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Family shoot in Richmond upon Thames

I am shockingly behind with posting photos from all the lovely shoots I’ve done – and I’ve just realised that I didn’t share any photos from this lovely late summer family shoot which took place in the Isabella Plantation in Richmond Park. The family were bought a gift voucher when their lovely baby boy was born, but they chose to save it until he was a bit older so that they could have the shoot in the park. It was a lovely relaxed shoot and there was lots of fun, giggles and cuddles involved… Following the shoot, the family ordered some gift prints, digital images and this stunning storyboard frame to show off their favourite images from the day (scroll right down to the bottom of this post to see it).

Autumn mini sessions 2014 – get sorted for Christmas!

Autumn seems to have well and truly got a grip now so why not get super organised and have some up-to-date family photos done in time for Christmas presents.  I run mini sessions just a few times a year and am holding some autumn mini sessions in Richmond on Saturday 1 November at 9.30am; 10.20am; 11.10am and  12 noon and in Teddington on Sunday 2 November at 9.30am; 10.20am; 11.10am and  12 noon (the crossed out times are booked already). These autumn sessions are always popular because the autumn colours are so beautiful and they look great in photos. These sessions are all booked up now, but I will be running some studio sessions in time for Christmas presents (please see below for details).

autumn mini photo sessions with sweetheart studio

How much does a mini session cost?

These autumn mini sessions cost £150. They include:

  • A 30-minute photography shoot
  • A What to Expect guide with tips on what to wear and how to prepare for your session
  • At least 15 images to choose from in a secure online gallery that will be live for 7 days
  • Five images of your choice on DVD, beautifully presented in a gift box. Having the digital version of the images means that you can print copies for family and friends etc.

The minimum you would expect to spend on a similar package with a full photography session of 1-2 hours would be around £275, so these mini sessions offer considerable savings. You will be able to buy additional digital images, frames, canvases, albums and gift prints (I will send you a full price list), but there is no obligation to do so.

Please get in touch to reserve your slot asap as the slots go quickly. I will require a £50 slot reservation fee which will be deducted from your mini session fee. Remember that if you’re a previous Sweetheart Studio customer I will include an 8x6in gift print worth £30 as a free returning customer gift or an extra digital image worth £30.

You can see more information about mini sessions here

If you would prefer a studio session, I am running some half-hour family studio sessions and some 10-minute micro Christmas themed sessions on Sunday 16 November  and on the weekend of 6 and 7 December. Keep an eye out for details or contact me on 07711 087636.

Happy Mother’s Day

Just wanted to wish all mums a very happy Mother’s Day while there are still a few hours of Mother’s Day left – even though we were all robbed of an hour of lie-in this morning because the clocks went forward;)

So, happy Mother’s Day mums. Hope you’ve had a lovely day. To mark the occasion, here’s an image from one of my latest studio shoots last Friday. It featured a lovely mum, a beautiful bump and a very gorgeous little girl. What better way to show how great it is to be a mum…

There’s just one slot left if you’d like a lovely spring mini session next Saturday morning in Richmond. The slot is at 10.30am. Please click here for further details www.sweetheartstudio.co.uk/outdoor-mini-sessions/

maternity photo shoot in kingston upon thames



5 Mother’s Day gift ideas from Sweetheart Studio

Mother’s Day is on Sunday 30 March this year – just under four weeks away. But there’s still time to treat Mum or Granny to something lovely. To give you some present-buying inspiration here are 5 great ideas for gifts from Sweetheart Studio. If you are interested in booking a shoot or mini session please get in touch asap so that I can create a personalised voucher for you to give on Mother’s Day. If you’d like to order an album or personalised Word Art picture, I will need your order by 15 March please.

Idea 1: Book a mini shoot for the family

mothers day 2014 gift idea

Why not book a mini portrait session as a Mother’s Day gift for your wife or mum? They’re a great opportunity to get some up-to-date photos of you all together and I can create a beautifully packaged, personalised voucher for the session for you to give on Mother’s Day.
I am running spring mini sessions on the morning of Saturday 5 April in Richmond Park. Each mini session lasts 30 minutes and costs £160 which includes five high res images on DVD.
For further details of the spring mini sessions please click here
If you’d prefer to book a bespoke portrait session of up to two hours on a different date and in the location of your choice please get in touch on the number below. Please call me if you’d like to chat about what type of session would suit you best before booking:
Email: jo@sweetheartstudio.co.uk Call: 07711 087636


Idea 2: Treat Mum or Grandma to a gift voucher



Any Mum or Grandma would love to have some beautiful photos taken with her children/grandchildren. But if you can’t decide between a mini session or full 2-hour portrait session and you’re not sure whether you’d all prefer a studio session or on-location shoot then a voucher could be the answer. I’ll design a personalised voucher which is beautifully presented for you to give on Mother’s Day and then you can decide what you’d like once you’ve all had a chance to discuss it together. You can put the voucher towards a full session, a mini session, a Midweek Mini studio session or a family studio portrait session. Vouchers are valid for 12 months from the date of issue. Please click here to order or call me on 07711 087636 to discuss what sort of voucher you would like and I’ll design it and send you a proof.



Idea 3: Order a mini boasting book/album from a previous shoot

mini photo album as mother

Why not treat Mum or Grandma to a mini album featuring their favourite photos from a past photo shoot with Sweetheart Studio. I have just taken delivery of these beautiful boasting books that fold out to display five 4in-square photos. Presented in a gift bag, they come in a choice of grey and white polka dots or multi-coloured dots and are perfect for popping in a handbag. You can see more images of them here 

They are lovely quality and are great value at £50 each. Please get in touch if you’d like to order one and I will upload the images from your past shoot to a gallery so that you can choose which ones you would like in the album.

Idea 4: Put your favourite photo on the wall

mothers day gift ideas 2014

It’s lovely having the digital version of your favourite images from a shoot. But it’s even better to hang them on the wall so that you see them every day. New from Sweetheart Studio for 2014 are these block prints. They are beautifully finished and ready to hang on the wall. They sit flush to the wall and look great hung in groups of three or four small prints as well as one large print. Prices start at £45 for an 8x6in block print so they are fantastic value for money.

You can see more images of them here  I have some lovely samples of the block prints so if you would like to come and see them before ordering, give me a call on 07711 087636 and pop into my studio in central Kingston.


Idea 5: Surprise Mum with a personalised Word Art picture

personalised word art gift for mum

personalised word art picture for mother
For an alternative to a photo-themed gift, how about a personalised word art picture? I have started producing Word Art prints which are beautifully framed and presented and they have proved very popular so far. Great for mums or grandmas,  you can choose from two designs for Mother’s Day.For more examples and to order please click herePlease call on 07711 087636 for information. Orders for personalised word art pictures must be received by 15 March for delivery in time for Mother’s Day.


Spring photo shoot in Richmond Park

Although it’s still freezing, the sunshine we’ve had today makes it seem that perhaps spring isn’t that far off after all. So it seemed like the perfect opportunity to share some photos from a lovely family shoot that took place last April in Richmond Park. The freezing weather we’d had prior to it meant that the daffodils were still in bloom along with all the beautiful azaleas so there was lots of lovely colour in the shoot and we spent a happy couple of hours making our way around the Isabella Plantation. The boys busied themselves jumping off logs, building dens and climbing trees so I hope that they enjoyed the shoot as much as I did. Here are just a few of my favourite photos from the session.

If you would like to book a family photo session this spring, I have some mini sessions planned for Saturday 5 April. You can see details of them here. If you’re interested please do get in touch as slots go quickly…