As all our thoughts are on the COVID-19 situation and the world hunkers down, with many people sitting it out at home, the light in aberdeenphoto.com remains lit. During this challenging time, we wanted to share an update on the steps we are taking to keep things running as normally as possible, whilst keeping our customers, suppliers and delivery partners safe.
With everything that’s happening with Covid-19, I want to help businesses maintain ‘business as usual’. I’ve been trying to think of ways to help because I know what you must be worrying about right now: your staff, your business and regular customers who you won’t see for a while – it’s such a challenging and fluid situation. But what can I do? I am a photographer. I can only take photographs…. Photographs bring beauty or statements alive, they create memories and evidence…. so that is what I want to offer: my photographic skills. With many premises currently unoccupied with fewer or no staff, it may well be a good time to get those interior shots you’ve always meant to have – to show off your facilities, and to let clients know that you are looking forward to welcoming them back.
I understand that for those with a wedding in the next 3-6 months, it must be very difficult to know what to do. We have already had several weddings postponed until later in the year or until 2021. Obviously under these circumstances, all deposits can be carried forward. If you need to check availability for a new date, please call us at any time.
As all our thoughts are on the COVID-19 situation and everyone’s priority is safety, photography is unlikely to be a high priority. However, we are trying to keep busy and we have a blogpost explaining our policies during this difficult period.
We have a lot of portrait clients who have portraits to view and although we normally do not like on-line viewing, we have come up with good options to re-create the viewing experience at home. Once you have the link and password (which can be shared with your family), you can use the online information and communicate with us by email to look at the options and decide. Alternatively you can book an on-line, telephone or video appointment to discuss the options while you view your portraits.
At the end of last year, I was contacted by Linda from the US. She was recommended to me by her friend in Aberdeen, Karen, who has been a client of mine for a long time. Linda wanted a voucher sent to a friend celebrating a milestone Birthday. We communicated by text and email and a personalized voucher was proofed and approved by Linda before I posted it to Susan. Linda also paid for a bottle of champagne for the family to have at the studio session.
Last Wednesday was the official event to celebrate the launch of Welsh and Taylor, at the Chester Hotel.
The Welsh and Taylor team of Kieran, Martin, Maddie, and Emma were all there early to set up displays and be ready to welcome the guests. Holburn HiFi were also there showcasing beautiful Bang and Olufsen products, and playing the background music.
This property in Balmedie belongs to a professional photographer, Rhea. Rhea is an excellent wedding and portrait photographer but has no experience in interior photography so asked me to take the photographs to supply to her agent.
I was asked by Ambiance Interiors to photograph the work they completed on the extension of the Chester Hotel. Being a regular client of the hotel, I already knew how stunning it was and I was looking forward to this shoot.
I went at 7am on a December morning to get shots without daylight to get an evening feel which worked better for the bar to show of the lighting.
By mid morning, we had a nice winter sun which gave me the light I wanted for the Garden room.
In December I was asked by Harper UK to photograph a large Grillage that they had built. It was boked at very short notice, as the collection of it from their Colpy facility might have been happening the following day. The problem was that the weather was horrendous with very heavy rain. We decided to wait to see if the weather was going to improve. While waiting I took some shots of the workshop and the Harper UK team at work.