Two women in yellow frocks making pretty pictures

Pictorial Window Illustrating by Katie Chappell to celebrate Stage 3 OVO Energy Tour of Britain coming to Berwick!

Berwick is hosting the start of stage three of the 2019 OVO Energy Tour of Britain on Monday 9th September. The cycle race will start from the centre of Berwick on Tweed and will cross the Old Bridge as the race heads away along the Tweed Valley and onto Ford and Wooler. The route will race along the Northumberland Coast, past Bamburgh and Warkworth castles, showcasing our beautiful area through the worldwide television coverage.

The people of Berwick are planning on hosting the warmest of welcomes to spectators and cyclists by decorating all the shop windows and displaying fabulous brightly painted bicycles at local visitor hotspots and roundabouts in the Northumberland colours of yellow and red.

https://berwicktrust.org.uk/tour-of-britain-comes-to-berwick-upon-tweed/

After wracking my brains on how Pictorial Photography could take part and coming up will all sorts of crazy ideas, my sister (a super talented illustrator, Katie Chappell) suggested that she could simply paint the window, ahhhhh amazing!

Katie created a digital design for me over the top of a photograph of the window, the design showed exactly what the window would look like before she even started (you can see a print out of the mock up in the picture below). Once I was happy with the proposal, she came in to paint it, the whole process took around 5/6 hours and it was fascinating to watch, people were stopping in the street to watch and coming over to see it all happening, we set up some time-lapse videos and I took some photographs so you can see the progress happening.

We had the best day together, the matching dresses were totally unintentional, I hope you like our little windy photoshoot in front of the storefront display at the end ha ha!

Check out Katie’s website for more information on storefront illustration and window illustrating https://www.katiechappell.com/liveillustration

https://www.tourofbritain.co.uk/

Please let me know your thoughts on yellow dresses, bike races and window painting in the comments below, I’m here for the chat like.

Pictorial Photography Christmas Mini Shoot Dates Announced for 2019 - Early Bird Sale Now On!

Imagine the scenario… (this happens to me EVERY year!)

Giant baubles and candy canes twinkle at you from the high, white ceilings as you wander aimlessly around the bustling and queued out shopping centre.  Once again, Fairytale of New York starts ‘ringing out’ and then it dawns, you only have two ‘non child’ days in which to think of, purchase and wrap some heartwarming and thoughtful presents for pretty much the entire family!
A cold sweat breaks and the panic sets in - You don’t want to be the one who disappoints..

I can help you avoid that! 

From Mid October - November I am offering children’s Christmas Mini Shoots in Berwick that will give you a warm, fuzzy feeling inside and leave you feeling super proud, prepared and organised.

We have great value mini shoot packages which include something for everyone - A perfect way of sorting out this year's Christmas presents for all the Grandparents, Aunties and Uncles!

Our Christmas mini shoot sessions only take 30 minutes, yes it can be 30 minutes of madness and tantrums or shyness and hiding behind mummy’s legs but I know every trick in the book to get a giggle and a few shots that will make your heart sing!

 So, what is included?

  • A half hour mini shoot session in our studio with professional children's photographer Sarah Jamieson using our lovely Christmas backdrops and props.

  • Personal view and choose ordering session of your edited photographs.

  • A deluxe, photographic print of your favourite photograph.

  • Great value print and digital photo packages on offer at your ordering session (with absolutely no obligation and no pressure to buy).

You will need to bring cute Christmas pyjamas or party clothes for our 'Christmas eve grotto' set and bright chunky knits or coats and boots for our ever popular winter woodland, sledging set.  (Full details on what to bring will be sent out to you before the mini shoot session.)