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23 Oct 2015

Christmas Portrait Promotion

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Limited availability

Have a studio portrait of your family, choose your favourite photograph and get 10 Christmas Cards, all for only £29.

On-line booking

If you use the link below, you can choose your own time in our diary, and confirm your booking:

Book your portrait now.

You will get confirmation of the booking, and a reminder by text and or e-mail, the day before.

The Portrait Experience

Having a portrait done is an important part of your family history and will become a treasured heirloom. Therefore it is important that the photography, viewing, and product choice is handled well.

We are proud of the experience we offer, and we want to make it as easy and enjoyable as possible.

The steps are:

  1. Book your portrait session in our diary using this link: http://aberdeenphoto.com/contact-us/book-appointment/
  2. Receive and complete the portrait booking form
  3. Come to the studio for a fun session
  4. Book your viewing appointment using the on-line diary
  5. See your images at actual size, framed, and visualised in room settings or your own wall (if you supply a photograph), and choose from amazing products
  6. Collect your portraits 7-10 days after the viewing

 

Two types of Christmas Cards

The Christmas Cards included have a slip in 6×4 print which is easily removed to have as a keepsake.

They have space for you to write your message, and they are 7×5 inches and can be posted as a normal letter.

Christmas Cards

Alternatively you can upgrade to beautiful high quality printed 6×4 cards, supplied with envelopes.

Christmas Cards

No obligation and no catch

Book a portrait session and we will take the photographs in our beautiful custom designed studio. You will be invited back to view them and you can choose your favourite images.

There is no obligation to buy, but of course, we hope you will love the images and choose from our incredible range of products.

We have some amazing offers, including:

BUY 2 GET 1 FREE ON ALL DESK AND WALL PORTRAITS
CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR PORTRAIT SITTING !

If you want more information, e-mail Neil, or call us on 01224 877 499.

 

8 Apr 2015

Fantastic range of books from Graphistudio

Italian design and beautiful quality staring at an unbelievable £175 including presentation box

We can offer outstanding books for every event:

  • Portraits
  • Baby book
  • Wedding books
  • Party books
  • Private and corporate events
  • Family history books using your old photographs
  • Golf days
  • Engagement portrait books
  • Wedding signing books (beautiful paper suitable for signing)

We can even create books with your own photographs – we have created beautiful books combining wedding photographs taken abroad with the family and party photographs taken by us locally. Whether it is your family history or a once in a lifetime holiday, we can enhance the images and create something special to treasure and pass on to your family.

We are working on a book of a trip to Florida for a client to give to his 8 year old daughter – what price do you put on memories?

The images below show books of all sizes and include signing books (printed on special paper that can be written on) with engagement portraits, a long service awards event for Dril-Quip, properties, products, portraits, and of course weddings.

With the amazing range of sizes, finishes, colours, and prices, there is something for everyone and every budget. If you have anything that you want to commemorate or treasure, contact me to discuss creating a unique book.

From 20x20cm to 50x40cm and from 10 pages to 350 pages – there is something for everyone!

 

30 Mar 2011

Amazing Groupon Offer!

We have an amazing offer on Groupon today and there is less than 8 hours to take advantage of it. For only £29, you get a full studio portrait session with changes of clothes, and backgrounds, a viewing session and either a beautiful framed 8×6 print or a really novel keepsake book with 10 images.

The framed print is a heatsealed print which is much better than using glass, and you can choose between a black or silver frame.

We are taking some amazing portrait shots and of course we hope you love the images enough to buy more prints but there is absolutely no obligation.

Do not miss this offer – it ends in less than 9 hours.

We look forward to welcoming you to the studio.

25 Feb 2011

Colin Montgomerie at Malmaison

Fund raising night for Maggies at Malmaison

After being at Deeside Golf Club, Colin was going to Malmaison on Queens Road for a champagne and canapé evening to promote the Maggies appeal. The evening hosted by BBC sports commentator, Rob McLean heard Colin Montgomerie and Colin Welsh (Chairman of the appeal committee)  explain why a Maggies centre is so important for Aberdeen. Click here to see how much their centres can help suffers and their families, and click here for more information on Monty’s Maggie’s appeal.

The committee had kindly invited Sandra and I as guests. When I got my invitation, I noticed that there were 10 raffle prizes of a photograph of Colin with the Ryder cup. I accepted the invitation and emailed asking if they had arranged the photography and offered to do this free of charge, and my offer was accepted. Malmaison Set up a room for the photography and all the prize winners came up and got their photograph taken and they will get a print sent to them. The photograph above is of Colin and Andy Roger, the General Manager of Malmaison in Aberdeen. Malmaison and Andy have been great supporters of the appeal and last year Andy and a team of  Mal staff walked 164 miles covering both the West Highland Way and the Great Glen Way. Click here to read more.
 

Sandra was with me, and took the opportunity to get her photograph with Colin and the Ryder cup.

Click here to see all the prize winners and shots of the famous Ryder Cup.

16 Feb 2011

Group Portrait in the Studio

Harley and Friends

David had a group of 7 girls in the studio a few weeks ago. Harley wanted a portrait of her friends before leaving for Spain. David had the music on and there was lots of laughter coming from the studio and the girls had great fun.

Our Studio is big enough for a group of 7 but on a 12 ft background, it can feel "claustrophobic" keeping a group contained to the background. Before the sitting, David and I spent some time chatting about the group shots and looked at the work of Babak, a photographer in Toronto. He had a nice group that we both liked but when we studied it, we realised that it had been created by combining individual shots. David tried this out with the girls and then combined the 7 shots using Photoshop to create a nice group with the advantage of choosing the best shot of each girl.



			
			
		
13 Feb 2011

Box Frames

Portrait of Miller Giles

Two weeks ago, David was talking to me about a portrait sitting where the little boy was not at his best so he arranged a second sitting and he got much better shots, the second time round. I did not realise until the viewing that the sitting was for Wendy and Bruce, who’s wedding I photographed in 2007. (Click here to see their album).

At the viewing there were several shots of Miller that Wendy and Bruce liked so instead of one large portrait, David suggested 3 box frames to hang together. and prepared a visual to show how this would look. Wendy and Bruce decided to go with this idea and less than a week later, the box frames were ready to collect.

They looked fantastic. The very narrow black moulding against the black background gives a very minimalistic look but the 2 inch deep moulding gives the depth and looks great without distracting from the image. As the shots were full frame, a smaller size was more appropriate but three of them together will create a very impressive wall display.

 

The day after the portraits had been collected, David got a nice email from Wendy and Bruce – see below

Good morning David,

Just a quick e-mail to let you know that we are delighted with the
pictures. They look amazing.

Thanks again.

Bruce & Wendy

We are currently working on a product brochure that we will give to all clients so they can see all the different presentation ideas there are – canvasses, box frames, acrylics, metal prints, beautiful frames, etc. If we can arrange it, we will photograph how our clients use our images in their homes, and possibly we will include the portraits of Miller on Bruce and Wendy’s wall.

12 Jan 2011

Will’s Dr Who Shoot

Portrait of Will Evans

David’s first portrait of the New Year was of Will Evans. It had been booked before Christmas but Will had flu so it was re-scheduled for Saturday. When Will’s Mum, Morag, booked the sitting, David chatted to her about Will and his interests and found out he was a big Dr. Who fan.

David did a bit of homework and did lots of Dr. Who poses and Will had great fun and after the sitting Morag left a nice message for David on Facebook – see below

Although the Dr. Who shots were great fun, there were other more traditional poses taken. A slideshow presentation of the shoot is below. 

 

9 Dec 2010

Portrait packages

Portrait Package Gift Vouchers

Family Sessions Packages
Each session is 60 minutes at our Studio.
These sessions book quickly, so contact us soon to hold your spot.

When booking you’ll be asked to choose a package.

We offer two packages for Sessions:

20×16 Package ( £275 )
60 Minute Session
20×16 Canvas Wall Portrait
Two 8×6 Framed Desk Portrait
£443 Reduced to £275

30×24 Package ( £350 )
60 Minute Session
30×24 Canvas Wall Portrait
Two 10×8 Framed Desk Portrait
£568 Reduced to £350

 

To get a personalised voucher for something very special, email David or phone us on

01224 877 499

9 Dec 2010

Box Frames

Box Frames

Box frames are not new and I have sold them in the past. We did not have samples on display so David ordered a large one for the wall (24x20inch) and a smaller one (12x12inch) that can stand or hang. Since putting these on display, we have sold lots of them and they look fantastic. They come in sizes from 12×12 to 60 inches.

They are available in a range of colours  – black, beech, wenge, oak, gold, silver, bronze, or gunmetal. They look good in any decor – traditional or modern.

The very narrow border is a simple presentation not unlike canvas but the 2 inch depth looks great on the wall or the smaller ones standing on a unit. You can choose a contrasting colour or in the example below, a black background with the black frame make a very nice simple classy presentation.

David had a brother and sister – Mikaela and Mitchell Megginson in for a portrait. Football fans will recognise Mitchell as he plays for Aberdeen. He took some great shots and they have selected four box frames to display together on the wall – see below. I think this will make a great feature in the family home and I am looking forward to seeing these when they get delivered.

The box frames are more expensive than canvasses but we have great prices on these before Christmas or for a voucher if you want to give a very special gift. They start at £95 for a 12×12 and larger wall sizes start at £295. We have samples in the office that you can see at the sitting or viewing appointment.

9 Dec 2010

Andrew Palmer & Associates

Group and head shots for

Andrew Palmer & Associates

A fairly typical job where the requirement was for a group shot and a head shot of everyone. The only difficulty was that there was no where in the office to take the shots so I had to use the entrance but there was a logo of another company on the door and door closers etc. but this is where Photoshop is a godsend and we removed all the distracting elements.

I set up a background in the entrance and used a soft box and the daylight from the door as a fill light and worked with my favourite lens – the 70-200 f2.8 VR11 to get the head and shoulder shots of everyone. We put them all on-line (click here) later the same day so they could choose the best ones for each person. Even although this is not always popular with staff, I got an email the following morning confirming they were happy with the images.

"Morning Neil,
Thanks for your time yesterday; the pictures are really nice…..
Cheers
Ismail"

Taking photographs to "put a face to a name" on a company website is something we do a lot. If someone new joins the company, we make sure we use the same background and match the colour balance to keep everything consistent. We also create management boards for display in reception area. I am amazed how many very amateur versions of this I see, even for very large companies who are normally very conscious of their branding and image. If this sort of thing might be useful for your company, please click here to email me for a quote

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