I want to tell you about a brilliant business local to us in St Helens, Pretty Green Photography. St Helens readers may already be familiar with the name but if you are near enough to travel to St Helens, I urge you to pop to Pretty Green. Husband & Wife team, Bill & Sarah started their business earlier in 2015 after a lifetime of teaching photography. Their studio is literally around 2 corners from our house so we were delighted to be invited up to their new premises.
Bill kindly volunteered to take family shots of us – Nanny Val’s birthday was approaching so we arranged that all 6 grandchildren would visit Pretty Green one Saturday morning as a treat for Nanna. Was Bill up to the challenge? Definitely Yes!
As soon as we walked into the reception area, we were greeted in a friendly and informal way – Just perfect when you are trying to control 6 children. Sarah is a natural at the meet & greet – The kettle was soon on and the kids played happily in the small play area. Bill & Sarah encourage families to feel relaxed and roam around before moving into the back studio.
And so off we went! Walk through the kitchen area and you will see the most amazing VW Camper wallpaper that I am coveting for our house! We loved the changing room/prop room – Little Sonny in particular got very familiar with a feather boa.
I loved how easily Bill and Sarah changed props – Out came a furry rug, then came a GORGEOUS chaise long! Even Nanna got stuck in and was snapped with her 6
Our photoshoot took around an hour – We chatted, we laughed, we even danced (Bill puts all sorts of music on to encourage the kids to just go for it) We got our photos within a few days and honestly had trouble choosing between them. They were all brilliant, and just what we were after – We are intending on putting a huge canvas on our living room wall of the 3 girls as soon as we get a rug to match.
Bill & Sarah have totally embraced their studio – They offer all sorts of services – From the traditional wedding packages to family shots out in the park. If Cake smash pictures are your thing, well, Pretty Green are your people! Dog shots, Passports Pics, Newborn Gorgeousness, Starting school & alternative nursery/school arrangements – I can’t recommend them highly enough.
Disclosure: We were invited to take part in a photoshoot in exchange for a fair and honest review – We really loved it! Thank you 🙂