Category Archives: Portrait Photography

Newborn Photography – Part 2

Here are some beautiful newborn photos which I photographed recently in Cheadle at a newborn photography refresher workshop, you can read more about it on my previous blog titled Newborn Photography – Part 1. There were 2 babies whom I photographed, the first was a girl called Lily about 12 days old while the second baby was a boy called Noah, he was just 7 days old. Both the babies settled easily and were just adorable to photograph. Working with newborn takes a lot of patience, photographing them is the easy part but settling them, that takes lots of time and experience as each baby is different. Newborns are very delicate, yet very agile when they are born, so its best to photograph them 14 days or under to be able to mould them into the shape that you want. Here are some of my favourite photos captured from the session. If you would like similar ones done for yourself, friends or family member and are based around Staffordshire or East Cheshire area, please contact us. We offer gift certificates to be presented as gifts to pregnant mums or during their baby showers. Precious Moments, Captured Forever.

newborn-children-local-photographer-asha-carlos-photography-cheshire-staffordshire-alderly-edge-wilmslow-biddulph

Read more

Themed Portrait: Alice in Wonderland

Here’s a themed photo shoot which I photographed recently in Staffordshire. The theme was Alice in Wonderland, based on a novel written in 1865 by an English mathematician Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym of Lewis Carroll. It tells of a girl named Alice falling through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar creatures. We recreated this fantasy themed tea party with the help of some props and cakes in the woods. Here is a collage of some of the images, do scroll down further to see more images.

Portrait shoots like this are so much fun for children as they get to choose the theme, get involved in the planning, preparation of the props and bring their favourite characters to life. These sessions brings the kid’s imagination to life as it keeps them excited throughout the shoot. Themed portraits can be booked directly by yourself for your kids or you can purchase them as a gift certificate for a family or friend. Please contact me through my website or facebook page regarding how to purchase gift certificates, pricing, booking availability, theme ideas or any other questions and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Alice-in-wonderland-collage-of-photos-photographer-ashacarlos-cheshire

Read more

Beautiful Mother and Daughter Portraiture

Here are a set of outdoor portraits of a mother and daughter which I photographed at the Greenway Bank Country Park in Knypersley. Its a beautiful park which is a lot quieter and has less dog walkers, it also has a lovely playground, visitors centre and cafe opened during certain hours.  The park connects to Knypersley Pool through a beautiful woodlands walks which has some lovely picnic spots as well as benches around. There are lovely spring flowers blooming at this time of the year such as crocus and daffodils. All the shots below were taken at the park on a beautiful sunny day. Do enjoy viewing these images.

artistic-mother-daughter-portrait-photo-asha-carlos-east-cheshire

Read more

Studio Style Pregnancy Photoshoot

Part 2 of the indoor studio style photography shoot which I recently photographed at the client’s home, part 1 can be viewed here.  Here are some shots of Katie and Chris who are expecting a baby who is due in May. As first time parents, they are not only nervous but are really excited and can’t wait for the little one to be born. As a mum myself I know how difficult the final months of pregnancy can be and how uncomfortable mums can feel so trust me, these shots hardly took any time at all.  I am always looking to maintain the mother’s comfort, so once I set the correct exposure for the photos and do my test shot, all there is left is to pose the couple. Do enjoy viewing these photos and feel free to contact me for enquiries on bump, baby and beyond packages.

home-studio-pregnancy-portrait-mother-father-stoke-on-trent-asha-carlos

Read more

Studio Style Family Portrait

It has been a busy couple of weeks with a few blog postings in the que so in the mean time hope you enjoy viewing these indoor studio style family portrait shots. I generally love doing my portrait sessions in the outdoors such as parks or gardens but sometimes if the client requests or if its a pregnancy / newborn portrait shoot then I can do the portrait session indoors with additional strobes. There are two parts to this photoshoot, first here are some sneak peak images of the fun family portrait photosession, all photos were taken in the client’s home for the purpose of creating a canvas print afterwards.

home-studio-fun-family-portrait-photographer

Above is a fun sibling shot of Nathan, Ben, Katie and Zac. The pose was suggested by Jayne their mum.  As a photographer I am always open to client’s ideas and creative input.

Read more

Themed Portrait : Princess and Tiaras

Here’s another outdoor children’s themed portrait which I recently photographed of princess, tiaras and a little bit of tears. Although it looks like a sunny day in the photos, I can easily say the temperature was around 4 degrees celcius that day and the girls were absolutely fabulous in taking off their coats for the photos. We also had constant rain throughout the shoot but were lucky to have some beautiful photographs to show. I hope you enjoy viewing these images, as you can see the daffodils are slowly blossoming and these are the signs that spring is almost nearing. I personally can’t wait for the warm sunny weather to arrive.

princess-and-tiaras-portrait-photographer-stafforshire

Read more

Themed Portrait : Fairy in the Forest

Here are some sneak peak images of a recent outdoor themed portrait shoot done at a nearby park. I love doing themed photo shoots especially of children as they get to dress in their favourite costumes or characters and this makes the photoshoot even more magical.These are mini portrait sessions, which usually lasts about 30 minutes and prices for these are really reasonable, so drop me a line for available dates and pricing. In the mean time, I hope you enjoy viewing these images.

Fairy-forest-photog-portrait-stoke

Read more

Winter Wonderland Family Portraits

I love this series of snowy portraits which I photographed for a family in Biddulph, Staffordshire. We knew it was going to be cold that weekend but did not anticipate snow. Nevertheless the whole family and I had so much fun just playing about and getting these beautiful family portraits at the wintery Victorian Garden. We were very lucky as most of the snow melted away the next day. The view at the Biddulph Grange Gardens was breathtaking, I would definitely recommend a visit there the next time it snows.  Do enjoy viewing these shots and feel free to contact me if you would like to get some portrait photos done of yourself or your family.

Winter-wonderland-biddulph-grange-gardens-photographer

 

Read more

Family Portraiture at Little Moreton Hall

Goodbye Autumn, Hello Winter – This is the last shoot I did at the end of Autumn, as we gear for the coming wet and cold winter months. This family portrait session was photographed at Little Moreton Hall (also known as Old Moreton Hall) in Congleton, Cheshire which is under the National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty.  Little Moreton Hall houses a beautiful Tudor Manor House which is easily 500 years old.  I used the Knot Garden and the scenic lake area situated at the back of the Manor House as my backdrop for most of the shoot on the blog.  Although it was cold, nearly 4 deg when I did the shoot, the kids were just fabulous and were eager to be photographed. I thoroughly enjoyed the sessions and hope you enjoy viewing these images too.

Autumn-and-winter-family-portrait-shoot-leaves-kids

Read more

Fun Family Portraits

If you looking to have some fun family portraits done, then have a look at a recent session I photographed in Staffordshire. The session lasted just about an hour and most of it was photographed in the family’s garden. The youngest child was about 6 years old while the oldest was 17 years old. The dynamics of photographing teenagers (or Seniors as they call them in America) is more fun as they don’t sit still and are full of energy and ideas.

Fun-family-portrait-photographer-staffordshire

Read more

20/100