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Why choose Nigel Atkinson Photography?

With 28 years of experience behind the camera, you can be assured of a professional service 

I have been privileged to have worked alongside and travelled with some incredible photographers over a large part of my career learning from them, the techniques and lighting we use today. After all this time I can safely say that photography is still my passion and being creative is my driving force.

I have an inherent interest in people, it's why I love being a Specialist Portrait Photographer.

More than anything when you place your trust in us,  you can be assured that everything we do, is about service quality and value. We do not pre-sell images to you. We always listen, advise and step back. 

The way we work is you purchase a photoshoot session and then you choose the images you love, in a format and style you love. To suit you, your home and your budget. don't like what you see then walk away, it really is that simple. 

We are always happy to show you our products in advance of you even booking a photoshoot, and we will always answer your questions no matter how small.

We want you to love your experience with us, from the very first time you contact us, and more importantly to look love and see your family photographs every single day. Our images are legacy images that every generation will treasure as time moves on. All our products come from industry-leading award-winning suppliers, who supply us with an incredible range of products which our clients love. 


Are you currently open?

Yes, we are currently operational again but due to COVID things have obviously changed a little and will be until further notice,

We are advising selecting location-based shoots for groups of three people or more.  Having a family photo shoot on location often works out better especially where younger children are involved.  A studio can be quite an intimidating place and kids behave more naturally doing the things they love, which makes for great photographs.

if you would like to know the options please do call us. Were friendly and your call is welcome Please call 07515 948355 or email us by clicking the link towards the bottom of the page


So why should I do it?

We have never had someone regret having a photoshoot, We have had people tell us they regret not doing it when mum was alive or before their daughter/son went off to university. Our advice don't wait, tomorrow never comes and yesterday has gone forever. every single person is always glad they have something to treasure 


We just want family photographs

No Problem, we cover everything portraiture. Make-overs, Family, Kids, Pets, Equine, Personal branding, Corporate headshots, Model, Fashion, Dance, Actors, & Sports location or studio-based. 


Can I bring the family along to be photographed at the same time as my make-over?

Normally yes but please be aware Our MUA's may be restricted by government guidelines, so we're advising at this time make-over sessions may not be available.  Family photographs are important. as life goes on  However, we do advise that we are following government guidelines, This means currently we are having to limit numbers to a maximum of 4 from one household in the studio. Please call us if you require a larger group to be photographed.  


I would love to have portraits done, but I don’t photograph well?

I totally understand this one, and you're not alone. For most of my life, I thought I looked terrible in images and would often shy away from the camera. Over the years I have been taught many things about photography by experts in particular fields.

Everything plays a part direction, lighting, posture, expression, clothing, hair, makeup and even correct lens is important. Ironically the camera is the least important part. I have this knowledge I promise you don’t have to worry about a thing we have your back on this one. if you're not sure we will light advise prompt & show you how to stand/Sit before we photograph you. We want you to look amazing the last thing we want is for you to not like your photographs.    

We always smile when people say that’s a good camera bet that takes a good picture. No camera ever created a picture. I think if I would have said to my mother that's a nice roast you must have a good oven, I would have ended up wearing it.  


I’m quite shy, a little nervous and a tad apprehensive?

It would be easy for me to say don’t be. But the best way to put your mind at rest is to talk to us in. we can do this over the phone a face time / Skype call. Breaking down that barrier can be quite a weight off your mind. You will be more relaxed on the day, which means you will have more fun.


How much will it cost?

Check our pricing page to see session and product prices. There are a few options and once you have paid for your photoshoot, it really is up to you. We only want you to purchase the images you love. Again, everybody is different, and there really is no rule, spend as little or as much as you would like. 


What payment plans do you offer if any?

We do offer interest-free payment plans for any of our print products but not for photoshoots. Any order over £500 for three months for print products and 6 months for any order over £1000.  The first payment is required at the viewing session followed by two or five monthly payments thereafter.

Please note If you decide to take out a payment plan, your order is only activated once we receive the final payment from you. This is because the product is specific to you. Once we receive the final payment your order will be activated and your order should arrive within a two-week time frame after your last payment. 

Once you have taken out a payment plan You Can Cancel at any time before your final Payment but your first payment will be used to cover admin fees plus any costs, setup fees and bank charges we incur, Please ask us for details. 

Remember if you purchase and pay for your order at the viewing session we offer a 10% discount an all prices. if your order is more then £2k the discount increases to 15%.  


What if I do not like the images.

In the event you don't like your images, Just walk away it is that simple, hopefully, you will at least had a fun day with us. 


How long is a session?

A photoshoot usually lasts between 90 minutes and 2 & 1/2  hours though this can vary depending on the type of shoot your purchasing and the number of people in your group. On top of this the completion of forms, running through clothing choices and your make-up will take up to an hour, add more time if you're having your hair styled. Believe me when I tell you it just flies by. 


How much time is needed for a Corporate headshot or Personal Branding Session?

For Corporate headshots, we understand that time is important to you. That's why if you have a Suitable room we can come to you set up our mini studio and get you photographed in the minimum amount of time.  This can be as little as 5 minutes per person but it can vary from person to person. Other factors will depend on your requirements, please call us so we may advise you.


How do I Prepare for my portrait photo-shoot?

When you book a portrait session with us, we will send you information on how to prepare for your photo shoot, which includes things you should do and avoid doing in the days running up to your shoot. The information will include the type of clothing works well, advise on accessories, to help you get the best images of yourself and family. We can even create a Pinterest board showing for you to show the sort of clothes that work well in images.


I only want the Digital file's

We understand this and Digital files are available, but please be aware they are not a cheap option. This is because the work is in creating the image, not the final output.  sure they are not as expensive as some products but you don't have a product you have a file and you still have to buy a product. which will actually make them more expensive in the long term. 

For me, photography is about the printed image. Something you can hold, share, love and display. A printed image is special, it will be treasured both by you and those around you become one of your most prized possessions without a doubt. As a photographer, I know more pictures are being taken now than at any other time in our history. Sadly though experts have calculated that 95% of images taken and stored digitally will be lost sometime in the future, Simply because technology will move forward, and formats will change.

Take the floppy disk and to a point CD's if you can remember them. How many images are now not accessible because the media they are stored on is outdated. For me, Only when you have a printed image do I consider it to be a photograph. outside of that, you have a digital file which is fine for carrying it around on your phone to show a friend. No one ever loved a file, but plenty love photographs. 


When is the right time to get my photograph taken?

Now is the short answer. Never in my time as a photographer as anyone ever said I wish we had waited. However, we have had many clients who tell us that they should have had a photo session at an earlier date.

My mum would have loved this is quite common. We hear a variety of excuses all the time, I'm just waiting until I lose some weight, (if that's what you would like we're good for 20lbs) I need to grow my hair, (No your beautiful as you are) I'm trying to get my husband/daughter/son to join me, (we had a client just bring them for a surprise! it worked amazingly)  I'm waiting until the youngest can walk. (do not miss this moment before their walking. You'll still love the images and you can always bring them back.  

Remember live in the now because In what seems like a blink of an eye, the time has flown by, you will have aged, the kids have left home or gone to university, and life is just passing us all by at an alarming rate. Do it now because tomorrow things may be different - oh wait they already are.  

We always say that there is no time like the present, and remember you can never go back, so the right time, without doubt, is right now…


How do I book a photoshoot?

Before you even consider booking us you should take the time to talk with us. you can call us on 07515 948355 or you can email us. we can do this over the phone or we can do it over a coffee. We can go through a few things and find out about your likes and dislikes Talk about the sort of images that you would like to have, show you examples to give you ideas.  You'll find us very friendly and approachable. Just click on the link on our homepage and we will call you. if you have already decided to go ahead, you may call 07515 948355, or simply email us @ nigel@nigelatkinson.co.uk


Do you offer Gift Vouchers?

Yes, gift vouchers can be purchased for any amount over £50. They can be used in part or the full payment for any service or product we offer depending on their value. Please call us to find out more. 


Do you have a brochure you can send me?

We no longer produce a printed brochure as we update it regularly. However, we would love to send you our PDF brochure. please contact us either by phone or email and we will email a copy to you.


Is there anything I should not do?

yes, arrive with chipped nail varnish, without a hairbrush or only the clothes you stand in. Oh and not read our what to do and bring guide which we send out when you book your photoshoot.    That's would just be a wasted opportunity.   


What is your referral programme we have heard about?

To be part of our Referral & Loyalty Programme you must be or have been a client. once you are a client you will automatically be part of the programme, Full details are on our pricing page.

Booking a photo session is easy. We are friendly and we would love to be your chosen photographer.  your portraits are our passion. 

If you have any questions we are here to help and guide you. we look forward to your call.  Please call us on 07515 948355 or email nigel@nigelatkinson.co.uk


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