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…

Family photo session in Richmond

This lovely photo shoot took place at the end of October last year in Richmond Park. We had already had to postpone the shoot twice due to bad weather, but it was third time lucky and we managed to find a slot of two hours where it was dry and sunny before the wind and rain picked up again. After a quick stroll from the family’s home into the park, we found the most beautiful spot surrounded by trees with yellow and gold leaves. And to make it even more perfect, there was a stag who just stood calmly to one side throughout most of the shoot, watching us while munching on grass. If you would like a family shoot in Richmond Park or one of the other lovely parks in the area, please get in touch on 07711 087636. I have some weekends free in March and April at the moment…

family photo shoot in Richmond Park


Family studio session in Kingston upon Thames

I usually spend January planning for the year ahead and researching lovely new products to offer. I’m very excited to have found some beautiful new boasting books and albums at a photography trade show last week and can’t wait to get some samples into the studio to show off. January is also a good time to catch up on blog posts – I have lots of lovely photo shoots from last year that I didn’t get round to blogging. So with that in mind, here’s a family photo shoot that took place in my studio in central Kingston. The lovely family I photographed said that they had really enjoyed the shoot, which I hope shines through in the photos. I loved it too, despite nearly having a mishap with some flying chocolate coins. However, that provoked lots of giggles so was worth it…

If you would like some up-to-date family photos in the studio, please get in touch. I have a beautiful sofa, a choice of backdrops and some lovely props (plus I’m close to lots of coffee shops, restaurants and shops  if you feel like combining lunch or a shopping trip with your shoot). I run studio shoots all year round weekdays and some weekends. And I will be running some special sessions for Mother’s Day (which is on 30 March this year). So if you think that’s something you would be interested in, please do get in touch. In the meantime, here are some of my favourite photos from the session.

Studio mini sessions in Kingston upon Thames

To celebrate the opening of my new studio in central Kingston upon Thames, I ran a series of mini sessions at the end of November/beginning of December and photographed newborns, babies, toddlers, families, teenagers and a few furry canine friends too. The  sessions were all lots of fun and I was delighted with some lovely feedback from the families involved. As she left the studio, one mum said ‘We hadn’t realised that we’d enjoy the session so much, thank you.’ Another family emailed when they had received their photos to say: ‘My husband hates having his photo taken and was sceptical about us all having a family portrait shoot. But you’ve changed his mind and we are thrilled with the photos thanks.’

So if you’re stuck for a last-minute gift idea and think that a voucher for a baby, family, pet or headshot portrait shoot – in the studio, outdoors or in your own home – might be just the answer, then please get in touch. I can design you a personalised voucher and can email it over to you (or drop it in if you live close to Kingston upon Thames). For more information please get in touch on 07711 087636 or jo@sweetheartstudio.co.uk

In the meantime, I wanted to share just a taster of the studio sessions with you… Happy Christmas!