We would just like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and to thank you all for being such brilliant customers!
We have really had a blast this year so watch this space, as soon we will be blogging about some of our favourite moments of 2010.
In the meantime, we are taking a nice long break until the New Year but we are open on the 28th December for any portrait shoots. This is by appointment only so please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to pop in or book a shoot. Some shoots may be on location so there will be no-one at the studio for parts of the day.
We are open again from January 4th. Any urgent enquiries, please email us at email@example.com and we will try and get back to you.
Merry Christmas from Kat, Hannah, Amy and Jasper!
On Saturday we shot the last wedding of the year – which also happened to be one of the snowiest days of the year!
Guests battled through blizzards to be there, and as you can see, the snow made for some brilliant and unique photos. It did also provide a few problems, for example, the bridal car couldn’t get up the hill to the house. The bride, Victoria, left her mums house and walked through the street followed by an entourage of bridesmaids all in their dresses and wellies! Their neighbours all came out to help where they could and wave them off.
The ceremony took place at All Saints church where a rather nervous looking groom was waiting. Victoria is a primary school teacher, and while they signed the register, a small choir of school children sang some of her favourite carols.
We then headed over to Farnham Castle for their reception, which was beautifully decorated with festive fairy lights and Christmas trees, but Victoria and Kevin were not to stay in the warm for long! They are a really fun-loving couple and braved the freezing temperatures for some stunning photographs at the top of the castle. It really couldn’t have been more beautiful up there with the views of Farnham as a backdrop. However boys will be boys, and the groom and his ushers couldn’t resist taking up the opportunity for a good old fashioned snowball fight!
When Victoria and Kevin look back on this day, I hope that the unique, amazing photos that the snow allowed us to get will far outweigh any stresses that it caused during the day!
Surrey Wedding Photographer, Farnham Castle Wedding Photographers
It’s that time of year again, and what better way to bring a smile to the faces of your friends and family than by sending your own personalised Christmas cards? That’s just what these families decided to do when they came in for their Christmas sessions.
The first bought their black Persian cat in for a festive shoot with fairy lights and tinsel. It was great timing as it was something she has wanted to do for ages and so took advantage of our recent Victorian Fayre voucher offer. Another went for a family photoshoot which was the perfect opportunity for them to show off the latest addition! You don’t even have to have a new set of images for your cards. We had a family last Christmas who had a perfect winter wonderland shoot in the snow, and so they decided to reuse an older photo for this years cards.
We always design our own cards from scratch so if you have an idea in mind then anything is possible. We always work closely with our customers until they get the perfect design they want. Although it’s too late for this year, if it’s something you would like to do next Christmas we always recommend coming in by early November. Not only does it ensure that we have time to make the cards, but it gives you time to write and post them too.
The first Cherubs newborn shoot is characterised by soft moody lighting and strong shadows, so we find its a very popular shoot to have some black and white or sepia shots. The monochrome element of the photos helps to draw your eyes straight to peoples faces, rather than having any distracting colours. We always recommend that parents either go with the flesh style shots or to wear black, so that even if you choose to display your photos in colour there are not any colourful or patterned tops distracting your eye from your newborn!
A very popular choice is sepia – it looks very artistic and adds more warmth to a photo. We’ve recently had a few customers who have opted to display their photos in sepia. We find it looks really good to tone down the warm hues slightly to give a much more subtle effect.
One of our Cherubs customers is a tattoo artist, which is fun for Hannah as she loves to incorporate images of tattoos with her baby shoots. She was thrilled when she received an email from this client about a National Tattoo Portrait Competition, as it was the perfect opportunity for her to explore her own creative visions and experiment.
We advertised on Facebook Fan Page for tattoo models and Rebecca, our cherubs client, contacted some of her customers to let them know what we were doing. We had a massive response and eventually narrowed it down to two male models who volunteered their time in exchange for some images. They were both great models and very relaxed in front of the camera. In both cases we found they had a very definite personal style which really suited their tattoos. One wore a flat cap and braces, and we experimented with smoke and coloured gels on the lights which complemented the colourful tattoos which covered his body. The other had some beautiful Polynesian designs on his arms and they looked really good with his chiseled features.
Now we have submitted our images for the competition, they will be cut down to a shortlist and printed for an exhibition hosted by Tattoo Freeze in Shropshire where the public will vote for the winners. Although I don’t think it makes a difference to the winner, please click the links to vote for us anyway! LOVE and TRIBAL