Monday, 8 December 2014

Couples Photography Shoots at Christmas.

Stuck for that perfect gift or card idea? Don't forget there is more you can do with your pictures than just putting them up on Facebook.

It's always good to get some personalisation into your gifts and pictures are the obvious choice.

Don't forget if your stuck for what to give your partner, family member or best friend, how about contacting us for a relaxed shoot. You may be surprised how easy it can be to produce some amazing looking shots.

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Winter Blues Make Over.

Thinking of ways to clear the winter blues? Well we are told by many people that they feel really Amazing after Marta has spent a little time making over and I relax them in front of the camera.

As you can see the result show for themselves what great set of images you can come out with after a short session

You don't have to be a professional model to look amazing in front of the camera, but it helps if you have someone professional working behind it. :-)

Just contact us and ask about your very own session, it can start from as little as £40 and at the moment the top price for a complete individual shoot is £135. Make up can be added for £35, we look forward to hearing from you.

Until then, happy snapping.

Saturday, 8 November 2014

When you take up photography you may have some very fixed ideas of what you’ll be doing. You might imagine shooting in Paris for Vogue or GQ, with the beautiful people of the modelling world.

But the reality of being a paid photographer means you can be asked to photograph some unusual and surreal things. I am regularly called upon by a national theatre to pop in for head shots, promotional images etc, but now and then they do throw me a curve ball. On this occasion

I was asked to photograph a mannequin for a ‘Puppet Conference’ called ‘No Strings’ and given the task to make him look lifeless and stringless. Well that’s easy right?

 Well I'm happy with the way these images came out and love the detail of the puppet. I have to say the variety of photography is just staggering and what can be a great subject for it. Until next time, happy snapping.

Friday, 31 October 2014

The Face Of An Actor

Although in my sporting days people would tell me I was really quite good at faking being fouled, I am certainly not an Actor. I am of course always happy to meet up and coming Thespians and also very happy to provide them with some quality images for their portfolio. I enjoyed meeting Jodie who asked us to produce work for her head shot.

It is obviously very important the head shot is realistic, unedited and expressive. So it is essential that the actor and photographer work as a team to produce this. You'd be surprised how many don't actually like standing in front of the camera.

Of course just because they like the shot doesn't mean it will be the best one to select. If you look at the set above, you might have a favourite, but is it everyone's?  So it can be worth asking a few people what they think.

If you'd like to have your very own Head Shot shoot then please just get in touch. We are currently Charging £100 for 10 shots with full editing to a natural quality. The shoot takes an hour and you'll have the images within a week. (Normally within 2 working days.)

Any questions please just let us know.

Friday, 24 October 2014

Pictures Of Terri

We had the pleasure of taking some fantastic images of a new model Terri last week and she was willing to try out one of my new clothing range.

OK so we're not actually starting to producing clothing but we do do some one off specials for clients or more often for our own use. Hopefully you'll agree both Terri and the top look awesome.

If you want to see more of Terri's work you can check out her portfolio site

If you want to talk about us producing some personalised apparel for you then just get in touch, until then, happy snapping.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Location Shoot Anyone? A fortnight in Boa Vista, Cape Verde

As we had a few weeks of on the Beautiful island of Boa Vista, we thought it would be rude not to do the odd shoot one the 15 mile deserted beach.

For those that haven't heard of these unspoilt islands then it's really worth looking into as they will not stay as they are forever. The tourists are coming and this mean the 15 mile beach without a single hotel or house will not stay like that forever.

We were lucky to join the crowd in the Riu Rouarag on the southern point of Boa Vista and you wouldn't have to leave it as you are totally looked after in every way. But being the adventurous type, we of course tried many trips to see the delights and try and capture the true beauty. 

We visited the Loggerhead Turtles laying grounds and watched is awe as we stood a meter away from one mother laying her 92 eggs and head back to the ocean. Unfortunately this was one time I was not allowed to take any pictures as any light at all could cause the turtle to race back to the sea before laying. Of course we can take pictures in almost darkness, but due to many people forgetting to turn off their flash it is better to just say no to everyone. So the numerous crabs walking our beach had to be the wildlife shots for the trip.

So back to my more familiar ground of portrait shooting I managed to get Marta to step in as the model as usual and think I caught some amazing pictures of the shear isolation. 

All in all a fantastic holiday experience and we would recommend this destination to one and all, especially if you're looking at getting a photographic location.

Until next time, happy snapping.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Birthday Party Shoot

This weekend we spent a few hours with a great group of girls and there parents. They all had fun I'm told, not that I could hear much with all the laughing.

The party was a present for the birthday girl who was centre of attention, but we managed to give everyone their 15 minutes of fame in front of the camera. By the end everyone seemed comfortable and relaxed.

After being coupled up in the studio we headed outside for a moody shoot in the fading light. 

This is a new package we are providing with a make up artist available if required at a little extra charge and also a hair stylist can finish off the pamper for the pamper feel. Of course you don't have to have a party for this.

As always if you have any questions then just feel free to call or drop us a line. Until then, happy snapping.

Monday, 14 July 2014

Wonderful Wedding In Basingstoke

We had the pleasure of covering a wedding a few weeks ago and when we first met the wonderful couple they told us they where not photogenic. Thanks to our pre-shoot and a short chat, we were able to explain, everyone can have great pictures taken, you just have to follow a few rules.

Our main goal is always to take pictures that you will love and help you remember that special day that flies by in a flash. The weather was not great, but we still managed to get out and get some great shots in War Memorial Park as well as a local village hall.

Of course it's not all about the formal shots, we captured friends and family smiling, crying and showing all the emotions of the day. These are just as important as the happy couple as they will normally be too distracted to take everything  in.

Take a look at our prices, which are very competitive, as we want to give you a great experience without breaking the bank. If you want to know more just drop us a line as we are always happy to chat over your needs and expectations. 

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Barn Shoot Themed Shoot

I was again very lucky to be able to use a wonderful location to help out a mature model expand her portfolio. Feather wanted to do a shoot that would tell a story. I hope we managed to tell a story in each image.

With a few changes of outfits and ideas flowing we manage to fill the afternoon searching for the perfect angles to show both Feather and the venue at it's best.

I hope you like the outcome maybe you can drop by our Facebook page and 
 let us know what you think. Or even better ask us what we could do for you. 

Happy snapping.

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Family Home Shoot.

Last week we visited a great young family who where very excited to have us there. We got to work and they were very relaxed and smiley, which of course always makes the time that much more enjoyable for all concerned.

The boys took right to being in front of the camera like ducks to water

Even Mum and Dad, although claiming they were not photogenic, I think you'll agree they were incorrect, as I always tell people, if you don't look go in front of the camera, it's the photographers fault, not yours. Well that's my excuse whenever I get in front of the camera.

Happy snapping guys.

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Mum Needs Pictures Too.

So we had the pleasure of meeting Katie last week and we got into the studio to take some nice shoots. Marta was again on make up duties and we made Katie feel relaxed. 

I may have added a slight gloss to this picture but that's the wonders of modern day photography, everything is possible. 

After a quick shoot indoors we headed outside for our main work. Down to the local skate park and we met some of the boys doing their awesome tricks.

Hope you like and as always, Happy Snapping.

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Model Competition Shoot.

We were asked by Lizzy a new local model to do some simple shots for an upcoming competition.

As Marta started with the make up we sat and discussed with Lizzy what she wanted to get out of the shoot and after a cup of coffee we began with a simple natural look and we were really impressed with the professional attitude and display.

Then back into Marta's care for a change of look as an extreme beauty look was the next step. Again we  went into the studio to complete a stunning look, you may just notice the eyelashes are not 100% authentic. 

One final change into a business look, which was my personal favorite, as it meant we could get outside into the real world and through some awesome poses. You can see more of this set on our facebook page as well as a video on our website. Head over to see more of this stunning new model who I'm sure has big things ahead of her.

Until next time, happy snapping.

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Big Family Shoot

Today we had 12 people in the studio which meant there was loads of energy. As always it took a few shots for everyone to relax but when they did we got some great results.

This was a Birthday present for Grandma who was also there witness the shoot and take part. We were very happy to be asked to capture this special Birthday treat.

Don't forget to contact us well in advance of any dates that you require, either in our studio or for our mobile studio.

Happy snapping.

Saturday, 26 April 2014

1 Month In

We had the pleasure of visiting little Elizabeth at her home a few weeks ago and she was a perfect model.

She was a happy little girl and for a change there were no drama or tantrums. We only seem to get that with the older models. :-)

We love capturing these early days, but just remember to contact us so you can get your shoot in the first two weeks after the birth as these can lead to some amazing shots. We currently have a special offer for newborn shoots. Just contact us and ask for details.

Until then happy snapping.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Family Shoots.

Well we had a quick weekend, it seemed to fly by, this was helped by an afternoon at Proteus taking Family Shots with the mobile studio.

We met some lovely families and as we were giving 50% to the Proteus's Charities we were happy to sell some beautiful images.

Look out for our next day at a venue near you, or if you have a group of people all wanting images, get in touch and we could come to you for your bespoke images.

Just follow the link below to contact us.

Happy Snapping

Monday, 7 April 2014

Time Off. (But still snapping)

Well you may have noticed that we have been a little quiet recently. We took some well needed time off in Sharm, to recharge our batteries.

We of course can't be in such a beautiful place and not pick up our camera. We may not have all the kit but we can still make a good attempt at some nice holiday shots. Marta can obviously do a better job than I can in front of the camera. I tried to be as manly as possible with a 'Virgin Strawberry Daiquiri' in my hand but I'm sure the barman was wondering about my masculinity.

But we are now back and hard at it yet again so feel free to drop us a line about your photography needs. Summer is coming so we're looking forward to getting outdoors to capture your special moments.

Happy snapping.

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Family Day.

If you're looking for that special picture of your family or kids but just don't want to pay the earth, we may be able to help you.

We are holding an afternoon drop in portrait session on the 12th April 2014 at Proteus Creation Space in Fairfeilds, Basingstoke. The event will be held from 1230 till 1800. You don't have to book just turn up and get as many pictures as you want taken and we will edit them for you to choose which ones you want to purchase.

We don't believe in pressure sales or hiding your costs. See below for pricing and if you have any questions then please just give us a call.

Looking forward to seeing you and happy snapping.

Friday, 14 March 2014

Special Moments with Mum.

This week we have been focusing on Mothers Day and pictures of Mums with their beautiful children. We took some time to capture those special moments between Mum and their little ones.

Of course there were a few tears and tantrums but after a coffee I was much better and settled down. We do love working with young children and their parents as there is always so many challenges and no 2 shoots are the same.

These little guys have such distinct personalities and we hope they come through on the pictures. 

These shots were taken in the studio but the same effect can be done at your home just as easily and it takes little space. 

Next month we are doing a special event in Basingstoke at  Proteus Creation Space for one of pictures, so if you don't want to spend the college fund you can come down and have 1 or as many pictures as you like. See the link below for details.

Happy Snapping.