Maria and Euan - Military wedding at St Margaret's Chapel, Edinburgh Castle

I must say, I do love a military wedding - those uniforms are soo smart! It was a tricky start for me in Edinburgh, trying to find a parking space in the city centre on a Saturday afternoon ha! (I ended up somewhere along the bottom of the Grassmarket), I ran up the Royal Mile with my camera gear, dodging tourists all the way. St Margaret’s Chapel is super tiny but so pretty, it was rather windy outside at the top of the castle and the views are stunning. Back at the barracks there felt like so much space and the weather so calm! the decor inside was traditional but beautiful, they had hired dodgems for outside and there was a full casino set up for the guests before a lively ceilidh toward the end of the night.

Tim and Jodie Married in Rothbury, Northumberland and celebrated in Gavinton, Scottish Borders.

Happy 5th Anniversary to Tim and Jodie! This wedding was just stunning, the weather started out beautifully at the church but when we got to Gavinton the heavens opened! Crazy amounts of rain water logged the field, so much mud that all the guests had to be transported in tractors and 4x4’s to the marquee! You would never have been able to tell though, it didn’t ‘dampen the spirit’ at all.

Casting Headshots for Child Actors

Recently some children from Drama classes, ‘Scripts to Stage’ in Berwick have been selected and signed up to an agent so I have started taking portfolio head and full body shots which bring out their individual looks, these images will appear in Spotlight magazine (which lands on casting directors desks all over the world), it is a very exciting opportunity for them and I hope the photographs will make them shine out from the rest, fingers crossed for some great acting and extras parts!

Maltings Theatre Board Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before! (Archived Post)

 

Board meetings don’t have to be boring as these pictures of Northumberland theatre trustees go to show.

Walking over the cobbles along the tranquil Tweed to the Quayside is my treasured morning ritual. It allows me to clear those thoughts of missing PE kits, noisy playground chatter, children scowling at my scrambled eggs, and plan the day ahead. I had the board of the Maltings Theatre coming in for a photoshoot that evening and I felt in need of a flash of inspiration to help decide what exactly I was going to do when they arrived.

I couldn’t help it but the word ‘board’ was not filling me with enthusiasm or creativity. I also had the feeling that the people coming in may not be too keen on getting their pictures taken.

The Maltings is a creative and theatrical place, so I wanted to take some photos that captured the essence of how it both inspires and entertains.

Ros Lamont, (Maltings Head of External Affairs) booked the headshot sessions and loved the idea of an alternative shoot but had concerns about not all of the board members being up for such radical photographs. I assured her that I would do my best to enthuse them and start the session with a traditional portrait of each member to put the subjects’ minds at rest.

I decided to put the theatre board’s acting skills to the test. They had all come prepared for a traditional corporate studio headshot with lovely ironed shirts and combed hair, but that is not what I had in mind.

It took a bit of time to explain what my ideas were but surprisingly nobody was too phased.. maybe slightly bemused! We had a complete riot and there were blood curdling screams and roars coming from my little studio - I wonder what the neighbours thought? Some of the subjects needed a little help or coaxing with getting the expressions out so I was asking questions and telling them stories and scenarios. This technique can be very helpful in photography. You have to show some emotions to evoke them from your subject at times.

So that was my Thursday evening of turning a potentially dull photo shoot into a really fun and impactful art project. I’d love to know your thoughts, feel free to comment below!

Sarah Jamieson is a specialist headshot and family portrait photographer at Pictorial Photography based on Berwick’s Quayside, Sarah works with/from creative and introvert to ambitious and dynamic individuals who are looking for a profile picture to get them and their work noticed online, fast. 

Fish Shack - Regional and Seasonal feature photography for Landscape magazine

Photographs from a recent day out to Amble shooting the Fish Shack for Landscape magazine’s regional and seasonal pages.

Chef Martin was a great host, really helpful. As this was for the April issue we had to made sure there was no snow in the images, there wasn’t any snow - just a lot of frost! He was tasked with clearing the windows of frost, the only problem was that the pipes had frozen (hazard of the location) so no coffee or customers! We made do to get the pictures we needed and I pulled a few people in from the Harbour for ‘customer shots’ they were quite glad to be able to cosy up by the stove.

landscape magazine flat lay april 2019

“On the Northumberland coast, a cafe made from upturned boats serves food fresh from the sea”

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Professional head shots for Adam Douglas Legal LLP Alnwick and Berwick

Recently I shot head shots for Adam Douglas Legal in their Alnwick and Berwick offices, a really friendly and approachable bunch of peeps. I was impressed with high percentage of women in the team too.

Check out their lovely new website with ‘our team’ page here https://www.adam-douglas.co.uk/our-team.html website by Sue Rudge Design http://www.suerudgedesign.com/