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Genuine Smiles with every Family Photo Session

We can promise you Genuine smiles and laughter in every Family Photo session!

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.

We have some lovely ideas for your  family photo session and your for your little ones.  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.

The white backdrop still provides a very clean and modern look to your family photos, but we have many colours that we can introduce to the session too.

In addition, we can offer you  what we call a combination session.   We can offer you a combination of Family Photos in the studio with exterior woodland family pics.    OR you can combine a family photo session with a Little Miss & Mr Vintage session … OR ‘Bubbles’ … we have lots of other great ideas.  Contact us for more info.

We  have wonderful woods 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.

CLICK HERE to view our Gallery of Family Portrait Images.

For more information or to make a booking call : 01457 878689 or 07810 533533 family photos, family photographer, childrens photos, doggy portraits, oldham, manchester childrens photography, child photography, family portraits, family photos, oldham, northwest, manchester family photos, family photographer, portrait photography, oldham, northwest, greater manchester Portrait photo of 2 babies in onesies, by Shy Violet Photography in Oldham Portrait photo of girl hugging her big brother, by Shy Violet Photography - professional photography in Oldham Clowns portrait photo by Shy Violet Photography - professional photography in Oldham Guitar singing portrait photo by Shy Violet Photography - professional photography in Oldham Portrait of a family in a cornfield, by Shy Violet Photography - Professional photography in Oldham

 

 

Newborn Matilda & her Family photos

Newborn baby girl Matilda at 10 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.

This is baby girl Matilda at 10 days with her family and their chosen pics from their Newborn photo session attached to this blog.

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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Genuinely Enjoyable Family Portrait Photography

Genuinely ENJOYABLE Family Portrait Photography …

We have created a very informal, warm and relaxed studio environment for your family portrait photo session.  Somewhere where you and your family will immediately feel at ease… So much so, that very quickly into the session, you will forget there is a camera there!

We have some creative ideas for your  family portrait pics and your for your little ones. We enjoy the more informal and fun side of family photography … so casual clothes are a must.

The white backdrop still provides a very clean and modern look to your family photos, but we have many colours that we can introduce to the session too.

In addition, we can offer you  what we call a combination session.   We can offer you a combination of Family Photos in the studio with exterior woodland family pics.    OR you can combine a family photo session with a Little Miss & Mr Vintage session … OR ‘Bubbles’ … we have lots of other great ideas.  Contact us for more info.

We  have wonderful woods 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.

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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Children’s Vintage Photography

Children’s Vintage Photography

We have many Photography ideas for your little ones … and our Children’s Vintage Photography themed images  are just one of these …

Our ‘Little Miss & Mr Vintage’ Baby Photography starts from 6 months (or when your little one is able to sit up unaided).  And then suits children up to about 11/12.

We give you the option to either book a Little Miss or Mr Vintage session OR Book a Family session and combine the two.

click here to see our Vintage gallery of images

We have a choice of backdrops and have just introduced The Vintage Teddy Bear’s Tea Party.  Please see a few pics of Scarlett, aged 3 having great fun with the teddies.

We also do a vintage theme for newborn babies – some of these can be seen here in our newborn image gallery

AND we also do Vintage themed cake smash sessions for the 1st birthday – click here to see gallery of cake smash images

Contact Gaynor by email on:  gaynor@shyvioletphotography.co.uk or call us on 01457 878689 or 07810 533533

 

Vintage Photography for Babies & Children

Vintage Photography for Babies & Children

We have many Photography ideas for your little ones.  Our Vintage themed images for your baby or children are just one of these …

Our ‘Little Miss & Mr Vintage’ Baby Photography starts from 6 months (or when your little one is able to sit up unaided).  And suits children up to about 11/12.

We give you the option to either book a Little Miss or Mr Vintage session OR book a Family session and combine the two.

click here to see our Vintage gallery of images

We have a choice of backdrops and have just introduced some new authentic vintage props:  a dress, a pram and some teddies – which can be seen in the pics attached to this blog.

We also do a vintage theme for newborn babies – some of these can be seen here in our newborn image gallery

AND we also do Vintage themed cake smash sessions for the 1st birthday – click here to see gallery of cake smash images

Contact Gaynor by email on:  gaynor@shyvioletphotography.co.uk or call us on 01457 878689 or 07810 533533

 

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1st Birthday Cake Smash

1st Birthday Cake Smash

We call our Birthday Cake Smash our 3-in-1 ‘Happimess’ Session and this is a very special & messy celebration of the milestone 1st Birthday

We start our 3-in-1 Happimess sessions with the ‘I am ONE’ shoot, where we use our coloured o, n and e letters.   This is followed by the Cake Smash shoot, and you can choose a colour scheme,  pompoms, balloons and bunting at the start of your session (or this can be discussed on booking).  This is then followed by a wash off in our baby roll top bath with bubbles – see Darcie’s great fun pics attached to this blog.

These photo sessions are very relaxed and exceptionally good fun for everyone.  We don’t limit how many people attend, although 4-5 is probably enough because more can be too overwhelming 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  

A standard 9″ double layered cake, personalised with your baby’s name is included in ALL package options. You have a choice of many colours and we can colour co-ordinate cake decorations to your chosen cake smash outfit.  OR yYou can pay more and upgrade to a Giant Cupcake / or Vintage themed cake.  Click here to view our Cakes

Click here to view our Package Options in our current sale.

We also hire outfits from £5.00 – £7.50 to hire – on same page on the website as our cakes.

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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Doggy Cake Smash

Treat your fur baby to a Doggy / Puppy Cake Smash Photo Shoot!

 

Does your fur baby deserve a treat like no other?   The Doggy Cake Smash is for all ages from puppy to ole boy or gal … A wooftastic birthday treat … or just because they deserve some seriously good fun!

These photo sessions are where your fur baby can really let themselves loose on a big beautiful cake made especially for them with their name on … and where they can make as much mess as they like:  Does it get any better than this?

Our cakes are specially made for these sessions, full of doggy treats to encourage their faces into the cake.  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.

Our cake smash sessions are not for the feint hearted or those with OCD on cleanliness – LOL!   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!!

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

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New for Newborns 2019

Some of our NEW ideas for your Newborn babies for 2019

We are always updating our new and creative ideas for Newborn babies.  We love the natural images but we specialise in the more creative side to Newborn Photography.

And For early 2019, we have introduced our  New Hand-Drawn image range and some other new ideas for boys and girls. Images attached to this blog below.

Or click on this link to our Newborn Gallery Page 

Our  studio is based in Woodend Mills, Springhead, near Oldham, we have a large main studio and we have a brand NEW Newborn studio, which 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 all these and more from 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 8-12 days… or preferably within the first 14 days from birth, 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.

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NEW Concept in Newborn Photography

INTRODUCING OUR NEW Hand Drawn Image range for Newborn Photography

We are always looking for new and creative ideas for Newborn Photography.  And we’d like to introduce our New Hand-Drawn image range we are building on for January 2019. Images attached to this blog below.

Or click on this link to our Newborn Gallery Page 

We have a wonderful studio based in Woodend Mills, Springhead, near Oldham, which is large is size but created to make you feel comfortable and fully heated to make your little newborn comfortable too.  And did you know we can bring our studio to you?  We can create all these and more from the comfort of your own home.

With Shy Violet Photography you have the advantage of lots of natural images, but all our packages include as many props as you like at no additional charge.  The price you pay for your package includes all editing and retouching – there is no more to pay unless you want to upgrade after you’ve seen all your beautiful images.  Click here to view January Sale.

All our packages can include sibling and family shots too 🙂

Our favourite time to capture your newborn baby is between 8-12 days… or preferably within the first 14 days from birth, 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.

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Fun Fun Fun Family Photos

Fun Family Photography and so much more!

Are you looking for family photos, toddler or baby photos?

Take advantage of our January SALE packages – all excellent value for money!

We have created a very informal, warm and relaxed studio, where you and your family will immediately feel at ease, and developed a family ‘friendly’ photo session that will almost distract you from the camera and flash lights.

We have some creative ideas for your  family pics and your for your little ones – see the link to our gallery of images below.  We also have wonderful woods behind our studio, and take advantage of these on a fine day to create wonderful outside images.

CLICK HERE to view our Gallery of Family Pics.

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

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