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Restoring Treasured Memories..

Last week Susan came into the studio to ask if we could do anything with a treasured photograph of her children from when they were little, she had had the portrait taken of them and at the time had only been able to afford to purchase one framed print which had had to go to her in-laws where it had hung in pride of place on the wall for over 30 years. 

Susan had at last got the photograph back to hang up in her home but unfortunately the grandparents were smokers and over time the image, which was not under glass had become stained yellow and was also badly marked.  

As you can see, there was quite a lot of colour work to do, removal of the staining and the marks and splatters, all in it took me about 4 hours to restore whilst retaining the detail, all the work was worth it to see the tears of happiness when she came to see the finished thing.  

As a mum, Susan's story really resonated with me and I enjoyed the challenge of doing something quite different from my usual work.

Sarah

Before..

Before..

After!

After!

Kezie Adventurous Foods Styled Food Photography Scottish Borders

It's amazing what is hidden away in the borders, I was really excited when Kezie Foods commissioned me to shoot the packaging and a range of serving suggestions for their 12 new exotic, gourmet ready meals.
After taking the booking over the phone, the next morning a large white package arrived with a range of meals in for me to have exactly the same experience as their customers would after placing an order online.  It was a chance for me (and the kids!) to sample the foods and play about with ideas for styling the shoot.
I had a really helpful meeting with the designer and printer of their booklets to see exactly how the images were being used in the new booklet and what formats they were required to be in.
We collected a multitude of props for the shoot and came together in a large room with great light for an entire day of cooking and shooting.
Here are some of the shots from the day, they make my mouth water!

David Wightman Artist - Fellow of Berwick's Gymnasium Gallery

I photographed artwork by David Wightman who is a fellow at Berwick's Gymnasium Gallery.  The detailed and fascinating landscape image shown consists of collaged wallpaper on canvas.  For information on his upcoming exhibition please visit http://www.davidwightman.net/index.html