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Flash Sale – choose your package

Flash sale on family, pregnancy and newborn shoots

 

Spring has sprung, it feels truly wonderful to have warmer days and lighter evenings!!  So to celebrate I have decided to hold a spring flash sale.  Perhaps this will be the ultimate, low calorie, Easter gift for the whole family!

 

This means that you can enjoy a family photo shoot, capture a special time in your life, or simply give a shoot voucher as a gift, simply click to choose your preferred option:

Photo shoot, Disc of all images in colour & black and white PLUS an Album (with up to 20 images) AND a set of 7×5″ prints £599 (Usual package price £1,899)

Photo shoot, Disc of all images in colour & black and white PLUS an Album (with up to 30 images) £499 (Usual package price £999)

Photo shoot and Disc of all images in colour and black and white £399 (Usual package price £698)

 HURRY – LIMITED AVAILABILITY AND SALE ENDS ON THE 1ST APRIL 2015 – NO JOKE!!

Types of shoots available in the sale are: Family, Pregnancy, Newborn and Baby shoots.

 

Each shoot will last for up to 1 hour in a location of your choosing (some travel may be charged)

Your images will be professionally edited, ready for you to view in a private gallery a week after the shoot.

Each package includes a disc of professionally edited images in colour and black & white as well as a unique phone app for showing off your fabulous photos.

All Flash Sale shoots must be taken by the 25th September 2015 (if not then the value will count towards the prices of shoots at that time and are valid for use until 31st December 2015)

Can be bought as gifts.

Limited availability – sale ends 1st April 2015

 

 

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What about runny noses?

Runny noses, blotchy faces, scratches….all these things happen just before that special photo shoot don’t they?  Will the photographer be able to ‘do something’ in Photoshop with them?

 

I thought it would be interesting to show you a before and after of a recent shoot in the forest.  It was a very cold day and this cute little chap had got everything! Runny, red nose, cold blotches and a scratch on his forehead!

Runny noses are best wiped but sometimes that expression is so fleeting that it needs to be captured quickly and there simply isn’t time to wipe that nose!  Plus, who likes having their nose wiped anyway, guaranteed to annoy any small person and potentially ruin the moment.

 

Children LOVE being outside, so we took this family on an adventure in the woods and went hunting for rabbits and dinosaurs!!  The mum was worried that his little red nose would spoil the pictures, as I am sure most mums would, but as you can clearly see, some careful post-production means that his skin is clear and there is no need to worry!

 

It’s not just outdoor shots that need help, newborn babies are notorious at scratching their faces the day before a shoot or suddenly coming out in ‘baby acne’.  All these things are skillfully fixed in Photoshop.  I take the time to check each image and carefully remove marks and blemishes.  The trick is to make it look as if it’s completely natural.  New parents usually look a little tired…some subtle adjustments again means that those dark shadows are all but gone!

So, when deciding whether or not to have a shoot, choose your photographer carefully, sometimes that little bit of extra care in the post production stages can make all the difference.  Not everything can be dealt with ‘in-camera’!!

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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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Scrumptious newborns part two!

It was an exhausting day for everyone and after a quick lunch and some restorative cups of tea with cakes (for the adults not the babies!)  We were asked to use one of the lovely hats that Mum had brought which we think worked really well..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All in all it was a fantastic day and a big thank you to everyone involved.  Thank you to my two lovely assistants Michelle and Natalie for endless cups of tea,  ‘poo watch’  😉 , photos of me in action, and general all round lots of cooing!!

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Twice the fun!

Newborn babies need carefully handling, lots of patience and a warm, calm environment in order to get the best out of them at a photo shoot – so you can imagine the fun when twins arrive at the studio.  Luckily these two gorgeous boys were very chilled…most of the time!

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