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CAMERA ROLL

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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THIS WEEK

May 3rd, 2013 by

pet photography derby

 

Well, it’s been a very hectic few weeks for us, both in the studio and out and about with PR and commercial photography, so I’ve not had many spare minutes for blogging or social media updates – we’ve been too busy keeping our clients happy!

 

So, I’ve put together a little round-up of the last week’s activities. In the studio, I’ve been busy editing shoots, showing people their images and sending off orders for printing and framing – including three framed pictures of labradoodle Louis. He has just had the second of three pet photography photoshoots with us as a record of his growth from a small puppy.

 

And he wasn’t the only adorable pooch to be in front of our cameras recently, little Ned and his mummy/owner Sam had been in a couple of weeks back for a birthday photoshoot for Sam. She came in this week to view her pictures and choose her prints, which she was really happy with.

 

In between all of that, it is a really busy time of year for passport photos. We are getting lots of people asking us for passport photos of babies, as it is so much easier than trying to squeeze into a booth. And at £7.50, it is an ideal, hassle-free solution for parents booking holidays – even if I am slightly jealous after hearing all their exciting plans!

 

I also uploaded some family portrait photography to the client page of our website, and received a lovely email back.”Thank you so much, they really are amazing! I know my sister is going to be spoilt for choice. Thank you again, they had so much fun on the day and the photos are perfect!”

 

On the PR photography front, Steve has been driving all over the country on various shoots. He photographed some birds of prey which were on display at the opening of a new show-home in Leicestershire, before heading to Milton Keynes for some corporate headshot portraits. Also in his diary this week was the start of building work on a brand new nursery in Telford, a lady off on a charity walk in Shrewsbury, and some artificial grass in Staffordshire.

 

Steve was also commissioned to provide photography for a case study in Shepshed, Nottingham conference photography and awards night photography in the West Midlands. And he managed to squeeze in photography of the managing director of Ford UK on a visit to Nottingham and an artist visiting a school in Leicestershire.

 

Coming up this weekend and next week, we’re photographing a wedding vow renewal ceremony and reception tomorrow, followed by family portrait photography appointments in the studio on Sunday. Steve will be continuing his photography tour of Britain with bookings in Cumbria, Essex and Birmingham!

 

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For more information about portrait and wedding photography in Derbyshire, take a look at our website or call 01332 523523.

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SMASHING!

March 6th, 2013 by

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I had been looking forward to this shoot for weeks, so a couple of Saturdays ago I couldn’t wait to get stuck in on The Studio’s very first Smash the Cake shoot with one-year-old Amy at the studio in Mickleover, Derby!

 

If you haven’t heard of a baby cake smash photoshoot before, it is a brilliant new way to mark your little one’s first birthday, although I think it would work just as well for two and three-year-olds too. It basically involves a gorgeously gooey cake – ours was made by the very clever Emma at Milly May’s Coffee Shop in Mickleover, Derby – and a small person let loose to smash, bash and mash away!  I was happily clicking away as little Amy got stuck in.

 

Amy is a darling little person and very delicately picked the small spots of icing off first, taking it all in and eyeing up the cake from the sidelines. Gradually, with a bit of help from a handy Upsy Daisy figure and a wooden spoon, she managed to mulch up the cake into a pile of goo and crumbs perfectly.

 

A few baby wipes later, and the mess was sorted – and I cannot wait for the next time!! The only problem was, the shoot was so hard to edit down – I couldn’t choose, so I’ve just posted loads of pictures!

 

Get in touch for more details of our Smash the Cake photoshoots, baby photography packages and products. You can call us on 01332 523523, email smile@thestudio-mickleover.co.uk and take a look at our photography website. Please ‘like’ us on Facebook too!

 

 

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*The Studio is a small and friendly photography studio, offering wedding and portrait photography in Derbyshire. We are full-time, professional photographers. We are based in Mickleover, but we are within easy reach of all areas of Derby, including Allestree, Alvaston, Ashby, Ashbourne, Borrowash, Burton, Chellaston, Darley Abbey, Duffield, Littleover, Mickleover, Mackworth, Oakwood, Repton, Shardlow, Spondon and Willington.

 

 


HELEN&ANTHONY

January 25th, 2013 by

Breadsall Priory wedding photography

 

Breadsall Priory is one of Derbyshire’s most established wedding venues, with huge gardens and grounds offering plenty of wedding photography options.

 

Helen and Anthony were married in church before heading to the hotel with their guests after the wedding ceremony. Helen chose pretty pink colours for her flowers and bridesmaids, which look really summery and fresh in their pictures.

 

Many of the couples we talk to are apprehensive about having their pictures taken on their wedding day, and are worried about feeling self-conscious. The Studio’s wedding photographers have many years’ experience in putting people at ease and making them feel as comfortable as possible in front of the camera. A relaxed photographer means a relaxed bride and groom, able to soak up every precious moment of their wedding day, without worrying about being photographed.

 

Our wedding photographers are skilled at melting into the background when required, offering subtle direction from time to time, and then stepping up to manage a large group situation in a friendly and efficient manner.

 

For more information about our wedding photography rates and service, take a look at the rest of our site. You can see more weddings at venues such as Shottle Hall, Derbyshire; Chatsworth, DerbyshireBelvoir Castle, Leicestershire; Fawsley Hall, Northamptonshire; and Masa, Derby, on these news pages.

 

 

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SUN & SMILES

January 16th, 2013 by

derbyshire wedding photographers

 

With all the snow and ice around at this time of year, I needed a little reminder of summer and sunshine and warmth. So I had a look through all our weddings from last year and came across the beautiful wedding of Jessica and Adam at Shottle Hall, a fabulous Derbyshire wedding venue in the heart of the countryside.

 

The couple didn’t want to spend loads of time setting up group photographs, so we kept those to a bare minimum allowing them (and their wedding photographer!) to soak up the glorious Derbyshire summer sunshine.

 

We love Shottle Hall as a wedding venue, as there is plenty of space to roam around for wedding photography, the countryside is literally a step away.

 

Jessica & Adam’s wedding was so pretty and certainly one of the smiliest weddings ever!

 

If you’re planning a wedding at Shottle Hall, or at another venue, get in touch to discuss our wedding photography hourly rates or take a look at our website for more wedding inspiration in Derbyshire and beyond.

 

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