15 April 2015

Book your spring portrait session in the bluebells near Ashridge

I am running a special 'Portraits in the Bluebells' promotion over the first Bank Holiday weekend of May.

The promotion is for families or individuals who would like a location based portrait session held in the bluebell woods around Ashridge (just outside of Berkhamsted). The portrait mini-session will last around half an hour to 45mins and will take in an enchanted bluebell wood that has been selected to give a lovely backdrop to the spring colours that this season brings. Kids will be able to explore the carpet of bluebells, peep out from behind trees, little girls can don their fairy wings and generally enjoy doing what kids do – playing and having fun!

Why not let me capture your family in this natural, relaxed way whilst you take in the amazing sights and scents of the picturesque bluebell woods?

Children exploring the bluebell woods around Ashridge. © John Wood Photography

Children exploring the bluebell woods around Ashridge. © John Wood Photography

Here is a slideshow of a shoot taken up at Ashridge as well:

For individuals wanting some photos of themselves – perhaps as a present for loved ones or families, this is an ideal opportunity to get something different to what you would usually give.

A couple enjoying the bluebells around Ashridge.  ©John Wood Photography

Perhaps you even want to treat a special person or loved one to a photo session. Why not book a slot for them with me now?

'Portraits in The Bluebells' – Promotion Details:

• Dates: Saturday 2nd and Monday 4th May (weather and bluebell flowering permitting)

• Location: Ashridge Estate, nr Berhamsted. Full details of location to meet sent on booking

• Time slots available (Saturday 2nd): 09:15, 10:00, 10:45, 11:30, 12:15, 13:45, 14:30, 15:15, 16:00. (Monday 4th): 09:15, 10:00, 10:45, 11:30, 12:15, 15:15, 16:00. Please note: Sessions start promptly at time selected (arrive early if you can!)

• Cost: £60 (Full amount required at time of booking)

• What you get: 5 high resolution images on CD for you to make your own prints from. (The value of the CD of images alone is £100, so this is a great offer). Copyright of the images is retained by the photographer but you will be granted a perpetual license to obtain your own prints etc for non-commercial uses.

• Other options: Additional high resolution digital images are available, as are items such as framed prints, canvases and photobooks at my prevailing rates.

Contact me by email or phone me on 07941 758887 to secure your session now.

12 April 2015

Hertfordshire children's studio portrait shoot

I had a great studio based portrait shoot with a couple of children from Hertfordshire yesterday morning.  I've previously photographed this family group a couple of times now but prior to this session, out on location with an autumn shoot in Cassiobury Park and a photo session up in the bluebells of Ashridge.

This time we decided to use my new, semi-permanent studio that I have set up for a few months near the heart of Abbots Langley, just outside of Watford, Hertfordshire.

Lottie and Eddie are absolute characters and bags of fun.  Both were very excited during the shoot.  We managed to get some great shots and even managed a couple of outfit changes during the session to add variety to the final images.

Here are just a selection of the photos I took during the session.  Hope you like them and do let me know what you think in the comments section below.

© John Wood Photography 2015

© John Wood Photography 2015
You just know that a photo shoot with this cheeky chappie is always going to be bags of fun!

© John Wood Photography 2015
Eddie is a proper little poser when he wants to be!

© John Wood Photography 2015

I love the timeless look of black and white photos and always include these in my final selection of images to show my clients.

© John Wood Photography 2015

© John Wood Photography 2015

Making the most of the selection of props the family brought to the session with Lottie.  Funky hats, sunglasses, necklaces and favourite cuddly toys all add to the uniqueness that is your child and helps capture those special memories for you.

© John Wood Photography 2015

© John Wood Photography 2015

I think this last image below really sums up the wonderful brother / sister relationship these two children have with each other.

© John Wood Photography 2015
If you would like to book either a studio based or location based portrait photo shoot for you and your family, please do get in touch for more details.  You can contact me by email here or call me on 07941 758887.  I look forward to hearing from you.