There were roses and kittens, and plenty of other favourite things from our camera club photographers last month.

Favourite things was the July theme in our Facebook group as we asked members to share photos of the things that mean the most to them, that they treasure, that bring them happiness and which they wouldn’t want to be without.

Many lovely pictures were entered into the competition, with sunsets and wildlife among the most popular subjects.

But it was a beautiful photo from Leigh-Ann Weller combining her kids and being on holiday that was chosen as our image of the month and the winner of the £50 prize.

Enjoy that in the gallery above along with some more of our favourites from all the favourite things.

News Shopper:

The News Shopper Camera Club is for people looking to get their photos published online and in print.

Now with more than 620 members, the club invites people to share their best photos from around the area, as well as talk to fellow photographers, join in projects and enter our competitions.

If you’re an enthusiastic amateur snapper, you can request to join the group here

Once accepted, you’ll be able to add your pictures to the group, join in the conversation and contests and also possibly have some of your photos used here in the newspaper or on our website.

Our August theme is summer photos.