Category Archives: Portrait Photography
Stand up to Cancer with Kimberley Garrod Photography. I am supporting standing up to Cancer. I have been watching the Stand up to Cancer Campaigns on TV and newspapers and really want to get involved. Cancer effects so many people and two people in my family and friends circle have died to Cancer. So I want to use my skills as a photographer to help support Stand up to Cancer and help all of you to celebrate your loved ones. So I am standing up to Cancer one day every week from now till end November I will be opening the studio for the whole day to raise money for Stand up to Cancer.
Why am I doing this?
So I have been a photographer for many years capturing the important family moments. A story that has always stayed with me in my career and a story that has changed my life has inspired me to get involved. I was working as a photographer for a corporate studio when I first met the gorgeous little girl by the name of Oliva. Only about 2.5years old she had cancer and she came into the studio after getting the all clear from her doctors after under going some very extensive treatment. Her family wanted to celebrate her life and the family unit as they had a little boy a few years older as well. I remember her hair was only just growing back but she was extremely happy and full of character playing with all her favourite toys in the studio. I created a lovely selection of photographs and when the family came back to view the images we were all crying together looking at the pictures they had come out so beautiful and they really captured her personality and happiness. The power of photography always seems to surprise me. I was so touched to be in the presence of this wonderful family who had really gone though some amazing things together. A couple of months later I got a call from a friend of the family telling me that Oliva had got really ill and that she had passed away. I was so upset hearing this news I realised that the power of photography truly lasts a lifetime and that once the moment has gone it can never be captured again. The studio I was working for at the time would not release the images without a extremely high fee for the images. So against my morals a few weeks later I left the company and set up my own business as a freelance photographer. So the Stand up to Cancer campaign is so important to raise funds to help support and accelerate the pace of groundbreaking research that will get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives.
For more information about Stand up to Cancer visit http://www.standuptocancer.org.uk
So come along and Celebrate your family and loved ones and capture a family story and moment in time.
Please call to book your time to come into the studio on 01489 797550 or 07949 690 609.
The shoot could be a couple shoot to celebrate just being in love, a newborn shoot to celebrating the new arrival of little one, pets are welcome because they are apart of the family to, just the little ones, the grandparents, parents you are welcome do not shy away, groups of no more than 12 can include friends groups it’s not just about celebrating the core family but also our second family our friends.
Studio Family Portrait Shoot – Stand up to Cancer days
Wednesday 22nd October 9am to 8pm
Monday 27th October 9am to 8pm
Saturday 1st November 9am to 2pm
Thursday 6th November 9am to 8pm
Friday 14th November 9am to 11am – 5pm to 8pm
Wednesday 19th November 9am to 8pm
Monday 24th November 9am to 8pm
Therefore all you need to do is give me a call to book in a time for your shoot. So shoots are £25.00 for 1hour studio shoot and £10.00 of the shoot fee will go to Stand up to Cancer, Cancer Research UK. Also you will receive 50% off all digital packages on the Stand up to Cancer Studio days. Terms and conditions apply limited availability on each day.
Look forward to meeting you and celebrating your family.For more information please get in touch.
A great time of year for family portraits this time of year families tend to come together over the lead up to the Christmas period and lots of parties and time for catching up takes place so if you are wanting to get everyone together for a family photo shoot now is the time to start getting everyone together.
My style of photograph is very relaxed and natural so not to much posing however I will guide and direct you so you do not feel like a lemon in front of the camera. Props are welcome to be used in the photographs however keeping the photographs simple always works well so bright colour tops or patterns work great. Seen as it is getting colder this time of year you may wish to add items such as hats and scarfs to the images to create a autumn style shoot and of course wellington boots for little ones is always a great look in camera.
I recently photographed the Bradshaw family and gang in Southampton, we had the most amazing weather in the morning and I used the family back garden for our photographic background. The shoot was very relaxed and natural capturing the whole family together as well as smaller groups worked really well here are a few images from the family shoot.
Parkinson’s UK Newfoundland Rescue 5th October 2013
I am so excited for the weekend I have the pleasure of photographing for Parkinson’s UK and Newfoundland Rescue on Saturday in Southampton Hampshire. I will be donating my photography services and time on the day for free in order to raise further funds for Parkinson’s UK and to create a memory of the day for all to treasure.
“What a great day on Saturday a amazing experience for all and yes I did jump in and have a go! and yes it was very very very cold. Thank you New Found Friends for such a great day and to Parkinson’s UK for picking me to work alongside as a sponsor for the day. I hope all the participants will enjoy the photographs I took along with my lovely partner and assistant Chris. It was so great to here all the wonderful stories and hard work everyone put into the event and a pleasure to meet everyone.”
PHOTOGRAPHS ARE NOW READY TO VIEW
Please click link below to order your photographs from the day or to just simply have a look.
For more information on Newfoundland dogs please go direct to there website; http://www.newfoundfriends.co.uk