Re-Opening the Studio

Studio Now Re-Open

The studio is now open by appointment only – please only come and visit us if you have got in touch first. We can be contacted by facebook, email and through the website.

We are so lucky that we have a lovely space and were able to re-open on 16th June. We have a large studio area and can offer socially distanced photoshoots. We have had some lovely sessions already with families, babies and cake smashes.

We are looking forward to be able to offer newborn sessions from 4th July onwards too. As with everything we are following every relevant guideline and will be doing everything possible to keep us all safe while capturing beautiful images for your family.

As before we strongly recommend booking your newborn session during your pregnancy – we simply take a £25 deposit and pop your due date in our diary. Once your little one arrives we can then confirm an actual session date. As we are booking one session per day we suggest booking any session early to get the date you’d like.

We have been getting ready by re-organising the studio and moving furniture to make areas for us and for you so that we can maintain social distances. Each session works slightly differently but we will guide you every step so you know what will happen.

All of our props and fabrics are washed/sanitised after each use and the sofa, coffee table, card machine and door handles etc are all cleaned with antibacterial wipes. We have always used hand sanitiser during our sessions and will continue to do this as well as having it available to all our customers. We also have full hand washing facilities available to all.

We have also ensured we have kept fully up to date with all relevant guidelines and followed the governments Five Steps to staying COVID secure.

We look forward to seeing you at the studio and as always if you have any questions don’t hesitate to get in touch,

Leigh & Fiona x

Home Made Face Masks

We have all been adjusting to our new normal since the lockdown began and whether that’s by staying home, homeschooling, working or volunteering I think we can all agree it’s been an interesting few weeks.

We are missing photographing all the lovely families and newborns that we would have met during this time and we are busy planning some photo shoots that can be carried out safely as soon as we can re-open.

In the meantime as part of homeschool I’ve been teaching our daughter, Florence, a bit of sewing.  We started sewing some simple squares on a piece of fabric and she was very proud the corners met!   I had decided to use up some of my fabric and make up some masks for family and friends and Florence was very excited to help out!  

We have so far made over 20 masks and ordered more fabrics as she wants to make more for everyone – I’m so impressed at how she has adapted to homeschool and that she is so eager be a helper!

 

We tried a few different patterns before kind of making our pattern that worked for us.  They are 100% cotton and have a little opening pocket to add a filter if anyone wants to and we are delivering them in pairs so everyone has one to wear and one to wash!

We have delivered some to family and some to a local nurse who runs childrens clinics – she wanted to have something colourful to wear over her work masks that might not look quite so scary to the children.  Florence picked out her favourite colourful fabrics.

We saw today that The National Portrait Gallery has started a photography project that is supported by The Duchess of Cambridge called ‘Hold Still’ – it is showcasing our new normal and highlighting our helpers and heroes.  We have uploaded a photo Florence being a helper and doing her sewing.  I think everyone should take part and enter an image as it will be an amazing display at the end.

You can find out all the information here – https://www.npg.org.uk/hold-still/

We look forward to seeing you all when we can get back to work but for now keep safe! x

New Branding & Shop Front

We are starting the year with brand new shop front signage!  

We have been slowly working on updating our branding over the past 6 months or so and finished our overhaul with some lovely new shop front signs!  Thanks to ParSigns for a great install 🙂

 

New green apple photography shop front sign

 

It goes perfectly now with our new logos and watermarks!

You can find the studio at Unit 2 Wye Avenue Bridgwater TA6 5DF or give us a call on 01278 459905!

Black Friday Voucher Sale

BLACK FRIDAY SESSION SALE!!

For 4 days only we are offering our gift voucher sessions for up to half price!!  These can be bought for yourself to use or bought to be given as a gift.

Perfect to give as a Christmas present!  Our studio is based in Bridgwater, Somerset and is fully equipped and easy accessible.

You can choose from family, children, toddlers, cake smash, newborn and outdoor photoshoots.  There is even an option for a dog photoshoot.

Click here to see the vouchers available and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to get in touch.

All vouchers can be posted out to you or emailed – it’s completely up to you.

Don’t miss out as the sale ends Monday!  

Click here to see the vouchers available – Black Friday Voucher Sale

N-Photo Magazine Feature – We are the pro!

We were so honoured when N-Photo magazine got in touch and asked us to to be the pro in their Apprentice Feature this month!  The feature is where they bring along one of their readers to learn more from a pro in different subjects; this month was newborns and they chose us 🙂

As you can see I had to be brave and actually get in front of the camera this time!  We welcomed Laura to the studio to come along and learn a little more about newborn photography and we also managed to sneak in a cheeky cake smash at the end!

Anyone who knows us and has been to the studio for a newborn session knows that we allow 2-3 hours for a typical session so we have plenty of time for baby to have feeds and cuddles and gently soothe off to sleep.  Well for the magazine we felt we should be prepared as newborn babies don’t generally sleep on demand and we had to capture as much as possible to show Laura how it’s done; so we enlisted the help of a few models for the day.  We were inundated with offers when we posted about it but it came down to timing and trying to balance with both a boy and girl.  We were so pleased to have newborn Alex come along and newborn Lily (who we had actually done a session for the week previous!) in the morning and gorgeous baby Mia with her parents for some shots at lunch time.  We then finished off with a cake smash in the afternoon for the very cute Bradley who we were lucky enough to have photographed as a newborn 11 months ago 🙂  It was quite a day with 3 newborns, 1 cake smasher plus parents plus a photographer and writer from the magazine as well as us!

Laura was lovely and so relaxed around all the babies so once everything was set up we started off with Baby Lily as she was sleeping soundly was Alex was havign a feed.  Because of the safety aspect with it all I did all the posing and baby handling but explained carefully what I was doing along the way.  We decided to keep it simple and fairly natural as our babies were all gorgeous!

We then used a few little hairbands and hats for her too…..

Next up we did a few of baby Alex and decided to try and capture him in one of our lovely props – we chose a nice little crate and filled it with lots of soft fluff for him.  I helped Laura wrap him nicely and i placed him inside ready for photo’s.

 

He was so lovely and sleepy we got some gorgeous ones in a prop and on the beanbag for mum!  Finally for the babies we had lovely little Mia and her mum and dad.  We decided to go for a lovely dad and baby shot……..

This one didn’t feature in full – just a pull back of me posing her but I absolutely love this one!

After a busy day of newborns we welcomed Bradley who was about to celebrate his first birthday.  We had organised a beautiful cake and set up a lovely blue background all ready for him.  He was just perfect and had lots of fun!

All in all we had a amazing day and we are so proud to be featured in a national magazine doing something that we love!

If you would like to know more about any of our sessions don’t hesitate to get in touch,

Leigh & Fiona x