December Favourites

With the weather finally turning a bit colder, we’ve been indoors this month! In the studio, we’ve been shooting loads of portraits – a couple of my favourite studio portraiture sessions have been actors head shots, especially the brother and sister session shown below.

Delighted to welcome back Steve Whale to the studio, I’ve forgotten how many photo shoots Steve has had with us; all his business head shots, musician duos (more than one!), a couple photo shoot with his wife, oh & I even photographed his wedding! Great to have you back in the studio again Steve, this time with fellow singer Emma for their duo 2’s a Crowd.

When Claire from Brutal Events first emailed me, I’d started planning her photo shoot before she’d even booked in! Claire is a ultra endurance triathlete and needed some promotional images for advertising & charity events she was to be appearing at. We shot everything from happy & smiling head shots through to some gritty portraiture. Next up, we’ll be shooting some location imagery – can’t wait!

With Christmas quickly approaching, December is always full of Kids, Families and Personal Photography for the holiday season. I welcomed SO many happy, smily faces through the studio doors in the month of December but these are definitely my favourite shots from all those shoots.

I may have been indoors more this month, but was still shooting out on LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION….

I attended the Lights on at Factory event, supporting my colleague and dear friend Samantha Acton from Domestic Angels who was delivering a seminar at the event. Read her blog post of the event here;
The event was targeting emerging start-up businesses and budding entrepreneurs….. and of course, I couldn’t resist taking my camera.

I’d been invited to photograph the launch of the new Coast Newspaper at Canvas Loft Bar in Bournemouth (Who can’t resist free champagne, Koh Thai food and great music!) The venue was full to the brim, to the point where I literally couldn’t shoot properly as there were too many people……but we always manage 😉
The band were awesome, the food was amazing and everyone was so friendly – I don’t think The Coast could have asked for a better launch if they’d tried.

Last and by no means least, my favourite commercial client photo shoot this month; Photographing some new marketing and advertising imagery for Dr Jan Peters at the Captains Club Hotel in Christchurch. Jan is launching a new website and wanted some bespoke photography to showcase her coaching and facilitating services.

I also learnt in December that Jan has been awarded the MBE for services to women in science!! “Dr Peters, who lives in Christchurch, was honoured for her services to women in engineering and science following a career as a scientist, researcher, campaigner and volunteer”

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

Photo Shoot & Disk Discount Flash Sale!

We’re offering a 40 minute studio photo shoot and get a disk with at least 30 high resolution images for just £99 for 1 week only!
Usually would cost £325, save a whopping 69% and get this deal for just £99!

Phone in on 01202 432234 to get booked in this week.

Only available to purchase until Sunday 7th February!
Our studio style is fun, informal and relaxed; capturing gorgeous expressions and precious moments as they happen. Our studio sitting is designed for 4 people, comfortably housing you (with absolute maximum of 6) within our studio space. The studio operates on an appointment only basis, we are available Monday – Saturday, 9am – 7pm.

Gift Vouchers purchased will have an expiry date of 7th March 2016. 

Suitable for studio portrait sessions; families, children, pets, couples, business/actors/dancers/professional head shots. 
Sorry not suitable for commercial or business photography.

Booking in with gift vouchers is done on a first come first serve basis – Saturdays are our busiest day & we advise booking as soon as possible.



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”

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!