Photography in the Bognor Regis area
Saturday 4th November I am running my Christmas mini shoot sessions for 2017.
The idea behind Christmas mini sessions is that most people want a few photos for Christmas, and not a full one hour session. Having a full day of mini sessions means I can keep the cost of the photoshoots down too!
This year I bought some stunning new backdrops which have made all the difference to the images I can create.
How to book –
You can book a session using my contact form.
These mini sessions are £99 for a 20 minute slot and with that you receive 5 high resolution images to print as and when you like. Each child alse receives a cookie and some milk as part of the photoshoot.
Here are some examples of the sort of images you can expect …….
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Back in September the lovely Siobhan came along to see me with her gorgeous family. Her little girl had not long turned one and had been given a photoshoot voucher for her Birthday. This was an hour photoshoot and included photos of the whole family, and some of their little girl on her own. We managed to get some lovely relaxed photo of them all during the session. I think you will agree they make a cute little family!
An hour’s photoshoot costs £65, images are then purchased separately at a viewing session roughly two weeks after the photoshoot. Please do contact me if you would like any more information or to book a photoshoot.
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Back in August Josie brought her family along for a family photoshoot. They decided to go for an hour family photoshoot, including photos of them all together, and also ones just of baby. This is a lovely way to photograph a baby who is not yet sitting up but is a little over the age that we can ideally do a newborn photoshoot for. I like to go through all the family variations that the family want and then move on to some more stylised photos of baby on their own.
This type of photoshoot currently costs £65 for an hour and then images are bought separately at a viewing session a couple of weeks after.
Here are a few of the gorgeous images we got during the session.
Please do contact me if you would like more information or to book a photoshoot.
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Maternity photography records an amazing time in yours and your babies’ lives, you carry your baby for 9 short months, so lets record this time for you to remember. This may be the start of your family, it may be a continuation of your family, it is most definitely a precious time and worthy of recording in stunning images for you to treasure.
A couple of weeks ago the gorgeous Laura came to see me in my home studio in Bognor Regis (West Sussex), Laura was amazingly due the day after her photoshoot!
Maternity photoshoots are best towards the end of your pregnancy (although I wouldn’t usually suggest quite so close to your due date as this one was as baby can sometimes make an appearance early!).
Neutral clothing usually works best, although I now have a selection of clothing that we can use as well (All images from this shoot used my clothing other than Laura’s own jeans and white t shirt).
Why not record your pregnancy with a gorgeous maternity photoshoot? These can be booked at any time during your pregnancy, and are best planned for around 3 or 4 weeks before your due date, allowing us to capture your bump at it’s best and not risk baby coming early and before we do the shoot.
Clothing can be provided for your photoshoot, and you are more than welcome to bring any clothing or props you would like included in your session as well. Partners and children are also welcome to come along to your photoshoot and are encouraged to be involved so we can record this time for the whole family.
Maternity photoshoots are £65 for an hour (either studio or natural outdoors), images are then purchased separately at your viewing session. Please contact us for more information about pricing or to book a photoshoot.
Gorgeous sitter session photoshoot ~ Bognor Regis family photographer
Once your perfect newborn baby is a little older, why not book a sitter session? These are ideal for babies who can sit unaided but are not on the move just yet. This stage in your baby’s life is really very fleeting, and allows us to get some magical images recording his progress.
If you would like more information or to book a photoshoot please use the contact form here.
Prices (as of 15/05/17) are £65 for the hour photoshoot. Products are then available to buy at your viewing session.
I’m on a bit of a mission at the moment, this mission is to get whole families having photos taken. Not necessarily by me, but in whatever form you would like. I think that having images for your children to look at daily, up on your walls of your home, is invaluable when it comes to the whole family feeling part of the whole, and knowing they will always have a place to call home!
Having a photoshoot?
I will always give you the option of whole family photos as part of your photoshoot. Not all families take up the offer, some parents prefer to have the time spent on just the kids, but I will always offer! (I will not be upset if you decide not to get in the photos, it is your photoshoot and your choice, however I will tell you that if you have a few full family shots taken, you don’t need to actually buy them, but you may as well have them done while you are here).
Debbies family photoshoot.
Debbie comes to me for her family photos about once a year. Here are a few of the images we got from this years’ shoot.
How to get in touch
Please use this contact form if you would like any more information about family photoshoots.
Up to date price information can be found here.
Today my first question to you is ‘Do you print your images?’
By this I don’t necessarily mean huge great big prints, or canvases , or anything that is hugely expensive. But do you print your images at all?
As a Mum myself I am passionate about recording the journey of our family. I often (just like everyone else!) take photos on my phone or Ipod, these are never going to be as good as the ones I take when I’m testing out my studio lighting or looking round a venue in preparation for a wedding, but they show the nature of our family and how they grow.
When was the last time you printed any of your phone or tablet images? Do you print any images you get from a photographer in digital form?
Every year I print a year photobook of some of the images I’ve taken over the year. This includes quite a few phone and ipod images (they may be smaller in the book, but no less relevant!), along with any other images I’ve taken over the year.
This is a small section of my photobook collection –
Why do I do this?
Quite simply, because when my children are older I want them to be able to look back at some of the things they did when they were little. We are a generation who now keep everything online and in digital form. What happens if your image storage hard drive fails? Or if you lose all the images from your phone? Will your children ever check a 40 year old phone for images at a time when they might want to see what they were like when they were little? I am guessing that the phone may have been long since thrown away or no longer be able to be used, even if they could find it.
What should you put in your books or prints?
Whatever is special to you. For the year book I will do for this year, I might put in this photo of the cake the kids and husband made me for my Birthday –
Go ahead! Have some fun and see what photos you have that you can print up.
If you are worried about creating a book, don’t be! You can either print your photos as standard prints and pop them into a photo album (like your Mum/Dad/grandparents did), or some online printers even allow you to upload all your images and then they will create a book for you (it takes just a couple of minutes after you have uploaded them all).
I want you to enjoy your images, whether they are your selfies with the kids, sports days or a family photoshoot you have booked. Most of all I want the next generation to have some physical reminders of what life was like growing up!
Thank you for reading my blog, and do feel free to leave a comment or use the contact form if you would like to know more about any of the photoshoots I offer.
Just before Christmas the very gorgeous Athena came to see me with her Mummy, Daddy and sisters. Her Mummy and Daddy got married a year and a half ago, I was lucky enough to cover their amazing wedding for them too. It has been lovely to follow this family and their progress (I first met Mum a few years ago as our children were at the same after school club).
Athena was very well behaved for us and we managed to get some truly gorgeous images of her and the whole family. These first couple of weeks of a new baby’s life go so fast, and they soon lost their newborn flexibility, which is why ideally newborn baby photoshoots should be done between 5 and 15 days old.
If you would like a newborn photoshoot, ideally book whilst you are pregnant to ensure I have enough space for you in my diary. Although please do contact me once baby is born, because I can sometimes fit people in, and I hate to think that Mums and Dads can’t get the images they want of their precious bundle.
If you would like any more information, or to book a newborn (or other) photoshoot, please contact me using the contact form here.
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October saw me covering the most amazing wedding. The wedding of Rachel and Thomas, at the guildhall in Chichester. This is a new venue for 2016, which has now been approved for weddings. The building itself is stunning, and Rachel and Thomas put in so much effort into the planning and overall decorations and feel for the day. This was an autumn and halloween themed wedding, and the day itself was picture perfect for autumn!
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I am a West Sussex wedding photographer, based in Bognor Regis, covering the south coast of England.
Please do get in touch if you would like to have a chat about your wedding, or to arrange a free meeting to have a look at my sample work via my contact form.
As we go in to 2017, I sit here wondering if any of you were proposed to over the Christmas and New Year period?
‘Yes’ you say?
Secondly, I bet you have thought about what you will need to plan for your wedding for half of your adult life. I thought it might be handy to compile a little list of things that you might need to remember.
- Check out your suppliers. Investigate all your local wedding suppliers and find the right ones for you. This may not be the cheapest (or most expensive), but those whose work is in a style that you like and that you get on with on a personal level as well. For example – most of the people involved in your actual wedding will also have a lot of time being in contact with you before, on the day, and after the day. So it helps to know that you gel before you start.
- Make sure you ask for a few quotes from different suppliers.
- Check they are available on the date of your wedding, and also what you need to do to be able to book in with them. For me to photograph your wedding I would be asking for 50% of the full cost at the time of booking to reserve your date in my diary. Also check when they will be requiring the balance of the bill paid, for me this is 4 weeks before your wedding date.
- Ensure that all suppliers have the relevant insurance in place. This will cover you in the event that something goes wrong (which of course rarely happens, but should be planned for just in case).
- Write everything down! A diary or folder which will contain all of the contact info and amounts paid to your suppliers is a fab idea, it will help you keep track of what you have done already and what you still have to do. It could also save you if you need to contact a supplier and have lost a business card!
These are just a few of the ideas that might help with planning your big day, and ease the pressure on the planning and pulling it all together.
Stay tuned for more ideas over the coming weeks!