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CASTLE WEDDING

October 30th, 2012 by

Wedding photography at Belvoir Castle

 

 

This year, we were thrilled to be asked to photograph Helen and Ian’s wedding at Belvoir Castle.


As wedding venues in Leicestershire go, this one is pretty spectacular. And as if that wasn’t enough, the day was rounded off with the special firing of the Duke’s cannons – all eight of them. This wedding certainly went off with a bang.

 

Belvoir, which means beautiful view in French, dates back to Norman times and has been the ancestral home of the Manners family for 500 years. It is currently home to the 11th Duke and Duchess of Rutland and their family.

 

The weather wasn’t too bright for Helen and Ian’s big day, but the castle’s stunning interior provided plenty of wedding photography opportunities. Helen got ready in the King’s Bedroom, with its huge windows and sumptuous furnishings, before the couple’s civil ceremony in the Guardroom, with high ceilings and roaring open fires.

 

After the ceremony, we took pictures in the grounds (luckily the drizzle had stopped!) and in the breathtaking Elizabeth Saloon, before group shots in the Regents Gallery surrounded by works of art by the likes of Gainsborough, Reynolds, Holbein and Poussin.

 

Belvoir Castle really is a stunning wedding venue for photography and Ian and Helen were a lovely couple to work with – we wish them many congratulations!

 

 

Wedding photography at Belvoir Castle


Wedding photography at Belvoir Castle

 

Wedding photography at Belvoir Castle

 

Wedding photography at Belvoir Castle

 

Wedding photography at Belvoir Castle

 

Wedding photography at Belvoir Castle

 

Wedding photography at Belvoir Castle

 

Wedding photography at Belvoir Castle

 

Wedding photography at Belvoir Castle

 

Wedding photography at Belvoir Castle

 

Wedding photography at Belvoir Castle

 

Wedding photography at Belvoir Castle

 

Wedding photography at Belvoir Castle

 

Wedding photography at Belvoir Castle

 

Wedding photography at Belvoir Castle


INSIDE OUT

October 29th, 2012 by

Studio portraits and photography on location

 

 

The days of brown speckled backgrounds in photography are long gone, thank goodness! The big decision in portrait photography now is whether to go for studio portraits with a plain background or portraits on location.

 

At The Studio, most of our portraits are done inside on a background with studio lighting. We have a white background roll and a black one, which looks fabulous in black and white images. We also go out on location if that’s what a client would like. There are pros and cons for both styles of work, but in the end it comes down to personal preference.

 

One of the advantages of studio portraits is that it is not weather-dependent. It could be torrential rain and a howling gale outside, but the studio is always warm and dry, which is a bonus in the run-up to Christmas, which is a busy time of year. It may seem intimidating walking onto a background paper to face the camera, but we’re experts at putting people at ease and helping them to relax and be themselves. There is plenty of time for little ones to settle in and make themselves at home – lots of children end up loving all the attention and enjoy performing for the camera!

 

If you can’t decide what to wear, or want to change outfits, that’s no problem in the studio. You can also bring toys and props to personalise your portraits as much as you like.  Our studio portraits have a very fresh, clean contemporary look to them and a timeless quality that won’t age, even as your children grow. Our mounted prints start at £20, which makes them great presents too.

 

Portraits on location can be great too, though. It just depends on what you’re after. We are happy to arrange shoots on location, either at your home or other suitable venues in Derbyshire, such as a park or in the countryside.

 

Get in touch to discuss your requirements and we’ll go from there!

 

 

Studio portraits and photography on location

 

Studio portraits and photography on location

 

Studio portraits and photography on location

 

Studio portraits and photography on location

 

Studio portraits and photography on location

 

Studio portraits and photography on location

 

Studio portraits and photography on location

 

Studio portraits and photography on location

 

Studio portraits and photography on location

 


PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY

October 26th, 2012 by

Portrait photographers Derby

 

 

The Studio offers fresh, modern family portrait photography in Derby at really great prices.

 

We run a small photography studio in Mickleover, Derby, where we create gorgeous, timeless photography of babies, children, families, couples as well as pet photography and maternity pictures.

 

We know that being in front of the camera can be daunting for children and adults alike, so our first priority is to put people at ease. We have children ourselves, so we have a few tricks up our sleeve for settling in the little ones and helping the whole family to relax and be themselves to enable us to capture some amazing shots.

 

A family photoshoot at our Vicarage Road studio is just £20, and this price includes a 5×7 print of your choice, in either colour or black and white, which comes beautifully mounted ready to frame. After your sitting, we’ll make an appointment for you to come back to view your portraits on our big screen and choose your free print. There is no pressure to buy more, but if you do want extra prints, prices start at £20 for a mounted 5×7, framed prints start at £35 and canvas and solid block prints start at £95. If you spend £250 or more on prints, frames, canvas or block prints, a CD of images, with a copyright licence for personal use, is available to purchase. We do not supply unmounted prints or sizes smaller than 5×7.

 

We have a wide selection of frame profiles from which to choose, and all of our frames, from the smallest to the largest, are individually made by hand to bespoke sizes.

 

Gift vouchers are available in multiples of £10, which make the perfect present for any age, from teenagers to families.

 

We are normally at The Studio from 9.30am until 3pm Tuesday to Friday, but we do appointments outside of these hours, including Saturdays and Sundays. We also go out on location, so it’s always best to give us a quick call first if you are planning to pop in. We also provide a passport photo service, with pictures ready to collect in 3-4 days.

 

If we’re out when you call, or busy with clients, please leave us a message or send us an email and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. If you’re looking for a family portrait photoshoot in Derby, take a look at our website for more examples of our work and get in touch to book.

 

 

Baby photography Derby

 


WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

October 16th, 2012 by

Derby wedding photographers

 

 

If you’re planning a wedding, congratulations!

 

When you’re getting married, the ‘to-do’ list can sometimes seem overwhelming – finding the perfect wedding venue and choosing an amazing wedding dress are just the beginning. One big thing to tick off the list early in the planning stages is finding a wedding photographer that you feel comfortable with.

 

The Studio’s professional wedding photographers are based in Mickleover in Derby, but cover weddings in Derbyshire, the East Midlands and nationwide. We have two full-time photographers, but also call on the services of our small group of carefully selected, regular freelance professional photographers. All our photographers earn a living from photography, none is a keen amateur or part-time. You will always know who your wedding photographer will be and be able to meet them before your wedding day and see examples of their own work.

 

All of The Studio’s wedding photographers are fully trained and qualified as press photographers, which gives them the invaluable ability to adapt and cover an, at times, fast-moving and spontaneous situation – such as unexpected confetti-throwing! This experience means that we can really tell the story of your wedding day in pictures, covering every aspect in a documentary style.

 

Every wedding day is unique, and our photographers aim to reflect your own individual style in the images. When you book your wedding photography with us, we ask for a deposit of £120, which is one hour’s photography. You are more than welcome to get in touch as many times as you wish before the wedding day to talk through timings, planning and also pick our brains on fabulous Derbyshire wedding suppliers we have worked with previously.

 

Closer to the the big day, we will arrange an appointment with you to go through your final timings for the day and ask you to put together a list of essential group shots that you would like. This is when you pay your final balance.

 

On your wedding day itself, our photographers will be on time, dressed smartly and know how to get the best pictures without being a nuisance. We will melt into the background when necessary and step forward to organise groups in a polite and friendly manner, without barking orders, but still getting the official shots done quickly and efficiently.

 

Our wedding photography style is natural and relaxed, but also fun and tailored to you, so that your personality can really shine through in the images.

 

After your wedding, we will upload a preview of your pictures to our Facebook page followed by adding all of your individually edited pictures to a password-protected gallery on our website for you to share with your guests. You will also receive a disc containing your high-resolution images, with a copyright licence for personal use, so you can have them printed however you wish.

 

Couples tend to book their wedding photography quite early on in the wedding-planning process, so it’s always best to get in touch sooner rather than later – especially for popular weekends. However, there are sometimes a couple of late-availablility gaps in the diary as we are lucky enough to have more than one wedding photographer working for us. We are able to provide photography for weddings of all sizes, although we ask for a minimum booking of six hours for Saturdays from March to September.

 

You can find examples of our wedding photography in Derbyshire and beyond on our website galleries. Please feel free to get in touch with any questions and to check availability for your wedding date. And, above all, enjoy your special day!

 

 

 


WELCOME!

October 11th, 2012 by

Derby wedding portrait photographers

 

 

Hello and welcome to The Studio’s new website and blog.

 

You’ll be able to find out lots of information about our products and services and get sneak peeks of our weddings, portrait shoots and commercial photography work.

 

We’ll also be blogging about things which interest us and that we come across on our travels.

 

As you can imagine, we have been to a fair few weddings in our time and each one always has its own unique feel. So we thought we’d share some of our wedding experience here, from cakes to flowers, dresses and venues. So, if you’re planning a wedding, you might find the inspiration you are looking for on these pages.

 

Please feel free to comment or get in touch with anything else you’d like to see featured!


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