31 August 2009

Christmas Portrait Sessions

It's September and the weather has turned ... well, it's the same weather, just a bit cooler! So it gets us into thinking ahead to Christmas. With portraits for Christmas, you need to get in early as the cut off for orders is Wednesday 9th December for guaranteed Christmas delivery.

Dates in October for portrait sessions are already getting booked, so to avoid disappointment, call this week to book your portrait sessions - 0151 546 4411. So if you are wanting to give the grandparents a beautiful family portrait in the Zoe Photography style, make sure you book now!

Gift Ideas
Portrait gifts for the family
Once you have had your portrait session for £55 for a 1 hour shoot (£100 for a 2 hour shoot) you can choose from a range of products as gifts for your family.
  • Desktop Framed Image: £150
  • Small Album of 10 Images: £200
  • Wall Print: from £300
  • Large Album of 50 images £800
PortraitArt by Zoe Portrait Session
For the discerning buyer who wants to know exactly what you are spending up front, with no hidden extras, you can purchase a PortraitArt by Zoe portrait session as a gift for a member of your family. The price includes a special 3 hour portrait session, and credit for products from our bespoke range of frames and albums. Choose from:
  • The Millais Collection: £2000
  • The Rosetti Collection: £1200
  • The Hunt Collection: £600
For more information go to the website - www.zoephotography.co.uk - and click on Portraits, then go to the pricing page where you will find all you need to know.

Gift Vouchers
Don't want to spend quite so much on your family or friends but would still like to purchase them a portrait session as a Christmas present? Then buy them a gift voucher for a portrait session at £55, or add to the shoot fee with a credit towards products after the portrait session from just £100.

Gown Again
The wedding is over, the excitement has passed - why not buy your gorgeous wife a Gown Again portrait session where she can put her dress on again and enjoy the thrills of a fashion style shoot, with a little bit of pampering with her hair and makeup being professionally done for her. Gown Again Gift Vouchers start at £150, including a print from the session, or you can add credit for product for your beautiful new wife from £200.

Pamper and Pout
Guys, here's a gift for the girls to spoil the wonderful woman in your life. Buy her a Pamper and Pout session for just £150, including hair and makeup and a print from the shoot, and she can enjoy being treated like a model for a couple of hours. We have Pamper and Pout based in locations in England and Scotland, so get in touch wherever you live in the UK.

Training Courses for Amateur Photographers
Is someone in your family getting a digital camera for Christmas? Why not make sure they can use it and understand how to get the best out of it by also giving them a 1 to 1 training session for just £150. Alternatively you can buy them a place on our 'Getting to know your digital camera and using it to the full!' course that runs on Sundays over a 4 week period for just £200 for 4 full day sessions. These courses are limited to 6 people maximum and often run with just 4 people attending.

Training Courses for Professional Photographers
Is someone in your family a professional photographer, or working towards a new career in photography? Buy them a gift voucher that they can use to purchase themselves a place on one of our professional photographer courses to suit their needs - vouchers can be purchased from £50 upwards.

Christmas Cards
After your portrait session use one of your photographs to create a truly personalised Christmas card to send out to all of your friends and family. The message inside the card can be personalised to say exactly what you want too! The cost for this is just £125 for 50 personalised cards with envelopes plus £55 for your portrait session. And if you want to use one of your images from a portrait session earlier this year, then just let us know which image you'd like to use and you can purchase the cards at £125 for 50 without the additional shoot fee. For orders of 150 cards or more the price reduces to £100 per 50 cards.

All Christmas Card orders must be placed by Friday 20th November at the latest, for delivery by Wednesday 2nd December at the latest. This means that your portrait session needs to be completed by Saturday 14th November to allow time for you to select your Christmas Card image after the shoot.

So, I know it's only just September, but make sure you book early to avoid disappointment. And why wait for Christmas, treat the family now and have something to look forward to between the end of summer and the start of Christmas.

17 August 2009

Nikki and Graham Out and About in Glasgow

I love photographing wonderful people - and it's even better when it's friends ... although I have to say it's a bit scary when one of those friends is also a photographer! Nikki and Graham chose to celebrate their 10th anniversary in style with a photo shoot around Glasgow, and we had a lot of fun, starting out in the West End before moving on to the centre of Glasgow and the 29 Bar. This is just a little sneak of some of the wonderful photographs we created together.

15 August 2009

Hayley and David's Wedding in Shropshire

I had such a lovely day with Hayley and David and their family and friends at their Shropshire wedding in July (yes, I know, I'm behind on blogging wedding images!!!). The day was perfect in so many ways, even if the heavens did open! I can honestly say I think I managed to capture some of my favourite images of the year to date, particularly the photograph of Hayley as she is just about to go into the church, such a beautiful moment. Thank you both for sharing your wonderful day with us.

02 August 2009

Beaton Portraits at The Walker Art Gallery

We have now done 3 of the 6 portrait sessions at The Walker Art Gallery where members of the public come along and have their portrait taken in a style similar to Cecil Beaton's linked to the Beaton exhibition this summer. Below is a tiny selection of what we've captured so far, more images are on the special blog for the project - www.beatonportraits.blogspot.com . The next session is on Tuesday 4th August, then again on Saturday 15th August and Tuesday 25th August - it's a first come first serve basis for the bookings, so if you want to take part don't leave it too late in the day!