A year or so ago – when we were doing the photography for a big PR campaign – we got chatting to the manager who was struggling to find an exciting new activity to entertain the guests at her daughter’s 14th birthday party. That’s when the idea of the “Portrait Party: was born.
We’d show up at the party with all of our camera gear, fashion lighting kit and a photo printer. The guests would be dressed and ready to go. Then we’d head out “on-location, have a short posing lesson – just like we do with our brides and the girls would have an awesome time together making memories. The day came and we went to the beach at Tynemouth. We lit the shoot with a dramatic fashion photography style and a group of slightly nervous girls began posing for their pictures. All it took was a few sneak peeks at the first few images and a few resounding “wows” before the girls were fired up and ideas for more shots started to flow. In a short space of time, we saw their confidence levels go through the roof. They had a blast looking for new locations, jumping running They were so excited to go back home to have their party tea and a chance to review the images. While they ate, the girls chose their favourites pics and we printed and mounted them ready to take home.
We had such a good time working with the girls, and it had such a positive effect on their confidence when they saw how awesome they looked on camera, we knew we were on to a winner. We got a call last month from a mum of one of the girls who had such a great time at the first party asking to book us again. Naturally, we jumped at the chance and once again the girls were delighted with the result.
There are some examples from the latest party below. You can see for yourself how creative they were and what an amazing time they had.
We had such a great time working with the girls we have decided this shouldn’t be a one-off.
We are now offering Portrait Parties at a location near you or at our studios in Washington Tyne & Wear
We have plenty of space in the studio to put out a party tea and lots of tables and chairs for chilling out after the shoot. We also have a sound system for the tunes and a big screen to review your pics. If you would like to book a Portrait Party to celebrate your special event please get in touch.
It’s not just for the girls either. We can offer parties on a number of different themes to suit your individual requirements. Choose from:
- Rock Stars
- Film Posters
- Sports Stars
- Boy/Girl Bands
Or give us your idea
SO that everyone gets a good chance to take part – We would recommend that Portrait Parties are best suited to groups of up to 10 aged 10 and over.
“Big kids” can of course come and play too – Why should the adults miss out on the fun?
The cost of a Portrait Party is £200 which includes the following:
- A 1-2 hour shoot.
- A mounted photo print for each guest
- All of the images from the shoot supplied electronically
- Use of the studio to host your party if required
A 50% deposit is required to reserve your date with the remainder due on the day of the party.
Further prints can be provided on request.
Want a grown-up portrait party for your Hen or Stag event – we’d be happy to do that too.
We look forward to hearing from you.