over the Downs and Sussex countryside.  This year the weather was so warm with bright blue skies, it was lovely to be able to see the balloons in the sky as the sun was setting.

 

I can’t wait for next year when I’ll definitely be up early to see them setting up.

For more information on booking a hot air balloon ride at the event South Downs Balloons.

Chestnut Tree House

Back to school mobile phone photo craze…

Has anyone else’s Facebook Page gone crazy with back to mobile phone school photos?  Do you love it or hate?  I hear older mums complain that their feeds are taken up with others peoples photos and younger mums saying that they’re not going to do it.. It seems to be a love/hate relationship.

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For me I’m a lover.. I take lots of photos of the children but I don’t always see the progress that they make.  I just suddenly see they’ve got taller or me grown up.  I love the yearly reminder, knowing that each September I will see the photos if the children and it’ll show me gorgeous photos of their progress through their school years.

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They will always come up to remind me how much they are growing up and how precious the time is that we have before they leave school and those years are gone for good.  Even the children can look back and see what gorgeous little tiddlers they were and what gorgeous children they are today.

My two are military kids so haven’t stayed in the same school or the same house so for them its great to have reminders.  It shows them where they have been..

We love keeping height charts and recording their memories and every year without fail I get a memory come up on FB to show me how they are changing.Crawley Photography

So, its not about anyone else, its just a gorgeous way to see the progress my children are making.  The only regret I have is not going the whole way and taking photos of the simple things… tying their shoe laces, brushing their hair, getting their bags ready etc.

Forget about what everyone else says and post those photos!!