BIG Family Portraits!

Big Family portraits, the really big ones that include granny, mum & dad, the kids, their children and aunts and uncles. I believe that these photo’s are the most important along side a new born baby and a wedding. Here is 5 reasons why this should be top of every families to do list once every 5 years.

1- It’s an achievement

Getting everyone in that big family portrait. Getting everyone together for one reason or another is fantastic, and you should always have a photograph to mark that occasion.

2- You’re the lucky ones

This can be a very lonely world for a lot of people, your big family portrait is a great way to remember how lucky you are to have people that are going to stick with you through thick and thin.

3 – It changes all the time

Ok so there is obviously a sad element to this, and that is people get old and leave us and some people get taken away from us before their time. I have a few people myself that I wish I had taken a photograph of, because they are not here anymore, and thats the really sad part. On a lighter note new arrivals lift the family up!

4 – It’s fun!!!

This one is a little photographer dependant, but going to the portrait studio to get your big family portrait taken should be a fun and pleasant experience. This is something that Philip Charles Photography is very passionate about. If I can take someone who absolutely hates being photographed and convert them, I feel very happy.

5- Memories

It’s not just a song from the hit Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. Memories that you can literally hang on the wall and look at, that is what a photograph is. Share it with your little part of the world!!!

Brothers Photo Shoot Session

We recently welcomed the Seabright brothers to the studio for a photo shoot experience. Mum had won a Family Photo Shoot gift voucher at their school’s Christmas fete, that we had donated to.

The brother’s, aged 7 and 5, stepped out in front of the camera looking very dapper indeed in bow ties. Phil had great fun with the boys, even getting shots of them hugging (not strangling) each other. Whilst they changed in to a more casual outfit, we changed the backdrop to get some great shots on the blue.

When mum, dad and the boys returned to view the photos, they were all over the moon. After a lot of debating, they managed to select their absolute favourites to take pride of place on their wall at home.

Below are a few of the images from the shoot. If you would like to talk to us about your next family photo shoot session, contact Phil and Vicky on 01827 215 707 or click here.

Special Birthday Photo Shoot

Photo Shoot to Celebrate Family Special Birthday Year

We recently welcomed the Essex family to the studio for a family photo shoot session, to celebrate their special birthday year.

Both mum and dad turned 50 this year, and their daughter turns sweet 16. To mark this mile stone year, the family came for a photo shoot session for some beautiful family portraits. The session was really relaxed and great fun. When they returned to view their images, they selected a 4 image multi-frame that will take pride of place in their home.

Here are just a few of the images from their session. For more information on our photo shoot sessions and to book, call the studio on 01827 215 707, or click here to contact us.

Christmas Jumper Photo Shoot

Christmas Jumper Photo Shoot for Christmas Cards

To add that extra personal touch and fun this festive season, send your family and friends an awesome Christmas card with a photo of your clan in their Christmas jumper.

Christmas is a very popular time of year to update your family portraits, not only for yourself to cherish, but they also make very special Christmas gifts. This year, we are asking all of our families to bring along your Christmas jumpers for that fun, unforgettable photo for Christmas cards. You could make it a family tradition?

You will receive the full Philip Charles Photography experience, producing stunning photographs of your family. Incorporating a few shots with your festive outfits will make it all the more fun.

For more information on our Family Portrait sessions, please click here. To book your photo shoot session, call the studio on 01827 215 707 or click here to contact us.   

Family Photo Shoots in Atherstone

Professional Photography Studio for Family Photo Shoots in Atherstone

Philip Charles Photography relocated their professional photography studio last year, June 2018, offering family photo shoots in Atherstone.

Established for over 10 years trading in Tamworth, we made the decision to relocate a couple of miles down the A5 to the lovely market town of Atherstone. Over the last 12 months we have welcomed many, many families of all ages and generations.

One recent family we had the pleasure to shoot was the Moreton family. Mum, dad and their 10 year old son came to update their family portraits. The session was great fun, and produced images that we are all really pleased with. Below are just a few of the images from their shoot.

If you would like more information on our family portraits, click here. To book, contact Phil and Vicky on 01827 215 707.



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.


Engagement Photo Shoot

The Future Mr and Mrs Priest’s Engagement Photo Shoot

On 13th November we had the pleasure of welcoming the future Mr and Mrs Priest to the studio for an Engagement Photo Shoot session.

They had won the photo shoot session at a local charity event as a raffle prize. Therefore, saw this as the perfect opportunity to get some great portraits of just the two of them together. The happy couple wanted fun, relaxed images, nothing formal, which is a good job as we never stopped laughing during the shoot. The funniest part was that the bride to be was reluctant to show her hand with her engagement ring. Turns out she had used fake tan without a glove and her hand was considerably darker. Once we had all composed ourselves, we did manage to tone down the colouring.

Below are just a few of our favourite images from the shoot. We wish the happy couple a wonderful wedding day in sunny Cyprus.

If you would like to book a photo shoot session, click here to contact us.


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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