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If you go down to the woods today…

woodland family-tina-bolton-photography-6431ss“We’ll be shooting blanks in 30 minutes and we’ll need a 100 metre exclusion zone!” the army sergeant informed me.

Well, shooting family portraits in a wood is never boring!  The boys looked excited, the parents less so!  Luckily this is an unusual encounter and we all escaped unscathed with these fantastic photos!woodland family-tina-bolton-photography-6169sswoodland family-tina-bolton-photography-6143

I adore this family, 10 years ago we first met at my studio, full of expectation and hope, celebrating the impending arrival of their first born with some unique pregnancy portraits.  We have met many times over the years on farms, in fields as well as studios and now a prettty woods – all for photo shoots!

Each time as their family grows and matures, their children’s boundless ‘tigger style’ enthusiasm for life is a truly wonderful thing to celebrate within these images.

They LOVED having their photograph taken, jumping, running and skipping their way around the woods, peeping around trees, tickling each other and generally having a ball at my ideas for photos!  Each sibling, looking out for the other, trying to make each other giggle, holding hands or picking each other up!  I find children of this age prefer to be set free from a studio environment and as long as the weather is not a howling gale, outdoor photos are a wonderful way to capture their characters and allow them to express themselves more naturally – just the way parents prefer.woodland family-tina-bolton-photography-6217sswoodland family-tina-bolton-photography-6414

woodland family-tina-bolton-photography-6328With glorious sunshine in beautiful wood- land we whizzed through a delightful array of races and jumping competitions, culminating in an array of natural, fun family portraits and the knowledge that we escaped from the army just in time – phew!

If you would like an outdoor shoot with your family, there are a few places left on our lavender farm mini-shoots this weekend (26th and 27th June) for more details and to book – please either call me: 07976 302937 or click here.woodland family-tina-bolton-photography-6261

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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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Mini Shoots are back …just in time to solve your Christmas dilemmas!

WOW!  we are having mammoth celebrations here at Tina Bolton Photography, firstly we reduced our family and pregnancy shoots to just £75 (the first fee we ever charged in 2003!!) and now for those families short on time we have a weekend of fuss free, fun family shoots.  So book now – these mini shoots run on the 22nd and 23rd October, a time slot MUST be booked in advance.

Our mini shoots are always popular, they allow families to drop in for upto 30 minutes (a time slot must be booked) for just £25, the difficult bit is choosing which photographs to have!  We are also offering a very special calendar treat for clients booking a shoot (or mini shoot) between now and 31st December 2011.  This is a simply gorgeous, bespoke desk calendar (in a CD case) with 12 – yes – 12! of your images – this calendar is completely free* and worth £30.

Don’t just take my word for it:

“We all had a such a good time, it’s been ages since we had professional family photos taken, we couldn’t believe how much fun we had and the photos were fantastic!”  Sam, Petersfield

“Mini shoots are the perfect way to get my husband over for a family photo shoot and even he enjoyed himself, the photos were perfect and the grandparents LOVED them”  Sarah, Havant

(* minimum spend of £150 applies to qualify for the free calendar)

 

BOOK SOON!

 

 

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Easter Mini Shoots

We had the most glorious weather for our ever popular mini shoot weekend down on the farm.

We also had an interesting range of families and animals to photograph.

A big thanks to Natalie who came to assist on Sunday and waggled both an easter bunny and a sock monster rather a lot, as well as handing out yummy easter eggs!  The tractor proved popular with big and small kids!!

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