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Workshops & Shoot Days

We are delighted to confirm that 2022 will bring with it, a new partnership with the amazingly talented, Salli Gainsford (Salli Gainsford Photography) and Mike Baker (MDB - Photography & Cinematography).  Having admired her creative styling, artistic flair and attention to detail for a considerable time, we are so pleased to be able to now offer fellow creatives, the artistic skills of Salli combined with the wealth of lighting knowledge, experience and abilities Mike has harnessed over the years.  Having had the brief opportunities to shoot during the past twelve months, with Salli styling & shooting and Mike assisting & lighting, they have managed to introduce themselves to the photographic world and provide a taster of things to come.  For full details of workshops and training days scheduled for England, Scotland, Wales & Ireland, throughout 2022 visit:  www.salligainsford.co.uk             

Workshops & Shoot Days 2021 & Workshops & Shoot Days 2022

Stylised Portraiture

A stylised portrait, is a whole lot more than just 'a portrait'.  It's a collaboration between ourselves and you, to enable us to create striking images.  Images with a wow factor - not just the standard portrait, you could have taken anywhere.

Establishing concept, goals, colour palette, wardrobe, hair and makeup, are key to success.  With the use of mood boards, we can identify your desired look and work with you to enable that vision to become a reality. 

Sculpting and shaping with light, is our speciality.  With carefully selected locations that will enhance the overall aesthetic look and careful planing through concept to capture, we look forward to creating memorable results of beauty for you.   

Portrait Photography

Wall Art

A choice of three finishes  are available for you to choose for your 'Wall Art', in a variety of 72 sizes, starting from 12" x 16" 

Acrylic Pro

Our wall art collection was designed to raise the sensual experience to an entirely different level. From the chromatic adherence, to the precision of the mounting, every detail is intended to provide a pleasurable experience.

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The finest design ever for an art gallery experience.

Whether you choose the enhancing power of the acrylic or the warmth of the canvas, your images will be perfectly produced. The exclusive mounting system of the panel, on a monoblock wooden frame, gives our wall art unparalleled stability and structure.

Two thicknesses allow your masterpiece to stand out!

Available in two thicknesses, 1.2 and 2.3 inch., the standout provides solidity and visual consistency without encumbering the overall weight of the panel.

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Two finishes, one result: excellence.

Whether you prefer the play of light and reflection of a perfectly shiny surface or the purity of an anti-glare protected image, Acrylic Pro will make the most of your image/s.

An unprecedented artistic result.

The professional choice for wall art. Vibrant colors on cotton canvas for an artistic feel, mounted with millimetric precision and sharp wrap corners. A superior quality canvas, mounted on a planar element that will never collapse, or allow the canvas to loosen and bulge. The back panel, available in different colors, is obtained from a rigid monoblock, perfect in every aspect, including the edges and angles with precision to the millimeter. No need to hide the back panel. There are no staples or unsightly mounting. All around perfection!

Canvas Wrap

A classic at its best.

The redefined classic canvas. Through print quality and mounting precision, our Canvas Wrap gets the best out of technology without sacrificing clean design and price competitiveness. With totally precise angles, minus the awkward overlaps so common in the market, this product finally allows us to take a significant leap forward. The panel is made from a rigid monoblock, perfect in every way. No need to hide the back. There are no staples or unsightly mounting. All around perfection!

Environmental Portraiture

Environmental Portraiture holds many of the characteristics of a stylised portrait, with attention to colour palette, wardrobe and location.

Please see our session guide below,  to enable us to capture the best possible imagery, for you/ your family.         

Photo Box

An elegant presentation to display prints, files and more.

USB + Print

A simple combination to create your custom presentation box. Stunning HD prints 5×7, providing the widest color gamut for crisp and vivid pictures. The USB drive locks magnetically to the Photo BOX.

Features: EXTERNAL BOX SIZE: 20×20 cm to hold 13×18 cm prints. Height from 7 cm to 10.5 cm. BOX MATERIALS: Cloud Leatherette, Maple, Wood Fiber, Touch, Linen Fabric, Cork, Leather, Distressed Leather, Sequoia Leather. BPRINTS: CANON DREAMLABO HD PRINT Glossy, Lustre, Fine Art. USB FLASH DRIVE: 4GB. Flap in standard white leather or any material available for the box.

USB + Mats

The best of both worlds! The timeless elegance of archival mats, from 10 to 30 pcs, coupled with 2.0 GB USB drive. Stunning HD prints13×18 cm to provide the widest color gamut for crisp and vivid pictures, perfectly mounted. The USB drive locks magnetically to the Photo BOX.

Features:  EXTERNAL BOX SIZE: 22.5×22.5 cm for 15×20 cm mats. CAPACITY: 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 regular thickness mats. Height from 2.7″ to 5″. BOX MATERIALS: Cloud Leatherette, Maple, Touch, Linen Fabric, Cork, Wood Fiber, Leather, Distressed Leather, Sequoia Leather. MATS: 15×20 cm with opening for a 13×18 cm print. Black or white, regular thickness (2.8 mm). Mat core always white. Bevel cut. PRINTS: CANON DREAM LAB O HD PRINT Glossy, Lustre, Fine Art. Size 13×18 cm. USB FLASH DRIVE: 4 GB Flap in standard white leather or any material available for the box.

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USB + Prints + GoBook

If you believe in storytelling let the compact GoBook speak for you. Choose from the vast range of colors and materials to create interesting palettes to complement your album design and style. Loose prints underneath are a nice touch to share memories, as well as the USB drive included for social media files.

Features:  EXTERNAL BOX SIZE: 23.5×23.5 cm. Height from 10 cm to 12 cm. BOX MATERIALS: Cloud Leatherette, Maple, Touch, Linen Fabric, Cork, Wood Fiber, Leather, Distressed Leather, Sequoia Leather. BOOK: 20×15 cm GoBook lay at, thin pages, continuous binding, CANON DREAM LAB O HD PRINT Glossy, Lustre or O set Indigo printing on Tintoretto paper, from 20 to 80 pages (sides). Lining in black or white board. PRINTS: CANON DREAM LAB O HD PRINT Glossy, Lustre, Fine Art. Size 13×18 cm. USB FLASH DRIVE: 4 GB, Flap in standard white leather or any material available for the box.

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Style: For Her

What To Wear

Dresses and skirts look amazing and really flatter every female body, especially softer fabrics like chiffon or tulle.

Choosing Colours

Softer, lighter tones and more muted shades, work well. Soft pink and muted blues, mixed with sophisticated light neutrals like heather gray, creams, leather brown and white.

Flattering Your Features

Three-quarter length sleeves create an awesome slimming effect on all arms. Skinny straps or strapless dresses have the opposite effect on arms on camera, so I recommend avoiding those whenever possible if your goal is a set of slimmer-looking arms.  Heels elongate women's legs, making them look fabulous. Closed-toes heels in particular look great on camera because they carry out the line of your leg all the way down to your toe.

Make a Statement

Belts, bracelets and earrings bring great visual interest, so choose one or two that don’t compete for attention.

Although it might seem counter-intuitive, we recommend that you do not get a spray tan before your session, even a few days prior, because it tends to photograph orange even when it’s applied subtly and by a professional.

Hair & Makeup

Whether it’s lash extensions or blown-out hair, professional hair and makeup will give you an extra boost of confidence in front of the camera.

If you’re working with a makeup artist, have her apply your makeup in natural light, if possible, so that it looks fresh and not too heavy. Most of our clients feel like their professional makeup is “too much” at first, since it’s more than you would wear on a normal day, or that they're false lashes look too big - good makeup artists know how to get it all just right for the camera.

Fashion: For Him

The Best Fit

For the most sophisticated and masculine look for men, it has to be long, fitted trousers and closed-toed shoes. So, for your session, it’s best to leave the shorts and sandals at home, together with the loose or baggy trousers or any items of clothing with graphics or logos. Solid shades of gray or navy are a strong compliment to most women’s outfits, avoid the pinstripes or plaid patterns as they tend to distract the eye.

Mix It Up

Many of our guys love to mix a suit coat, blazer or sports coat with a different trouser colour.  It adds some extra visual interest, and break up the colour tones.

Layered Looks

Blazers and waistcoats up the level of any look. Even by considering the addition of a v-neck sweater with a pop of colour from a long-sleeved collared shirt and tie underneath, can provide that extra dimension and visual interest to your photos.

Colour Scheme: Family

Coordinating the Whole Family

As you’re coordinating your outfit with your family, keep in mind that your outfits will look the most cohesive on camera when the colour palette and wardrobe pieces coordinate, but don’t actually “match.” In fact, we recommend that you avoid thinking about “matching,” and instead think about what “fits” together.

For further details or to make a booking, speak to a member of our sales team today - 01675 481624

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