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‘Harry Potter’ Cake Smash

‘Harry Potter’ Cake Smash

Many colour schemes and themes available.

‘Harry Potter’ is just one of the themed ideas we have for the cake smash photo sessions. We have other ideas and lots of colours schemes.  And most importantly, we are always happy to discuss new ideas with you.

All props shown here are ours and we include in all ‘Harry Potter’ sessions for no extra charge.  The multiple collage pic shown below is one of our 6 image multiples included in Package B.

We start our 3-in-1 Happimess sessions with the ‘I am ONE’ shoot, where we use our bright coloured o, n and e letters.  We also have our smaller cream wooden set of letters .  This is followed by the Cake Smash shoot, and then the wash off in our Tub n Bubs shoot.  The pics attached to this blog is Yusuf enjoying his Harry Potter themed cake smash and then his wash off in a vintage pale.

We are happy to discuss any theme with you and have props for many different options and can help out with new ideas when discussed in advance of your session.

Click here to view our gallery of images.  And for lots of images – go to our Facebook page:  Shy Violet Photography

Click here to view our Package Options in our Spring Sale.

A standard 9″ double layered cake, personalised with your baby’s name is included in all package options.  The Harry Potter cake as shown here is done as one of our standard cakes and therefore included in the package price.

For more info, or to book, please email: gaynor@shyvioletphotography.co.uk or call us on 01457 878689 or mobile 07810 533533

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Newborn Baby Boy at 8 days young

Newborn baby boy Oscar at just 8 days young

Our  studio is based in Woodend Mills, Springhead, near Oldham.   We have a large main studio and we have a brand NEW Newborn studio.  This new smaller studio is warmer and cozier and designed especially for Newborns.  It’s very comfortable with soft seating and fully heated 24/7 to ensure your little newborn baby is warm and snuggly throughout the session.

And did you know we can bring our studio to you?  We can create everything we do in the studio in the comfort of your own home.  All our packages can include sibling and family shots too 🙂

Our favourite time to capture your newborn baby is between 6-12 days.  Or preferably within the first 14 days from birth and we do up to 4 weeks old.  We love this very early stage, when your baby is still very sleepy and can be easily positioned into beautiful poses. The photo session will last approx 3 hours and babies usually sleep contentedly throughout, in our warm cosy environment.   These sessions allow for plenty of time for feeding and lots of cuddling.

Our Newborn Photography is up to 4 weeks young.  If you would like Bump to Baby photo sessions, we can provide a quote for both.

Please contact us for more info on our newborn photo sessions, either by email to gaynor@shyvioletphotography.co.uk or by phone on 01457 878689.

Click here to view our Newborn Gallery

Click here to view our Newborn Packages in the current Sale

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Pablo’s 1st Birthday Dog Cake Smash

Pablo’s 1st Birthday Dog Cake Smash!

Meet Pablo, this little fella just loved his cake – full of doggy treats and yummy supersweet icing … what could be better?  And what better treat to give our fur baby – be it a birthday treat, or just because we all love our doggies.   It’s great for your doggies from all ages; Puppy to ole boy or gal … A wooftastic birthday treat … or just because they deserve some seriously good fun!

We usually start the session with a few ‘clean’ portrait shots – this is like a warm up session and gets your dog used to me and the  studio.   If it’s a birthday celebration, we can incorporate numbers or blackboards depicting a message or birthday age.  You can have a few pics too with them if you wish. And then after the mini portrait session it’s getting stuck into the cake fun!

We have a cake maker who makes our cakes specifically for the doggies and these are full of treats to encourage their faces into the cake.  We recommend that you bring your own treats too as you will know what your dog likes best.

We love mess and the messier the better – And it’s our mess to clear up – so you don’t have to worry about it all!  Your children … and YOU can join in too if you like!!

We can do the wash off in the tub or pale to wash it all out of their fur but with bubbles too to make it even more fun for them and you.

Click here to take a look at our Doggy Smash Gallery

Prices are not on the website so for more info and prices, please email: gaynor@shyvioletphotography.co.uk or call us on 01457 878689

Here’s a few pics of Pablo

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The Adult Cake Smash

The Adult Cake Smash for that very special birthday celebration!

Cake Smash – many colour schemes and themes available.

This is Suzanne, celebrating her 30th Birthday with her family at one of our adult cake smash sessions!   These Cake Smash sessions are seriously good fun for everyone and so very very messy!

We start our birthday celebration sessions with a few nice clean shots – can be just you or you and your family.   This is followed by the Cake Smash shoot with a cake specially made for you!   We offer many different colour schemes and different themes.

We are happy to discuss any theme with you and have props for many different options and can help out with new ideas when discussed in advance of your session.

These photo sessions are relaxed and very very good fun for everyone.  We don’t limit how many people attend, although we can’t really fit more than 4-5 i of you on the backdrop for the photo session    They are not for those of you with OCD on cleanliness – LOL!   We love mess and the messier the better!  And it’s our mess to clear up – so you don’t have to worry about it all!

Click here to view our gallery of images.  And for lots of images – go to our Facebook page:  Shy Violet Photography

Click here to view our Package Options in our Spring Sale.

A standard 9″ double layered cake, personalised with your name is included in all package options.  You can pay more and upgrade to a Giant Cupcake / or Vintage themed cake.

For more info, or to book, please email: gaynor@shyvioletphotography.co.uk or call us on 01457 878689 or mobile 07810 533533

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Dog Grooming & Professional Photos as a complete package

Shy Violet Photography and Dogs in Curlers (professional dog grooming services) have teamed up to bring you a rather lovely & unique idea … get your dog groomed and photographed at the same time.

Join us on our ‘Pooch Pamper & Pics’ day: Sunday 19 May 2019

 

This unique event will be held on Sunday 19th May at Shy Violet Photography Studios.

Melissa from Dogs in Curlers is setting up in one of the studios where you pooch will be cleaned & groomed.  And when all done, Gaynor from Shy Violet Photography will then capture this fresh and just-groomed look in a photo session.

There is limited availability so you will need to book a slot, and drop off your dog at: Shy Violet Photography, Unit 16B Woodend Mills, Springhead, Oldham, OL4 5DR

You will get a call 15 mins before photo session is about to start so that you can join Gaynor and your dog in the studio.

The photo session will be shot on a grey backdrop and props are available if you wish.

Please let me know if you are interested in booking in and I can let you have an available time slot.  Please contact me by email to gaynor@shyvioletphotography.co.uk or by phone on 01457 878689 or mobile 07810 533533.

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Bella’s Doggy Smash!

Bella’s 2nd Birthday Dog Cake Smash!

We all love our doggies and we don’t need a reason to treat them do we?   The Dog Cake Smash is just about as good as it gets for them.   It’s great for your fur babies from all ages; Puppy to ole boy or gal … A wooftastic birthday treat … or just because they deserve some seriously good fun!

We usually start the session with a few ‘clean’ portrait shots – this is like a warm up session and gets your dog used to me and the  studio.   If it’s a birthday celebration, we can incorporate numbers or blackboards depicting a message or birthday age.  You can have a few pics too with them if you wish. And then after the mini portrait session it’s getting stuck into the cake fun!

We have a cake maker who makes our cakes specifically for the doggies and these are full of treats to encourage their faces into the cake.  We recommend that you bring your own treats too as you will know what your dog likes best.

We love mess and the messier the better – And it’s our mess to clear up – so you don’t have to worry about it all!  Your children … and YOU can join in too if you like!!

We can do the wash off in the tub or pale to wash it all out of their fur but with bubbles too to make it even more fun for them and you.

Click here to take a look at our Doggy Smash Gallery

Prices are not on the website so for more info and prices, please email: gaynor@shyvioletphotography.co.uk or call us on 01457 878689

Here’s a few pics of Bella who came to the studio to celebrate her 2nd Birthday.

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‘Harry Potter’ Themed Cake Smash

‘Harry Potter’ Themed Cake Smash …

Cake Smash – many colour schemes and themes available.

Our Happimess / Cake Smash sessions are seriously good fun for everyone and so very very messy!

We start our 3-in-1 Happimess sessions with the ‘I am ONE’ shoot, where we use our bright coloured o, n and e letters for these sessions, .  This is followed by the Cake Smash shoot, and then the wash off in our Tub n Bubs shoot.  We offer many different colour schemes and different themes.  The pics attached to this blog is Yusuf enjoying his Harry Potter themed cake smash and then his wash off in a vintage pale.

We are happy to discuss any theme with you and have props for many different options and can help out with new ideas when discussed in advance of your session.

These photo sessions are relaxed and very very good fun for everyone.  We don’t limit how many people attend, although 4-5 is probably enough as more can be too overpowering for your baby.    They are not for those of you with OCD on cleanliness – LOL!   We love mess and the messier the better!  And it’s our mess to clear up – so you don’t have to worry about it all!

Click here to view our gallery of images.  And for lots of images – go to our Facebook page:  Shy Violet Photography

Click here to view our Package Options in our Spring Sale.

A standard 9″ double layered cake, personalised with your baby’s name is included in all package options.  You can pay more and upgrade to a Giant Cupcake / or Vintage themed cake.    We also hire outfits at either £5 or £7.50 with a hat.

For more info, or to book, please email: gaynor@shyvioletphotography.co.uk or call us on 01457 878689 or mobile 07810 533533

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The Dog Cake Smash!

The Dog Cake Smash Photo Shoot!

 

We all love piccies of our pets!  So hows about The Dog Cake Smash … something different to a regular portrait photo session for our pooch?  We just LOVE the Doggy Cake Smash!   It’s great for your fur babies from all ages; Puppy to ole boy or gal … A wooftastic birthday treat … or just because they deserve some seriously good fun!

We can start the session with a few ‘clean’ portrait shots and if it’s a birthday celebration, we can incorporate numbers or blackboards depicting a message or birthday age.  You can have a few pics too with them if you wish.  But then after the mini portrait session … move onto the Doggy Cake Smash.

Our cakes for the doggies are specially made for these sessions, full of doggy treats to encourage their faces into the cake.   When is your fur baby ever going to have the chance to get really stuck into a cake like this again?  And we mean really stuck in!!  We love mess and the messier the better is our sessions.  And it’s our mess to clear up – so you don’t have to worry about it all!  Your children … and YOU can join in too if you like!!

And we can do the wash off in the tub or pale too to wash it all out of their fur but with bubbles too to make it even more fun for them and you.

Click here to take a look at our Doggy Smash Gallery

Prices are not on the website so for more info and prices, please email: gaynor@shyvioletphotography.co.uk or call us on 01457 878689

Here’s a few pics of Heidi, who’s mummy just bought her the session as a treat for being such a good doggy!

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Enjoy your Family Photo session – forget about the camera!

We ensure YOU all enjoy your Family Photo time!

And we have our gallery of images to prove this … see link below.

Our studio is in an old mill in the heart of Saddleworth (near Oldham).   It’s large but it’s warm and relaxed – a very informal studio environment for your family photo session.

At Shy Violet Photography, we have some great & creative ideas for your  family photo session and your for your little ones.  And we enjoy the more informal and fun side of family photography … so casual clothes are a must.  You can always  ask us for advice on what to wear and bring a selection if you wish as there is plenty of room to change.

Maybe your little ones have a hobby, something they can’t live without that would add to the family photos –  we have lots of colourful props but you are welcome to bring your own too.

We are very lucky to have some wonderful woodland behind our studio with streams and little bridges which make great outdoor shots, and the woods lead to a huge field full of wild buttercups late spring and early summers … and take advantage of these on a fine, dry day.

We just love lots of bright colours to add to the fun and can create something bespoke for you either with our own ideas or with yours.

CLICK HERE to view our Gallery of Family Portrait Images.

For more information or to make a booking call : 01457 878689 or 07810 533533 Portrait photo of brother and sister - big heart sunnies - by Shy Violet Photography - professional photography in Oldham

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Out Door Family Photos

We can offer great out door pics too for your family photos …

And we have our gallery of images for you to see for family photos  … see link below.

Our studio is in an old mill called Woodend Mill in the heart of Saddleworth (near Oldham).   It is literally at the end of a wood … and we use this wood for fabulous out door family photos.

We have a large studio at Shy Violet Photography which is fantastic for a family session,  but in the spring and summer, with warmer dry weather, it’s always fab to get some out door pics too.   Our wood has little streams and bridges and leads to a huge field full of wild buttercups in the spring and early summer.

We can combine a studio shoot with a woodland shoot – weather permitting of course 🙂  And all  children love the adventure of the woods don’t they?

We can offer family photos for you in your own garden too on a nice dry day.  And ‘Dovestones’ Reservoirs are right on our doorstep too – so we really can optimise on the out door family photo session for you.  Call us for more info.

Our packages are based on family sessions at the studio, but if you would like us to come to you, please call or email for a price.

CLICK HERE to view our Gallery of Family Portrait Images.

For more information or to make a booking call : 01457 878689 or 07810 533533

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