Baby of the Year

It's that time of year again, The Baby of the Year Competition!

We've been running this competition with the Guernsey Press for 9 years and together with the Face of the Year Competition have seen babies and children coming back annually.

For a week each September, our studio is filled with the sounds of adults blowing raspberries and children giggling.  It's incredibly hard work but so rewarding when you see the finished portraits.

The first advert is due to be published next week in the Press and we're ready for the phone calls to start.  Emma insists on a paper diary with a pencil and eraser attached, John moans each year that it would be far superior to use a digital version.  Considering it's Emma who controls all of the administration, guess who usually wins?

Summer Special Portraits

It is that time of year again.  Time to escape from work during our long summer evenings to have a family portrait at one of our beautiful locations.  For the brave, I am happy to capture early morning images from 6am onwards. The light has a very different feel with the mist rising off the land as the sun rises and there is no one else on the beach!

This year, one of our families, whose photo shoot is taken during July and August, will also be entered into our draw to win a 20x24 inch canvas wrap of their favourite image.

The price hasn't changed from previous years, it is £50 for the session and that also includes a beautiful 10x8 inch print in one of our mounts.

The sessions are taken after 5pm in the evening, Monday to Saturday, unless you dare book an early session!  This allows me to use the best light in the day and allows you time to get home from work and change into something comfy. You can bring wine if you want to make it more relaxing.

Just call us on 231555 or email john@fitzgeralds.co.gg for more info and to make sure you are in a chance for our great prize.

Heritage Window Competition

We were delighted to be involved in the Visit Guernsey Heritage Window Competition to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Guernsey.  It became a real team effort from cutting out card cameras, to planting colour themed flowers and sourcing archive photographs with the help of the Guernsey Press.

What the competition has shown is how brilliantly Guernsey businesses can independently co-ordinate.  You only have to drive round the island to see bunting, photographs and memorabilia decorating homes and shop windows.

We're a local company who are proud to celebrate the Liberation of Guernsey not only for the historical reasons but also how it has shaped our island to the present day.

It's been a good week!

Amy and Ellie both seem to be settling in to our varied days at Fitzgeralds. They have both joined me during playgroup sessions during the week, helping me with the kit and encouraging the little one to give us their best smiles.  Along with our Wednesday rush of passports, we have also created studio portraits and have been sitting accountants in a big pink chair. The ladies though it was fun, not sure about the men though!  Lots of printing to prepare which gives me a great opportunity to expand my girls knowledge of Photoshop and Lightroom.

Do contact us if you have a need for great photography, we will always be happy to provide a quote for you.

Our customers love us

I came across this amazing testimonial about our services very recently, so I thought that I would share it with you. Thank you Chris, your words are lovely.

 

"Fitzgerald's epitomises what a 'small' business should be, even though it's pretty big! Starting from the polite greeting right the way through to the cheery "Thank you, goodbye and take care", the whole experience of being there is a good one. Even when you're unsure of the technology or the correct term you are immediately put at ease by the reassurance that all the staff are competent, there to help and willing to go the extra mile. Many people have become nervous of technology in this ever changing world but John has always embraced changes, kept afoot of developments and as a result is always on the cutting edge of all that can be done in the world of printing and photography. This is wonderful news for all those who struggle and it's totally reassuring that you will get what you want, even if initially you are not entirely sure yourself. I have used Fitzgeralds printing services for hundreds of prints. The quality of product and service has always been impeccable which is why I continue to go back. Between you and I, everything I have done there could be done from my computer at home, which is beyond marvelous but guess what? I choose to go in to the shop because it's such a pleasant experience. I would not hesitate to recommend Fitzgeralds for printing, photo shoots, passport images or even for advice on all things photographic. Lovely knowledgeable people who will always deliver."

Our new helpers!

We welcome Amy. She is amazing, I only have to show her how to do something once and she has got an immediate grasp.  Confident and not afraid to ask me questions, Amy is a great addition to our team.

 

From March, we will also welcome Ellie, but more about her once she is working with us.

Rachel

Well, she has worked with me for nearly 15 years, but being a mummy beckoned.  So Rachel and Dave are now the loving parents of Theo Jasper. They are all very happy and healthy and I am looking forward to taking some portrait photographs of young Theo.