Photos from The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

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Travel Photography: The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone
Photographer: Simon J. Newbury
Date: April, 2019


Tina and I recently visited Ukraine for some travel photography. We made a visit to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone to photograph many abandoned buildings in some small villages surrounding the nuclear plant and around Pripyat, the city close to Reactor Number 4 which exploded on April 26, 1986 which led to the evacuation of Pripyat and the 30km Exclusion Zone.

Gift Vouchers Available Now!

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Christmas gift vouchers from Simon J. Newbury Photography are available now. Vouchers are available for family photography, portraits, band/musician photography or pet photography. Vouchers can be purchased for any of our great value all inclusive packages and can be sent out digitally if required!

Christmas Gift Vouchers Available Now!

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Christmas gift vouchers from Simon J. Newbury Photography are available now. Vouchers are available for family photography, band and musician photography or pet photography. Vouchers can be purchased for any of our great value all inclusive packages and can be sent out digitally if required!

Pet Photography: Kittens Pumpkin and Gordon

Pet Photography: Kittens Pumpkin and Gordon
Pet Photographer: Simon J. Newbury
Editor & Assistant: Tina Newbury


Pet Photography: Kittens Pumpkin and Gordon

Pet photography can be quite demanding, and also very rewarding! We are both pet lovers and always enjoying photographing pets. We offer professional pet photography and shoot either on location (out in the park with dogs is great) or at home by bringing our mobile studio. For little kittens the mobile studio is always the preference. Firstly it keeps the kittens at ease by being in their own home, not heading out to an unknown studio with lots of strange surroundings and big lights and strange things. Secondly there is no end of favourite toys, treats and trouser legs to keep them entertained!

Christmas Gift Vouchers

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Simon J. Newbury Photography are very pleased to offer gift vouchers across our professional photography range in time for Christmas! We can send out vouchers digitally which can then be printed off and presented to the receipient for Christmas. The receipient of the gift voucher can then get in touch with us to make their booking at a time that suits them!

Christmas gift vouchers can be used for any number of photo-shoots with Simon J. Newbury Photography, your local award winning photographer! It could be a nice family portrait, a photo-shoot of the kids or even the pets can get in on the action! We are also able to offer gift vouchers for band promo photography if you know any budding musicians!

Family Photography: Rosie

Family Photography Clients: Tess & Rosie
Location: Queens Park, Crewe, Cheshire
Photographer: Simon J. Newbury


 Family Photography: Rosie

With the wonderful colours that comes with autumn it makes for great location photography. As well as studio style photoshoots we offer location shoots. Tess opted for a shoot in the wonderful Queens Park in Crewe. Queens Park boasts so many great locations and we are able to get a good range of images.

New Website Launch

We have been working on a brand new website behind the scenes and are now very pleased to announce that our main photography website is now live.

We recently launched a brand new dedicated website for our wedding photography and we also have a dedicated site for our Urban Portraits. All sites are now live and all part of the Simon J. Newbury online family!

The new site has all the galleries that our old site had as well as a new offers page where we will be running regular photography special offers. We have also added some share buttons for Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus so you can share your favourite photos with your friends!

We really hope you enjoy the new site!

Simon J. Newbury Photography

Simon J. Newbury Wedding Photography

Urban Portraits by Simon J. Newbury Photography

Adam leads out Nantwich Town as Mascot

It’s certainly been a busy week at SJN Towers. Ed Miliband’s visit to Pickmere Court in Crewe was followed by my visit to Media City to meet and photograph Sir Alex Ferguson. Saturday was back to a bit of normality with the visit of Ashton United to the Weaver Stadium.

It was my absolute pleasure to arrange for young Adam Standring, star of the CAFT charity calendar, to be the mascot for Nantwich Town and lead the team out for kick-off. Adam warmed up with the team on the pitch before the game and had a kick around with Caspar Hughes.

Here are a few photographs of Adam’s special day with Nantwich Town FC.

Adam as mascot at Nantwich Town FC

Adam as mascot at Nantwich Town FC

Adam as mascot at Nantwich Town FC

Adam as mascot at Nantwich Town FC

Adam as mascot at Nantwich Town FC with Caspar Hughes

Adam as mascot at Nantwich Town FC with Caspar Hughes

Adam as mascot at Nantwich Town FC

Adam as mascot at Nantwich Town FC

Adam as mascot at Nantwich Town FC with the Officials and team Captains

Adam as mascot at Nantwich Town FC with the Officials and team Captains

Aaron Cole in action for Nantwich Town against Ashton Utd

Aaron Cole in action for Nantwich Town against Ashton Utd

 

Portraits & Weddings – Review of the Year

Well its been a good year on both the wedding and portrait photography fronts. It’s great getting to meet well known people and quite often celebrities make for good portraits because they must be posing all the time!

Portrait Photography, celebrity portraits

Main Image: Jonny Brain (Goalkeeper). Top Left: Chris Ramsey (Comedian). Bottom Left: Michael Dixon (Actor). Top Right: Beth Tweddle (Gymnast). Bottom Right: Dorsey Levins (American Footballer).

Among some of the faces we have made portraits of this year are: Tim Wonnacott (BBC Bargain Hunt), Richard O’Brien (Crystal Maze), Chris Ramsey (Hebburn), Perry Fenwick (Eastenders), Daniel Ilabaca (Freerunner), Right Said Fred, Dorsey Levens (Green Bay Packers Superbowl Winner), Beth Tweddle (GB Olympic medalist), Eddie Izzard, Dion Dublin, Steve Claridge, Tony Christie, Guy Garvey (Elbow), Darren Fletcher (Man Utd), Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur), Kevin Painter (Darts), Steve Beaton, Colin Lloyd, Michael Dixon (actor), Rebecca Pitkin (Actress), Jonny Brain (goalkeeper), Charlotte Bradbury (swimmer), Ed Miliband, Yvette Cooper MP and Alan Johnson MP.

But, as I always say, I love making portraits of non celebrities far more. An example of this is the Urban Portrait project. Other than the Sherborne Regeneration Project I undertook with Cruden and Wulvern the Urban Portrait has become my biggest project to date. It never really started as a project but which I did the first portrait and showed it to people the popularity was immense. Before I knew it I had a raft of volunteers wanting to be in an Urban Portrait, and the project was born! I am really loving working on the project and held a successful exhibition back in July. I was really flattered to get a foreword to the project from renowned rock photographer Ian Tilton. Talks are currently underway to turn the project into a book of 53 portraits. We also have a dedicated site www.urbanportrait.co.uk

It has also been a busy year of wedding photography. Tina and I have been lucky to attend a wonderful array of weddings and get to some new venues as well as a few we have photographed at before. We were really pleased to get all our bespoke wedding books over from Italy and delivered to our clients in good time for Christmas. A few of the new venues we photographed at this year include: Wincham Hall, Northwich, Soughton Hall, Flintshire, Old Hall, Madeley, Haslington Hall, Cheshire, Bangor-On-Dee Racecourse, Reaseheath, Nantwich, and St. Oswalds Church, Bickley. We’ve got quite a few weddings booked in for next year and room for more!!

We have plans to launch a dedicated website to our wedding photography in early 2013! We’ll keep you posted!

Interception Promo Photography

We recently took a booking from Crewe band Interception. They wanted a set of band images for promotional purposes. They came up with an idea to shoot at a scrapyard in Sandbach which has, of all things, an old Russian aircraft!

Needless to say such an interesting visual landscape led to a great shoot and some really interesting photos!

The images are very akin to the Urban Portrait project. We have managed to photograph several bands now in the Urban Portrait style, and indeed it was this that inspired the shoot with Interception! We’ve done similar shoots with Son Of Shinobi (which appeared on their album artwork) and Human Condition.

The book idea has had a few changes. Initially it had been hoped to produce the book in time for Christmas but it seemed mad to rush it so it’s still under way and will hopefully be available early in 2013. The book will now be bigger in physical size as well as having more portraits inside. The overall product will be much better than the original plan which can only be good!

You can purchase one here: http://www.justgiving.com/Guy-Standring1

The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust charity calendar we worked on is now available and is being snapped up. They are only £6 and it gives us great pride to think that the idea that Simon had to do something worthwhile for the local Cheshire charity has proved to be a huge success. Thanks to the support of individuals and local companies every single penny of profit the calendars make goes straight to the Farm! Nantwich Town FC are very supportive of the calendar and have allowed us to sell the calendars at the Marine game on December 29th. Adam, featured in the calendar, whose mum Lorraine did all the organisation for the calendar, will lead the team out as mascot!

All of our bespoke wedding books arrived in good time from Italy and have been delivered to happy clients! It’s been really good to see the final products and get them to the happy couples in good time for Christmas. All the books were designed by Tina exactly how the customer wanted! We’ve also taken quite a few orders for parent books, which are duplicates of the main wedding books and make ideal Christmas presents!!

And as we get closer and closer to Christmas it’s a good time to let everyone know we offer gift vouchers. If you are interested, just get in touch!!