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Lorraine has just won a another award in July's SWPP photographic competition! The monthly competition attracts 21,000 entries per year in 32 categories and is open to all members of the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers across the world. Lorraine's only entry this month received a bronze award in the "wedding contemporary" category.
Lorraine has a really busy summer coming up with all the portraits, weddings and events she has booked so if you're finding it difficult to get to the studio to chat with her, why not come along and say hello at one of the wedding fairs and events she'll be at:
Sunday 5th September - The Bay's Wedding Exhibition, Cartmel Racecourse
Sunday 3rd October - Wedding Fayre, Graythwaite Manor Hotel
Thursday 14th October - Cumbria Chamber of Commerce, Growth 2010, Castle Green Hotel
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Lorraine has been interviewed this month for a feature in the summer edition of Cumbria Life Magazine due out in July!
Lorraine has just won a haul of awards in April's SWPP photographic competition! The monthly competition attracts 21,000 entries per year in 32 categories and is open to all members of the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers across the world. Lorraine's photographs received awards in the following categories:
Silver Award - Glamour
Silver Award - Children
Silver Award - Fashion and Beauty
Silver Award - Wedding Photojournalism
Bronze Award - Baby
Bronze Award - Open
Bronze Award - Traditional Portraiture
Lorraine has been busy working towards her qualifications for the Master Photographers Association (MPA) and is pleased to announce that her panel of 20 images has passed the first stage in her qualification process! Her panel of portrait images was judged by a group of industry experts on the MPA's stand at the country's largest photographic exhibition and trade show earlier this month and passed! Watch out for Lorraine becoming a fully fledged Licentiate of the MPA in the next few months once she completes the next phase of the qualification process!
Another first for Furness! Lorraine & Derek have just got back from a couple of days truly inspirational training with two of the UK's top ten wedding and fashion/portrait photographers. (Our thanks to Gemma, Adele and Mark for modelling in the the pictures)
The Good Wedding Guide
Check out the feature on our real life Bride and Groom Jane and Matt McClure who got married last year in the new 2010 edition of the Good Wedding Guide. The feature runs from pages 4-9 and includes lots of the wedding photographs taken by Lorraine and Derek on Jane & Matt's big day! You can also download a pdf of the feature here.
Lorraine is now offering unique and exclusive signature pictures incorporating several images from your last Powder and Paint Photo Shoot in a single picture framed, mounted and signed. Contact us for more details!
Valentines Day Special
(Feb 14th 2010)
The ideal gift for partners and couples of all ages, the Valentine's photo shoot package includes a solid 8 x 6 "Glacier" acrylic block beautifully presented in a material lined black presentation box. The block gives a prism effect allowing you to view the image in different ways from many angles. Ideal for your coffee table at home or offices desk!
Mothers Day Special
(Mar 14th 2010)
Why not treat your mum, young or old to a fabulous make-over photo shoot. Packages can include make-up and photo shoot: make-up, hair and photo shoot or just a photo shoot. The make-over photo shoot is a brilliant gift for mothers day and can be given as a gift voucher/card which can be used whenever she's ready! (normally within 6 months) Go on and make your mum star for a day.
Free introductory offer only for existing clients!
We are also offering an exclusive photographic keepsake to existing customers who book one of the above or who refer one of their friends to us for a photo shoot! The keepsake is a handy, beautifully presented selection of several of your Powder and Paint photographs in a pocket sized, compact personalised sleeve. This item is not available for sale and is our way of thanking you when one of your friends books a shoot with us! Contact us for more details and quote "keepsake"!
Lorraine and Derek will be at the following wedding fairs over the next couple of months. Why not come along and view our sample albums and have a chat about your photography requirements for your big day:
Underwood Hotel, Millom - 14th February 2010
Abbey House Hotel, Barrow - 21st February 2010
Netherwood Hotel, Grange - 28th March 2010
"Eternity by Nina"
We will also be attending the champagne reception at the grand opening of Furness' newest Bridal store "Eternity by Nina" on Saturday 13th February 2010. The store at 121 Rawlinson Street, Barrow is owned by Lorraine's sister Nina and offers exclusive bridal gowns from leading designers such as:
- Maggie Sottero
- Amanda Wyatt
- Eternity Bridal
- Ronald Joyce
- Alyce Designs
This exclusive event is by invitation only. For further information please contact us
July 09 - See how Style Duo Lorraine and Sharon transformed the ladies of Kendal on pages 40-51 of the summer issue of the Limited Edition Magazine. You can also view a pdf of the feature.
SUMMER MADNESS! The weekend heat must have gone to Lorraine's head! She's offering all wedding on-line print orders at last years prices until September 2009!
May 09 - The Style Duo will be working their magic on the ladies of Kendal this month in time for the Summer 2009 issue of the Limited Edition Magazine! If you're in the vicinity of the Westmorland Gazette's office in Wainwrights Yard, Kendal on May 22nd 2009, you could be plucked off the street and chosen to have your very own Syle Duo Make-over!
April 09 - Watch out for one of Lorraine's photographs on the front page (and inside!) of the new registrars guide to getting married in Cumbria. The guide, entitled "Cumbria & The Lakes - A Special Place for your Wedding" will be out shortly.
March 09 - Lorraine has become a Licentiate of the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers (LSWPP)! This is a recognised qualification from the Society with judging from amongst the most skilful practitioners in the World!
To see Lorraine as featured in Cumbria's Limited Edition Magazine go to the Style Duo page
Watch out for Lorraine's forthcoming exhibition at Forum 28 in Barrow in Furness during Jul-Aug 09.