Thursday, 29 December 2011

2011: What a Year!

Well its getting time to draw 2011 to a close, and I thought I would write my yearly round up, which is quite funny actually as I’ve been in business since 2009 and this is the first time I've done it!

2011, has been a busy year for me. I moved into the Studio towards the End of Feb, and opened officially on the 1st March. I have had through the doors, some old customers, and some new. Brand new babies, Weddings, and photographs to last beyond the years.

I have successfully ran competitions, found my feet still with the wedding fayres, and connected with my brides, not only those who have been married this year, but those who have booked for 2012, and 2013.

The Wedding Industry has shown me this year, that there are some very niche people, some very big cliques, and some down right horrible personalities. But, the love that I have received from my brides this year, teamed with some fabulous suppliers has meant that even though there are times that if it wasn’t for my brides I wouldn’t be doing this job (obvious I know but they are the ones that keep me going) it has also shown me, that my need sometimes to be accepted and liked, is sometimes still as strong as it was for the 9-year old bullied child in the playground.

2011, has seen my first holiday with my boyfriend, to a lovely little log cabin in the woods near Alton Towers, in fact my first holiday (longer than a weekend) with a boy - ever! And it has also seen us receive the keys for our first house together, albeit we still haven’t moved in yet, renovations take ages!

So 2012, will see me as a business owner, with my own studio and currently as I write this some 30 weddings booked into the Calendar for 2012. It will also see me as a woman living with her boyfriend, and I am sure that will bring its own and new challenges as I try and get the work/life balance right.

I am really excited for 2012, I have some great plans, some great support, and some even greater brides who have booked me to shoot their Wedding Photography! 2012 is going to be AWESOME!
We still have some key Saturdays available in July and August, which is currently novel, albeit this year in June seemed to be quite and 2012 is mentally busy! If you are still looking for your Wedding Photography, then you can contact us on 01226 872 491 or or visit

Here I share with you, some of the images that I love, and determine some of my favourite memories of this year, as a girlfriend, friend, business woman….and photographer.

The Studio opening, Win Your Wedding Photography Competition, and Weddings a plenty is what started off the 2011 Year!

We travelled to Gainsborough, where the above shot was taken. York, Leeds, Sheffield, Harrogate, Skipton, Barnsley, Doncaster, Wakefield, Pontefract and Lincoln to name a few....

We took some photographs of Food for Holiday Inn Barnsley, Thomas 2 Bakery Lincoln and Shay Stadium Halifax. Food Photography and Product Photography rolled into one. Yummy!

We shot new venues such as Castle Park Doncaster, Mount Pleasant Doncaster, Dower House Harrogate, Merchant Adventurer's Hall York, The Stables Doncaster, Rutland Hotel Sheffield, Fairfield Manor York and The Village Leeds to name a few...

Baby Freyja in the image above, arrived some 4-weeks early, just before Mummy was due her Bump Shoot! She couldnt wait to make an appearance. Also to celebrate, her Mummy and Daddy have recently been engaged!

Amy wrote a very honest blog post about how being pregnant changes your body, and these were some of the images that accompanied the blog post, if you want to read it please visit here

We shot of our favourite venues such as Holiday Inn Barnsley, Tankersley Manor, and Waterton Park Hotel & Walton Hall.

I want to say a massive thank you to all my clients for the support and business they have given me this year, for not just becoming clients, but for also becoming friends.

You are all what makes this job worth while.


  1. You are straight up fabulous Miss Delly!
    Love you xxx

  2. Well done on a fantastic year with some fantastic pictures! Jo x

  3. you are most definitely an inspiration little lady and you should be very proud of yourself

  4. Ive recommended you to all my friends hun, and the album looks ace everybody is commenting on it

    Sarah & Johnny xx


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