Print Weekday Photo Shoot Package

Huge 40% Saving on Print Weekday Photo Shoot Package.

Photo Shoot package includes:

  • 1hr studio session.
  • 24″ Canvas or Frame.
  • 2no. 10″x 8″ prints of your choice.
  • 4no. 7″x 5″ prints of your choice.


Packages are payable at the time of booking and are only available on weekdays Monday-Thursday 9am to 5pm, and Friday 9am to 2pm.  Subject to our usual terms of business and availability.

To book your photo shoot package, please call the studio on 01827 215 707.

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Digital Weekday Photo Shoot Package

Huge 40% Saving on Digital Weekday Photo Shoot Package.

Photo Shoot package includes:

  • 1hr studio session.
  • 8″x8″ Album containing all your edited images.
  • USB Memory stick with printable images from your shoot.


Packages are payable at the time of booking and are only available on weekdays Monday-Thursday 9am to 5pm, and Friday 9am to 2pm.  Subject to our usual terms of business and availability.

To book your photo shoot package, please call the studio on 01827 215 707.


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Newborn Portraits

Family and Newborn Portraits

We love seeing customers return, especially when they have a new addition in their family. We had the pleasure of taking Newborn Portraits for a lovely couple who we did their wedding photography in 2014.

Sarah and Neil were married 29 March 2014 at The Belfry, near Sutton Coldfield. It was a lovely day, and still clearly remember having a bet with Sarah. If I lost, I owed her a canvas – I lost! She never did claim her winnings, until now that it is. She contacted us to book a photoshoot for their first little bundle of joy, saying that they would not go anywhere else for these special portraits. I felt humbled and honoured. The lovely family of 3 came to the studio when the little man was 3 weeks old, which is a great time for newborn portraits. The studio was warm and cosy, and he was a little star and got some lovely shots. Once we got the newborn shots, we moved on to the family shots.

Such a precious moment capturing a new family, especially when I also captured their big day. This is what makes being a photographer all the more worth it, getting to know families and seeing them grow. Thank you to Neil and Sarah for allowing me to capture your most precious moments. Here are some the images.

If you would like more information of our Newborn and Baby Photography, please visit our page. To book your photo shoot session, call the studio on 01827 215 707, or scroll down and complete the enquiry form.

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Commercial Advertising Photography

Commercial Advertising Photography of Your Premises

When promoting your business through commercial advertising, using professional photographs is an essential element to your marketing campaign.

As a consumer, the first impression of any business is always visual. An eye catching image captures the attention and makes you want to find out more. An excellent choice of images is the frontage of your premises, especially if you run a customer facing business. Frontage shots demonstrate your business in action and provides your potential clients with a clear, good first impression. Also, makes you easy to find as they know what to look for. Google also loves these images for their directory.

You are probably asking yourself, why should I use a professional photographer? Well, in a nutshell, we know the legalities of copyright laws, we are fully insured, and of course we have the necessary photography equipment and software to create images that stand out from the rest.  Below are some images we recently shot. As the signs were illuminated at night, we took both daytime and night time shots to really showcase their premises.

For more information of our Commercial Photography, please visit our website. For a no obligation quote, please contact us.

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Christmas Family Portraits

Great Gift Idea – Christmas Family Portraits

This Christmas, give your loved ones a gift to cherish. Our Christmas Family Portraits are a great way to get the whole family together. Surprising grandparents with beautiful professional photographs of the grandchildren is always a guaranteed winner. Or, bring along the whole family and give a framed print or canvas to your loved one as a gift that will last for years to come.

To make the most of your photoshoot session, bring along all generations of the family, from Great Grandma to the newest arrival. With large family groups, once we capture the big family shots, we break the group down into smaller families. Therefore, everyone gets to update their family portraits at the same time. Once your session is over,  it is an excellent opportunity to carry on the family time at one of our nearby restaurants.

This Christmas season, with every shoot booked from 1st October to the end of November at the Philip Charles Photography studio, you can get in the festive spirit with a special shot for a Christmas card. Pop on a Santa hat or reindeer antlers and we’ll give you 5 Christmas cards of that shot. To really get in the spirit, bring along your Christmas jumper!

To book your family photo shoot, please contact us. Gift vouchers are also available, click here to purchase.

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Mother & Daughter Photo Shoot

Quality Mother & Daughter Time

We all need quality family time, which is exactly what this Mother & Daughter wanted. They decided to have a photoshoot of just the two of them during the school holidays, before the start of her High School journey.

At the beginning of the shoot, both were a little nervous. However, with Phil’s relaxed and friendly approach they soon got in to the swing of it and really enjoyed the experience. We started the shoot all dressed up on a white background. We then moved on to the casual shots, by which time, they had both relaxed and their smiles sparkled.

This was a lovely shoot and the bond of mother & daughter shone through.

If you would like to book a family photo shoot, please get in contact.

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Photo Restoration Project

Old Photo Restoration Collage

Our most interesting and challenging project to date. Photo restoration of photographs dating back to 1908, printing duplicate copies and creating a collage for framing.

Our client approached us with a selection of photographs that she wanted copies of for her twin sister. As a birthday surprise for her twin, she also asked us to create a collage of the photographs that she could frame. The photographs were of their parents and them as children. We relished the challenge. Despite the age of the photo’s, they were in very good condition. Carefully, we scanned the original images and sympathetically restored them to keep the look. Below is the original scan and restored to show the comparison:

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Once we had restored the images, we got to work creating the collage. Positioning the photographs was like completing a jigsaw puzzle. The mounting of the photographs was cut by hand, and done twice, one for each sister. There was literally blood, sweat and tears. A cut finger and a hot sweaty day, unfortunately ruined the first mount cut. We got there in the end. Our client was extremely happy with the finished product.


Wedding Photographer at Ramada Sutton Coldfield

Wedding Photographer at Ramada Sutton Coldfield

On 16 July 2016 we had the pleasure of photographing the wedding of Jane and Lee. As the recommended Wedding Photographer at Ramada Sutton Coldfield, we have provided many happy couples with their wedding images and albums. Jane and Lee’s ceremony took place in the oldest part of the hotel, with all it’s classic features including wooden beams and stained glass windows. The ceremony was lovely, and also provided a few laughs as the bride got a little tongue. On the day, you are so anxious of getting the words right, it is inevitable the odd word is mispronounced. Even though we had a chuckle, we captured these great moments. 

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Following the ceremony, everyone headed out to the garden for a few drinks and more laughs. The hotel gardens provide a stunning backdrop with it’s lake, stone features and greenery archway. The weather was superb which provided great natural lighting. The wedding breakfast and evening reception was hosted in the Lakeside Suite.

Our great relationship with Ramada, and knowledge of the hotel, allows us to move freely around the venue getting in to elevated positions to produce great shots. We do offer a 10% discount across all of our wedding photography packages for bookings at Ramada Sutton Coldfield. Click here to see our wedding packages.

Here are few more of our favourite shots. We would like thank Jane and Lee for choosing Philip Charles Photography and allowing us to be part of their day. We wish you a long and happy future.

To discuss your wedding photography, please contact us.

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