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This session will give you the opportunity to record those special moments. Whether you prefer a classic or contemporary style, you will be expertly guided by the photographer throughout your session to capture the best images of you and your family so that your tastes and desires are catered for.
With locations nationwide you shouldn't have to travel over an hour in order to participate in your session and viewing.
Your experience will include a one hour portrait session for you and your family (extended family and pets welcome!) at a studio and a complimentary 10"x 8" image.
A separate viewing appointment will be arranged within a week of your studio session where you will be able to select your favourite image, you will also have the opportunity to purchase any additional portraits. You will be asked to return approximately four weeks later to collect your images.
You must attend the photoshoot and the viewing in order to receive the complementary printed image and your deposit refunded. If you do not attend the viewing, you will not receive the image and the deposit will not be refunded.
Please note that only one voucher per family, per year can be used. The voucher cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or voucher. You will be required to pay a £35 booking deposit which will be fully refunded after the experience.
This experience is available Monday to Sunday dependent on the studio, throughout the year.
Allow 1 to 1½ hours, depending on how many of you there are.
You can take a maximum of 3 to 12 other people along to the studio. This needs to be your full family or minimum of 2 generations taking part. Please check studio capacity on booking.
Family and friends are welcome to watch as long as there is capacity. Please check when booking.
There is no minimum age but under 18's must be accompanied by an adult.
This is for a voucher entitling the holder to any of the activities supplied by Activity Superstore up to the value stated.
Portrait Appointments - Dumbletons Photography in Cambridge.
Jacki Sales, October 2019
My family photoshoot was taken at Dumbletons Photography in Cambridge.
After validating my voucher I received a prompt call-back from a lady who asked me which of the nationwide locations I would like to visit. After choosing my nearest studio, I was then contacted by Fiona from Dumbletons Photography to arrange our appointment. This was a very easy process, Fiona was lovely and we discussed who would be attending, our ages, hobbies and interests etc. The studio were very encouraging to bring multiple generations of our family which was great and they advised that we could bring props that would depict us as a family, such as a rugby ball, musical instruments etc. When I mentioned that we have a family pet, a two year old Staffy called Cookie, Fiona was more than happy for us to bring her along too. We agreed on a date and time, then I paid a refundable deposit to secure the appointment.
We decided to dress casual in jeans and T-shirts on the day and the studio was only a 30 minute car journey from home. It was very easy to find the venue but the parking was limited, as expected for central Cambridge. However, Fiona had advised that there was a free space behind their studio which was perfect.
We were greeted by both Peter the Photographer and Fiona, who kindly offered us all a drink on arrival. The reception area was bright and welcoming with amazing baby and family images decorating the walls. Peter sat us down and explained how the shoot would run, all whilst fussing over Cookie which made it easy for us to relax.
I was a little concerned about how well behaved Cookie would be, but Peter was great at allowing her time to get used to the space. The white floor and walls were a little strange for her to get used to, so the children played with her and she soon settled. We started with shots of the children and I laying on the white floor whilst Cookie wandered around, Peter was quick to capture some beautiful natural shots of us all.
The room was set up with different backdrops and Peter explained to us how some poses may feel a little awkward at first, however assured us this would provide the best results. He took shots of us all together in various configurations and also asked if there was anything specific we wanted. Peter was friendly, patient and was great at capturing the best, natural shots by making us laugh and even barking himself to make Cookie’s ears stand up.
A couple of days later I revisited the studio to view our images and sat on a comfy sofa whilst Peter projected the images in a cinema style viewing. They were amazing, which made the next job of reducing down the options a tricky one. This was done by being shown 3 or 4 similar images at a time, then choosing my favourite. After working my way through and ending up with approximately 10 of my favourites, Peter explained the presentation options and prices.
All in all, we thoroughly enjoyed our family photoshoot and can’t wait to receive the images we choose in the upcoming weeks.
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