About Penny Hardie

Penny Hardie Photographer

 

“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”
Aaron Siskind

It’s all about you. I take pictures of you on your special days, weddings, parties or holidays on the beautiful Isle of Skye. In this simply amazing setting I capture your magic moments, your family and the fun you have with your pets. I am a Craftsman with the Guild of Professional Photographers and regularly attend training events so that you can be sure of great photographs.

Portfolio

Recent Work

 

I’ve Moved!

I’ve Moved!

It has been way too long since I last updated my website and wrote any new posts for it, but I have been busy. After yet another holiday visit to the beautiful Isle of Skye in September 2016, I drove back to my home of 20 years and my studio and just didn’t feel ‘the love’ any more. The usual feeling of being thankful to be home was no longer there and the prospect of the run up to Christmas in the Post Office I owned was desperately unappealing, so I took action. I phoned an estate agent the very next day and put my lovely cottage on the market… and to cut a long story about offers, gazzumping and buyers pulling out at the last minute I moved to Skye on 31st March 2017. The Isle of Skye has huge appeal for me. The mountains, the sea, the slower pace of life and and the ‘can do’ attitude of people here are so refreshing after busy roads, busy people and NIMBYism on a grand scale. I am 51 and my time for big adventures is becoming more limited and starting again 630 miles from where I had lived for over 30 years felt like a big step. House renovations have proven quite stressful at times, and are still a long way from being finished, but everything else has been, surprisingly, fine. I am not sure I would want to take a cat on a twelve hour car journey again in a hurry and living in a building site had some interesting moments but with hindsight it has all... read more

Joshua’s Dragon

Joshua’s mum and dad have taken out a package with me to photograph him at key stages during his first year. For his six month shoot he brought his gorgeous dragon to the studio in Upton Grey to join in the fun.   We have arranged four shoots for Joshua from bump to aged one and so far he has been a star all the way through! I love this kind of photography as I get to see my clients grow and their personalities develop. The last time he was photographed with Big Bear you could hardly see him!  ... read more

Double Trouble!

Caspar and James came to the studio to have their pictures taken for their dad’s birthday present. It’s funny how often children don’t behave the way their parents expect – James hated the flash and Caspar just loved the whole experience, even wrestling me out of the way so that he could take the pictures, which is no mean feat for a 15 month old! Mum was convinced that Caspar would hate it. It soon became clear that my very limited toy collection had lots of appeal but by far the favourite was an old wooden apple crate which made for some fun, simple portraits that I hope their dad will... read more

An Angel in the Studio

  For a special Mother’s Day present I decided to get creative in the studio and fling some flour. Rosie’s mum loves previous pictures I have taken of her dancing and I thought it would be fun to try something a little different. There are lots of photographs on the internet of dancers with flour. The fine powder show movement without blur and can have a very magical effect. Due to the size of my studio we were unable to have Rosie jumping to her full extent and decided on a quieter feel to the shots and keeping the focus on her face. I left flour on  the floor  and added  grain to give it a ‘work shop’ feeling and kept editing down to a minimum. Getting the flour to fall in the right shapes meant that some of the arm movements we needed were not technically ballet correct. The angel wings took quite a bit of practice but the skirt was the result of me taking the shot too early, but I really like the simplicity of it. Using flour can be quite dangerous as it is easy to breathe in and so we had limited time in a small space, but I think we will make someone’sMother’s Day... read more

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