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

 

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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.

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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.

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