Loud and Flashy Photographic Studio Northumberland

Loud and Flashy Photographic Studio Northumberland
Images taken in the Loud and Flashy photographic studio in Ashington, near Newcastle upon Tyne.

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Canvas Prints, the best quality and best prices

A lot of people say to me canvas prints are expensive.

So, what do you get for your money?

Firstly, having taken many photos of you and your family in the very expensive studio, I then edit the shots to make everyone look even more perfect than they already are.

I then prepare the image for the canvas printer (colours are different and need to be adjusted compared to normal photographic prints).

I then use the best canvas printer in the country who only uses 100% cotton matt canvas. This doesn't look shiny or plastic like most high street canvases. Also it's waterproof so doesn't need a laminate or varnish over it.

The inks used are guaranteed not to fade for 200 years.

The frame they mount it on is pine from a sustainable source and includes corner wedges to re-tension the canvas should it ever need it.

I then deliver you an amazing work of art that your family will love forever.

OR.... you could take a picture you've taken yourself to asda, they'll print it without any editing on to a poly/cotton 'canvas'. The finished result may look great. It may not.

Asda will charge you £83 for one just under 3'x2'

Loud and Flashy Photography, Morpeth, Northumberland will charge you the same price for the same size superior canvas print.

So, yes, canvas prints are quite a lot of money. But if you want one, buy the best at the best price!

Call us today to book your sitting.

Thursday, 27 October 2011

The Perfect Christmas Present?

Well, we think so!

If you're struggling to think of a gift for loved ones, have you considered a family portrait?
We guarantee grannies love them! And it's not only grannies, distant relatives and those closer to home all love a good picture.

And with our current offers it's very affordable. Unlike most studios we price our pictures in the hope that you will come back often and as it's the festive season we've made them even more reasonable. A beautiful large framed montage for under £100, or if you have some frames to fill, large prints for less than £10 each.

Our canvas products are the best quality available at the cheapest prices in the north east of England and beyond!

So book your session today and start ticking off that Christmas list.

Monday, 24 October 2011

Photo Parties - the cheapest way to get top quality family portraits

Do you want fantastic family photos, but are worried about the cost?

Then why not share a session?

Book a session for your family and a minimum of five other families at the studio. Each family gets 20 minutes in front of the camera.
Each family chooses 2 images from their session and gets:
Two 10"x8" prints of each image (4 prints)
Two 7"x5" prints of each image (4 prints)
TOTAL of 8 prints per family.

The cost?
£20 per family

The small print!

The session must be paid for in full at the time of booking.
Minimum of five paying families per session.
All families must attend the same session.
Any additional prints ordered must be paid for at the time of ordering.
Additional prints will be charged at our standard rate, please request our current price list.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

What a busy week!

So in the last week we've had two children's birthday parties where they turned into popstars for the day.  A celebrity photoshoot followed by a session in the recording studio singing to their favourite backing tracks.

Then we've had two family portrait sessions with some great little kids and babies, I'm now frantically editing the shots for viewing as the families want them as Christmas presents for other family members!

We've also had a day full of beanbags! A local company is the biggest supplier of beanbags in the country and this was their fifth time in the studio in the last three months. Always good to have them here even if the studio does end up covered in small polystyrene balls. I guess it looks like snow so at least it's festive looking!

A new dance group also came in this week to get a portfolio done, one of the images is below.

The rest of the week is full of family portraits, so don't forget to book yours - they make a beautiful Christmas present!

Monday, 10 October 2011

Model Photographic Shoot

In our Morpeth, Northumberlnd studio today we have mostly been taking photos of models for a beauty salon. Which is nice!

Below are some examples

If you fancy getting a portfolio, get in touch - info@loudandflashy.com

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Pop Star Birthday Parties

What better way to celebrate a birthday than a day being treated like a pop star?

On arrival at the studio you will be taken into wardrobe for a makeover ready for your VIP photography shoot.

Once you and your friends have worked your magic in front of the camera you will go in to the vocal booth and record your favourite tune. Don't worry about your vocal skills; we have all the latest gadgets to give you the full 'X Factor' treatment!

Everyone gets a copy of the finished CD and a copy of the group photo.

For an extra special VIP experience, ask about our 'Pop Video' package!

Prices form just £15 per person

Contact us today to give your little (or not so little) one an amazing birthday party.

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Probably The Greatest Christmas Photography Promotion In the World!

Looking for the perfect gift for your family members? Or maybe just want an amazing piece of art for your walls?

The Loud and Flashy photography studio has started on the Christmas spirit early and we've come up with our best offer to date!

We have selected a choice of frames specially for this promotion and are practically giving them away!

Compare this offer to any studio or mobile photographer, you won't get a better deal.

What you get:

Studio Session (it's big enough for the whole family to run amok in!)
Your choice of up to six images fully digitally retouched.
Those six images arranged beautifully into a superior 20" x 20" print.
That print mounted into a choice of frames using a luxury large double contrast mount.
Overall size approx. 26" x 26"
Supplied ready to hang on the wall.

Price? Less than £100!

At this price I expect to be very busy, so book now! I am limiting how many of these are available, so it's first come first served. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers we are running. Contact us for full details.

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Actor's Head Shots

During my many years spent as a theatrical producer I was always amazed at how many actors didn't have decent up to date head shots.

Bearing in mind that this is the first impression they are making to casting directors, it is an essential tool of their trade.

When I used to receive 'snaps' taken on a phone by the person in the picture I thought to myself why audition this person? They're obviously not professional!

Just as annoying was inviting someone to an audition only to realise they were at  least 10 years older than they were in the picture they had sent us.

The excuse from most actors is 'we can't afford professional head shots'. Fair enough, some studios charge a lot of money. But shop around, there are studios such as ourselves who charge realistic prices and a good head shot will get you invited to auditions. the rest is down to you!

So, if you're an actor in the north east and you need a new headshot call us. You'll be surprised  (in a good way) at the value!

Loud And Flashy - The Performer's One Stop Shop!

Friday, 30 September 2011

October Promotions!

Throughout October we have some very special offers!

In the photographic studio we are offering 'Buy one frame, get a second one half price'.

So if you're looking for baby photos or family portraits this is the time to do it! Bearing in mind how much cheaper we are than the competition in the first place, this really is a fantastic deal.

For example, the frame with multiple images below would cost £1,559 from Venture Photography!

At Loud and Flashy you pay only £390. Or during October you could have two of them with different images for only £585. And Venture claim to be 'The most affordable story ever told'!

Maybe we should use their slogan instead ;)

We also have an offer in the Recording Studio for October.

Vocalists can record a demo to a backing track for just £20 per song. We supply the backing track, record and mix the song and supply the finished product on CD.

This is a great offer for actors and entertainers to update their promotional material as well as for budding X-factor hopefuls to get a portfolio together!

Contact the studio to book your slot now.

07540 625580

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

The things we photograph.....

We get asked to photograph some interesting items, some of which we didn't even know existed until they're wheeled in to the studio!

This is a lift used by undertakers (brand new and untested!) for the safe moving of bodies and coffins.
We've just completed a huge shoot of these and the bits that go with them for the manufacturer's trade show at the Birmingham NEC.

And here's a close up of the spare parts, not easy to make wheels and rollers look attractive!

So, what have you got that we can photograph that we haven't seen before?
Get in touch for the best photography at the best rates in the north east and beyond.

Why is my family photography so inexpensive?

I've been asked why my prices are so cheap compared to other photographers.

The reasons are simple. Firstly, unlike a well known chain of photography studios, I don't employ commissioned sales staff. I also don't employ a team of digital artists to retouch images, I do it myself. I don't pay a franchise fee and see a huge percentage of my takings going to head office.

The only thing I do the same as them is take the same style of contemporary images and put them in the same style of frame, acrylic etc.

I believe photography should be affordable to everyone and want families to come back many times over the years as they grow.

So, don't pay more than you need to, come to us for those treasured memories. You'll find we're even better value than a mobile part-timer who 'brings the studio to you', and we don't have a crinkled bed sheet for a backdrop!