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 […]

Renishaw Hall in the snow

The January snow has well and truly arrived at Renishaw Hall today, so we took five minutes out to pop into the gardens and take a couple of photographs. Shame the light wasn’t brilliant but it was nice to see the gardens again. We can’t wait to see the snowdrops and then the Bluebells soon after.     The statues are all wrapped up for the winter to protect them from the frost   v Mr Snail didn’t seem too bothered by the snow.   The fountain water has almost frozen over.   More of the beautiful statues tucked up for winter       I found the hare’s, that usually gather in a circle in the spring to stare up at the moon, lined up just outside the hall, looking like they were begging to come in for a warm.        

New year excitement

A new year and new beginnings.  We love having expecting couples in the studio.  It’s all so new and so exciting.  So when Stacey and John entered the studio just after Christmas there was such a lovely buzz around them and it’s always so infectious. As a little gift for Stacey, John had asked us to book our Makeup artist for the session to give Stacey a proper pamper and get her feeling glorious – not that she needed much help to be fair – and the results were really stunning. Not all of our expectant mums want to go completely nude, however Stacey is a very fit young lady and very body confident, so had no problems with having images as nature intended.  Well done Stacey and good luck for the birth – we look forward to welcoming your little one back in the studio once he/she has arrived. If you are currently expecting and would like to have images similar to these we suggest that the session takes place between 30 & 35 weeks.  At this time you are almost at full capacity (!) and not yet feeling uncomfortable.  Call us on 0114 4040898 for more details.

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 […]