Toland Photography: Blog http://www.tolandphotography.co.uk/blog en-us Toland Photography Limited joanna@tolandphotography.co.uk (Toland Photography) Sat, 18 Nov 2017 10:39:00 GMT Sat, 18 Nov 2017 10:39:00 GMT http://www.tolandphotography.co.uk/img/s/v-5/u364552210-o64657482-50.jpg Toland Photography: Blog http://www.tolandphotography.co.uk/blog 80 120 Christmas Mini Set Up with Toland Photography in Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire http://www.tolandphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/11/christmas-mini-set-up

So I've had a few questions about the set that I have used for my christmas minis and thought id create a blog to help others that may have been in my shoes earlier on in the year......

How do you get the 'lights' look in the background?

I have found in the past that clients like to have a couple of normal studio shots swell as christmas themed so rather then setting the lights up and taking them down again, which would be kind of stressful for 20 minute minis i keep my background plain white and I purchased a set of Christmas digital backgrounds from Esty. I then used these as an overlay on my final edited images. So much easier for me!

Where do I buy my backgrounds from?

In my christmas minis I have just kept the studio bare in terms of backdrops, only using props. However, as mentioned above i buy the Christmas lights backdrop from Easy...I think this has to be my favourite online store!

Where did I find my props?

The Range!!!!! I love this shop and i could literally spend all day in there!!! They have so much and I have chosen this year to go with the traditional christmas colours even though i was highly tempted with the whites silvers and blues........probably because i have two girls obsessed with Frozen and subconsciously working on my creative side!

What is the best way to get the snow look on the floor?

So I started with a Faux fur blanket but I have just discovered the use of 'Teddy bear stuffing' its amazing so my next set of mini's will be featuring that as the snow....so I will let you know how that goes but i am excited as he test shots have turned out great so far!

How long to I set for my minis and why?

So anyone who has had experience knows its a tough one to keep little ones entertained and interested for long and with a squawking bird puppet, bells and a couple of other toys (age related) and with the help of mum and dad I have found 20 minutes is perfect. However, there are always going to be those little ones who are not feeling great on the day and then its up to you and the client to discuss next steps. But I find including mum and dad in the shots helps loads!

Do all clients sign a contract?

YES! This helps both me a the photographer and the client. Why you may ask? well so that the client knows exactly what to expect from the time frame of their images being ready, how they will receive them, the standard produced and for me to know they understand the procedure and outline of the session.

How do I prepare clients for a session?

I send my clients a checklist with a number of items on it to help ensure they are ready for the photoshoot, this includes having clothes/outfits laid out the night before, a bag packed with spare clothes, foods not to eat before the photoshoot (primarily things that will stain the models mouths especially orange or red foods). What time to aim for and most importantly to make sure our little models are well feed...hunrgy models do not like having their photo taken.

How do you share your images with clients?

I use an online gallery called Shootproof, I can not recommend them enough! They are great and it is such an easy platform to share with your clients. From here they can share their images on social media, purchase digitals, prints and canvases. You can also include your own self fufilled products!

]]>
joanna@tolandphotography.co.uk (Toland Photography) christmas minis digital backgrounds from etsy newcastle under lyme photographer props from the range staffordshire photographer toland photography http://www.tolandphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/11/christmas-mini-set-up Thu, 02 Nov 2017 10:25:06 GMT
Autumn Family Shoot at Chiswick House, London http://www.tolandphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/10/autumn-family-shoot-at-chiswick-house-london Spring is here

Location: Chiswick House (my favourite location for family portraits in London)

Date: Tuesday the 24th of October 2017

Just a few images from Lisa and her beautiful family at Chiswick House London! Im sure you will agree the colours are absolutely amazing swell as the little models! This is part of our Lifestyle Package that we offer on location. So you choose the location and we show up!!!! What better way to capture your family, in an environment you love and enjoy!

  "Autumn Family Photo Session" "Toland Photographer" "Staffordshire family Photographer" "London Family photographer" Photographer in Newcastle under lyme" "Child photographer in stoke" "Candid shots" "Natural photography in staffordshire"Autumn Family Lifestyle session with Toland Photography "Autumn Family Photo Session" "Toland Photographer" "Staffordshire family Photographer" "London Family photographer" Photographer in Newcastle under lyme" "Child photographer in stoke" "Candid shots" "Natural photography in staffordshire"Autumn Family Lifestyle session with Toland Photography "Autumn Family Photo Session" "Toland Photographer" "Staffordshire family Photographer" "London Family photographer" Photographer in Newcastle under lyme" "Child photographer in stoke" "Candid shots" "Natural photography in staffordshire"Autumn Family Lifestyle session with Toland Photography "Autumn Family Photo Session" "Toland Photographer" "Staffordshire family Photographer" "London Family photographer" Photographer in Newcastle under lyme" "Child photographer in stoke" "Candid shots" "Natural photography in staffordshire"Autumn Family Lifestyle session with Toland Photography "Autumn Family Photo Session" "Toland Photographer" "Staffordshire family Photographer" "London Family photographer" Photographer in Newcastle under lyme" "Child photographer in stoke" "Candid shots" "Natural photography in staffordshire"Autumn Family Lifestyle session with Toland Photography

Brothers, child photography, toland photography, staffordshire photographer, Photographer in stoke on trentBrothers! Brothers, child photography, toland photography, staffordshire photographer, Photographer in stoke on trentBrothers!

]]>
joanna@tolandphotography.co.uk (Toland Photography) candid pictures natural photography in stoke newcastle under lyme studio photographer in stafford staffordshire photography toland photography http://www.tolandphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/10/autumn-family-shoot-at-chiswick-house-london Tue, 31 Oct 2017 10:54:00 GMT
Christmas Minis are here! One date only! http://www.tolandphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/10/christmas-minis-are-here-one-date-only

We are only running one date!!!! 11th of November 2017

10am - 2pm

@ The Boiler Works Studio, ST4 7AQ

BOOK NOW!! Before its too late: 

https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=14507876&notembedded=1

 

 

]]>
joanna@tolandphotography.co.uk (Toland Photography) children photoshoot christmas mini perfect christmas present personalised christmas cards http://www.tolandphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/10/christmas-minis-are-here-one-date-only Mon, 23 Oct 2017 20:23:56 GMT
Baby Theo - Newborn Photography shoot in Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire - Cute baby pics http://www.tolandphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/10/baby-theo Baby Theo - Homebased Photoshoot

14 days old and absolutely gorgeous!

Lucky for Theo and I, I had this booking scheduled a day after my 1 to 1 training course, specialising in Newborn Posing! It was also like Christmas came earlier as this was also where my favourite Newborn Prop shop is!!!! So of course I just had to updated my little boys props and purchased a beautiful petrol blue blanket, wrap, a farmers cap and an adorable blue pom pom hat! Check out just a few from our session! 

 

Newborn Photography, Staffordshire Newborn photographer, Baby Photographer, Stoke on trent, Newcastle under lymeNewborn Photography - Toland PhotographyNewborn Photography - Staffordshire Newborn Photography, Staffordshire Newborn photographer, Baby Photographer, Stoke on trent, Newcastle under lymeNewborn Photography - Toland PhotographyNewborn Photography - Staffordshire Newborn Photography, Staffordshire Newborn photographer, Baby Photographer, Stoke on trent, Newcastle under lymeNewborn Photography - Toland PhotographyNewborn Photography - Staffordshire Newborn Photography, Staffordshire Newborn photographer, Baby Photographer, Stoke on trent, Newcastle under lymeNewborn Photography - Toland PhotographyNewborn Photography - Staffordshire Newborn Photography, Staffordshire Newborn photographer, Baby Photographer, Stoke on trent, Newcastle under lymeNewborn Photography - Toland PhotographyNewborn Photography - Staffordshire Newborn Photography, Staffordshire Newborn photographer, Baby Photographer, Stoke on trent, Newcastle under lymeNewborn Photography - Toland PhotographyNewborn Photography - Staffordshire Newborn Photography, Staffordshire Newborn photographer, Baby Photographer, Stoke on trent, Newcastle under lymeNewborn Photography - Toland PhotographyNewborn Photography - Staffordshire Newborn Photography, Staffordshire Newborn photographer, Baby Photographer, Stoke on trent, Newcastle under lymeNewborn Photography - Toland PhotographyNewborn Photography - Staffordshire

 

 

 

]]>
joanna@tolandphotography.co.uk (Toland Photography) female photographer in north wales newcastle under lyme stoke on trent toland photography http://www.tolandphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/10/baby-theo Mon, 16 Oct 2017 20:06:26 GMT
Baby Isla - 13 days old Newborn Photoshoot in Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire http://www.tolandphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/10/baby-isla---13-days-old Baby Isla

Meet Baby Isla! She had the most beautiful hair!!!!! All of which was about to be shaved off after the session! So it was amazing to be able to capture these images for mum before hand!!!! Im sure you will agree she is gorgeous!!!!

 

Newborn Photography, Staffordshire Newborn photographer, Baby Photographer, Stoke on trent, Newcastle under lymeNewborn Photography - Toland PhotographyNewborn Photography - Staffordshire Newborn Photography, Staffordshire Newborn photographer, Baby Photographer, Stoke on trent, Newcastle under lymeNewborn Photography - Toland PhotographyNewborn Photography - Staffordshire Newborn Photography, Staffordshire Newborn photographer, Baby Photographer, Stoke on trent, Newcastle under lymeNewborn Photography - Toland PhotographyNewborn Photography - Staffordshire Newborn Photography, Staffordshire Newborn photographer, Baby Photographer, Stoke on trent, Newcastle under lymeNewborn Photography - Toland PhotographyNewborn Photography - Staffordshire Newborn Photography, Staffordshire Newborn photographer, Baby Photographer, Stoke on trent, Newcastle under lymeNewborn Photography - Toland PhotographyNewborn Photography - Staffordshire Newborn Photography, Staffordshire Newborn photographer, Baby Photographer, Stoke on trent, Newcastle under lymeNewborn Photography - Toland PhotographyNewborn Photography - Staffordshire Newborn Photography, Staffordshire Newborn photographer, Baby Photographer, Stoke on trent, Newcastle under lymeNewborn Photography - Toland PhotographyNewborn Photography - Staffordshire Newborn Photography, Staffordshire Newborn photographer, Baby Photographer, Stoke on trent, Newcastle under lymeNewborn Photography - Toland PhotographyNewborn Photography - Staffordshire Newborn Photography, Staffordshire Newborn photographer, Baby Photographer, Stoke on trent, Newcastle under lymeNewborn Photography - Toland PhotographyNewborn Photography - Staffordshire

]]>
joanna@tolandphotography.co.uk (Toland Photography) newborn photographer newcastle under lyme staffordshire newborn photographer toland photography http://www.tolandphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/10/baby-isla---13-days-old Sun, 15 Oct 2017 22:37:28 GMT
Samantha & Alice's Big day! Captured by Toland Photography, Stoke on trent, Staffordshire. http://www.tolandphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/10/samantha-alices-big-day Samantha & Alice

Location: Hanley Town Hall, Staffordshire

]]>
joanna@tolandphotography.co.uk (Toland Photography) female photographer hanley town hall wedding photographer newcastle under lyme same sex marriage stoke on trent toland photography http://www.tolandphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/10/samantha-alices-big-day Tue, 10 Oct 2017 22:09:23 GMT
One of the few sunny weddings I've had this summer at Alsager Golf Club http://www.tolandphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/9/one-of-the-few-sunny-weddings-ive-had-this-summer-at-alsager-golf-club "Staffordshire Wedding photographer" " Toland Photography" "Wedding photography" "Second photographer"Groomsmen!All these little details that make up the day....not to be missed! "Staffordshire Wedding photographer" " Toland Photography" "Wedding photography" "Second photographer"Groomsmen!All these little details that make up the day....not to be missed! "Staffordshire Wedding photographer" " Toland Photography" "Wedding photography" "Second photographer"Groomsmen!All these little details that make up the day....not to be missed! "Bride and Groom" "Staffordshire wedding photographer" "wedding photography in Alsager"Toland Photography - Wedding Photography in Staffordshire Summer weddings with out the sun! Seems to have been a thing this summer! But still beautiful bright images. "Bride and Groom" "Staffordshire wedding photographer" "wedding photography in Alsager"Toland Photography - Wedding Photography in Staffordshire Summer weddings with out the sun! Seems to have been a thing this summer! But still beautiful bright images. "Bride and Groom" "Staffordshire wedding photographer" "wedding photography in Alsager"Toland Photography - Wedding Photography in Staffordshire Summer weddings with out the sun! Seems to have been a thing this summer! But still beautiful bright images. "Bride and Groom" "Staffordshire wedding photographer" "wedding photography in Alsager"Toland Photography - Wedding Photography in Staffordshire Summer weddings with out the sun! Seems to have been a thing this summer! But still beautiful bright images. "Bride and Groom" "Staffordshire wedding photographer" "wedding photography in Alsager"Toland Photography - Wedding Photography in Staffordshire Summer weddings with out the sun! Seems to have been a thing this summer! But still beautiful bright images.

]]>
joanna@tolandphotography.co.uk (Toland Photography) award winning photographer cheshire photographer female wedding photographer groomsmen prep image newcastle under lyme wedding photographer stoke on trent wedding photographer toland photography wedding wedding poses http://www.tolandphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/9/one-of-the-few-sunny-weddings-ive-had-this-summer-at-alsager-golf-club Fri, 01 Sep 2017 09:38:00 GMT
Registered member of The Guild of Photographers for Wedding, Newborns & Babies http://www.tolandphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/8/register

So, I have finally registered with The Guild of Photographers who are a society committed to continually develop professional standards. The Guild is a professional body that supports photographers to ensure that they are delivering the highest standards to their customers through the photos they take and the products they produce. Through this body I will be aiming to eventually achieve their Master of Craftsmanship for both Wedding Photography and Newborn Photography, however there are a few very distinguished levels of excellence to achieve before finally reaching this stage, so watch this space!

Within my photography I am committed to improving with every single photo I take and there is a famous response to the question "What is your favourite photograph?" that I resinate with and the answer is "the photograph I take tomorrow". With my diploma as the foundation of my learning and the 5 years experience I have built up, I still have so much to learn.

As in any industry, the photography world is ever changing and therefore it is important to keep up with these advances, as well as sharing great ideas to do with lighting, settings, graphics, editing programs and even posing. Last year I became an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop and Illustrator and this has really pushed my newborn photography into a higher class of photography as well as my portrait photography, my clients no longer need to worry about those blemishes or wrinkles. 

All I do know is that if you book in your wedding photography with me this year because you loved my portfolio, just imagine what I will be able to do by the time your big day approaches!

]]>
joanna@tolandphotography.co.uk (Toland Photography) the guild of photographers http://www.tolandphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/8/register Wed, 30 Aug 2017 11:24:26 GMT
Peter & Beata Cartwright http://www.tolandphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/8/peter-beata-cartwright Peter and Beata Cartwright

Location: Best Western Moat House Hotel, Festival Park, Stoke on Trent

Spring is here Spring is here

The Cartwrights WeddingWedding Photography Spring is here The Cartwrights WeddingWedding Photography The Cartwrights WeddingWedding Photography Spring is here The Cartwrights WeddingWedding Photography The Cartwrights WeddingWedding Photography The Cartwrights WeddingWedding Photography

The Cartwrights WeddingWedding Photography The Cartwrights WeddingWedding Photography Spring is here Spring is here The Cartwrights WeddingWedding Photography The Cartwrights WeddingWedding Photography The Cartwrights WeddingWedding Photography Wedding Photography Ring shot The Cartwrights WeddingWedding Photography

]]>
joanna@tolandphotography.co.uk (Toland Photography) female photographer festival park moat house hotel newcastle under lyme staffordshire wedding photographer stoke on trent toland photography wedding at best western staffordshire wedding photography http://www.tolandphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/8/peter-beata-cartwright Wed, 30 Aug 2017 10:48:45 GMT
I've Joined BANPAS - Officially Registered Newborn Photographer in Staffordshire http://www.tolandphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/8/ive-joined-banpas

I’ve Joined BANPAS!

As a newborn and baby photographer, I have to take the safety of my little clients very seriously.

It might surprise you to know that the newborn photography industry is completely unregulated. Photographers like me, who take safety seriously, have to take it upon ourselves to be trained and educated on how to ensure the beautiful images we create, are done safely.
For example when you see a beautiful image like this
Newborn Photography, Staffordshire Newborn photographer, Baby Photographer, Stoke on trent, Newcastle under lymeNewborn Photography - Toland PhotographyNewborn Photography - Staffordshire

 

You may be forgiven for thinking that the baby here was [unsupported, left in place, balancing or insert your own description] but actually I created this image using 2 different images, the baby posed on a beanbag and  a digital background.

Here are some of the ‘before’ images used to create the final portrait.

Being a newborn and baby photographer requires a unique set of skills and there is a worldwide organisation that exists to support photographers like me, who want to have access to safety training and resources that we can use to provide clients like you with a better service.

I’m delighted to have joined BANPAS (Baby & Newborn Photography Association) and you will be able to find me on their directory of photographers here: Search for me. They also have a fabulous facebook page for pregnant and new parents here BANPAS Facebook page for Parents

I’d be delighted to chat to you about how I can create a beautiful gallery of images for your newborn and very happy to chat to you about how I do that safely. Please contact me for booking and availability information.

]]>
joanna@tolandphotography.co.uk (Toland Photography) newborn photography newborn safety awareness newcastle under lyme stoke on trent toland photography http://www.tolandphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/8/ive-joined-banpas Wed, 23 Aug 2017 21:41:51 GMT
Bamford Wedding 19th of August 2017 http://www.tolandphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/8/bamford-wedding-19th-of-august-2017 Becky & Mark

Location: Mooreville Inn, Leek Road, Staffordshire

Package: 4 hours Second Photographer

 

              

]]>
joanna@tolandphotography.co.uk (Toland Photography) female photographer female photographer in north wales moorville newcastle under lyme stoke on trent toland photography weddings in staffordshire http://www.tolandphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/8/bamford-wedding-19th-of-august-2017 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 19:35:09 GMT
Location Scouting for Location based photoshoots: Tittesworth Water http://www.tolandphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/7/location-scouting-for-location-based-photoshoots-tittesworth-water My beautiful family

So another weekend is upon us and as our little newborn is only 6 weeks old we've decided to use the day to go an visit Tittesworth Water, also known as Tittesworth Reseviour. It had been recommended to us by new friends and colleagues as a great place for the family, to go for a walk and enjoy and ice-cream. So of we went. And let me tell you they were not wrong. It was B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L!!! With the huge resivour, geese, big open green spaces, streams, children play area and not to forget good ice-cream AND TO TOP IT ALL OFF THE SUN. However, there wasn't much place to find shade apart from the gorgeous hidden stream that you can see in the pictures. 

Of course the beautiful little curly haired girl in the photos is my daughter and let me tell you 995 of the time she is no fan of having her photo taken which is why lifestyle location based photography is really the best (only) way of me getting beautiful images of her! She loves to play, search for mini beasts, explore and give hugs so incorporate that into our day and tahdah! We have our pictures! Her smiles are real, our connection is real...when i ask her about the day or when she sees the pictures it brings back sweet memories. Im not sure a studio can ever really do that and this is why my passion lies outside of the studio, in the great outdoors with real people, places and emotions!

If you would like to update you family album, or even start one why not contact me at joanna@tolandphotography.co.uk or call 07808155575 to arrange a family photoshoot. Prices start from as little at £99.....I think you could buy 1 image and a print in a studio for that....I know I'm being cheeky but I really believe every family should have beautiful photos of those they hold close to their heart, not just the wealthy!

Family Photoshoot at Tittesworth Water

]]>
joanna@tolandphotography.co.uk (Toland Photography) Female photographer Newcastle Under Lyme Stoke on Trent Tittesworth water Toland Photography stafford staffordshire http://www.tolandphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/7/location-scouting-for-location-based-photoshoots-tittesworth-water Mon, 10 Jul 2017 11:24:44 GMT
Stafford Castle Summer Sunday http://www.tolandphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/7/stafford-castle-summer-sunday Stafford Castle Summer Sunday Having just moved to Staffordshire we are very keen as a family to see all we can whilst the weather is good and this past Sunday was no exception! We were given a leaflet about an event at Stafford Castle for the whole family and thought 'why not'. So with out family and my trusty 85mm Nikon lens and D750 we set off for our adventure. 

We turned up and could hear the live music, see the bubbles and smell the hog roast cooking! I knew there and then that this was going to be a great day out! There was so much to do, with jugglers, face painting, model balloons and free blow up balls everywhere the kids where in heaven. For us adults live music but a range of different artists kept us entertained.

Its so easy to take photos when there is just so much fun and laughter around you! The best part of my job is watching a family have fun and capture it all on film (well digital film). This time it was my turn, to capture my own family having fun and even with the bright sun shine, fast moment, bubbles everywhere... we still got great images! Have a look for your self!

If your interested in updating your family album or even starting early on those Christmas gifts for grand parents or family why not hire me for an hour, a location of your choice! You will not regret it! Have a look through my portfolio and you will see my style and if you like what you see send me an email at joanna@tolandphotography.co.uk or call 07808155575

Bubbles and Music

 

 

]]>
joanna@tolandphotography.co.uk (Toland Photography) Newcastle Under Lyme Stafford castle Stoke on Trent Toland Photography stafford staffordshire http://www.tolandphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/7/stafford-castle-summer-sunday Mon, 10 Jul 2017 11:05:52 GMT
Baby Elisha and his beautiful family http://www.tolandphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/6/baby-elisha-and-his-beautiful-family Newborn Photography, Staffordshire Newborn photographer, Baby Photographer, Stoke on trent, Newcastle under lymeNewborn Photography - Toland PhotographyNewborn Photography - Staffordshire My first Newborn baby shoot in Staffordshire! Only a week after relocating, meaning its off to a great start! Baby Elishas photoshoot was a homebased one, so I went to them! Great for mum and dad as theres no fuss needed on their behalf! The last thing you want is to pack up all your stuff and travel to a studio shoot when you have just given birth! 

On the morning of baby Elishas shoot it was a grey and cloudy day so even  a house full of windows was a challenge for Natural light photography so the studio light came with us for this one! However, it did brighten up throughout the day so we managed to get a mixture of natural and artificial light shots!

Baby Elisha was a dream to photograph, he went off to sleep within 30 minutes and his part was all done two hours into our session! Then it was mum and dads turn and as you can see they were pro's!!!

  Newborn Photography, Staffordshire Newborn photographer, Baby Photographer, Stoke on trent, Newcastle under lymeNewborn Photography - Toland PhotographyNewborn Photography - Staffordshire

]]>
joanna@tolandphotography.co.uk (Toland Photography) baby baby photographer banpas newcastle under lyme newborns photography" portable home studio staffordshire staffordshire newborn photographer toland photography newborn http://www.tolandphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/6/baby-elisha-and-his-beautiful-family Thu, 01 Jun 2017 12:54:00 GMT
A cold winters day.....the start of 2017 http://www.tolandphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/1/a-cold-winters-day-the-start-of-2017  

As you may be well aware, my favourite model for advertising my skills is my beautiful daughter. However, unfortunately, like many children she is not keen on having her photograph taken, even though you would never be able to tell from the most recent images taken on a cold winters day. How do I manage this...? Well, its about moving away from your typical posed shots and catching them in the moment, letting them play and capturing those smiles/expressions as they happen. As you can imagine it keeps me fit, having to anticipate their every move and being that little bit faster but this is what makes every shoot different and fun. As a former primary, secondary and higher education PE teacher it all comes easily, the activity side, working with children and tapping into their creative fun side.

However, all this said, there are always those posed family shots that everyone wants and I find, due to my experience, top of the range camera equipment and the fast pace that I work at, I manage to get the desired images before both adults and children alike get bored and disinterested; which never make for good pictures. This is also why I prefer location based shoots, choosing environments where all involved feel relaxed and are able to have fun. My daughter loves the park and beach which helps to create the beautiful images you see!

If you would be interested in having a family shoot or time with the focus on your child whether for 30 mins or up to 2 hours, we can build a package that suits your needs. Feel free to contact me at joanna@tolandphotography.co.uk or 07808155575.

A cold winters day!

]]>
joanna@tolandphotography.co.uk (Toland Photography) Female Photographer in North wales Female photographer Newcastle Under Lyme Toland Photography Toland Photography in Ravenscourt Park in Hammersmith and Fulham http://www.tolandphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/1/a-cold-winters-day-the-start-of-2017 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 19:07:26 GMT
FD-Signs - Commercial Photography -Updating their website http://www.tolandphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/12/fd-signs---commercial-photography

FD signs approached me looking to update the images on their website of the high quality products, signs and prints, they sell. This was definitely a first for me as my normal subjects are people. However, like any new challenge it was fully embraced and I set off to travel across London to the various companies that FD Signs has created graphics for.

This involved a day which was surprisingly fun and area of photography that was new to me but with a creative eye you can see some great images were captured that truly display the capabilities, skills and talents of FD Signs. It was truly inspiring, the magnitude of work that was achieved by FD signs from creating the images, signs and logos to the application of these onto a vast range of equipment and machinery. 

As a photographer I am always looking for fun ways to print and display my images and when i arrived at the workshop i literally feel in love with acrylic prints! Images printed onto acrylic and mounted on steal supports so that it stands out from the wall. I have an image of it below (the lion) however, despite it still having its protective plastic covering on it, you can see the stunning effect it has. I have to say i will definitely be looking into this for both myself and as an additional product I would offer within Toland Photography.

If you are interested in finding out more about the services that FD signs offer please visit www.fd-sign.com, Address: 122 Cowley Road, Uxbridge, UB8 2LY. Tel: 03330 11 99 20, Mob: 07939 080 151, Fax: 01753 65 33 00 E-mail:fd-signs@hotmail.co.uk

 

]]>
joanna@tolandphotography.co.uk (Toland Photography) Commercial Photography FD Signs Toland Photography West London Photographer http://www.tolandphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/12/fd-signs---commercial-photography Thu, 29 Dec 2016 19:49:00 GMT
The gorgeous baby Reily http://www.tolandphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/9/the-gorgeous-baby-reily It was a gorgeous sunny day and the time had come for little baby Reilly to have his newborn shoot and at 9 days old it should have been perfect for him but as you know things never go the way you plan and poor little Reilly was not very well, which we realised shortly into the session. As everyone who  has ever been a parent or photographed newborns/children each and every session is different and comes with it its challenges and delights.

This time we had to suspend the session, which was best for Reilly but we got a few quick shots, the best of which you can see below and Im sure you would agree he is a very handsome little fella.

The photoshoot to continue at a later date, excited to see him in a few weeks. If you are interested in booking a newborn shoot, whether your little one is 5 days old or 20 days old (recommended is5-10 for those posed sleepy shots) please contact me at joanna@tolandphotography.co.uk. I look forward to hearing from you.

]]>
joanna@tolandphotography.co.uk (Toland Photography) http://www.tolandphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/9/the-gorgeous-baby-reily Wed, 14 Sep 2016 17:32:23 GMT
Back 2 School Photo Shoot @ Gap Studios West London with Toland Photography Limited http://www.tolandphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/8/back-2-school-photo-shoot-gap-studios-west-london School and office supplies on blackboardSchool and office supplies on blackboard

The end of the summer is near so why not finish it on a high by booking a ini photoshoot for your youngster! A few fun shoots of them and how they were entering into this school year, instead of the more 'tradition school uniform' shot. Can you imagine Grandma's face when you send her these prints. I have used my daughter as the model for the advertisement and she is only 3 and loves these shots as well as her aunties and uncles asking for prints. 

On the day your child can wear their school uniform for a couple of more serious academic shots (if you wanted) and then what ever they feel comfortable in. You can bring your own props if you wish, just let me know prior so I know what to expect. 

This is a great opportunity to get some fun unique shots of your kids and will not take long as there are only so many poses one can do in a studio, on their own so 20-30 minutes will be more then enough and for a price tag of £59 with 3 images included its a bargain.

There are only 6 x 20-30 minute slots from 10-2pm on the 1st of October 2016 at Gap Studios 228-230 Uxbridge Road, London, W12 7JD, which i might add is only a 5 minute walk away from Westfield shopping centre! So if you are interested please email me ASAP at joanna@tolandphotography.co.uk to reserve your space. Your space will be held for 48 hours in which a contract will be sent to you which will need to be signed and returned, this protects both you and Toland Photography. You will also be sent an invoice for the payment of £59 and only when payment has been received will your spot be secure. 

A little about Gap studio's: It has many facilities to help your little one look their best, especially if you have a couple of costume changes:

. Hair & Makeup Room
. Changing Room
. Chill out room
. Tv & high-fi system
. PC available
. Waiting area
. Iron
. Small kitchen 
. Wireless internet

I am really excited about this photoshoot and hope you are too. I look forward to hearing from you.

School and office supplies on blackboardSchool and office supplies on blackboard

]]>
joanna@tolandphotography.co.uk (Toland Photography) Back to school Female photographer Gap Studios West London Toland Photography http://www.tolandphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/8/back-2-school-photo-shoot-gap-studios-west-london Mon, 22 Aug 2016 22:05:53 GMT
Baby Dolce's Christening: Caterham http://www.tolandphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/8/baby-dolces-christening-caterham Today was a beautiful day, the sun was shining and not a cloud in the sky. It was Daisy's special day, her Christening. With all her family there to help celebrate her big day. We were very lucky to be a part of it. It was a day filled with fun in the garden with all the kids and a very well cooked, delicious BBQ.

No formal photos requested, the family just wanted a few photos of the ceremony and family and with the church ceremony only being 20 minutes long, with a few family pictures at the end, an hour lifestyle shoot for £99 was a perfect fit.

If this sounds like something that you would be interested in, for an mail/special event please contact me at joanna@tolandphtography.co.uk

‚Äč

]]>
joanna@tolandphotography.co.uk (Toland Photography) Toland Photography in Caterham http://www.tolandphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/8/baby-dolces-christening-caterham Sat, 20 Aug 2016 09:25:08 GMT
Photoshop: Removing unwanted backgrounds http://www.tolandphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/8/removing-unwanted-backgrounds After completing the Adobe Photoshop course I was contacted by Karina to ask for help with a photograph from Disneyland that was very special to her and her family. The issues in the image where that the background had a few unwanted people, the colours where a little dull and there was sunglare from the window. After highlighting and discussing these issues the image was then returned to Karina a week later the way she had hoped, as the feedback was great. Have a look for yourself! What do you think?

If you have an image that you would like to enquire about please send me a message via email to joanna@tolandphotography.co.uk and i will give you free advise and a quote. It doesn't have to be an image of a professional camera, a normal camera or a good camera phone should suffice.

]]>
joanna@tolandphotography.co.uk (Toland Photography) Photoshop editing in London by Toland Photography http://www.tolandphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/8/removing-unwanted-backgrounds Wed, 17 Aug 2016 18:10:00 GMT