We’re now on Facebook!

As a new way of keeping all our customers informed of what is happening with regards to baby portraits we have started a Facebook page. This will run like the blog but allow feedback in the way of comments. To read this page or join as a fan please go to

Baby Facebook page 

Christmas Portraits

With Christmas just around the corner now is the time to be thinking about booking your family portrait. Weekends are the most popular time for family portraits so you will need to secure your date in our diary as soon as possible to ensure that your photohgraphs are ready in time for Christmas.

Here are a few examples of some special offers for Christmas:

Portrait sitting and one framed 10×8 print £60
(normal price £75)
Portrait stting and one framed 16×12 print £115
 (normal price £145)
Portrait sitting and one framed 20×16 print £140
(normal price£175)

We also have lots of three for two offers available on standard reprints.

Gift Vouchers are also a great idea for Christmas presents, prices start from £25.

         

West Buckland School Prom 2009

West Buckland’s Year 11 pupils held their annual Prom at the High Bullen Hotel, Chittlehamholt on Tuesday evening. Guests arrived in style in various cars ranging from vintage soft tops to modern day sports cars. Due to the very warm weather conditions much of the time was spent outside before the evening got into full swing. After photographing couples arriving and groups of friends I took everyone up to the first tee for a large group photo. Once the meal was over everyone took to the floor and danced the night away.

To view the entire set of images from the West Buckland Prom click here


Family Portrait Club

Due to the succes of Emma’s Diary we have just introduced a new scheme called the Family Portrait Club. This offer consists of a portrait sitting at our studio and a complimentary 10×8 print (normal cost £55). Photographs of the family all together and individually can be taken at the session and the images viewed and selected on our large screen a few days later. Once a member of the Family Portrait Club any future sittings will be exempt from the £25 sitting charge. For more details call in to the studio at Bear Street or phone 01271 344480.

Easter Portrait Update

With Easter just around the corner, baby portraits seem to be as popular as ever with around twenty sittings a week booking into our studio in Bear Street, Barnstaple. We have been as busy during the first three months of this year as we were in the lead up to Christmas!

We have photographed three sets of twins up to now which does prove to be quite demanding at times but also a lot of fun too! Our diary is currently booked for three weeks in advance, so ring now to book your Easter portrait sitting 01271 344480.

Nikki & Justyn’s wedding celebration at the Cedars Hotel

Saturday 7th February 2009

Newly weds Nikki & Justyn were joined by family and friends on Saturday evening as they celebrated their wedding which took place in Cuba on November 8th.
Eighteen close family and friends spent two weeks in Cuba but unfortunately caught the tail end of a hurricane on the evening of the wedding! Everyone got dressed up again this weekend and celebrated with more family and friends but this time they had the snow to contend with!

To view the entire set of images from Nikki & Justyn’s wedding celebration click here

Emma’s Diary update

We have been running the Emma’s Diary scheme for about six months now and thought it might be a good idea to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about how it all works.

It can’t really be free surely it must be a con?
If you return the reply card within the stated time (normally two weeks from receipt of the information) registration is free, if you join after that date the cost is £25. You are invited to the studio for a sitting at four to six monthly intervals over the course of the year. You will be able to choose one image from each sitting to be presented in a framed triple folio at the end of the year, free of charge. Additional prints may be purchased at any time but you are under no obligation to do so. Reprint prices start from £10.

How long does each sitting take?
We allow approximately 45 minutes for the first sitting and a little less for the second and third. The photography takes between 10 and 20 minutes, the rest of the time can often be spent getting your baby changed, fed, settled etc.

Can I also bring my other children along to be photographed?
Yes, that’s absolutely fine as long as you realise that the free framed folio only applies to the new baby. Photographs of older brothers and sisters or other family members can be taken at the same time but prints have to be purchased separately.

I have just received my Emma’s Diary information but my baby is already over six months old, is it still worth me registering?
We receive details regarding new babies from the Lloyds Pharmacy group but sometimes the information can be up to nine months old. If your baby is already past the newborn stage we can still cover a year’s development but it just means that it will have started a little later than usual.

We hope that you have found this information helpful but if you have any more questions please do not hesitate to contact us on 01271 344480 or email alan@alanschofieldphotos.co.uk.

Family members gather to celebrate a very special Birthday

Three generations of Mrs Lilian Coates’ family came together at the weekend to celebrate her 90th birthday and some travelled from as far away as Canada to join in the celebrations. The whole family came to the studio for on Monday morning for a large photo shoot to remember the special occasion. After the formal shots everyone changed into something a little more casual as their hobby/pastime clothes which ranged from hockey and football strip to golf and cycling outfits!

To view the entire set of images from Mrs Coates’ 90th celebration click here

Vi’s 100th Birthday

I was delighted to be asked to photograph a very special birthday party last Saturday. It was Mrs. Violet Pye’s 100th birthday and what a party it turned out to be! Vi who is a resident at Norah Bellot Court was joined by her family and fellow residents and their families for celebration which went on nearly all day. After an extra special lunch everyone joined in with a sing song before Vi cut her 100th birthday cake and showed off her telegram from the Queen.

To view images from Vi’s 100th birthday party click here

Portrait update

Here are some shots from just a few portraits taken in the run up to Christmas. Despite the current economic climate we have been busier than ever this year photographing approximately ten portraits a week. January has got off to a good start with the same amount of bookings each week including Saturdays and Sundays which are fully booked now until the beginning of February.