Newcastle Portraits Behind the Scenes!


Photo shoots at my Newcastle Photography studio often end with my visitors saying

“That was so fun….. but I didn’t know what to expect!”

This is what so many of my clients say to me when visiting my portraits studio for the first time. Maybe you also have wondered what getting a new headshot photo would involve. maybe you want a new online profile photo but don’t know where to start looking!

So here is some help! The full finished video my assistant Dan and I have put together for exactly this purpose. It’s a thorough look behind the scenes at a relaxed hour long Portfolio shoot in my studio in Clavering House. The hour long shoot allows for a multitude of image types, so some for Corporate Headshots some for online profiles and for keepsakes. So this video documentary will give you an insight into how my Headshot Shoot, Portfolio Photography and Press shoots work. Some people come to me for business shots for conferences, social media or a website, but also want to tag on another requirement like a dating website profile or a celebration be it a birthday, special occasion or hobby.

Gurminder Marwaha came to me for 2 requests, some corporate headshots together with some story telling portraits having been a DJ since a teen. He was kind enough to let Dan film him during our session from arrival to completion! The hour allows for time discussing accessories, colour schemes, creative lighting and ideas that you might have seen online. My client Gurminder sent me a Pinterest board of shots he’d seen that he liked and I mimicked the lighting styles of these images so that he got exactly what he came for!

I used creative lighting for the headphones and vinyl props using coloured gels and spot lights. Then a simple white backdrop for an alternative smart corporate approach for business use. The Portfolio shoot allowed Gurminder to try out both types of portrait photography- for business and for fun!

The video is aimed at anyone thinking about a new headshot and yet no idea what is involved. This video demonstrates what happens in my magical cave at Clavering house! It’s meant to break down any apprehensions, showing you are guided through the whole process: from booking and preparation to final edit and delivery.

Please do get in touch if there are questions you may have and check out my Studio Portraits page for more info here.  Or if you’d like to see the various types of Portrait Shoots I offer go to my Portrait Galleries  here 


Mothers Day Online Gift Ideas

Earlier this year I shot a series of photographs of jewellery for Pretty Serendipity in my Newcastle Photography studio here in the city centre. I thought it might be nice to shout about them on the run up to Mothers Day as these are gifts that can be made and posted to your Mumma direct- no shops, no risky business, and certainly no forgetting about her in these crazy times. My Photo Gift Voucher packs can also be purchased as a Mothers Day Gift to use when all isolation settles down and you feel safe back in the outsidyways world! More info on various packages on my pricing pages here

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Below are a selection of shots used on the updated website and a screen shot showing how my new jewellery product photography images look on the model and side by side with their own product shots. The products are beautiful and these new model shots help give a sense of size and scale that Pretty Serendipity needed. I loved working with their team, their gorgeous products AND they gave such kind feedback. I shall be looking forward to working together again in the future. Their products can be seen here Mothers Day Gifts for photoshoot in newcastle professional photography studio for all the family

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Gorgeous Family Portrait Collections!

What a totally beautiful family this was! the session was dream and the images were just fab so I thought I would put together a 9 Tile Collection to show how they can tell a story!

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You can see how coordinating the clouds of your clothing can have a huge impact! You can be super smart and come to your session wearing colours or textures that match the room where you would like to put your photos on the wall.


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Props together with a theme work really well at a photo shoot as they freeze in time a big part of family routines. Bath and bed for Maiya meant rubber ducks, fluffy slippers, PJ’s and a crushing cuddle for teddy!

For more information on our portrait packages do call 07960 338357 or email me on for package and product guides. See you soon!