The last few months have been challenging for all. One aspect I personally kept thinking about - imagine having a newborn or young children, and being unable to visit grandparents and great grandparents - or any other family for that matter. All that lost time and lost memories. Young children change so much, missing out on seeing them has been one of the hardest things about the lock down period for many of us.
Then I found Charlie Summers Portraits on Facebook, and really loved what she was doing. Charlie was offering outdoor, socially distanced photo shoots, and the images I saw were truly beautiful. So I reached out to her, and that is how the Raring2go! Hereford and Worcester photo shoot competition came about!
Charlie donated an outdoor photo shoot for one family, including one free image for them, and we felt it would be the icing on the cake if one of the images captured became our front cover for the Autumn edition of the Raring2go! Hereford and Worcester magazine. We received over 40 entries, and were delighted to let our winner - mum Lydia - know that she had won. Lydia contacted me afterwards to share the experience. She told me 'Charlie was fantastic to be photographed by. She was so good with my daughter and put her and us at ease straight away. We weren't sure of a location but Charlie suggested a wonderful spot with beautiful scenery, definitely somewhere we'll return to. All in all a relaxed and enjoyable morning.' Lydia went on to share a thank you message of her very own which her daughter wanted to send to Charlie.
Charlie has kindly offered runners up prizes to now be drawn - so if you entered, please check your emails, as you may be one of those lucky runners up!
We are thrilled to hear what a great experience Lydia, her partner Chris, and her daughter had on the Charlie Summers Portraits photo shoot. And after seeing the shots taken, we can hardly wait to share the beautiful front cover in Autumn!
You can view some of Charlie Summers Portraits images on her website here.
Mum. Nan. And editor of Raring2go! Hereford & Worcester.