But not too far...
To the centre of Leominster- down to the bottom of Broad Street and turn left:
Happy New Year, welcome to 2017!
I've had a wonderful break, spending time with my family and a trip to Anglesey (if you haven't been, you must, it has some of the most beautiful beaches I've ever seen!), did you enjoy yourselves, too?
Now I'm back to work in my Hereford studio and excited about the future...
In between the festivities, I was busy planning exciting things for the studio and getting organised for the year ahead!
So, to kick 2017 off, I thought I would ask how many of you have had a new arrival over the festivities, or one due this month?
If you are expecting this month (even in the next few days!) or know someone who is, I have a couple of VERY rare last minute luxury Newborn Art sessions available this January- Visit HERE for more information on these beautifully-styled collections, or CONTACT ME HERE ASAP to secure your shoot.
Even if Baby has already arrived you are not too late!
New for 2017 are my Sweet Dreams miniature sessions:
a tiny collection of newborn images with an award-winning Master Photographer, for those who may have missed the newborn window of 4-12 days, or who have slightly older babies up to 10 weeks.
Just look at how pretty they are!
This is a miniature newborn baby session for an inclusive price of £225, shot in my beautiful studio in the centre of Hereford, Herefordshire, with around 10 simply edited images to choose from & a delivery via email of 5 digital images.
Sweet Dreams sessions are just 30-minutes long, and include:
Up to 5 simple poses of Baby (no complicated or composite images such as 'head in hands', 'teddy on a shelf', etc)
Around 10 lightly edited images available to view just after your session
5 medium resolution digital files* (up to 2mb)
Sweet Dreams new baby sessions are very different to my full, luxury Newborn Art sessions- they do not include any outfits, bonnets, headbands, props or parent/family shots and are taken on a single, elegant cream background and a simple basket. Your beautiful baby will be photographed asleep or awake, and if unsettled will be invited back to a 3 or 4 month session at my discretion.
Immediately after your session I will prepare your images to view whilst you enjoy refreshments- light editing is included in your fee & you can head home with a download via email waiting for you, from which you can print & share your favourite baby photographs.
*digital images will be up to 2mb in size suitable for printing medium prints and gifts for your home and family. You may upgrade to all 10 images at high-resolution, suitable for wall art and canvasses, for an extra fee of £150
Sweet Dreams sessions are paid in full at the time of booking and are also available as gift tokens- perfect for baby showers!
**** To make your booking, please contact me here , or call 01432 347 979 ****
Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells!!!!!
Look what's coming to town...
Please email Jay to book our session HERE
Christmas Pet Sessions
They Make Perfect Gifts!
I always find choosing that perfect, unique gift for a loved one so difficult; time is often short and I've been known to panic and end up buying something they
probably could have managed without!
One answer, perhaps, is a gift token for something I know they will really enjoy: a shopping-spree at favourite store, a day out, a longed-for experience.
Something I know will have meaning, will give hours of enjoyment and years of pleasure.
And when it comes to our pets I really don't think we can go wrong. And what could be better than a fine art pet photography session?
Which is why Jay Watson Photography (Hereford) is now offering GIFT TOKENS for fine art pet sessions.
There are 2 options:
1. The Luxe Fine Art experience, which includes:
- a 1-2 hour shoot, including set-dressing, props and furniture
- Up to 10 images of each pet as proofs (not prints), edited to a high, professional standard with a fine art-style finish
- a beautiful 16"x12" box frame print (valued at £120) - it is possible to upgrade at extra cost to fine art frames at your viewing session
- a £50 print credit towards printed items from the Product Guide
2. The Love Art experience:
- a 1 hour shoot, with simple background and no props
- up to 5 images of each pet as proofs not prints, edited to a high, professional standard
- a gorgeous, glossy 10"x8" acrylic block print (valued at £60)- it is possible to upgrade at extra cost to larger, fine art frames at our viewing
- a £25 print credit towards printed items from the Product Guide
For more information, or to purchase your token, please contact Jay here
**** NB. Jay Watson Photography will donate £5 from every session to the local animal charity, Hereford and Worcester Animal Rescue ****
Full payment is required at the time of purchase
Tokens are valid for 6 months from the date of purchase
A maximum of 2 pets at any session- please discuss with Jay if you wish to bring more
Tokens are non-transferable
Tokens are only valid for PET sessions
Jay Watson Photography reserves the right to use all images for marketing purposes
All images are protected under the 1988 Copyright Act
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Master Photographer Awards!
which automatically put me in the running for Newborn Photographer of the Year!
growing and learning along the way, helped by a wonderful and hugely talented mentor. I may have been a professional photographer for 20 years, but there is always much to achieve!
Aeryn & Elythea
When Elythea was born, I was lucky enough to photograph her newborn session, and then again for her milestone sitter session, and 1st birthday!
I was overjoyed when her parents contacted me to say baby number 2 was on the way, and could I do the same, please?
Along came little Aeryn and we were very much hoping to capture the sisters together just days after her birth, but unfortunately, Elythea was poorly and couldn't come to the session, so I invited them both back a few months later for a catch-up.
And I'm SO glad I did!
This mini session turned into something really quite magical when Thea's mummy brought along the most incredible princess gown...
Of course, we couldn't leave princess Aeryn out, so we found a gorgeous tutu and head dress from my frankly, HUGE, collection...
And I think you'll agree that we made something beautiful to will be treasured by the family for decades to come.
If a sibling shoot is something you missed, or would love to do, please contact me here for more information.
Baby Rinika, July 2016
Last month I met the most gorgeous little girl, 6-day-old, Rinika.
She was such a relaxed and sleepy girl I was able to shoot some lovely, soft, Summer sets and thoroughly enjoyed the shoot!
Rinika's parents are from Nepal, and we passed some of the time whilst she was fed and cuddled talking about their beautiful country, so much so that it's made me determined to visit one day.
One of the greatest parts of my job is sharing this exciting time with new parents, meeting their tiny babies and making new friends!
If you, or someone you know, are expecting a new arrival, please get in touch HERE as soon after your 20-week scan as possible- I can never have too many babies in the studio!
Are you IN or OUT?
Oh, The Referendum.
It's a tough decision that has us all wondering about the future for ourselves and our children, but, personally I'm finding it all pretty exciting!
I'm reminded that the World keeps turning, and regardless the outcome, our babies will be born and memories will be made.
And whatever the world looks like in 5 or 10 years time, one thing is certain, our babies will grow and the Referendum will be long forgotten.
Let's not be filled with doom and gloom, but look excitedly towards all the new, wonderful things to come!
So, are you an IN kind of family, or an OUT??
Let's hear the case for IN:
Are you the kind of family that loves to see their pictures IN an album or book? Who enjoy turning the pages and re-living all the memories?
I remember as a child spending hours looking through my parent's collection of albums, each one documenting happy times- I still love them now and treasure each one as an old friend.
Today, I create my own, one for each year, for us to look back on and smile. (I'm also a little scared that if I don't actually print them they may be lost forever if my computer, hard drive or USB crash).
But no more dog-eared, sticky albums for us, though, here at the studio I have a wonderful selection of beautiful albums, print boxes and folios that do the 'memory-keeper' job perfectly and you are able to see lovely examples of them during your shoot and at your ordering session afterwards.
If you are an IN family, then now is the time to take advantage of my fantastic offer to you:
a huge 25% discount on ALL my albums, print boxes and folios by booking your NEWBORN or FINE ART CHILD session between now and the end of August.
(and this is ALSO IN ADDITION to the £50 print credit INCLUDED in your session fee!)
Simply quote: IN25 at the time of booking your session to qualify
And now to hear from the OUT party:
Perhaps, though, you are a family who just loves to see their treasured pictures OUT on display? A beautiful piece of art taking pride of place in your lounge, hallway or bedroom? Something you gaze at each day, smiling at the memories it creates?
I found this wonderful article by the fantastic Design Aglow describing how having family portraits on the walls of you home can boost your child's self-esteem, it's well-worth a read:
Finding the right piece of wall art can seem a little daunting, but how better to celebrate your new arrival than something really beautiful and full of love hanging on your wall?
I bet you didn't know that I am happy to offer a measuring and picture-placement consultation in your own home, for those wishing to find exactly the right statement piece?
Even if you are an OUT family, you won't miss out on a fantastic offer- I'm also giving a 25% discount on all my wall art pieces when booking your NEWBORN or FINE ART CHILD session between now and the end of August.
(and this is ALSO IN ADDITION to the £50 print credit INCLUDED in your session fee!)
Just quote: OUT25 at the time of booking to qualify.
It's Summer Madness, I tell you- so let's celebrate!
Contact me here, to find out more.
Can't wait to meet you and your families very soon!