A PROFESSIONAL photographer has been using Berwick’s natural and built environment as a stunning backdrop for her pictures.
Sarah Chappell, who has recently moved into a purpose-built studio on Berwick’s quayside, has been utalising the natural beauty the town has to offer to give her location shots the wow factor.
When she went on maternity leave from her job as a photographic technician in Newcastle five years ago, Sarah decided the time was right for a change in lifestyle. “
“I’d always dreamt of running my own business, and I really wanted to create my own work, so I set up Pictorial Photography,” she explained.
Five years on and now mum to Leo and Stella, Sarah is firmly established as a wedding, and location portrait photographer and offers her own unique, contemporary style to her clients.
“My fundamental aim is to really capture the spirit and personality of everyone that I photograph. To me, successful photography is all about being natural and spontaneous and, of course, having lots of fun,” she said.
Sarah’s next move was to take the business out of her home office and re-locate to a bright and beautiful, purpose-built studio on Berwick’s Quayside. The space serves as a portrait studio for maternity, babies and her new themed ‘mini shoots’ for children and families. The mini shoots kicked off with a fun, spooky session on Halloween, when children and families went along in all their spooky finery for some scary photographs and treats.
The studio also serves as a client viewing space, and photographs can be projected onto the wall to give a viewing experience away from home. The space also showcases a variety of framed pieces, canvas gallery wraps, and custom designed albums. Sarah can show and advise clients on how to display unique pieces of art at home using the latest technology.
Sarah is holding a studio open day on Saturday, November 10 from 10am-7pm, “It will be a great opportunity for people to chat, visit the new space, take advantage of a mini shoot sample and see first hand the new products and website,” she said.