Christmas shopping sorted!

A woman posing on a bed draped in a red satin sheet
Baby in a basket with teddy
Photographic gifts make great presents for the whole family – whether it’s a beautiful print or a portrait session

Christmas shopping season is well underway, but we have some good news to save you from braving the crowds and the cold.

Here at Style Photography we can offer perfect presents for the whole family, whether it’s a voucher for a portrait session or a print to take pride of place on the mantelpiece.

Don’t believe us? Read on for our guide to gifts that are unique, thoughtful and will bring joy for years to come…

We’ve drawn up a list for our photography family to show that there is an option for everyone – just get in touch for more information.

Mum: As well as a volunteer to do the washing up, or the opportunity to have a bath in peace, most mums love having the whole family together. So why not book a family photoshoot, meaning that not only will her wish come true (just make sure everyone is free on the same day first!), but she’ll also have some beautiful images to treasure forever. You can even combine it with a makeover for mum, or organise lunch or an afternoon tea for the same day.

Dad: Football-loving dad? How about letting him live out his dreams with a photoshoot featuring him wearing his favourite team’s kit?

A man in a Chelsea shirt with stadium backdrop
Would your dad like to put himself in the picture like his footballing heroes?

The results are seriously impressive and will make him feel like Ronaldo or Rooney, even if in reality he’s more Sunday league. Or if your dad is more into business than ball sports, how about a lovely print of the children or grandchildren that he can keep on his desk?

Brother: See our dad’s suggestion if your brother sees himself as the next David Beckham. Or if he’s grown up with a family of his own, how about a voucher for a family photoshoot? If he has very small children, our Cherubs package could be perfect and also means you’re likely to be rewarded with a copy of one of the beautiful images to remind you just how cute your little niece or nephew is.

Sister: We offer a range of makeover sessions that could be perfect for your sister, from shoots designed for teenagers to boudoir portraits that will leave her looking and feeling gorgeous. Of course, if you’d rather play it safe and involve the whole family, then the family photoshoot options outlined above would also work well.

Uncle: We’re going to mention football again – you could even get the boys all together, assuming they support the same team! If they don’t, how about abandoning friendly rivalry and going for a family shoot that is men-only – the results could be simply stunning.

A boudoir shot of a woman posing on a bed
A classic boudoir pose is subtle yet sexy – and designed to flatter

Aunt: There are a host of options that could work for your aunt, depending on her personality and your relationship. From the boudoir or makeover shoots, to vouchers for family sessions or a beautiful image showing all the cousins together – get in touch if you need some help narrowing it down.

Cousin: Cousins can be difficult to buy for, but there is no need to resort to socks or smellies. Instead, how about inviting them to a family photoshoot that gets everyone together? Or you can get creative with prints and use them to make a collage of the whole family to remember the fun you all have.

Grandparents: If your grandparents are anything like ours, their house will be full of photos documenting the family over the years. So why not bring the collection up to date with an image showing everyone all together – including them!

Family portrait of girls together
A family portrait could be the perfect present for grandparents this Christmas

Or perhaps a photo of the newest additions, or images from a fun shoot featuring props that highlight each members’ personality or hobbies?

Niece: A Frozen-inspired photoshoot – take a look at some of the great images we have produced for other little Anas and Elsas! Or if she’s older, one of our makeover packages could be great at reminding her just how beautiful she is.

Nephew: Your little nephew may like to spend a morning as Olaf, especially if his sister is being one of the Frozen princesses, and it means you can tick two gifts off the list at once. But older boys may prefer the football-inspired shoots above, or if their hobby is mountain climbing or scuba diving, we can even incorporate that into a portrait session.

Friend: Let your friend discover how stunning she really is with a boudoir session or makeover shoot. And you can even book the same for you and make it an experience you share together – happy Christmas to you both!

The ideas above will hopefully have provided some inspiration for your shopping this year but if you have someone else who is hard to buy for, or if you would like more information or suggestion, please do get in touch. Give us a call, drop us an email or pop into our convenient High Street shop – it’s nice and warm and you can park for free on the streets nearby. See you soon!

Do you want to build a snowman?

A young girl as Anna in a Frozen costume
Our studio turned sparkly when we held a day of Frozen photoshoots

It may be summer, but there was a distinct chill in the air in our studio last week – and it wasn’t because of the air conditioning!

We gave some of our clients a frosty reception, but they absolutely loved it as it was all part of our popular Frozen-inspired photoshoots.

Our latest session featured lots of little Annas and Elsas who were all more than happy to Let It Go in the style of their heroines from the smash hit Disney film.

 

Two sisters pose as Anna and Elsa from Frozen
A girl power theme added to the success of Frozen – just add your own sister!

It hasn’t disappointed, and the look on children’s faces is just magical every time.

And when they see the resulting images, and get the chance to live their dreams as a real-life Disney princess, it’s enough to make anyone burst into song…

We’re planning another Frozen session before the end of the summer holidays, so if you have someone who could do with some Disney magic in their lives – whatever their age! – do get in touch.

A little Elsa with Olaf the snowman
One of our Elsas with Olaf the snowman

The magic of the movie has still not faded (or should we say melted?) thanks to the winning combination of sing-a-long songs, girl power, a loveable reindeer and snowman and an unlikely iceman as a hero while the prince turns out to be the bad guy. If you haven’t seen it, we can highly recommend it – even if you don’t have children!

The stunning animation and cool blues with plenty of icy sparkle also makes for great images and we just knew we had to have our own Frozen set to use for photos.

Olaf the snowman and a little Anna  in a Frozen photoshoot
Olaf makes another friend