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Freedom Quay - Marina Apartment - Hull City Centre

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 I photographed a beautiful home this week: a top-floor 2 bedroomed apartment overlooking Hull marina.  We even had a sunny day to make the most of it!  The highlight of this property was the picture window, running most of the width of the spacious living area.  You could see the marina, the docks, Hull Minster and The Deep.  I could imagine sitting there in a comfortable chair, just watching the world go by. I also did a virtual tour, for a walk-through of the entire place: the link is at the bottom of this page. Take a look!

Virtual tours - a walk around the showroom of S-Zone UK Ltd

A while back I was contacted by Andy of S-Zone, a business based in Hull, as he was interested in the virtual tours for his company.  They wanted something they could easily share on the their social media pages so potential customers can walk around their showroom and see the products they offer. Here is the tour I created for them.  They offer a vast range of of awnings, parasols, canopies, pavilions, outdoor furniture and cafe barriers to suit a wide range of applications across many business sections varying from cafe bars, restaurants, pubs, high street shops and schools right through to homes.  Their showroom was prepared beautifully, and with expansion happening soon we will see more in the near future, but for the time being Andy had certain key spots he wanted highlighting.  They also have links to their products if customers need more information, as well as direct contact links.  For more details about getting your business online visually, get in touch for a chat about you

Property for sale - home photography in Howden

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I was asked by a friend to photograph her house as she was putting it on the market.  She knows I am a property photographer - I've been photographing houses for estate agents and property owners in East Yorkshire for about six years now around - and she wanted her house to be shown in the best way possible. She has had the house about two years and had completely refurbished it - new plastering, new flooring, all redecorated - so I knew it would be beautiful, and jumped at the chance.  We also did a virtual tour, as the worry of COVID could put people off a physical viewing. An hour after going live on the agent's website, she had two viewing booked.  Within a few days she had offers of the asking price! More details about house photography are at my website   Oh, and here, is that virtual tour!   

Zoe & Rob's Wedding at Beverley Minster & Tickton Grange

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This weekend I was glad to present Zoe and Rob with their lovely leather-bound wedding album.  This is the story of their special day.  After five months of not photographing weddings due to the COVID19 lockdown, it was such a relief to hear that Zoe and Rob were sticking to their plan and going ahead, albeit with the government restrictions on numbers.  With less than 30 guests, the shortened ceremony took place at Beverley Minster, before a trip to the Westwood for some photos at the Black Mill, their special place where Rob proposed, then to Tickton Grange for their reception.  It was held outdoors in one of their open-sided buildings at The Farmstead, and despite a bit of wind, the weather held out for this brave couple!    If you think planning a wedding is hard work, consider this - they grew and arranged all of their bouquets!

Commercial portrait shoot for Annette

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Annette was setting up a website for her nutritional therapy and yoga business and needed some photographs for it -  "I don't have any nice ones of myself!" I went along to her home (a little village I had never heard of before, somewhere between Driffield and Pocklington) and took some relaxed portraits of her at her "desk" in her lovely kitchen/diner, and out in the garden, before some yoga poses in the lounge. The results can be found at her new website -  annettejames-yoga.co.uk but these are a few of my personal favourites. For more information about arranging a professional photoshoot for your small or medium business, get in touch at www.dbrookphoto.co.uk

Stephanie's photoshoot!

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One of the last images from the shoot - fantastic! A while back I put on the offer of a free photoshoot (details here if you missed it).  Our winner was Stephanie, who came to my studio in Hull a few weeks ago.  She entered the draw because she was dared by her fiance!  As is usually the case, she was a little bit nervous, having never done such a thing, and especially as it was all about her - nowhere to hide! Looking through the images, I could see she was soon getting into it, with some real energy coming out.   The point of the one-to-one shoot is to help gain some confidence, and this was particularly useful as she has her wedding coming up next year. 😀 There will be more offers coming up so keep an eye on the social media pages! Facebook   Instagram  

North East Lincolnshire Property Shoot

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 I had a bit of a road trip today, venturing over the Humber Bridge into North Lincolnshire and then North East Lincolnshire (and possibly dipping between them for a while) ending up at a lovely detached house up for sale in Aylesby.   A lovely established garden looking out onto fields behind in a rural setting, with a summer house and pool room (not the watery type 😁) For more information about making your house get the maximum interest, go to my  website