The Alderson family portrait session

The Aldersons recently dropped into the studio for their family portrait session. They also brought along their beautiful labrador Rolo.
You might think that these photos are of a grandmother with her children and grandchildren, if you didn’t know the family.
However, they are in fact of a great grandmother with her two grandchildren (plus one spouse) and her two great grandchildren.
I do keep saying this, but isn’t it wonderful that we live in an age where great grandchildren and great grandparents get to meet each other and know each other?
I get tremendous satisfaction from being able to photograph multi generations together and securing fabulous long term memories in print.
Please enjoy these photos, they are such a lovely family.

mum, dad, daughter photo
Alex, Lucy and Amber
mum. son photo
Lois and Reggie
family group portrait
Alex, Amber, Lois, Reggie and Pamela

family portrait
Alex, Lucy, Amber, Lois, Reggie, Pamela
family portrait with dog
As above, plus Rolo

Baby portrait time

Baby portrait time arrived recently for young George. His mum Bethany brought him into the studio under the Emma’s Diary scheme.
It was second time around for mum Bethany. She first visited us three years ago with George’s baby sister Lyla.
We put together a fabulous set of photos for George, to match the ones we took of his sister Lyla previously.
Mum also arranged for both babies to have their photos framed in our gorgeous black ‘Maine’ frame.
This is a modern, clean looking black wooden frame. We add to it archive quality printing and matting and high quality non reflective glass.
This gives a superb all round finish to the final product.
We produced a single framed image of each child together with a framed composite images of each sibling.
Have a look at this superb collection of finished framed photos which now have pride of place at home.

framed baby photo girl
Young Lyla, professionally framed by Steve Ramsden Photography
black framed baby photo boy
Baby George in a frame matching the above
clack framed baby photo montgae
Photo montage of young Lyla, with black frames to match the full set above.
baby photo montage framed boy
Superb quality photo montage of baby George

Family portrait session with the Cotters

We recently invited Bethan and Adam to the studio with their new baby Jacob under the Emma’s Diary scheme.

We often have a few family members join in, usually mum and dad, or a few siblings, or even a family pet. This all adds to the fun and helps us to get much more out of the photo sessions for our customers.

This time Jacob brought along mum and dad, uncle, grandma and grandad, great grandma and great grandad, and even Stanley the labrador!

Now that makes for a fabulous Emma’s Diary photo session. As a result we took a varied selection of photographs. This gave mum Bethan and dad Adam a wide choice when they came to their viewing session a few days later. Grandma as able to join the viewing via Facetime from Wales and choose her own favourites at the same time that mum Bethan was choosing hers.

We photograph approx 10 babies per month at the studio under the Emma’s Diary scheme, and for maybe 70% of those we photograph just the baby, because that’s what mum asks for. For the rest, we generally will include mum, dad, or both. But occasionally we have clients who really embrace the whole experience. That helps them make the most of the offer, and I just love that.

My favourite shot of all is the four generation photo with baby Jacob, mum, grandma and great grandma. Not only because it’s a gorgeous picture in itself, but because that photo is a very precious combination of people.

family group
Baby Jacob with mum, dad and great grandparents
close family
A close family shot with mum, dad, grandparents and uncle.
large family group
A full family portrait with everyone together, including Stanley the labrador.
family photo
Baby Jacob with mum, dad and grandparents
Emma's Diary photo
Baby Jacob with mum and dad
composite baby images
A gorgeous selection of photos from Jacob’s baby session, beautifully designed into a large photo composite.

Family portrait session with the Harpers

Well it’s over four years ago since we photographed the Harpers family portrait session at the studio. They have recently welcomed a new addition to the family – baby Sophie.

Mum Victoria recently brought Sophie along under the Emma’s Diary scheme . We have taken a gorgeous selection of baby photographs for mum and dad to choose from.

We had a special request. I have created a family collage of both girls using some of the images from the first family session a few years ago.

This brings both girls together in a creative art piece which mum and dad will display at home with pride.

It’s always fun working with previous clients. I love to see their families growing up and developing and meeting new additions to the family.

Toddler portrait girl
Lovely Leah from our first portrait session
Toddler portrait girl
From our first portrait session
Baby portrait
Baby Sophie from our recent Emma’s Diary portrait session
Baby portrait girl
More of baby Sophie from our recent baby portrait session
Family portrait
Family portrait from the Harper’s original sitting
Child photo portrait composite
A creative montage of photos from both portrait sessions. This brings both sisters together in one wall art piece.

Jenna and Sonio at Capesthorne Hall

The wedding of Jenna and Sonio at the magnificent Capesthorne Hall

A few weeks ago I photographed the wedding of Jenna and Sonio at Capesthorne Hall, near Congleton.  Capesthorne is a fabulous wedding venue with extensive gardens set around a picturesque lake. It is an ideal backdrop for a wedding, and offers plenty of opportunity for amazing wedding photography.

Before heading for Capesthorne, Jenna, her mum, and her bridesmaids shared some time together at Alderley Edge Hotel, which is where I first met up with them.

We then travelled over to Capethorne Hall for the final preps, shortly before the ceremony.

Jenna was walked to the ceremony by her brother, who then handed over to dad for the formal part of the day to begin.

Emotions were high to say the least, especially as Jenna walked in on her brother’s arms and was gently handed over to dad.

We spent a short while after the ceremony exploring the gardens together, and capturing some gorgeous photography, before returning to the main reception for the meal to begin.

Sonio’s football knowledge was put to the test during his best man’s speech, following which he ‘became’ Harry Redknapp (you had to be there)!

The evening’s disco followed a first dance to Prince’s 1999, and the dance floor was bouncing as I left.

All in all a fantastic day.  Here is a sneak preview of photos from the wedding, and more can be found on my Facebook page at this link

bride getting ready Alderley Edge

Jenna getting ready with the girls at Alderley Edge Hotel

bride shoes and veil

Jenna’s shoes and veil

Capesthorne Hall landscape shot

Capesthorne Hall

Groomsmen at Capesthorne Hall

Sonio with his groomsmen at Capesthorne Hall

bride and bridesmaids at Capesthorne Hall

Jenna with her bridesmaids at Capesthorne Hall

groom at wedding ceremony

Sonio and his best man, as Jenna and her brother enter the ceremony room

bride enters wedding ceremony

Everyone looks back as Jenna enters

bride and dad in wedding ceremony

Emotions running high as Jenna takes dad’s arm

bride and groom Capesthrone gardens

In the gardens after the ceremony..

bride and groom by lake, Capesthorne Hall

Down by the lake….

groom doing speeches...

When Harry met Sonio….

Capesthorne Hall wedding disco

Busy dance floor at Capesthorne….


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