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My family is a gift

June 19, 2018 - My family a gift that will last me a lifetime. Catherine Pulsifer Family is a unique gift that needs to be appreciated...
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Holy Communion

June 05, 2018 - It was my pleasure to photograph St Colman's Primary School First Holy Communion, as I have done for a number of years n...
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From the heart

May 01, 2018 - Lord, I can’t say it in words… Can you please just listen through my heart….. How precious is this dress, veil AND...
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I wish I'd spent less time in the office

April 24, 2018 - Often we hear the quote from older people, "I wish I'd spent less time in the office". I would certainly concur. The hou...
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Worth it!

April 16, 2018 - You secure agreement, you arrange a date and a time, you help everyone decide on what to wear, you get them all to the s...
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A picture book

April 10, 2018 - “Consider a small child sitting on his mother's lap while she reads him a picture book. The picture book opens to a widt...
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I won't always be small

March 20, 2018 - “I won’t always cry, Mummy, When you leave the room and my supermarket tantrums, Will end too soon. I won’t always...
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10 things to thank you mum for

March 06, 2018 - I came across this piece by Christa Cutler and ticked off each item on the list. What about you? Moms are the best. The...
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Priceless

February 14, 2018 - A family portrait photograph should capture the love and joy of family life, but also a landscape that has meaning, life...
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Perfect moments

January 16, 2018 - Many of my clients find that just around the time that the children go off to university is a perfect time to refresh th...
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They grow up so fast

December 05, 2017 - There is no denying it. Enjoy it while they’re little. Everyone says so. They grow so fast. And that phrase seems bot...
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This is our happily ever after

November 21, 2017 - The Tate family were in the studio last month. I photographed Grant and Sophie almost ten years ago and it was a great t...
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Return of the wanderer

November 07, 2017 - So, the big brother comes home from New Zealand for a short holiday - what do you do? You contact Drew McWilliams for a...
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1000 miles per hour

October 30, 2017 - "You make the small moments special. Life’s not always going to be full of heart-throbbing thrills and non-stop adventur...
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Magic moments

October 22, 2017 - Perry Como was a tremendous American singer and television personality, probably best known for his 1957 recording of "M...
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Laughter in the family photograph

October 09, 2017 - I recently heard a well known, and very successful family photographer talk about his work and was impressed with his ho...
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Love more

October 08, 2017 - There is no remedy for love, but to love more. Henry David Thoreau Hilary and Douglas recently celebrated their weddin...
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Lips were invented because words sometimes fail

September 19, 2017 - Lips were invented because words sometimes fail Smile for the camera; say “cheese”, “Gorgonzola”, “monkeys” - that’s no...
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It matters!

September 11, 2017 - Family photographs matter. We have to allow ourselves to be loved by the people who really love us, the people who re...
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Look with your ears!

September 05, 2017 - Shakespeare said, You don’t need eyes to see how the world works. Look with your ears. (King Lear Act 4, Scene 6) At...
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A moment in time

August 29, 2017 - “One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it's worth watching” ― Gerard Way A photograph is a moment...
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What does a 45 year old kiss look like?

August 25, 2017 - Today I celebrate the 5th wedding anniversary of my good friends, Luke and Jenny Orwin. Luke has been a dear friend for...
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Parents

April 26, 2017 - One day, God willing, both these little boys will be older than their parents are in this photograph, and one day then,...
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She walks in beauty

April 25, 2017 - The next time you look into the mirror, try to let go of the storyline that says you’re too fat or too sallow, too ashy...
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Family

April 13, 2017 - [fam-uh-lee, fam-lee] a group of people, each a masterpiece; sharing unconditional love, hugs and support; one of lif...
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What are you up to this holiday?

April 09, 2017 - The schools are breaking up for the Easter holidays and hopefully the sun will keep on shining as we make family memorie...
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Mother and sons

April 01, 2017 - To a mother, a son is never a fully grown man; and a son is never a fully grown man until he understands and accepts th...
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Older Brothers

March 29, 2017 - Older brothers - the only people who will pick on you for their own entertainment - and beat up anyone else who tries!...
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Brotherly Memories

March 27, 2017 - We didn't realise we were making memories - we just thought we were having fun! Isn't that so true? Long school holid...
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Happy Mother's Day

March 25, 2017 - After all these years I still look across the room at her and think.... mum always knows best! This my mum and me - Ha...
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I will be there

March 22, 2017 - I PROMISE..... If you call my name, I will listen. If you reach for me, I will hold you. If you need me, I will be th...
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A mother and a daughter

March 20, 2017 - A daughter is someone you laugh with, dream with and love with all your heart........for all your life. From your firs...
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Waiting for mum

March 18, 2017 - I have to keep reminding myself that I am their mother. Sometimes we are sitting at home and I feel like we are waiting...
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Mother's Story

March 15, 2017 - Behind all your stories is always your mother's story. Because hers is where yours begin. Mitch Albom in 'For One More...
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For the love of mum

March 12, 2017 - I don't normally photograph outside of the studio but when I heard what these sisters had planned for their mother, it j...
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How ancient are you now?

March 06, 2017 - Whatever age we are, our parents always seem like they are "ancient". When I was 11 I thought my dad was old fashioned...
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Says it all

March 01, 2017 - Family is the most important thing in the world I recently photographed an extended family of parents, their children,...
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Treasure Time

February 22, 2017 - I return to a repeating theme in my notes - how fleeting the time is when our children are young. I know it doesn't seem...
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Job done!

February 13, 2017 - As a your family photographer, what am I wanting to make for you? For sure: - more than a 'nice picture' - more than...
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Battery life

February 06, 2017 - Two brothers and their sister traveled to different parts of the world and had not been home in quite a while. As a gift...
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The times of our lives

January 25, 2017 - Family photographs - the times of our lives What's the most valuable thing you have in your home? For many of us, it's o...
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As long as you're happy

January 17, 2017 - If she has said it once, she must have said it twenty times a week during her sixty one years as a mother! “As long as...
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A walk in the black forest

January 10, 2017 - The family were "home" for the summer holidays in County Down and wanted to record their visit and celebrate their famil...
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My first Christmas as a grandfather

December 12, 2016 - Have yourself a very merry Christmas from Drew, Linda, Stephen, Philip, Katie....and little Harris The Gourley famil...
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Why I love my family portraits

December 08, 2016 - I make family portraits for many people. Today, I thought I'd share family portraits I have made for ME. The images all...
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A frame is not just for Christmas

December 02, 2016 - A lot of people don’t realise how much their wall art is going to mean to them, sometimes until long after their actual...
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Making time

November 24, 2016 - “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times", so begins Charles Dickens’ novel, A Tale of Two Cities. suggestin...
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Welcome to the smile factory....

November 17, 2016 - Many people say to me, "I like natural photographs. Can you do me looking natural?" To which I normally reply, “Sure! J...
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Keeping time

November 15, 2016 - I glanced at the "Now Serving" clock for the umpteenth time in just a few seconds. When I entered the surgery waiting r...
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Home from the match - in the back garden!

November 12, 2016 - I love this image of three brothers. It always makes me imagine them making their way home after a big match with frien...
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What is family....

October 16, 2016 - Family is one of nature’s masterpieces. George Santayana Each family, however modest its origin, possesses its own part...
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Time is a game

August 09, 2016 - Time is a game played beautifully by children. (Heraclitus) Diagnosed with CCHE, baby Joshua spent the first five month...
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Can the real summer please stand up!

August 04, 2016 - “The first week of August hangs at the very top of summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Fer...
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Do you do photoshop?

July 25, 2016 - I have met very few adults who actually look forward to being photographed. "I need to lose a few pounds" “I don’t p...
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A guy and a girl

July 10, 2016 - If a girl is out driving and she finds herself in unfamiliar surroundings, she will stop someone and ask for directions.
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Birthdays

June 27, 2016 - Uncharted waters. I lay there, staring up at the ceiling, somehow trying to ‘will’ the night not to end. I loved my tee...
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Every child you encounter is a divine appointment

June 13, 2016 - Jesus called a little child to stand among them. “Truly I tell you,” He said, “unless you change and become like little...
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Father and Son

June 09, 2016 - What father didn't hold his young son up and promise to be the best dad he could - better than his own dad? I remember...
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Never ask a woman her age

May 30, 2016 - My favorite age is now. I love my friendships, and I know I have fun things to look forward to. Kirsten Dunst A gentle...
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What your son needs to know

May 23, 2016 - Father admires his son; mother admires her boys Being a father - being a parent - is not as easy as the books and films...
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Fathers and daughters

May 17, 2016 - Father's Day 19th June How proud does this guy look? It’s not put on for the camera. He is genuinely “chuffed to bits”...
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Love lives here

May 10, 2016 - "You go through life wondering what is it all about but at the end of the day it's all about family " Rod Stewart Mo...
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Did I love you enough today?

March 01, 2016 - Drew is so easy going and friendly that you forget you are having a photo session, instead it's more of a chat and a lau...
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Live life loud

February 22, 2016 - "I was very nervous but Drew made us feel so at ease and relaxed. Drew was so friendly and chatty yet very professional...
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Every family has a story to tell

February 15, 2016 - Mum still raves about pic of all of us you took. Donna O'Hare Every family has a story to tell. Welcome to ours.......
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Will they embarrass me?

February 08, 2016 - Drew did a fantastic job when my three children went for their Photoshoot. He went out of his way to entertain them and...
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10 things your mother never told you

February 02, 2016 - "I love the very relaxed and natural style of his photography" Louise Wilkinson It's hard to define a mother without h...
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Well travelled siblings

January 04, 2016 - I love how Drew captures the feelings behind the photo, nothing is 'posed' or fake or looking. He captures the fun and t...
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Filling his boots

December 21, 2015 - Drew's kind nature and the personal atmosphere he creates makes for a truly beautiful photography experience. I have won...
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Every picture tells a story

December 15, 2015 - "(Drew's portraits) are natural, real and they touch you. They are what memories are about." Wendy Miniss 'Every pic...
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6 things people like you are saying about me

December 07, 2015 - "Drew was a lovely school teacher back in the day. But now he is a fabulous photographer with great love and creation in...
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4 things to tell your kids everyday

November 30, 2015 - Someone has said, "There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million!". And if you...
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Unconditional

November 25, 2015 - What it's like to be a parent: It's one of the hardest things you'll ever do but in exchange it teaches you the meaning...
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Reach out and touch someone’s hand – release a little “cuddle hormone”.....

November 18, 2015 - I loved the way young Cathal reaches out, instinctively, towards his daddy's hand.... When we’re young we seek security...
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Natural Family Photographs

October 06, 2015 - Women talk almost three times as much as men A research study tells us that women talk almost three times as much as me...
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Baby and Children's Photography in Northern Ireland

September 29, 2015 - I've photographed quite a few babies in the studio over the summer. Baby Grace was celebrating her First Birthday and he...
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Sister Dear!

September 08, 2015 - There's a lot I could say about sisters but hey, what do I know! I have two brothers and whilst I accused them many time...
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Kids grow up much too fast

August 26, 2015 - The end of August - the end of the holidays - and the beginning of a new school year, is a time when we realise how quic...
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Proud to Print

August 20, 2015 - You must save them to a floppy, they said. And so I did. And then they stopped making floppy disks. You must NOW save...
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Family Moments

July 15, 2015 - When the kids are young you never seem to have a moment to your self, for yourself or for each other. There's always som...
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Graduation Time

July 07, 2015 - What a relief it is to see your name on the board or check it online, confirming that you have passed your university de...
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Print your memories

June 18, 2015 - This was us on a family day at Stormont, probably around 1963. We took the Trolley Bus from the bottom of the Newtownard...
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Growing up too soon

June 16, 2015 - We've all been guilty of wanting to grow up too soon... When these cousins gathered at my studio for a portrait session...
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Pride and Joy

June 08, 2015 - You are your father's pride and joy - in many ways, his life's achievement. Maybe you or some of your siblings are not...
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First Communion

June 05, 2015 - Lord, I can’t say it in words… Can you please just listen through my heart….. First Holy Communion - St Colman's Par...
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Graduation Photography in Northern Ireland

June 03, 2015 - It's just over forty years since I started my degree course in 1974 and graduated four years later with a Queen's Univer...
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Happy Birthday Mum!

May 25, 2015 - Alan Wallace is getting married later in the summer - the first to fly the nest, so to speak - and thought it would be a...
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Father's Day Offer - limited offer - when they're gone, they're gone - they're gone!

May 17, 2015 - Drew will hold special Father's Day Mini Sessions on Saturday, 6th and Sunday, 7th June, for up to four parents and chil...
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Natural-Looking Family Portraits

May 13, 2015 - "My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me." - Jim Valvano Valvano's quo...
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The Perfect Mother

April 16, 2015 - There's no way to be the perfect mother - a million ways to be a good one ....and there's no time like the present to t...
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What's worth it?

April 10, 2015 - A family portrait photograph should capture the love and joy of family life, but also a landscape that has meaning, life...
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Christening

April 07, 2015 - It was a pleasure to photograph baby Grace and her family on her Christening Day. Living just outside Dromore and enjoyi...
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New Born Baby Girl

March 30, 2015 - I'm never quite sure whether the baby mimicks the mother's face or whether it's the other way round! Either way, an imag...
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Ziggy Played Guitar

March 25, 2015 - ...actually I played bass guitar when this photograph was taken. I listened to David Bowie's "Rebel, Rebel" the other d...
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A moment in time, a memory forever

March 18, 2015 - Drew's fine art "Contemporary" style of photography is fun and energetic. Particularly suited to younger families, the i...
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Home Rules

March 09, 2015 - Mums have been saying something similar for generations. We've all heard it over and over again, bless her! When we wer...
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What is it with mums and tea?

March 05, 2015 - Your mum deserves a medal - or at least a cup of tea - for never ever expecting anything in return for the countless thi...
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Is your mother a hero?

March 01, 2015 - Mothers are the sort of people who deserve the world, but who usually end up buying their own Christmas presents and wra...
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The story is now....

February 10, 2015 - Proud parents with their baby boy I recently congratulated a new mother on having her little boy, who's nine weeks now.
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A Family Portrait for Christmas

October 11, 2014 - WHAT TO BUY FOR CHRISTMAS Maybe I can help you.... You complain about the shops stocking Christmas goods and it's...
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Country Moments

October 05, 2014 - Country moments! I had a lot of those when I was young. We used to love visiting our granny in the country. Even though...
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Competition Time!

October 02, 2014 - “When we are children we seldom think of the future. This innocence leaves us free to enjoy ourselves as few adults can...
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I'd walk a million miles....

September 22, 2014 - Al Jolson sang, "I'd walk a million miles for one of your smiles" and who, amongst those of us above a certain age, can...
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Why?

September 05, 2014 - View the portfolio of Family Portraits here You may also like to view my blog post, Your family is your life's work....
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Late for something?

September 04, 2014 - Late for something? Don't worry! Today is Be Late for Something Day. Will you be trying this out today? C'mon, be outra...
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Sisters

August 29, 2014 - Sisters can make you happier! Sisters can make you happier: There are days when you'll find it very hard to believe, bu...
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Ethan

August 27, 2014 - Today is not just any old day.... it's YOUR day to SHINE! View the portfolio of Children's Portraits here If you've...
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History and Continuity

August 14, 2014 - I recently visited the Warner Bros Studio Tour, “Harry Potter World” at Leavesden. Many will know that I have a personal...
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Your family is your life's work

June 18, 2014 - There's an old saying that "Your family is your life's work". Very few, if any, people at the end of their life say some...
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Four little ladies

June 11, 2014 - Man, you’re beautiful. You’ll doubt this, and perhaps never believe it. It’ll be a goal of mine to ensure that you see t...
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Laugh a little every day

June 04, 2014 - Smile Live joyfully Laugh a little every day Now think for a moment about the question "What makes you laugh?" No dou...
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Ticked off

May 15, 2014 - Quote Soup is "a delicious blend of the best inspirational quotes" on Twitter. One of today's quotes which really made a...
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Family Story

May 12, 2014 - How will you tell the story of your family? I encourage my family clients to order large wall art for their homes - tha...
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If I had a shilling!

April 30, 2014 - Well, let's bring it up to date a wee bit. Scouts used to do, "Bob-a-Job". Scout Job Week was launched in Easter week 1...
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Can we just skip to summer now?

April 28, 2014 - Stay calm and get a tan! I had a client who received a Family Portrait Session token as a retirement gift from his work...
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After all these years

April 18, 2014 - Looking at this morning's papers with pictures of the Queen's annual Easter Thursday ritual of rewarding pensioners who...
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Not for you!

April 17, 2014 - Most of my business comes from photographing families. Parents want a record of their children as they grow older and mo...
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Dancing on the Bed

April 11, 2014 - I never met a child yet who didn't enjoy bouncing on their bed. Come to think of it, I never met an adult who never enjo...
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Girls just wanna have fun!

March 25, 2014 - Sisters are special. Sisters are friends. They laugh at jokes that no one else really understands. Sisters share memorie...
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Kitchen

March 25, 2014 - kitchen [kich-uhn] - noun A gathering place for friends and family. A place where memories are homemade and seasoned w...
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Christmas Baby

March 12, 2014 - Little William Alfie Jackson arrived on 7 December 2013 in time to enjoy his first family Christmas. I photographed him...
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1 mother + 1 daughter = 2 best friends!

March 10, 2014 - A daughter is someone you laugh with, dream with and love with all your heart.... ....for all your life. Why not cel...
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Adams Family

February 23, 2014 - The Adams Family: not so much a drama, just great craic, a good laugh and a wonderful time making pictures of lovely peo...
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Mother and Daughter

February 16, 2014 - "God could not be everywhere, therefore, he created mothers". (Hebrew Proverb) The relationship between a mother and he...
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Children are like flowers in a bouquet

February 07, 2014 - "Children in a family are like flowers in a bouquet: there's always one determined to face in an opposite direction fr...
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Within these walls....

November 25, 2013 - Within these walls we laugh the most, and love the best. Isn't it wonderful how safe and special we feel within our own...
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Perfect Trust

August 25, 2013 - It’s been a long day I couldn’t resist photographing this young lad as we shared a London Underground car travelling...
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My mother’s hands

August 13, 2013 - I’ll always remember my mother’s hands When I photograph babies and young children I often like to capture them managin...
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Flying the nest – it begins to happen every August

August 06, 2013 - It’s August! That means many things but among others: - the summer is officially half way through - students and thei...
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Professional family and children's portrait photography in Northern Ireland. Drew is a qualified Associate member of both the 'Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers' and the 'National Photographic Society'. He is qualified to Licentiate level with the 'Professional Photographers Association of Northern Ireland' and is a Master Photographer of the 'National Photographic Society'.

 

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