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A photographer’s top 10 lockdown photography ideas

A photographer’s top 10 lockdown photography ideas

A photographer’s top 10 lockdown photography ideas - Create a family album and catch up with all your treasured memories.   Lockdown may be dragging on, but if you’re hoping to learn something new, I have put together a photographer’s top 10 lockdown...

What should you pack in your hospital bag when you have a baby?

What should you pack in your hospital bag when you have a baby?

What should you pack in your hospital bag when you have a baby? Advice for expectant and new mums.  I’m continuing my series aimed at expectant and new mums with some help on what should you pack in your hospital bag when you have a baby. Lots of people will chip...

Picking up a camera during lockdown competition

Picking up a camera during lockdown competition

Picking up a camera during lockdown competition - Photography Competition  I recently created a six-week photography competition to encourage families to pick up a camera during lockdown and I received entries from all over the world. With the winner receiving an...

How to take the perfect bump silhouette shot when you’re pregnant

How to take the perfect bump silhouette shot when you’re pregnant

How to take the perfect a bump silhouette shot when you’re pregnant This week, I wanted to provide some hints and tips on how to take the perfect bump silhouette shot when you’re pregnant. Once again, I specialise in maternity shoots and taking photos of expectant...

Bluebell Photography for family photoshoots

Bluebell Photography for family photoshoots

Bluebell Photography for family photoshoots April and May are beautiful months for child and family photographs as the bluebells emerge and make a great backdrop for photoshoots. I adore this time of year to take natural family portraits. Bluebells can be tricky to...

Newborn baby photos at home in Shropshire and Wales

Newborn baby photos at home in Shropshire and Wales

Newborn baby photos at home in Shropshire and Wales I really feel for expectant and new mums right now and wanted to share some tips and ideas on how to take newborn baby photos at home. With the country in coronavirus lockdown, many new mums and their families will...

Spring Family Photo-shoots in Shropshire

Spring Family Photo-shoots in Shropshire

Spring Family Photo-shoots in Shropshire Spring seems to be one of the most popular seasons for portraits, and what’s not to love? You have gorgeous lighting, beautiful budding scenery, and lots of beautifully coloured flowers and stunning blossoms. It’s my favourite...

Creating a Silhouette

Creating a Silhouette

Silhouette photography is a wonderful way to convey drama, mystery, emotion and mood in a picture. A silhouette is defined as a view of an object or a scene consisting of the outline and a featureless interior, with the silhouetted object usually being black....

A Response to COVID-19 Coronavirus 2019

A Response to COVID-19 Coronavirus 2019

A Response to COVID-19 Coronavirus 2019 After the increasing coverage and a number of enquiries over the past couple of days  regarding COVID-19 (CoronaVirus 2019) here is a little information for all customers with any concerns. Below is an outline of a plan and...

What to do after the wedding is over

What to do after the wedding is over

What to do after the wedding is over  I think it must be universally accepted that once the big day has come to an end, you’ll be left thinking what to do after the wedding is over. It’s SO COMMON to be not only on a high, but also to experience some post wedding...

Questions to ask your wedding photographer

Questions to ask your wedding photographer

Questions to ask your wedding photographer - West Midlands Wedding Photographer  I work on a lot of Shropshire weddings, and I realise there are alot of questions to ask your wedding photographer! So, I thought I would put together a list of my most...

Top tips for  brides and grooms in the run up to the wedding

Top tips for brides and grooms in the run up to the wedding

Top tips for brides and grooms in the run up to the wedding I know, I know, there is so much going on in the run up your big day, but there are some small things I have found over the years you can do to help things run more smoothly and alleviate stress – so I...

Family photographer in Shropshire says “Mummy get in the frame!’

Family photographer in Shropshire says “Mummy get in the frame!’

We are all guilty of it – having a phone, a camera, a computer and various social media feeds full of pictures of our children. But where are we in that frame? As a family photographer in Shropshire, when I shoot weddings, lifestyle portraits and as a specialist...

Ludlow Castle Wedding

Ludlow Castle Wedding

Castle wedding in Shropshire If you are looking for a stunning Shropshire wedding venue, somewhere steeped in history, you can’t get much better than Ludlow Castle in Shropshire. Last summer, I was asked to be the Shropshire Wedding Photographer for Lindsey Bodenham,...

Why you should spend some alone time on your wedding day

Why you should spend some alone time on your wedding day

Why you should spend some alone time on your wedding day Today I want to talk to you about spending some alone time on your wedding day…with your photographer! Also the importance of your couple shots.  A good wedding photographer will blend into the background,...

Travel to Iceland – the Land of Fire and Ice

Travel to Iceland – the Land of Fire and Ice

The Land of Fire and Ice has become a traveller's dream in the past few years – and for good reason: Iceland is an incredible country, with features that you won’t find anywhere else in the world . I recently visited Iceland for a long weekend with my...

Family photographs can help develop child’s positive self-image

Family photographs can help develop child’s positive self-image

Family photographs can help develop child's positive self-image I recently read a fascinating article which said that family photographs can help develop child's positive self-image. A survey conducted by an international portraiture company questioning 1,000 parents,...

What to wear to your Autumn Winter Family Photo Shoot in Shropshire

What to wear to your Autumn Winter Family Photo Shoot in Shropshire

What to wear to your Autumn Winter Family Photo Shoot in Shropshire If you have booked a family photo shoot in Shropshire you might be wondering what to wear? Obviously I want your photos to be stunning, but that’s my job and I can take care of that! So above all I...

Weddings including animals in Shropshire

Weddings including animals in Shropshire

As you know I love my job and am always a fan of the bit unusual, so I have worked on a few weddings including animals in Shropshire now. Recently a wonderful couple included their horse ‘Mr T’ in their wedding photos, the resulting images certainly look like...

Why newborn photos are works of art

Why newborn photos are works of art

Fine art baby photography Walk into any card shop, browse the internet for posters and you’ll find adorable pictures of babies which is why newborn photos are works of art. Properly posed newborns are arguably just about the cutest thing out there. Far from spamming...

The wedding you really want …

The wedding you really want …

The wedding you really want There comes a time in every bride-to-be’s life when you have to decide on the wedding you really want – and it’s really no different for a wedding photographer in Shropshire! I am based in south Shropshire, where my home and studio are. I...

Self care tips for new mums

Self care tips for new mums

I meet a lot of new mums in my job as a newborn photographer in Shropshire and I like to think my newborn sessions provide a relaxing time for them, which got me thinking about self care tips for new mums. Whether it’s your first, second or third baby, you’re still a...

Dewsall Court

Dewsall Court

Dewsall Court Wedding For a stunning venue and the perfect setting look no further than a wedding at Dewsall Court. This winter I was privileged to be invited to photograph the wedding of Kay and Ric Miller at Dewsall Court in the stunning county of Herefordshire. I...

Garthmyl Hall

Garthmyl Hall

All weddings are unique, which is the special thing about them, but the outdoor weddings at Garthmyl Hall are something really special. This summer I photographed the wedding of James and Jacqui Mackay at Garthmyl Hall in Montgomery, Powys. It’s a Grade II listed...

Bethan and Jonny’s beautiful winter Welsh wedding

Bethan and Jonny’s beautiful winter Welsh wedding

I first met Bethan in Shrewsbury for a coffee after being recommended via a lovely couple who won a pre-wedding shoot with me earlier that year. Bethan was based in Cardiff with her fiancé Jonny at her family home and lived near to Aberystwyth. Her chosen venue was...

A beautiful summer wedding, a Shropshire wedding photographer’s dream.

A beautiful summer wedding, a Shropshire wedding photographer’s dream.

This summer, Catherine Evans Photography was invited to take the photos at the wedding of Antonia, a successful interior designer and Matthew Luff, a builder. The reception was held at Antonia’s family home and they hosted their evening reception with a band and disco...

SUMMER OUTDOOR WEDDING VENUE IN POWYS, WALES – WILDE LODGE

SUMMER OUTDOOR WEDDING VENUE IN POWYS, WALES – WILDE LODGE

Wild Lodge is a fabulous summer wedding venue based in Powys with so many opportunities. Wilde Lodge is set within 25 acres of breathtaking, unspoilt and wild countryside. With a large 4 bedroom lodge, established gardens, fields, private river access and fabulous...

HENLEY HALL, LUDLOW NEW WEDDING VENUE

HENLEY HALL, LUDLOW NEW WEDDING VENUE

HENLEY HALL, LUDLOW.  I recently organised a spring, stylised bridal shoot at Henley Hall, Ludlow. Henley Hall is a new wedding venue which offers such wonderful opportunities for photographs and a spectacular day. Henley Hall is a Grade II* listed country house...

WHY SHOULD YOU HAVE A 2ND SHOOTER FOR YOUR WEDDING DAY?

WHY SHOULD YOU HAVE A 2ND SHOOTER FOR YOUR WEDDING DAY?

TWO HEADS ARE BETTER THAN ONE – AND SO ARE TWO CAMERAS! Catherine Evans Photography, based in Shropshire – is officially a one-man band. However I do offer a fantastic option of having a second photographer. So WHY would you choose a second photographer?  I try to...

Wedding at Delbury Hall, Ludlow

Wedding at Delbury Hall, Ludlow

Wedding at Delbury Hall, near Ludlow.  I absolutely love being a wedding photographer in Shropshire and I get to work with some truly wonderful people at some wonderful locations. This summer I got to shoot the wedding of Lisa and David, who live in Suffolk but...

Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace

This summer I had the most amazing opportunity to be the second wedding photographer for my mentor Kate Hopewell-Smith at Blenheim Palace.   I have taken part in various training sessions with Kate, one of Britain's leading wedding and lifestyle location photographers...

Shropshire Wedding Photographer – engagement shoot

Shropshire Wedding Photographer – engagement shoot

At Catherine Evans Photography, based in Shropshire, I would reccomend an engagement shoot/pre wedding shoot in preparation for your big day.  This experience helps many of my wedding couples feel a lot more relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera on their big...

Shropshire Newborn Photography – Why it’s ideal in the first 14 days

Shropshire Newborn Photography – Why it’s ideal in the first 14 days

Shropshire Newborn photography – why it’s ideal in the first 14 days Many people call me after they’ve had their baby and google Shropshire newborn photography and they have settled in at home and have spent some time with their new arrival thinking it might be a good...

Wedding Photographer Shropshire – to pose or not to pose.

Wedding Photographer Shropshire – to pose or not to pose.

To pose or not to pose? If you’ve stumbled across Catherine Evans Photography, been recommended by someone or are reading this now – please enjoy looking through my wedding galleries and have a think about what sort of imagery you want of your big day. Hopefully you...

Lifestyle or at home newborn photography shoot

Lifestyle or at home newborn photography shoot

Baby photoshoot at home WHAT IF we remembered what the beautiful moments of our family life were *really* like? 

As a lifestyle and specialist newborn photographer in Shropshire, I love documenting my clients’ day to day lives, as they take their first steps...

SHROPSHIRE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER – ADVICE ON GROUP WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHS

SHROPSHIRE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER – ADVICE ON GROUP WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHS

Group Wedding Photographs and the dos and don’ts As a leading professional Shropshire wedding photographer, it’s my job be part of the wider team which really helps you enjoy your special day without having to worry about anything. So to take some stress out of the...

WHY WE SHOULD PRINT OUR IMAGES

WHY WE SHOULD PRINT OUR IMAGES

Why we should print our images These days, everyone seems to take loads of photos and store them digitally and share easily and quickly online. Wonderful. We live in a digital age and this is the way our photos have graduated. Gone are the days where you have to lug a...

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