In under 2 weeks from now, you may know (unless you've been living in a multiverse where Christmas doesn't come or alternatively Christmas comes every day) that it's going to be the most fabulously festive day of the year, you may choose to celebrate this by visiting your local church or camping out at your great Auntie Maude's but at some point there'll be an exchange of presents and so this year I've been thinking that we should all just give a little more at Christmas, a gift which might have more meaning than a Michael Ball CD (I like Michael Ball so don't email me) or the same old multipack of socks as you give uncle Jeffrey every year, wouldn't it instead be amazing to give something which could potentially last forever?
Fortuitously, as it would happen, I am of course by profession a professional photographer in Newcastle and the North East of England and I'm not only offering the most special of all of the offers on gift certificates this year but also I want to give away a couple of sessions, so here are all of the details and at least one of the competitions is a no purchase necessary affair.
My most popular session that I offer is a £75 family photo shoot, but at the moment you can purchase a voucher for only £35 (That's less than half price, amazing!) it can be taken on location in and around Newcastle upon Tyne, places like Jesmond Dene, Tynemouth Longsands, or Saltwell Park or you can choose to have a lifestyle photo shoot in the comfort of your own home, perfect if you have little ones who can't yet walk or sit unaided, imagine a relaxed newborn session where you don't have to do anything other than smile.
Photo shoots last around 45-60 minutes, they are suitable for a family of up to 6 people but please get in touch if you would like to use this for a large family portrait as I'm sure we can figure out something.
After your session I'll carefully edit the images and upload them to your own personal beautiful online gallery which is yours for 30 whole days, you can share with your family and friends and the gallery is connected to a shopping cart filled with prints, frames, canvases, gifts and even full-sized high-resolution digital images.
Order in the first 7 days and you'll get a 15% discount off any orders.
Also included as soon as you place your order is a beautiful 12x8 print, printed on professional lustre paper.
Further prints start at just £12 for a 7x5 inch print, £15 for a 10x8 inch print and £17 for a 12x8 inch print and that's just a small example of the wonderful products I sell.
You can purchase multiple vouchers for presents and they're all valid until December 2017 so you have plenty of time to use them. The Vouchers are Emailed back to you upon payment meaning you can print and gift them or just simply send them by email to your loved ones.
There are only 100 vouchers available so buy one today and don't miss out!
Want a voucher? Just click here and you'll be transported to Paypal website to check out and as soon as I receive your payment I'll send over the voucher.
Now onto the competitions -
To win a £75 session all you have to do is go and follow the instructions on this Facebook post and on the 23rd of December I'll draw a name from a wooly hat and that family will win a voucher!
Or, here's the big one, every single family who purchase the special £35 session will be entered into a draw on the 23rd and one family will have their photo shoot upgraded to an all inclusive session worth £250, yes that's right, you'll have your photo shoot at home or on location and then you'll receive a digital download of all of the edited images. To purchase your £35 special voucher and be in with a chance of winning a photo shoot worth £250 just click here
I love my career, my life, everything that I do, yesterday one of my little clients gave me a silver chocolate coin for doing a good job at her photo shoot, my heart melted into a puddle because there's no greater validation than that of a 3 year old, at another photo shoot, one of my favourite little clients gave me the biggest hug and the reality is, that this is why I do what I do, yes I have to earn an income to support myself, my kids, and the menagerie in which I live and single parent business running is not for the feint of heart as I've said on so many occasions. Quite simply, though, I have a talent and I adore that, I love spending time with small people, you never really know what they're going to do next and that's all part of the adventure.
Someone asked me on Friday if I was a photographer or a writer now? Well quite simply I'm both, no one person can rely on a single income stream anymore, our world is changing, business is changing and with easier access to technology the fields I have talents in are flooded, it's hard to stand out but I hope in all that I do, I try to get 110% always, I manage a smile even when it's -2c and I can't feel my feet, when I'm sad about life I use that and I write about it both on my blog and for other people including of course my Huff Post UK audience. I hope that I will always be able to combine writing and photography as my career and my life path and you guys, you're the ones who help and enable me to do that, I hope you'll stick with me as we continue our lives and adventures together and I need you to know, right here, right now, just how much I cherish the time we spend together and how much I love being part of your special moments.
To put it quite simply, Thank you, thank you 1 million times for every moment I have shared and helped you to celebrate, for every moment I've recorded and for every tiny baby that I've had the pleasure of cuddling.