Birthday Photoshoots – Instudio

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This shoot was 11 girls, although 9 was the main number for most of the shots. I have a large studio backdrop, around 10ft wide which is ideal for this. I know mobile photographers and smaller home studios only have 6ft. Although when I had a home studio I fit the 10ft one in.

We start with everyone together, they get to relax and get into it quicker, not that they needed time. They were on the ball. I like to mix the images so theres a wide choice for later. As well as fun shots, I always like to get a Fine Art style portrait. These shots are classic and beautiful.

After the shoot there are options to print images, (once edited) from basic prints, to Canvas Art, Photobooks -Budget & Premium, frames etc.

So firstly here are the highlights, then below that a fine art image.

Thanks for reading.

 

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Sarah & Alex Wedding Holdsworth House-Halifax

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By the evening I felt I knew everyone really well, such a happy group of people. After the day the Best Man booked me for his wedding, which was a huge compliment. The evening reception was like a scene from Step Up, so much dancing, dancing, dancing. Im sure 90% were up after the first dance.

They did have a band too, who were very good I must say. I’ll provide a link when I find out who they were.  So below you’ll see the highlights photographs, its only a small selection of the 650 images they received.

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Mandy & James Wedding -West Retford Hotel

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Last month I covered Mandy & James’s wedding at West Retford Hotel, Nottinghamshire. Until I arrived I expected just a normal day, the same as I do most weeks. However, once I met the gents, i knew we were in for a different day.

James and his groomsmen were a good bunch of guys. Like me, they loved films and geeky things. So they already had me laughing just doing a few pre-wedding images. Its always good if you can find a common ground with clients. Why?, well relaxed people take better photographs. Laughs, smiles etc look better when real.

This doesnt mean its normal to mess about or always be a joker, because that isnt me. But finding a way to relax people is key. It wont always happen of course, but its best to try.

So the say went great, the weather tried to stop things, but we were too good for that. And went out anyway and still created some great shots. The West Retford is a good wedding venue. Large grounds, lovely interior, nice staff. And great food. The family were very kind and invited me to eat with them, this too is a lovely way to build bridges let guest get to know me. Unlike some, I don’t insist on food provided. But its is very welcome.

As I mentioned at the start, James is a bit of a geek. So it comes as no surprise that for the first dance he would appear as Superman. And he did pull it off well. I wasnt sure if Mandy would go crazy, or love it. Just before the dance, she knew we were arranging something, and said “He’s doing something crazy isn’t he, but i love him” this was a great thing to hear. As a couple will love the crazy things about there partners.

So here are the highlights.

 

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Photoshoots are great for birthdays – click to see why

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Now I know this will never be replaced, but the youngster do love there photograph taken. So with that in mind, the party photoshoot became more popular. Between 5 and 8 kids or older teens love coming to a professional studio and doing what they want.

It starts with simply large white background for fun group shots, messing about etc. Then after an outfit change we also change the lighting anf background and go for a more serious and arty look. This can still be fun, but mixed with lovely images. Images you would want to frame and keep.

My studio has a waiting area ideal for 2 or 3 adults, more if less kids are there. Tea and coffee is also free.

If you would like to know more click the CONTACT section and get in touch. Below are some shots taken on this last shoot.

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