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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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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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I think he could breathe!

Teenagers are sooo much fun during a photo shoot and these guys were no exception!!  We had a great afternoon near a country cricket ground, just ‘larking’ about taking photos.  The mum wanted some professional photographs that reflected the family’s sense of fun and we did that!  The trick is to get them ‘doing’ things during a shot and photographing the laughter that inevitably follows.  Of course towards the end when everyone is relaxed they feel much happier posing for more family style images (even though mum was actually doing ‘the plank’ in one of them!!)  Smiles and fun all round and everyone liked their pics.

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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)





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As seen on TV!
























Picture the scene…I am checking my phone messages, it’s lunchtime and I have been photographing a 200 strong Karate workshop event..on my birthday!  A TV production company want to work with me on a new TV programme for SKY, would I be interested?!  Hmm, let me think about this one..Oh, go on then.  How EXCITING!!  First I had to check which of my gorgeous and pregnant clients would be willing to be photographed, interviewed AND filmed for TV.  I knew just the woman…the lovely Bonny, pregnant with no.2; who was loved by the camera and vice versa.  We were all set and had a great morning, photographing, chatting (whilst being filmed) and generally having a really interesting time.  We are now waiting to see the outcome of our section of the new TV programme which is about how pregnant women can indulge themselves throughout their pregnancy.  Bonny and I thought that having a photographic record was definitely one of the best ways!!  Please enjoy some of the stunning images we took of Bonny, plus one of Bonny and Scott, the producer, sharing a joke during a quick break in filming!  I’ll let you know when we’ll be on!!


Fiercely proud of her English husband and lifestyle, Bonny wanted to be photographed in the St George flag!

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Summer of Celebration Competition!!!

Did you know that Tina Bolton Photography is celebrating 8 years of family photography this year PLUS we rebranded with a fabulous new logo and website!!

This calls for a competition!!  So calling all families out there who have not yet had a Tina Bolton Photography experience!

You could win:  A full family photo shoot ON LOCATION* with Tina Bolton Photography plus a framed 10×8 signed print worth £100!!  Plus ALL entries will receive a special summer of celebration offer as well.

How do you enter?

Easy!  Sign up for the blog in the box on the right of this page and answer this question:  At what age do I remember my first professional photo being taken? (Clue: The answer is on this website!)


I will announce the winner on the 2nd August 2011 (My actual birthday – hint hint!!) on this blog – so keep a look out!








*Terms and Conditions apply:

Within a 30 mile radius of my studio in Liss

Open to families

The shoot has to be taken by the 30th September 2011

Shoots are available Mon-Friday (Normal fee is £75)

To book a shoot anyway please contact me

Weekends are available for a £50 supplement.

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