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Portraits of your best friend


Our new Referral programme started 0n the 1st of january.

The biggest compliment anyone can give us is a referral.

When clients come to us and we ask how they found us.  Occasionally the answer is you were recommended to us, by Mr A or Mrs B        

Knowing that previous clients love what we do enough to recommend us is completely awesome and we cannot thank you enough.

This set us thinking we should reward you lovely people and so we have come up with a referral programme and it works like this.

If you have taken any photoshoot with us since 2014 and you recommend us to one of your family or friends who then book and take a photoshoot with us, we will provide you with 2 extra mounted and matted portrait images from your previous session to add to your folio Box plus we will add an extra image for every £200 They spend on images. 

On top of which The people who you refer to us will receive a £50 discount for every 5 images they purchase, from us so it’s a win-win

All they have to do is mention you by name and confirm your contact details at the time of booking to qualify. It’s that easy.

T&C's apply.


Yesterday Our Autumn competition draw was made all names were dropped into the hat and we're happy to announce that the lucky winner is Susan Carson 

 Susan wins a photo shoot for two with makeup and a voucher towards print products for £155 each total value £500.

A massive thank you to all who entered. We genuinely would love you all to win Better luck next time.


A Christmas gift every mother will love

If there is one thing a mother loves, it's Spending time with her family.

A family photo shoot is an amazing gift because not only will she have fun with you the people she cares most about,  but of course, she gets to keep some amazing pictures of you all together, which she and you for that matter, will treasure forever.

A beautiful gift for all.    

The perfect gift for Christmas every mother will love

Do you exist in family photo's

images such as these will be loved because they include you.

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Do you take pictures of your kids? More importantly are you in photographs with them?

One thing I have found over a number of years, many parents are happy to have their kids photographed but seem less enthusiastic, about being in the images themselves.

Why is that?

It appears we see our flaws and not our strengths. Trouble is, those flaws (if they exist) are of no interest to anyone else, especially those you love.

You should be in pictures with your offspring. and those images should be actual Photographs such as the ones above. They will be loved by you now and Over time, your children will come to love these images.  When the time comes and they have their own families, they will be shown to the next generation, who will also love them. Why, because it’s their mother as a wee girl or young lady, and their grandmother shown in a completely different time. Precious images indeed. So make sure you in the photographs.

Book a photo shoot with the kids before the end of September and get 10% of any collection. Plus certain collections you will get your shoot fee back.

Remember this is important as you can never go back and as I also say regrets are for those that failed to act. 

Why are we different


Quote “I truly love my photographs.  Thank you all so much” 

Portraits you will love.

I am a photographer but I’m only a small part of the team that helps me create beautiful wall art for our clients and their loved ones. Our aim is simple, we want to create the best images of you, you’ve ever seen. Images you will want to hang on the walls in your home. Something you can look at hold and love. Images so powerful they bring a smile to your face. They will become legacy prints for next generation who will love them even more because they are of you. Beautiful and special. A record of a moment, you shared together. Images that young Katie here will want to show her own children. They, in turn, will love them because it’s their mother and grandmother. 

This time next year both of these beautiful people will look different. One can never go back, they will never regret purchasing these images. Regrets are for those who never find the time. that’s why what we do is special. It’s why I love being a portrait specialist.

Legacy Wall Portraits


How much Does it cost?

Photoshoots are Start at £69  Make-over photoshoots start at £99  

We operate a system where you only initially pay for the photo shoot then Choose your photographs. This system allows our client's maximum flexibility as we only want you to purchase images you love. If you don’t like your images just walk away at least you will have had a fun day.   Our Al La Carte Wall art Images Start at £99 and we have beautiful folio collections from £495. Our Ready to hang framed Photographs in a range of frames Start at £199.

Make-up is £35 per person. Hair styling from £35 per person 

Girls Day Out Min 2 Max 4 persons.

If you fancy day out with a difference, why not treat yourself to one of our girl’s makeover day.

Yourself and up to three friends can share a photo shoot it includes Make-up for everyone and two outfit changes each. you will have a fun day out It's a great way to spend time together with lots of laughter and even an excuse for a spot of pre-shoot shopping for that glamorous dress.

Location Art images

Prize winners for our glam the dress contest 

Ella Simpson has won Glam the dress prize draw. She wins A photoshoot for two including make-up, and a 15x10 framed print for her and her guest from her session.

Helen York, Mairi Murray, Kelly McDougall,  All win a photo shoot with make-up, and a £50 discount off any print purchase. Congratulations to you all, we look forward to creating some beautiful images for you.  

£50 discount Off a photoshoot goes to Karen Macleod, Kimberly Phillip, Steph Hurst and Cheryl Moir 

Want to learn how to take great pictures on your Phone


Learn how to Utilise your phone's camera

to get the best images 

March  18 

Would you like to learn How to take great Photographs on your phone?

Then click here to get some amazing tips

on how to get the best from the camera that's always in your pocket 


Competition time again. Galm the Dress

February - March 18

Wow, it's been an amazing twelve months, and believe it or not it's competition time again. Every year at this time we launch our competition and this year it's a cracker. The theme this year is - Glam the dress.

Select a dress you would love to be photographed in. It doesn't even have to be a dress you own. Buy, Borrow, Rent, whatever it takes just so long as it's a dress you absolutely love. Then just Click here to enter it's that easy. 

The prizes this year are bigger and better than ever before and are worth over £1600. One lucky entrant will win a photo shoot for two with make-up for both you and your guest and a 15x10 box frame wall portrait each. This prize alone is worth close to £600.00. We are also offering 5-second prizes for a photo shoot plus make-up and £50 voucher towards any print product of your choice. Worth over £200.

To be in with a chance of Winning one of these fabulous photoshoot prizes all you have to is click the link above. Fill in the very short form, That's it.

Competition closes Sunday 25th of March

The winners will be notified on Thursday 29th March. 

Someone has got to win this fabulous prize and with this only going out to the Inverness area you could be in for a day of fun with a friend, your mum, daughter, or sister. Don't delay do it now. The lucky winners are going to have a fabulous day being made to look stunning. all on us. Good luck.  

Usual Terms & Conditions apply, For a copy please email us 

Portraits for business or personal branding

January 2018

Never before has your image/profile been more visible. Clients and even friends want to see your profile. it just says so much about who you are, whether it's your business, social media or personal branding you should have somewhere on your website or social media have an image of your face clearly shown. In fact research now suggests, if you dont have a visable profile then that alone can arouse suspicion, and we all want/need in this age to project our profile in one way or another.

Creating your image, could be argued has never been easier. Everyone has a phone (well almost) with a camera on it. The selfie is here to stay and it has a place. That's not to say we all can take a good picture. Just because you have a pen, it doesn't make you an author.

When you're trying to project an image of yourself, the last thing you need is to be getting it horribly wrong.  

You only have one chance to create a first impression and a bad image is just like saying actually I don't care. that's not the sort of thing you need to be doing if your trying to project yourself or your company. 

For a business, a bad image could be potentially damaging. Many companies are now realising the importance of high-quality portraits & headshots, for company profiles. They go into reports, on websites and company social media pages, even in brochures and printed marketing. 

A good profile has alway's been important, but the way in which others now reach us has changed dramatically. One should never judge a book by its cover, but the fact remains, it has a large bearing on the choices people make. If you don't project that professional image, and those around you do, then you're already at a disadvantage, and in this competitive world,  great photography plays a massive role in helping you promote youself, your business and your brand, The cost of great photography far outweighs the cost of looking unprofessional  and whats more is supprinsingly cost effective. 

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