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Easter Mini Shoots are back!!

Look at this gorgeous weather!  Makes you want to have a photo taken doesn’t it!?  Of course, well our wonderful 30 minute mini shoots are taking place on the 14th and 15th April 2012 at a small farm in Liss.  Places need booking so do contact us before arriving.

The light is truly beautiful there, its such a relaxed atmosphere even the most reluctant family member leaves smiling!  For £25, it’s also a bit of a bargain, prices for prints start at £25, framed prints, £50 and digital file packages are £150 upwards.  Plus there are usually a few easter eggs dotted around as well…

Here’s what happened last time…..

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Our first Pregnancy Photography Training Session

We’ve had a very busy week so far and there’s lots more to come.  We are in the throes of building our training sessions for pregnancy and newborns.  Luckily our pregnant model is providing both!!  She was wonderful in front of the camera and not too shy.  Unsurprising, as it turns out that she has appeared with the ‘Great Gok’ himself on ‘How to Look Good Naked’!!  We have videoed the session, and we are recording training notes, visuals and handy pdfs to go with the session.  We’ll then be uploading taster sessions very soon. 

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Enjoy the images, we wanted to give you a taster as to what can be achieved in a very simple but effective way.

If you are looking to have your own pregnancy photographed then please contact me.

And finally….my favourite shot from the entire shoot.

 

 

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Olympic celebrations – fabulous package deals

It’s the Olympics this year – we are going to celebrate with our very own special packages of your beautiful images, but hurry these offers will end on the 12th August 2012:

BRONZE £250 for a piece of Wall Art from your shoot in A3 size, choose from a canvas, framed print or blok.  (The shoot is an additional £75)

SILVER £650 ALL your wonderful images as high res digital files (The shoot is an additional £75)

GOLD £975 forALLyour wonderful images as digital files, and a choice of either an album with 30 of your images OR Wall Art (The shoot is an additional £75)

Our shoot fee remains a low £75 as we are still in our 8th year but this offer ends on the 30th March 2012.

(weekend and bank holiday shoots carry a supplement of £50)  Travel is charged over a 25 mile radius from the studio.

COME ON OVER AND ‘LIKE’ OUR FACEBOOK PAGE – OR FOLLOW US ON TWITTER!!

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Wedding season is upon us

Weddings!!  We love them, great fun, fabulous atmosphere and a real privilege to be invited to photograph your wedding day.  Well, the importance of wonderful wedding photographs cannot be ignored.  After all, when the cake is eaten and the confetti swept away – what’s left are those wonderful memories….in the form of your photographs!

Here are some of our favourite moments that we wanted to share with you.

Summer lovin’ wedding video 

 

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MEGA FLASH SALE PASSWORD

 

 

HERE IT IS  – this is what you have been waiting for….. the password to give you access to amazing discounts and limited availablity shoots.

BEFORE you get carried away – please make sure you read the Flash Sale Terms and Conditions,  GOOD LUCK!!

MEGA FLASH SALE PRICES

Go to Client Images and enter the password:  iwantone2

Choose your package and enter your payment details (payment in full or deposit)  All cards are accepted except AMEX – sorry no cheques.

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MEGA FLASH SALE

 

 

 

Our MEGA FLASH SALE is going to be announced TUESDAY 3rd January 2012.  This is our first ever flash sale and the savings are to be seen to be believed.  Subscribe to this page or click on our facebook/twitter icons to follow us, so you can be one of the first to receive the password which will enable you to buy one of a limted number of shoot packages.  There are three options all with absolutely incredible discounts.  If this sale were a large 3D LED 42″ TV you would be sitting on it so that no-one else could buy it!!  PLUS its a LOT less expensive and lasts for longer!!

I will be revealing the password here tomorrow.  So keep a look out!!

There are some short terms and conditions see Flash Sale Terms and Conditions to read them.

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Family Fun!

I met a wonderful family last weekend, they had been lucky enough to receive this photo shoot from the children’s Godmother at a recent charity auction.  It was a typical family set up, a 12, 9 and 5 year old all needing some persuasion and a bit of silliness to giggle in front of the camera.  The 12 year old particularly loved her guitar and her siblings near by.  Having spoken to the mum regarding any requests about the shoot, she wanted to capture the close relationship her two daughters shared and as you can see, they are very close.

This was a lovely photo shoot to do, as the children were great fun.  Plus we also had a giant teddy bear and a large purple, Fatboy bean bag to ably assist us.

 

 

My main aim was to get a smile from everyone, capture a particular aspect of everyone’s character and to show the close relationship which existed between them all.  In fact this is  my main aim in any family shoot but this one was particularly special as the eldest daughter requires round the clock care and is unable to sit unaided.  Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves, even when one of them fell asleep and started snoring!

Patience, wide aperture and lightening quick reactions needed here as some expressions were gone in  blink.

 

 


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Studio or location?

This is a question I am asked most often.  The answer I usually give is it is your choice.  I love photographing children, who are capable of walking, out and about – jumping, chasing, exploring.  The light is usually great and you can capture them in a very natural environment.  Sometimes though, a cleaner, ‘white’ look is required – in the style of the iconic GAP ads.  If you are considering a shoot and don’t think your home is suitable, think again!  The majority of my work is in client’s homes.   Some of these shots are most definitely taken on location, but which were taken in the studio?

Check out my other blog posts to find out!
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And the winner of our caption competition is….

We had a great shoot recently with a family’s new arrival ..their second daughter!  Cute as a button and just as cheeky as her older sister!  I couldn’t resist opening up a mini competition to find the best caption for this sweet picture on our facebook page.  We had some hilarious entries but it really was very clear which caption best fitted the image.

So, the lucky winner, who receives a £50 Tina Bolton photography voucher to spend with us over the next 6 months is…..

Claire Bustin with:  in the voice of the late great Tommy Cooper…”just like that”  CONGRATULATIONS Claire!!  Bronwen, whose daughter this is, will also receive an A4 print (worth £45) as a thank you for letting us use her little darling’s image!

Claire came up with LOADS of ideas and a big thank you to everyone who joined in!!  I am sure we’ll come up with another one sometime closer to Christmas, so watch this space or ‘like’ our page to keep up with the latest offers and news.

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Generation game

This is one of my favourite families to photograph, and we have shared many photo shoots together including, weddings, bumps, newborns and now a big family birthday celebration.  They all managed to keep smiling despite the rugby results the previous day!

This shot reproduced a family shot they had when their hair was far more embarrassing!

Now more importantly we had three gorgeous grandchildren on the scene, a beautiful sweeping staircase and a classic shot just crying out to be taken!  I couldn’t resist!

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