Springtime | Bonsai Repotting Season

Bonsai Repotting Portraits

Since I’m so busy with weddings and portraits this year, I’ve decided to install some software to automatically share blog posts to Facebook and Twitter.  In case your not following my pages on either of these, you can use the links below and that way, you’ll get all of the updates from the many weddings and other shoots I’m working on.

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It seemed to me to be a bit of a waste to just send out a test post without anything of interest in it, so here’s a little bit about me, my mum and some 100 year old trees that are only a metre tall.

At the start of April, just before the wedding season fully kicked off, I decided that some of my Bonsai trees were seriously in need of repotting.  Growing Bonsai trees is something that I’ve always shared with my mum.  We’ve been to many workshops together, made our own pots and scoured the ground around many a rare tree, looking for seeds, together. So, at the start of the month, we got together with some of our trees and started the repotting process.

The tree featured in the images is Japanese White Pine.  It’s about 100 years old and stands just short of a metre tall.  It also weighs an absolute ton!  All of the images were shot on Fuji 400H on a Pentax 6×7 medium format camera.

Thanks, once again, to the ever excellent UK Film Lab for the processing & Scanning of my films.  I hope you like them.

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By Mark J Hillyer, Wedding Photographer York