Birthday Girl

Our delightful, funny, charming, inquisitive, energetic, gorgeous grand-daughter, Isla Fearne Davidson, is celebrating her 2nd birthday today.  So you wouldn’t expect anything other than a picture of her today would you?

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Happy Birthday Isla, love you loads!



Pets Provide Good Portraits Too

It didn’t take long with this lovely lad to get him used to a camera enough to take some lovely portraits of him.

Isn’t he adorable?  His name is Dax.

Dax 1 WL Dax 2 WL

Dax 3 WL

Simple but effective portraiture that Gran will love



A simple crop and an effective colour selection is great with this sort of subject for christening cards, invitations or merely in a frame for Gran for Christmas.  This little lady is the newest member of our family and has already had thousands of photographs taken of her!  She is quite a model.

Portraiture is all about the connection with the eyes and something like this, large on a plain wall is truly magnetic.

It will attract a lot of attention and discussion – so get one yourself!

All of a sudden its Autumn!

Time is truly flying and we’ve had the most amazing summer haven’t we?  Anyway, all of a sudden its Autumn and on the very first (meteorogically speaking) day of this lovely new season, I was out grabbing some seasonal beauties.








And Phoebe was keeping her eye on me, that’s for sure!

Wonderful sights and sounds of summer

Whilst out on Monday, I came across these fields in the RSPB reserve at Dinas near Llandovery, South Wales:

Bluebells1 Bluebells2 Bluebells3 Bluebells5 Bluebells12 Bluebells6Aren’t they lovely?  And whilst in the process of shooting this series, I heard this:

What a perfect accompaniment to a great photo shoot.  This location would be perfect at this time of year for an engagement shoot – grab it whilst you can 🙂

Marissa Mayer says there’s “No such thing as professional photographers anymore” – I say POPPYCOCK!

Ms Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo! has been ruffling feathers yet again.  This week she’s done it again over the new Flickr design.  What do you think of the new Flickr design by the way?  Like or no like? , so she might well be worth keeping an eye on!  Notoriety is not altogether a good thing.  I like quirky a lot, but there is only so much silly things someone in a VERY high position can say, before their reputation does down the pan and nobody listens anymore.  So … consider this recent missive of hers:

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Photography is one of my true loves.  And a comment like this is sure to get me REALLY worked up.  I’m still in awe of many professional photographers who are able to produce sheer works of art by standing on the same spot as me.  The great Ansel Adams said:

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“You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.” ― Ansel Adams

 However, according to Ms Mayer, this professional skill does not exist anymore.  Poppycock!

Here is a link to a rant, from a now extinct professional photographer on how it made her  feel.

If you require a professionally taken photograph, give me a call (before we all turn into DoDo’s!)

Happy St Dwynwen’s Day!

stdwynwenToday, in Wales, its St Dwynwen’s Day.  This is our equivalent of St Valentine, although not officially recognised by the Vatican any longer.  We think that’s the Vatican’s loss 🙂  So today, lets focus on friendships and relationships and those we love.

What better way to celebrate the day than to want a great picture of you and your loved one, to keep the loving memory alive for all time?

Think about it, if not this year, then plan ahead and organise a treat your other half will remember forever.

Massive brownie points on offer here – so what are you waiting for?

Give us a call: 01550 720902 / 07932 641313 will give you a present to beat all others.

2012 in review

The stats folk have prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. It’s relatively new and young so here’s a big thankyou to all those 1400 viewers in 2012.  Please do spread the word and come back for more in 2013 🙂

Here’s an excerpt:

The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner can carry about 250 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,400 times in 2012. If it were a Dreamliner, it would take about 6 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Aresko Photography Has Relocated


We have finally relocated and are now based near Llandovery, South Wales.

New contact details are as follows:

Telephone : 01550 720902

mobile : 07932 641313

Mail :

Skype : areskoltd

Facebook :

Twitter : @PhotosByAresko

What better place is there than the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park, to come and be photographed (engagement or any other lifestyle portraits against spectacular scenery)?

We come to you too of course, but think about creating that all important time and space for the most unique photographic experience (accommodation available)!

Christmas Shopping

It’s that time of the year again when you begin to think

“What can I get for my wife/husband/boyfriend/girlfriend/mother/granny/father/grandad etc?”

Well here you go, let me take the thinking out of the equation for you and by picking up this FANTASTIC 50% off VOUCHER for something you will cherish forever.

Your thoughtfulness in giving this will be spoken about for years to come.

Merry Christmas! Go on – you know they are worth it 🙂

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