Mid year Round up

Mid year round up

New Doggie

Well the last two months have been a fabulous for the family. After being dogless (it’s a word!) for over a year we decided to start looking for a new furry friend to join our family. This is Sally, she’s a 3 year lurcher and we will be her fourth home but we will definitely be her forever home. She has settled in so well with all the family that you’d think she had lived here all her life. We adopted her from the Dogs Trust Glasgow.  A surprisingly simple process! I visited her on the Tuesday, my husband visited on the Thursday, we had a home check on the Friday, the kids visited on the Saturday and we brought her home on Monday 1st May. 6 days from start to finish. For me it’s lovely to get out for a walk every day again. I’m sure the funny heart palpitations I was suffering from were entirely due to not having a dog and not walking enough! Look out for the dogs trust fundraiser later in the year to celebrate the great work this charity does.


grey lurcher dog in the sunshine

Womens contemporary portraits

This year I will be offering a fantastic new service. (men take note –  this is a brilliant birthday or Christmas gift!) After working with the make-up artists at West college Scotland I thought it would be lovely to offer a beautiful experience of makeover portraits to all women. I’ve been learning a whole new style of shooting to make sure you look your best no matter your size or shape. Having a stunning image of yourself is one of the nicest gifts you can give to yourself. I mean we all have fat days and bad hair days and nothing going right days – being able to look at a picture of yourself when you felt and looked great is a lovely way to banish the blues.

blond lady on cream background classic headshotmakeover photograph of lady in blue dress on a vintage couchmother and daughter portrait

This service won’t just be limited to younger women – Oh no! this is for everybody. Keep up with the portfolio building process  and the make-up room transformation at www.facebook.com/imageangel.


Photo tips

Better holiday pictures

Are you off on holiday soon or like us have you just came back? We had a fantastic week up near Inverness at Kiltarlity lodges. As it was Scotland, we didn’t expect much of the weather. It was dry enough and sunny for a few moments but the kids and the dog were able to run about and explore the Highlands. Although getting pictures of them was another matter entirely! I find that shooting them while they are doing something and totally pre-occupied is better then going for the posed smiley shot nowadays. How about you? How do you get on taking photographs of your own children?