It was a pleasure to meet and photograph Alice’s baby girl, 6 week old Lucy today. They look happy together don’t you think? Mum and baby shoots are one of our favourite subjects to photograph. We love capturing that special bond.

Alice (who has fabulous skin by the way!) runs pregnancy yoga, baby massage and Mum and baby yoga in Cobham. She is currently on maternity leave but will be returning to work in September so if you are pregnant or already have a baby later in the year be sure to check out her website. www.growyoga.co.uk

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We know that when it comes to choosing photographs from your session it’s a tough decision and inevitably some pictures get left behind.  Well we would like to give you two of those pictures and ask for a small favour in return!

If you loved your Mango Studios pictures we would like you to tell your friends about us.

Recommend Mango Studios to a friend and forward this newsletter to them and if they book a session with us we will email you 2 digital images from you past session.

Click here to forward to a friend

 

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Remember to tell your friends that if they call us to book a session before 31st January 2014 they will receive a £50 voucher to put towards their chosen photographs.

We met so many lovely families in 2013 and are looking forward to seeing you again and meeting lots more families in 2014.

We can’t wait to start sending you your free pictures.

Thank you

Becky & Liana

If you enjoy reading our newsletter please forward it to your friends.  Thank you.

Please contact us with any questions or to book a date for your photo shoot.

TelephoneBecky: 07748 186 463 or Liana: 07976 625 552
Address
Mango Studios
Highway Farm
Downside
Cobham
KT11 3JZ

We like to keep you up to date with everything that is happening in the Mango studio.  This month we have three very different new things to tell you about.

The first very exciting news is that we are on the hunt for someone to join the Mango team as a freelance photographer.  If you know anyone who is looking for part-time work (including some Saturdays) and has photography experience please email us at info@mangostudios.uk.com  

We are thrilled to be able to expand our team and excited about what 2014 holds for us.

 

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Just before Christmas we were so excited to receive our newly printed Newborn leaflets.  We spent hours and hours creating them and working out how to make sure they unfolded to tell a story in pictures.  The first 50 were folded and put into goody bags which were distributed to families in a local Tiny Tunes class.  We hope to be handing lots more out soon.  If you want to have a look you can get one in Evie Loves Toast (Cobham High Street) or feel free to pop into the studio for a cup of tea.

We used this gorgeous picture from one of our Newborn shoots as the main photo on the leaflet.  How cute is he?!

Screen Shot 2013-12-09 at 17.09.01We are also trying to keep up with the times and have been told by lots of the girls from our Photo Shoot Parties that Instagram is the latest craze right now!  We’ve just got the hang of our Facebook page!  So we have now set up a Mango Studio Instagram page and will be posting lots of our beautiful pictures there for everyone to have a peek at.  We would love to get as many followers as possible so if you are already on it come and have a look at our profile.  Click on this Link to find us: Mango Instagram.

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If you enjoy reading our newsletter please forward it to your friends and like our facebook page  or Instagram. Thank you.

Please contact us with any questions or to book a date for your photo shoot.

TelephoneBecky: 07748 186 463 or Liana: 07976 625 552
Address
Mango Studios
Highway Farm
Downside
Cobham
KT11 3JZ

 

 

 

So Christmas is over and next on the calendar is Valentines day.  We have come up with 3 totally original gift ideas to spoil the person you love.  If we tell you our ideas and you think they are great too, please share our newsletter from your email with your friends to spread the LOVE!

A gift for HIM: Delicious cakes decorated by you.

We all know the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach!

On the evening of 12th February 2014 our star baker, Susie (meet her on our here), is running a cupcake decorating course in our very own studio.   For £40 you will learn how to make domed Valentines Day cupcakes with fondant icing.  Susie will teach you how to paint the cupcakes and make fondant flowers (as seen below).  The class is 2 1/2 hours long with a free glass of wine.  You get to take the 6 cupcakes that you decorate home.  We think they would make the perfect present for your other half.

To book a space on this unique course contact us at Mango Studios and quote VAL14. Contact details can be found below.

 

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A gift for HER – Unique Makeup or shopping Experience: 

We love these ideas from our makeup artist Nadine.

A personal shopping experience with our very own makeup artist Nadine. She will show you all of the brands and colours that would suit you and give you a personal product list.  All for just £50 (an hour)

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For £75 Nadine offers makeup lessons in the comfort of your own home.  The lessons last for an hour and she will recommend products that suit you and give you a full product list.  Nadine will make up half of your face and then supervise while you do the other half!

If you would love this for Valentines day then forward this to your other half!  He can book this for you by contacting Nadine  at info@nadinepyke.com and quoting VAL14.

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A gift for FOR YOU BOTH – Valentines Photo Session Package:

(Book before 14th February 2014)

Valentines day is all about LOVE, and what says ‘love’ more than a beautiful portrait of your family or just the two of you!

Our Valentines Portrait session includes:

A two hour shoot in our beautiful studio with Becky and Liana.

A glass of bubbly each

A DVD with 5 beautifully edited hi-res digital images of your choice 

All for only £350.

To arrange your Valentines Portrait session call Becky: 07748 186463 or Liana: 07976 625552

or email us:  info@mangostudios.uk.com

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If you love these ideas and enjoy reading our newsletter please forward it to your friends and like our facebook page  or Instagram. Thank you.

Please contact us with any questions or to book a date for your photo shoot.

TelephoneBecky: 07748 186 463 or Liana: 07976 625 552
Address
Mango Studios
Highway Farm
Downside
Cobham
KT11 3JZ

 

Come and meet Nadine, our very talented professional Makeup Artist. She’s here to give us all some great tips on how to stay looking fresh and beautiful throughout 2014.

Nadine works with lots of celebrities and private clients. We know that she is the best at what she does and that is why, if you book a Pregnancy Shoot or a Photo Shoot Party, Nadine is included in the price!

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Here are Nadine’s 5 tips for doing better makeup –

1) Foundation colour match is so important. If you prefer a warmer colour you can do this with bronzer or blusher not a darker foundation.

2) Always use brushes to apply your makeup. Then the makeup lasts longer on the skin throughout the day. They are also great for blending and the makeup sits better overall.

3) For photos or events use a matt powder over the foundation to de-shine. The camera really picks up on shine. It’s ok to have a shimmery cheek but always have a matt T-Zone.

4) Wash your own brushes every couple of weeks (at least) in a mild shampoo and water. Get off excess water and leave them flat to dry over night. This is for hygiene and your brushes will last for years if looked after well.

5) To make your eyes look bigger use a lighter eyeshadow in the inner part of each eye and then a darker shadow on the outer part of the eyes.

 

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Nadine also kindly answered some of our questions:

When did you decide you wanted to be a make up artist?

When I was at Art College and we had to decide on an area of specialisation. I began studying the face and it just went from there.

What are your must have items in your own make up bag?
I love Bobbi Brown ‘Luminous Foundation’ or Stila ‘Illuminating Liquid Foundation’.  A gel eye liner to define the eyes and a good mascara to open them up are also permanent residents in my own makeup bag.

What is the biggest make up ‘no no’ in your opinion?!I think a darker lip liner around your lipstick can look a bit dodgy and a bit dated. Best to go with a neutral colour liner all over your lips or alternatively a matching liner to your lipstick.

The best part about going neutral all over is that when the gloss comes off you have another layer underneath.

Do you do make up for any celebrities?  If so are they quite fussy about what you do or do they just let you get on with it?

Yes I do make up for famous people regularly. The only difference with ‘celebrities’ is that they are used to having their makeup done very regularly and so they trust us to get on with the job at hand quickly and with minimal fuss. They also know when they need a bit extra for the cameras.

 

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Do you have a favourite brand of make up?  

Mac, Stlia, Bobbi Brown are my favourites but I have a mixture of all brands really. It’s finding what works for you and what suits your skin type.  Animal cruelty is a big part of my makeup choice as some of the bigger brands are starting to test on animals again.  For clients who are interested in learning more about products, I teach makeup lessons and also take clients on personal shopping experiences so I can even give them a product list of what would suit them! A great valentines present!

What do you most enjoy about being a make up artist?Every day is completely different. I get to meet new and wonderful people all the time. My day can involve everything from being part of someone’s special wedding morning to being on set or at a photo shoot in all sorts of weird and unusual places. The variety is great!

If you would like to find our more about Nadine’s makeup services please visit her website – www.nadinepyke.com

Or follow her on facebook & twitter

We include a makeup artist with our Preganancy Packages and our Photo Shoot Party packages.  If you would like us to book Nadine for any of our other sessions we are more than happy to do so.

If you enjoy reading our newsletter please forward it to your friends.  Thank you. 

Please contact us with any questions or to book a date for your photo shoot.

TelephoneBecky: 07748 186 463 or Liana: 07976 625 552
Address
Mango Studios
Highway Farm
Downside
Cobham
KT11 3JZ
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