Welcome to Philip King Photography!
Hi everyone and welcome to my first ever blog post here on Philip King Photography. If you haven't already guessed, my name is Phil and I’m a photographer. I love all aspects of photography and my passion lies in modern portraits with a magazine style beauty/fashion edge.
Where and when did you set up Philip King Photography?
I have the privilege of living in a beautiful area, full of natural beauty, in the heart of Shropshire, in a small village called Pontesbury just 20 minutes from the main town of Shrewsbury (home of Charles Darwin)
Here I was able to set up my own bespoke little photography studio for clients to chat about their photoshoot, see my space and hold, cradle (and even smell) my beautiful products.
Why did you start the business?
There were a plethora of reasons to start Philip King Photography.
One of the main reasons lies with my mum, for a woman of 70 (sorry mum) she has an amazing sense of style, which I believe stems from the numerous hours she spends reading fashion magazines and articles.
When glancing through some of her magazines, I noticed that I couldn't find any images of women her age or if I did, they were few and far between and usually for promotions on skin care, women's ‘things’ or Cruise holidays.
I may be a little biased, but my mum is beautiful woman and I realised that I didn't have any photos of her in my home that captured her elegance (I was a landscape photographer at the time) so I was driven to create a legacy portrait that I could keep on my wall that would capture her looking her best and would be a true reminder of the amazing woman she is.
Another amazing woman who reminded me of how important and valuable portraits are was my Nan. She passed over at the age of 94 and all I have is one 6x4 photo as a reminder of her; I wish I had more memories captured on camera with her. That simple 6x4 photo means so much to me that it inspired me to create that same feeling for many others by being the person to capture the perfect portrait.
What can your clients expect from being photographed by you?
My clients will have an experience they will remember forever and an array of photos that their mums, grans, sisters, daughters, partners, kids and loved ones will treasure forever. I work with a team of hair and makeup stylists to take my clients through the full transformation of a contemporary magazine style photoshoot. I guide them through amazing poses that make them feel confident and looking their best in front of the camera. After the photoshoot, I invite my clients back to see their images fully edited, mounted and displayed for them to choose their favourites.
Then the fun part comes of selecting their images, there is no hard sell involved. What they like, they buy. It's simply my job to take the best photos I can so that they will want them all.
How are your photography shoots different to others?
The shoot experience at Phil King Photography is like no other in Shropshire, clients will get the full experience of getting pampered with hair and makeup before getting photographed in many styled outfits. At the studio we always have some bubbly and nibbles floating around (so make sure you bring your mates or family members you would like to be photographed with).
Check out our behind the scenes video shot by SSTV of one of our clients shoots here.
What are your future goals for Philip King Photography?
As I am in the early days of my business, I have many goals. The most exciting is to start offering this unique photography experience to all the women of Shropshire. I believe everyone deserves to be pampered and made to look and feel beautiful. That feeling shouldn't just end at the shoot, I want that feeling to be immortalised in print for generations to come.
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