Shhhhhhhhh, only 15 weeks until Christmas!

Shhhhh, only 15 weeks until Christmas!!! That means only 8-10 weeks left to book in photography for use as Christmas presents…. That’s only 8 -10 Saturdays left at our Chesterfield Photography Studio of which 5 are fully booked…. What could be a better present for Mum, Gran or Auntie than a bespoke photography gift chosen from a range of fantastic images captured just for you? If you want a unique gift for Christmas CONTACT US NOW and make your booking!

The Chrysalis Photography Van

We’ve recently invested in a fantastic new company van. We’ve gone for a black colour choice to give us a great backdrop for some of our black and white images to be printed against. It also allows us to stand out a little more than your average ‘white van man’. We would like to send special thanks to NorthStar Signs for doing a fantastic job on the wrapping. It really does look great! [imagebrowser id=1]   Our van is a great addition for our clients too. First it gives us the ability to bring our portable studio to the place of your choice if you want your photographs taking in a certain location. Also, for our commercial clients it means we can collect and return any products you would like us to shoot in our studio.   We hope you like our choice of images. Perhaps you know somebody who would like a set of High Dynamic Range (HDR) images creating of their vehicle? Be sure to wave if you see us tootling down the street – You won’t miss us!

A photographers holiday!

Bonjour! My first blog since way before our holiday with the children… very poor I know, consider myself ticked off. April has been a bit of a blur with all the bank holidays, our family holiday to Brittany, Easter and the Royal Wedding, but we’re back on track now and once again Chrysalis Towers is purring along like a finely tuned Ferrari. I thought that I’d go off track for this blog and personalise it a little with a short video of images from our holiday. Just a few snaps including our accommodation – Le Manoir du Neviet, a beautiful Manor with Gites in the grounds ( Just the place to recharge the batteries and get away from the day to day pressures of running your own business. It was also a photographers paradise and the owners asked us to take some more images of their property to update the website. How could we refuse. Chris had barely been in the office during the first few weeks of April, but had been buzzing around and Chrysalis Towers was a hive of activity. We had 2 wedding fayres, 3 full days at our studio in Peterborough and 3 commercial shoots just […]

Mr Brad Burton at Yorkshire Mafia

Good Afternoon all – how’s your Monday been thus far?? Firstly my I apologies for my bad behaviour – 2 weeks without a blog is just rude. Sorry! I’m trying my best to find some decent excuses but I can’t, just time. So as way of an apology I may just hit you with a double whammy and post another blog tomorrow. On a lighter note, spring is in the air, blue skies and sunshine brighten our days and there is a smile on everyones face. This week on top of the usual portrait and commercial bookings we were asked to photography Brad Burton, MD of the international networking group – 4networking at the Yorkshire Mafia conference in Leeds. Brad is a big character with a big heart and is a fantastic inspiration to many and we were delighted to not only photograph him but also get the chance to hear his fantastic inspirational talk. Chris really has captured the essence of Brad showing his passion for business and getting people of their arse… not being rude, that’s the name of his books GOYA (Get off your Arse) and GOYAtoo (the sequel) – a really good read and both available […]

Chrysalis give their expert opinion on Hallam FM

We were very proud to be asked to speak as industry experts on a news piece on Hallam FM on the 11th January. The story was based around the number of yorkshire mums who ask for their children to be retouched following a professional photo shoot. We are regularly asked for pictures to be retouched and most parents expect it although we only use the software to remove scratches and bruises and not to beautify! To see more information on our portraiture please visit To view the images in our baby gallery please go to