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.