Fun Kids Pictures

Excellent Christmas Idea for the Grandparents – Fun Kids Pictures

Love this time of year as a Photographer, as the studio becomes lively with excited families getting ready for Christmas. The most popular photo shoot session is getting all of the kids together for a lovely photograph for Grandparents. Fun kids pictures are always a winning gift.

Last week, we had a family return to the studio for an updated photo of the grandchildren for Christmas gifts. This is something they do every year. They came to us last year and the eldest asked to come back this year. Needless to say, we were really chuffed that we made such an impression on the youngsters, also great to see them again. Couldn’t believe how much they had grown in a year. There were plenty of laughs during the shoot as Phil found out one of them loved Only Fools Horses.

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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Reflective Product Photography

Make your Products Stand Out with Reflective Product Photography

Online retail is growing by the day. To stand out from the rest and get your product noticed, you need an image that jumps off the screen. Our reflective product photography does just that.

To showcase your products in clear, crisp images, it needs to be on a plain background such as white or black. Even though the background is plain, it does need to be flat. Reflective photography lifts the product, giving a 3D effect. This is far more eye catching, which make the consumer click on your product first resulting in a sale.

Below are some sample images recently provided to Simply Catnip to show what a difference the reflection makes on both white and black. For more information on our Product Photography and for a quote, please contact the studio today.reflective-product-photography-2 reflective-product-photography-4 reflective-product-photography-1  reflective-product-photography-5 reflective-product-photography-3   reflective-product-photography-6


Large Family Portraits

Large Family Portraits of all the Generations

One of our favourite types of portrait photography is large family portraits. When large families come along to the studio, our creative streak comes out – in terms of our creative approach to capture everyones attention and enjoying the photo shoot experience, which in turn allows us to provide stunning photographs you are proud to display on your wall.

Once we have arranged everyone and all looking in the right direction, which can be a challenge in itself, we get that all important group shot. We do a few different set-ups as we always aim to provide a wide choice of images. Following the big shot, we break the family down to smaller groups. This can be of the smaller families, the children, and couples. Therefore, a great opportunity for everyone to update their family portraits, and again adding to the variety of images. The choice of different backdrops also offers a different type of photo.

Below are some images from a recent family photo shoot of 3 generations comprising of, the big family shot in different set-ups, smaller families of mum, dad and their children, and all the grandchildren together.  This was a lovely family, a real pleasure to work with.

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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Website Photography for Callan Connect

Website Photography for Launch of New Site

One of our most interesting commercial jobs of late came on 5th November. We were appointed by Callan Connect to provide website photography for the launch of their new site. 

Callan Connect are civil engineers based in Birmingham. We attended the site to take images of the fleet for their new website, and also for canvas’s to be displayed in the office. A mock excavation set-up was created in the street. Images were shot at different angles to demonstrate the team at work and highlight their professionalism to clients. Even as a mock set up, health & safety was of the upmost importance. We then moved in to the yard to take images of the fleet. After a clean up, and a bit of spit and polish, the trucks and diggers were gleaming, ready for the camera.

Before my days as a full time photographer, I was in construction, so was great to get back to my roots (and get muddy). Here are a sample of the images supplied. If you would like more information on our Commercial Photography services, click here to be directed to a page. To discuss your photography requirements, contact the studio today.

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Kids Photos

Natural, Fun Kids Photos

The studio certainly comes alive when we have little ones bouncing around. We love seeing kids behaving exactly as kids do, which lets us capture fun, natural kids photos.

Phil is a big kid himself, and having 4 of our own, we know the latest craze. Phil’s speciality is Marvel characters, but can talk about whatever they are interested in, to gain their confidence and interest in the photo shoot. Phil will get them jumping around, dancing, and laughing to unleash their true personality. This allows us to create memorable, beautiful photographs that will be proudly placed on your wall for years to come. We love nothing more than hearing parents and grandparents say ‘that is exactly what they are like!’. This may not be a photo of them looking directly at the camera and smiling beautifully, but a photo of a cheeky grin or raised eyebrow. Basically, their personality jumping off the photograph.

Here are some images from a recent shoot of two sisters, which was lots of fun. 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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Weddings at Castle Bromwich Hall Hotel

The Wedding of Liz and John at Castle Bromwich Hall Hotel

On 15th October 2016, we had the pleasure of providing the wedding photography for Liz and John at the stunning Castle Bromwich Hall Hotel in Birmingham.

Castle Bromwich Hall is a 16th century country house hotel. This is a dream venue for any happy couple planning their special day. Also a dream venue for any photographer! With its magnificent architecture, this is the perfect back drop for the wedding car shot. The wedding cars for Liz and John were provided by our friends at Love Wedding Cars. The gardens provide many outstanding backdrops for the portraiture shots and the group shots. I’m sure every photographer attending this venue is spoilt for choice, as we were.

Liz and John’s day was truly lovely and special surrounded by their family and friends. Philip Charles was there to record their treasured moments from the start including Bridal and Groom preps, right the way through to their first dance. We had so many images to choose from, which made the selection for this post difficult, however, please see below a few of our favourites.

We would like to thank the happy couple again for choosing Philip Charles to be part of your special day. Can’t wait to get to work on your album.

If you would like more information click here to visit our webpage, to discuss your wedding photography, please contact us.

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Product Photography for Cocoa Butter Company

Product Photography for New Business Startup

A new company sure to burst out on to soap scene is The Cocoa Butter Company. Specialising in our favourite bathing luxuries. We have provided professional product photography on several occasions, photographing new products as they are ready to launch. 

We have supplied clear, crisp product images on an off white reflective background for on-line shop sales. Also, creative shots highlighting the ingredients used, such as English Rose, for use their website and social media.  Every time we have the products, the studio smells gorgeous. I was also very lucky to try the Blackberry and Basil bath bomb at home – it was devine. 

Below are a sample of the most recent images created, including a festive theme for their gift boxes as a superb Christmas gift idea. If you would like more information on our Commercial Photography service, please visit our site. Alternatively, contact us for a quote.  

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Christmas Jumpers Season

T’is the Season to be Jolly in Your Christmas Jumpers

It’s that time of year to get your family together and dig out your Christmas jumpers for your annual family Christmas card photo. Not an annual activity for you? Then make this Christmas your first.  Get everyone together and head to the Philip Charles studio for your festive family photo.

We had a returning family in the studio last week doing just that. To celebrate the first Christmas of their new arrival, the family came to the studio to update their family portraits. Also, they did not forget to bring along their Christmas jumpers. We had great fun in the shoot capturing all of their images that will be cherished for years to come. Below are some of the festive images to get you in the spirit.

For more information on our family portraits, 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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