November 25, 2008

Look at the view!

On my walk around Williamson Park this morning my eye was caught by some elderly tourists enjoying the morning sunlight and the beautiful Ashton vista.
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The gift of relaxation

Mrs Beanphoto has been asking me these last few weeks for me to produce her some gift vouchers in readiness for Christmas. So this morning when the postman delivered this lovely little gift box I thought aha! and set to work.
Now we just have to wait for the printers to deliver them!

And if you are short of an idea for a christmas present, I can heartily recommend a gift voucher from flow therapies for a nice bit of perfect pampering.
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November 18, 2008

Wedding Venues

I've been reminded this last year of how this area has some beautiful, if not stunning wedding venues to offer. I've photographed this last year at the fantastic Ashton Memorial in Lancaster several times,and made a return visit to the stunning Netherwood Hotel in Grange Over Sands,
but also at a number of new (to me) venues, including, Stanley House, Broadoaks Country House, Ribby Hall and the Inn on the Lake in Ullswater.
Ashton Memorial, Lancaster The Wedding of Alison & Mark SG100345 SG105010 Kieran & Diane SG107150

And next year, I'm already looking forward to seeing some more new venues when I cover weddings already booked at Hipping Hall, Springfield House, Mitton Hall, Ripley Chapel, Lancaster Cathedral (return visit) and the charming Inn at Whitewell.

November 17, 2008

Party Fun & Games

Mrs Beanphoto had a bit of a party last weekend, something of a retro affair with lots of old vinyl and it gave me a chance to grab a few snaps of some of the guests to add to my ongoing LP Cover Art portrait collection.
So here's presenting Cindy Starlight, Missy Martha and my own little fella Stanley Hernandez. Available from all good record stores.*


November 12, 2008

Halloween A-Go-Go

I'm a tad late posting on Halloween's goings on this year, mainly because it fell plonk in the middle of Lancaster Litfest and so I was somewaht otherwise engaged, however I'm not one to let the chance of some pumpkin carving and ghouling go by and here are this years efforts, the first one by me, the spider by my eldest spookster Stan and the third (it's Frankenstein's Monster!) by young cousin Ned who was staying for the week.

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November 03, 2008

New for 2009! Wedding photo books

I've been planning to offer wedding books for a while now and I'm pleased to announce that for 2009 I can now do so. These lovely books are available in softback, hardback with dust jacket or as imagewrap (which is the cover image printed onto the actual cloth - very nice!), and in varying sizes too (7" x 7", 10" x 8" either landscape or portrait format or as large format 13" x 11").

Prices are yet to be fixed, but I can let you know that after the initial order, additional copies (for family & friends) can be ordered directly from the printers at very reasonable prices.

I have made up sample books from a couple of recent weddings and you can preview them now. Take a look - I think you'll like them!

And let me know what you think!
31st August 2008
By Jonathan Bean

By Jonathan Bean