Valentines Boudoir Photography

As well as our very popular Boudoir for Brides sessions we always have a number of ladies looking for Valentines Day Boudoir Photography. Our Only Boudoir sensual and sexy 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 shoot when they can just watch the experience or choose to take part in a few shots. Please allow as much time as possible to get your shoot, viewing and prints created in time for Valentine’s day. We can, of course, create personalised valentines day gift vouchers for you to give to your lover on the 14th Feb.

We always see a lot of brides to be looking for our beautiful Bridal Boudoir photography Worcestershire shoots. We see many brides every year and right throughout the year. Our bridal Boudoir Worcestershire special taster introduction shoot for Worcestershire Brides is always popular. The makeover and shoot are just £19.99 and this includes a small desk print. Most brides select an Boudoir Album or Print and Image File package and invest between £300 and £550 on their final Boudoir Photography Worcestershire selections from Sammy Southall Photography. 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 9 days! It can be done but its a bit of a rush…..Phew.

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.


Boudoir Photography For Christmas

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,  valentines 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 boudoir offer sessions give you a chance to experience this amazing shoot which includes professional makeup and hairstyling for just £19.95 and then we will produce a set of images that you will want to have and treasure forever. This is a wonderful experience which although maybe a bit nerve-wracking beforehand will be one of those things you will always be 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.

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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.

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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.

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



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.

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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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