Every Dog Deserves a Portrait

Personal projects are very important for keeping Hannah creative and inspired, and this year we have decided to put her skills with pets to the test by creating a panel of images of injured or disabled dogs - all in the studio, in black and white.

We had our first dog Eden in last week. Eden was found living feral after being dumped to fend for herself. She was due to be put to sleep but luckily Tracey, her owner, volunteered to rescue her. She now has Degenerative Myelopathy which is a wasting disease affecting the hind limbs, hence her using the chair to get around (which she is very fast in, as we found out at the shoot!)

If you have, or know anyone, with any injured or disabled dogs that would be interested in joining our project we are offering a free hour shoot (worth £75) and also £200 voucher to spend on photos from the shoot. Do get in touch via enquiries@artisstudios.com with your dogs story and some photos. We can't guarantee to be able to use everyone as we have limited spaces available for these shoots, but we would love to hear from you.

Crossfit Photography

TBT Saturday 23rd December 2017 and the last job of the year for us was not our usual work, but awesome nonetheless!  Form Over Fame is a Crossfit clothing brand that wanted some lifestyle shots to show how the garments fit to the body when in motion.  I love their ethos of focusing on technique - check them out here.

Crossfit is a huge passion of mine and I love to photograph the movements involved and the athletes I aspire to be like one day.  Here are a few of our favourite shots from the day.

Behind the scenes - the whole process

One of our favourite customers who we have been photographing for the last 10 years or so returned this year to update their family photos. Its always lovely to see them and we used the opportunity to do a little video all about having a portrait session and the natural, timeless images you end up with.

New Rustic, Industrial Look Studio - Phase 1

We've been working hard behind the scenes in the last few months to revamp our studio and start having furniture we LOVE, rather than years of mismatched pieces around the place. So after the help of a fab interior designer, we have starting putting together some bits, and here they are!

Hannah's personal favourite piece is the glittery light in the viewing area (she found that one). My favourite are these awesome bar stools where I can't wait to sit and chat to people.

Phase 2 - New pictures on the walls, new signage outside and much more!



Hannah's Associateship Panel

Hannah recently gained her Associateship with a panel called "Guys and Dogs". This is a very prestigious qualification given through the Master Photographers Association, only handed out to a handful of members each year. It is given to photographers who "denote a high level of craftsmanship and individual creativity" - Master Photographers Association. We are incredibly proud of this achievement and it was amazing to see her receive her certificate onstage at the latest Master Photographer Awards.

Here is her full panel in all its glory!

Extended Families

It's always such a lovely experience to bring extended family together. Whether you see each other every month or once a year, why not use a photo shoot as a good excuse for a get together. A nice big picture on the wall always makes a fantastic gift to grandparents (who often already have everything they need). Here are a few we have done recently, both in the studio and out on location.



Senior Yearbook Portraits

We have just wrapped up another batch of ‘Senior’ portraits for a local School’s year book photos.  Each year students come to us for a year book photograph with a difference, something that captures their personality and a photo they are proud to share with their friends and family.  I am truly honoured to be able to photograph these young adults and to provide their families with beautiful portraiture of their children (who let’s face it are no longer children),  before they graduate into adulthood and go off on their own adventure!

Each shoot fills me with excitement as every student brings their own personality and flair to the session and although may find the initial prospect daunting, by the end of the shoot exudes confidence and their true character shines through.  I love photographing each individual, getting to know them, getting to try out new ideas and styles and generally  have the best time with them!  I hear they have a pretty good time too!!  Here’s some of our favourites…

Dog Photography

Some of Hannah's favourite work to produce is gorgeous portraits of dogs in her studio. It's always a fun chaotic shoot and all the tricks have to come out to keep the dogs in the right spot. Hannah makes some funny noises to get their attention and those head tilt photos! Here are some of our favourites. Give us a call or send us a message to get a wonderful photograph of your dog.

Autumn Portrait Shoots

Now I’ll admit that when the cold starts to come it can be some tough months, with the lack of sunshine and cold weather (she says with a warm heater blowing on her).  BUT, winter can produce some absolutely amazing days for photo shoots!  With the sun setting earlier sunrise/sunset shots can be captured easily and the soft light makes it perfect for portrait photography.  If the thought of going outside puts you off, don’t worry as home shoots work perfectly too and offer the easy option of flitting inside and outside.

Check out some of the shoots we have done over the last few months. We’ve had great fun getting out there with our customers, wrapping up warm and enjoying those crisper days!  Call us today on 01344 870033 to discuss  your next family photo shoot.