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New Year, New Packages
05th December 2011 - 0 comments
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With the New Year approaching, I'm having to think about packages and pricing. Just some of the new packages that I will be offering will include;

Baby & Bump Two indoor sessions on the comfort of your own home, one of the mum-to-be with her beautiful bump, and the second of the newborn babe.
Newborn An indoor shoot of the new arrival taken within the first few weeks. This is the ideal time for those hands and feet shots!
My First Year Four sessions of the new arrival at Newborn, 4 months, 8 months and 12 months.
Standard Location Portrait Session One hour portrait shoot with a free print.
Plus a few others! Prices to be confirmed, but contact me if any of the above interest you.
It's not too late to bag a session at current rates before the new rates pricing starts in 2012. My introductory pricing for portrait sessions ends on 31 December 2011.
However, bookings made before that date will still be priced at my current rate of £25-00 (session only), and are valid for 2 months from the time of booking. Don't miss out...book soon!!
When You Go Down To The Woods...
16th November 2011 - 0 comments
I have been so very busy recently, the diary is nearly full for the Christmas rush, but I've had my chance to have a look at the images from one my recent shoots at Fritton Woods, near Great Yarmouth. The session was shared by two friends, who wanted some shots of the five children they had between them! The weather forecast early last week promised a bright autumnal day for our session, but by the day of the shoot, it was the usual British dull cloud. This didn't stop us though, it was one of the most enjoyable sessions I have done so far, with all being superb subjects for me. The great outdoors is certainly the best place to get great shots of your little pride and joys.
Thanks to little Charlie, Sam, Harry, Jack & Mia for a fantastic session....!!









Canvas Canvas Canvas!!!
08th November 2011 - 0 comments
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We've sourced a great company to supply fantastic quality canvas prints at reasonable prices! This is a welcome addition to our product line, and something to bear in mind when booking your portrait sessions.
Sizes start from 8"x8" through to a whopping 60"x30".
My prices at £30-00 for an 8"x8" through to an 18"x12" and £48-00 and 24"x16" at £63-00. Full prices and sizes available on request.
Gift Certificates Now Available
02nd November 2011 - 0 comments
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If you are stuck for a gift idea for Christmas, Birthdays, New Baby or just a Thank You, then how about a portrait session with us?
Portrait Session Gift Certificates are now available to purchase online and offline. The certificate entitles the holder to a one hour portrait session with two 10"x8" prints. Just click on 'Gift Certificates' in the menu bar and follow the instructions. If you are local to the Great Yarmouth area and in a hurry for the certificate, you can e-mail me on info@martinjpatterson.co.uk to arrange collection and save yourself any P&P costs in the process.
They are valid for six months from time of issue, and if one is purchased before the New Year, you will be saving money as my session prices will be rising in January. Hurry, hurry, hurry!!
Welcome to a new addition....
19th October 2011 - 0 comments
Just over a week ago I had the pleasure of photographing newborn baby Tommy and his big brother Bailey at their home.
Whilst Tommy was being fed, it gave me the chance to take some shots of his very keen older brother. As you can see by the images below, Bailey was a wonderful subject, and a joy to photograph.
At only eleven days old, Tommy is one of the youngest subjects I have had to photograph. Seeing him sleeping happily on my bean bag took me back to my youngest son who had celebrated his first birthday only two days before this shoot. It reminded me how quickly newborn babies change, and how important it is to capture images of their first weeks as they soon turn into distant memories.










Is Autumn here...?
08th October 2011 - 0 comments
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The final traces of summer seem to have now disappeared, and October has taken on it's more usual chilly weather. The upside to this is of course the wonderful autumnal colours we will now be seeing. So if you thought that outdoor portrait season had finished with the last of the recent hot weather, then think again! Woodlands may have become cooler, but they are a lot more beautiful, and will make a fantastic backdrop to a portrait.
Contact me now about booking a session before the leaves have gone for good!!
More from Burgh Castle
29th September 2011 - 0 comments
On Tuesday night I managed to achieve some good luck with the weather and conditions for my continued work on my latest landscape commission.Fresh(?) from a 30 minute run only an hour before hand, I made it to Burgh Castle and yomped to the riverside view in time for the golden light that had been missing on Monday evening. I was far from alone though, the place was very popular, with a lot of people gathering to view the sunset.
I'm hopeful of a more dramatic sky to appear in the not too distant future, but whilst we have this hot period, I doubt it will be anytime soon. So I'll be back to anxiously watching the sky in the west every evening until one appears, which is a ritual that my wife enjoys hugely!!






Beach Shoot
28th September 2011 - 0 comments
Editing has begun on my latest portrait shoot images, a fantastic session with the Buckoke family at Gorleston Beach. One of many great locations in the area for some portrait shots. I didn't have time to make sandcastles, but had a lot of fun getting some great photos. As good as the Buckokes were, the real star models were George and Rosie, seen below, having a cuddle on the post. Surely this must count as the pinnacle of my career so far!!



Landscapes Are Back
26th September 2011 - 0 comments
Now that summer is fading and autumn is on it's way, I can add some landscape photography back into the mix. Sunday morning I had the pleasure of working on a landscape commission at the ruined remains of Burgh Castle fort. As you may see by my landscape portfolio I have shot many evenings at the marshes near Burgh Castle, but never at the fort.
I arrived late at 6.30am, most of the pre-dawn colour had faded (Note to self, the snooze button is not an option!!) Luckliy, the sky was fairly clear, so I didn't miss too much, photographically anyway. I'll soon get back into the habit.
That said, I loved the hour and a half I spent wandering about the ruins, trying various compositions, I had the place to myself, bar one or two occassional dog walkers. The peace and quiet was food for the soul!!