Red Sun

Something different...

It's a beautiful and strange day today. Taken in my garden in Crewe, Cheshire, UK.

Red Sun, Crewe, Cheshire, UK.

Red Sun, Crewe, Cheshire, UK.

Red Sun 2, Crewe, Cheshire, UK

Red Sun 2, Crewe, Cheshire, UK

Red Sun 3, Crewe, Cheshire, UK.

Red Sun 3, Crewe, Cheshire, UK.

In Bloom! Mini-photoshoot offer, starts tomorrow!! Two days only!

The planets are aligning and the time is now!!

OK, I have no idea if that's true or not, but the weather forecast is good for the weekend and everything is starting to bloom - this much I do know! So.....

SPECIAL SPRING MINI-SHOOTS ARE GO! NOW!

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Spring Mini-Photoshoots

The conditions seem right so I literally just decided tonight to seize the opportunity while it lasts! The local weather forecast says sunshine or sunny spells and I've found some great trees to use as backdrops for these shoots here in Crewe, so please get in touch quickly if you're interested!

Here's the deal:

NO shoot or booking fee for these as it's short notice (which will be the only time that happens this year!).  You'll have a 20-25min session for free, then I'll send you an online gallery to order from in the next 7-10 days.  Prints start at £20 with no minimum order amount, other products available.

Places are limited to 4 on Saturday 22nd April, and 3 on Sunday 23rd April. 

If you have any questions or would like more information or to book, please email info@photosbyben.co.uk now and I'll send you over a price list, and if you'd then like to go ahead, we can organise a time and location to meet.

When you email, just let me know who you'd like photos of (with rough ages), and times you could be available for the photoshoot.  I will reply to everyone, either tonight, or by 930am tomorrow (Saturday morning). 

Happy Friday!!

Ben

 

 

 

Superhero Photoshoots!

A little idea I had.  I expect it's the same in your house, your kids love one thing insanely.  So far, my exposure to repeated viewings of Frozen has been fairly limited.   However, I'm pretty sure I have seen EVERY episode of Max & Ruby ever made. There are dozens of them. One of the characters repeats the same word and that word alone throughout each episode....if you've never seen it, I suggest you keep it that way!! ;)

Anyway.. onto bigger and better things!! BATMAN!  My son and I love BATMAN.  Bat-lego, Bat Wii games, Bat-costumes (him, not me, I swear).  Whatever it is, if it's Batman related, we're in.  So it seemed fitting to create this:

Batman style portrait!

Batman style portrait!

If your child is stuck in an outfit all day, whether it's Spiderman, the Hulk or Elsa, you could make that part of a special photoshoot for them!

Contact me for details!

Squishy Newborn Photography!

Hello!

Thanks for checking into my blog! Just a brief post to share this image which was taken for her newborn photoshoot just a little while before Christmas. 

It was just one of those little moments that presents itself when you're shooting, I was half tempted to move baby at the time, to un-squish her a bit I guess.  But I went for it and took a shot before doing anything else, and am so glad I did!

You've got to love this little face!

You've got to love this little face!

If you're in the Crewe or Nantwich area and have a baby on the way, feel free to get in touch anytime for a chat about what I could do for you.  Lifestyle baby photography is my favourite thing!

Mini Sessions now booking for 3rd December 2016 - Stapeley, Nantwich.

Mini Studio Sessions

Saturday 3rd December 2016

Ideal for Christmas gifts (or just for you)!

 

NEW: Mini Studio sessions are available at Stapeley Community Hall, on Saturday 3rd December 2016.  If you can't make this date, please let me know that you may be interested in future sessions, and I will keep you in the loop.

 

Who are these suitable for?

 

Anyone! From newborn babies or toddlers to older children, these sessions will be an ideal way of getting a few beautiful images of them.  Perfect if you have a new baby who you haven't had professionally photographed yet, or if you have toddlers or older children and need some updated images of them.

Also, Christmas will soon be here! As well as for making prints, these images will be ideal to use as greeting cards or incorporate into calendars as gifts for family and friends.

Christmas lights will be available for the backdrop, or plain.  You can choose on the day.

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The Details

 

When:  Saturday 3rd December, from 9am-12pm.

Where: Stapeley Community Hall, Pear Tree Field, Nantwich, Cheshire East CW5 7GE (see map below).

Shoot length: Approx - 10 mins                                                                                                    

Cost: £50

What do you get?: You'll receive 4 full resolution digital-files

What else?: Happiness Guaranteed!*

 

How to Book your Mini-Shoot

 

These are the available times, slots with an "X" next to them are booked:

SOLD OUT

 

Please just pick an available time slot, and then fill in the form to let me know which slot you are interested in.  I'll then be in touch with further details to secure your session, easy! :)

Alternatively, you can email me at info@photosbyben.co.uk letting me know the above information or call me on 07799 091 321.

 

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Happiness!

 

*Happiness guaranteed! I can almost promise that you will love your images, but just to re-assure anyone who hasn't used me before, in the event that you are not more than happy with the images from your photoshoot.  I'll give you your money back without hesitation.  P.S. I've never actually had to do this yet!

Please see my Facebook page or the kind words page here to read some reviews left by previous families. :)


Location

Map for Stapeley Community Hall, Pear Tree Field, Nantwich, Cheshire East CW5 7GE

 

Headshots {Crewe, Nantwich, Cheshire, Commerial + Business Photography}

I've had a few enquiries over the last few weeks (must be the time of year), so have updated my website with information about headshot photoshoots!

In need of headshots for your business? Or perhaps you're an actor, musician or other creative type?  Is it time to update your social media profiles or website?

Either way I can offer you a photoshoot that will suit your needs.  Especially if you are based in the Crewe, Nantwich or surrounding area in Cheshire.  Please click below for full details, prices and examples.

Full Newborn Gallery {Photos by Ben - Baby, Newborn Photoshoots Cheshire}

Newborn Photography - Example Gallery

Here's a sample gallery to help give you an idea of what you can expect after you've been expecting! ;)

This is how I typically work with a newborn photoshoot.  I can come to you at home, and we just need a small space near a window to work in to take some amazing photographs of your new baby.  If you feel your home may not be suitable, or would rather have a change of scenery, I also have a small home studio that we can use. It's totally up to you, and we can talk about this when you get in touch.

These were taken at the families home in Crewe, Cheshire.  This little guy was so calm, not a peep out of him! He was quite happy to have his photograph taken.  He had this funny little thing he was doing with his legs: everytime I thought I had him all settled one of them would pop up in the air! So I had to get a few shots of that too!

Here's the gallery:

Please click here to go back to the Newborn and Baby Photography information page.

 

New "I can sit!" photoshoots {For babies 6 months and up!}

Sitting up Photoshoots

If your baby has recently learned how to sit up, celebrate this milestone in their lives with a special photoshoot.

I'll soon be adding the full details for these, but please feel free to get in touch anytime if you're interested in booking an "I can sit!" session, I'd love to hear from you.

This is Leilani, and she was fantastic.  Within about 20 minutes I had more images than I know what to do with!  Here's a special one that stood out to me from her photoshoot.  This is such fantastic age for babies, it's such a privilege to be able to capture shots like these!

If your little one has recently learned how to get themselves the right way up and can happily sit, let's sit them in front of my camera and capture something special for you!

 

I can sit! {Photoshoots for babies 6 months plus!}

I can sit! {Photoshoots for babies 6 months plus!}

Dance Photography

Straight after Dance Class..

Here's something new that I'm working on.  These girls from Matrix Cheer came for a photoshoot.  As well as being very comical, they have amazing skills and this was great to photograph!

I've got a few dance projects coming up now, and am available to chat if you have something related that you might like to involve me in, especially if you're in the Crewe or Nantwich area and go to, or organise any dance classes. 

This was just a bit of fun, more to come soon!

Win a Newborn Photoshoot + 10 Files - if your baby arrives on time!

NEWBORN PHOTOSHOOT COMPETITION -

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It's competition time! If you're due this Summer or beyond, here's your chance to win a free newborn photoshoot.  

If your baby is born on the predicted date (that you are given at your 12 or 20 week scan), you could win a shoot with files!  It's pretty unusual for your baby to be born on their due day, but it does happen and it happened to us, which is what gave me the idea for this competition!

 

Black & White Newborn Photograph {©2016 Photos by Ben}

Black & White Newborn Photograph {©2016 Photos by Ben}

How does it work?

 

At your 12 & 20 week scan, you'll receive your babies estimated due date.  If your baby arrives on time, get in touch and we'll arrange a shoot for you! 

You'll receive a free photoshoot with at least 10 digital files, worth over £300.  All you have to do, is have your baby on time! Please see my gallery of baby photography for examples.

You can enter between now and the 21st July 2016.  After that date, the competition will close and no more entries can be accepted.  I will announce that there is a winner as and when someone wins. 

Rules:*

- The first person to have their baby born on its due date is the winner. 

- Your due date has to be at least two weeks in the future when you enter.

- Once you have submitted a date, that date is final and can't be changed.

- If you win, I'll need some evidence of your babies birth date. (Just to glance at a birth certificate, for example, I won't need any copies of anything.)

- The shoot has to take place in the Crewe or Nantwich area. (Either at your home, or my home studio.)

 

 

 

or is it?! :)  

or is it?! :)

 


 

How to enter?

 

All you have to do is enter your name, email address and due date into the form just below, good luck to you!

 


My Baby Photoshoots - Bonus Prize!

If you are interested in a photoshoot for your baby, you can also book a shoot with me today, just in case you don't win the prize. 

I usually schedule newborn shoots in for around 7-14 days after your due date.  Booking in advance is the best way to secure your date during busy periods.

Photoshoots are £45 to book.

If you book a shoot, and then win the prize, not only will I refund your £45, in addition to the free photoshoot + 10 files which you will win, I will also give you a free, premium 20x16in canvas print worth over £200.

(This is a bonus available only if you have booked already, and then win.)

So, if you were wanting to book anyway, here's your chance to double the prize if baby arrives on time!  No pressure little bump! ;)

You can find out more about my baby photoshoots here.


Win a Newborn Photoshoot + 10 Digital Files...if your baby arrives on time!

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Little boy blue!

 

 

*Small Print:

There is no cash equivalent. The prize is non-transferable in any way.  The date you are given at different scans may vary, but the date you submit to the competition is final and cannot be changed.  I reserve the right to cancel the competition or amend the rules at any time, with or without a winner being declared. The files you will receive are for your personal use only and cannot be used for advertising or sold for profit in any manner, but you can use them to print and share with family and friends etc., as much as you wish.  Copyright of the images is retained by the photographer, Ben Cassidy of Photos by Ben.  Images may not be altered or edited in any way or used in any way that misrepresents or damages my work or reputation.  Sharing on social media is totally fine, I'll give you copies for that purpose as well as full resolution files for printing anything you want, for personal use.  You may only submit your details into this round of the competition once.  There may be another round in the future, which you are free to enter again.  The photoshoot needs to take place within 30 days of the babies birth, but if there are circumstances that mean delaying the photoshoot, I will consider these before cancelling the prize. When you sign up, I will add you to my mailing list, I use that to send out information about shoots and competitions like this.  If you want to unsubscribe, you can easily do so. I will never send you spam or share your information.  I only want to keep you informed about my work in the hope that it is of interest to you. The prize is a photoshoot of up to around 2hours, plus 10 files from that shoot.  If you had already booked a session you will win the photoshoot, 10 files and 20x16 canvas too.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Collections!

It's been a while since I've blogged, but I'm back! There will be lots of new content appearing here as we go along.

First up - I've got a bunch of new ideas for collections that I've just launched.  Hopefully you'll find there is something that suits you! You can choose from digital file collections, mini digital file collections,  file collections with frames, canvases or photoblocs, or you can build your own collection by choosing individual items as you go.

All of the packages include the photoshoot itself, all necessary planning and a viewing session where you can view and order your images (and where I can help with advice on presentation too). 

If you're interested in booking, please get in touch and we can talk more about the details and get working on creating something amazing for you!

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In other news, we just had a great week in Wales! :)

Taken in Porthmadog, Wales. {Photos by Ben - Family Photography in Cheshire}

Feb 20th & 21st Mini-Sessions, Nantwich, Cheshire. {Newborn, Baby, Toddler, Children's, Maternity Photography}

Who are these suitable for?

 

Anyone! From newborn babies or toddlers to older children, these sessions will be an ideal way of getting a few beautiful images of them.  Perfect if you have a new baby who you haven't had professionally photographed yet, or if you have toddlers or older children and need some updated images of them.

Also available for mini-maternity sessions.

 

The Details

 

When: Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st February 2016, both mornings.

Where: Stapeley Community Hall, Pear Tree Field, Nantwich, Cheshire East CW5 7GE (see map below).

Shoot length: Approx - 20 mins                                                                                                    

Price: £50

What do you get?: You'll receive 4 fully-edited medium size digital-files

These will print anything at a high resolution at any size up to and including 12x8.  Ideal for you to make your own prints, canvases, frames or for using online to make calendars or cards and so on for gifts too.  You'll receive a printing release with your images meaning that you can make as many copies as you wish.

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How to Book your Mini-Shoot

These are the available times, slots with an "X" next to them are booked:

Saturday 20th February

9.20am X

9.40am X

10.00am X

10.20am X

10.40am X

11.00am X

11.20am X

11.40am X

 

Sunday 21st February

9.20am X

9.40am X

10.00am X

10.20amX

10.40am X

11.00am X

11.20amX

11.40am X

Please just pick a time, and then fill in the form to let me know which slot you are interested in, I'll then be in touch with further details to secure your session, easy! :)

Name *
Name

 

Alternatively, you can email me at info@photosbyben.co.uk letting me know the above information or call me on 07799 091 321.

 

 

 

Location for Mini-Sessions

Stapeley Community Hall, Pear Tree Field, Nantwich, Cheshire East CW5 7GE

 


Questions? Call me on 07799 091 321 or email info@photosbyben.co.uk and I'll be happy to help!

Thanks for reading,

Ben

MINI SESSIONS - JANUARY 2016

Mini Studio Sessions - Saturday 30th January 2016

 

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Who are these suitable for?

 

Anyone! From newborn babies or toddlers to older children, these sessions will be an ideal way of getting a few beautiful images of them.  Perfect if you have a new baby who you haven't had professionally photographed yet, or if you have toddlers or older children and need some updated images of them.

 

The Details

 

When: Saturday 30th January 2016, between 9.15am and 12pm.

Where: Stapeley Community Hall, Pear Tree Field, Nantwich, Cheshire East CW5 7GE (see map below).

Shoot length: Approx - 20 mins                                                                                                    

Price: £50

What do you get?: You'll receive 4 fully-edited medium size digital-files

These will print anything at a high resolution at any size up to and including 12x8.  Ideal for you to make your own prints, canvases, frames or for using online to make calendars or cards and so on for gifts too.  You'll receive a printing release with your images meaning that you can make as many copies as you wish.

 

How to Book your Mini-Shoot

 

 

These are the available times, slots with an "X" next to them are booked:

9.15am X

9.40am AVAILABLE - BOOK NOW

10.00am X

10.20am X

10.40am X

11.00am X

11.20am X

11.40am X

Please just pick a time, and then fill in the form to let me know which slot you are interested in, I'll then be in touch with further details to secure your session, easy! :)

Name *
Name

Alternatively, you can email me at info@photosbyben.co.uk letting me know the above information or call me on 07799 091 321.

 

 

Location for Mini-Sessions

Stapeley Community Hall, Pear Tree Field, Nantwich, Cheshire East CW5 7GE

 

Questions? Call me on 07799 091 321 or email info@photosbyben.co.uk and I'll be happy to help!

Thanks for reading,

Ben

Mini-Studio Sessions 1st December, Stapeley, Nantwich. {Family, Baby, Toddler & Children's Photography in Cheshire}

 

To be notified about future Mini-Sessions please fill in the form below. No spam, no bull, ever!

 

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Mini Studio Sessions Available - Tuesday 1st December 2015

Ideal for Christmas gifts


NEW: Mini Studio sessions are available at Stapeley Community Hall next Tuesday, 1st December 2015.  If you can't make this date, please let me know that you may be interested in future sessions, and I will keep you in the loop.


Who are these suitable for?


Anyone! From newborn babies or toddlers to older children, these sessions will be an ideal way of getting a few beautiful images of them.  Perfect if you have a new baby who you haven't had professionally photographed yet, or if you have toddlers or older children and need some updated images of them.

Also, Christmas will soon be here! These images will be ideal to use as greeting cards or incorporate into calendars as gifts for family and friends.


The Details


When: Tuesday 1st December 2015, between 10am and 2.30pm.

Where: Stapeley Community Hall, Pear Tree Field, Nantwich, Cheshire East CW5 7GE (see map below).

Shoot length: Approx - 20 mins                                                                                                    

Price: £45

What do you get?: You'll receive 4 fully-edited medium size digital-files

These will print anything at a high resolution at any size up to and including 12x8.  Ideal for you to make your own prints, canvases, frames or for using online to make calendars or cards and so on for Christmas gifts too.  You'll receive a printing release with your images meaning that you can make as many copies as you wish.

What else?: Happiness Guaranteed!*


How to Book your Mini-Shoot


These are the available times, slots with an "X" next to them are booked:

10.00 X

10.20 X

10.40 X

11.00 X

11.20 X

11.40 X

12.00 X

12.20 X

12.40 X

1.00 X

1.20 X

1.40 X

2.00 X

Please just pick a time, and then fill in the form to let me know which slot you are interested in, I'll then be in touch with further details to secure your session, easy! :)

Name *
Name

Alternatively, you can email me at info@photosbyben.co.uk letting me know the above information or call me on 07799 091 321.

 

Happiness!

 

*Happiness guaranteed! I can almost promise that you will love your images, but just to re-assure anyone who hasn't used me before, in the event that you are not completely and utterly happy with the images from your photoshoot.  I'll give you your money back without hesitation.  P.S. I've never actually had to do this yet!

Please see my Facebook page to read some reviews left by previous families. :)

 

Galleries

 

You can also see images from lots of other photoshoots by visiting my galleries for Newborn, Baby & Toddlers, Children and whole Families!

Mini Photo shoots for Christmas. Nantwich, Cheshire.

Mini Photo shoots for Christmas. Nantwich, Cheshire.

Location Map

 

Special Weekend Mini Photo-Sessions Available!

 

EDIT: These are all booked now, please keep an eye out for more in the near future.

 

 

Hi!  I'm offering some Mini-Shoots for next weekend.  These are limited to four slots on Sunday the 4th October 2015.  Autumn is coming, and we have some fantastic scenery here to give your portraits some colour!

These are a great idea if you haven't had a chance to organise a full shoot this year, or you would just like a few beautiful prints to frame yourself, or to send to friends or family as gifts.  (Christmas is coming you know!)

 

The Deal:

 

Where: Brookfield Park/Lake area Nantwich.

Times available are: Morning: 9.30am and 10am.  Late Afternoon: 5pm and 5.30pm.  (These are the best times for good light!)

The shoots are £135 each.  Each shoot will last around 25mins.  I'll edit the images and put them in an online gallery for you a few days after the shoot.  There will be around 15 images to choose from and included with the price of the shoot are:

 - Four prints up to (and including) 12x8in in size.

- Two prints sized 8x6in.

- Also included will be web-sized, lightly watermarked digital copies of the images you choose as prints.  Ideal for emailing, Facebook, viewing on tablets, phones and computers.

You will also have the option to purchase further prints, canvases, photoblocs or frames should you wish to.  Prints start at £10.

Want in? Let's do this!

For more info and to book - please email me at info@photosbyben.co.uk

 

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Mini Shoots Photos by Ben Nantwich Cheshire Family Photography

First blog post! Maternity Photo Shoot + Sunflowers + Sun = Win!

Hiya, thank you for visiting my blog page.  Without further ado - here are some images from a fantastic maternity shoot that I just put together.  The Sunflowers won't last forever, but these shots will! 

The whole thing came together because of a very kind offer to let me use the field.  With huge thanks also to my beautiful mum-to-be model here! 

 

Thanks for taking a look, if you'd like to find out more about me, please have a look around my site. Take care! Ben