And the winners are………

    As members of a National Professional Photographers Group, run by Internationally renowned & respected Photographer Mark Cleghorn,  we had the opportunity to submit a couple of our images for their annual awards.  This year the categories were: Family Pets Teens Under 5’s Open   I am chuffed to pieces to announce that, as well as being as finalist in two other categories, Chris has been awarded 2015 under 5’s Portrait Photographer, AND 2015 Teen Portrait Photographer!!! We are thrilled to say the least. As if that wasn’t amazing enough we have also been handed one of only 2 awards in the country for achieving a 5 Star Studio status. After 8 years of incredible hard work and sacrifice this award is particularly special to us, as it recognises the highest quality of photography experience we aim to provide to every one of our clients.           The winning images are shown below. The clients of both winning images receive a fantastic photography prize worth up to £500. Credit must also go to Makeup Artist Jenn Edwards for the fabulous hair and delightfully natural makeup on Connie’s image.         To experience Chrysalis Photography for yourself […]

The smallest and cutest model we have had in the studio

Happy New Year to to all our customers, friends, family and first-time visitors. We’ll start 2015 with this little cutie. Bella popped in just to say hi just before Xmas with her mum, Debra, an old customer and now friend from our previous Dunston Studio.  How could we resist letting this gorgeous little puppy onto the studio floor.  She loved all the attention and was into everything as you can see. An indoor shoot at the studio is ideal for little pooches, but we are also ideally placed at Renishaw Hall & Gardens for stunning outdoor shoots with bigger dogs too.  If you are interested in bringing your beloved canine friend to see us, please feel free to CONTACT US for a chat.    

Cake Smash with previous wedding clients

So we’ve just had another wonderful Cake Smash with another of our lovely wedding clients from two years ago. Claire and Matthew had a beautiful wedding at Mosborough Hall back in 2012. Here they are pictured back then, looking into the distance at their uncertain but exciting future together.     Little did they know on that fantastic day, that a few years later they would be smiling and laughing whilst watching us at work once again – this time with their beautiful little girl, Freya, running around our studio. Beautiful Freya all clean and looking pretty, posing beautifully for us knowing that any minute she would be able to get her hands on a lovely big sticky cake!  It’s not often mums let their children play with food – but Freya’s cake smash was an exception. Our cake smash photography sessions are not just a cake smash. In fact that’s usually the very last thing we do in the photo session. Before all the mess starts we love to create timeless portraits of the children. 1 year old is a lovely time of life for photography, as these images demonstrate.             If you would like to book […]

Fashion photography shoot

A lovely young lady arrived at the studio recently with her grandma for a makeover shoot and we were delighted at her transformation. Victoria Roberts transformed her with fantastic fashion hair and makeup and Kelsey had chosen perfect clothes for the session. Once her make up was done, she had changed into her chosen outfit and stepped onto the cove she became a confident and slightly cheeky blonde bombshell. A pleasure to photograph and great entertainment. With her grandma watching on from the sofas she strutted her stuff for the entire session and we have created a beautiful set of fashion style images for her, and her grandma, to treasure. If you would like more details on our makeover shoots, do CONTACT US and we will be happy to chat with you!

Cake Smash

Since the Cake Smash Photography trend is gaining momentum again, we thought we would give it a try. One of our loyal customers, who had already trusted us with both their wedding and their newborn baby images, was happy to bring their daughter in for the shoot to celebrate her first birthday. Ivy was fantastic to photograph even as a newborn, and her image can still be found on our gallery page smiling away while fast asleep in her first few days of life. At 1 year old she was still a joy, and I couldn’t resist capturing a few B&W images of her first before we started on the cake:   We just love Ivy’s expression and beautiful big eyes in this image. So onto the cake smash. We went for a pink theme, which seemed to work great with the cake. Ivy didn’t need too much encouragement to get stuck into it, and we’re chuffed with the results.     If you know anybody with children reaching their first birthday, then why not treat them to a cake smash photo shoot with us. Gift vouchers are available on request.