Photographer Sharon Wallis of England gains distinction

Cheshire based photographer Sharon Wallis has gained recognition for their work from leading photographic organisation The Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers

Sharon gained Licentiate after presenting a panel of images for consideration.  The assessors impressed by Sharon work awarded the accolade of LSWPP

Examples of Sharon work can be found on the web at

Footprint Photography’s husband and wife team to fly to Sri Lanka to photograph a wedding

At a recent wedding they were photographing, Nick and Anne Sievewright the husband and wife team who run Footprint Photography got talking to Neil, one of the guests, who was a camera buff. During their conversation Neil was offered the chance to use a couple of Nick and Anne’s professional lenses. During the day Neil told Nick and Anne that he and his fiancée Marie were getting married in November in Sri Lanka. As a bit of fun Nick said “We’ll come out and photograph it if you like”

Thinking nothing more about it they got on with the job in hand only to be approached later in the evening by Neil and Marie who commented on how they had been impressed by the way that Nick and Anne had interacted with the bride & groom, their guests, friends and family and were seriously considering flying them out to Sri Lanka to photograph their wedding in November.

A couple of days later Nick received a call from Neil to say that they definitely wanted Footprint Photography to photograph their wedding and were making the arrangements for flights and accommodation. Within three more days all the bookings were made and Nick and Anne are off to warmer climes –  all from a chance conversation with a guest at a wedding

The moral of the tale is, interact with everyone and never stop selling yourself and your services!

SWPP member James Spencer Photography helps family who lost all their family images on stolen laptop.

SWPP member James Spencer of James Spencer Photography based in Bradley Stoke, Bristol has provided a free full family photo shoot to Melanie Clarke and her family to try and replace the family images which were lost when the family’s laptop was stolen in a burglary back in August at their home in Speedwell.

James read the article in the Evening Post back in August and thought that he could try and help the family replace some of their precious family pictures they had lost by offering the family a free photo shoot at his studio in Bradley Stoke.  James a professional photographer based in Bradley Stoke commented “I called the evening post reporter and offered my services for free to Melanie and her family. I felt so sorry for them with them losing all their family pictures that I thought that I could offer them a free shoot which would hopefully go some way to helping them with their loss, and provide some new images for them to keep. I know I would be devastated if I lost all my family pictures.”.

Melanie and her family were delighted to accept and the photo shoot occurred in late September at the James Spencer Photography studio in Bradley Stoke. James commented “Melanie and her family had a great time at the shoot and we captured some excellent images for them all”. The new images have now been delivered to Melanie and her family.

If you are interested in a photo shoot why not contact James via his website which is

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