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May 10th, 2013 by

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At last, I have been able to catch up on a few of those jobs that I have needed to do for ages, but was too busy to find five minutes! The most exciting of these jobs was sorting out our new window display pictures, which have been printed by the lovely people at John E Wright in Derby. Soon to be unveiled!


Steve has had the studio lights out with him on location this week, so I’ve been busy getting orders out to clients and editing from the weekend, including photography from a wedding vow renewal ceremony with a really lovely family in Mickleover, Derby, on Saturday. And there are two gigantic canvas prints from family portrait sessions, all cosy in their bubble wrap, waiting to be collected as I write.


On the PR and commercial photography front, Steve has certainly clocked up the miles this week, starting with a two-day shoot in Cumbria. Lots of people think that being a photographer is quite glamorous and, while it does (occasionally) have its moments, sometimes even less exciting things need photographing – an ingenious new type of plasterboard in this case!


After a flying visit to Derby and Birmingham to photograph an NHS training event, he then headed off down to Essex where he was booked to provide corporate awards night photography. He has also seen the launch of a new eco-house this week as well as various client meetings about upcoming projects.


We’ve got another busy weekend ahead, with appointments and viewings in the studio – including a Smash the Cake photoshoot for a little girl’s first birthday, which I’m extremely excited about! Pics to follow soon…



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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.



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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!