League of Friends…

I love this title, League of Friends, it makes me think that I am part of something good!  But what is it?

Believe it or not this phrase was my first awareness of charity fundraising, well to be a bit more specific fundraising for Kirkcudbright Cottage Hospital.  As a child I remember attending many events, usually their annual coffee evening, which were all designed with the purpose of raising money to help the hospital.  The money raised allowed them to purchase various items form all the those little things that are designed to make patients hospital stay as comfortable as possible to much larger pieces of equipment.  By following this route of fund raising the hospital could specify exactly what they wanted down to a specific make or model and the purchase could be achieved in a relatively short timescale tailored to their needs.

It is for this reason that, when I heard about the Photography without Frontiers charity initiative, I didn’t hesitate to sign up. It has given me a great deal of pleasure in adulthood to be able to continue the support of the great work done by the NHS, their staff and volunteers!


What is Photography without Frontiers? 

We are a group of Professional Photographers through out the United Kingdom who have come together with the primary aim of supporting our NHS heroes during this COVID-19 crisis while at the same time allowing our communities and families like you to celebrate their special moments with a unique photography experience.  At the outset we all donated £20 to show our support and for each completed photography session I pledge to donate a further £5.


How will it work?

You can show your support by:

Step 1: Make your initial donation.
Click on the Donate button to donate a minimum of £10 to support our NHS heroes. To say a big thank you we will gift you a FREE portrait sitting with your local ‘Photography without Frontiers’ Photographer.
Step 2: Following your donation, you will receive an email to choose your Photographer. 
We will send you an email confirming your donation with a link to our ‘Photographer Without Frontiers’ Photographer Directory so you can find your local Photographer.
Step 3: Contact your local Photography Without Frontiers Photographer to book your FREE Photo session.
Send your local ‘Photography without Frontiers’ Photographer a copy of your donation email, and they will book you in for your portrait session when safe to do so.
Step 4: Enjoy your professional photography experience.
Your Photographer will provide you with one FREE digital photo for your social media profile like the one shown here.

Step 5: Share your image on Social Media to turn it ‘NHS blue’.
Please share your free ‘I supported our NHS heroes’ professional portrait on Social Media, to maximise our fundraising efforts and use the #PhotographyWithoutFrontiers and #IsupportedOurNHSheroes and tag @Photographywithoutfrontiers on Facebook.

DONATE just £10 to support our NHS Heroes 



The finer details…

We designed this Charity initiative so that families like you and photographers like me can show our support for our NHS heroes.  All donated monies go directly to NHS Charities together, this is the same charity that the amazing Captain Tom did in his 100th year – 100 walks around his home charity initiative. What an inspiration he is!  In return I will provide you with your FREE portrait photography session and your FREE ‘I supported our NHS Heroes’ social media portrait.   You will of course have the option to purchase additional photos from your session should you wish to however to be clear there is no requirement for you to do so!

What to do next??

If you have been considering a family portrait session and would like to work with me to create a series of beautiful family images that I know you will treasure all while supporting a very worthwhile cause then simply click on donate link below, make your donation then send me a wee message and from there we will work out a time and date suitable for you.

DONATE just £10 to support our NHS Heroes 


Lets all help turn Social Media NHS blue!!!


If you have any questions about supporting the Photography without Frontiers initiative or a family portrait session then please don’t hesitate to contact me by email fiona@fionamckean.com or calling 01387 266228 or 07540 349455 and I will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Thank you

Fiona x

P.s. At this time the studio is still closed as per the current Scottish Government guidelines and sessions will be arranged when it is safe and suitable for us all.