Toland Photography: Blog http://www.tolandphotography.co.uk/blog en-us Toland Photography Limited joanna@tolandphotography.co.uk (Toland Photography) Sun, 11 Feb 2018 22:14:00 GMT Sun, 11 Feb 2018 22:14:00 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 Grooms Men Prep - Why you should have a second wedding photographer http://www.tolandphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/2/grooms-men-prep---why-you-should-have-a-second-wedding-photographer Location: Dove Cliff Hall Hotel, Burton on Trent

Couple: James and Sophie

Date 10th of February 2018

Jut a couple from yesterdays wedding....first up was our Grooms men prep photos, all taken at Dove Cliff Hall Hotel, Burton on Trent. Unfortunately the weather was miserable and throughout our time shooting the grooms men prep it rained and rained and rained some more! But part of being a confident and experienced photographer is that a little rain doesn't get in the way and you make the best of what you have! So with a little furniture re-arrangement we were good to go!

Im sure you will agree the grooms men images are a great addition to the wedding album and experience of the big day and occasionally we can get a few of these with only one photographer booked but it all depends on how the bride is getting along! But with two photographers we are able to split the groomsmen prep and the bridal prep up and get lots of great fun, details and group shots!

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Toland Photography Limited - Newborn Photography Packages and Prices in Staffordshire http://www.tolandphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/2/toland-photography-limited---newborn-photography-packages-and-prices-in-staffordshire Newborn Photography by Toland Photography Limited

We are now offering studio based Newborn Photoshoots in Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire. I have been able to offer you this exciting opportunity through partnership with Creative Photography Studio, 249 London Rd, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 5AA. Our  booking fee and package prices are now slightly discounted as a promotional offer so book your photoshoot in now before they go back up!

It is honestly never to early to book in your photoshoot, we usually advise doing this after your 20 week scan to ensure availability. I never carry out more then 3 Newborn photoshoots a week, to ensure your images are given quality editing time  to produce the high quality images you deserve, as well as booking in your viewing session within the 2-3 weeks of your photoshoot.

When booking in your session, we require the booking fee (£59) in full and then nothing to pay until your viewing session and then its completely up to you how much or little you spend. There are three different packages that you can add further images, prints, canvas's or products such as keyring, mugs, mouse mats etc too! Fantastic Christmas presents for family members.

If you have any questions please Contact me, send me a message or call on 07808155575

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Ben and Sarahs Winter wedding at Hanley Town Hall, Staffordshire http://www.tolandphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/1/ben-and-sarahs-winter-wedding-at-hanley-town-hall-staffordshire Ben and Sarah

Location: Hanley Town Hall and Reception: The Queens at Freehay, Staffordshire 

Date: 29th of December 2017

Start time: 3pm

 

I got the pleasure of capturing Ben and Sarah very romantic and intimate marriage! With 6 beautiful children between them, all of which were absolutely stunning, the focus was very clearly family driven and it was an event filled with so much fun and smiles. Sarah was absolutely stunning, brightening up Hanley registry office as soon as she stepped into the venue. It was a very cold, wet and wintery day but this definitely did not put a damper on the day.

Sarah and Ben chose a very beautiful and quaint reception venue, The Queens at Freeway which was absolutely perfect for a winters wedding! With exclusive use, the twinkly fairy lights and candles it made the perfect cosy romantic atmosphere!

Due to the weather, the days becoming dark at 4pm and space we were limited to space and photo opportunities but with an album with over 300 photos over the space of 4 hours I think you can agree we did good! Plus, it always helps to have such a beautiful family to photograph.

If you love my style and are interested in finding about what wedding packages we offer please view my Wedding portfolio and check out the different Wedding packages that I offer. For wedding dates within 2018 there is currently a 10% discount of all packages, however there is no availability for June July and August 2018. Get in touch as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

 

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joanna@tolandphotography.co.uk (Toland Photography) freehay affordable wedding photography hanley town hall the queens wedding photography in staffordshire wedding photography in stoke on trent http://www.tolandphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/1/ben-and-sarahs-winter-wedding-at-hanley-town-hall-staffordshire Tue, 30 Jan 2018 10:56:18 GMT
First Sitters Session with Baby Sophie http://www.tolandphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/1/first-sitters-session-with-baby-sophie Newborn Photography - Talia 2018Newborn Photography - Talia 2018Baby Talia

Baby Sophie was my first Sitters session and even though she was a little poorly with her teeth we had a good 10 mins and captured her little crazy personality..If you check out my Facebook page you can actually view a live video that we recorded at the start of the session and the giggles are way too cute!!! From the video you will also realise this was not captured within a actual studio but my home studio (in my dining room) in Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire. And fom the snap shot of images you can see in this blog we have produced some absolutely beautiful baby pictures.

Sophie has just turned 8 months old and is now able to confidently sit unaided which is a must for a Sitters session. We always keep either an assistant or Mum/Dad near by...just out of shot incase. But, to get the best from your session s/he should be sitting unaided, confidently! Obviously our little precious angels all develop at different rates....my first was sitting by 6 months, where as my second 7.5 months, so if your unsure just email me or call and I can advise you. 

My favourite colour is pink and I love flowers so of course the shoot was inspired by those two things. Of course not everyone loves pink so please don't think this has to be the backdrop for your Sitters session. When you enquire about a sitters shoot with us one of the first questions we will ask is exactly that, what are your favourite colours, what do you like? This helps for your pictures to be personalised just for you and your family.

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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!

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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!

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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: 

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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! 

 

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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!!!!

 

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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

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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!

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

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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
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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.

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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

 

              

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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

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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

 

 

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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!!!

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