In 1998 Jim started out photographing local families and children using black and white film.  Rather than shoot in a studio it was decided to work exclusively on location, either at clients homes, down at the beach, or in the local New Forest.

17 years on the nothing much has changed. Except of course the pictures are captured digitally and so you have a choice of colour or black and white!

Once the basic camera skills are mastered the thing that makes a good portrait photographer is the ability to interact with their subjects.  Jim and Nicky have the ability to make both young and old feel at ease in front of the camera.  It my not be until you have been chatting away for 20 minutes that the camera will actually be switched on, and after a short time even the most photo-phobic subjects are soon enjoying themselves

By sensitively getting to know you as individuals, we will never make you feel awkward or self-conscious. There is no time constraint to a shoot, but normally 60-90 minutes is typical.  We can photograph individuals or large family groups.  Anniversary gatherings are often a great time to get the whole family together and we can blend in with the day to get some memorable pictures.

A shoot costs only £75.

Once the pictures are edited you can either come to our studio for a viewing, or have the pictures displayed in an online gallery to make your choices from.  Print prices start at £15 and there is even an option to buy the complete set of digital files if you wish.

Why would you choose us?  Look at our Portrait Portfolio to see a wide range of different pictures and note how relaxed the people look.  Not to mention our use of natural light to really create beautiful pictures.

You will also see a Portfolio of more commercial portraits too.  We have photographed authors, Lords, Bishops and company directors - all of whom wanted pictures that portray them in a natural, relaxed way.