Written by Bethany, PA to Luke Granger
As many readers will already know, as a Kent photographer, Luke mainly specialises in Wedding & Aerial photography however the skills he has are so transferable to other sectors of the photography industry that we often explore and experiment down different avenues. For Luke; photography is not just a job, it is a hobby too, which really helps boost his creativity. He loves travelling the country taking landscape photographs, often teaches his daughter Jessica how to use the cameras and loves to perfect and share his work.
In the midst of the Coronavirus outbreak, Luke was itching to get out & about so I suggested we do a few local hobby flights with his drone. Luke rarely has the opportunity to fly for fun, as other aspects of the business are so busy and was pleased with the idea. Just a stones throw away from our home, in Northfleet, Gravesend, a local school is being built and we felt it was the perfect opportunity to capture it.
A few days later it dawned on me that with all the doom and gloom surrounding the world, these photos would be a great to share with the parents and children who would be attending the school in September. I began a little research and was pleased to find out that Springhead Park Primary School, (part of the The Primary First Trust) actually has a really modern approach to learning, this lends really well with our values here at Luke Granger Photography so it just felt like an ideal community project for us to be involved with.
Here is an excerpt from their website "The final cornerstone of Springhead Park Primary’s approach is the use of complimentary technology to enrich learning experiences. Technology is an ever more prominent aspect of today’s world and the children regularly use a range of technological applications to communicate their ideas and express their creative abilities. When these elements come together, our children can truly reach their potential, thriving personally and contributing collecting to a brighter future for all"
Knowing that Springhead Park Primary School is potentially where we would one day send our future children, I thought it would be lovely to continue to support the school on an ongoing basis. I got in touch and was delighted to hear back from them. They were overjoyed with our offer of ongoing photos of the build, alongside some when the school is finished and even more grateful that we were doing so completely free of charge.
Helping document the history of the school is really important to us, locally there has been so much construction and development with the Ebbsfleet Garden City project that we know the school is going to become a huge part of our community. With a reduced commute to London, new families are being encouraged to settle here so preserving as much history through photography feels as though we will be leaving a small legacy behind.
Luke has also captured some progress of the new Springhead Bridge over the last few years and I thought you might like to see this too so we delved deep into our records and found a selection. Once Springhead Bridge has opened, Springhead Park Primary School will be just 8 minutes walk away from Ebbsfleet International train Station. What a fantastic morning routine that will be for so many parents!
We look forward to building a strong relationship with the school in the future; we are already in talks about doing the children's class photos too, so it is lovely that not only we are supporting the school but that they are supporting us as a local business. We will be sure to post more photographs between now and September and hope the children, parents & staff of Springhead Park Primary School enjoy watching the build progress through our photographs.
With such a varied range of clients and contacts we are often asked to photograph properties, family events, businesses etc and love that no two days are ever the same. If you want to talk about a project you have in mind, we would love to hear from you.