Hammonds Photography Studio was established in Chelmsford in June 2010, and since opening we have photographed over 9,750 families*. Our mission was to create a child and family friendly studio that could fit in around our client's busy lives, as well as create for them beautiful quality portraits that they will treasure for generations to come.
We pride ourselves on our huge returning customer base, resulting from our attention to detail, high level of customer service and non-hard sale approach. It's also lots of fun to see children we photographed as tiny babies grow up! *Updated Feb 2022
We understand how much time and planning goes into arranging your family photoshoot - whether it's a family of 3 or 30 - which is why we have so many clients putting their trust in us time and time again to capture these special moments.
We are incredibly passionate about what we do, and proud to have created so many beautiful images that thousands of families will treasure forever. The majority of our customers book in on a voucher offer - this gives you the chance to experience our studio photography with very minimal up front costs.
Our prices start from just £69 for a finished Art Mounted print (10"x8" overall size) ready to frame, however most customers budget between £250 - £600 depending on the size and quantity of images they desire.
Your Experience With Us
In our Chelmsford photography studio we strive to make your experience with us as fun and relaxed as possible.
One of our highly skilled photographers will greet you upon arrival, then take you to our studio where together you'll create images to cherish for a lifetime that are fun, spontanious and REAL images of you and your family.
Each and every family, and member within it, are different so we always aim to create a completely bespoke experience for your family.
After your photo shoot there's no need to try and find another date to come back - you can see your images straight away!
We will invite you to relax in our reception while we prepare your images, then once ready you can view them in our private cinematic viewing suite.
Together with your photographer you will choose the perfect way to display your images in your home.
Throughout the whole process we have toys for the kids to play with and don't worry you are more than welcome to bring snacks we know they help!
Winner Superdog pet Portrait competition Jan-Feb 2022
Ten portrait awards with Master Photographers Association 2021-2022
Winner Best Family Photography Studio - Essex with the UK Enterprise Awards 2022
2nd Family portrait with London Portrait Group Monthly Competition 2020
Finalist with one image with Capture Photography National Competition 2019/20^
Finalist with two images with Catwalk Photography National Competition 2019/20^
Merit Family Portraits Essex & London Photography Group 2019
3rd Under 5's Essex & London Photography Group 2019
3rd Family portraits Essex & London Photography Group 2019
3rd Commercial Essex & London Photography Group 2019
Origym Award Best fitness photography 2018 National competition
Two Merit's with Master Photographers Association (MPA) National competition 2018
Finalist with 3 images with Fresh Photography National competition 2018/19^
2nd Runner up with Fresh Photography National competition 2018/19^
Merit Fashion & Beauty 2018 **
Merit Pet Photography 2018**
1st & 2nd in Under 5s 2018**
2nd Family Portraits 2018**
1st & 3rd Boudoir Photography 2018**
1st Boudoir Photography 2017**
2nd Boudoir photography 2017**
3rd Pet portraits 2017**
Merit Fashion & Beauty Photography 2016**
Merit Pet Portraits 2016 **
Merit Pet Portraits 2016**
Merit in Family portraits 2015**
Merit in Under 5s 2015**
Merit in Family portraits 2013 *
2nd Essex & London Region Family Portraits 2013 *
Merit in Contemporary Portrait 2012 *
Merit in Under 5s 2012 *
British Institute Professional Photography Licentiate qualification 2011
*Master photography Association **MPA & British Insiture for professional Photographers
^Click Connection Corporation CCC
How to book in
1.Phone the studio on 01245690551 with an ideal date & time in mind. On the phone our team will go through the session in detail, including outfits to wear, what to bring along, where to park, and your options. A £30 refundable deposit is taken upon all bookings and your'll receive a confirmation email. 2. On the day of your photo shoot, one of our award winning photographers will create a variety beautiful portraits of you, your family and pets all whilst using creative lighting, flattering poses and a range of backdrops and props to add their own creative flair to your session. 3. After your photo shoot you will view all your images on the big screen in our cinematice viewing suits. Here your photographer will help you to narrow your gallery of portraits down and discuss how best to display your portraits, showing you different styles & options to suit your home. 4. Once you have selected your portraits, a digital retoucher will ensure your portraits are perfect for print, from cropping, colour consistency, air brushing, manipulation errors & sharpness to ensure these at the highest quality. 5. Your portraits will then be prepared ready for collection - be that printed, mounted, framed or packaged ready for you to come and pick them up.
*Essex and London BIPP & MPA Photography 2012 & 2013
**London and Essex Professional Photography Group
^The Fresh Group & Click Connection Corporation Ltd
Hammonds Studio is a registered Limited company. Hammonds studio has been trading since 2010. Hammonds Photography Studio is fully insured and complies with GPRD regualtions April 2018
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Hammonds Photography Studio Ltd Reg address Unit 1 39 Baddow Road Chelmsford CM20DB Hammonds Studio is a registered Limited company. Hammonds studio has been trading since 2010. Hammonds Photography Studio is fully insured and complies with GDPR regualtions April 2018
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