Laura Spence Photography: Blog http://www.lauraspence.com/blog en-us (C) Laura Spence Photography (Laura Spence Photography) Thu, 26 Apr 2018 08:38:00 GMT Thu, 26 Apr 2018 08:38:00 GMT http://www.lauraspence.com/img/s/v-5/u936260759-o669318851-50.jpg Laura Spence Photography: Blog http://www.lauraspence.com/blog 120 90 This weekend - Mini sessions available http://www.lauraspence.com/blog/2018/4/this-weekend---mini-sessions-available

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(Laura Spence Photography) amazing awards baby children fife laura photographer photography photos scotland spence winning http://www.lauraspence.com/blog/2018/4/this-weekend---mini-sessions-available Thu, 26 Apr 2018 08:38:01 GMT
Newborn baby spaces available now http://www.lauraspence.com/blog/2018/4/newborn-baby-spaces-available-now We have a few newborn spaces available for the rest of the month. Email photos@lauraspence.com for more info 

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(Laura Spence Photography) http://www.lauraspence.com/blog/2018/4/newborn-baby-spaces-available-now Fri, 20 Apr 2018 15:51:17 GMT
International top 10 newborn and baby photographer 2017 http://www.lauraspence.com/blog/2018/2/international-top-10-newborn-and-baby-photographer-2017 PRESS RELEASE
International Recognition for Local Photographer
Local Photographer, Laura Spence has gained international recognition by winning a significant award with the Guild of (Professional) Photographers.
The Guild is the highly regarded national photographic body whose members are dedicated to enhancing their skills in the art, craft and profession of photography.
It runs an Image of the Month Competition, and received around 12,500 entries during 2017, from photographers in the Uk and overseas!
Each image is scored, and the scores from the year are then totalled to determine who wins one of the Guild's Top 10 Photographer awards / becomes the Guild's Photographer of the Year. This is clearly a very demanding year long process!
Laura was honoured to become a Top 10 Photographer of the Year in the Newborn and Baby genre - a remarkable achievement when one considers the number and standard of the entries.
Steve Thirsk (Director of the Guild) said –
He is “both proud and delighted that Laura has achieved this recognition after 12 months of
submitting the highest quality images."
The Guild has very demanding standards when judging photographic competitions. The judging is undertaken by a panel of internationally recognised experts from a variety of photographic backgrounds, so Laura quite rightly should be delighted with her extraordinary achievement’
Members of the Guild are committed to achieving the highest standards of professionalism and to a journey of continuing professional development.
You can find out more about the Guild of Photographers at its website www.photoguild.co.uk, and
more about Laura Spence Photography at their website www.lauraspence.com
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If you have any questions or need any more information please do not hesitate to contact us!
Lesley & Steve Thirsk
(Directors - The Guild of Photographers)
01782 970323 / info@photoguild.co.uk / www.photoguild.co.uk
The Guild of Photographers is the Trading name of the 'Guild of Professional Photographers Ltd.'
Registered in England…Registered Office – Beethoven House, 76 Moorland Road, Burslem Stoke On Trent. ST6 1DY
Company Registration Number 06997478. Vat Reg'd Number 176091109

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(Laura Spence Photography) http://www.lauraspence.com/blog/2018/2/international-top-10-newborn-and-baby-photographer-2017 Mon, 26 Feb 2018 09:58:37 GMT
Valentine's Day mini sessions for one day only http://www.lauraspence.com/blog/2018/1/valentines-day-mini-sessions-for-one-day-only I'm really looking forward to these sessions, hearts, ballons and blowing glitter. now booking, email photos@lauraspence.com to book 

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(Laura Spence Photography) amazing awards ballons children fife glitter hearts photographer photography photos scotland winning http://www.lauraspence.com/blog/2018/1/valentines-day-mini-sessions-for-one-day-only Mon, 15 Jan 2018 20:22:26 GMT
Winter Wedding at Norton House Hotel http://www.lauraspence.com/blog/2018/1/winter-wedding-at-norton-house-hotel I had a fantastic time this week capturing the wedding day of Helen and Gavin. Helen had wished for snow for her big day and what do you know we got.....a snow day! It was truly magical with the snow falling all around, festive feelings and the happiness of everyone there, it all made for a really amazing day and I felt really lucky to be able to be a part of it all. 

Back in the studio soon for lots of new 2018 babies and I just can't wait. I don't think my job could get much better at this point!

Hoping that all my customers and followers had a great Christmas and New Year. I will look forward to seeing lots of you again in 2018.

Here's a little preview from Helen and Gav's big day to share with you all.

With thanks to Kirsty at Bella photography who was my assistant..snow buddies!  

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(Laura Spence Photography) amazing awards bridal bride edinburgh fife norton house photographer photography snow wedding winning winter http://www.lauraspence.com/blog/2018/1/winter-wedding-at-norton-house-hotel Tue, 02 Jan 2018 18:55:19 GMT
autumn/winter outdoor sessions http://www.lauraspence.com/blog/2017/9/autumn/winter-outdoor-sessions I was so lucky this week to attend a workshop with photographers all over the uk to work on some outdoor work with Lisa mccormick photography. I had such a great day and I have planned for some time to add outdoor sessions to my session lists. 

These shoots are amazing for children who love to get outdoors and play, we combine, colourful clothing in our styling and toys and props to co-ordinate. 

I will have a few of these outdoor days planned over the coming months for more info please contact photos@lauraspence.com 

Here's a little look at some of the photos from the workshop and after workshop with my own little model. 

It's also super busy at Laura Spence Photography with bookings for chirstmas sessions filling up very quickly now. it looks like it's going to be a busy end of the year for me, thank you all x

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(Laura Spence Photography) http://www.lauraspence.com/blog/2017/9/autumn/winter-outdoor-sessions Sat, 23 Sep 2017 17:19:44 GMT
Mr and Mrs Celentano http://www.lauraspence.com/blog/2017/5/mr-and-mrs-celentano It was great for us to get out of the studio last weekend to take photos of Danielle and Lee's wedding day at Dean Park Hotel in Kirkcaldy. What a great day it was and it was great to be a part of it having taken a lot of family photos of them in the past and with their two gorgeous kids Remy and Rio. 

Here's just a few of the photos taken on the day as a little preview for you all. 

Thanks again for choosing me to capture your big day guys <3

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(Laura Spence Photography) 2017 amazing awards bridal bride dean park fife groom hotel laura photographer photography spence wedding wedding day weddings winning http://www.lauraspence.com/blog/2017/5/mr-and-mrs-celentano Sat, 06 May 2017 15:26:55 GMT
Fairy mini sessions http://www.lauraspence.com/blog/2017/3/fairy-mini-sessions Here at Laura Spence Photography We are now offering some Fairy mini sessions over the next couple of months. The are Proving to be very popular. Lovely for any little fairy princesses! Here are some examples. To book please contact me at photos@lauraspence.com

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(Laura Spence Photography) Fairy awards baby fife mini newborn photographer photography session spence wings http://www.lauraspence.com/blog/2017/3/fairy-mini-sessions Sat, 11 Mar 2017 20:32:42 GMT
International top 10 photographer 2016!! http://www.lauraspence.com/blog/2017/2/international-top-10-photographer-2016 It's been a very exciting week at Laura Spence Photography. It was the awards ceremony for the Guild of Photographers and i was named again this year in the top 10 newborn and baby photographer catagory. To say i'm pleased is a huge understatement!! some new certificates to add to the walls of the studio.

We also moved into our new studio recently. We are in the same business centre but now unit 33. meaning we have lots more space. Will get some photos of the new studio up very soon :)

 

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(Laura Spence Photography) 10 amazing awards baby benarty cake children crosshill family fife lochgelly newborn photographer photography photos scotland smash top http://www.lauraspence.com/blog/2017/2/international-top-10-photographer-2016 Sat, 11 Feb 2017 23:14:04 GMT
Polar Express christmas composite http://www.lauraspence.com/blog/2016/12/polar-express-christmas-composite This week we've been working on a a fun composite for my own kiddies. It's a polar express styled photo. 

I has taken about 2 days to complete and is made up of lots of different elements to create a this art work.  I thought I'd share with you all a little look at how the image was made. using a stock photo of the flying scotsman and some scenery from locally around me i managed to create this magical photo. my kids LOVE it! Here's a little before and after

 

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(Laura Spence Photography) amazing awards christmas composite express fife magic magical photographer photography photoshoot photoshop polar steam train winning http://www.lauraspence.com/blog/2016/12/polar-express-christmas-composite Sat, 17 Dec 2016 21:34:04 GMT
Ryan and Nicole's Wedding http://www.lauraspence.com/blog/2016/9/ryan-and-nicoles-wedding This Weekend I was lucky enough to be invited to the wedding of some of our friends. What an amazing time catching up with friends and having plenty laughs. Massive congratulations to Ryan and Nicole! 

I took some photos for them on their big day and here's a little preview 

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Its that time of year, christmas mini session dates announced http://www.lauraspence.com/blog/2016/9/its-that-time-of-year-christmas-mini-session-dates-announced I'm lucky enought to be very busy the rest of the year. The diary is filling up very fast and i've has a lot of customers looking to book in for their seasonal sessions.

I've now drafted up the mini session days and prices. all booking can be done by contacting me via email or using the contact form here on the website.

Limited spaces and there will only be 3 day of mini sessions. Tuesday 22nd of November,  Thursday 1st December and Friday 9th of December. after school sessions are limited also so book now! THANKS!

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(Laura Spence Photography) amazing awards baby children christmas fife gifts mini newborn photographer photography photos session sessional shoot winning http://www.lauraspence.com/blog/2016/9/its-that-time-of-year-christmas-mini-session-dates-announced Wed, 07 Sep 2016 21:37:26 GMT
Michelle and John's Wedding Day http://www.lauraspence.com/blog/2016/8/michelle-and-johns-wedding-day Congratulations to Michelle and John who tied the knot yesterday at Hill of Beath Club.  It was a lovely ceremony with many a tear shed. What an emotional day. Hope you all had a fantastic night,

Here's the little preview of their day. 

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(Laura Spence Photography) amazing awards club event fife hill of beath photographer photography wedding winning http://www.lauraspence.com/blog/2016/8/michelle-and-johns-wedding-day Sat, 27 Aug 2016 13:13:50 GMT
mini sessions, for one day only this week. book now! http://www.lauraspence.com/blog/2016/8/baby-mini-sessions-for-one-day-only-this-week-book-now  

to book please email me at photos@lauraspence.com or using the contact form

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(Laura Spence Photography) amazing awards baby fife mini newborn photographer photography scotland session shoot sitter special http://www.lauraspence.com/blog/2016/8/baby-mini-sessions-for-one-day-only-this-week-book-now Mon, 22 Aug 2016 21:04:42 GMT
Lots of Happy Happy Birthdays http://www.lauraspence.com/blog/2016/8/lots-of-happy-happy-birthdays Lots of cake smash sessions this week. It has been great fun! Here's a little preview of one from today. 

This gorgeous girl visited me today on her birthday, I captured some lovely photos of her on her special day. here's a little preview from her session.

 

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(Laura Spence Photography) amazing awards baby birthday cake fife first photographer photography smash winning http://www.lauraspence.com/blog/2016/8/lots-of-happy-happy-birthdays Fri, 19 Aug 2016 18:08:29 GMT
This weeks cake smashes http://www.lauraspence.com/blog/2016/7/this-weeks-cake-smashes Had a couple of great cake smash sessions this week. These are a fantastic way to celebrate babies first birthday if they love a good messy play.  I love putting together little themes or matching colours for these shoots. Cake smash sessions tend to be bright, colourful and lots of fun.

At the start of cake smash sessions we take a couple of photos of our birthday boy or girl in a nice outfit for some more traditional portraits. we then get them changed into a little nappy cover and let them lose on a Giant cupcake. most babies just love squishing it all and painting the floor with cake. After they've had their messy fun we put them in my freestanding baby bathtub for some nice splish splash photos. one of my favourite types of session.

Prices and more info can be found on the website. 

 

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(Laura Spence Photography) amazing awards birthday cake colourful cupcake dory fife first nemo newborn photo photographer photography photoshoot props smash winning http://www.lauraspence.com/blog/2016/7/this-weeks-cake-smashes Sun, 31 Jul 2016 19:16:53 GMT
Maryann and Ryan Wedding at St Serfs and Lochore http://www.lauraspence.com/blog/2016/7/maryann-and-ryan-wedding-at-st-serfs-and-lochore Yesterday I had the pleasure of photographing Maryann and Ryan on their wedding day and what a day it was! They were so much fun and welcoming it was great to be a part of the day. Don't think I’ve ever seen Lochore institute look that amazing, weather was better today but a bit unpredictable but we did get a few of the Bride and Groom at Lochore meadows.

Again St serfs is a no flash and no movement kind of venue but I still managed to get some really nice shots of their ceremony. LOVE the one of the Groom looking like the happiest man ever. Hope they all had a fantastic day and are enjoying their weekend of celebrations.


 

Laura

 

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(Laura Spence Photography) amazing awards church decorations fife hall lochore meadows meedies photographer photography st serfs veil water waves wedding winning http://www.lauraspence.com/blog/2016/7/maryann-and-ryan-wedding-at-st-serfs-and-lochore Sun, 17 Jul 2016 20:25:18 GMT
Chrystal and Billy Wedding Friday 15th of July http://www.lauraspence.com/blog/2016/7/chrystal-and-billy-wedding-friday-15th-of-july I had the pleasure of photographing Chrystal and BBs big day on Friday. it was fantastic to be part of it. The weather didn't turn out as we had hope though and it rain pretty much non stop all day so no outdoor photos for us. 

Since the weather was so bad we had an indoor set up for a while at the venue which was Hill of Beath Club and we still managed to get some gorgeous photos of the bride and groom and of course lots of their family members too.

Chrystal was surprised on her day with a horse and carriage to take her to the church. I braved the rain to get a photo of her inside, I love it with all rain and her framed perfectly in the carriage. 

unfortunately the local church doesn't allow flash or even movement of the photographer during ceremony but lucky we were permitted to take some photos during it, all in all the weather and the church rules didn't make it easy but we still managed to capture some fantastic memories of their day. wishing them all the best for the Future. 

You were all brilliant. 

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(Laura Spence Photography) amazing awards bride bridesmaids church club fife groom horse indoor photographer photography photos rain wedding winning http://www.lauraspence.com/blog/2016/7/chrystal-and-billy-wedding-friday-15th-of-july Sun, 17 Jul 2016 11:07:41 GMT
My own little Merida http://www.lauraspence.com/blog/2016/7/my-own-little-merida One thing that i LOVE about my job is how involved my family and kids can be. They are all in and out of my studio frequently and enjoy doing fun projects with me that gets all of our immaginations going. Alexis is 4 now and loves to dress up and role play so she asks to have photos taken regularly with her new costumes and accessories. 

I was excited when she got this Merida dress, mainly because she's my little ginger curly haired scottish merida so it was fitting for her. it's taken quite a while to put this all together as i had to get a bow that looked right to use and to source a horse of course. it all came together and here's the final result.

Huge thanks to Jacob the horse and of course his owners chrystal and skye for letting me photograph him for this. was worth all the hours to create. Alexis is keen to have this displayed in her bedroom.

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(Laura Spence Photography) amazing awards brave disney fife horse merida photographer photography winning http://www.lauraspence.com/blog/2016/7/my-own-little-merida Fri, 08 Jul 2016 15:52:23 GMT
Toy Story themed newborn photo http://www.lauraspence.com/blog/2016/7/toy-story-themed-newborn-photo love the set up from today. something a little more fun. Toy story characters with themed background and sunnyside box. Really loving how it turned out. can add this to the disney/pixar inspired stuff.

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(Laura Spence Photography) amazing awards disney fife inspired newborn photo photographer photography pixar toy sotry winning http://www.lauraspence.com/blog/2016/7/toy-story-themed-newborn-photo Mon, 04 Jul 2016 19:32:28 GMT