I'm feeling a bit like the Queen this month as I have 2 birthdays to celebrate - next week is my official birthday, but although I'm at an age where birthdays are no longer really a cause to celebrate, I am very excited about my business birthday! This week Creative Commercial Photography turns 5, and I'm in a party mood!
It's hard to believe that it's been 5 years since I left a stable but unfulfilling corporate life to go it alone in the world of photography. I can't say it's been easy, but I always loved a good challenge and I feel just as passionate about my work as I did on day one. It's been quite a journey and I've met some brilliant people and worked on some really interesting projects - every day is different and exciting, and I still enjoy learning new skills and dealing with challenges.
It's been hard to pick some favourite moments from the last five years but some highlights include working with some talented chefs and delicious food and events such as the Wallingford Food Festival. I also spent a few months working with the National Trust at Nuffield Place documenting every item in the property - it was a real treat to work there and a fascinating project. I really value the collaborative partnerships I have with other photographers, especially Adby Creative and SuePix, it's been wonderful working with these talented ladies.
I've also been lucky enough to work with some very happy couples and enjoyed being part of some fabulous weddings. It's a privilege to photograph every wedding, and I'm looking forward to many more in the future. I've made a little movie slideshow of some of my favourite shots below - it's been fun looking back in time, it seems that I like a lot of smiles and funny faces*.
Every project is special, and I enjoy working with all of my clients. I am very grateful for the support of everyone I have worked with, and am looking forward to developing new relationships and working on more projects in the next five years!
To celebrate our birthday, we're offering a photoshoot booking (one full day or half day) at 2010 prices! Any project booked this month will be priced at our 2010 rates - quite a discount, so if you're thinking of updating your marketing and website, or if you have a special event coming up that you'd like to remember in style it's a great opportunity for a bargain!
(*with apologies for the very cheesy music!)