Photographer of Families, Small People and Delightful Places, Travel and Lifestyle Writer and Blogger, Lives in Newcastle, Loves the North, Often Accompanied By A Beagle Named Holly Bobbins

Sunday, November 21, 2010

When the dark days come

Being Bi-Polar isn't all fun and games sadly, there are darker days and I realise that writing ti
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Friday, November 19, 2010

Favourite Photographs from last weekends kids and Family Portrait Photoshoots {Photographer Newcastle}

So last weekend and over the last week has been a really busy one for me but I'm having so much fun meeting all the lovely families and kids and catching up with people who've had shoots in the past!









So that was Claire and her gorgeous kids, her daughter is a total Diva and fabulous with it!!  All the weekends photographs were shot in gorgeous Leazes Park, it's my favourite park because it's huge and there are so many different areas.






These lovely people were my Frozen sunday afternoon shoot, the lady is Claire my brand new assistant and right hand woman who is being trained right from the ground up and many of you may meet her at weddings or shoots over the next year.






On Tuesday I got to catch up with Helen and Amii, I think it's the fourth time I've photographed Amii and she gets more beautiful every time, she's grown into a very polite and fun little lady and is a real credit to mum Helen.

So that was my weeks shoots (apart from the top secret one I couldn't blog) this year is the busiest I've ever been and this weekend and next weekend are now completely full, there's still 4 slots available on the weekend of 4/5th of December but I'm expecting they could fill by as early as the middle of next week.  If you want to book yours please call me on 07918 121838 or email mandy@mandycharltonphotography.com or you can click through to my website .

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Saturday, November 13, 2010

It's Toam - she's a pocket-sized bundle of fun

I love Toam, and I mean that whole-heartidly, just an hour with her leaves me feeling happy, smiley and delighted.  I've photographed her 4 times over the first year of her life and been lucky enough to see her lots more too, I can't wait for her Thank You ceremony when we'll say thank you to God for her, it's such a special thing to do.








So, some photos from Thursday  and I want to say my own personal thank you to Toam for being my pocket-sized little friend and to her mummy and daddy Heather and Joel for being great friends and allowing me to document the first year of Toams life.
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Friday, November 12, 2010

These are a few of my favourite things... or people actually!

So, during the months of me being an absentee blogger I was out there photographing the most fabulous people of the north, this week I've booked an astonishing 13 shoots so please forgive me if from time to time I simply become too busy to blog.

So it's a fairly quiet afternoon before this weekends 4 shoots and I thought i'd dip into some random image folders and find some favourites for you.





From last weekends shoots here is the completely gorgeous Jessica - a busy little lady and we got most of the killer shots in 5 minutes down a lane which wasn't quite as pretty as it looks here!!




I met the lovely Kate and her family just a couple of weeks ago on a day when the weather in Leazes Park was so nice we could actually sit on the ground!!



I met these two in Leazes Park last weekend and they were enormous fun, well apart from the park where their silly doggy went for a swim and nearly ended up drowning himself!!  Luckily Max was fine and I narrowly avoided getting soaked ash he shook his fur dry.

Okay, there's 3 and I've ran out of time, if you still want a photoshoot before Christmas there are now limited slots available, contact me by phone or via my website
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Monday, November 08, 2010

Stampin' Up - I'm your local NE England Demonstrator



As of last Thursday I have joined the Stampin' Up Family and I am so delighted to share that news with you all.

So what can you expect in the future?  Well from January I'll be running craft workshops, haven't decided if they'll be weekly, fortnightly or monthly yet but I am beavering away to produce lots of lovely classes so if you are even just the teensiest bit creative then why not come along?

So what is Stampin' Up - well it's a company which supplies the best stamps you'll ever see and all the other products which go along to compliment them, remember a stamp is for life so one stamp can last a lifetime.

From today I am available for Stampin' Up workshops, I'll come to your home and teach you and a group of friends to make a fabulous project and you'll all go home with something you've made, there'll also be prize draws and as the hostess there's a selection of great products for you to choose as your hostess gift.

Of course you may just want to order some goodies without having a workshop, well thats also possible, I'm aiming to send off 1 order a week, this weeks being Friday 12th so just follow this link to the online Catalogue, note down the products you want and email them to me at mandy@mandycharltonphotographyblog.com  I'll then send you an invoice through paypal and you'll receive your products in just a few days time.

There's an amazing selection of products which would make super Christmas gifts and there's even a Christmas special offer called Bundle Up where for around £30 you get lots of paper, a stamp set and 3 metres of ribbon!!  Be quick though as it's only available for a limited time.

If you have any other questions or queries about Stampin' Up please do email me, oh and if you would like to become a demonstrator you will not believe the amazing starter pack where you get £230 of products for £119 and if you just want it to save some money then thats fine, no selling necessary!!  It's quite an unbeatable offer!!

So there you have it, I'm still very much doing the photography but for a while I've felt a yearning to teach craft once more, you know craft is so theraputic and creative, as I've said on this blog way back Crafting saved my life and that my dears is a true story!!

to end here's 3 cards made with the same stamp and excuse the photography, it's very much a cameraphone moment!!

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