Family Portraits

Natural Family Portraits

We hear it more and more at our studio shoots, families want natural looking family portraits, not posed and stiff. These are the type portraits we are passionate to capture.

When the shoot is relaxed, not only do you get great images, everyone enjoys the experience. Many of us find being in front of the camera very uncomfortable, all eyes are on you. Before you’ve arrived at the studio you’ve had other members of the family saying you MUST smile. This gets you worried and you end up giving an awkward smile that is just not you. With our relaxed approach, and banter amongst everyone, the smiles and laughter we capture are real – not forced or fake.

A recent shoot with the Cain family was exactly that – fun and relaxed which radiates in the images below. If you would like more information on our Portrait Photography, please click here to visit our webpage or contact us.

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Wedding Photography Ramada Sutton Coldfield

Jill and John’s Wedding Photos

On Saturday 28th May 2016, we had the pleasure of providing wedding photography for Jill and John at Ramada Sutton Coldfield. The ceremony took place in the oldest part of the hotel, in the Restaurant. The beautiful original stained glass windows provided a beautiful backdrop. Surrounded by their family and friends, the happy couple exchanged vows and became Mr and Mrs Baxter.

Following the ceremony, and a glass of bubbly, we went in to the hotel’s grounds. The stunning greenery and lake is the perfect backdrop for the Bride and Groom portraiture, and group shots.  The day was co-ordinated with precision by Sam, ensuring the schedule of the day was flawless from the arrival of guests, right up to the last dance. It was a lovely wedding and we very much enjoyed being part of their day.

Jill and John now have the task of agreeing on their favourite images for their album. Below are a few of our personal favourites from the day.

If you would like to discuss your wedding photography, please get in contact as we love talking weddings!

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Demonstration Photography for CheerTots

CheerTots Photography

The studio was certainly lively and active last week. The instructors from CheerTots came to us for professional photos of them in action. They needed demonstration images to showcase the techniques and movements they use in their pre-school cheerleading sessions. The images will be used for their website and marketing.

Here’s a bit about CheerTots – ‘CheerTots is a new developmental program for pre-school children designed to introduce the basics of Cheerleading. All the cheerleading fundamentals such as motion techniques, jumps, tumbling, dance and stunting are included in their programme in accordance with Early years Foundation guidelines.’

It was a tricky shoot, but great fun. Here are a few of our favourite images from the session. If you would like to discuss your Commercial Photography requirements, please get in contact.

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Family Portraits – Capturing Personalities

Portraits Capturing Personalities

Every family is different, therefore every photo shoot is different. With our fun and relaxed approach to all of our photo shoot sessions, we bring out each individuals personality. We portray this in our photography, so when you look at your family portraits you will smile and think, ‘yes, that’s exactly what they are like!’

That’s exactly what Darlene wanted when she came to us for family portraits of her, her husband and 2 very lively daughters. Darlene had looked at our website and decided we were the photographers for her long awaited family portraits. She asked friends and family to give her Philip Charles Photography Credit Vouchers for her birthday. We received several orders for vouchers. We finally got to meet Darlene and her family at the shoot. The girls had a couple of outfit changes which gave a good variety of images.

The family returned for their image viewing a few days later. Darlene was very pleased with the photos, as we had captured the girls personalities. The credit vouchers allowed her to order the products she wanted, and was overjoyed when she collected her frames and canvas.

If you would like to purchase vouchers or book a shoot, please contact us.

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Commercial Editorial Photography

Picture Your Product in Action

When you have a product or service to showcase to your clients, Commercial Editorial Photography is the first step to success. Professional images captures your customers attention and encourages the viewer to find out more. For every product there is an image to be created, from a single image on a clear crisp background such as white or black, to an editorial shot of the product in use. It can be as simple or as creative as you want it to be to suit your business.

Over the last year we have built a successful working relationship with Spire Little Aston Hospital. We recently visited the hospital to take images of their new Laser Hair Removal treatment in action. The machine was genuinely in use whilst we took the images.  We were surprised that the treatment does not hurt at all. This is the reason they asked us to take images, to show clients considering this treatment that it does not hurt.

The work we have completed with Spire has been very interesting and at many times, inspiring. We look forward to carrying on building our relationship with the hospital. If you would like to discuss your ideas for showcasing your products, please get in contact.

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