Boudoir Photography

As well as our very popular, empowering and liberating ” Only Boudoir ” Photo sessions we offer Boudoir for Brides and special Bridal Boudoir gift albums the perfect ” Little black book ” gift for the Groom. Every year we also have a number of ladies looking for Valentines Day Boudoir Photography and gentlemen looking for a boudoir photography gift for Valentines day anniversaries or a birthday. Our Only Boudoir sensual Valentines shoots are a great way to create a very special and intimate present for your lover whatever age you are. They can also make a great gift to give to your partner on Valentine’s day and take the shoot later in the year.

We also welcome partner’s to your boudoir photography shoot when they can just watch the experience or choose to take part in a few shots. Couples boudoir photography has become increasingly requested over the past few years. Please allow as much time as possible to get your shoot, viewing and prints created in time for Valentine’s day or wedding days. We Gentlemen, we can, of course, create personalised Valentines or Birthday gift vouchers for you to give to your lover on the 14th Feb.

We always see lots of Worcestershire, Herefordshire and West Midlands brides booking us for our beautiful Bridal Boudoir photography shoots. Just call Jane Southall on 01562 747612 and she will find out exactly what you are looking for and explain how easy it is to get your shoot booked in. She will also walk you through exactly what to expect and answer all the questions you might have. Between Jane our wonderful makeup artist Kay and myself we will completely put you at ease and create a wonderful album of images for you to treasure for a lifetime.

Our bridal Boudoir Worcestershire special taster introduction shoot for Worcestershire Brides is always popular. The makeover and shoot are just £19.95 and this includes a small desk print. Most brides select a Boudoir Album or Print and Image File package and invest between £350 and £550 on their final Boudoir Photography Worcestershire selections from Sammy Southall Photography.

So for the most Liberating, Empowering and Confidence Boosting Photoshoots you will ever experience call us and get booked in today.

It is always best to allow at least 2 to 3  weeks before your wedding for your Worcestershire Boudoir Photography shoot, though last year one bride did the shoot, viewing and an album creation in just 14days! It can be done but its a bit of a rush…..Phew.

Please take a look at our two specialist Boudoir Photography websites – Boudoir Midlands and Only Boudoir and we look forward to seeing you in our studio in 2020.


Its Our 20th Birthday


Sammy Southall Photography – 20 Years in Business

On Monday the 21st September 1998 Sammy Southall Photography opened for business. On Monday 24th September 2018 we will be 20 years old.

This all followed me having enjoyed a couple of years in retail (Thank you Istead Audio Visual in Worcester) selling high-end audio equipment and cameras, whilst running a mobile disco company at the same time. Then 8 years as a professional DJ, 6 of those years working in Jersey and in large European Night Clubs.

Next, I served a full 16 years in my dream job at Radio Wyvern, on-air as the first breakfast DJ and then in most of the on-air daytime slots as well as being Head of Music and programming for many years. I enjoyed nearly all my time at Wyvern but come August 1998 it was time to move on and follow my next dream.

For years I had said, ” If I ever leave the radio I would love to be a full-time photographer ” and thats just what I did. I left Wyvern Mid-August 1998 I immediately flew to Thailand for a 3-week break (with camera in hand) On my return I bought some lovely new cameras – Joined the Master Photographers Association and signed up for a “ How to start your own business” course run by Worcester Chamber of Commerce.

Having had some business cards printed I went about trying to get people in front of my lens. These were a challenging 6 months, my first success and saving grace was a promotion I signed up for being run by the MPA in association with the Sun and News of the World Newspapers.  Families had to save up 7 coupons over the course of the week 6 from the Sun and 1 from the News of the world. This would entitle them to a free family portrait shoot and one 7” x 5” print.

I was one of the few photographers in Worcestershire and The West Midlands who offered the deal and amazingly over 60 families responded to the offer between then and Christmas. I was pretty overwhelmed and certainly learnt my trade fast – nearly everyone who came for their “ free “ family portrait bought extra prints or framed wall art – everything had been shot on real film – I then had slides made of the film and would project the slides for people to see and buy their images. Most people spent around £100 to £150, one family from Stourport spent over £500 and the business was up and running.

We went on to diversify into Wedding Photography, (we covered 398 weddings before giving them up and getting our weekends back in 2011) Makeover and Boudoir Photography, Pet photography and a little product and commercial photography along the way.

We soon joined a national group of photographers “The Click and Fresh Group” and are still with them – they ran national portrait and makeover promotions in Magazines and Newspapers, partnered with big brands to offer low cost or free portrait sessions and went on to be a major player in the gift experience market such as Red Letter Days. Today we are a buzzy & busy little studio with lots of work from our websites and from portrait experience vouchers.

In the last 20 years we (My wife Jane joined me in the company in 2006) must have shot well over 3,500 Family Portrait, Makeover and Boudoir photography shoots and have enjoyed this time immensely.

To mark our 20th Birthday we are offering 20 Complementary Family Photography shoots and we’ll include your first 7” x 5” print. Just be one of the first 20 people to call after 9 am, Monday 24th of September and ask for our Birthday Offer and book your Complementary Family Photography Shoot. Perfect timing for Christmas!

A massive thank you to everyone who has trusted us with their photography over the last 20 years.


Love from Sam & Jane



Makeover Photography Birmingham

If you are looking for Makeover Photography Birmingham we ask if you could consider following in the footsteps of many of our happy clients from the Birmingham area who have driven half an hour or so out to see us in Kidderminster. We regularly meet and photograph clients from all parts of Birmingham who are looking for a high end fashion style makeover photography experience.

We offer a personal, friendly and professional makeover photography service which will allow two clothes changes – a full hours portrait and fashion style photography shoot with our makeover artist on hand throughout the shoot to help and guide you and keep a constant check on your hair and make-up. We then edit your pictures to the best 100 or so, give them all a light skin smooth and airbrush and conjure up some great post production to show you your pictures in a variety of black and white, sepia,  fashion bleach and colour.

We offer a wide variety of fabulous deals on our Birmingham Makeover Photography with a choice of 6 popular print, frame and album selections saving 100’s of pounds. We also have a huge range of frames canvasses and wall art to choose from as well as our superb Italian GraphiStudio Coffee table books.

We are not a production line we are a small boutique studio with over 18 years experience in makeovers and a real passion for this creative style of shoot. We attract those who are interested in working with us to create amazing images albums or wall art, those who want the very best photography and photographic memories that will last for a lifetime. As well as our top reviewed Birmingham Makeover Photography ( Have a look at our many genuine 5 star reviews on facebook  )  for girls and ladies of all ages we also offer our extremely popular ” mother and daughter makeovers ” a very special time for both daughter and mother who get to spend some real quality fun time together and then receive some amazing images to remember the experience by.

We also have our customised bespoke Birmingham makeover photography service designed to offer those thinking of starting a model portfolio or who would just like to try their hand at a fashion style photo-shoot the opportunity to have their own style captured beautifully. Whatever you have in mind call Jane on 01562 747612 and ask about our model makeover sessions the perfect confidence boost for anyone considering our stylish high end makeover photography. We may also be the perfect studio for those looking for makeover photography Wolverhampton, Makeover Photography Solihull and Makeover Photography Halesowen.


Pin Up Photography West Midlands

peggy-sue-pin-ups-ad-2017Now we are offering vintage 50’s style pin-up photography in the West Midlands, Worcestershire and clients looking for these fabulous style fun images in Herefordshire and Shropshire. We are based in Kidderminster and have built a strong reputation for makeover and boudoir photography. We have been shooting glamourous, intimate, sensual and sexy photographs of ladies of all sizes and ages for the whole of our 19 years in business.

We have now joined forces with ” Peggy Sue Pin Ups ” a new look at the vintage 50’s pin-up genre of the image – we offer two iconic settings the 50’s Las Vegas sunshine strip sign and an amazing 50’s diner, as well as simple and authentic pin-up poses based on a plain white background featuring the iconic shapes and look of the era.

This is a fun experience for any lady who likes that fabulous 50’s pin up look – with its sexy and sassy sway and lovely frocks and nets. We have put together a great range of dresses of various sizes and some amazing props to complement the pin up look which will all add to the magic of your final images. So for a great experience and a fabulous range of images in the authentic flavour of the 50’s pin up era in the West Midlands, Birmingham and Worcestershire areas we could be just what you are looking for.



Boudoir Photography West Midlands

We always have a steady stream of Boudoir Photography clients throughout the year and there have always been some peak times like Christmas, January with vouchers bought as presents, Valentine’s day, and the Spring – Summer season, but this year has seen a real surge in the popularity of our Boudoir Photography shoots. As always the age group is wide and the reasons that people decide to treat themselves and push their boundaries is varied.

It is young ladies looking to boost their confidence, it is ladies who are getting married soon, it is ladies who are recovered from surgery,  it is older ladies some finding themselves on their own again others finding new partners and wanting to expand their horizons. These empowering shoots are getting more and more popular for us and we love doing them as we enjoy seeing so many transformations that ladies go through during and after their Boudoir Photography shoots.

So do something that will undoubtedly give you a real shot of confidence and make you feel good about yourself – let us take the most awesome, sexy and powerful images of you that you have ever seen. Our Introductory Boudoir Photography session gives you the chance to experience this amazing shoot which includes full style and makeup consultation, professional makeup and hairstyling a one and half hour fully directed photo shoot, VIP viewing and a complimentary 7″ x 5″ print for just £50 and then we will produce a set of images that you will probably fall in love with and want to buy and treasure forever.

This is a wonderful experience and although there may be a few nerves beforehand it will be one of those things you will always be so pleased you have done. For fabulous Boudoir Photography Wst Midlands, Birmingham and Worcestershire – Call Jane today on 01562 747612 to find out all about it and get booked in.


Get Your Tatts Out

get-your-tatts-out-title“Get Your Tatts out” in Worcestershire and the West Midlands. Get Your Tatts Out was originally a photography competition held in 2015 and may get held again this year. Regardless of the competition we are frequently booked to create ” Get Your Tatts Out ” photography shoots. You will get some amazing photography of your ink and many people have selected to have an album or single shot blown up as wall art. If you have tattoos or a partner or friends have tattoos please tell them about these special shoots. The ” Get your Tatts ” Out photo shoot is just £19.99 or upgrade to a makeover and a ” Get your Tatts Out ” professional photo shoot for just £30 this includes a 7″ x 5 ” of course we also offer a wide range of wall art, albums or individual prints as well as digital options to have your images on a flash drive. So if you live in Worcestershire or the West Midlands Come and ” Get Your Tatts Out ” at Sammy Southall Photography and enjoy your ink at its best forever. This is a great experience and a real chance to show of your tatts at there best. We offer the most beautiful and flattering body sculpting lighting in our lovely professional studio based in Kidderminster, Worcestershire. If you have any questions about the “Get Your Tatts Out” Photography experince by Sammy Southall just call Jane Southall on 01562 747612.




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Photographers Worcestershire

If you are looking for Family Photographers Worcestershire then welcome to Sammy Southall Photography. We have been creating amazing images of Worcestershire families for over 18 years. We are based in Kidderminster to the North of the county. We are very pleased to say that 1000’s of families have chosen us to be their family photographers. We frequently welcome families looking for our special style of relaxed, cuddly and fun family photography from all parts of Worcestershire with families visiting us from Worcester, Malvern, Pershore Evesham and plenty from Redditch, Bromsgrove, Droitwich and the Wyre Forest Towns of Kidderminster, Stourport and Bewdley.

There is always two of us to help  you with your shoot – my wife Jane Southall is particularly good with the little ones, so if you are looking for a highly experienced family photographer Worcestershire do please have a look through our family portrait galleries and our special offers too – if you are looking for an ideal present which will last a lifetime ask us about our family photography gift vouchers they make a wonderful gift. There are many discerning families in Worcestershire who have chosen us as their family photographers and visit us every few years as their families grow up. So for Photographers Worcestershire think Sammy Southall Photography in 2017. We are a small studio offering a personal high-end portrait photography service. We do get booked up quite far in advance so please allow plenty of time if you require photographs for a particular time.


Makeover Photography for 2015

Our Makeover Photography 2015.

Welcome to the best Makeover Gift Voucher Offer we have ever made. Makeover Gift Vouchers for 2015 at Sammy Southall Photography are now just £19.95. We have had many calls from potential clients wanting to visit our studio after they have seen images we have created for their friends and family, they have also seen similar sounding experiences on Groupon, Wowcher and other daily deal sites for less than £20. We offer an individual personal, professional and friendly experience creating images we are sure you will want to keep forever, so we have decided to “price match” making our usual makeover voucher price of £49.95  just £19.95.

We want to offer everyone the opportunity to come along and experience first hand our superb personal service. The true value of this experience really is £175 and in reality, nearly everyone who visits us for our makeover experience usually invests between £300 and £400 in their final order of Digital Image Discs, Video Slideshows, Phone and Tablet Apps, Prints, Albums and wall art. So for the start of 2015, you can buy these special makeover vouchers to see how fabulous we will make you look and feel for the same introductory price as the deal sites. Happy 2015.

Latest Makeover MTV Style Videos from Your makeover ( Update )

Just can’t wait to show you our latest new makeover video slideshows we have on offer. If you have your makeover with us we can now create these fabulous MTV style videos of your makeover shoot. You can share it with friends, add it to your facebook page or go for a  hi-resolution version that you can have on DVD and watch on your giant TV or plasma screen. Here is a new example of our makeover work for 2014.

Here is our very latest one!! Turn up the music if you can!

We do hope you enjoy it

When you are looking for a great Makeover Photographer in Worcestershire – please check us out.

Sam and Jane

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Makeover Photography Gift Vouchers for Christmas

Well, it’s not just for Christmas, Makeover gift vouchers are a great treat for yourself or a fabulous gift idea for someone special at any time of the year. We do though create lots of makeover gift vouchers every Christmas for clients looking for a great gift in Worcestershire and the West Midlands.

We personalise our special Makeover gift vouchers! Stuck for a great last minute gift idea we can often send your makeover gift voucher the same day either by post or email for you to print off and pop in your card. Please have a look at our latest MTV Style makeover video here or our makeover page here

Our Personalised Makeover Gift Vouchers are very popular and make the ideal gift at any time of year and for every occasion, they are the perfect present for Christmas Birthdays, Anniversaries or Valentine’s day. Don’t worry if you’ve left it a little late to buy a gift for that special person or occasion, we have the solution and it’s instant! Just call us on 01562 747612 quickly pay over the phone for your voucher tell us who it’s for we create a voucher with their name on it email to you to send on via email or print and pop into their card.

What a great Christmas deal we have for you… A makeup and hairstyling session the 1 hour, 2 clothes changes photo shoot, VIP viewing and the chance to choose additional images, albums – wall art or all the images as screen res or full res printable image CD’s and a fully airbrushed 12″ x 8″  folder image is usually £85.00 but until the end of December it’s only £49.95.

Extra images in black hard folders any size up to 12″ x 8 ” £50. We also offer screen resolution Image CD’s of the whole shoot for screen use or Digital Photo Frames including an extra 12″ x 8 ” print at £300. Our most Popular Best Value deal is our Full Resolution Printable Image DVD @ £450 all fully corrected and ready to print.

We also offer a NEW DVD – Facebook and iPhone video slideshow. We always have lots of great offers on framed prints, albums and airbrushed printable file packages.

For Fashion and Model Style shoots and Makeovers for 12-30 year old’s you may also like to look at our FRESH Experience Makeovers website, this offers a funkier, younger styled makeover, model shoot and experience. We also offer Sensual Boudoir Photography with our ONLY BOUDOIR website.


See below for some of our great Makeover Gift Voucher combination deals that have been very popular recently, remember all gift vouchers are personalised and can be emailed to you the same day or posted.

You can also choose from any of the great package deals detailed here.

Makeover, Shoot, Viewing 1- 12″ x 8″ and 3 – 8″ x 6″ images in folders £195 Save £55

Makeover, Shoot, Viewing 1 – 12″ x 8″ and 6 8″ x 6″ images in folders £290 Save £70

Makeover, Shoot, Viewing + 12 – 8″ x 6″ images in boxed Image Album £380 Save £150

Makeover, Shoot, Viewing and 12 – 12″ x 8″ images in boxed Album £460 Save £175

Makeover, Shoot, Viewing and 1 12″ x 8″ Image plus a 16″ x 12″ canvas wrap £250

Makeover, Shoot, Viewing and 1 12″ x 8″ Image plus a 20″ x 16″ canvas wrap £290

Makeover, Shoot, Viewing and 1 12″ x 8″ plus Screen Res CD of the whole shoot £300

Makeover, Shoot, Viewing and 1 12″ x 8″ plus Printable CD of the whole shoot £450

Makeover, Shoot, Viewing and 20 page up to 25 images 20cm x 30cm Graphistudio Model makeover coffee table hard backed book £560

We can also produce a unique makeover package just for you – just let us know what you would like

Just call Jane on 01562 747612 and book your Makeover Gift Voucher and we’ll get it out to you by email or post and usually the same day. Here is an example of a voucher below – this is not full size – the vouchers are the same size as a standard DL size envelope


Makeover Photography Gift Vouchers Birmingham,  Makeover Photography Gift Vouchers Worcestershire, Makeover Photography Gift Vouchers West Midlands, Makeover Photography Gift Vouchers Shropshire.





Prom Dress Photography for Worcestershire, Birmingham & West Midlands

Prom dress photography of Hannah by sammy southall photography

Hannah kicking back after her Prom Dress Makeover

Over the years we have had many Prom Dress Makeovers. The School Prom is getting a bigger and bigger extravaganza. Our Prom Dress Makovers are a  great opportunity to have some extra fun from that all important Prom Dress. We offer prom dress photography in studio and out on location for up to 5 girls at a time.

Prom Dress Makeover sessionWe have had lots of young ladies who wanted to use their Prom Dress again and again and we have been able to shoot them in their Prom Dress in many different fashion styles and poses – there are usually over 100 fabulous images to choose from.

Prom Dress Makeover and model style shoot

So don’t let the Prom dress be just for the Prom we can shoot a Prom Dress Makeover at any time of year. We also offer special Image print and CD packages so you share your great images on Facebook. As a great gift idea for Christmas, we can produce a personalised Prom Dress Makeover gift voucher. Prom Dress Makeovers start at just £49.95 at the moment, and that includes a 12″ x 8″ folder print and offers amazing value..

Prom Dress Makovers

Look out for more exciting news on our Prom Dress Makeover shoots in 2011. We can also offer Prom Dress Location Shoots in the great outdoors or we can come to your home.

We make Prom Dresses look great

If you would like a Prom Dress Shoot with you doing your own hair and makeup we do that too, it’s just £30.00 and that includes a 7″ x 5″ Folder print.

Prom Dress Makeovers Beautiful Dresses plus Beautiful Girls make Beautiful Pictures.

Prom Dress Makeovers Beautiful Dresses plus Beautiful Girls make Beautiful Pictures @ Sammy Southall Photography

Pet Portraits & Pet Photography for Worcester, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, The West Midlands and Birmingham

We have lots of interest in our Pet Portraits and Pet Photography. See our Main Pets portraits page We have a few examples here of the recent visitors to the studio. We offer a special pet portrait sitting and a very high-quality canvas wall art piece ready to hang for just £140 – we can also produce a personalised Pet Portrait Gift Voucher for the Pet Photography shoot and a fabulous 12″ x 8″ print fully finished from as little as £40. You can have your gift voucher sent to you or emailed for you to print off yourself. Don’t forget we include the pets owners too! If you would prefer an outdoor shoot for you and your best friend we have some lovely woodlands very close to us that lend themselves as a beautiful outdoor setting.

Here are a few of our faves – the first one finished up as a fabulous 3-foot wide wall canvas.

Beau's pet portrait

This is Linsey and Vegas, yes as in Las Vegas!

Lindsy and Vegas , yes as in Las Vegas pet portraits by Sammy Southall

We really like Pet Portraits against black backgrounds, Heres Vegas again.

Vegas the dog with black velvet background

Here is another lovely black background pet portrait we shot recently.

Pet portraits with black background

Some dogs have the most awesome expressions, we take loads of shots to capture the right one!

Pet portraits with great expression by Sammy Southall

Some dogs just love the camera and are so well behaved.

A lovely classic pet portrait of springer by Sammy Southall Photography

That’s it for now but remember if you are looking for a Pet Photographer for your dogs or cats you can call Jane on 01562 747612.

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Makeover or Boudoir Shoot Prize Draw


Many Congratulations to Anneka Collins our lucky winner of the big prize. Thank you all your support and entries. We will be in touch with everyone soon with a special discount voucher as a big thank you for taking part in our draw. This voucher can be used for you, a friend or family member. See more of our makeover photography here. Also if you have not already seen them we have our Only Boudoir site  here and our NEW Fitness and Physique photographysite here do take a look

Makeover Photography Wolverhampton West Midlands

Makeover Photographer for Wolverhampton and West Midlands

We are one of the leading Makeover fashion and model photographers for Wolverhampton and the West Midlands. We have taken fabulous makeover sessions for clients from all the major West Midland Towns we have mentioned below. We have been creating exciting Makeover photography experiences for girls and ladies of all ages since 1198 and keep bang on trend with all the latest trends in makeup hair styling style and looks.

Check out some of our latest Makeover Photography for 2014 right here .

If you are looking for a top Makeover Photography experience guaranteed to make you look good feel good and to build your confidence – try our fresh style fashion makeovers for all ages – We shoot lots of Mother and Daughter sessions which are always very popular. If you live Wolverhampton or in any of these major West Midlands areas we are no more that 35 minutes away in kidderminster. For a Makeover Photographer in Acocks Green, Balsall Common, Bearwood, Blackheath, Bournville, Brierley Hill, Castle Bromwich, Cradley Heath, Dudley, Edgbaston, Four Oaks, Great Barr, Halesowen, Hockley, Kingswinford, Ladywood, Longbridge Lye, Moor Hall, Old Swinford, Oldbury, Perry Barr, Quarry Bank, Rowley Regis, Sandwell, Sedgley, Selly Oak, Shard End, Smethwick, Solihull, Tipton, Tyburn, Walsall, Wednesbury, West Bromwich, Willenhall Wolverhampton, Yardley, Yardley Wood do give us a call – we have many clients who have visited us from Wolverhampton for Makeover Photography and from all the areas listed here. Remember for Makeover Photography Wolverhampton West Midlands Sammy Southall Photography

makeover photography stourbridge

Makeover Photography Stourbridge

Makeover Photography Stourbridge

Well it’s been a stunning 8 months of fabulous makeover photography for us again this year. We have literally been so busy all year, this is the first chance I have had to make some new Blog posts and pop up a tiny bit of this years work for you to see. Most months we have at least 16 makeovers and people travel from far and wide to be with us but recently we’ve noticed Stourbridge was missing so Hello Stourbridge, It’s us over at Sammy Southall Photography in Kidderminster, we are only 20 minutes away  so if you are looking for Makeover Photography Stourbridge or if you are looking for a wonderful makeover photographer Stourbridge to make you feel beautiful and look fantastic – give us a call and let us tell you all about us. We are a small dedicated team, my partner Jane, our makeup artist and hair stylist Bev who is an ex-model herself and me Sammy Southall. Together we will put you at your ease, build up your confidence and make you feel beautiful and look simply stunning. We are with you every step of the way to help you create a stunning set of fashion style makeover images – you at your very best – the perfect moment with the emotion and feeling captured forever. We just love what we do and as you will see from the new collection here we are constantly trying out new and different ideas – so give us a go call and find out about our many makeover photography Stourbridge experiences starting from just £49.95 and we look forward to seeing you soon.

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Mothers Day Gifts Worcestershire, Kidderminster, Birmingham and West Midlands

We have two great Mothers Day gift ideas, Mothers day is on Sunday 30th March 2014 so there is not too long to go, we often have Dads bring their small toddlers in for a surprise photo shoot and a special picture gift for mum on Mothering Sunday, we also have shoots set up by thoughtful teenagers who get a shot of the brothers and sisters to give to mum, particularly good if going away to university is coming soon.

Here is another superb Mothers day gift why not club together and buy mum a special Makeover session – we can make a personalised makeover gift voucher and you could attend the makeover with her and have some pictures altogether, we have also done may mother and daughter makeovers where the daughter has bought the makeover as a present for mum and we have some very special offers on these – just call Jane on 01562 747612.

Boudoir and Makeover Photography 2014 Sammy Southall Photography Worcestershire

Photographers Worcestershire 2014

The New Boudoir Box for 2014 from Sammy Southall Photography.

Happy New Year 2014 to all our many customers, friends and fellow photographers. Well, it seems there are more photographers Worcestershire every year that goes by and we believe that there is more than enough work to go around for all of us as customers become more and more aware of the variety of styles and quality available from the many different Worcestershire photographers.

We have decided that will not be covering weddings  anymore but will be concentrating again in 2014 on our Baby, Children’s and Family shoots as well as our extremely popular Makeover and Boudoir photography experiences which have become increasingly over the past years.

So what plans for this year? We have new products we are introducing like the stunning new Boudoir Box with up to 20 beautifully airbrushed and finished images mounted onto individually coloured and designed photographic mounts with raised varnish finishes – these look absolutely fabulous and we are sure will become very popular. We will have our first sample box here very shortly and they are available right now.

We are also offering a special DIGITAL ONLINE PROFILES package where you have the shoot – and choose the shots you would like to be finished superbly for your Facebook, Linked In, Google+ pages or other online web and blog profile pictures. Also a special Makeover and retouched digital files package for those putting up profiles on the popular online dating sites. We also have a sister company Sammy Southall Webworks who offer websites to private individuals as well as small to medium-sized businesses. If you know anyone who is looking for a website we would be very grateful if you could pass on our name and see our web works website for Web design Worcestershire.

Jane and I are looking forward to another amazing year in 2014 and hope we may get the opportunity to offer you some of our fabulous photographic services to you.

family portrait photography worcestershire

Family Portrait Photography Worcestershire

You want the happiest memories for your family and you are looking for family portrait photography Worcestershire. Perhaps the children are getting to that 8 or 9-year-old grown-up stage or late teens and about to get off to university? well that’s what we do we create the best memories ever, we will quickly help you feel at ease and have a simple easy fast and fun photo shoot for half an hour or so and we will make you look fantastic – a perfect memory in the making – you come back a few days later and we will have edited the best pictures and put some in Black and White or Sepia and we will have a great video slideshow for you to see from your shoot.

You just choose your favourite pictures and just how big you would like them – We have a wide selection of wall products on display for you to choose from – Canvas, traditional frames the very special contemporary multi-frames have taken a tremendous surge in popularity this year. Whatever you want we will be able to create a special piece of wall art just for you. So call soon and talk with Jane who really does have superhuman powers of getting wonderful emotional expressions from everybody but particularly the children. Visit us at Sammy for all your Family Portrait Photography Worcestershire.

Family Portrait Photography in Worcestershire by Sammy Southall

If you are looking for Gift Vouchers for Family Portrait Photography Worcestershire see our offers HERE



The New Sammy Southall Photography Website

Well Here it is Finally after Months of work – The all-new Sammy Southall Photography Website. It has taken all my spare time all through this lovely long hot summer. We hope you enjoy our new images and tips, and will be coming to see us soon to experience the Sammy Southall Studios quality and creativity. Remember we really Are Passionate about Pictures.

Our new Sammy Southall Photography Logo is also starting to take its place throughout our business.

Sammy Southall Photography Logo

Contact Lenses for your Photo Shoot

In this day and age so many photographs are taken with mobile phones and pocket-sized cameras, and people seem to be getting a bit less picky about how they are photographed. The simple fact is, technology has enabled people to constantly shoot photos, which means we really can’t control how we look in every single picture that gets taken.
However, there are still times when it is far better to hire a professional photographer for a Makeover Portrait or Boudoir Photography session.
With these styles of shoot you have more time to consider how you look, and how you style yourself. This doesn’t mean that you need to alter your appearance or make any big changes, but a few little details here and there can certainly help for example, one thing that many people choose to do if they know they have photography sessions coming up is switch from eyeglasses to contact lenses. This is a subtle, small, and impermanent shift, but it can actually lead not only to better photographs, but also a bit more comfort during the photo shoot. If you don’t want your switch to contact lenses to be permanent, it’s easy enough to simply purchase a few pairs of daily lenses from Acuvue for the photography occasions alone.

There are two main reasons that it might be a good idea to wear contact lenses for a makeover or portrait photo shoot. The first is that your appearance in the photos may be enhanced for those looking at the photographs can see you eyes more clearly, this is not to suggest that people do not look good in eyeglasses – in fact, glasses suite many people perfectly. However, small details are important in photography, and if you wear glasses it can sometimes be a bit harder to be seen clearly in a photograph, as your eyes will not be on full, clear display. People are drawn to eyes, and wearing glasses – yes, even clear, simple prescription ones – can hide you a little bit in a photograph. The other reason that you may be more comfortable switching to contact lenses for a big photo shoot is simply that it may help you avoid irritation. If you will be posing for many photographs in a single session, the flash of the cameras can become quite irritating when seen through eyeglasses. A comfortable pair of contacts can simply make it easier to look into the camera for dozens of pictures at a time.

Makeover Photography 2012

Makeover Photography Birmingham and Midlands

We constantly have around 20 fantastic Makeover Photography shoots per month and as well as me finding some time to try out some great new lighting variations ( See the picture below taken of Laura  last week ) and get to grips with having 2 beauty lighting dishes to use for that hot fashion look for the first time,  Jane has been been taking a greater and more creative ” hands on” role in the shooting of the Makeover Photography shoots and has achieved some fabulous results and is producing some terrific wall art and canvas art from her shoots.


Makeover portrait with fashion style lighting and new beauty dishes

Great new Fashion Style Beauty Dish Lighting in our Makover Sessions

Creative and Exciting Makeover Photography

We also had a big boost in our creative juices as we attended the Annual Photographers Convention in London last month organised by the SWPP The society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers. There we saw the best of the new makeover and fashion style shooting trends, which we will be implementing throughout the coming months. We are also now offering a short extension to our makeover photography sessions for those that would like some outdoor, woodland setting, location shots added on to their shoot.

Makeover Photography offer

Lastly on the Makeover Photography special offer’s front we have decided to continue on with our special £49.95 offer on makeover shoots and makeover gift vouchers – The usual starting price for a makeover photography session with us is £85 this includes the professional makeover and hairstyling, the shoot and the first 12″ x 8″ folder picture,  these sessions proved very popular on the run up to Christmas, it’s true to say that most people  choose to have albums, CD’s, Our new Facebook and IPhone video slideshows, or a picture for the wall but others just have the makeover session and shoot and choose a few extra prints and thats fine too. We have even had as many as 5 teenagers here for a a real makeover party experience this year and all the parents were over the moon with thye results. Click for more details

Boudoir Noir Kidderminster, Stourport, Bewdley Worcestershire and West Midlands

Boudoir Noir Photography by Sammy Southall

Boudoir Photography and the Classic, Low Key, darker  looking ” Boudoir Noir” style derived from the 1940’s vintage and classic  film genre “Film Noir” is more popular than ever for us.  Mostly the term “Noir” implies shadowy low key contrasty lighting to emphasize shape and form, and we had quite a few clients recently who have asked specifically for this classic Boudoir style which is powerful as well as full of sultriness and glamour. Just over half of our clients are from Kidderminster, Stourport and Bewdley and Worcestershire generally but many come. from all across the West Midlands and Birmingham. Here’s a shot from a boudoir shoot booking  from a bride of ours from a couple of years ago Stacy who really wanted the darker, sexier Boudoir Noir feel and that’s exactly what we were able to give her as you can see below. Thanks for an amazing  shoot and your very kind comments about the results.

Boudoir Noir Birmingham

Boudoir Noir by Sammy Southall Photography



Sammy Southall Photography on Facebook

Sammy Southall Facebook

It’s been a fantastically busy year at Sammy Southall Photography and we are now keeping things fresh on facebook. with many fabulous shoots worthy of mention – we shot a lovely wedding at the Granary for Susie & Ian we have had well over 40 Makover, Fashion and Boudoir shoots during March, April and May plus loads of Childrens and Family sessions and a few Bumps to Babies shoots too.

Sometimes things are so hectic we just can’t keep up to date with the Blog, Facebook and all our Websites, but we do try our best and last week I was able to get our new Facebook fan or business page updated the way we wanted it.

We have had some wonderful feedback and reviews posted on our Facebook page  – I have put a screenshot of a few of the recent posts here but to see the latest feedback slideshows and special offers please visit our Sammy Southall Facebook Page and if you could be so kind as too click the ” Like ” button at the top of the page that would be great and we can stay in touch.

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See us on Facebook - Click Picture to visit Facebook & Like Sammy Southall Photography

A Happy & Prosperous 2011 from Sammy Southall Photography

Happy New Year, here we are then in 2011, some good news to begin with, we have decided to absorb the VAT increase and have kept all our prices for Makeovers, Portrait, Boudoir and Wedding Photography the same as they were last year. Also if you were a client of ours in 2010 we thank you very much and in case you haven’t received our Jan 2011 newsletter we have a January Sale with any copies of any prints or canvas’s you ordered from us last year are available at HALF PRICE until the end of January.

We hope that you enjoyed the Christmas Holiday and the snow just before.  Here is one of my fave shots of the ice on the river Severn at Worcester.

Worcester Cathedral and the frozen River Severn Christmas 2010

Worcester Cathedral and the frozen River Severn Christmas 2010

We covered the fabulous wedding of Lucy and Mark at the beautiful Brockencote Hall, Country House Hotel & Restaurant, Chaddesley Corbett, near Kidderminster
between Christmas and New Year. It was a wonderful and very romantic day and we were delighted to be a part of it. We wish Lucy and Mark our very best wishes for the future.

The Wedding of Lucy and Mark at Brockencote Hall Nr. Kidderminster

The Wedding of Lucy and Mark at Brockencote Hall, Chaddesley Corbett, Nr. Kidderminster

We were also at Brockencote Hall just before Christmas for a large family who wanted a family portrait when their entire clan were gathered together.

Bearded Dragons & Reptile Photography for Worcestershire,Birmingham and the West Midlands

Bearded Dragon Photgraphy

If you are looking for Photography of your bearded Dragons – We are ready, I have been taking photographs professionally for nearly 27 years and still occasionaly get asked to do something we have never done before. A smashing couple from Ludlow found us when they were looking for a wall portrait of  one of them with their dog, we had arranged the shoot when Carl just happened to ask if we could take some pictures of his Bearded Dragons, now we had heard the name but had no idea what they were or what they looked like! Yes we were sure we could though, as long as they weren’t dangerous bring them along and lets see what we can do. Just a few of the results are below ( thanks Carl for letting us share these )


Bearded Dragon Reptile Portraits

We ended up with one of the most facinating portraits I have ever taken of Carl with his wonderful Bearded Dragons “Lucy” and “Dave” We also love the one with Carl in Black and white and “Lucy the Bearded Dragon on his shoulder.

Bearded Dragon and Reptile Photography by Sammy Southall Photography

Carl with his Bearded Dragons " Mustard & Luphy "

Here’s another we really liked Carl with Mustrad The Bearded Dragon making eye to eye contact!

Carl and his Bearded Dragon Lucy eye to eye

Carl & Bearded Dragon Mustard Make Eye to Eye Contact

Bearded Dragon & Carl

Here are jst a couple of the fantastic close ups we were able to get of the Fabulously Photogenic Bearded Dragons ” Mustard and Luphy”

Bearded Dragon and Reptile pet photography by Sammy Southall

This is " Luphy " The Bearded Dragon

Bearded Dragon and Pet Reptile Photography by Sammy Southall Photography

Now meet "Mustard the Bearded Dragon"

So if you have Bearded Dragons or anyother sort of  ” Non Dangerous ” reptiles you would like to have photographed with you – You know who to call. Lastly We just had to show you this lovely picture of Carls Partner Stephanie with her lovely dog “Tipsey”  Thanks to both of you for a very enjoyable Bearded Dragon Portraits photographic shoot.

bearded dragon

Stephanie & Tipsey having a cuddle!


Family Portraits video slideshow,

Jane has been working non stop getting to grips with the production of our latest WOW offering. We are now showing all our clients these great new supercharged videos on arrival at our studio and they love them – we can also offer you a full DVD version of you family portrait session as well as a mini one you can email or share with your friend on Facebook. The DVD is like you being in a MTV music video it can be slow or fast moving and offers superb award winning production values as well as being very high screen quality. Check out our new family portraits video here.

If you would like to get your family portraits for christmas presents please get in touch very soon as we are getting very booked up for the run up to christmas. Call Jane now on 01562 747612

Photography for Christmas in Worcestershire & the West Midlands!!

Photography For Christmas, give the gift of you!

photography for christmas, children and families little girl with reindeerIt’s been another very very busy summer for Jane and I, we have had the pleasure of producing many great photo shoots throughout Worcestershire and the West Midlands and we are now in the run up to Christmas 2011.
We are already very booked up with children’s and family portrait shoots for clients looking for gifts for Christmas and we have some NEW photography gift vouchers which we can personalise for you and will make a perfect Christmas gift.

Give the Gift of Photography for Christmas

Our personalised gift vouchers are available from just £30, and can either be mailed by post or we can produce it & email it so that you can print it and present it yourself!
A photography for christmas gift voucher, the perfect gift for new families, parents & grandparents.
We also do makover vouchers for the special lady in your life.

We can shoot & produce Photography for Christmas until December 15th

Try not to leave your photography for christmas to the last minute!

Wedding Photography at Stone Manor Hotel Kidderminster

Lisa and Nick on their way to the Stone Manor Hotel KidderminsterHad a wonderful wedding last Saturday at the Stone Manor Hotel in Kidderminster Congratulations to Laura & Nick who are a delightful couple who were great to work with. They had their wedding service at the beautiful Hagley Church and off to the Patio Suite at the Stone Manor Hotel. The sun shone all day and everyone had a wonderful day – there were lots of little ones at the wedding and Jane had a great time capturing them when they werent expecting it. We have already done all the editing and post production and they will be able to see all their pictures on line.

Hello and welcome to the brand new blog from Sam and Jane Southall

Hello and welcome to the brand new blog from Sam and Jane Southall – we are new to wordpress and to blogging but hope we will find the time to keep a regular news stream going on what we have been getting up to. You should also see our favourite shots we take on the makeovers, portrait shoots and weddings we cover


Mother & Daughter Spring Makeover Offer

Our beautiful Mother and Daughter Makeover treats and experiences are back for another year in 2017. This experience is true joy for Mums and Daughters getting a chance to enjoy spending some relaxed fun times together, you will both enjoy the pampering of a full professional makeover with dry hair styling included to ensure you look your very best when you enter the photographic studio. We will help guide you throughout your photo shoot to produce the best pictures of you that you have ever seen. We help with all the posing and expressions and make the whole experience a loads of fun. Places are limited and this offer is only available for mother and daughter makeover experiences purchased prior to May 2017.  Call Jane today on 01562 747612 and get you session booked and have a lovely time to look forward to.