Monday, 30 March 2009

Customs House Wedding Fayre

The clocks went forward- it was early - VERY early - well 7am (6am in real money). The sun shone. The wind blew.

The people came in their scores, and I met new customers (and a few old customers dropped in just for a chat!), showed the new branding, logo and DVD, and generally we all had a great time.

Techy highlight of the day for me was trying out my new lens on willing models,- thanks Zoe and friends, and particular thanks Negar for your patience and exuberance on a deceptively cold day.
Thanks also to Nicky and Ross for arranging a fab fayre-let's do it all again some time soon!

Friday, 27 March 2009

Another lovely blowy day when I'm stuck inside! Hmmph.


I do have the new toy *smiles gleefully* and I have a commission today. Well ok, it's from my husband, so not a real commission. His pride and joy, a 1984 BMW E28 M5 (a real one, I'm told, not a boy's toy M535i- means a lot to me...) is ready to have its portrait done. That means lots of polish, lots of crawling around on the floor and lots of oohing and aahing - then when I'm done with that I have to take the photos as well....*winks*

If anyone wants to buy a genuine later.

Thursday, 26 March 2009

I've got new toys! My new Canon 24-105mm IS lens arrived today and I can't wait to get out and try it out. Keep that rain away!

Watch this space for the results.

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

What a lovely Spring Day it is outside! Shame I'm stuck in here and can't get out with the camera- I love the light and breeziness of Spring. (Hence the Spring colour scheme today...)

Actually I'm just adding another service to those offered by Jillian Dixon Photography- online proofing and gallery facilities. These are signposted by "Clients Login" on the all-new beautiful website. Here clients will be able to log in to their own private online gallery of commercial, portrait or wedding images, and also order online at reasonable prices.

Happy viewing!

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

New branding!

Today is the day- new branding and image are GO! Heartfelt thanks to the clever folks at The Images Group for my lovely new web presence and business cards.

Visit Jillian Dixon Photography at

and also

don't forget....

Wedding Fayre, 10am - 3pm Sunday 29th March (clocks go forward today!)

Exclusive Jillian Dixon Photography special offers and prizes to be won too!

Photographing the photographers!

What a buzz! I was recently asked to photograph a team of local photographers for their website. We had a great time comparing apertures, shutter speeds and such 'tog' type things ( -do you think we REALLY talk about that sort of thing? ) Here are some of the results.

Friday, 20 March 2009

Just heard that the new website goes live today-can't wait! We're also putting the final touches to our special offer which applies only at the Customs House on Sunday 29th March. You'll have to come along to see what it is!

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Two new album sample packs arrived today- Renaissance by Colorworld, and Bellissimo by Loxley Colour. Wow! What a fantastic range of products. The printing and finishing of both are wonderful, and the mini books from Loxley are SO cute!

Also, The Images Group are just putting the finishing touches to the new branding and website. Thanks to Jim, Gavin and Rose for a job well (no excellently!) done, thanks for the tea, coffee and sound photography advice- this is beginning to sound like an Oscar acceptance speech- time to go!

Sunday, 15 March 2009

It's lovely out there today-wish I'd managed to get up at dawn to catch the sunrise at Roker. Maybe next week ;).

Just preparing for the Customs House Wedding Fayre on Sunday 29th March. I'll be showing my new DVD presentations, as well as a range of new albums. The new website and branding officially launches on that date too, thanks to Jim and Gavin at The Images Group. I love the new look, and I hope my customers will too.

Here's a sneak peek at the DVD. (Thanks again, Jim and Gavin, for sharing the secret with me!)

Why not come along and see us at the Customs House, between 10am and 3pm on Sunday 29th March (no harm in saying it twice!) to collect your copy of the DVD, free canapes and Buck's Fizz, and to take part in the prize draws-I think you'll like our prize.

Thursday, 12 March 2009

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

The new version. Slower transit (sorry Activia!) and more appropriate music.

Yesterday I had a revelation. I've discovered a new way to present wedding photos in a DVD format and it's pretty cool, if I say so myself! Watch out for a sample on this blog.

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Off to see the boys at the Images Group later today to finalise some things for my fab new website. Soon be up and running!

Monday, 9 March 2009

Brides, brothers and big POSER!

I've been a bit quiet blogwise just recently. That's because I've been so busy doing preshoots with lovely brides and grooms, photographing other photographers and shooting a sitting with my lovely baby brother and his gorgeous girlfriend and daughter. The biggest shock of the sitting was that Stephen's a secret male model!

It went a bit like this...

Me: "Ok Stephen, how about a couple of shots just for Melissa? You know-male model type stuff?" And there he was, strutting his stuff and posing like a good un. Couldn't take photos, I laughed so much.

A Corker of a day

Wednesday 25th July. Bright, beautiful Beamish (well nearly). I arrived at South Causey Inn  for the wedding of Melanie and Anthony to quite...