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Personal favourites of 2016

I’ve decided not to post a round-up of my business photography from last year because, if you follow me on Instagram or Facebook or on here, you would have had a flavour of a good deal already. I did realise, though, that I hadn’t shared any of my personal photos in the way that I had done the previous year when I completed a 365 photo-a-day challenge. So there’ll be lots here that you haven’t seen; it’s mostly just us goofing around, climbing hills, getting a rescue cat, pictures of my friends, places we’ve visited. Sunbeams and sheep, too, seem to feature quite heavily: come to think of it, if ever I write an autobiography, there’s a ready-made title.

Some of these are just a record of how a day happened & what I saw; but a lot of the time I think I allow myself license to try out different things, until such point as I feel willing to risk them on a job that I’m being paid for. This personal stuff is where I feel most able to express myself; the picture itself isn’t enough, because for me it has to have something to say at another level. I look for the soul of a picture and how something felt. One of my favourite quotes is from ‘The Little Prince‘, and it might seem a strange thing for someone in the visual arts to hang onto, but for me it rings very true.

“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

view from helm crag towards coniston old manpintopinterestrspca rescue cat settled in new homepintopinterestsilhouette with rim light of couple walking in venicepintopinterestexperimental portrait multi colouredpintopinterestroof ceiling detail in winchester cathedralpintopinterestview from hallin fell ullswaterpintopinterestradcliffe camera oxford with sunbeamspintopinterestautumn portrait in petworth park sussexpintopinterestgarden with watering can at gilbert whitepintopinterestportrait in a teapot at the home of earl grey, howick hall northumberlandpintopinterest

sheep on beach at dunstanburgh castle northumberlandpintopinterest

detail in oxford of bike next to no bicycles signpintopinterestangel of the north antony gormley gateshead tyne and wearpintopinterestreading corner barter books alnwick second hand bookshoppintopinterestportrait of children in a tree northumberland pintopinterestrock pool find on dunstaburgh beach northumberland crabpintopinterest

sheep with lamb in springpintopinterestfun portrait with photographerpintopinterestheadshot portrait in pine woods dorsetpintopinterestheadshot portrait in pine woods dorsetpintopinterestheadshot portrait in pine woods dorsetpintopinterestherdwick sheep on hallin fell ullswaterpintopinterestview towards helvellyn range from hallin fell ullswaterpintopinterestyoung boy playing poolpintopinterestview towards ullswater and snowcapped helvellyn range from gowbarrow fell cumbriapintopinterestcumbrian floods humour roadsign pintopinterestchelsea flower show beauty of mathematics garden pintopinteresthighclere castle photographypintopinterestrspca rescue cat settled in new homepintopinterestcolourful headshots of womenpintopinterestbackstreet of venice urban photographypintopinterestbackstreet of venice street photographypintopinterestsquare in burano venice colourfulpintopinterest

rspca rescue cat settled with children in new homepintopinterest

(She loves Call The Midwife and wanted to be Sister Bernadette!)

portrait of child at durham cathedral cloisterspintopinterestriver cruise in DurhampintopinterestDurham cathedral folk music summer school folkworkspintopinterestbeamish open air museum barclays bankpintopinterestbeamish open air museum photography studiopintopinterestbeamish open air museum tram 1900s townpintopinterestbeamish sweet shop 1900s townpintopinterestbeamish policemanpintopinterestbeamish coal mining pit villagepintopintereststeamroller at beamish pit villagepintopinterestschool at beamish open air museumpintopinterestschool playground traditional hoops at beamish open air museumpintopinterestschool playground hopscotch at beamish open air museumpintopinterest1940s land girl at beamish open air museumpintopinterestgiant pig at beamish open air museumpintopinterestblacksmith at beamish open air museumpintopinterestboy on tractor at beamish open air museumpintopinterestdurham cathedral monkspintopinterestboy jumping at whitby abbeypintopinterestwhitby abbey and stepspintopinterestfamily picnic at rannerdale knots butter mere cumbriapintopinterestsheepdogs at buttermere villagepintopinterestedwardian portrait from photography studio beamish museumpintopinteresthelm crag lion and the lamb looking towards grasmerepintopinterestart room girl drawing at allan bank grasmerepintopinterestpiano playing at allan bank grasmere national trustpintopinterestopen top bus route along ullswaterpintopinterestchildren climbing the howitzer summit of helm crag grasmerepintopinterestbracken shadows along ullswater waypintopinterestfamily playing chess at allan bank national trust house grasmerepintopinterestfun child portrait with party ring biscuitspintopinterestrope swings at lowther castle penrith cumbriapintopinterestfriendly venetian cat in a plant potpintopinterest

bee on herbs wisely gardens woking surrey photographypintopinterest

A couple on Mamiya medium format film…

family portrait on medium format film Mamiya FIND labpintopinterestwild swimming UK child portrait on film Eden river Cumbria photographypintopinteresthouse in fettercairn laurencekirk aberdeenshire wedding photography drumtochty castlepintopinterest

autumn portrait and bracken at petworth park west sussexpintopinterestshafts of light venice photographypintopinterestheadshot against colourful wall burano venicepintopinterestcolourful reflections of houses in burano venicepintopintereststreet photography santa croce venicepintopinterestgondolier venice black and whitepintopintereststreet photography venice ageing populationpintopinterestselection of violins in a makers workshoppintopinterestgirl playing violin in a makers workshop blackheath londonpintopinterestroasting marshmallows at Sarah Moore Christmas barn sale west sussex pintopinterestteenager designing and painting a christmas cardpintopinterest

The picture below was commissioned by the redhead, she had a very definite idea of what she wanted for a school project and I kind of like how it turned out!


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  • What a brilliant idea and a wonderful set of photographs! A life outside weddings because yes there definitely is one! 😉 I truly wish I had a fraction of family photographs that you do, so very precious! xxxReplyCancel

  • These are absolutely glorious Julie, so rich and full of life. You have such an amazing gift not just for capturing people, but for seeing the beauty in the world around you too.ReplyCancel

  • Wow wow wow!!! I love this post! Such gorgeous images!ReplyCancel

  • Please can you adopt me! I wanna come climb mountains and goof about! What a beautiful family you have xxReplyCancel

  • Wow – I love this Julie…so much love and happy 🙂 Gorgeous…what a lucky family you have documenting their story in such a way. Beautiful. May 2017 be equally as special for you all too xReplyCancel

  • These are beautiful Julie, ack, you have put me to shame. I must bring my camera to family things more, even if my kids hate it. These are beautiful & I loved looking through them.ReplyCancel

  • I really enjoyed your very detailed wide shots, Julie and your street style shots that you have taken whilst travelling. They are really special and deserve to be framed. Your family work is really lovely too.

    You are a truly lovely lady and I wish you every success in 2017 xReplyCancel

  • These photos inspire me to take more decent photos of my family! Love them!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Swann

    Julie, your breathtaking landscape shots have totally inspired me! You’ve also highlighted the importance of taking the camera out to photograph family and friends, something I have totally stopped doing but will make it a resolution for 2017!!! Beautiful heartfelt images x xReplyCancel

  • What an enriched, interesting year you’ve had. These images are gorgeous Julie and make me want to get outdoors more and certainly make bigger plans for 2017. Have another wonderful year ahead – you deserve it xxxReplyCancel

  • These are really lovely, Julie. Very delicate and clear and distinctive xReplyCancel

  • Sarah

    What a great idea Julie, each one of these images are great, I feel like I know you a bit better now! I love that you went in your own creative direction, it works so wellReplyCancel

  • O Julie, these are just so wonderful. What an utterly gorgeous family you have. You’ve inspired me to take more photos of mine, why can’t I seem to do it?! These are so precious xxReplyCancel

  • Oh Julie, these are wonderful! It’s so refreshing to see a post full of personal photos, I loved looking through it. And such beautiful images 🙂 xxxReplyCancel

  • Lovely lovely lovely! How nice to see a round up which includes personal photos, looks like you have had a great year 🙂 Lots of love xReplyCancel

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