The last 7 days have been the toughest in my life. On Wednesday 18th March my Dad finally gave up his fight against Dementia and peacefully passed away, at home, with all his family and friends around him. He was diagnosed with Vascular Dementia in 2014 and after a slow decline over the years he seemed to fall off a cliff in 2019. I was lucky enough to be able to join forces with my Mam and care for him at home 24/7 for the last 6 months of his life and I was holding his hand as he slipped away. I have a whole mix of emotions of course and have a sense of relief that his struggle is over and I would like to thank his GP and all the amazing District Nurses who helped us and Dad in the final days. That will never be forgotten. We’ll also never forget the kindness of friends and family who stayed by our side and kept us going with food and cakes and made us laugh.Continue reading “Tough Times. Self Isolating and Soup.”
Taking photos of babies is more than just pressing a button for me. The joy I get from seeing the start of a new family is real and gives me a great feeling! I love seeing baby being gently carried into the studio by very proud parents who are dying to show off this cute new arrival.
January is always a time to reflect and I’ve done that HERE with a rundown of what’s happened in the studio and also HERE with the 2018 weddings, but it’s also the time when I get out my notebook and brainstorm some plans for the coming year. I do this a lot and it’s interesting to look back at the list I did last year! Continue reading “What’s in store at Tiny Baby Studio in 2019?”
Before I picked up the keys to my first studio space, I started on a career path of being a Wedding Photographer. After my own wedding in 2007, I caught the photography bug big time and I began to assist some local established wedding photographers with my little Nikon D40 and D90. Then after more than 20 years as a civil servant, and with the security that job gave me, I handed in my notice and put all my faith, and bank account balance, into the hands of my own abilities.
When I started to think about this topic I felt a little overwhelmed… after all, I’ve taken a gazillion photos over my lifetime and loads of them would be on the short list. But two photos really spring to mind because of how they make me feel. Continue reading “My Favourite Photos”
Every year, in the quiet period between summer and winter wedding seasons, Karen and I try to get away for a week to relax and unwind and switch off. We always try to aim for September as this coincides nicely with our wedding anniversary. However, hidden somewhere in the need for us both to relax and unwind, is the deep desire to win our now famous photo competition! Continue reading “Our Holiday Facebook Photo Competitions – Neil V Karen”