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East Yorkshire and Hull Portrait Photography

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East Yorkshire Portrait Photographer | Hull Portrait Photography | Award Winning Photographers

Since the mid-19th century, portrait photography has taken place in studios around the world. The home of our portrait studio is in Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire. Here we have produced multi-award-winning images and delighted our clients with photography of their children, families, pets, and businesses. Providing a service to our clients from the East Yorkshire and Hull region and further afield, we pride ourselves on professionalism and friendliness. At Ray and Julie Photography we are great believers that the two go hand in hand, but that is enough about us; let’s look at what we can do for you!

Portrait Photography

Studio photography includes portraiture of people of all ages; maternity, newborn, children, birthdays, family, engagement portraits and not forgetting pets. For families with older children, we have teenage photography sessions to boost confidence and modelling sessions for portfolios.

If you are looking for product or headshot photography we are experienced in commercial photography, too. We are always happy to share our work with you before you commit; we advise you to always ask to see work when choosing any photographer.

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Camera Anxiety

Many of our clients first arrive a little apprehensive at the thought of being photographed and that is where our extensive experience allows us to put you at ease and more importantly help you to enjoy the experience, don’t just take our word for it read our reviews! Photography should be fun. Your time with us should not be a means to an end but an event. The best smiles come from natural laughter and we do our very best to help you feel at ease and have fun. Before long, you will be relaxed and confident and your images will reflect the results of an enjoyable experience in the studio. We’ll feel like we’ve made new friends when you leave, along with our many other clients from across Yorkshire and the UK.

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In the Studio

On the day of your photo-shoot, you will arrive at our modern, centrally located, Georgian Beverley town center studio where we will welcome you. You will be shown to one of two fully equipped modern, illuminated studio spaces and your photography session will be explained once again. Then the fun begins and through laughter and naturally induced smiles, moments are captured.

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Every portrait session concludes with an invitation to return to the studio for an exclusive personal viewing of your images. When you return, you will experience a cinema-style exhibition of your portraits, displayed on a 65” HD cinema-style wall screen. As you sit back and relax, we will present a slideshow of images set to music in comfortable surroundings.

The Types of Photography Sessions Explained.

A variety of emotions can be encapsulated in timeless memories. A modelling portfolio may require a serious expression whereas a smash & splash session is all about laughter. A newborn or maternity shoot presents the beautiful serenity of a new life.

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Whilst commercial photography displays professionalism on the page but what do these terms mean? Well, some are self-explanatory, maternity, newborn. Some you may never have heard of – ‘Cake Smash and Splash’ photography sessions usually centre around a baby’s first birthday. Your child is presented with a birthday cake and they are free to do as they please with it whilst we capture the fun on camera. Afterwards, as you can imagine, there is always a need for the clean-up and that is where the ‘splash’ part comes in. So much fun!

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In all types of portrait photography, we have tips and tricks to get young children to interact and as for the pets, we are pretty good at getting their attention too. We often use toys, props and backgrounds. We will discuss with you any clothing ideas or colour schemes prior to your studio session. You may want a particular item from home to feature in the session, no problem.

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With a wealth of experience in both our wedding photography on location and in the studio for portrait photography, as qualified professional photographers we know exactly how to use lighting and professional equipment to put you in your ‘best light’. We promise to capture the best of our clients enabling them to display their portraits in pride of place in their home or workplace.

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Our corporate photography includes professional headshots of directors or employees for your website or perhaps you are looking for product images for your catalogue. With experience across the board, you can be sure you have the right photographers for the job.

Products and Collections 

You will have several collections across all types of photography to choose from when you book with us. Our collections include the studio photography session, the exclusive viewing and digital images and prints. Further wall products can be purchased including Canvas, Frames, Acrylics, Prints and Print Boxes. We are always happy to talk through the collections with you and discuss your specific requirements.

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Blog and Awards

Head over to our photography blog to find regular posts about studio sessions and weddings we have photographed and news about awards and developments. We recently received the prestigious award of ‘Studio Photographer of the Year’ at the Master Photographers Association 2020 Regional Awards. We currently hold the title of one of East Yorkshire’s Top Three Best Rated Photographers for the fourth consecutive year from ‘ Three Best Rated’. Previous awards include MPA Yorkshire Region 2019 ‘Photographer of the Year’,  National Portrait Awards Photographer of the Year amongst others. Winning awards is great and we feel really privileged but the real testimony to our work is what our clients say. The reviews and recommendations we receive are a true reflection of the effort we put into every photography session.

You can rest assured you are in safe hands with Ray and Julie Photography – Qualified Licentiate of the Master Photographers Association  (MPA) and British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP) and Qualified member of the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers. Ray and Julie Photography has been featured online and in printed publications nationwide. Our photography has won awards across several categories, our reputation precedes us and we are excited to meet you.

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We know you have questions and that is expected. You will want to see what this standard of photography costs if interested in a portrait session please contact us. If you have any questions not answered here or would like to discuss any of our collections, products, or anything else, please, drop us a line and we will be in touch.

Thank you for reading about our portrait photography.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to our East Yorkshire and Hull portrait studio in the very near future and capturing your memories.

Kindest regards

Ray And Julie x

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