Retaining her title as MPA South Photographer of the Year - 2019

It was a great night for Hannah on Monday as she won FOUR awards at this years South MPA Photographer of the Year Awards. She managed to get Winner in the Family, Pet, Black and White and Maternity categories, whilst picking up Runner UP in the Studio Portrait , Commercial, Black and White and Family. All these points plus a load of Merits added up to win her Overall MPA South Photographer of the Year for 2019!

This is a really achievement - for those of you that follow us you know that Hannah is no stranger to winning awards. Normally these are within our MPA South Central region, but this year all the South Regions combined, making the competition even tougher!

Here is a few of the winners, runners up and merit winners and also a photo of Hannah collecting her award from the Master Photographers Association Chairman Ray Lowe.

Corporate Headshots

We had lots of takers for our May special offer on Corporate Headshots. It is always useful to get an updated profile image for business use and our clients tend to find multiple reasons to use them - from LinkedIn, Websites….even dating site profiles!

Here are a few of our recent corporate headshots. If yours needs an update have a look at www.artisstudios.com/corporate for more details on our collections.

Spring Location Shoots

Spring is one of our most popular times of year for photo sessions - the sun comes out and everyone feels like being outside a bit more after the long winter! One of our popular options is to do a ½ day session where you can do some in our studio, then some outside as well so you get the best of both.

If your family would like a photo shoot in the Spring, get in touch soon as there are currently only two Saturday dates left for Spring. Here are some Spring images to get you excited!

February Pet Photography

Hannah LOVES the challenge of pet shoots, and they definitely are a challenge, especially when you include more than one dog and their humans! But that’s what makes the persistence and patience all the more with it when you capture great moments and expressions.

We have been raising money for Change for Animals Foundation with our February pet offer. Here are some of the great images we have captured over the last month.

Senior Photo Shoots in Berkshire

One of Hannah’s favourite genre’s to shoot is senior sessions. These are more common in North America, but for those who haven’t heard of them they are simply a ‘coming of age’ session for teenagers who are soon to be graduating. Its a real honour to capture their personality as it is now in a senior photo shoot, before they fly the nest. These shoots can be done at local locations, such as Virginia Water or at our Sunninghill Studio.

We are lucky enough to have quite a few International Schools in Berkshire and Surrey whose students go on to use the images from their portrait session as their yearbook picture. Its always fun to help in the selection process as often the ones the teenagers like of themselves are not the same as the parents favourites! I always advice that the yearbook picture should be picked by the teenager and represent how they/their friends see them. Then the parents favourites are the ones that they get to keep - usually as prints and digital files to easily transport around the world.

Here are a few favourites from the last year - one of which won Hannah The MPA South Central Classical Portrait Winner and MPA South Central Studio Portrait Winner 2018. If your teenager is due to graduate and you would like to book a senior session, give us a call on 01344 870033 or contact us via the website.

Christmas Gift Vouchers

Photography shoots are a lovely gift for those who already have everything - except up to date photos! By popular demand, we have added some really lovely collections so that gifts can be a complete package with the shoot, prints and digital all included.

Here are details of all the collections. To order your gift voucher go to our Gift Voucher page and order online. There are also some Cherubs gift vouchers for anyone already on our Cherubs Baby Club - perfect for those who know they are going to love more images from there upcoming shoots.

We only have THREE vouchers for each option and they must be ordered before December 21st for us to get them ready in time.

Generation Shoots

One of the most interest (and hardest to organise) shoots we often do is the extended family shoot. It happens so rarely in large families that every single person is in the same place at the same time so why not celebrate that moment with a gorgeous photograph!

Our extended family sessions are £125 and get you around 2.5 hours of shooting time. This allows you to do a few locations if you like and plenty of time for all the different denominations of families to get there own photos. One of our popular products for extended family shoots is the 7 image montage - a great way to show everyone together and also all the smaller groups around the edge. At Artis, every image you buy you receive the same copy as a digital so if Mum and Dad get a great montage, everyone else can enjoy the same digital images for themselves.

It often takes months to find a date everyone can do but when it all comes together its so worth it! If you get together near Christmas anyway you could turn half the day into a photo shoot - its always good fun (even the teenagers admit it by the end) and produces some fantastic photos that the whole family can share.

Multiple Award winning photographer at this years South Central MPA Awards

We are so proud to announce Hannah's amazing win at this years South Central Master Photographer Awards. She picked up an incredible FIVE awards, which then led to her being awarded overall Photographer of the Year 2018!

It's always a lot of work on the build up to awards to try to bring something different and it was brilliant to have some interesting shots to submit. One family took us over to a very special lavender field with a red phone box in it which made a cracking shot. Then an ACS student bringing in a really beautiful chess set for his senior yearbook shoot really impressed Hannah and sparked her creativity. And finally, a chat with a lady during her dog shoot led to her mentioning that she owes reptiles, so Hannah invited her back for a special snake, chameleon, gheko shoot was was amazing.

You never know which pictures can lead to awards, but they are always something a bit different, so give us a call to book in a shoot for yourself and maybe your picture can be our next award winner!

 

“It’s pretty overwhelming....I can’t quite believe it myself! It’s definitely a team effort and I couldn’t have done it without Kat’s help choosing the right images, and Sarah’s amazing retouching.”
— Hannah Gamble : MPA South Central Photographer of the Year

Cherubs Photographer of the Year Competition

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We are very excited to announce that we will be a part of the National Cherubs of the Year Competition which kicked off this May. Hannah amazing technique for getting happy babies has regularly got highly commended pictures in monthly competitions in the past so we like our chances!

All you have to do is come and have your baby photographed. We then pick the best image to enter into awards, and if you win the monthly competition you will win £100 baby gift voucher! It then goes forward to the year awards, and winning that will get you a £5000 cash prize!

So if you have a baby under 4 months old and want to be in with a chance, give us a call on 01344 870033 to book your first session or fill out our 'Book Your First Shoot' form. If you have a baby currently on our cherubs scheme and you have viewed your photos in May 2018 or later we may still be able to submit an entry for you - just email kat@artisstudios.com to find out.

This brilliant little boy called Oscar is our first entry. How cute is he?

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Photos every year for life...

Sometimes those families come along that you hope are going to be in your lives for a long time, and from very early on Jen and family were one of those! We have had the pleasure of watching her children grown since they were tiny and hopefully it will never end. They have done some beautiful things with their photos - I especially love the albums that I'm sure the boys really enjoy looking at and will one day show their children. Whats great about albums is that you can show all those moments between the moments - were they are goofing around, playing up or just need a little hug!  Here is some photos from our years together...both those classic great shots and the moments in-between.