Boudoir photography for Birmingham and the West Midlands. A style which is increasing popular as a present for partners and particularly Brides looking for a special and intimate present for their new husband.

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Boudoir Photography

As well as our very popular, empowering and liberating ” Only Boudoir ” Photo sessions we offer Boudoir for Brides and special Bridal Boudoir albums the perfect ” Little black book ” gift for your Groom on your wedding day.

Every year we have ladies looking for Valentines Day Boudoir Photography and gentlemen looking for a boudoir photography gift for Valentine’s 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 special occasions. For Gentlemen, we can, of course, create personalised Boudoir Photography gift vouchers for you to give to the love of your life and let us create a set of images that will let her see herself as you see her.

We have lots of Worcestershire, Herefordshire and West Midlands Brides booking us for our beautiful Bridal Boudoir photography shoots each year. 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 photoshoots for Herefordshire & Worcestershire Brides are always popular. They include the pre-shoot consultation, a full makeover with dry hair styling by our professional makeup artist, the full directed boudoir photo shoot is just £50.00 and this includes a 7″ x 5″ desk portrait. 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.

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We are also now offering a light bright Boudoir Photography option with brand new sets and props.

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Get Your Tatts Out – Tattoo Photography for Ladies

get-your-tatts-out-title“Get Your Tatts Out” in Worcestershire and the West Midlands!. Get Your Tatts Out was originally the name of a tattoo photography competition we took part in several years ago. Ever since we took part in the competition we have been frequently asked for this style of Tattoo Photography photoshoots. You will get some amazing photographs of your ink and many people have selected to have an album or single favourite shot blown up as wall art.

If you are a lady who has tattoos or you have female friends who have tattoos please tell them about our incredible tattoo photography shoots. This Ladies Tatto Photography Makeover photoshoot is just £50 and includes a full makeover and dry hair styling, a one-hour professional photoshoot and also includes a 7″ x  5 ” desk portrait. 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 off your tattoo’s at there best. We are a studio that very much specialises in Boudoir and Makeover photography and Boudoir Tatto photography is another way of describing this style that is ever-increasing in popularity. Also, ladies if you have a partner who is also adorned with ink he is more than welcome to join in on your photoshoot.

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 experience by Sammy Southall just call Jane Southall on 01562 747612.

 

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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 were 20 years old.

This all followed me having enjoyed a couple of years in retail (Thanks to 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 that’s 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 old 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) have shot well over 3,500 Family Portrait, Makeover and Boudoir photography shoots and have enjoyed this time immensely.

We would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who has trusted us with their photography over the last 20 years.

 

Love from Sam & Jane

 

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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.

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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.

NEW NEW NEW see our new Bright and Light Boudoir – Romantic and very sensual

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Boudoir Noir Kidderminster, Stourport, Bewdley Worcestershire and West Midlands

dark-and-sultry-boudoir-noir photographyBoudoir 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 boudoir photography clients are from Kidderminster, Stourport and Bewdley and Worcestershire generally but many come. from Herefordshire and Shropshire as well as all across the West Midlands and Birmingham.

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We also use this style for Bridal Boudoir, many brides prefer the Darker, Sexier, seductive Boudoir Noir feel and that’s exactly what we are able to give them as well as a choice of some light and Bright romantic style boudoir at the same time.