Wedding at Moxhull Hall

Masquerade Wedding at Moxhull Hall, Sutton Coldfield

On 15th June, we had the pleasure of capturing Anne-Marie and Roy’s special day at Moxhull Hall in Sutton Coldfield.

The theme of the wedding was Masquerade, which was absolutely fantastic. All of their family and friends embraced the theme, wearing masks in every colour and style possible. The bride looked stunning in blue and green, with peacock feathers. The ceremony took place in Calliope’s Garden under the gazebo. The weather was certainly on the happy couple’s side with glorious sunshine. Walking down the aisle, the Bridesmaid and Page Boys put on an excellent show, announcing the Bride’s arrival. As a personal touch to the service, the Groom walked up to meet his Bride, to walk down the aisle together, which was truly lovely.

After the ceremony, as an added personal touch, a gold picture frame and chalk boards were waiting for us at Reception. In place of a Guest Book, the Bride and Groom wanted their guests to write a message on the chalk board and have their photograph taken in the frame. These shots were arranged and taken by Vicky, whilst Phil was with the Bride and Groom doing their portraiture.

Below are some of the images from their day.

Bridesmaid & Page Boys Announcing the Bride’s arrival  

Groom meeting his Bride              

The Ceremony

 

Portraiture in the stunning gardens

    

The Golden Frame

 

If you would like to talk to us about your wedding photography, please call Phil and Vicky on 01827 215 707, or complete the below enquiry form.

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Kids Photo Shoot

Kids Photo Shoot before School

We recently welcomed this lovely little man came to the studio for a kids photo shoot before he takes his next big step in the world – starting school.

Mum wanted photos of her little prince ahead of the next chapter of his journey. At 4 years old, he was so confident in front of the camera and loved every minute he was in the studio. Coming up with different sayings with Phil, instead of “cheese”, and shouting them as loudly as he could. Our favourite has got be ‘cheeky carrots’. We used several different backdrops and poses, which created an excellent set of images to choose from. Below are just a few of our favourites.

We wish our ‘cheeky carrots little man’ every success, fun and happiness in his journey through school.

If you would like to book a photo shoot session, please call Phil and Vicky on 01827 215 707, or scroll down to the enquiry form.


 
  

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Invisible Mannequin

Invisible Mannequin Photography for On-line Sales

For advertising your products, professional photography is a must. An excellent and effective way to demonstrate garments is Invisible Mannequin, or ghost photography as it is also known.

Majority of sales are now done online. With so much competition in the marketplace, you need your product to stand out from the rest. Invisible mannequin demonstrates exactly how your garment looks modelled, without an actual model. Although, modelled shots are great, this can put off potential customers if being modelled by a young, slim, (airbrushed), beauty. As I am sure we have all experienced at some point, body image insecurity can be a terrible thing. I know that I have looked at outfits before, and assume that it would not suit me because I am not a size 8, tall, slim blonde, therefore not made the purchase.

With invisible mannequin, you are demonstrating just the garment. This allows the consumer to visualise themselves wearing it, with no comparison to anyone else. Below are some example images recently supplied to one of our clients.

For a free no obligation quote, please contact us on 01827 215 707 or scroll down to the enquiry form.

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Maternity Photo Shoot

Maternity Photo Shoot with Returning Bride & Groom 

We recently welcomed to the studio one of our 2015 Bride and Groom’s for a Maternity photo shoot session, along with their gorgeous little girl. 

Bex & Geoff married 1 August 2015, which we had the absolute pleasure to capture. Two years on, they are expecting (baby is due in October), and wanted Phil to capture this precious time for the family. The whole family are very excited, especially big sister. During the shoot, we used different backdrops and setups to create a variety of images to choose from. The main focus was of the family together, but we also got a few shots of just mum and dad, and big sister on her own.

We would like to thank Bex and Geoff for coming to us to record this very special time, and can’t wait to meet the little one. Below are a few of the images from the shoot, and also one of our favourite’s from the wedding. 

If you would like to book a maternity photo shoot session, booking fee only £20, please call Phil and Vicky on 01827 215 707 or scroll down to the enquiry form. 

 

   
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Farm Wedding in Nuneaton

Jamie-Leigh and Pete’s Farm Wedding

On 1st July, we had the absolute pleasure of providing wedding photography for Jamie-Leigh and Pete’s farm wedding. The ceremony was conducted at Nettle Hill in Coventry followed by reception on their farm in Nuneaton.

This was a truly traditional farm wedding. The theme execution was absolutely spot on, with every attention to detail. The work that the couple put in to make the farm into a perfect wedding venue was immense. They built a haystack stage for the entertainment to perform on, built a swing and bridge over the pond for the photographs, dressed the marquee superbly, and even built a bar using an old box trailer.  This was a dream wedding to photograph with so many shot opportunities.

Here are just a few of the images.

Bridal party arriving by tractor – superb start to the day! 

The ceremony was intimate and lovely 

The Groom being coy with the kiss, but don’t worry, we caught it from the back of the room. The advantage of two ‘togs’ being there to capture different view points. 

Travelling in style, from tractor to the very rare Polaris 

Stunning portraiture on the purpose built bridge and swing   

The confetti shot

The cake, love it!

Traditional barn dance by the bridal party kicked off the evening party. 

This will be one of our most memorable weddings. Thank you so much to Jamie-Leigh and Pete for choosing us to record your special day. Note to the couple – as mentioned on the day, you should open this up as a wedding venue – it’s amazing!!

If you would like to contact us about capturing your special day, please contact Phil and Vicky on 01827 215 707 or send us a message.

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Pet Photo Shoot

Pet Photo Shoot with Barney and Stanley

A couple of days a week, we have our four legged friends, Barney and Stanley, spend some time with us whilst their owners are busy at work. Phil had the pooches in the studio recently for a pet photo shoot session to try out some new props.

Stanley, a King Charles Spaniel, loves the camera. He always get excited when he sees Phil’s camera, striking a pose. He loved the blanket in the suitcase, and got himself very comfortable to the point he was close to having a nap on the job! Barney, a Shih Tzu, is not so keen, often refusing to look at the camera. He was still a good sport though and sat lovely for his shoot. He is happiest lying under Vicky’s desk chilling out.

We love having pets in the studio, whether they are included in a family photo shoot session or for a shoot dedicated to just them. If you would like to book a pet photo shoot session, call Phil and Vicky on 01827 215 707. Or scroll down to the enquiry and we will get back to you.

     

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Baby Portraits

10 Week Old Baby Portraits

We recently welcomed the Redman family to the studio for baby portraits of their 10 week old gorgeous princess.

She was a little star throughout the shoot, with lots of smiles and happy with her different outfit changes. We got the studio nice and cosy so she was comfortable with her ‘au-natural’ shots. Using different textures of blankets and throws, we created an excellent variety of images. Mum and dad also had a few shots too, which were stunning. Below are a few images from the shoot.

Baby photo shoot sessions are only £20. If you would like to book your session, please call Vicky and Phil on 01827 215 707, or scroll down to the enquiry form.

       

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Bump to Baby Photography

Bump to Baby Photography, including the Family Dog

We recently had the pleasure of shooting the Fisher family’s very exciting time with our Bump to Baby Photography.

On 27th May, Mum-to-be came to the studio for a maternity photo shoot. She brought along her partner, 8 month old daughter and 5 month old Dogue de Bordeaux, Fury. This offered a great variety of images, as we captured photographs of the whole family’s excitement awaiting the arrival of their new edition. We produced some excellent shots of big sister on her own, and also with Fury. Whilst Fury wasn’t in front of the camera, he was in the office with Vicky, pulling her round on the office chair.  For the record, he is nothing like his name, absolutely soft as anything.

After the safe arrival of their little prince, the family returned to the studio on 5th July for their Newborn photo shoot. This shoot was focused mainly on the little man. However, we did capture some beautiful portraits with his big sister and mum. Below are a few of our favourite images from the two shoots.

We love seeing families grow. It really does mean so much to us when families return to the studio to update their family portraits. 

Maternity photo shoot sessions are only £20. As we would love you to return with your new addition, we offer a Newborn Photo Shoot voucher with every maternity shoot.  To book please contact the studio on 01827 215 707 or scroll down to the enquiry form.
   

          

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Wedding at The Plough and Harrow, Birmingham

Wedding Photography for Jasmin and Klaus

On 3 June 2017, we had the pleasure of providing the wedding photography for Jasmin and Klaus at The Plough and Harrow Hotel in Birmingham. 

The happy couple were joined by their family and friends, many of which had flown in from Germany. The ceremony was held at St Dunstan’s in Kings Heath, Birmingham. Followed by Reception at the stunning Plough and Harrow Hotel. The hotel’s Victorian architecture offers a beautiful backdrop to group photos and Bridal portraiture. We very much like working at this venue, the staff are excellent to work alongside and co-ordinated with great precision. 

The day was very relaxed, and thoroughly enjoyed by all. As the couple are from Germany, some of their customs were incorporated in their day. Such as having the speeches in between courses, which worked really well. One of our customs that did take them by surprise was when I jumped in the front seat of the car to take their photo before leaving the chapel. This is one of my favourite shots, so it had to be done. 

Below are few of our favourite shots from the day. We would like to thank Jasmin and Klaus for choosing Philip Charles Photography and wish you all the best for your future together. 

If you would like to talk to us about your wedding photography, please contact Phil and Vicky on 01827 215 707. Or scroll down to the enquiry form.

             

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Bain Marie Product Photography

Photography Images for Bain Marie

One of our existing clients, Catering Base, recently required product photography images of a Bain Marie for advertising on their website. The images were to be on a white background, and demonstrate the many different combinations available.

As catering supplies are mostly stainless steel, this is always a photographic challenge as we need to avoid any reflections. Add to that the white background. At Philip Charles Photography, we relish a challenge. The brief we received was to provide images that show the functions of the Bain Marie, the depth of the trays, and general versatility of the product. The images will be used on their website and other media platforms to market and sell the product. Below are a small sample of the finished images.

Professional product photography is worth every penny, and guarantee a return on your investment. If you require professional images of your products, contact the studio on 01827 215 707 for a free no obligation quote.

   

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