A year ago Jools and I were contemplating the next twelve months and what they would bring. This blog post, of a personal and professional nature, will attempt to give you a brief insight into Yours Truly Photography during 2014, and is a celebration of all that happened to us. Firstly, however, a massive thank you to all our clients, friends, and last, but not least, our respective families for their never wavering support. A special mention must go to Joanne Maltby of Wetherby Hour for her tireless championing of Yours Truly Photography during 2014.
“I don’t have enough words to explain how fabulous they are…… with a great studio in a beautiful, rural location providing an excellent backdrop, we were made to feel completely at ease with gorgeous photos as a result – would recommend to anyone!” Sarah Lee-Ann
Portraits have been a major feature of our portfolio this year. Jools and I are amazed and delighted at the importance of photography nowadays. Everyone has access to a camera. Imagery has never been so prominent in everyday life. Instant editing improves a picture which can then be posted online at the click of a button for everyone to view. Fantastic! What we do is slightly different. Our ethos is simple – at Yours Truly Photography special moments in time are created that will last a lifetime and more. Moments that will make you laugh, make you cry and give you memories of that ever so special occasion. Our images are then displayed using the best local suppliers – such as Frame Abel and Flamboyant Creations – whose standards mirror our own to create finished pieces beyond your expectation.
“Words cannot express how beautiful the pictures you took are. You captured our love for each other so beautifully and we are over the moon!! Amazing!!” Florence and Damian
Weddings, ah, weddings. What can you say about this very specialist area of photography. Our aim has always been to tell the story of the day with a Yours Truly twist. Two photographers working hand in glove creating magical memories of the one day you will never want to forget. 2014 has seen us doing what we do best in locations as far apart as a stunning chateau in Provence through to the equally beautiful Priory Cottages on a Winter’s day in Yorkshire. Jools and I have laughed and cried in equal measure during these highly emotional events.
“Fantastic pictures and a really lovely, relaxed experience. Ant and Jools make you feel completely at ease and welcome – fantastic! No hard sell – just lots of expert advice and so very, very helpful. You two will go far! Great customer service and fabulous natural timeless pictures! Thank you to you both.” Julia Wood
Jools and I were very fortunate to be asked to photograph a number of shows and press calls at York Theatre Royal and West Yorkshire Playhouse during 2014. Theatrical productions were made for our bold, colourful style! Though we have to work under pressure to tight schedules and exacting standards, Jools and I have enjoyed every second of this exciting new adventure! Seeing our images featured in The Guardian, The Independent and The Stage amongst others were just some of the year’s many highlights.
Now there’s cute, and there’s CUTE! Recent visitors to the Yours Truly studio were the lovely Kidner family. And whilst mum and dad were cute, daughter Gracie was CUTE!
The wonderful Yorkshire weather smiled down on us again, and we spent a marvellous couple of hours in the company of this tremendous trio.
There’s so much for a young child to explore in and around the studio. Gracie literally had a field day!
Look at those eyes. Amazing!
Her favourite of all the animals here was definitely the chickens. Gracie was absolutely captivated by them.
Jools and I particularly love the edit on the shot of Gracie looking at our fair, feathered friends. It has a very nostalgic feel to it.
Come to our studio for a swinging time!
Mum and dad got in the action as well. I think Jools was running around after Gracie while I took this shot.
We often experiment with our editing. It gives shots a different feel, and provides people with even more choice.
Then it was back in the studio for some stunning indoor shots.
It was smile after smile with Gracie. She loved having these portraits taken with her favourite cuddly toy. It’s a pig – though I kept calling it a rabbit!
Love this family portrait!
Jools and I always try to do a classic type of portrait. Gracie was perfect for this type of image.
Timeless! Jools has an incredible patient and calming presence when photographing toddlers. It is such a pleasure to watch her at work. I think the results speak for themselves.
Beautiful location for the perfect engagement shoot. The fields surrounding the studio are gloriously bedecked by poppies at the moment. The sun shone, the bees buzzed and Kristin and David looked amazing together! Can’t wait for the wedding! This image was taken a couple of minutes walk from the studio, and perfectly captures our style. Love it!
The Mackie family paid a visit to our studio recently for a shoot. We took advantage of the dry day, and spent a lovely time out and about in the studio grounds. We honestly didn’t know Alison was going to wear a short yellow jacket! It worked brilliantly though! Portraits were also taken in the studio itself, giving even more to choose from.
We are spoilt for choice in and around the studio for places to shoot.