I've had an "NHS Thank You Discount" pretty much since I started doing wedding photography. If you or your partner worked for the NHS, all you needed to do was show me your NHS ID to get your discount.
That offer still stands, but since this coronavirus pandemic has hit, I can't help but feel like I need to do more. Especially given the lack of support from our own government. Unfortunately, I can't supply suitable PPE equipment or order the additional ventilators required. I can't provide the vital tests for frontline staff. And I can't supply the critical workforce or funding that's so desperately needed... However, I can take photos, so that's what I'll do.
So, as a little thank you, from me to everyone in the NHS. All enquiries now come with a free 30 minute "unposed portrait session", with absolutely no obligation to book me as your wedding photographer. Plus 10% off the price wedding photography & all optional extras, such as albums or Photofilms.
Obviously the free portrait session is subject to availability, government safety restrictions and a few other things so for full terms & conditions get in touch today - but don't forget to mention you work for the NHS!
On the 19th of June 2014, my wife gave birth to our daughter (Ellie, aka The Monster) at Glan Clwyd Hospital in Bodelwyddan. Without going into too much detail, it wasn't a straight forward birth. Tina and Ellie were kept in for 5 days afterwards to recover. Ellie was absolutely fine, but Tina needed a bit more care.
I cannot even begin to express how grateful I am we are for each and every person who played a part during those difficult days. I tried to thank everyone who was involved at the time but with everything going on I’m sure I forgot people and I know people were caring for my wife that I didn’t even get to meet.
Almost exactly 5 years later, on the 18th June 2019, my wife was booked in for a planned section to have our second child. Her due date was the 23rd and the phrase "planned section" lulled me into a false sense of security...
I totally forgot that babies don't actually sync with Google Calendar! So when our son (Will, aka The Other Monster) arrived on the 16th of June I was not prepared. We had to take Ellie with us to the hospital. I'd called my Mother-In-Law as we left the house, she was on her way, but... So was Will, and he was faster!
The nurses on the ward looked after The Monster and gave her lunch while we went into the delivery room. There was no time for a section, and something like 22 minutes later we had a baby.
Although there were fewer complications with this birth, it still wasn't straightforward, and yet again I'm completely indebted to the entire team of NHS professionals who looked after us all so well, before, during and after Will's birth.
With love & gratitude,
Chris, Tina, Ellie & Will
For more NHS discounts and companies supporting NHS staff, please take a look at www.healthstaffdiscounts.co.uk