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Portballintrae

Last week we visited Portballintrae, a village right on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, and close to the world-famous Giant’s Causeway, and the even more famous Bushmills Distillery.


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Portballintrae is very much a ‘dormitory’ village, now built up with modern apartments used a holiday home by people from elsewhere, which gives the visitor the impression that it is a soulless, sad place.  There is a small harbour, and a boat-club with a small clubhouse, and a decent beach, topped by an archeological treasure, the Lissnahall Prehistoric Earthworks.  A short drive leads to Bushmills, and I was intrigued by the bunting in the town square. Continue reading Portballintrae

Baby Sebastian

This happy chappie is young Sebastian, who came with his mummy and daddy to visit the studio at Dundonald to begin his ‘Baby’s First Year’ sessions.  He smiled all the way through!

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Knead Some Dough?

Watching Bethany, my granddaughter making chocolate chip cookies, I was intrigued by how her hands kneaded the dough, and caught just a few of the moments on the Fujifilm X-T2.  I kept the aperture wide open to reduce the depth of field, and blur the background as much as possible.  Difficult enough exposures, for the kitchen was quite dark at the time, and ISO was 12800, so some of the images very noisy indeed.  However…

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Baby Love…

What a delight it is to welcome little babies (and their parents of course) to our Dundonald Studio to make memories that will endure.  Especially when they are there for a ‘Baby’s First Year’ photo-package.  It’s wonderful to see the babies throughout their first year of life, and watch them growing.

Today Baby Alice came with mummy for her 4 month + session, and what a lovely girl she was…

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Ssssssdney the Sssssssnake!

At our professional studio at Dundonald, we have a variety of posing aids and props to suit all ages, including Sydney – the Studio Snake.  Snakes are well known for mesmerising their victims, until they are under their influence.  So when baby George came in for his second ‘Baby’s First Year’ portrait appontment, he fell under Sydney’s charm and soon was totally spellbound!  Here they are together…

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Babies…

Lots of lovely babies in the studio this week.  I run a ‘KidsClub’ offer, with (usually) three studio visits over the first year, at 4 months, when they are able to lift their head, at 8 months when they can sit up, and at 12 months when they can stand.

Not everyone want to have their kids featured on a website or social media of course, but thankfully, these two lovelies had no such reservations.

Baby Daisy, celebrating her 1st Birthday with a special cake. Baby Edison, at his eight month session.

 

Banbridge Outlet

A wee day off on Easter Tuesday and Janette and I took a wee trip down to Banbridge and a walk along the ‘Boulevard’ – the new name for the outlet centre.  After all  it was a wet day, with thunder storms and hailstones, and the Boulevard is covered, at least in part, and that meant there were quite a few people about to add human interest.  Needless to say I brought the Fujifil X-T2 camera, and made a couple of exposures as we walked around.

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