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Photographers Supporting Our NHS

Alan Schofield Photography are proud to be part of a national group of photographers raising funds for our NHS through Family Photography.

For a £5 donation you will receive a Family Portrait Session, which will include an upgrade of a mounted 8” x 6” print of your choice. For every booking made, we’ll match your donation, giving a total donation of £10 per booking to the NHS.

For further details click the link below, (Start) we will then contact you direct to fully explain everything, and to take your £5.00 donation, and arrange an appointment (for when we reopen)

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Newborn Art Experience

Our Newborn Art Experience sessions are something a little different and special for babies between 2 and 10 days old. More time is set aside than usual as we incorporate several different props to accommodate sleepy and settled babies, all of which takes time and patience. The Barnstaple studio will always be warm and welcoming for baby and parents alike with refreshments on hand for mum and dad. Due to babies not always arriving on time,  we will book a preliminary appointment, based around your due date in the diary so as not to miss the window of opportunity when baby does make an appearance.

We will stay in contact around due date but keep it to a minimum as we don’t want to get in the way during this very special time. Alan has many years experience in photographing babies of all ages so rest assured we will do everything to make your visit as calm and comfortable as we can and for all concerned. To discuss or book a Newborn Art Experience please call us on 01271 344480.

Passports, Visa & ID Photographs

We know how important it is to get that passport, visa or ID photograph right the first time, Alan Schofield Photography offers a quality instant photo service that only takes a couple of minutes (appointment needed Call 01271 344480) We also cover Baby and children Passports.

” Anyone who has tried to capture a passport image of baby at home or in a booth will testify as to what a hard task it can be, we ensure your baby is comfortable and positioned safely and correctly at all times “

Our photos fully comply with all regulations from the UK Passport Service to ensure that images are suitable for new biometrically enabled passports and including the requirement that adult head size is in the range 29mm – 34mm from head to chin and are Passport approved.

Our passport photographs can also be used for your bus pass, rail card, driving licence, student card, leisure sports pass, school/university card, hospital and health care cards. International passport sizes now available. We can also cover ID photos for UK, US & India plus Albania, Belize/Columbia, Canada, China, Finland, Greece, Hong Kong, Kenya and Spain. Contact us on 01271 344480 or Click https://alanschofieldportraits.co.uk/passports/ for more information.

Her Majesty’s Passport Office has introduced a way for customers to retrieve a digital photo when they apply for their passport online.

With this new easy solution, we can give customers a photo code that will be emailed to you direct with a link to apply for your passport on the ww.gov.uk website, you then put the code in to the form and the photo is automatically added for you, applying this way will be the only way soon, as the UK Government is moving to ALL renewal of passports online

Graduation Portraits

Firstly we would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you on attaining your degree, it’s a huge milestone in your life and one that should be recorded!

  No doubt your graduation ceremony has been cancelled due to the pandemic so you will be missing out on those professional graduation portraits, not to mention all the parties and the celebrations that are all part of it, we can’t help with the parties but we can help with the professional portrait. Bring your family to our Barnstaple based studio and have a choice of poses both individually and as a family. We can privide a gown and mortarboard at a small extra charge but not the sash from your designated university alternatively you can provide your own ceremonial clothing. We will only be carrying out one graduation portrait per day so that it gives us time to keep the clothing and studio cleaned and sanitised as necessary.   We aim for your graduation session to be fun, relaxed and totally stress free, no production line photography here! Parents, siblings and grandparents will be welcome, subject to the current Covid-19 government guidelines.

  We will contact you direct as soon as we have a date for reopening and can make your appointment for you along with discussing all your requirements. Unfortunately due to the current situation we find ourselves in, we will only be able to book a confirmed session from the middle of September on as there are many cancelled sessions to catch up on before then.

If you feel this of interest and you wish to book a session before we reopen (potentially from the 20th July) please contact us to pay your £40 booking fee now and you will recive an addditional £25 to spend on photographs at the studio when you come and view your images.  

If you would like to book you private Graduation Photoshoot please call 01271 344480 or complete the enquiry form below and we will call you back.

For more details click the link, or complete the form below

Rock the Box!

Rock the Box is

a great way


displaying a modern

Family Portrait

Photographing a Family in a box, is so much fun, the whole family can bring in objects/props that mean a lot to them, which helps to make these sessions flow and are more relaxed, it’s also a good way of showing size difference between the children, the sessions are covered by each child, then groups and then parents etc, all going into the Box and having fun, giving a huge choice of images for the family to choose from at the viewing, which enables them to design a finished framed print, unique to that family.

To find out more information, complete the form, and we will contact you to explain everything, you can then decide if you wish to book your session.

Session Price £49, Prints start from £50

As a thank you for completing the form below and booking your session appointment, we will give you a £25 gift voucher to spend at your viewing

Children’s Colouring Book

I have sourced a really good Colouring book for your children to work on during this “Lockdown” period.

If you would like one sent to you (you will need to be able to print it) message me with your email address.

Please share this with your family and friends, it’s free, and will be a great memory of your child’s thoughts at this time to look back on in years to come.

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Puppy’s Diary

We are thinking about offering a Puppy’s Diary set of photographs, this would cover the Puppy’s stages of 3/4, 8 and 12 months, we would professionally photograph your puppy in our Barnstaple Studio, at all the stages, from which you would choose one image from each session (you would be able to purchase other images at each stage, and include your family for photographs as well) at the end of all three sessions you would receive a framed print showing each stage of your Puppy’s 1st year, along with your Puppy’s name on it.

The normal cost for these sessions and the framed print would be £250

Special launch offer price £49

If you would like to book your Puppy’s 1st session, contact us on 01271 344480, and we will fully explain and book your 1st session.

BLOGGING TO HELP PROCESS By Claire Wallis founder of ChemoHero

We have had the privilege to meet Claire Wallis the driving force behind ChemoHero, with her permission we are sharing this her first ever blog, it is a true from the heart with a pinch of humour look at the truth behind life with Cancer.

Blog 1 done and ready to post and share when I am… please chances are Ive written this a week or two or three before posting so don’t be alarmed by what you read… my reason for waiting before posting any blog is so that I know I’m ok and you can read knowing If it’s any thing slightly more deep in emotion I’ve worked through it and come out the other side.

It also gives me a bit of personal space to be able to feel I can be honest as it’s been quite an emotional time for both Rob, Stanley and our close family and friends.

1 March 2018

As the weeks are now turning into a few months of processing my cancer is here to stay and I’m the best im going to be right now…I guess now is good time to attempt to take charge…

I’ve always hated the expression bucket list as I’m avoiding the whole kick the bucket process….however I’m wondering if by putting a Live IT list down in words it may actually help us as a family and friends group to start to live with this news that I’m not going to be here for as long as we had all hoped…

Medical discussions lead me to believe that I’ve hopefully got a few years, however they’ve also made me very aware there are no grey areas now with my cancer… it’s very much on my sternum and a little larger than first thought…. we are waiting for it to move on to its next place where they will go in aggressively with more chemotherapy as I only finished my last lot 2 years ago at the beginning of April… a treatment looking back knowing what we do now they probably would have held off… you see they can’t keep plying you with these drugs and some drugs are best used for certain areas and you kind of move up levels to put it simply….there has to come a point where they say actually this is now causing your body more stress then good and it’s time to stop…. this is called palliative treatment… they are pro longing life but attempting to weigh it up so you’ve good quality as well.

It’s very black and white for me now…. my 3 month scans will either show its spread or not…. how do you learn to live with this anxiety…

if it’s spread then life gets thrown into treatment until we can see signs it’s slowed..but what damage goes on in my body in that time is unpredictable…something many forget when you are having chemotherapy,

The major focus being on the cancer not the damage that the treatment is putting on your body to function as it get wiped out of good and bad cells.

So in hope to get my head on the living more I’m attempting to compile a list of things we hope to achieve and do….. I’ve never been one to really splash out on lavish holidays or things…. I’m such a Devon girl…. even since school I remember friends desperate to get away from North Devon ( may I add now they are all desperate to get here back by the sea!!)

I’m incredibly family orientated….to the point I keep my close circle small in a time of crisis….we close in.

So on getting news that it’s probably going to be cancer that takes me from this world….unless the famous bus knocks me down first ( not the stanley Walter ChemoHero bus tho!!).

I feel I should have the most amazing list of things I want to achieve and do…however all that’s happened is it’s made me want to stay nearer my family and friends.

On talking to my hospice nurse I felt a bit of saddo listening to myself talk about some of the things I want….

1: I want to live!!!

What else can possibly top this….. how can I possibly add any more….

The response was that I’m hunting for someone to answer this wish with an answer that I’m sadly not going to get now….have fought the disease twice under the curable bracket it’s been explained to me that it’s probably making it harder to except the non curable diagnosis now.

2: See Stanley grow up!

The feelings make me feel dizzy…I thought I was going to pass out in my living room voicing this one…I’m not going to see Stanley grow up to be a young man, meet his future children, know what job or career path he’s going to take…know him.

3…Grow old with Rob… you enter a marriage with the vows till death do us part… did we know deep down at the time as we refused this vow and said to promise to love each other till the end… words from the film ps I love you!!

Because nobody REALLY knows when the end is do they do it could be forever!.

Trying to get my head around that I’m not going to be with rob for longer than I’ve been with him…..the idea I hope he meets somebody so lovely to care for him and Stanley and know I’m no fret but will forever be with them and wishing them nothing but fun love and happiness…. yet it breaks my heart.

4…Not being there for my brother as he sees my parents age, one relief…. I won’t have to sort my dads garage out!!!

I feel lucky to be able to have seen him grow as a baby into the young man he is and know he’s succeeding in all his does….but there’s still so much I want to see him achieve.

5… Leaving my mum and Dad behind…. big lump in throat typing this one..can add no more to this just yet.

So these are the mega 5 feelings right now… (5 is my lucky number!) ones I can’t change and only hope I can keep going for as long as I can.

So the Live it list I can have some control over….

Lay a road in the early hours of the morning that’s driven over by 100s of people a day!

Ride a white stallion into the sunset.

Work at a hair salon one morning brushing the hair on the floor in 1 swift move and make cups of tea for people.

Take Stanley to Butlins, Legoland, Disneyland Paris and somewhere for some sunshine as he wants to drink a fizzy drink in a swimming pool….yes it appears he’s my strange ways!!

Go to centre parcs with all my family.

Watch John Williams orchestra play star wars music with Rob…watch his child like face watching it.

Take Stanley to watch Lion King in London and watch him watching it!!

Go away for a spa weekend with rob and actually be able to afford the spa treatments rather than just the use of the swimming pool and free sauna!!

Have a pottery day with my family.

Stay in a holiday cottage and cook a good home cooked meal and drink prossecco with my nearest and dearest for a weekend.

Sort my Garden out with a back boarder, decking area with table and chairs that look out on to the field , some veg trugs, to watch things grow. Lights in the trees and lots of pretty things.

Go to Italy and sit on one of those boat thingys that they row you along on….Gondola.

Cook sausages down on instow beach one sunny evening….. yes Westaways!!!! 56 for £10 from the Devon county show!!

Take a picnic basket, French stick, cheeses and a bottle of wine down to fremington quay and also again at landache bridge and watch the sunset.

Plan my funeral down to the last minute so I know what’s going to happen and that it’s all sorted just how I wish it to be.

Sort what’s going to happen to me after my funeral , I know a hard one….maybe something I’ll blog another day. Once done it can be put a side and I won’t need to think about it again.

So as you can see… I’m a pretty simple person….I want nothing that whisks me away for a second from my little family or friends…. all I want is to be surrounded by them.

It feels scary when you feel apart from needing to sleep a lot and getting tired very quickly that Your able to function so well and yet all it takes is 1 scan to say things have changed and suddenly your ability to do things can change as well as your time scales in life…


Credit to: Lisa from Me, Myself & I Blog and founder of ChemoHero

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New Premium Baby Portrait Scheme


We recently launched our amazing new premium baby portrait scheme
‘The Baby Portrait Club’

This offers you the chance to capture your baby’s development from birth right through to one year, with the first session being as soon as possible after your baby has been born. The consecutive portrait sittings are when your baby is lifting their head and then sitting unaided. To complete the scheme we have two options available, either a fun family portrait or something quirky like a cake smash.

If you wanted to record your pregnancy then a maternity portrait session is also available with this scheme for a £20 upgrade, this is the prefect way to record your baby’s impending arrival.

At the end of the scheme you will receive a framed memento with an image from the first three sessions. As well as this you will receive a set of six passport photographs, these can be taken at any time during the year.