Apply now for Fundraising Fridays

We're delighted to announce the launch of our new charity initiative, 'Fundraising Fridays', and we're inviting local charities to sign up. On Fundraising Fridays, usually the first Friday of every month, the studio will hold mini portrait sessions in aid of a local charity or fundraising scheme.

A four-legged model raising funds at our dog portrait mini sessions for the Dogs Trust

A four-legged model raising funds at our dog portrait mini sessions for the Dogs Trust

How will it work?

We will close the studio one Friday every month to leave the entire space free for the charity mini sessions. Members of the public can book one of the half hour portrait sessions, which will run throughout the day. Each Fundraising Friday will have a theme; we’ve got plenty of ideas from Disney princesses to pet portraits, so we’ll work with each month’s charity to find a theme that suits their cause.

How much will the charity receive?

100% of the fee from each session is donated to that month’s charity, along with 25% of any subsequent print or canvas sales and 50% of any digital image sales. So, with an average mini session fee of £40, if we can get 10 sessions booked through the day that gives a total of £400 before we even start on any subsequent, add-on sales.

What will the charity have to do?

What's really important is that the charity helps us to promote the mini sessions to their supporters. Otherwise, the mini sessions might not be booked up: our own followers on social media are highly engaged but aren't always interested in supporting a particular charity. So to get the sessions booked, it's imperative that the charity uses their own contacts, social media and email list to get the word out.

Apart from that, the charity can be as involved as they want to be. We can discuss themes, but there's no other major tasks apart from getting the message out to the charity's supporters.

How does a charity enter?

Any registered charity can apply to take part in Fundraising Fridays, apart from political charities. We are also happy to consider good causes who are currently carrying out crowdfunding. Applicants will be picked from our competition trilby at random and unsuccessful entrants can opt to be included in the draws in future months. Simply complete the form below and we'll enter you into the next draw(s).

Apply for Fundraising Fridays here

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Summer wedding photography in Llangollen

Trevor and June had one of the most romantic weddings of all - an elopement with just the two of them! They were married at the Chainbridge Hotel in Llangollen, a lovely venue which provides some fantastic opportunities for dramatic wedding photography.

The pics are lovely. Thank you again for the wonderful job you have done, it was lovely to meet you both and what a professional job you did.
— Trevor & June, married in Llangollen

The couple were married in the hotel's garden and asked to be photographed around the hotel and on the foot bridge than spans the river. Here are just a few of the final images:

A country house wedding

Abby and Piers were married at Eyam Hall, Piers' family home in the Peak District. The Jacobean manor house, with its glorious walled gardens, provided the perfect backdrop for a summer wedding. Even the Great British drizzle didn't spoil the joy of this lovely occasion!

Dear Jane and Geoff, thank you so much for your photography - you made it stress free and much nicer! Also must say that several guests commented on what a good team you were, and what charming people! Of course we agree and are very grateful!
— Abby & Piers, married in the Peak District

The couple asked us to create a mix of informal images to capture the story of their day. Here's just a small selection of their photographs: