Family Portraits

Natural Family Portraits

We hear it more and more at our studio shoots, families want natural looking family portraits, not posed and stiff. These are the type portraits we are passionate to capture.

When the shoot is relaxed, not only do you get great images, everyone enjoys the experience. Many of us find being in front of the camera very uncomfortable, all eyes are on you. Before you’ve arrived at the studio you’ve had other members of the family saying you MUST smile. This gets you worried and you end up giving an awkward smile that is just not you. With our relaxed approach, and banter amongst everyone, the smiles and laughter we capture are real – not forced or fake.

A recent shoot with the Cain family was exactly that – fun and relaxed which radiates in the images below. If you would like more information on our Portrait Photography, please click here to visit our webpage or contact us.

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Family Portraits – Capturing Personalities

Portraits Capturing Personalities

Every family is different, therefore every photo shoot is different. With our fun and relaxed approach to all of our photo shoot sessions, we bring out each individuals personality. We portray this in our photography, so when you look at your family portraits you will smile and think, ‘yes, that’s exactly what they are like!’

That’s exactly what Darlene wanted when she came to us for family portraits of her, her husband and 2 very lively daughters. Darlene had looked at our website and decided we were the photographers for her long awaited family portraits. She asked friends and family to give her Philip Charles Photography Credit Vouchers for her birthday. We received several orders for vouchers. We finally got to meet Darlene and her family at the shoot. The girls had a couple of outfit changes which gave a good variety of images.

The family returned for their image viewing a few days later. Darlene was very pleased with the photos, as we had captured the girls personalities. The credit vouchers allowed her to order the products she wanted, and was overjoyed when she collected her frames and canvas.

If you would like to purchase vouchers or book a shoot, please contact us.

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New Family Portraits

When 2 become 3 – New Family Portraits

Becoming parents for the first time, is one of the most precious moments you will ever experience. Having your first professional new family portraits is the perfect way to record the start of your new chapter.

Philip Charles Photography embraces and captures your emotions in our photography. So when you look at your family portraits, you will not only see the photo, you will remember the feelings of this special time with your new addition that has made you a family.

Below are some images from a recent family photo shoot, embracing their new family member. If you would like to book or discuss a family portraits photo shoot, please contact us
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Family & Pet Portraits

Family & Pet Portraits Photoshoot Session

We had the Josefsen family recently in the studio with their new addition to the family, a gorgeous puppy. They opted for our Family & Pet Portraits photoshoot session. They wanted fun, natural images of the whole family together, nothing formal. The shoot was great fun and the pup certainly wasn’t shy in front of the camera. We love the images captured and so did the Josefsen’s.

If you would like to book a photo shoot please contact us.

Gift vouchers are also available to purchase via our website.

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Newborn Photos

Professional Newborn Portraits

As we have mentioned before, we love Newborn photography. Capturing beautiful newborn photos of your precious new arrival is a moment that we also cherish. In our warm, calm and relaxed environment, you and your baby are at ease, allowing us to capture images you will love. For all of our newborn photo shoots we allow extra time for feeds, settling and of course, changes. We do not want any parents to feel rushed or pressured during their time in the studio – we are parents ourselves, we know that the little ones needs come first.

This gorgeous little man was only 1 week old, cannot believe how alert he was.

If you would like to book a Newborn photo shoot, please contact us. We also do gift vouchers which is a lovely gift idea for new parents.

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Family Portraits – 4 Generations

Family Portraits of 4 Generations of the Ladies

We recently welcomed the lovely Craig family into the studio for Family Portraits. Following the arrival of their first granddaughter they wanted a beautiful family portrait of the 4 generations (females only). During the shoot, the ladies finally let the men join them in front of the camera.

The shoot was great fun and really relaxed which shows in the images.

If you would like to talk to us about updating your family portraits, please contact us.

Gift vouchers can also be purchased on our website, to give a truly special gift that will be cherished for years to come.

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Photoshoot Gift Vouchers

Professional Photoshoot Gift Vouchers and Credit Vouchers

You can now purchase Photoshoot Gift Vouchers for a professional photoshoot direct from the Philip Charles Photography website. A family portrait in your home is a cherished item, that lasts for years.  The gift of a professional photoshoot is perfect for any special occasion such as a birthday, anniversary, newborn baby etc… All of our Photoshoot Gift Vouchers include a framed print.

Credit vouchers allows your gift to go further, putting towards our full range of products which includes Hi-resolution disk, canvas’s, frames and prints. Credit vouchers are available to any value in multiples of £10.

£10 credit voucher towards productsPhoto shoot gift voucherOur easy to use online purchase system allows you to purchase your Photoshoot Gift Voucher and Credit Vouchers. All payments are via Paypal, which is secure. Vouchers are presented in a card and envelope, blank for your own personal message. All orders are mailed 2nd class, but if you would like your voucher sooner, you are more than welcome to contact us and arrange collection from the studio.

To purchase your vouchers, click here.


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Mother’s Day Gift Idea

Mother’s Day Gift Idea – Family Portraits

Looking for a lovely Mother’s Day gift idea? Why not treat Mum to a gift she can cherish for years to come – a collection of family portraits. This is a gift that will last, unlike the traditional flowers that are gone within a few days and a box of chocolates that are gone within an hour (eaten by the kids in most cases).

Gift Vouchers are only £20, which includes an hour photoshoot in the studio, presentation of images and a 7″x 5″ framed print. Credit vouchers can also be purchased to put towards our full range of products including Hi-res disk, frames and canvases.

Vouchers can be purchased via our website, please click here, enter discount code MUM16 at checkout for 10% off your vouchers, valid until 04 March 2016.  Or contact us to book your shoot.

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Pregnancy Photos

Pregnancy Photo Shoot Session – Just in Time

Professional Pregnancy photos are gaining in popularity, we have seen a recent increase in our studio. With the excitement of a new arrival, capturing this special time is a joy and privilege for us to be asked to do.

Just before Christmas we had a lovely couple in the studio wanting pregnancy photos ahead of the arrival of their first baby. It really was just in time as the baby arrived 2 days after the shoot! Being so close to the shoot, we had the pleasure of meeting baby Mace at the image viewing. All 3 were doing great, looking forward to their first Christmas as a family.

Here are some images from the shoot. If you would like to book a photo shoot, please contact us.

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Baby Photography

Newborn and Baby Photography Sessions

Newborn and Baby Photography is a perfect way to capture those precious early few months. We love having babies in the studio. Our shoots are done in a calm, quiet and warm environment. We have a number of props including a tin bath, hamper, fluffy blankets etc… You are also more than welcome to bring along any props you would like to incorporate, such as a favourite teddy.

Here are some images from recent shoot, look at those beautiful blue eyes. If you would like to book a Newborn and Baby Photography shoot, please contact us.

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