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New for 2013 – Postbox wedding photography

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We’ve been asked so many times…. “Do you do weddings?  We love your work and would love you to photograph our wedding.”  Up until now the answer has been “No, sorry, we don’t”.   Since opening the studio Amy has had to put her wedding photography on hold.  Handling all the studio work alone for the first year was tough going but now……?  It’s time to get out there again!

We haven’t done any advertising yet but already have six weddings booked.  Experienced photographer, Steve Reynolds, is coming onboard and this pre wedding shoot in the snow shows the Postbox Studio wedding style.  (Thanks to Kathryn and Rob for braving the weather – we’re looking forward to your real wedding day in March)

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The photographers at work.

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If initial response to the announcement that ‘Postbox is going into Wedding Photography’ is anything to go by we will be booked up all over the summer.  So, if you would like to take advantage of our first year discounts (£100 off all these packages) please get in touch soon. info@amybestphotographer.com

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Got to Dance

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Sparkle Academy – Rawtenstall

What a fun shoot!  Dancers love to pose  and we love to turn their moves and poses into fun images.

Do you attend a dance class in Lancashire or West Yorkshire??  Or maybe your children do.  Tell your dance teacher about us – we’d love to come and do a shoot for you.  Also, as we give 10% of our profits from the shoot back to the dance group, it’s great fundraiser.

Location shoot with Ruqayya

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Yesterday I was sorting through the hard drive, trying to make some space. I came across these images and thought I’d post them to see what you think. They were done last year for Style Etc magazine – the model is Ruqayya Dost.  Would love some feedback.photographer rochdalephotographer rochdalerochdale photographerrochdale photographerrochdale photographer

Another busy makeover day……

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Phew!  Another busy makeover day at Postbox Studio.  Our fab makeup artist, Kirsty, brought her brushes, pots of creams and colours and worked her magic on our lovely clients.

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Friends, Chloe and Kmakeup artist postboxaty were first in and had a great time posing in front of the camera.

Then came mother and daughter, Freda and Sarah.  This is Sarah getting the finishing touches to her makeup done before heading into the studio for her shoot.

Bethany brought the whole family! She and Mum, Lisa, had a makeover then Dad and the boys joined them in the studio for a glam family shoot.  Lauren had the same idea bringing her boyfriend and little boy to join her on the photos.

The images are all uploaded and ready for editing and we can’t wait to show everyone the results.amy best photographer rochdale

Give us a call if you would like a makeover photo-shoot – bring a friend, bring your Mum – it’s nice to be pampered and great to see the results when we show you the finished images.

Well, it’s Father’s Day tomorrow so another busy day in the studio – must go out and buy some ” I ♥ my Dad” balloons .

From Post Office to Postbox in one not-so-easy step.

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I first saw the empty Post Office on one of the those internet house buying sites.  You know, the ones you go on and look at all the amazing houses you definitely can’t afford.  It was my favourite pastime.  I would search and dream of one day buying a really old house that I could do up. I saw the post office – it’s a three storey weavers cottage – tick.  In Smithybridge – I had no idea where Smithybridge was so I looked it up – near Hollingworth Lake – lovely – tick. It’s huge – tick.  As they say on all the house programmes “it ticked all the boxes” (don’t you just hate it when they say that?)  Unfortuately, unlike the people on those house programmes I didn’t have “a £500k budget for the country and only £150k for the pad in town” – in fact I didn’t have any money, just a 2 up – 2 down in Oldham.  Ah well!

Twelve months later my dear old Mum died.  She was great, my Mum, a real trooper.  When she died at 86 I was sad, of course I was sad, but most of all I felt really proud of her.  I’d had many a conversation with her about what a wonderful life she’d had (though she’d not really done much apart from working and bringing up the family) and how it was “about time I wasn’t here”.

And so I had a chunk of money – nothing like those “location location” budgets but enough for my post office dream to be a possibilty.  Thank you Mum.

I looked – it was still on the market!