Best Friends Maternity Shoot

Special Maternity Shoot for Best Friends

What are the chances of being pregnant at the same time as your best friend? Fairly slim, I think you would agree. Well on 10th February, we had the pleasure of welcoming two best friends to the studio for a joint maternity shoot.

Best friends since they were 11 years old, they are now embarking on the next chapter of their lives as they enter motherhood by each others side. At 37 weeks and 26 weeks, this was the perfect opportunity to capture this very special time. We took shots of the two mums-to-be together, and individual portraits. They are both very organised, already knowing the sex and chosen the names of their little ones, so we set up some shots to include their names.

We wish both of you all the very best, and look forward to seeing you back in the studio with your little bundles of joy. Below are a few shots from this very special shoot.

If you would like to book a maternity photo shoot session, please click here to contact us. Gift vouchers are also available, the perfect gift for a baby shower.

Maternity Photo Shoot

Artistic Maternity Photo Shoot Session

We recently welcomed a very excited mum and dad-to-be to the studio for a maternity photo shoot session, to capture the late stage of their pregnancy.

This is a very special time, waiting for the arrival of your precious little one, and truly an honour for us to capture. It was a very relaxed shoot throughout. Before the shoot, they mentioned that they wanted artistic style photography. Phil’s creative juices were flowing. Therefore, resulting in an amazing set of images. We have captured the natural beauty of pregnancy. Also, the love and adoration they have for eachother and their unborn child.

We are all extremely happy with the photographs produced, capturing exactly what they wanted. Photographs to be cherished for a lifetime. Below are just a few images from the session.

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


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Wedding Anniversary Photo Shoot

Wedding Anniversary Photo Shoot Celebration

To celebrate their Wedding Anniversary, Mr and Mrs Quinn, came to the Philip Charles studio with their son and daughter for a family photo shoot session.

For the first part of the session they all dressed up in their finest for some beautiful portraiture for the Wedding Anniversary shots. They then changed into something a little more comfortable for some casual, fun shots. The shoot was really good fun, and the family had lots of ideas too. With the change of outfits and different poses, we created an excellent variety of images. The family have chosen to have the images presented in an album, which will look fantastic. Such a great way to remember their Anniversary.

Below are just a few images from their shoot. If you would like to book a family photo shoot session, please call the studio on 01827 215 707 or scroll down to the enquiry form.


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Personal Trainer Portfolio Photography

Professional Portfolio Photography for Personal Trainer

When promoting your service as a Personal Trainer, you are marketing yourself. A key element when launching or updating your website and social media exposure is professional Portfolio Photography.

Your portfolio of images need to explain who you are and what you do. This is the first impression your potential clients will receive, so make it stand out. Over the years, we have had the pleasure of providing portfolio photography to a number of fitness professionals. The studio is specially lit to highlight muscle definition, which generally as a photographer is the complete opposite to a family photo shoot session. We normally set up the lighting to soften and slim down features.

Personal Trainer Rich Palmer recently returned to our studio to update his portfolio. We booked the studio out for half a day to allow for preparations, not only from a photographic set up, but also for Rich to prepare. He brought along some equipment to warm up his muscles to increase definition. We worked together on the poses to create an excellent portfolio of images to explain Richard’s training. Poses include muscle definition, exercises, and show Rich’s approachable and friendly manner. Below are a sample of the images. If you would like more information on Rich Palmer PT, click here to visit his website.

If you would like to book or discuss a professional photography portfolio for your business, please contact us. Call the studio on 01827 215 707 or scroll down to the enquiry form.


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Professional Children Photos

Recording Precious Times with Professional Children Photos

Time flies by so quickly, especially when seeing your children growing up so fast. Recording this precious time with professional children photos is so special, as these photographs will be with you forever.

Even as the children get older and you update your family portraits, you will never part from your previous portraits. These photographs are allowing you to freeze this moment in time, to always look back on.

Below are some images from a recent photo shoot of brother (7) and sister (4) taken during the half term holidays. Before the shoot the eldest did not want his photo taken. Needless to say, mum was a little concerned to how the session would go. That soon changed though once he stepped in front of the camera, he loved it! His enthusiasm helped his sister’s shyness, which resulted in a great selection of portraits.

Photo shoot sessions are only £20. To book your shoot, call the studio on 01827 215 707, or scroll down to the enquiry form.


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Family Photos – The Hammersley Family

Professional Family Photos with The Hammersley’s

We recently welcomed the Hammersley family to the studio to update their family photos. There was Mum and dad, along with their beautiful 9 year old daughter and 9 month old cheeky chappy.

We kick started the shoot with some shots of the 4 of them together to get them relaxed. We then broke the group down into different combinations. Shots included father and son, mother and daughter, sister and brother, and of course not forgetting mum and dad. Once you have kids, you often forget that you are still a couple, therefore we are always keen to get couples shots.

Here are a few of our favourites from the shoot. To book your family photo shoot, either call the studio on 01827 215 707 or scroll down to the enquiry form.  


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Professional Family Pictures

Professional Family Pictures of all the Grandchildren

Just before Christmas, a couple were surprised by their children with a studio photo shoot session for professional family pictures. The session was booked for the two of them with all of their grandchildren.

The gift was extra special as some of the grandchildren live in New Zealand, and were in the UK for the first time in some years. On the day of the shoot, it was the first opportunity some of the cousins had seen each other. I am sure you can imagine how much excitement there was in the studio. It was lovely seeing the family together. With all the excitement still in the air (and that a curry was waiting at home for them all to enjoy afterwards), we cracked on with the session.

There were nine grandchildren and the grandparents. Every member of the family were brilliant to work with, allowing Phil to position them in every way he asked. Therefore, enabled him to capture a really good variety of images to choose from. At the viewing session, the grandparents chose their favourite image to be framed for pride of place on their wall. A truly special photograph for them to cherish for years to come.

Below are a few of the images to demonstrate our set ups. If you would like more information on family pictures, please click to visit our page. To book your photo shoot session, call the studio on 01827 215 707, or scroll down and complete the enquiry form.


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Make Over and Family Photo Shoot

Special 50th Birthday Make Over and Family Photo Shoot Session

To celebrate her 50th birthday, we had the lovely Gail contact us to book a special family photo shoot session for herself, daughter, son and granddaughter. To make it extra special, we booked our recommended Make Up Artist, Clare at Enhanced. Clare attended the studio before the session to do the ladies hair and makeup.

Gail and her daughter arrived at the studio at 10am, to be pampered by Clare. It was a good job that she came to the studio as the weather was horrendous with high winds and rain! At around 12pm, Gail’s son and granddaughter joined the fun, to get the photo shoot session underway. The family were brilliant to work with, embracing the experience and doing everything Phil suggested. Therefore, resulting in a great selection of images to choose from. Including individual portraits, to shots of the family together.

Following the shoot, the birthday girl was heading home for her party, with her hair and makeup all ready to go.

Below are just a few images from the shoot, but was very difficult to choose as we are so proud of every image. If you would like more information on our Make Over photo shoots click here. To book your photo shoot session, call the studio on 01827 215 707, or scroll down and complete the enquiry form.


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Large Family Portraits

Large Family Portraits of all the Generations

One of our favourite types of portrait photography is large family portraits. When large families come along to the studio, our creative streak comes out – in terms of our creative approach to capture everyones attention and enjoying the photo shoot experience, which in turn allows us to provide stunning photographs you are proud to display on your wall.

Once we have arranged everyone and all looking in the right direction, which can be a challenge in itself, we get that all important group shot. We do a few different set-ups as we always aim to provide a wide choice of images. Following the big shot, we break the family down to smaller groups. This can be of the smaller families, the children, and couples. Therefore, a great opportunity for everyone to update their family portraits, and again adding to the variety of images. The choice of different backdrops also offers a different type of photo.

Below are some images from a recent family photo shoot of 3 generations comprising of, the big family shot in different set-ups, smaller families of mum, dad and their children, and all the grandchildren together.  This was a lovely family, a real pleasure to work with.

To book your photo shoot session, call the studio on 01827 215 707, or scroll down and complete the enquiry form.

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Surprise Family Photo Shoot

Mum’s Family Photo Shoot Birthday Surprise

We all know how special our children are, but when they go out of their way to organise a special birthday surprise, it means so much more than words can describe. A couple of weeks ago, we received a photo shoot booking that was to a be a surprise for his Mum’s birthday.

His mum had mentioned on a few occasions that she would like to update the family portraits, as it had been around 10 years since they were last done. As the eldest is now in his early 20’s and sister in her teens, they had changed somewhat. The shoot was booked on the weekend of her birthday. They arrived at the studio, and finally told her what they had planned as they pulled up. Her initial thoughts on arrival as predicted ‘if I had known, I would have got my hair and make up done!’. She looked lovely as she was, and we had a lovely photo shoot with the 3 of them.

It was also our first time using a new backdrop, that was only delivered the day before. We weren’t sure how effective the brown would be, but with the lighting set up, we are really happy with the results, as were the family.

To book your photo shoot session, call the studio on 01827 215 707, or scroll down and complete the enquiry form.

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