Lifestyle shoot with Ellie

Lifestyle and Model experience shoot

This week I had a call from Ellie who was looking for some beautiful portrait style photos for personal use and she loved our work. We had planned to head to Lime-wood Hotel for the shoot but they did not allow is so we spoke to the Chewton Glen who welcomed us with open arms. Bit of a bonus really because this location suited us perfectly.

We met Ellie here, masked up and drove to Chewton together. We spoke to the management, had a temperature check and was all set. We took an amazing selection of photos both inside Chewton and outside in the beautiful grounds too. ¬†We had a drink in the bar, soft for me ūüôā took a few more photos then headed back towards Southampton. Ellie wanted a last couple of photos walking through a busy hughstreet and what better than our hometown which was sure to be bustling on an early Friday evening.

We had an absolute blast with Ellie and the photos are just exactly what she wanted,  Ellie left us an amazing Google review

What we do here at our lifestyle portrait photo shoots

Our studio is a professional studio with air conditioning, private parking and changing and bathroom facilities.  Its not our home but we like to make it yours during your shoot. Free Wifi for our clients whilst you are here.

Sue and I photograph hundreds of portraits every year. I am very proud to say we always get the results we want. We have very much an unhurried approach to our studio work. Often we sit down for a coffee with our clients before the shoot and let the kids play on the background with our toys. This make the parents relaxed and the children comfortable and it gives us cracking smiley photos.

The difference between us and a high street studio with a strict time limit is immeasurable because unlike them we never rush a shoot. We believe if people are comfortable and happy in our studio then they will come back again and again and its proved to work ūüôā

It also helps that we both LOVE what we do………..

We still meet here at the studio even when we head off to our location shoots, this makes the shoot much easier because we are together from the start and its only 3 or 4 minutes away too. The location has free parking and facilities too.

What about Locations for an outside family shoot?

We have a very private nature reserve very close by that we are allowed to use all year round. Beautiful walks and views to photograph. There is ample parking but we always meet here at the studio and travel together.

Alternatively we can travel to your favourite spot like we did with Ellie . We might have to charge a little more to do this but you can check with me before deciding. Either way we will get some beautiful locations photos at anytime of the year.

What does it cost?

Our family portrait shoots in our studio or on location cost £200 and includes all of the photos that we take supplied electronically which allows you to download as often as you like to print and share. We do not hold back, if we take 100 photos then you get 100 photos all beautifully finished ready to print and share.

You can choose to have your photoshoot indoors in our modern studio or at our location here in Southampton. We can also quote to go to your favourite location if you prefer.

If you would like to see further examples of our stunning Portrait photography recently taken at our Southampton and Hampshire studio and on location, including prices, then please click the take a  look at our portrait gallery. Alternatively click the button below to find out about how you can also get stunning photos like this for your family.

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Julian Porter Photography, 6 Northwood Close, Southampton, SO16 3QJ

Call Jules on 07720325336 or 02380767084