We are back in the swing of things for September, getting ready for our busiest season for family shoots before Christmas. But before that all kicks in, we have had lots of new members in our Artis Baby Club! Its a wonderful way to document your little one grow into a crazy toddler who won’t want to listen to you - which happens in just one year! Here are a few of the new little ones and their families, along with some finished baby club sets that come in a gorgeous little folder. Find out more on our Baby Club page here if your little one needs to start having some professional photos taken: Artis Baby Club.
The summer holidays is always that time when time seems to flash by, at the same time as feeling never ending! If you are looking for something to do with the kids, that leaves you with images that last forever bring them to us for a hobbies themed summer shoot.
Hannah loves making interesting and cool shots based around kids hobbies and interests and can come up with some good ideas for just about anything! A session is just £69 for an hour photo shoot and your favourite image as a beautiful fine art print and full sized digital file. For more information and images click here: https://www.artisstudios.com/hobbiesoffer.
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.
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 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!