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SMASHING!

March 6th, 2013 by

smash the cake photoshoot derby

 

 

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!

 

 

smash the cake photoshoot derby

 

 

smash the cake photoshoot derby

 

smash the cake photoshoot derby

 

smash the cake photoshoot derby

 

smash the cake photoshoot derby

 

smash the cake photoshoot derby

 

smash the cake photoshoot derby

 

smash the cake photoshoot derby

 

smash the cake photoshoot derby

 

smash the cake photoshoot derby

 

smash the cake photoshoot derby

 

smash the cake photoshoot derby

 

smash the cake photoshoot derby

 

smash the cake photoshoot derby

 

smash the cake photoshoot derby

 

smash the cake photoshoot derby

 

smash the cake photoshoot derby

 

smash the cake photoshoot derby

 

smash the cake photoshoot derby

 

 

 

 

*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.

 

 

Breadsall Priory wedding photography

 

Breadsall Priory wedding photography

 

Breadsall Priory wedding photography

 

Breadsall Priory wedding photography

 

Breadsall Priory wedding photography

 

Breadsall Priory wedding photography

 

Breadsall Priory wedding photography

 

Breadsall Priory wedding photography

 

Breadsall Priory wedding photography

 

Breadsall Priory wedding photography

 

Breadsall Priory wedding photography

 

Breadsall Priory wedding photography

 

Breadsall Priory wedding photography


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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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.

 

 

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