A perfect family activity for the Easter holidays

School holidays are always a time where families are looking for some inspiration on what to do. A quick post on Facebook, “anything on for the kids today”, is something that often pops up when there are children to be entertained.

Here at Kingshill Studios, we have exactly the right Easter activity, have professional family photographs taken. It’s probably something that may not have even crossed your mind, so here’s some reasons why you should book one of our family sessions today!

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Special Occasion Portraits: a personal project for a special birthday

Those of you who follow me on social media will know that there’s been a big personal event in my life recently: yip, my boy Spencer turned eighteen. Eighteen. I can scarcely believe it.

Life events always send my rifling through the photo albums - what can I say? I’ve always loved reminiscing with photographs in hand, even before I became a photographer - and I came across this gorgeous image of my little man when he was aged just four or so. I’ve always loved this photo of my Spencer. He’s dressed as one of his favourite superheroes of the time and I can remember that costume like it was only yesterday. How can it be that this boy is now a man?

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Why a Family Portrait Session Makes a Great Present...For Yourself

It’s Christmas! Here at Kingshill we can hardly believe it. In fact, for a while there we were in denial, but now with Shakin’ Stevens on the radio and tinsel popping up all over our social media feeds, it’s time to acknowledge that the festive season is well and truly upon us. So for this post, we thought we’d share why a family portrait session makes a great present… for yourself!

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The Surprising Benefits of Displaying Professional Family Portraits on your Walls

You’d think that the benefits of having gorgeous professional family portraits hanging on your walls would be obvious. And indeed, many of them are.

We’ve written persuasively about the reasons to have family photograph taken before. Professional family portraits show everyone at their best and mark special moments in your family’s history - births, birthdays (significant and less significant), anniversaries, moving ‘up’ schools and more. A photoshoot is a fantastic way to spend time together as a family and our special themed photoshoots, from whimsical newborn shoots to fine art fairyland portraits, are great fun for all involved.

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Supporting the local community - Westdyke Community Club

My eldest son plays for Westdyke U17s, so I was delighted when I was asked to do the team photographs for the January Awards!  The children and young men & women who came for their pictures (into a very small and warm room upstairs!!) were extremely well-behaved, and were a credit to their parents and to the Club.

The pictures can be viewed here:  https://susanrenee.smugmug.com/Events/Westdyke-CC-Awards-Jan-2017 and the password can be obtained from Gillian Robson, Westdyke Secretary.  The prints cost £10 for a 10x7 or a 10x5 and £15 for a 16x10.  £5 from each print will go back to Westdyke CC.   PLEASE CHECK THE CROP ON THE PRINT TO MAKE SURE THE SIZE OF PICTURE CHOSEN FITS. 

A little bit about the Club: It is administered and run by a central committee of volunteers and coaches, made up from the representation by all participating teams. There are youth coaches for all teams at minimum SFA level 3 qualification and higher. 

The Club is fortunate to have its own pitches, training area, changing accommodation and meeting facilities at Lawsondale, Westhill.

The Scottish Football Quality Mark is a youth football initiative which supports club development. It recognises the Club's organisation and administration and the coaching excellence on the pitch.

The continued aim is to foster the development of boys and girls at all ages. 
The last few years has seen the advent of coaching for the Under 8's, where the emphasis is placed on fun and enjoyment, whilst coaching the basic skills and techniques, which will hopefully stand them in good stead for the years ahead.

The ethos of the Club is to promote participation and enjoyment in suitable sporting facilities for the benefit of the local community and beyond. Westdyke Community Club is justly proud that several former players are currently playing at a senior level in the Highland League and at a Junior level. Westdyke looks forward to the future with much optimism.

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