Trampoline, fun to fights in five easy steps

I like Christmas, but I also quite like it when it’s done and dusted too.

With three kids there seems to be endless toys that get 5 minutes attention, then it’s back to Minecraft and Youtube.

However, one of the things that has proved to be a great buy is our trampoline, which is in constant use.

I thought I’d try taking some photos of the kids showing off their moves, but it turned into a cage fight pretty damn quick.

I had to put the camera down to separate them, but ended getting beaten up by the little angels instead.

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I hate having my photo taken

I used to hate having my photo taken – there are probably only about three photos in total of me as a teenager – so I totally sympathise when people tell me they don’t like having their picture taken either.

In fact, it’s probably one of the most common things I hear.

Some people are naturally confident and relaxed, some people get very nervous, but most of us are somewhere inbetween.

Why are we not all super-confident and relaxed in front of the camera? I think there are two main reasons:

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Busy start to 2016!

chwarel-1It seems like time gets faster and faster – can’t believe it’s already February 2016!

I’ve had a busy start to the year, and although making a living being a photographer can be hard work, the variety of things I’ve done thus far remind me why it’s such a great job!

Although this a quiet time of year for weddings, I’ve booked lots of couples who are getting the year off to an organised start. I always make an effort to visit couples who express an interest in making a booking, and meeting new people is one of my favourite things.

At the start of January I was running animation and light-painting workshops at Venue Cymru. I’m always amazed at the creativity of youngsters, so this was a lot of fun.

I’ve also done a bit of commercial work – photographing stairlifts (!), furniture and kitchens for use on company websites, I’ve photographed a Welsh language conference of loads of head-teachers, an opening of an art gallery, and Wales’ first minister Carwyn Jones paying a visit to Bethesda quarry.

And the next few weeks look set to be even more busy and varied!

I have wedding fayres coming up at the Celtic Royal in Caernarfon this Sunday, then Seiont Manor (Feb 21st) and the George in Llandudno (feb 28th).

I’m doing a fund raiser for Cancer Research where people can make donations in return for studio style photos on Feb 17th at the Anglesey Arms.

I’ve got some Google virtual tour clients booked in. And then I’m photographing museum artefacts for Bangor University.

Writing all this down makes me realise why it seems time is going fast. Time to book a holiday I think.

Quiet season – time for website redesign

If you’ve visited this website before, you may have noticed that it looks completely different!

I’ve attempted a site redesign by myself, probably not the greatest idea I’ve ever had, but think I’ve got most of it done.

I will be spending the next couple of weeks adding loads of weddings that haven’t quite made it here yet, and instead of having a client page or putting them on this blog, I will be putting them on Your Weddings page.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please get in touch.

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