Time to Update the Family Photos

Updating the Family Photos

Time flies by so quickly, especially when you have children. It feels like one moment they are a tiny baby in your arms, then all of a sudden it’s their first day at school, soon followed by starting High School. With all of these milestone, regularly updating your family photos is a perfect way to record these precious years.

As families grow in years, and numbers, every photo shoot session is an exciting time. What I think is extra special, is not only updating your photos, but looking back at previous photos. Seeing how everyone has grown and changed, including the fashion.

As we are in the era of digital photos, having a printed photo on the wall though is timeless and will always be seen, rather than stored in your phone.

Below are some photos of a family updating their family portrait as the kids were growing. Their last professional photo was taken a couple of years ago. If you would like more information on our family portrait services, click here to 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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Professional Family Pictures

Professional Family Pictures of all the Grandchildren

Just before Christmas, a couple were surprised by their children with a studio photo shoot session for professional family pictures. The session was booked for the two of them with all of their grandchildren.

The gift was extra special as some of the grandchildren live in New Zealand, and were in the UK for the first time in some years. On the day of the shoot, it was the first opportunity some of the cousins had seen each other. I am sure you can imagine how much excitement there was in the studio. It was lovely seeing the family together. With all the excitement still in the air (and that a curry was waiting at home for them all to enjoy afterwards), we cracked on with the session.

There were nine grandchildren and the grandparents. Every member of the family were brilliant to work with, allowing Phil to position them in every way he asked. Therefore, enabled him to capture a really good variety of images to choose from. At the viewing session, the grandparents chose their favourite image to be framed for pride of place on their wall. A truly special photograph for them to cherish for years to come.

Below are a few of the images to demonstrate our set ups. If you would like more information on family pictures, please click to 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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Product Photography for Amazon

Images for Selling Products on Amazon

Advertising your products on Amazon is an excellent platform. However, you do need to be aware of the very strict guidelines for the images used. To list some:

  • products must be shot on a white background.
  • image must not contain additional text.
  • must not contain additional confusing items.

Images need to be clear and crisp. With professional product photography you will not go wrong, and you will see an increase in sales. For more information on our Product Photography services, please click here. We are experienced in producing professional, high quality images that meet Amazon’s specifications. We know the file type, pixel dimensions, colour mode and appropriate file extension. Therefore, you will have no issues advertising your products with our images.

Below are some of our images that have been used. To discuss your Commercial Photography requirements, contact the studio today on 01827 215 707 or click here



Make Over and Family Photo Shoot

Special 50th Birthday Make Over and Family Photo Shoot Session

To celebrate her 50th birthday, we had the lovely Gail contact us to book a special family photo shoot session for herself, daughter, son and granddaughter. To make it extra special, we booked our recommended Make Up Artist, Clare at Enhanced. Clare attended the studio before the session to do the ladies hair and makeup.

Gail and her daughter arrived at the studio at 10am, to be pampered by Clare. It was a good job that she came to the studio as the weather was horrendous with high winds and rain! At around 12pm, Gail’s son and granddaughter joined the fun, to get the photo shoot session underway. The family were brilliant to work with, embracing the experience and doing everything Phil suggested. Therefore, resulting in a great selection of images to choose from. Including individual portraits, to shots of the family together.

Following the shoot, the birthday girl was heading home for her party, with her hair and makeup all ready to go.

Below are just a few images from the shoot, but was very difficult to choose as we are so proud of every image. If you would like more information on our Make Over photo shoots click here. 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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Wedding Photography, Castle Bromwich Hall Hotel

Wedding Photography at Castle Bromwich Hall Hotel, Birmingham

The magnificent Castle Bromwich Hall Hotel is one of the most stunning wedding venues in the West Midlands. We have had the pleasure of photographing a number of weddings over the years.

With it’s 16th century architecture and vast grounds, there are so many fantastic photographic locations. The front facade is superb for the car shot, and the large garden is perfect for group shots. Features in the gardens provide beautiful backdrops for the Bridal Portraiture.

Here are some images from one our wedding’s we had the pleasure to cover. The Bride & Groom portraiture was taken in the gardens and also in their suite. The bathroom was so big, Phil jokingly commented that they could have a photo in the bath. When he turned round, they were in the bath! This was a really fun shot, that took pride of place in their album. The wedding took place in early April, which allowed us to get some beautiful sunset portraits.

If you would like more information on our Wedding Photography and packages please click here to visit our site. If you would like to discuss your wedding photography please get in contact.


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Black & White Family Photos

Family Portraits in Black & White

Just before Christmas, we had a very enjoyable photo shoot session with a lovely family of mum, dad and their gorgeous 2 year old daughter. At the shoot they mentioned they very much like black & white photos.

With this in mind, when the images were edited, we presented a large number of b&w versions. For all of our image viewings, we do present a few in b&w. However, if you let us know this is what you would like, we gladly provide more in your selection.

This was a lovely photo shoot session, which produced an excellent selection of natural, relaxed fun family photos. We are all really pleased with the results, below are a few of our favourites.

For more information of our family photo shoot sessions, click here to 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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Newborn Photography

Newborn Photographer, Tamworth

On 22nd December, we met this gorgeous little lady, only 6 days old for her Newborn Photo Shoot session.

With Christmas fast approaching, Mum and Dad were keen to get in the studio to capture and record these precious first few days. We got the studio extra cosy and warm ready for the little one. You never know how a newborn is going to react to the experience. In some cases, maybe most to be honest, they do not embrace their first photo shoot experience. This little beauty was not very happy. However, after several feeds, changes, and lots of cuddles from mum and dad, we got the images for their newborn portraits.

The viewing session took place in the New Year, mum and dad came along with the proud Grandparents. It was lovely seeing all of their reactions to the beautiful photographs Phil had captured if their precious princess. Below are a small sample of the images.

If you would like more information on our Newborn and Baby Photo Shoot sessions, please visit our webpage. 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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Wedding Photography, Lea Marston Hotel

Wedding Photography at Lea Marston Hotel, Sutton Coldfield

A wedding venue we have worked at on many occasions is Lea Marston Hotel in Sutton Coldfield. The venue offers a stunning setting for weddings, both inside and out.

The grounds are beautiful, with stunning scenery to create extra special wedding photos in all seasons. As well as a dedicated garden area, which is ideal for group shots, there are also many aspects to the rear of the hotel which create stunning backdrops for the bride and groom portraiture. The interior of hotel is modern and tasteful, and the wedding rooms are dressed to meet your theme perfectly.

Lea Marston Hotel is one of the few venues that gives you a dedicated wedding co-ordinator, ensuring your day goes without a hitch. From a professional experience, and also personal experience, every member of staff goes the extra mile. We love the venue so much, we had our own wedding here (as a wedding photographer visiting many venues speaks volumes I think).

Below are a few images from one of our couple’s wedding at Lea Marston Hotel. If you would like to learn more about our wedding photography services, then please click here to contact us.



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Valentines Gift Idea

Couple’s Photo Shoot Session for Valentines

Looking for a romantic and different gift idea for Valentines? Treat the special person in your life to a Couple’s Photo Shoot session with Philip Charles. Beautiful professional photographs for you both to cherish for years to come.

With our expertise, we will capture your connection and the fun in your relationship. The photo shoot session is around an hour.  As you are welcomed in to the studio, Phil will have a chat with you to discuss any ideas you have, and he will of course offer some suggestions. You are welcome to bring along a change of outfit to add to the variety of your images. To make the experience extra special, we can arrange for our recommended hair and makeup artist to come along. Following the shoot, you will be invited back a few days later to view your photographs with Vicky. She will take you through your images and the ordering process. We have a full range of products available including frames, disk/USB, canvas, albums and prints.

You can book your photo shoot session by contacting the studio on 01827 215 707. Gift Vouchers are also available to purchase, click here to be directed to the web page.


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Product Action Photography

Picture Your Product in Action 

To really give your product selling power, with very little work, is all down to the photography. We’ve all heard the saying ‘a picture speaks a thousands words’ which is so true. With this in mind, let your products sell them self with our Product Action Photography.

With a series of shots taken at different angles your customers get a full visual representation of the product. Photographing on a white background means the product is clear to see, with nothing surrounding it to distract the eye. If your product has working features, taking photos of these elements will entice your customers further. Resulting in increased sales. 

To demonstrate this, below are some images we recently supplied to a client selling indoor water features. The series of shots include front facing, side facing, separate parts, detailed shot and the water fountain in action with running water and changing colour lights. From these images the consumer can easily see what the product looks like, how to assemble it and the different features.

For more information on our Commercial Photography services please visit our homepage. For a no obligation quote contact the studio




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