Hello and many thanks for taking the time to find out about us, for having a look at our website and for viewing a selection of our work.
Focussed on Photography was a partnership jointly owned by Emma Hales and Mike Rannard, with Emma now taking sole ownership after Mike’s retirement. Mike is still very much involved in Photography and in fact he run’s a group that meet regularly at larger studio’s to work collaboratively, on professional and aspiring model’s shoots. You can find him and example’s of his work on Purple Port and his contact details remain the same as provided on our ‘contact us’ page.
We are both very keen photographers and first met at our local camera club where we soon discovered that we were in the process of individually setting up as professional photographers. A day out together with our cameras and a few meetings later it became clear that we got on well as friends and worked well together too and it therefore was a logical progression for us to set up in partnership together as this meant that we could pool our resources and experience. A few great years passed of working together and Mike moved to a wonderful village for his retirement, where he busily set about getting to know the local’s, continued to work on his photography portfolio and even volunteered his services as a bell ringer in the church, to name a few activities.
I’ve spent much of my working life in the world of telecommunications as a technician, manager, senior manager and eventually as a management consultant and I’ve always loved what I’ve done. I was also lucky enough to be able to take early retirement from that field, which meant that I could focus on my passions.
One of my earliest childhood memories was of a book called “Modern Photography 1938/39″ which my father kept at home for many years. I loved this book as a child and always wanted to be able to reproduce the kind of images that were within it. From that time onwards I’ve always taken great delight in studying photographs, both old and new, and now, thanks to my daughter, I’m lucky enough to have my own copy of the book!
When I bought my first digital camera my wife encouraged me to attend a series of training courses to learn how to use it properly. Since then I’ve invested in stacks of equipment and I’ve used lots of time and effort to put my learning into practice. Nothing currently excites me more than owning and running my own photography business.
I have 2 years studio experience and 4 years in the photographic industry working with a team specialising in family and children portraiture. I purchased my first DSLR camera in 2007 and for the past 6 years my unstoppable work ethic and passionate creativity has catapulted me into a love affair with photography. My aim with every shoot is to make you also fall in love with your own collection of beautiful images, as we enjoy your portrait experience together. Mike and I know this is always achievable through our unique, heart warming approach and open interaction with every member involved on the day of your shoot!
Together we are now FOCUSSED ON PHOTOGRAPHY.
We would love it if you were the next to benefit from a photo-shoot with us. We are really looking forward to hearing from you!