Making Friends, Photography Style

Geek Out About Photography

Being a photographer means that you don’t always get photos of yourself or photos with your little ones. So having a friend who is also a photographer is awesome. I first met Ally (Alison Armstrong Photography) about 5 years ago at a photography convention at Sprowston Manor in Norwich. We had both turned up on our own and headed to one of the seminars. I spotted Ally sitting on her own and thought she looked friendly and so went and sat with her. And so that was that, the start of a fantastic friendship. Someone we could both geek out with about photography.

We’ve done a lot together over the years. We have been to SWPP convention in London (The Society of Wedding & Portrait Photographers) a couple of times, where Ally bought far too many newborn props 😉 We’ve worked together shooting a wedding. And we have met up countless times to photograph each other and our little dudes too.

So here are few photos of the lovely Alison…

Eaton Park in Norwich is a fantastic location for photos, so many different backdrops including the Rotunda, the Lily pond and Rose garden. It also has yummy ice cream, which of course has to be tested during the summer time visits.

Headshots of Alison Armstrong at Eaton Park
Headshots of Alison Armstrong at Eaton Park

Ally is seriously hard core. Determined to get some maternity photos before Logan arrived, she braved the cold in March 2018 (in a very thin piece of material and bare feet) at Salhouse Broad. I, on the other hand was wearing boots, a thick coat and scarf (very sensible). We did get the shots, totally worth it.

Winter Maternity Photoshoot at Salhouse Broad
Winter Maternity Photoshoot at Salhouse Broad. Alison sitting on the ground surrounded by trees.

Whitlingham Country Park, another beautiful place for photos. After our two had had their naps in the pushchairs walking round the lake, we stopped at the ruins near the café. The autumn colours were almost unbelievable. The most bright, and stunning yellow leaves created a tunnel of leafy goldenness.  A photographers dream.

Mother and Baby shoot at Whitlingham Country Park. Cuddles in the ruins
Mother and baby Autumn photo shoot at Whitlingham Country Park.
Mother and Baby Autumn shoot at Whitlingham Country Park among the golden leaves
Mother and Baby Autumn shoot at Whitlingham Country Park
Hi I'm Katie, I'm 30ish and live in the lovely town of North Walsham with my husband Steven and little boy Daniel. I have a love of police dramas and comedy shows. I also have a passion for afternoon tea, don't mind if I do. And of course I have a great love of photography :)

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