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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

School Photographer in Horsham

 

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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.

Horsham Photography

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.

Sussex Photographer

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!!

 

The Lunar Eclispe…will England see a blood moon on 27th July?

It only ever seems to happen in England…. A Lunar Eclipse…. longest one Britain will be able to see…. beautiful orange moon will be visible for much of the evening on 27th July so get your cameras ready!

Or maybe not..

I decided after weeks of perfect, cloudless skies tonight I would definitely be able to get an awesome photo of a blood moon!  Tonight I would head to the beach, wait and get that photo.

However…

the cloud came and the heavens opened.. the long awaited rain came…. and the clouds moved in…for the evening!!

 

I had to be in Worthing anyway for  a very tough session so I decided to clear my head and see what I could find.

 

I went on a little road trip and saw Patcham Windmill Brighton with a mean grey sky behind it..

 

Patcham Windmill Brighton

 

The beach huts at Lancing whose colour look great against the rolling, moody skies behind them with a bit of clear sky around them

 

Beach huts at Lancing

 

Even the boats looked full of colour as the skies changed again before the sun started to set

 

Fishing Boats at Lancing Beach

After this I ended up at Worthing Beach where I set up for the evening and waited for the cloud to clear so I could capture my perfect photo…

However I spent most of the evening talking to other people also trying to catch glimpse of the moon and then I got distracted by the awesome thunder storm out to sea that I missed any opportunity that arose to capture the moon.

 

I never manage to get lighting photos so I was extremely excited that if I couldn’t see the moon there was at least something else cool going on.

 

 

Lightning over Worthing Pier

Worthing Pier looked pretty awesome all lit up and the storm just streaked across the whole sky

 

 

Lightning at Worthing Beach

 

So while it wasn’t the time for me to get my “Moon Photo” I still had a pretty good evening

I hope you guys had more luck than me… and if not, we only have 6 months to wait for the next one. And you never know the skies may just be clear.

Newborn Photo Session – Part 2 Family

Sussex Photography

This was part 2 of my newborn session with this little beauty and she was still just as well behaved.  This time she brought along her big sister who was also an amazing model and it was clear to see that she loved her little sister.  There were so many tender moments between them, I was able to just let them enjoy some cuddles and capture them all.

Sussex newborn photography

During times that Katie was feeding I was able to capture some lovely images of Emily who was just so relaxed and a joy to photograph.

Horsham Family Photography

 

Billingshurst newborn photography

 

Horsham family photography

 

Newborn Lifestyle session

It was lovely to be invited into this gorgeous families home to meet their beautiful 3 week old daughter and nearly 3 year old little boy; who was very excited to show me his new baby sister.

Natural light Photography Billingshurst

We decided to go for natural family lifestyle images to capture the closeness of the new family of four. After capturing some photos of them together on their window seat Henry was happy to show me upstairs to his parents room and the nursery where we were able to capture some tender moments while I tried to stay out-of-the-way.

Newborn photography Sussex

 

Newborn baby photography in Horsham

 

Family photographer Horsham

Little Florence didn’t settle well for the beanbag part of the session so while mum took some time out to feed Florence I decided to head into the playroom to chat and play with Henry, who wanted to show me his mobile phone.  I think you’ll agree he looks very cute on it.

Family Photography in Sussex

 

Unfortunately, after this Florence didn’t settle very well so we agreed to meet up again to finish off the beanbag part of the session.  When I returned Florence was a little dream and we were able to capture some more adorable photos of her.  It really was lovely to meet another lovely family.

Southwater Photography

Southwater photographer

 

Sharing the love of the beach.

Meeting Katie for a newborn photo session part 1

 

Close up of little girl, newborn, sussex newborn photograhy

It was such a pleasure meeting Katie, as I work with her mum in my day job, so being able to capture some beautiful images of her daughter was very exciting.  What made it even better was the fact that we share a love of the beach so I was able to do my first themed photo session.  When I set this up I was so excited

Newborn photography Billingshurst

and I couldn’t wait for the day to come round when little Katie would come to my studio.

After lots of feeding we were able to settle Katie very well for her session but she did something that really made me work… she LOVED to sleep with her tongue sticking out.  It was a very endearing look and a memory that will make them laugh in years to come (I know because my own daughter used to stick her tongue out in the wind and we lived on Anglesey where it was ALWAYS windy so she constantly had a lizard tongue 😛😛) However, as cute as the little tongue was we decided we didn’t want it in every photo as it would be nice to have some of Katie looking beautiful without her tongue out.

Newborn girl sussex photography

And we managed it.. We were able to poke it in just long enough to grab some peaceful photos before she put it back out.  It’s definitely made a funny session as we couldn’t stop laughing every time she’d poke it out, it was like she knew the camera was there and wanted to have some fun.

For this session I did it in two parts as Katie’s big sister was away so we did a family session at a later date and I’ll add the photos as soon as possible..

Sheffield House…

Sheffield Park with Nanny

Leaves, Autumn Colours, Sheffield Park in the Autumn


Things to do with children in Sussex, Sussex Photography,

 

First of all, it’s no secret that I LOVE Autumn and that I also moan about living in Sussex away from the mountains and the sea that I’m used too.  (As lovely as the Sussex coastline is I’m used to the sea being 5 minutes from my house)

Leaves and feet, autumn leaves, Sheffield Park, Sussex Photographer

 

However there is a place in Sussex that ALWAYS makes me pleased to see… and that’s the National Trusts Sheffield Park, https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sheffield-park-and-gardenGirls in the autumn, Sussex in the Autumn,

 

 

 

 

 

Nan and Grandaughter in the Autumn, family photo sessions in sussexLast weekend I decided to drag my two children and mum out for some lovely Autumn photos and to enjoy a beautiful walk around the gardens. This only happened because I promised them a go on the big swing and a play in the den building area afterwards. Family Photo Sessions, Sussex photo sessions, Autumn family Photo SessionsLast year I made the mistake of going there first and NEVER actually making it into the gardens!

 

 

 

 

 

Nan and grandson in the Autumn, Photo sessions in Sussex

 

Sometimes, however children don’t want to play and decide they don’t want their photo taken… children of photographers included.

Grumpy children with nanny

 

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Autumn Mini Sessions at Tilgate Park

I LOVE AUTUMN……

 

It’s the most beautiful time of the year and I LOVE to make the most of the crisp days before winter arrives and I snuggle up in front of the fire.

Photography in Tilgate Psrk, Crawley

 

After years of living in various countries and places around England and Wales there is one place in Crawley that has been hard to beat…

Tilgate Park…!! I know… hard to believe isn’t it.. but it’s true. Tilgate is just so beautiful and it has so much to offer… I remember many walks around Tilgate as a child and still today, even with all the additions it is STILL a BEAUTIFUL place to go for a walk.

Things to do with children in Crawley

 

This is why I decided to do my Autumn Mini Sessions at Tilgate this year.  The colours on the trees will be stunning and with some beautiful areas, it really is a lovely back drop.

 

The session itself will only last 20-30 minutes and will be very relaxed to enable us to capture some beautiful photos of your family.  £95 not only includes the session but you will also receive 3 digital images for you to keep.  You will have the option to purchase extra photos, wall art or photo books but this is only if you choose to, it is not a requirement.

 

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There is a parking fee but this money is put back in to the park and this really does show.  My children still love the Nature Reserve that is growing all the time and has a lovely variety of animals AND is still an absolute bargain.    After your session you can make the most of the park as there are also walks, parks, lakes, cafes, trim trails, Go APE, Smith and Weston Restaurant plus LOADS of different clubs going on in the huts.   Tilgate Nature Centre

 

For more information visit  http://www.crawley.gov.uk/pw/Leisure_and_Culture/Tilgate_Park/index.htm   or  https://tilgatenaturecentre.wordpress.com/

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