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Working With Children

Child Portrait Awards






We have photographed a lot of youngsters over the years and we like to think that we do it rather well.

One of the things our photographers have learned is how to make youngsters feel relaxed.

Every age is different and every youngster is different. Some will come bursting in looking forward to seeing you are organized for anything. Others might be a little more retiring and need some coaxing.

We will meet them at their level, chatting with them about what they like, what they have been doing and general getting them comfortable.

If it means playing about and acting the idiot we can do that. If it means taking everything a little slower and quieter then we can do that too.

For the first element of the session we will typically be photographing you and the kids together. This helps them feel okay and understand the process. They still have their Mum or Dad for moral support.

Pretty soon they will be happy and chilled and up for the whole photoshoot.

We know it’s working because so many youngsters remember us when they come back for their next shoot.

For more information on our shoots please see the link here: info here

Valentines Boudoir Treat

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Give the gift of yourself for Valentines
Explore your naughty side with a Boudoir photoshoot, Want something fun but naughty?
Exciting, glamorous and happy boudoir images for you and your partner to enjoy.

With  our boudoir photoshoot to include makeup and hair styling, you can have a terrific up to date, glamorous look.

Images for you, your wall, or something private for your partner.

You will have a makeover and hair styling in a modern approach for that fantastic and glamorous ever lasting look.

Boudoir photographyThis is followed by a photo session on our special sets, where you can be as naughty or nice as you want.

You choose how saucy you want your photographs to be, we’ll apply full airbrushing and retouching your shoot.

At your chilled viewing session you will be able to choose your complimentary A4 print and any additional prints, albums or digital images you want.

For more options on our Boudoir service please see here: https://tmphotography.co.uk/boudoir

Fashion Photoshoot

You want to appear your best on your Fashion Shoot. You understand that the images will be seen by all your friends and family for many years. So we’ve collected some advice for you on beauty, fashion and photography.

1) Think about your hairstyle in advance. For our make-over photoshoots we normally suggest straight or curly for long hair but this always depends on the look you wish to achieve . You will have one of our in-house make-up and hair stylists do this for you, but it is fine to have an idea about what works for you.
2) Don’t do anything major immediately before the shoot. No extreme hair cuts or hair colouring. You don’t want to be in the position where you don’t like your new look.

3) Please no fake tans two weeks before your shoot. Fake tans need a long time to settle in. Recent fake tans do not come across very well in photographs.
4) You should avoid big or whacky accessories. They will tend to detract from you in the photographs. Simple but sophisticated accessories work much better.

5) Don’t forget the details, make certain your nails, locks and skin are all cared for. Drink plenty of water for the few days beforehand. Have a manicure close to the day. Don’t pick at spots, we will re-touch them away for you.

6) Make up works very differently in pictures compared to in real life. You will be treated by a professional make-up artist. She will make sure you appear your finest.

7) Have fun.

8) Everyone is different so wear outfits that reflect your personality. If you are sassy wear sexy outfits, if you are not sassy you can wear sophisticated dresses or urban looks etc.

9) Studio or location photography is a big decision depending on the look you wish to achieve. One of these images was taken in studio and the other on location, can you guess which ?

10) Seasonal changes also have to be a big part of the decision when to shoot, if you are after a lovely warm summer look with a flowing white dress in a field of blooming flowers you will not obviously get this in the winter, so think ahead.

For more information on our make-over fashion shoots or model portfolio’s please visit our pages here: https://tmphotography.co.uk/makeovers/  https://tmphotography.co.uk/headshots/



1) Get In Close – it’s the faces you’re interested in, not the shoes. Fill the frame with the face or faces.

2) Keep it natural – don’t over-pose pictures – natural pictures are often the best ones. Keep your camera ready and take peoples pictures when they’ are not looking. This is especially true for children.

3) Get down with the kids: while your children are playing with the Christmas presents you want to be down on your knees or tummy photographing from their height.
Studio Christmas Photo
4) If you are posing to be in a photo – guys face square forward and look big. Girls should turn slightly sideways and kick the hip out for a more feminine shape.

5) If you’re a couple, girls should rest their head on the fella’s shoulder for a nice relaxed, but loving and joined portrait.

6) If you’re shooting one person, then put them off-center in the frame rather than bang in the middle – it makes a more interesting picture.

7) If you’re shooting a couple make sure your camera is not focusing down the gap in the middle of them – leaving you with an out of focus picture.

8) If you’re shooting three or more people, try and arrange the heads into a triangle, or a circle if there’s lots of people – this makes a much stronger composition.

9) Lots of Christmas pictures are taken at parties – but try and keep the drinks out of shot – they look messy and ruin many a good photo.

Studio Christmas Photoshoot10) If you can, try and shoot without flash – many new digital cameras can shoot in quite dark places without flash – the images will look much more natural.

11) If you have to use flash – see if your camera has a “night” mode – this will make sure your subject is properly lit, but will also show the background well too.

12) Backgrounds are interesting too – and let you remember where you were when the picture was taken.

13) If you’ve got an add-on flash unit that fits to the top of your camera – tip it towards the ceiling to “bounce” of the ceiling – it’s a much nicer light and also stops red-eye

14) See if you can find a plain wall as a background, doesn’t matter what color – but if you get a choice blue works best for faces. Look out for fire signs, plant pots, etc. Don’t stand the subject right against the wall though – the more space between your subject and the background the better.

15) Take a second picture straight after the first – often the moment when people relax after they think the picture has been taken is the best one.

Today’s woman wants to be sexy, sensual and show off her naughty side.



Boudoir photography is about exploring your sexy side whether for yourself or your partner and capturing this in some wonderful and beautiful images.

Boudoir photography is also known under several names: playboy style, glamor photography, Venus photography and “For His Eyes Only” are just some of them.

Boudoir photography Essex

They all come down to the same thing, you’re own private makeover and pampered photo-shoot at tmphotography. At Essex’s premier boudoir photography studio, you can look your best and naughtiest in a completely safe and professional environment.

Working to The British Institute of Professional Photography & The Master Photographers Association’s Code’s of conduct you just know you are in safe hands.  Our photographer Tony is fully CRB checked.

The result? A gallery of airbrushed and retouched images that you (and your partner) will treasure forever.
Boudoir photography Essex

You are in control of how rude and nude you want to be. For some women it’s their nicest lingerie for others it’s much more explicit. As your photographer I can tell you that I am un-shockable, I’ve seen it all.

Probably your first few minutes you will be nervous, after all this isn’t something you do every day of the week. But after just a short while you will find it a liberating and empowering experience.

Without exception all our clients leave the studio feeling more confident, relaxed and yet enpowered.

What ever your reason for wanting to do a Boudoir photoshoot,  it can be as simple as just the pure enjoyment, you will receive some great images that will bring back fond memories every time you look at them for years to come.

For our Boudoir photography service please view here

If you would like to treat a loved one, partner or friend to a premier Boudoir photoshoot please see the options available here


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CONGRATULATIONS!! You have now entered a new and glorious phase of your life.

You have this most wonderful and precious addition to your family. Life with your baby will have it’s ups and downs – but mostly they will be a delight and wonder in your life.

Baby Photography Essex Photography Studio


So, now is the opportunity to start building your keepsakes and recording the moments of their life. In only a couple of months you will discover it is tough to remember your big baby as that tiny newborn that has just recently joined you.

Bump and Baby photoshoot

At TM Photography we want to make sure your baby’s photography session is as effortless as possible for you and baby. We recognise you already have a lot going on in your life and just how important these images are, so don’t worry, your shoot will be a nice and chilled affair.

What to bring for photographs:

If you have any special toys, blankets or clothes they are terrific to bring along. Maybe you have a special family heirloom? Is there something fun that will remind you of these days?

In general we tend to shoot without too many props with babies. After all it is them we are interested in.

We usually do 2 or 3 outfits with your infant.

Babies can get a bit grumpy about clothes changes, so we suggest you arrive with them already in one outfit.

Many parents like to have some bare newborn (or with nappy) images. Usually we put that in the middle so it becomes part of our setup change.



What to bring to be practical:

Nappies and changing gear.
Bib and tissues.
Toys or rattles.

If your baby decides they are hungry, don’t stress, we are happy to take a little moment out while that gets sorted.

What to bring for yourself.

Remember, we are going to include you in the images as well. For baby photographs it is great to have simple outfits, so simple white or simple black tops work really well. Avoid big jewellery, babies do like to grab and pull these.

Baby Photography

Essex Photography Studio

About the shoot.

The shoot will be calm and relaxed. We recognise babies don’t always want to co-operate and have their own needs. We’ll take the time to move along slowly at your child’s pace.

If they are crying then it’s okay to take a gap to get them settled. If they are feeling dozy and want to sleep that is okay too.

The chief thing is that you don’t need to worry, you can simply relax and let things take their course.

If you have any queries, or want to book your photoshoot, then please telephone 01376330322 where we will be happy to help out, or you can e.mail us studio@tmphotography.co.uk

More info and online booking click here

Our beautiful maternity & Babies Photography service is designed to capture that special time in your life. We use the studio lighting to capture the very intimacy of how you feel about your unborn child. We have various material which can be used as wraps or you can bring your own clothing, whichever you feel most comfortable in.  Of course, your partner can be included to record this special time.


Essex Photography Studio Bump To Baby Photograph

Bump to Baby Image from Essex Photography Studio. TM Photography

All final images are fully retouched where necessary. We have put together some package options, but we of course, can be flexible if you want something diffierent.

The ideal time to take Maternity photographs is around the 29th to the 35th week of your pregnancy, but we have had clients come in as late as 40 weeks!

PACKAGE 1 – Bump only Photoshoot, £45

This is a perfect opportunity to create wonderful memories of a very special time of your life and you will receive one complimentary 7″x5″ print to keep with options to purchase from our print collections, albums, frames, canvasses etc.  A variety of images will be taken and full direction on poses will be given.  (Can be bought as a gift).


PACKAGE 2 – Bump & Baby Photoshoots, £70

Two studio sittings, one whilst pregnant then the second once the baby is born. A 7″x5″ print in a presentation folder of your choice is included from each photoshoots.  Again you can then purchase additionla prints or products from the sittings to create last memories of this very precious time.

PACKAGE 3 – Baby Only Photoshoots, £45

If you missed the opportunity to get your bump photoshoot, then you can book our baby photoshoot for your baby.  The photoshoot will give you some beautiful images of your baby.  The best time for this photoshoot is when your baby is 3-4 months old but if you would like a newborn photoshoot (in the first 6 weeks) please see our newborn page.

Maternity Photography Essex