Our 2016 Christmas Package!

With just 4 weeks left until Christmas, it’s time to announce our special Christmas Photo Shoot Package! Available to purchase as Gift Voucher to give as a present for use in the new year, or get yourself booked in before the holidays.


This includes an hour long studio photo shoot, a password protected online album to view all your sessions images, 2 A4 Prints (That’s the grandparents Presents sorted!) AND a 7×5 inch Photographic Print (There’s one for you!). It also makes the ideal Christmas present to give this year, especially with a 3 month expiry beginning from 1st January 2017.

Give us a call on 01202 432234 or just buy it online HERE

…but I want a family photo shoot before Christmas. Am I too late to book in?

No, there is still time!
We’re open Monday – Saturday 9am – 7pm, Saturdays are our busiest day so we advise booking as early as you can, call us on 01202 432234 to secure your photo shoot session.

Last Shoot Day, with all products guaranteed by Christmas
Monday 12th December

Last Shoot Day, with prints and digital images only guaranteed by Christmas
Friday 16th December

We’re happy to book photo shoots right up until our last opening day, products can be ordered throughout the Christmas period with processing & delivery in January.
Our Christmas Special Offer is available to purchase online until Friday 23rd December 1pm, purchases made after Saturday 17th December 5pm will be sent virtual gift vouchers to print yourself at home & not printed ones in the post, please contact us for more details

Tuesday 13th December 5pm

Sunday 18th December midnight

Tuesday 20th December 9am – 5pm

July Favourites

Bit late in updating my blog this month…well, last month! The business photography took over this month, delighted to break that up with a few family photo shoots but the commercial photography dominated! These are my favourite family shots from this month

Our Business head shots service has been part of the busy commercial month we’ve seen. Below are just 2 of my favourite head shot sessions; We had Gregg come to the studio, he’s a thriller author so we captured some classic, relaxed head shots as well as some dark & pensive images reflecting his novels mood. We also welcomed Jan to the studio for an update on her business head shots, these are just 2 of my favourite images from her session (there were loads!!)

As I said, business photography has kept me busy in July that’s because photography for your business, used on your website, promotional materials and social media is vital in this day and age. We create everything from standard ‘packshot’ white background photography ideal for website use and selling sites, but we can create some creative lifestyle product photography more suitable for brochures.
We visited JP Morgan’s Chaseside location to photograph a new building for Modulek, photographing the exterior and interior, shame we didn’t have beautiful blue skies!

We also welcomed back Tara from the Venus Awards, as if she wasn’t busy enough Tara needed some new pictures for her blog (launching soon!)


April Favourites

It’s time for April’s Favourite photos! We saw some cute kids, product photography, professional business people & LOADS of networking, PR and Advertising Photo Shoots this month.

We were invited to the Venus Woman Awards New Mascot Reveal at Sandown Mercedes in Poole! It was a fun filled afternoon with the 2015 Venus Awards Winners, Tara Howard the Venus Awards Founder and her new car in the sunny car dealership!


We weren’t quite finished with the Venus Awards yet…. We still had the Dorset Launch Party at Playgolf Bournemouth where we photographed the 2016 Sponsors, networking group and oh! The car was there again!

If you are interested in what photography we can provide for your business, check out our dedicated page or just give us a call on 01202 432234 and let’s have a chat!

March Favourites

March has been business photography month! We’ve been photographing everything from products for advertisement, networking events & updates head shots. We photographed the new range of designer glasses for Kelly Eyecare in Brockenhurst. We also attended a very bright & sunny networking event for the Bournemouth Property Association, photographed their networking lunch and got some new head shots and Press Images while we were there!


We’ve continuously been shooting for Bournemouth Dress Hire Agency, Love it Lend it. Every time they get new stock in to hire, they get us to photograph the dresses for their website and social media use.

Went off to the Southampton Ordnance Centre (at 5AM!) to Photograph a Networking Seminar for Vail Williams, their Solent through Leadership event. The event was designed to look into the future of Business with 3 key speakers;

Tim Walker from Taylor Made Computer Solutions took delegates on an exciting journey into the not too distant technological future. He talked about 3D printing for organs, wearable communications, social media and a host of other technological advances.

Mike Gawthorne from recruitment specialist Serocor Group talked about the changing face of what drives today’s recruits aside from the main salary with company vision, corporate values, work life blend and working environment becoming increasingly important.

Then Head of Eastleigh Borough Council Keith House painted a picture of the office building of the future using his own high tech, environmentally advanced, refurbished Council Offices as a great example.

Next was Britannia Leatherbarrows Removals & Storage at Bournemouth Airport, who needed an update on their advertising and marketing images. High Quality photography is now a vital selling tool for any business; from PR, advertisement and business showcases such as your website, you need to show you are an expert at what you do.

And last but not least! All the families, studio head shots and kids photo shoots we had!

December is always a busy one…..

As you can probably tell from the lack of updates recently…December is always a very very busy month for us! We shot everything from families, babies, kids, pets, couples, networking, events, businesses and head shots….

Not to mention we sold a HEAP load of gift vouchers as Christmas presents. January is also very busy with clients booking in, so if you are looking to make an appointment we suggest doing it sooner rather than later so that we can do our best to get your preferred date and time. Call us on 01202 432234

I also got this incredibly lovely testimonial from Venus Women Awards“As well as for events and promotions, Zelda was the photographer for my profile pictures, one of which turned out good enough to be the cover of a Magazine and another 18 foot high on the side of a bus. I unreservedly recommend Zelda if you want a photographer to make you look your best”

July Favourites

July has been so gloriously sunny & hot I’ve not wanted to stay in the studio long! We’ve seen some cute families, adorable kids and a couple of dancers! But this July has mainly been business photography;
I’ve produced new business head shots for Hollie Power coach for beauty businesses (and Venus Women Awards finalist too!) come in for some new head shots and marketing images. We also had Dee Clayton founder of Simply Amazing Training in for an update on her photos, as well as welcoming Michele back to Studio Shotz to photograph her new business venture! Fizz Bath Bombs. Oh – THEY SMELL AMAZING. I accidently left ‘Very Berry’ bath bomb in the studio and it smelt incredible for days!




Miners Cosmetics & NVS

Back in January, I was asked by Miners Cosmetics to photograph the London band NVS (you may have seen them on X Factor, and supporting The Saturdays on tour!) for their Unique You Magazine.

The first edition of the magazine came out back in the spring and just 2 weeks ago the autumn/winter edition of the Unique You magazine was released. The cover shot, of band member Tess, is one of my favorite photographs I’ve created from this whole year! I can’t wait to work for such an amazing company again, producing some stunning photography.


Check out the behind the scenes gallery from NVS

Here is the behind the scenes video straight from Miners Cosmetics

Autumn and Winter 2014 Everyday Make-up Trends

Autumn/Winter Everyday Make-up Trends For 2014 

DSC_9555-1DSC_9494I recently took on a beauty photo shoot to portray the Autumn and Winter Make-Up Trends for 2014 that the every day woman can wear. We focused on 2 main trends;

1: Bold Eye-makeup

This season is about messing around with bright, cold and daring colours on your eyes – evident by bright green eye shadow shown on the Dior cat walk. Pink shades of eye shadow are well shown this season, I particularly like the make-up for the Donna Karen cat walk on Charlotte Tilbury. The number 1 must have thing is wounded eye liner, but not in black – in bright neons! Try blues and yellows for something a bit different.  Surprisingly, bold shades and neons will suit most skin tones!


2: Stained Berry Matt Lipstick

DSC_9705_ppbbGlosses are not in sight this season. It’s all about the stained look of matt lipstick in autumn favourite colours such as reds and burgundies. Lips are strong and in this season yet give the shine a miss.

Splendid, matt shades and blasts of hot bubblegum pinks have been everywhere throughout the catwalks this season, and additionally extraordinary fuchsia, neon orange, coral red and blood red.

The shades were worn alone, matt lips were evident at the path at Missoni, Dries Van Norten, Moschino and Paul Smith.










 Model: Jess Oliveira 
Photographer & Writer: Zelda de Hollander at Studio Shotz Photography

Make-Up Featured:
Revolution Yellow Eyeshadow, Colour: Acid! 
Makeup Academy Green Eyeshadow #5 Pearl 
Makeup Academy Blue Liquid Eyeliner #2 
Makeup Academy Matt Lipstick, Wild Berry
Makeup Academy Matt Lipstick, Scarlet Siren


Precious Family Photographs

When asked what they’d rescue from a falling down house, most people say family photographs.

Those lovely old family albums, full of treasured photos of young-looking parents, grandparents and siblings. Family portraits are an important part of our history, telling us where we’ve come from and how we’ve come to be the way we are. Family photos capture passions, interests, loves and relationships.

We create beautiful family portraiture that will be handed down to your children. The kind of portraits that will be proudly displayed on walls, mantelpieces and bedside cabinets for generations.

Imagine how devastated you’d be if you only had digital files of your portraits, and your computer packs up! This is why we offer digital file & print bundles, so you can have the best of both!

Studio Shotz specializes on family photography portraits and is based on Christchurch, Dorset. Check our family photography packages now!

I’m a Venus Finalist!


I am so excited to announce that I’m a finalist of the Venus Women Awards category New Media & Online sponsored by Bournemouth Town!


This means I’m now up against just 2 other local Dorset business women and that I also get to attend the Finalists Night, which is known locally as “The working women’s Oscars”! I’ll have to grab some shots of me getting ready & my gown!