Gorgeous Portraits from Style Photography (Local Business)

Style Photography

Having photographed the people of Herne Bay for the last 17 years, Style Photography run by husband and wife team Doug and Sheila are somewhat of a local institution. Both passionate photographers, the pair were keen to turn their appreciation of the art into a creative business and capture their clients’ most important life moments “with artistry and style”.  

The secret to Style Photography’s longevity is this genuine love for what they do and an excellent eye and technical aptitude for creating gorgeous personal images of individuals, whole families and babies, that clients are proud to hang on their walls and treasure forever. Their skill, dedication and artistry has been recognised with several awards including: UK Family Portrait Photographer of the Year; UK Event Photographer of the Year; UK Fresh Makeover Photographer of the Year; UK Kodak Portrait Photographer of the Year; Emma’s Diary Tembo Baby Photographer of the Year and the WPPI Accolade of Excellence.

Doug and Sheila’s favourite part of their work is taking customers on a journey from the usual initial state of apprehension and nerves, to finally feeling really, genuinely comfortable in front of the camera. From an entrepreneurial perspective, the pair love being their own boss and making decisions together and of course, this kind of great work ethos and respectful relationship, is the backbone of success when working in a partnership.

Style Photography sources supplies from quality providers in the UK and Europe and the key to success here, they say, is selecting products that they feel really reflect their brand and their desire for quality. Doug and Sheila are overcoming the challenges of the current economic climate by attending marketing networking and brainstorming groups and getting inspiration from other entrepreneurs to spark marketing initiatives of their own, which are already starting to bear fruit.

The company’s main client base consists of families keen to record the most important moments in their lives, from being pregnant and each stage of baby’s growth to leaving for university, having a makeover and, of course, getting married. In addition to being popular with local clientele, over 50% of their customers come from outside of Herne Bay to enjoy their expertise. To further entice customers, they also create innovative experience shoots with custom made sets such as the enchanted forest fairy or frozen experiences. These allow children’s imaginations to run riot as they are totally immersed in the fantasy world created by the props and backgrounds. In addition, every family who has a baby shoot is offered the chance to enter Baby of the Month/Year for free with a top prize of £5000. In 2016 they won over £5,400 worth of prizes in national competitions for their clients a fantastic achievement!

Doug and Sheila are keen to support Canterbury Council’s Buy in the Bay project and want to see local entrepreneurs working together to think beyond the boundaries of Herne Bay and make it an even more desirable place to work, live and visit.

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