Angel Eyes Photography - Specialist newborn photographer somerset: Blog http://www.angeleyesphotography.org.uk/blog en-us Text 'ENQUIRY' to 07936 146121 and I'll get back to you ASAP sarah@angeleyesphotography.org.uk (Angel Eyes Photography - Specialist newborn photographer somerset) Wed, 16 Aug 2017 19:04:00 GMT Wed, 16 Aug 2017 19:04:00 GMT http://www.angeleyesphotography.org.uk/img/s/v-5/u932157938-o410682262-50.jpg Angel Eyes Photography - Specialist newborn photographer somerset: Blog http://www.angeleyesphotography.org.uk/blog 80 120 Photo Shoot Competition June 2017 http://www.angeleyesphotography.org.uk/blog/2017/6/photo-shoot-competition-june-2017- Photo Shoot Competition June 2017

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So how would you feel if you were to win a  photo shoot with your favourite photograph printed on canvas? Would you be excited?  If it’s a yes, then read on.

 

I am offering one lucky family the opportunity to win this great prize worth more than £100!!  But it doesn’t stop there, 25 lucky runners up will also win a free Summer Holiday photo shoot worth £15!  That’s a total prize fund of nearly £500. 

 

 

How to enter:

 

All you need to do is fill in your details in the form below to enter go back to the Facebook post on my Facebook Page and comment 'done' and then like my Facebook Page.  These three steps must be completed for your entry to be valid.

 

Please note that unless all three steps above have been completed, you will not be entered.

 

Please also remember to confirm your email address when you get sent the confirmation email!

 

 

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Things to bear in mind:

 

Competition will close at midnight on Friday 23rd June 2017 with all prize winners being draw and announced on my Facebook Page on Saturday 24th June 2017.

 

Winners will all be notified via email and must claim their prize within 24 hours.

 

Each winner will be required to pay the full fee of £15 to secure their photo shoot slot – This will be refunded on the day when you attend the session.

 

Summer Holiday photo shoot details are available on my website HERE

 

Photo shoot prizes must be booked to take between 24th July and 3rd September 2017 and must be booked and paid by midnight on 26th June 2017 - There is no exception with this so please only enter if you are able to pay within this time frame.  Don’t forget, this does get refunded to you when you attend the photo shoot.

 

This is for new bookings only so therefore prizes cannot be exchanged for products or for bookings already paid for.

 

Prizes are for a Summer Holiday Photo Shoot.  The prize CANNOT be used towards any other session other than this.

 

 

Once the session is booked there is no option to reschedule so please be sure when booking that you are able to make the session date and time.

 

All photo shoots will take place in my Somerset Photography Studio - Directions to the studio can be found here

 

Full terms and conditions are available HERE.

 

Good luck!

 

Sarah

Angel Eyes Photography – Family Photographer Somerset

 

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sarah@angeleyesphotography.org.uk (Angel Eyes Photography - Specialist newborn photographer somerset) photo shoot competition http://www.angeleyesphotography.org.uk/blog/2017/6/photo-shoot-competition-june-2017- Thu, 08 Jun 2017 21:34:29 GMT
Why Hire a Professional photographer when you can use your iPhone? http://www.angeleyesphotography.org.uk/blog/2017/5/why-hire-a-professional-photographer-when-you-can-use-your-iphone Why Hire a Professional photographer when you can use your iPhone?

 

These days when phones have such good cameras on them, what really is the point in hiring a professional photographer to take photographs?  Hiring a professional with experience can seem unnecessary and expensive to some and with such a lot of people taking up photography as a profession these days the choice can be somewhat overwhelming and off putting.

 

I really believe though that professional photographs are such a great investment (Well why wouldn't I, I hear you say) 

 

Whilst at a wedding the other day I took a photograph of the bride and her bridesmaids on both my iPhone as well as my DSLR camera, I think that the results speak for themselves.

 

There are also other reasons I feel that booking a professional photographer is something everyone should be considering.

 

1.  Stress - Taking photographs of your own children for example is not an easy task, getting them to sit still, look at the camera, smile at the same time etc can seem impossible at times, especially when you're the parent.  With Weddings, would you want to rely on everyone else to capture everything about your day?

 

2.  Equipment and Training - Don't get me wrong, the iPhone takes great pictures, I use one myself.  But the capabilities of camera phones and photo editing apps isn't going to give you the same results as a professional.  Most professionals have the best equipment and have invested thousands on training.

 

3.  Print Quality - The prints that you buy from a professional photographer will far outweigh in quality the prints that you get from your phone.  Most photographers have access to professional photo printing labs where the high quality product means your photographs will not wear or fade considerably over time like the prints you can get on these cheap printing apps.

 

Finally here are the results from the wedding I was telling you about earlier in this blog.

 

This is the photograph I took on my iPhone

This is the one I took on my DSLR

 

Which one do you prefer?

 

 

 

 

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sarah@angeleyesphotography.org.uk (Angel Eyes Photography - Specialist newborn photographer somerset) Why Hire a Professional photographer when you can use your iPhone? http://www.angeleyesphotography.org.uk/blog/2017/5/why-hire-a-professional-photographer-when-you-can-use-your-iphone Thu, 04 May 2017 19:32:27 GMT
Family Photo Shoot Competition by Angel Eyes Photography - Photographer Somerset http://www.angeleyesphotography.org.uk/blog/2017/2/family-photo-shoot-competition-by-angel-eyes-photography---photographer-somerset Family Photo Shoot Competition by Angel Eyes Photography - Photographer Somerset

Competition now closed to new entries, winners will be drawn on 27th February and announced on my Facebook Page.

 

So how would you feel if you were to win a family photo shoot with your favourite photograph printed on canvas? Would you be excited?  If it’s a yes, then read on.

 

I am offering one lucky family the opportunity to win this great prize worth more than £100!!  But it doesn’t stop there, 25 lucky runners up will also win a free photo shoot worth up to £30!  That’s a total prize fund of more than £850.  That must be my biggest prize fund yet!

 

 

How to enter:

 

All you need to do is fill in your details in the form below to enter and don't forget to go back to the Facebook post on my Facebook Page and comment 'done'.

 

Please also remember to confirm your email address when you get sent the confirmation email!

 

Fill in this form to enter

* indicates required

 

 

 

Just so you know, by entering your details in the form above you will be joining my mailing list.  I HATE spam so your details will not be passed on to anyone else – You can unsubscribe from this list at any time.

 

 

Things to bear in mind:

 

Competition will close at midnight on Sunday 26th February 2017 with all prize winners being draw and announced on my Facebook Page on Monday 27th February 2017.

 

Winners will all be notified via email and must claim their prize within 24 hours.

 

Each winner will be required to pay a deposit of £20 to secure their photo shoot slot – This will be refunded on the day when you attend the session.

 

Family photo shoot details are available on my website HERE

 

Photo shoot prizes must be booked to take place before 31st May 2017 and must be booked and deposit paid by midnight on 28th February 2017 - There is no exception with this so please only enter if you are able to pay a £20 deposit within this time frame.

 

This is for new bookings only so therefore prizes cannot be exchanged for products or for bookings already paid for.

 

Runner up Prizes are for a £30 session which includes, Family Portraits, Baby Portraits, Child Fine Art Portraits, and Maternity Sessions.  The prize CANNOT be used towards any other session other than those listed here.  1st prize is for a family session only.

 

1st Prize is for a family session for up to 5 people (Extra people cannot be catered for with this prize)

 

Once the session is booked there is no option to reschedule so please be sure when booking that you are able to make the session date and time.

 

All photo shoots will take place in my Somerset Photography Studio - Directions to the studio can be found here

 

Full terms and conditions are available HERE.

 

Good luck!

 

Sarah

Angel Eyes Photography – Family Photographer Somerset

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What to expect from your newborn photography experience – Newborn Photographer Somerset http://www.angeleyesphotography.org.uk/blog/2017/2/what-to-expect-from-your-newborn-photography-experience-newborn-photographer-somerset What to expect from your newborn photography experience – Newborn Photographer Somerset

 

If you are visiting my website blog today because you have booked a newborn session with me and want to know what happens next then you are in the right place.  If you haven't booked yet and are just researching then I am sure you will also find this helpful.

 

So, your gorgeous baby has finally arrived after a long nine months of waiting.  The newborn phase passes so quickly so you want to capture it perfectly - before you know it your baby will be smiling, crawling, walking and talking!  You’ll probably treasure the photographs from your baby’s first year the very most since they grow and change so much during this time.

 

You may have spent a long time researching and chatting with different photographers in Somerset and I feel honoured that you have chosen me to capture memories of this very special time.  You’re now probably wondering what happens next.

 

Firstly, please let me assure you that your baby is in safe hands.  I have completed extensive training in Newborn photography and the safe posing and handling of newborn babies.  I take newborn safety very seriously.  This is always my number one priority during the session.

 

I have been photographing newborn babies for over 4 years and have literally photographed 100’s of newborns in this time.

 

I am a member of a professional body called BANPAS (Baby and Newborn Photography Association) They heavily promote safety in newborn photography.  They have a great website with information on there aimed at parents of babies.  You can view their website here.

 

I am a Mum to 3 children myself so I understand that handing your precious baby over to someone you have only just met can be a rather daunting experience.

 

I encourage the parents to sit close by and watch me work.  Occasionally I may ask for one of you to help me.  This is because some of the props I use for your session might involve me being more than an arm’s length away from your baby and I’ll need one of you to sit very close by and watch while I take the photographs I need.

 

You can help the session run more smoothly too with some planning.

 

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On the Day before the session

 

Please pack your bags in advance.  You will be less likely to forget something you need.  Please remember to bring plenty of nappies and some spare clothes just in case.

 

If you are breast feeding, then I advise avoiding certain foods before the session.  The list of foods below can sometimes make newborn babies windier and cause colic like symptoms.

Please avoid the following foods on the day before the session:

Foods containing Citric Acid such as:

Cranberries

Pineapple

Grapefruit

Oranges

Lemons

Strawberries

Tomato’s

Tomato based sauces

Chocolate

Nuts

Pizza

Spaghetti

Chilli

Spicy food

 

Please also avoid the following vegetables:

 

Asparagus

Onions

Cucumber

Broccoli

Cauliflower

Brussel Sprouts

Cabbage

 

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On the day of the newborn session

 

Before you leave

 

Please interact with your baby 1-2 hours before your session time.  This will help your baby feel nice and sleepy when you arrive.

Please loosen your baby’s nappy and dress your baby in something that is easy to remove.  If your baby is sleeping when he/she arrives and we can remove the clothes without waking them then we can start more or less straight away when you get to me.  If you’re comfortable to and if the weather allows, bring your baby wearing just their nappy and cover them well with blankets so they don’t get cold.  Clothing causes lots of marks and creases in the skin and we want your baby’s skin to look lovely and smooth in the photographs.

The session will last somewhere between 2 and 4 hours so you’ll need you make sure you allow enough time to come to the session without rushing. 

Please bring some snacks along to keep you going.  Hot drinks and bottled water are complimentary and will be provided throughout the session.

If you’re bottle feeding, please make sure you bring plenty of milk with you.  The readymade milk cartons and bottles that you can buy are ideal but I also have a Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Machine for your convenience if you’d prefer to bring powdered milk instead.

 

During the newborn session

 

Settling your baby enough to pose them and take photographs may take time.  A good 50% of the session will involve feeding, soothing and settling your baby.  It will all depend on your baby’s mood and willingness to sleep.  Unfortunately, this isn’t something that can be predicted so since your baby will pick up on any frustration in the room, please don’t worry about it.  It’s super important that everyone in the room remains calm and relaxed.  And if sleep doesn’t happen at all then providing they are settled we can photograph them in some poses suitable for an awake baby instead.

Some babies are extra fussy and sensitive to touch, these babies will always be harder to photograph but not impossible.  Please don’t worry if your baby isn’t co-operating.  I have picked up several tips over the years that will help to settle even the most unsettled baby.  The session is entirely baby led, we will go with what your baby is most comfortable with, occasionally this might mean that some poses will be missed out and replaced with poses your baby is happier and more comfortable with.

Please don’t panic if your baby decides to use my props, blankets or me as their own personal potty.  As you can imagine, this is something that happens at nearly every session so I expect it.  Please don’t be embarrassed.  All props and blankets are washed after each session anyway.

If you have older children that you would like photographed with the baby, then this is fine but due to the length of the session, please if possible, arrange for another family member to take the older one’s home once we have done their photographs with the baby.  This will usually be done at the beginning of the session.  Children do tend to get bored and to get the best from the session noise would need to be kept to a minimum.

 

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After the session

 

Once I have received your contract back, you will be booked in for your viewing appointment.  This is when you will see the photographs taken at the session and place orders for any products you would like.  More information about the viewing appointment is available here.

 

If you have any questions at any time, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me.

 

Bye for now

 

Sarah – Angel Eyes Photography – Newborn Photographer Somerset

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I am a BANPAS (Baby and Newborn Photography Association) Member! http://www.angeleyesphotography.org.uk/blog/2016/10/i-am-a-banpas-baby-and-newborn-photography-association-member

I am a BANPAS member!

 

As a newborn and baby photographer, I have to take the safety of my little clients very seriously.

 

It might surprise you to know that the newborn photography industry is completely unregulated. Photographers like me, who take safety seriously, have to take it upon ourselves to be trained and educated on how to ensure the beautiful images we create, are done safely.


For example when you see a beautiful image like this 

You may be forgiven for thinking that the baby here was left suspended in the air on the swing but actually I created this image using 2 different images.

 

Here are the ‘before’ images used to create the final portrait.

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Being a newborn and baby photographer requires a unique set of skills and there is a worldwide organisation that exists to support photographers like me, who want to have access to safety training and resources that we can use to provide clients like you with a better service.

 

I’m delighted to be a member of BANPAS (Baby & Newborn Photography Association). To find out more about BANPAS, you can view their website http://www.banpas.co.uk/.

It explains why your should book a professional photographer and how to know if your photographer is safe.  

 

You will be able to find me on their directory of photographers here:
 http://www.banpas.co.uk/member/angel-eyes-photography .

 

They also have a fabulous Facebook page for pregnant and new parents here https://www.facebook.com/BANPASforparents

 

For more information, I’d be delighted to chat to you about how I can create a beautiful gallery of images of your newborn and how I do that safely.

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Gift Vouchers make great Christmas Presents! http://www.angeleyesphotography.org.uk/blog/2016/10/gift-vouchers-make-great-christmas-presents Gift Vouchers make great Christmas Presents!

 

Give the perfect gift this year for Christmas and buy your loved ones a gift voucher towards a photography session with me at Angel Eyes Photography.

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Vouchers can be bought in any amount from £10 so can suit any budget.

 

All vouchers have a 6 month used by date and can be put towards any session or products.

 

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Vouchers can be posted or collected from my studio in South Petherton, Somerset.  Please note there is a postage and packing charge of £1.50.

 

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Give a gift they'll love this year!

 

Please order your voucher by getting in touch on sarah@angeleyesphotography.org.uk

 

 

 

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sarah@angeleyesphotography.org.uk (Angel Eyes Photography - Specialist newborn photographer somerset) Angel Eyes Photography gift vouchers photography session http://www.angeleyesphotography.org.uk/blog/2016/10/gift-vouchers-make-great-christmas-presents Mon, 03 Oct 2016 18:35:44 GMT
I am one of only 15 Photographers in Somerset to be awarded my LSWPP Qualification! http://www.angeleyesphotography.org.uk/blog/2016/9/i-am-one-of-only-15-photographers-in-somerset-to-be-awarded-my-lswpp-qualification I am one of the only Photographers in Somerset to be awarded my LSWPP Qualification!

 

For the last 6 months I have been working on my own personal goals with my photography.  One of those goals was to achieve my Licentiate qualification with The Societies of Photographers.  So I have been busy behind the scenes working on bettering my photography skills in order to meet the requirements for this qualification.

 

I'm very pleased to say that I submitted my panel of images last week and received confirmation in the post yesterday that I have passed and been awarded my Licentiate in photography.

 

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This is quite something for me a I am now one of only 15 Somerset Photographers who have been awarded with a qualification like this.

 

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I am the only photographer in Yeovil area to be awarded with an LSWPP in Photography and one of only 3 photographers in Taunton too!

 

I think having personal goals within your business plan is a must as it keeps you on your toes and means that you are always looking at ways you can improve your skills.  This can only result in you providing the best possible photography service to your clients.

 

The images below are the photographs that I sent to The Societies of Photographers for my Licentiate Qualification.

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A big thank you to all of my customers who support me as a business and also those who allow my to use images from their sessions for this sort of thing.  With out you I would not have been able to achieve this so quickly.

 

Here is a slideshow of the images also for easier viewing.

Feel free to share this and any comments you have below.

 

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Angel Eyes Photography is teaming up with other wedding suppliers in Somerset http://www.angeleyesphotography.org.uk/blog/2016/9/angel-eyes-photography-is-teaming-up-with-other-wedding-suppliers-in-somerset Teaming up with other wedding suppliers in Somerset

 

 

 

I am super pleased to announce that I have teamed up with other local wedding suppliers in Somerset.

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From now on all of my clients booking one of my wedding photography packages will receive a list of other wedding suppliers that then can obtain a discount from.

 

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So far the list includes the following suppliers:

MJS Entertainment

Mummy's Little Cakery

Nails and Beauty by Amy

Little Thatch Florist

Candy Bee's

Lynham & Sons Traditional Ice Cream Tricycles

Chauffeur Cars

The list is still growing though with more wedding suppliers being added.

 

This is a great opportunity to save some money on your special day.  How many other Somerset photographer's do you know that can offer is discount with other suppliers?

 

Don't miss out see if your date if free now by getting in touch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tips on Photographing children that DO NOT what to be photographed! http://www.angeleyesphotography.org.uk/blog/2016/8/tips-on-photographing-children-that-do-not-what-to-be-photographed Tip’s on Photographing children that DO NOT what to be photographed!

 

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I expect that you can already relate to the title of this blog! 

 

I have parents telling me all the time about how reluctant their child is at home and on days out when it comes to taking photographs of them.

 

Photographing children can certainly be a complicated and frustrating task!

 

As a newborn baby, child and family photographer I’ve spent a lot of time over the years trying to photograph the most reluctant children especially my own!

 

So I am sure you’re wondering how I do it, right?  Well I will be sharing some of my top tips for getting even the most stubborn children on board when it comes to taking their photographs.  These tips aren’t just for photographing children in the studio though, lots of these tips can also be used at home!

 

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1. Always be ready to take the photograph

 

When I say this I mean having the camera ready and your desired settings already plumbed in!  You usually won’t get a very large window of opportunity with a reluctant child so having everything ready to go is a must.  You don’t want to miss that split second smile or striking glance.

 

2.  Don’t be shy!

 

Children love it when you act the fool!  But what makes one child laugh may only get a glare from another child!  Every child is totally different and just like you and me, they like different things.  So here’s a few ideas on what you can do:

  • Peek-a-boo Children, especially young ones love a game of peek-a-boo and this is usually a great way to get them smiling and looking at the camera.
  • Singing!  Singing not only engages the child with you but some young children will even do a little dance for you too!
  • Talking to them, this works especially well for children aged between 3 and 6.  Ask them what their favourite things are, colour, tv program etc etc.  Then ask what they don’t like and make a joke out of it.

 

 

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3. Do not rush the child

 

A child who feels rushed will generally not co-operate at all.  For example, you have an appointment or something else important to attend, the alarm didn’t wake you and you’re now running late, you’re rushing and you want your child to do everything you ask, when you ask so you are not late.  But your child is more interested in playing or anything else except doing what you ask.  You ask them to be quicker but they slow down. Sound familiar?  Creating a calm environment and allowing enough time for your child to feel more comfortable, especially in places that are unfamiliar to them are all essential to getting the photographs you want and most importantly, DON’T rush!  Good things come to those that wait so stay calm and be prepared to wait as long as necessary.

 

4. Do not pressure them

 

Children are very good at sensing things so keeping the pressure of is a must!  Children will usually do the exact opposite of what you want them too if they are feeling the pressure.  Just relax and let your child do their thing.  Give them choices so they feel like they have some control over what you are doing.  For example: Would you like to sit on the chair or the stool?  Or shall we go under that tree or in front of the hedge over there?

 

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I hope that you have gained some useful tips from this blog.  Please feel free to share your own tips and tricks and I would love to hear about any silly things you’ve had to do in the past to get that one photograph!  Please comment below.

 

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Wedding Photography FAQ's http://www.angeleyesphotography.org.uk/blog/2016/8/wedding-photography-faqs Wedding Photography FAQ's

 

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What areas do you cover and are you willing to travel?

I am based in South Petherton in Somerset.  I am right on the Dorset and Devon border so I cover weddings in Somerset, Dorset and Devon.  Anywhere within 50 miles of my studio is covered for the prices quoted.  I am more than happy to travel though if fuel costs are covered.

 

What is your wedding photography style?

I would describe my wedding photography style as being natural and relaxed.  I like to include a good mix of natural reportage photography and posed formal group and bride and groom shots which all together give you the best view of your day.  Please take a look at my portfolio to see some examples of my favourite work.

 

Whats included in your photography packages?

Every package includes the following:

  • All pre wedding meetings (at least 2) to discuss everything about your day
  • All venue visits (you are welcome to join me on these if you wish)
  • An online gallery for you to share with friends and family and order prints
  • A bespoke USB with all final images on from your day, everyone hand edited and re touched
  • All products as listed for the package

 

Do you offer Wedding Albums?

Yes!  I offer two different makes, my Deluxe range which are £250 for a 30x30 20 page book and The higher quality Graphi Studio range which start at £380 for a 25x35 20 page book.  If you book my Diamond Package then a Deluxe album plus 2 smaller parent albums are included.

 

Can you hold the date for us?

Sorry no, to be fair to everyone I cannot hold a date or pencil you in without a booking fee or signed contract. 

 

How many photographs will I receive on the USB?

​The amount of images will largely depend on the package you opt for, how many guests attend and the co-operation of the guests on the day (not everyone is willing to have their photographs taken!)  On average though, usually on a full day wedding you should expect no less than 500-600 images.

 

1, 2, 3 JUMP! - wedding photographer somerset1, 2, 3 JUMP! - wedding photography in somersetJumping for joy at All Saints Church in Merriott, Somerset

 

Will I get the option of colour or Black and White for the photographs?

Yes!  If you want me to, I can provide every photograph in colour and black and white at no extra cost.

 

Am I allowed to print the photographs on the USB and share on Facebook?

Yes!  The USB comes with printing and online usage rights for the photographs meaning you can print the photographs as many times as you like at a vendor of your choice and share them on Facebook.

 

What if my family and friends want prints from the wedding day?

​Your family and friends are welcome to order prints and any other products I offer directly from the online gallery.  All you would need to do is send them the link to the gallery and give them the password.

 

Will you organise the group shots at the wedding if we want them on the day?

Of course I am more than happy to arrange any group photographs that you want on the day.  When I do the venue visit I will find the perfect spot for all the photographs to be taken.  At our final meeting before the day, you can give me a list of all of the group photographs you would like included.  I will arrange all of the photographs on the day, I usually ask the best man to help round everyone up on the day so this is not too time consuming.

 

We don't want any group photographs, is this ok?

Yes of course!  Many couples prefer all of their photographs to be relaxed reportage style wedding photography and want all of the images to reflect the story of the day.  Group photographs are completely optional.

 

What happens if it rains on our wedding day?

No problem at all.  I have photographed lots of weddings where it has rained on the day.  When I do the venue visit I always look for indoor locations for the photographs to take place should it not be possible to get outside on the day.  Usually it's just a case of changing the time schedule slightly to fit with the better weather so for example we might wait until after the wedding breakfast to do the group photographs if it rains straight after the ceremony.

 

The guests in Church - somerset wedding photographyThe guests in Church - somerset wedding photographySomething a little different from a church wedding capturing the guests.

 

Does Angel Eyes Photography have insurance?

Yes I have comprehensive insurance cover which covers my equipment and both pubic liability and indemnity cover.

 

We are interested in booking, what happens next?

Firstly, please get in touch as soon as possible to check if your wedding date is currently free.  If it is then we will arrange a no obligation informal meeting at my studio to have a chat about your plans, look at the contract and cover any questions you may have.  

We are happy with everything and definitely want to book, what do you need from us?

Great!  All wedding reservations require a completed contract and a booking fee.  The booking fee is 25% of your overall package price and is taken off the final balance which is due no later than 28 days before your wedding date.  I can accept payment of the booking fee in cash via appointment at the studio or bank transfer.

 

What happens if we want to cancel or change the date of our wedding?

If on the rare occasion you find that you need to cancel your booking with me then I have a simple and fair policy.  The booking fee is non refundable and this is not negotiable.  A cancelation may also be subject to further charges which will be outlined on your contract.  Please note that upon booking your wedding in to my diary I would have turned down all other work for that date.  If you need to change the date a new booking fee is required to secure the new date and then if I am able to take another booking for your old date you will receive a refund of 50% of that booking fee.

 

How long after our wedding day will we receive our images?

Images are usually ready to view in the online gallery within 6 weeks of the wedding date.  Your USB will be ready shortly after that.

 

I am more than happy to answer any questions that I haven't covered here.  Just get in touch either via email or phone/text on sarah@angeleyesphotography.org.uk or 07936 146121.

 

 

 

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Newborn Photography FAQ's http://www.angeleyesphotography.org.uk/blog/2016/8/newborn-photography-faqs Newborn Photography FAQ’s

 

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When should I book my Session:

 

I only offer a limited number of newborn sessions each month so that I am able give each of these clients the best possible service and experience.  To guarantee a space for a newborn session I advise booking as soon as you can after your 20 week scan.  I will then book you in around 2 weeks after your due date.

 

My baby has already been born is it too late to book?

 

No!  Whilst I usually book clients many months in advance I sometimes have the odd space available so please don’t hesitate getting in touch even if your baby has already arrived.

 

My baby is older than your recommended age of up to 6-8 weeks is it still possible to have a newborn session?

 

Yes!  Babies are easier to pose without waking them when they are under 6 weeks but I have had some very successful sessions with babies up to 10 weeks.  Usually with an older newborn there will be a mix of awake and sleepy poses.  Sometimes with an older newborn it may not be possible to pose them in some of the positions seen in my Newborn Portfolio as they begin to develop muscle tone at around 6 weeks which prevents them from being able to be put in the positions.  There will still be lots of positions that we can do though to give that sleepy curly newborn style.  Without meeting your baby and trying the session I am not able to predict how successful the session will be though.

 

Where will the session take place?

 

Newborn photo shoots always take place at my well equipped studio in South Petherton, Somerset.

 

How long will the session last?

 

Newborn sessions can take between 2 and 4 hours so please make sure you allow enough time.

 

Close up of newborn baby's faceClose up of newborn baby's faceNewborn baby photographed at the Angel Eyes Photography studio

 

I am expecting twin's or triplets, do I have to pay more for the session?

 

No, I don't charge extra for twins or triplets.

 

 

When do I have to pay for the session?

 

The session fee is due when you book the session.  I have an online booking system which will take the payment either via paypal or credit/debit card.  Or you are welcome to book over the phone.

 

What happens if my baby arrives early?

 

Please let me know as soon as you are able to if your baby arrives earlier than expected.  I keep a few sessions free each month to allow for early arrivals so we can bring the session forward if needed.  Please note that it may not be possible to offer a weekend date though.

 

 

What happens if my baby is late arriving?

 

If your baby still has not arrived 1 week prior to the scheduled session date then please get in touch with me asap.  I keep a few sessions free each month to allow for late arrivals so we will reschedule for a later date.  Please note that it may not be possible to offer a weekend session though.

 

newborn twins cuddled up together - baby photographer tauntonnewborn twins cuddled up together - baby photographer tauntonFrankie and Freddie cuddled up together.

 

 

 

What can I do to make the session run more smoothly?

 

I have information that I send to clients with hint’s and tip’s on preparing for a newborn session, you can read this HERE.

 

Do you include a family photograph in the session?

 

Yes, the session can include a family photograph if wanted. This is limited to immediate family only (Newborns parents and siblings)

 

I would like a photograph of the baby with my older children is that included?

 

Yes, I can also include a photograph of the baby with their siblings.  Please note though that due to the length of the session, I do recommend that older children are taken home by a family member once their photographs have been taken with the baby as children tend to get bored during the session and we would need noise kept to a minimum.

 

What should we wear?

 

Keeping it simple is the best way.  Newborns are photographed tastefully nude.  The rest of the family I recommend co-ordinating your clothing with each other and I have some very good tips in another blog post HERE.

 

Cradled in the arms of Mummy and Daddy - baby photography somersetCradled in the arms of Mummy and Daddy - baby photography somersetLittle Finley safe in the arms of his Mum and Dad in my studio in Somerset

 

Do you provide the props and hats etc or do we have to bring them?

 

Yes, I provide all the props, hats and little outfits you see in my newborn portfolio.  There is no need to bring your own however if you do have something of your own you want included in the session I will be happy to try and accommodate this.

 

How many final images will I be shown at my ordering appointment?

 

Each newborn session is dictated by how well your baby settles during the session.  It is not possible to say exactly how many images you would have to choose from but I do aim for between 20-30 final images.

 

 

Can I see the photographs in black and white also?

 

 

Yes, every photograph will be shown to you in both colour and black and white.

 

 

If I buy one of the photographs in colour do I get the black and white one too?

 

No, each image is separate.  If you want an image in colour and black and white then you would need to purchase both.

 

baby lying on tummy with hands under chin - baby photographer somersetbaby lying on tummy with hands under chin - baby photographer somersetI love this angle when photographing newborn babies in this pose.

 

 

Are any photo products included in the session fee’s?

 

 

No, unless stated otherwise all of my sessions fee’s do not include photo products.  These are purchased separately once the images are ready for viewing. Access my Product Guide HERE.

 

How long will it be before the photographs are ready for viewing?

 

Images are usually ready for viewing within 7-10 days after the session date.  An appointment will be arranged with you either before your session or while you are at the session.

 

Please if you have any questions that I have not covered you are welcome to use the comments below or contact me privately.

 

Book a session

 

 

 

 

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What to wear for your photo shoot http://www.angeleyesphotography.org.uk/blog/2016/8/what-to-wear-for-your-photo-shoot What to wear for your photo shoot

 

I can't tell you how much difference this makes to the final portrait when you make really good choices for your clothing during your photo shoot.

 

I get asked this quite often and although I do send out information to my clients I wanted to have something on the website which is accessible to everyone not just my clients.

 

What we are trying to achieve:

 

  • To make the people the main focus

 

  • To flatter the subjects and make everyone look their best

 

How to make good choices:

 

  • Wear solid colours, clothing with detail like patterns and motives will almost certainly be distracting and take the focus away from the people in the portrait.

 

  • Choose 1-3 colours that match and go well together and stick with it.  For example everyone wears the same colour bottom and the same colour tops like blue jeans and white tops.  Or just make sure you all blend well, beige, cream and dusky pink are all muted tones and therefore match nicely.  We don't want one person to stand out more than everyone else.

 

  • Wear a top with sleeves to at least the elbow and bottoms below the knee or full length, we want the most skin on show to be your face not your legs or arms.

 

  • If you are not willing to go bare foot for the photo session then everyone wear black socks.  You don't want the focus to be on your feet.

 

  • Keep jewellery simple and to the minimum, too much will draw the attention from your face.

 

  • Do your hair the way you normally do it, we want the portrait to reflect who you really are and what you really look like.

 

So you can see for yourself I have added a couple of photographs below where I feel the subject has made a good choice with their clothing.

family photography somersetFamily photo shootFamily photo shoot with everyone wearing the same.

family photography everyone wearing the sameThree brothers alikeThree brother wearing the same for their photo shoot

 

Mother and daughter photo shootMother and daughter photo shootMother and daughter wearing the same clothing

Thanks for reading.  Don't forget to leave with a like and share if you can.  I would really appreciate it.

 

If you have any questions or thoughts on this then please feel free to share them below.

 

 

 

 

 

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Why you should book your Newborn Photography Session early http://www.angeleyesphotography.org.uk/blog/2016/7/why-you-should-book-your-newborn-photography-session-early Booking your newborn photography session

 

With so many things to think about buying and getting ready when you have a baby arriving it's not unusual for clients to wait until their babies have been born before they think about booking a professional newborn photo shoot. However many photographers in Somerset don't have availability for last minute newborn photography sessions since most are ready to take bookings from as early as the 20 weeks scan many sessions are already filled.  This often leads to disappointment due to lack of availability or clients not being able to book their first choice of photographer to capture their newborn in their first few weeks of life.

 

I'd say my busiest time of the year is definitely the months leading up to Christmas.  The last three years I have been completely fully booked for newborn sessions from September to December leaving no availability at all until the new year for newborn photography sessions.  I always end up turning away several clients at this time of year and with many other local photographers in the same position a lot of these clients have been unable to book a professional photographer to capture their newborn.

Baby photographer TauntonNewborn sleeping in bed with Santa and Rudolf looking over her.Newborn Dorothy sleeping peacefully on my bed prop Many of these clients that were turned away either did not think about booking their session due to all the other things that needed arranging or simply were not aware that they could book in early from their 20 week scan.  So here is a reminder to all of you lovely expectant Mum's and Dad's, if you're looking for a professional newborn photography session NOW is the time to start looking around!

newborn photographer devonMum and Dad cradling their newborn sonMum and dad captured here cradling their newborn in their arms Then comes the next problem, unless you already have a photographer in mind, who do you choose to photograph your newborn baby?  Well here's how I can help!  Listed below are a few tip and things to look out for.

 

  1. Do you like the photographers newborn work?  Many photographers have their own style.  Do you like what you see in their newborn portfolio.
  2. Does the photographer have all of the relevant insurance like public liability and indemnity insurance for their business.  You want to know they are serious about what they do.  Insurance is a must, don't be afraid to ask for proof the photographer is insured.
  3. Have they had Newborn Photography Training?  Owning a great camera and running a successful photography business does not automatically qualify someone to practice The Art of Newborn Photography.  You want someone who is an expert at posing, settling and photographing newborn babies SAFELY.  You need to be able to trust your photographer.  After all this is your newborn baby!  Ask for the trainers contact details so you can check all this out.  Your baby's safety should be the photographers number one priority.
  4. ​Check out what other clients have said about the service they received, either their website or Facebook Page should have a section where clients can leave a review which can then be viewed publicly by any potential clients.

 

None of these questions or requests should phase a photographer and they should all be more than happy to provide everything you need in order for you to have peace of mind.

More information about the newborn photography I do can be found on my website HERE.

 

Please get in touch to check availability for your newborn photo shoot.  Text me on 07936146121 to see if there are dates available for your due date.  Or feel free to give me a call.

 

Please take a look at my recent favourites from my newborn photography work.

 

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**CASTING CALL** Currently looking for Cake Smash Models! http://www.angeleyesphotography.org.uk/blog/2016/7/-casting-call-currently-looking-for-cake-smash-models Casting Call - Currently looking for Cake Smash Models

**NOW CLOSED**

 

Currently looking for two models for my Cake Smash Photography sessions.

 

Requirements of the Casting call:

 

The photo shoot will be at the reduced cost of £32.50 (half price) and will include:

 

  • A Cake smash Photography session (Full details HERE)
  • An A4 print of your choice
  • 3 Digital downloads of your choice
  • The option to purchase more products if wished from my product list

 

Happy with everything?  Ready to book?  Then please book your session using my Online Booking System.  Please use the code nuhuqega to get your 50% off.  Please remember that there are only 2 discounted sessions available.  Once these have been booked the code will stop working.

 

Please make sure that you meet the requirements of the casting call before booking as refunds will NOT be offered.  Not valid with any other offer.

 

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to get in touch either by phone or e-mail. 

 

Want to book a Cake Smash but don't meet the requirements?

 

As this is a new service I am offering a 20% discount to the first 5 clients that book in.  Please note that this will not be a casting call booking though so please see the Cake Smash Photography information page for whats included.  Use the code arejepyg on my online booking system to book with a 20% Discount.  Photo shot can take place at anytime to qualify for the 20% discount.

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Newborn baby Photographer Somerset - Angel Eyes Photography - The Watch Me Grow Package http://www.angeleyesphotography.org.uk/blog/2016/7/newborn-baby-photographer-somerset---angel-eyes-photography---the-watch-me-grow-package Newborn Baby Photographer Somerset

 

It's amazing how much babies change in that first year!  From those very first moments when you first hold your baby in your arms the time seems to speed up and before you know where you are it's their first birthday and you're wondering how that happened!

 

With the Watch me Grow Package I offer you won't miss any of those little milestone as it includes 3 sessions in your babies first year, a newborn photography session, a baby photography session and a 1st birthday photography session!

 

At the Newborn Photography Session we will capture your baby sleeping in some lovely curly poses, use props if wanted and also capture a family portrait if you want one.

 

Newborn photographer SomersetNewborn Baby Photographer SomersetDakota sleeping peacefully at her newborn session at my studio in Somerset.

At around 6-9 months babies are usually able to sit unaided and this is the ideal time for the Baby Photography Session.  At this session I will take some beautiful portraits of the baby, capturing their growing personality.  We will do a few dressed photographs, you are welcome to use any of my lovely outfits I have and we will do some classic nude portraits too.

 

baby photographer somersetBaby Photographer SomersetDakota rocking her sitting session at Angel Eyes Photography in Somerset

Then finally around the babies First Birthday it will be time for the 1st Birthday Photography Session!  These are definitely as fun as they look!  You can choose from any of my birthday outfits or bring your own, we will use my ONE letters have balloons and have bubbles at the end.

 

photographer somerset1st birthday photography somersetIt's all smiles during Dakota's super fun 1st Birthday photography session!

After every session there is the option to have a viewing appointment at my studio or have an online gallery.  You can buy as much or as little as you wish from my huge product range.

​The Watch me Grow Package is £100 saving you £40 compared with booking each session separately.

 

Take a look at this video from Elijah's Watch me Grow Package.

 

Thinking of booking a Watch me Grow Package for your baby?  Get in touch to book and check availability.  Or text me on 07936146121 with your babies due date and the words Watch me Grow.

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Somerset Wedding Photographer Angel Eyes Photography at The Manor Hotel in Yeovil http://www.angeleyesphotography.org.uk/blog/2016/7/somerset-wedding-photographer-angel-eyes-photography-at-the-manor-hotel-in-yeovil Somerset Wedding Photographer at The Manor Hotel Yeovil

 

So my Wedding Photographer Somerset Blog continues with Adam and Becky's wedding which took place firstly at St Michaels Church in Yeovil with the reception and evening to follow at The Manor Hotel in Yeovil.

 

somerset wedding photographerSomerset Wedding PhotographerAdam and Beck'y during their wedding reception at The Manor Hotel in Yeovil

 

Not every Bride and Groom is lucky enough to have a dry wedding day and Adam and Becky's wedding photography took place mainly indoors.  That said, The Manor Hotel in Yeovil has a lovely staircase, nice rooms and an undercover patio area outside of their conservatory which made for some lovely wedding photographs from their spacial day.

 

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Adam and Becky had an amazing day even though the chauffeur slipped on the steps outside the church almost knocking Becky over!  Fortunately everyone was ok though!

 

Somerset wedding photographerSomerset Wedding PhotographerOne of my favourite 1st dance images taken at The Manor Hotel in Yeovil, Somerset

 

I ended the day photographing their first dance!

 

Take a look at this lovely video I have made from their wedding photography on the day.

 

 

 

 

 

Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you're looking for a photographer for your special day.  My wedding packages start from £549 depending on how much you want covered.

 

Give me a call to arrange a no obligation informal meeting to discuss your special day.

07936146121 or 01460 240123

Alternatively you can email me on sarah@angeleyesphotography.org.uk

 

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Wedding photographer Somerset at The Shrubbery Hotel in Ilminster Somerset http://www.angeleyesphotography.org.uk/blog/2016/7/wedding-photographer-somerset-at-the-shrubbery-hotel-in-ilminster-somerset Wedding Photographer Somerset at The Shrubbery Hotel

 

I am a little late in starting my Wedding Photography blog this year.  But it's never to late to write and share Wedding Photography images 

 

This years Wedding photographer Somerset blog starts with The Western Gazette's win a wedding competition winners Alex and Lorna.

 

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Alex and Lorna were lucky enough to win an entire wedding package worth £8000.  

 

They were married at the Shrubbery Hotel in Ilminster.  The Shrubbery have recently redecorated and modernised the interior making it extra special for the lucky couple on their wedding day in Somerset.

 

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The weather was quite cold on the day but we didn't let that stop us from getting some lovely wedding photographs for them to cherish from their special day.

 

Under the gazebo at the Shrubbery Hotel in Ilminster - wedding photographer tauntonUnder the gazebo at the Shrubbery Hotel in Ilminster - wedding photographer tauntonMaking use of the new gazebo at the shruberry hotel

 

If you're interested in wedding photography in Somerset then please take a look at my packages.

 

Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.

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Give me a call on 01460 240123 or 07936146121

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rabbit naming competition winners - Somerset photographer, Angel Eyes Photography http://www.angeleyesphotography.org.uk/blog/2016/7/rabbit-naming-competition-winners---somerset-photographer-angel-eyes-photography Rabbit naming competition winners

by Somerset Photographer, Angel Eyes Photography

 

It is with pleasure that I am about to announce the winners of the competition that will win two lucky people a complimentary photography session at my studio in Somerset as well as an A4 print from that session of their choice.

 

It was not an easy task for my Son, Sol who found it a little difficult choosing a name he liked so thank you for everyones patience while the competition ran a little longer to help him to make up his mind.

 

"photographer somerset"Honey

We would firstly like to introduce Honey, she is our lovely new Mini Lion Lop bunny who is only just shy of 8 weeks old.  Honey's name was suggested by just one person.  I would like to congratulate Jane Willmott who suggested the name.  It was quite a task to find a name my son was happy with.  Please join me in congratulation Jane on winning her photo shoot and A4 print.  Jane I will be in touch with you this evening via email to arrange a convenient time for you to come and have the photography session.

 

"somerset photographer"Hazel

Secondly I would like to introduce to you all Hazel, she is our new Mini Lop bunny.  Hazel was suggested again by just the one person.  I chose Hazel as I thought it went really well with Honey and suited her quite well.  So, congratulations to Carol Vellacott who suggested the lovely name.  Please all join me in congratulating Carol who has won herself a photography session and free A4 print from that session.  Carol, I will be in touch via email to arrange the photography session with you.

 

Thirdly, if you could just remind yourself about the rules on the Rabbit competition blog please.

 

And lastly.  Thank you so much to all the lovely people who entered the competition.  If any of you that entered are interested in having a session with me, please get in touch before midnight on 6th July 2016 to receive a special discount as a thank you for entering the competition.

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sarah@angeleyesphotography.org.uk (Angel Eyes Photography - Specialist newborn photographer somerset) photographer Somerset somerset photographer http://www.angeleyesphotography.org.uk/blog/2016/7/rabbit-naming-competition-winners---somerset-photographer-angel-eyes-photography Mon, 04 Jul 2016 20:31:23 GMT
Wedding Photographer Somerset http://www.angeleyesphotography.org.uk/blog/2016/7/wedding-photographer-somerset Wedding Photographer Somerset - Angel Eyes Phtography

somerset wedding photographyAnna and Sam's somerset wedding photographyLovely image capturing some great Somerset Landscape photography with these lovely buttercup fields

Why I love being a wedding photographer in somerset

What local wedding photographer in somerset wouldn't love living and working in this lovely picturesque county?  With beautiful landscapes, country house weddings, gorgeous hotels, beautiful churches, with beaches not far away in neighbouring counties Devon and Dorset and the choice of fabulous wedding venues, what is there not to love about a Somerset wedding.  

 

I don't just love being a Somerset wedding photographer because of the location though.  I love being able to freeze those special wedding moments that my clients treasure forever, capturing the first time the Father of the Bride sees his Daughter in her wedding dress, photographing the first look from the Groom, the ring exchange, those meaningful vows, the emotion of the day, the speech, cake and first dance.  Photographing all of those final details.  I love that my wedding photography tells a story for every bride and groom that I have worked for taking them back to that day over and over.  I never get bored of being a Somerset Photographer.

 

My favourite wedding venues in Somerset

It goes without saying that the choice of wedding venues is extensive.  I love photographing weddings at any Somerset location but I have created a list below of some of my favourite wedding locations:

Hornsbury Mill

Haselbury Mill Old Bridge
The Mount Somerset Woodlands Castle Brympton House
St Audries Park Dillington House Northover Manor
Orchardleigh House Taunton School Taunton and Pickerage Golf Club

 

Also some of my favourite weddings have taken place in a Marquee in a field!

 

When should I book my photographer

As soon as you have booked your venue then you need to start thinking about everything else including your wedding photography.  With so many Somerset wedding photographers to choose from you may feel a little overwhelmed when it comes to choosing.  You may already have a wedding photographer in Taunton in mind for example or a local wedding photographer in Somerset but what will you do if they are unavailable on your wedding date?  Booking a wedding photographer that you can trust with this one time opportunity to capture your wedding day can be made easier by just bearing a few things in mind.  

  • Every Somerset photographer has their own style.  Take a look at their work, does it meet with your tastes and what you had in mind?
  • Pricing - Be wary of deals that seem too good to be true as unfortunately they usually are.  Remember your wedding photographs will last way beyond your wedding day.
  • Experience - How much do they have?  How many weddings have they photographed?  Unless you are happy to hire a new comer then you want your wedding photographer to have experience not just with the wedding photography but with the stress and time constraints of the day.
  • Insurance - It goes without saying that you should only book a wedding photographer that has all the correct insurance for their business, not only does it protect them but it also protects you and everyone that photographer comes in to contact with on the day.
  • Will the images be edited?  You want a photographer who is confident with editing wedding photographs.  Many weddings are photographed in low light conditions, you want your wedding photographer to know what they are doing afterwards when it comes to editing so that you know they are going to make every photograph the best it can be.
  • Does the photographer have backup equipment?  Should something go wrong with the photographers equipment on the day you want them to be able to provide a suitable backup to use instead.

 

I hope these tips and recommendations will be helpful to you when it comes to choosing you wedding photographer omerset.

 

Some of my favourite wedding photographs

 

 

 

If you are currently looking for a somerset wedding photographer and you have some questions, please take a look at my FAQs page.  If you would like to get in touch, please don't hesitate to give me a call on 07936146121.

 

My Wedding photography prices can be found HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Competition - Win a Photo Shoot with an A4 print of choice - Ends 4th July http://www.angeleyesphotography.org.uk/blog/2016/6/competition---win-a-photo-shoot-with-an-a4-print-of-choice---ends-30th-june Competition

 

** As my Son still cannot decide on a name, I have decided to let the competition run a few more days to get some more entries in.  Winner will now be announce Monday 4th July at 9pm**

 

So I thought that I would do something a little different in the way of a competition this time.  I know a lot of my clients don't have Facebook so running this on my Blog seemed the ideal solution.

 

So some of you know that I have been getting quite into keeping rabbits and in the beginning of July I will be getting two lovely new little girls.

 

So, the competition will be to help us find two lovely new names for them.

 

Mini Lop girl

Mini Lion Lop Girl

All you need to do is comment below (comment must be public) Leaving your name, the name you are suggesting and your email (please note that your email will only be visible to me and is required so that I can contact you if you win)

I will choose my favourite name from the suggestions for the Mini Lop girl (top photo) and my Son will choose his favourite for the Lion Lop girl (bottom photo).  If more than one person has suggested the same name then the winner will be selected at random from those suggesting it.

There are two photo shoots up for grabs both include 1 free A4 print of choice.

Entries will be accepted up until 7pm on 4th July 2016 with the winner being chosen at 9pm on 4th July 2016

 

RULES:

Only one entry per person

Entrants must be over the age of 18 (children wanting to suggest a name can get their parents to enter)

If you win then a refundable deposit is required to book the session of £20 (Sorry but there have been too many people that have messed me around in the past)

The winners will be contacted via email, if this is you please respond within 24 hours to claim your prize and book the photo shoot or it will get offered to someone else.

It is your responsibility to check your junk mail for any emails from me (you can add my email to your safe senders or contacts list to make sure my emails reach your inbox sarah@angeleyesphotography.org.uk)

Photo shoot must be booked to take place on or before 30th September 2016

​Photo shoot prize is limited to sessions that would normally cost £30.

The prize includes 1 A4 print of your choice but you are welcome to buy more products if wanted (no obligation)

Photo shoot will take place at my studio in South Petherton, Somerset

Once the photo shoot prize has been booked it cannot be rescheduled

£20 deposit will be refunded only when you attend on the agreed date and time

 

Good luck to all entering this competition and please do feel free to share with friends, family, on Facebook etc.

 

Thanks

 

Sarah

 

Photo credit to Katherine xx

 

Please note that entering the competition will automatically subscribe you to my mailing list which you are able to unsubscribe from if you wish.

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