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What is a portrait ?

Very simply, it is a representation of a person (or persons), in which the face and its expression is predominant. The intent is to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the person.

A portrait can encompass many forms and is no longer limited to an individual, or group, ‘stood against a plain background’, being directed on how to stand or how to pose.

Times change, you don't have to be photographed that way anymore, you don't have to 'force' a smile or be something you are not.

What types of portraits do you photograph ?


The portraits we capture vary wildly and can be anything you can think of. Though they usually take the form of the following : 

  • Single portrait
  • Family portrait
  • Family event (Christenings, birthday parties, golden weddings etc)
  • New Born
  • Maternity
  • Pet
  • Group (business or pleasure)
  • Event (theatre shows, concerts, garden parties etc)
  • Headshots (for PR purposes, Company websites and so forth)
  • Company events (awards, product launches, work parties etc)
  • Actors and Musicians (musicians, concerts, album covers, demo's promotional or just to get your portfolio up to date) 


Why don't we use a studio ?

We want you to be relaxed, comfortable and happy, so we can capture the real you. Unless you are a model or somebody who is very comfortable in a studio, this is not a normal situation for most people (especially so for children and animals). 

We find that the best place to photograph you, is in an environment where you are most comfortable (be it a local park, your home or anywhere you feel happy or relaxed). 

Shooting in the outdoor, is altogether more enjoyable and relaxing, A beautiful location is ideal due to the changing seasons and colours which give a unique atmosphere and character to each photograph.

To us, a documentary approach to taking a portrait is completely different to the studio experience. It is about documenting and capturing the real you. We get the chance to bond with you and (hopefully) we can capture you at the perfect moment. For children and pets, we talk to them, we interact, we get down to their eye-level and watch them play, watch them just be themselves. This interaction lets us capture them (and you) at the right moment.


Further info

Whether you are just starting out in the world of business, or you are a politician, an aspiring actor or musician, then a professional portrait is an essential part of promoting yourself and your business. 

Can you really take a chance and risk future business or clients, when your online portfolio picture is a 'selfie' captured on a mobile ?

Your company website and the world of social media, are the faces of your company and your professional portrait is often the first thing that a potential client will see.

We appreciate how valuable your time is, so let us come and visit you. We specialise in portraits created in the workplace and can work out of conference rooms, offices, waiting areas, and even in the surrounding area outside your business.  

First impressions really DO count in this online world, so give us a call and together we can make sure your online portfolio is as good as it can be.

For further information and prices, please see our dedicated headshots page.


Maternity and Baby Photography

There is nothing quite like the love you have for your children.

Those early baby photographs we have of our own children are some of the most precious we have. While we have the memories, it is sill nice to look back at those moments in time, which are captured for eternity.

Why not start before the baby is born and have the 'bump' photographed.


Event (family, social, work)

We are also able to photograph any upcoming events you may have planned.

We are happy to document your family event (golden wedding, 18th birthday, family get togethers).

Maybe, you are in the process of organising a works party, a product launch, an awards evening.

We can photograph all of that and take away the stress for you.

Please take a look at our event photos, to give you some ideas of what we can do for you.



What next 

Please contact us via email, telephone or use the contact button above, where we will be delighted to discuss your needs in more detail.

Prices start from £ 90 and include full digital files (without watermarks). Please note that prints and framing are not included in the price, though we will be happy to discuss all available options with you (from a print, to a frame, to metallic or to canvas).

Each portrait session, usually takes between 1 - 2 hours and we work at a time to suit you (night/day and weekends). Please allow 1 - 2 weeks after the session for us to process and edit your photographs.

Our ultimate aim is to capture YOU. The 'you' that people know, love and care about.