Preston’s Got Talent – For Definite!!!

D3N_5680Wednesday and Thursday night have found me working with the Katy Holmes Trust, supporting one of their charity fundraising campaigns. I’ve been photographing singers, bands, musicians and dancers who all have two things in common – they’re from Preston and they’ve got talent!!!

Preston’s Got Talent is the name of the charity competition event which the Katy Holmes Trust are running, both to raise the profile of paediatric brain tumours and to fund further research.

Following two heats this week and one more heat in October, the best 15 acts chosen by the Judges will take part in the Grand Final on Friday 25th October. It takes place at Preston Playhouse  and the best bit – the winner will get to perform at the Preston Christmas Lights Switch-On, alongside an incredibly talented international singing star. (To book your tickets for the final please ring 01772 490718 or email prestonsgottalent@gmail.com with your phone number and ticket request.)

I’m delighted I’m able to support the event. In addition to photographing all of the acts as they perform, I’m also able to supply prints and enlargements of their images with sales proceeds going back to the Katy Holmes Trust.  Have a browse through the Heat 1 and Heat 2 images – hope you like them!!!

Preston's Got Talent - Stuart Homer Photography Ltd. for The Katy Holmes Trust

SPACE AID for Preston

SPACE AID Preston is a live music event taking place on Thursday 3rd January at Preston Grasshoppers RFL Club in Preston. The event is taking place to raise vital funds, needed for SPACE – the Multisensory Centre in Preston.

SPACE AID Preston live music event in aid of SPACE PrestonSPACE fulfils a unique role in helping adults and children with many disabilities and their carers. Funding is needed not only to complete improvements to the centre, but more fundamentally to allow the centre to stay open.

Stuart Homer Photography Ltd. is proud to support the event. We’ll have our studio on site for some fun portraits and will then print your photographs whilst you wait. If you ask them nicely, we’re sure the artists themselves won’t refuse a photograph with you. We’ll also be photographing their sets and will have those photographs to take home too as a reminder of the event.

Artists include the world famous Houghton Weavers, resident Cavern Band and friends The ROCKiTS, another good friend Stephen Bayliss and also Panache, Full Signal and more.

The afternoon starts at 2:00pm and continues into the evening at 7:30pm. Tickets are available for either or both parts of the event from Preston Marina on 01772 733595.

We’re really looking forward to supporting the event and can’t wait to see you there…

Winter Wedding Photography to wrap up 2012

Wedding portrait photography by Stuart Homer Photography Ltd.There’s something really special about Winter Wedding Photography…

Maybe it’s the extra romance that comes with cosy open log fires, the Christmas colours of red holly berries, the crisp low sunlight and the early dark nights.

Chris and Louise’s wedding at Bartle Hall in Preston this weekend had all of those things. It’s a beautiful  country hotel venue with open fires, a grand staircase and photogenic grounds.

The weather was kind too – winter wedding photography can be, erm… challenging at times, but on this occasion it wasn’t too cold to photograph portraits and traditional groups outside in the hotel’s grounds as well as using the portable studio lighting for indoor portraits too.

All in all a fantastic day from start to finish, and a fantastic way to round off 2012’s weddings – here’s to many more happy couples through the next twelve months.

To learn more about how I can help capture your perfect wedding day, please don’t hesitate to contact me.