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Documentary Wedding photography based in Chester UK. A UK and International Photographer creating documentary, quirky, relaxed wedding photography   

The lowry Event with Homestart

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Sarah Janes wedding photography based In Chester UK and covering, Wales, Wirral, Liverpool, Manchester, London, Sheffield, Cotswolds, Lancashire, Bradford, London

The lowry Event with Homestart

Sarah Sadler

I adore weddings, and although I started out on my-dream-job-as-a-wedding photographer 11 years ago, I never imagined that it would take my photography to these new adventures today..

Recently I met up with an client {at a wedding!} I had taken head shots for her business website as a life coach.  I remember spending quite some time with her chatting about this, that and life, when we met up she said "All those years ago you said you wanted to photograph women...and use those images to empower them.  When I saw Red Shoe I thought Wow she did it!"

I never thought that the idea would come to life, there certainly was not a plan in place! ...but I guess sometimes you simply have an idea, you have a belief in something and as long as you are fixed to that...well anything can happen.

So when Jo from The Media Room approached me over 18 months ago with an idea for the greater Manchester home-start....The Lowry event.  Lets showcase what this amazing charity does for the many Greater Manchester families they help and support!!

The Media Room and Sarah Janes Photography

Jo and Sarah, are currently working on a collaboration called ‘Telling Their Stories’.
A reportage photography project across Greater Manchester that documents through obseverational photography, the difference that the Home-Start Greater Manchester charity has made to three families lives and the personal journeys they have been on. For more information visit the Gallery page. The full photo essays will be on display at The Lowry, Salford Quays, in September 2015.

You may view the "Telling Their Stories" trailer here

looking back now at my childhood, I would have been a home-start family, horrendous domestic abuse ruled our home with a fist.

Again...I was given the opportunity to use photography to showcase something that was so deeply personal and raw to me.

When I began the "Home-Start journey" I felt that these strong, resilient families with devastating stories would have had the biggest impact upon me.  But it was not.

It was the many volunteers.

These volunteers give up their time every week, put away any judgment, and show utter compassion and understanding where many would turn away.  Some families have not been given the building blocks for life! Their foundations are built from their childhood....The Home-Start volunteers are there to help and support parents so their children are given the opportunities they were not.

Founder of Home-Start Margaret Harrison CBE had an idea

“When my three children were young, I was involved in voluntary work with parents and children here in Leicester – in children's homes, with the Family Service Unit, mother and toddler groups and the Child Guidance Clinic. Invariably, parents, many of whom were involved with social workers and other statutory agencies, would ask me to visit them at home ‘so we can really talk’.

“What I learned was that what they longed for most was to have a friend – another parent who would understand them and, in an informal way, would help them feel more confident as parents.”

Now her idea has spread across the UK and abroad.

I have been incredibly honoured to have taken part in the Manchester Home-start group

So honoured to have my work exhibited at the Lowry.

I am not sure who the event photographer was {but thank you!!} are the images from the event...

Sarah x

Ps....If you would like to help and support families in greater Manchester or in your local area take a look at the Home Start Greater Manchester website or to find your local homestart here.

And a few of my personal images...the images that will stay with me for always