Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Special Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Dad to Cherish

Don’t forget, this year’s Father’s Day is Sunday 17th June 2018.

If you are looking for something different and more special to give Dad this year, a family photo of his little cherubs (or monsters) is sure to bring a tear to his eye.

You can bring the family along in secret and surprise him at the studio just before the shoot, or you can give him one of our Gift Vouchers.  Our photo shoot sessions are fun and relaxed, with plenty of laughter. Even the most camera shy will enjoy the experience.

Below are just a few images of our awesome Dad’s!

For more information on our Photo Shoot sessions, click here.

To purchase gift vouchers, click here.

Birthday Girl Photo Shoot

Photo Shoot Session for the Birthday Girl

To celebrate turning the big 8, the birthday girl chose to have photos in a professional photography studio.

The birthday girl arrived with her mum and younger brother, with a huge balloon and amazing unicorn cake. She certainly enjoyed the photo shoot experience, with different poses and backdrops. Reluctantly, she did agree to let her brother have some photos with her. The following day was the party with her friends at a local pizza restaurant.

With the different backdrops, we created an excellent choice of images of the children individually and also together. Below are just a few images from the shoot.

For more information on our photo shoot sessions, click here.

To book a photo shoot session for only £20, click here.


Closure of Revolution, Lichfield

Revolution Photography Studio in Lichfield Closes its Doors

Unfortunately portrait photography studio Revolution, closed it’s doors at the beginning of 2018. This is very sad news as the studio had been in the historic city of Lichfield for many years.

Over the last few weeks we have received a number enquiries from their disappointed customers looking for another studio for their family portraits.

The Philip Charles Photography studio is located just 20 minutes from Lichfield in the lovely market town of Atherstone. Specialising in family portraits, our studio can accommodate up to 20 family members of all ages, from newborn to 100+. Pets are more than welcome too.

On arrival, you will be welcomed in Reception and taken through to the Green Room to relax before your shoot. Our photographer, Phil, will join you to talk about the shoot and any particular shots you would like. You will then be taken through to the studio, where you are sure to receive a fun, laughter filled experience, enjoyed by all. A few days later you will return to the studio to view your images and choose which ones will take pride of place on your wall.

Booking fee is only £20, there are no other upfront costs. Located on Atherstone’s main shopping street, there is a free car park directly opposite the studio, and lots of great local cafes and pubs to refuel afterwards.

For more information about our family photo shoot sessions and to book, please click here to contact us.


The Price Family Photo Shoot Session

Getting the Price Family Together for a Family Photo Shoot Session

One of the most advanced booking’s for a family photo shoot session we have had was for the Price family, booked 9 months in advance.

Lovely reason for this, their parents live in Florida and were due to visit in the summer. Therefore the perfect opportunity to get the whole family together, with plenty of notice for everyone. As specialists in large family portraits, we can confidently say that the most difficult job is for the actual organiser!  Trying to get 3 or more families in the same place at the same time is certainly a challenge.

We started the session with the main shot of the whole family. We then broke it down into different groups to offer a great variety of images. Below are a few of our favourites from this lovely shoot.

If you would like to book your family photo shoot session, please click here to contact us.         

Large Family Photographs Specialist

Midlands Studio Specialist in Large Family Photographs

There are many excellent photography studios around the Midlands, but not all can accommodate more than 6 in one session. Located in the heart of the Midlands, the Philip Charles Photography studio specialises in large family photographs, comfortably shooting a group of 15.

At the start of the session, you will be welcomed to the studio and given sole use of our green room for leaving your belongings safely. Once the whole family has arrived, Phil will take you through to the studio, which is where the fun begins. With Phil’s wealth of experience and expertise he will set you up in different compositions to give you a good variety of images to choose from. Once the big family portraits have been shot, Phil will break the group down into smaller groups and combinations. For example, grandparents with all the grandchildren, parents and children, children only, couples etc…

At the end of the photo shoot session you will be invited to return to the studio a few days later for your presentation of images with Vicky. All of the photos are printed, rather than shown on a screen, which allows you to easily compare and choose your favourites. Below are a few of our large family portraits.

If you would like to book a family photo shoot session, you can call the studio on 01827 215 707, or scroll down to the enquiry form.


Father’s Day Gift Idea

This Father’s Day, Give Dad the Precious Gift of Family Portraits

Have you sat at your parents house enjoying a cuppa and thought, they really need to update that family photo taken over 10 years ago? This Father’s Day is the ideal time to treat dad to a photo shoot session with the whole family.

As families grow and the grandchildren arrive, grandparents really do cherish this time. They love coming to our studio to freeze this moment in time. Over the years we have welcomed many families, and returning families, to update their photos. All generations have come from newborn up to 100 years. Our studio can comfortably accommodate 15 adults, therefore we are sure to fit the largest of families.

During the photo shoot session, we also break the group down to smaller groups to capture all of the families. Making this a perfect time for not just for Dad to receive a photo of the whole family, but you can also update your own family pictures. Below are a few images from our recent shoots with all the generations.

If you would like more information on our family photo shoot session, please click here. To talk to us about booking a photo shoot session, please call us on 01827 215 707 or scroll down to the enquiry form. Gift vouchers are also available to purchase via our website, click here to view.


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Fun Studio Family Photos

Gift of Fun Studio Family Photos

We recently welcomed this lovely 2.4 family to the Philip Charles studio. They received a gift voucher from a friend as they wanted fun, natural studio family photos.

As we all know, children grow up so quickly. Photographs allow you to freeze and record that moment in time. The studio session was really fun with lots of laughter, which allowed us to capture their natural smiles. There was mum and dad, with their daughter (8) and son (4). We used different backdrops and set ups, capturing the foursome together, and some of just the kids. Below are a few of our favourite shots from the session.

If you would like to update your family photos, please contact the studio on 01827 215 707 or scroll down to the enquiry form.


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Large Family Pictures

Large Family Pictures with the Inglis Family

Whether it’s for a special occasion or you just want to get the whole family together for a photo shoot session, the Philip Charles studio can comfortably shoot up to 15. Therefore, you can bring along the whole family from the oldest member to the youngest. We recently welcomed the Inglis family to the Philip Charles Studio to update their large family pictures.

All of the generations came along to capture their growing family. We started the shoot with the main shot of the whole family together in different set ups. We then broke it down into smaller family groups, the children and the couples. Once you become Mum and Dad, Grandma and Grandad, you often forget that you are a couple too. We always include couple shots in to our sessions to get lovely portraits of just the two of you. The Inglis family were brilliant to work with and embraced the whole experience. Below are just a few of the images from their shoot.

If you would like to bring along your family to a photo shoot session, please contact the studio on 01827 215 707, or scroll down to the enquiry form.

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Family Portraits Welcoming Baby Sister

Studio Family Portraits to Welcome Baby Sister

We recently had the pleasure of shooting this lovely family to update their family portraits following the arrival of their baby girl. As you would imagine, the little one took centre stage, but standing by her baby sister was doting big sister.

I can honestly say, I don’t think I have ever seen a stronger bond between sisters. Throughout the shoot and image viewing session, big sister was there checking on her, and on hand to help. During the shoot, we shot a variety of set ups with the four, followed by a series of shots of the sisters together. This was a lovely shoot, with a lovely family capturing this very precious time.

If you would like to update your family portraits, please call the studio on 01827 215 707 or scroll down to the enquiry form.


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Studio Family Portraits

Returning Bride & Groom for Studio Family Portraits

There is nothing more satisfying when customers return to the studio. We especially love having our Brides & Grooms coming back to us with their growing family, for their studio family portraits. Seeing families grow, and choosing to return to us is an honour (even though it does make us feel rather old seeing the children grow up so fast).

We recently welcomed Mike and Lisa back to the studio with their gorgeous daughter and son. We had the pleasure of recording their special day in March 2013. They contacted us to update their family photos, prompted by the request of a family member needing an up to date family photo for a special gift. Therefore, this was the perfect opportunity to get their family photos updated. The shoot was great fun, as they wanted very natural photos, nothing formal. We captured a great selection of images of them all together, and also of just the kids. Below are a few of the images from the shoot.

If you would like to update your family portraits and book a family photo shoot session, you can call the studio on 01827 215 707 or scroll down to the enquiry form.


One from the big day.


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