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I want to start this blog by simply showing you a before and after photograph of a family who had a photoshoot with an Australian photographer (Sue Bryce) that we really admire. The first shot shows a family as their everyday selves and in the second they have been advised on colours for the photoshoot and had a little help from hair and makeup.

What to wear to your photoshoot

These pictures show how choosing the right clothes and taking some time with your hair and make-up can totally transform your pictures.  You don’t have to have a make-up artist or hair stylist, but if you would like one, you can book Nadine, our make-up artist. Having a family photoshoot is an investment so it is worth putting the effort in!

All photographers have very unique styles and you choose a particular photographer to capture your family because you like their style.

Here at Mango studios we take timeless, organic pictures.  Clients always ask us what they should wear or bring with them.  So we thought it would be a good idea to put together a blog that all of our clients can refer to prior to their shoots.

The tones we use in our photographs are very natural and soft.  To achieve this look we give our clients the following advice:

Choose a neutral colour palette

Soft muted colours work beautifully together and won’t detract from your faces.  Have a look at this Farrow and Ball (our favourite!) colour chart to give you some inspiration.  Remember to bring three outfits per person to the shoot so we can have a look and choose what will work best together.

Farrow and Ball Colour Palette

Think Timeless

Keep it simple, styles change and logos can look dated in a few years.  Think timeless!



Layers and textures

are beautiful and create interest in photos.  Think chunky knitted items, straw hats, lace, and soft ruffles (Not all at once!)  Textures really make black and white photos pop.  Make sure your children are comfortable.  They will be more relaxed if they are in something that is easy to move in!

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Coordinate don’t match

You don’t have to match your colours exactly.  Choose a colour palette and select some colours that go together but will keep the pictures interesting.  Block colours work well, and although logo’s aren’t good, patterns are a nice way of creating dimentions in the pictures.  If you have a particular dress or outfit that is patterned, use this as your central point and dress the rest of your family in simple block colours from that main outfit.Cousins-6


Outdoor Shoots

The above are recommendations for our studio shoots.  If you have booked an outdoor shoot then brighter colours work well with blue skies and wild flowers!  Coordinated your colours but remember they don’t have to match exactly.


 Shoes matter!

Please don’t just wear your old shoes.  The choice of shoe can make or break an outfit!  Think fun!  Wellies with dresses are fun and quirky.  Colourful ballet flats or polker dot wedges.  Maybe your child’s shoes could coordinate with something you are wearing to bring the whole look together.



For more inspiration take a look at this pinterest board.  CLICK HERE.

We hope this helps but do call us if you have any questions prior to your shoot.  If you would like to book our make-up artist, Nadine, (she also does hair!) just let us know and we can organise this for you.  You can read about Nadine here.

BOOK your perfect Surrey Mango photoshoot by contacting us HERE.

Telephone  Becky: 07748 186 463  or Liana: 07976 625 552
Mango Studios
Highway Farm
KT11 3JZ



We are aware that lots of our fantastic clients recommend us to their friends and we are so grateful to anyone who helps us to spread the word about Mango Studios!  So this month we would like to say thank you to anyone who shares our newsletter with their friends.  Please share the newsletter on your Facebook page or forwarded it to a friend and we will send you a free digital image from your last Mango photoshoot to say thank you.

If you haven’t had a shoot with us yet don’t panic!  Instead of a free photograph you will be entitled to 15% off the session fee of a full price Mango Studio photoshoot.  (Please note this does not apply to our mini sessions or special offers.)

There is a link at the bottom of our newsletter where you can forward it to a friend or share it on your Facebook page.  If you can’t see how to do it just let us know and we will point you in the right direction!


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BOOK your perfect Surrey Mango photo shoot by contacting us HERE.

Telephone  Becky: 07748 186 463  or Liana: 07976 625 552
Mango Studios
Highway Farm
KT11 3JZ

We are very excited to tell you that our next our next Family Mini Shoot Day will be an Autumn shoot held on Saturday 11th October 2014.  Hopefully we will have lots of fun playing in the colourful autumn leaves.  The location will be revealed at a later date, but it will be in Surrey.

HannahWMG3-002There are only 5 sessions available and at less than 50% of the cost of a normal family portrait session they do book up very quickly.

 What is a Family Mini Shoot?

A mini shoot is perfect if you want to update your family photos.  Each shoot is 30 minutes long and suitable for families with up to 2 children.  If you have a larger family these sessions are not suitable as we will need more time to capture your family perfectly.  You can book a portrait shoot with us instead.  Please see our website for more details on our family portrait shoots.

What is the cost of a Mini Shoot?

Our mini shoots are fantastic value for money.   For £275 you will have a 30 minute session, 4 beautiful 10″ x 8″ prints and the same 4 digital images.  (The normal price for this is £600)

When are the Mini Shoots?

Our next session is on Saturday 11th October 2014.  The times available are  10.30, 11.10, 11.50, 13.00, 13.35,

How to Book?

 Mini sessions are very popular and get booked up quickly.  Bookings will be given on a first come first serve basis.  To book a place please CALL either Liana: 07976 625 552 or Becky: 07748 186 463 and they will allocate you a time slot and talk to you about what to bring.

Here are some pictures from our latest Summer Mini shoot.

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BOOK your perfect Surrey Mango photo shoot by contacting us HERE.

Telephone  Becky: 07748 186 463  or Liana: 07976 625 552
Mango Studios
Highway Farm
KT11 3JZ

One of our favourite photo packages is our Watch Me Grow experience.  We have recently had lots of little ones back in the studio for their second or third watch me grow sessions and it’s amazing to see how much they have changed over just a few months.

The Watch Me Grow experience captures three of the great milestones of your child’s early years….. just born, just sitting and just walking. They are all perfect opportunties to photograph these special memories as they really show how your baby is growing and changing from a tiny baby into a little person!


watch me grow quiz 

We thought it would be fun to have a little quiz to see if you can match the pictures from the first Watch Me Grow session to the second and third sessions.  You will see how quickly babies change and how important it is to capture them at each precious milestone.

Each photograph is numbered or lettered.  Match the numbers 1-5 to the letters A-E.  Only two of these babies have completed their Watch Me Grow experiences so far.  These two are lettered Y & Z.  Can you tell who is a toddler now?!

Answers can be found at the bottom of this blog

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We hope you had fun!  If you would like to book a watch me grow package your little one doesn’t have to be a newborn for the first shoot.  So don’t worry if you think you have missed that first step.  It’s lovely to record their development from any age, so give us a call and we can discuss the options with you.  If you have already had a newborn shoot with us and would like to upgrade to a Watch Me Grow package just let us know. Email or call us and we can arrange the next session for you.

Watch Me Grow Package

Session fee £290

A personal consultation via phone or email

2-3 hour newborn (ideally) portrait session

Mini studio session when your baby is sitting up (around 7 months)

Mini outdoors session when your toddler is running around!

artistic editing & retouching of your images

3 ordering sessions at our studio in Cobham

Three 10″x8″ mounted photographs

For all our packages please note there is a minimum spend of £400 in addition to the session fee.



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BOOK your perfect Surrey Mango photo shoot by contacting us HERE.

Telephone  Becky: 07748 186 463  or Liana: 07976 625 552
Mango Studios
Highway Farm
KT11 3JZ

A newborn baby is always something magical to us.  However newborn twins are something so rare and miraculous we can’t help getting really excited when we have them in our Surrey studio for a newborn photo shoot!

We were recently honoured to photograph two gorgeous little boys with their mummy and daddy.  No words can describe how cute they looked curled up together so we put together a little video that captures their special photo shoot.   We hope you enjoy the slideshow and these pictures.  If you like our pictures please share them with your friends.

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Nothing makes a heart melt more than seeing tiny babies safely asleep in their daddy’s strong arms.

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Sometimes Miracles Come In Pairs


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Two’s company



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Very alert little boy with such beautiful big eyes.

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Keeping cosy in his cute hat.

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If you are pregnant or have a friend who is, please check out our photography packages.  There are lots of different ones to suit everyone from Bump to Baby,  Newborn Experience or Watch Me Grow.  Click Here to view our packages.


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