Baby Jack with mum and dad -
When we had our little boy, Jack, we knew we wanted to have some photographs taken of him within the first few weeks because everyone had told us how quickly time flies with a newborn, and how fast they grow in those early days. We are so happy that we chose Mike to capture those precious moments for us. Not having had a private photo shoot before, we didn’t know quite what to expect, but working from his home studio, Mike, with the help of his wife, Jeannette, was able to put us at ease right from the beginning, and we genuinely had a lovely time, with lots of laughter, throughout the shoot. As any parents will know, babies aren’t ideal models sometimes, but Mike was so patient with us as we had to take time out to feed & change Jack (several times), and despite our darling boy having a few mini meltdowns, he was still able to capture so many really gorgeous moments. Now that he’s almost 6 weeks old, Jack has indeed already grown and changed so much, so it really is wonderful to have these beautiful pictures to look back on and treasure forever.
Thank you so much ☺
Cat, Pete & Jack Rigby x
Emma & Andrew -
"Me and my husband Andrew had a maternity shoot two weeks ago...within a week the photos were ready to view and a few days after our finish products were available. Starting off with the shoot- Mike and Jeanette are very professional throughout but also make you feel very comfortable and at ease throughout and know who to get the best out of the photos that were taken. Lots of different backdrops and props available too.
Previewing the photos- mike came around to our home as we were short on time, arrived on time and with all the photos made into a video and on his laptop, we connected the video to the television then we could select the photos on the computer this was a very easy process but it was also so hard to pick which ones we liked the best! (We liked them all)
Finished product- we are so happy with our photos they are amazing quality and they are something that we will cherish forever and mike just captured that.
We will be using mike again and I cannot recommend him enough, if your worried about booking a shoot don’t not hesitate!!"
Chloe & Evie-Mae -
Maternity styled Photo session
"Just been to see the pictures of me and my daughter that I had done for a maternity shoot, and can easily say that I absolutely loved every single photo that was taken on Saturday and struggled to choose what I wanted.
From the moment we walked in, and to then coming to look at the images me and Evie felt so welcoming and had a great afternoon.
Thank you again to Mike and Janette for looking after us and making everything perfect, also thank you to Emma and Lisa for my beautiful hair and makeup.
Would 100% recommend if your looking for amazing quality photos, and a fun, relaxing afternoon"
Makeover Styled Photo session
"I don't have a lot of self confidence. Am not model material. To be given a chance to get pampared and have some photographs taken. I was taken a back. I can't thank Mike and Jeanette enough . They were amazing and helped me with my nerves all the way through. I have to say very patient as am not the most flexible person. I loved every minute of the experience. Emma and Lisa who did my makeup and hair. Did an amazing job of getting my chosen 1950's style vintage look. To be honest it is probably the best l have ever looked on a weekday evening. From the contrast of my usual jeans and a baggy jumper look. The final result of my pictures themselves are truly amazing. I am happy that l will be able to have life time keep safes of my all time favourite retro iconic style."
"Well what can I say other than Mike and Jeannette are just amazing. My 12 year old daughter recently had a photo shoot by Mike as one of her Christmas presents. Maddison was very nervous days coming up to the shoot and the day of the shoot, but she really had no need to be as they both made her feel so comfortable and at ease. The photo session was great fun and Maddison loved every minute of it. The setting was fantastic and Maddison had her own dressing room with complimentary drinks and chocolate. We have just been back to look through the photos and Mike had put a lovely video together that made me shed a few tears. If anyone is looking for somewhere to have a photo shoot or even a photographer for any other occasion look no further, I would highly recommend Mike and Jeannette
Forgot to mention the lovely ladies who did her hair and makeup, they both did an excellent job. Xx"
'I’m just an ordinary wife, mum and grandma. Not remotely model material. To say that I was nervous about the photo shoot was an understatement, but I decided to embrace the experience.
Mike and Jeannette were very welcoming and reassuring. Great care was taken to ensure that I felt fabulous! Still me, but better. The girls who did my hair and makeup listened to what I wanted and when I wasn’t sure, Mike and Jeannette advised me as to what would be good for the photographs.
Whilst I had taken several outfits with me, there was also a clothes rail with lots of other lovely options.
The photograph session was great fun with Mike and Jeannette giving instruction and gentle pointers. I felt that they really wanted me to look my best and I think I did!
Seeing the video of the photographs was surprisingly quite emotional and choosing the ones to have printed was the most difficult part of the whole wonderful experience.'
The whole experience was amazing, I loved it. For a little while I was a princess!'
Kathleen & Mike -
"So for our most amazing day in our life Mike shot every breath taking moment and every funny moment of our biggest day and every shoot I have had I have felt more than welcome and comfortable. Amazing man to work with and I look forward your future family photos as I will only go to Mike for them.
Wish I could give more than 5*"
"I cannot thank Mike enough for the amazing photoshoot I had for my 50th birthday the fantastic pictures now have pride of place on my wall !!
I got the photoshoot for a gift and wasn't sure what to expect, the professionalism and attention to detail was stunning and the effort and support from Jeannette was brilliant.
I felt at ease and the beautiful dresses were provided as well a great idea !!
Having the studio at home in a small intimate setting is a brilliant idea, I loved the viewing set to music and a box to keep them all in.
So important to have special memories
A truly wonderful experience can't recommend enough a flawless experience
"Mike and Jeanette gave me a wonderful welcome when I arrived for my photo session. Any initial nerves or self-consciousness disappeared within moments of meeting them and I went on to enjoy a wonderful photo session evening with them both. To be photographed all over again in my wedding dress in a lovely relaxed atmosphere felt very special and also brought back many happy memories of when I wore it for the very first time over 30 years’ ago. I can say in all sincerity that this is the perfect opportunity to escape from the everyday for a while. It’s a time where the focus really is entirely on you. It’s a safe-haven where you can leave behind any of those insecure feelings about appearance or image and instead feel completely at ease and natural, channelling your ‘inner-model’ and being allowed to shine. In fact, if that time having the photo shoot on its own had been all the experience was about, then that in itself would have made for a great treat. Of course, that’s not just what it’s. Afterwards, you will be shown superb photographs created by Mike that will truly astonish and delight you. Any of them that you go on to choose will always be a tangible, treasured reminder of just how beautiful and special you are but perhaps didn’t always believe it. Thank you so much Mike and Jeanette for making that a reality for me."
Karen & Phil -
"Mike made us feel very comfortable, directed us clearly in some really nice locations.
The photographs are stunning and captured our wedding perfectly.
I would certainly recommend Mike to anybody that wants a professional and friendly photographer."
"Just came back from trying to pick out a few photies from me and my daughters photo shoot, needless to say we struggled as they far exceeded any thoughts we had of the finished product. We were both quite nervous at first but Mike and his lovely wife Jeanette, made us feel so at home and relaxed. It was completely out our comfort zone but we thoroughly enjoyed it! Mike you made me look like a million dollars and photies of me and my daughter are truly priceless, thank you!"
"Myself and my mum recently had a photo shoot done with Mike and I would genuinely recommend him to anyone. A photo shoot is not something we would normally do and so we were a little nervous as to what to expect. However, the home studio makes you feel very relaxed, as does Mike's approach when taking the photos. He is very professional, yet really down to earth and this makes you feel at ease straight away. The experience itself was fab but I was absolutely blown away when I saw the photographs afterwards. They are of fantastic quality and we found it so difficult to choose which ones to buy (we wanted them all!). His prices are very reasonable and his professionalism is worth every penny. I would happily book Mike for any occasion!"
Ryan & Jade -
"Mike was recommended by family to photograph our daughters 1st birthday cake smash, we have been to a few different companies for photos for our daughter as we like to keep photos for memories. I can honestly say mike's photos were by far the best quality, this was by a long way as well. Upon deciding how many photos we wanted and price I noticed a completely laid back and non pressured environment, which isn't the norm with other photography companies as they try and flog you the most. I will be returning in the future that's a definite"
Sheena & Jennah-Rae -
"We had so much fun with Mike and Jeanette. They made us feel so relaxed, we came out feeling like we'd had a night out, it was brilliant! The photo's are so stunning, Mike has a way of capturing natural moments which I love x - can't stop looking at them xx"
"We chose Mike for our sons first photoshoot. He is only 5 months old and dosent like the flash on the camera so we was a bit worried that we wouldn't get any decent shots. But Mike managed to beautifully capture our little boys personality and cheeky side. We will definitely be going back for future shoots and would highly recommend him for for any shoot, were you want your memories to be captured perfectly. Thanks again to Mike and Jeanette"
Sandra & Gary -
"Mike was our photographer at our wedding on 24th September 2016. He made me feel really relaxed and brought some humour to what was my nervous preparation for the big day. He's professional and has captured some amazing memories of our day. Thank you mike and his beautiful assistant/wife Jeannette. I would highly recommend to anyone who wants to capture their special moments x"
Beth & Aaron -
"Made us feel really relaxed and we enjoyed the whole day. Would definitely recommend"
Harry & Joseph -
"Mike was recommended to us by a friend and we are so glad we picked him to do our boys first photo shoot together. Firstly we were welcomed into there home by Mike and his lovely wife were we were made to feel so at ease then the shoot began. The experience was lovely and they couldn't do enough for us and then a few days later we were sent a preview to say the photos were amazing is an understatement when looking through them they made me so happy I cried. Will definitely be using Mike again and can't wait for the baby's first birthday as we want to do the cake smash xx"