This month we are excited to introduce you to the newest freelancing member of our photography team, Andie!  She will be our new Surrey Studio Assistant/photographer as sadly Katie is moving to Bristol with her family at the end of this month.

Andie brings a mixture of talents to the studio!  She is both creative and organised, which is a rare find!

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Andy studied Documentary Photography at Newport University in Wales.  She was inspired by famous photographers Robert Capa, Kevin Carter and Alec Soth.  While writing her dissertation she saw the dark side of photo journalism and realised that it was not a path she wanted to follow.  She’s more of a Chocolat and Johnny Depp kinda girl!

Luckily for us she decided that photographing happier moments in life: parties, newborn babies and families was more for her!  Although when we asked her what her dream job would be she said she would like to be a roller-coaster tester or a sky diving videographer!

We are not sure if our quiet, rural studio is going to provide enough adrenaline for our newest recruit, but we are very happy to welcome her to the Mango Team!

 

To BOOK a Mango Studios photoshoot please contact us HERE.

or call us

Becky: 07748 186 463  or Liana: 07976 625 552

Address
Mango Studios
Highway Farm
Downside
Cobham
KT11 3JZ

 

 

Our Family Mini Shoot day is coming up so we thought we would inspire you with some ideas of what to wear to an autumn photo shoot.

Autumn is so full of rich and earthy colours, there is a huge palette just waiting to be used.  Really think about the season, look at the tones around you when you are outside and think which colours you have in your wardrobe that would look good against an autumn back drop.

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We always suggest that a family coordinates their outfits, however this doesn’t mean you have to be to matchy-matchy!  It is important to also think about what colours suit the members of your family.  Don’t dress your son in pea green if it makes him look washed out!  Choose colours that light up their eyes and skin tones.

Don’t forget to add textures to your outfits.  Chunky knit jumpers or hats will look great in Autumn pictures.  Add a splash of fun colour with a pair of shiny welly boots for the kids!

 

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Photograph taken by Haleigh Rhoner.

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Corina Neilsen is a photographer based in the USA.  She has written some great ‘what to wear’ guides and we offer some of her words of wisdom here on how to dress your whole family!

If I were building outfits for my family this is how I would do it: Corina Nielsen

  1. Keeping your location and season in mind, start with one person.  Don’t try and think of everyone at the same time.  I find that mum or a little girl makes the most sense since they would typically be the ones wearing a print.  So mum will be wearing a floral print dress (small pretty pattern that is).
  2. Now move on to the next person.  You will be pulling colors from mom’s dress so begin to think about who in the family would look good in what colors.  Dad doesn’t look so good in XYZ since it tends to drown out the tone in his skin.  Let’s pick ABC for him instead.  And so on.
  3. Then start to come up with ideas to personalize the session.  A little boy may have a security blanket or teddy bear he never parts with…. be sure to bring that with you.  The little girl may like crafting so have her make a cute matching headband or clip for her hair.  Mom loves tulips… on your way to the session pick some up.  Make thoughtful choices and be sure to discuss the ideas with your photographer!  Believe me, most are full of ideas however, it’s always nice when the family helps and truly ensures a “custom” session.

 

Here are a few lovely outfit ideas put together by another american photographer Jessica Downey.  We hope they all inspire you and look forward to seeing you on Saturday.  There is one session left due to a last minute change so if you would like to come along do call us as soon as possible.

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If you click on the pictures you will be taken to the websites that the ideas came from.  Thanks to all those who inspired this blog post.

If you would like to BOOK  the last place on our Mango Studios Family mini shoot day this saturday please contact us HERE.

or call us

Becky: 07748 186 463  or Liana: 07976 625 552

Address
Mango Studios
Highway Farm
Downside
Cobham
KT11 3JZ

 

Each year, at around this time, we are often asked whether we take family pictures for Christmas cards.  This isn’t something we normally offer but this year we have decided to dedicate a whole day to taking pictures just for your Christmas Cards.

Christmas-card-inside-1024x1024Whether you just want a picture of your children or your whole family, we will be here to take it for you.  We know that some of you may only want the digital negative so you can get your own cards printed and others would like to have a complete Christmas card package so we have put together the following two packages to suit everyone:

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When is the Christmas Card photo shoot day?

Saturday 1st November 2014

What time?

We have 12 sessions available at the following times:

10.30, 11.00, 11.30, 12.00, 12.30, 14.00, 14.30, 15.00, 15.30, 16.00, 16.00, 17.00

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What’s included?

Package One: £50

20 minute photo shoot

Online gallery to view the pictures

1 digital image to make your own cards with

Option to purchase other digital images at £14.99 each (normal price £80 each)

 

Package Two: £150

20 minute photo shoot

Online gallery to view the pictures

2 digital images

50 beautiful cards and envelopes with your choice of image on the front.

Option to purchase other digital images at £14.00 each (normal price £80 each)

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We look forward to seeing you on 1st November.

If you would like to BOOK a place on our Mango Studios Christmas photoshoot day please contact us HERE.

or call us

Becky: 07748 186 463  or Liana: 07976 625 552

Address
Mango Studios
Highway Farm
Downside
Cobham
KT11 3JZ

 

It has been a glorious September, both in and outside our Surrey studio.  We finally know what an Indian Summer is!  We have had an abundance of beautiful newborns, gorgeous toddlers and loving families to photograph this month.  Thank you to everyone who had a photo shoot with us.  Here are a few pictures from our September Sessions.

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These pictures were taken on this gorgeous little boy’s first birthday. How cute is he in his tin tub?!

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Newborn photography in surreyGorgeous little girl fast asleep with her very happy mummy x

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This cheeky chappy was in for his second Watch Me Grow Session.  He has changed so much.  We can’t wait to see him again for his third session when he is toddling around.

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We were thrilled to welcome this family back for their second newborn session.  We love watching families grow over the years.  What a gorgeous family they are.

twinsThese three handsome boys stole our hearts.  What a perfect moment to be treasured forever.  Love xx

When we aren’t photographing babies and families we also host fantastic photo shoot parties.  We have had so many this month our heads are spinning!  They are always great fun.  Here are a few of the parties from September!
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We also did a beautiful wedding in the September sunshine.  It was really lovely to get out and about and we wish the bride and groom a lifetime of happiness together xx

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If you would like to BOOK  a Mango Studios photo shoot please contact us HERE.

or call us

Becky: 07748 186 463  or Liana: 07976 625 552

Address
Mango Studios
Highway Farm
Downside
Cobham
KT11 3JZ

 

 

 

 

 

This is max’s second Watch Me Grow photo session. We photographed him as a newborn, at 7 months and the third session will be when he is running around! It is all happening way too quickly!!! His mum is a detective (thought I had to throw that in, never met a detective before, very exciting…)

So here it is, a sneak preview of Max’s newborn session followed by Watch Me Grow2.

If you would like to book your baby in for a Watch me Grow, go to http://www.mangostudios.uk.com/Watch-me-grow

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