The full set of official photographs from Elaine and Rab’s wedding are now available to view and purchase via our Guest Proofing Service by clicking HERE, and entering the password provided at the event.
Guests who require the password should contact Elaine or Rab to obtain details.
To book Chris Archer Photography for your own special event, please contact us using our online form, or telephone / text Mob: 07838553370 to request more information.
Weekend spaces are in short supply so book early to guarantee you don't miss out.
Should the date you require not be available we can provide you with details of other fantastic photographers who may be able to cover your event.
Chris Archer Photography is currently offering a 1-hour Studio Photo-shoot for only £25, on all Studio Photo-shoots purchased before midnight on 29th February 2016!
All photo-shoots purchased are valid for a 12 month period, so even if you don’t have time to join us at our Irvine studio, in Ayrshire, before the end of February 2016, you can still benefit from this great offer!
For one hour in the studio you will receive:
Don’t miss out on this very limited offer!
To purchase your Special Offer Photo-shoot please visit our on-line store, or if you would like more information, or would like to discuss availability please contact us.
Valentines Day gives us all the opportunity to focus on the ones we love, whether we are in a realtionship with someone special, or if it's focussing on our close friends and family.
Capture the fun and romance of Valentines Day 2016 with a Studio Photo-shoot at our studio in Irvine, Ayrshire
Available for Couples and Individuals, and even whole families
Gift Vouchers are available should you wish to surprise someone special with a Studio Photo-shoot of their own
Click HERE for available dates and times
Chris Archer Photography is proud to announce the introduction of Studio Portrait Photo-shoots!!
Clients are now able to book Studio Portrait Photo-shoots and have their photos taken at our custom studio in Irvine, Ayrshire.
Capture some amazing memories in one of our fun-filled studio portrait session at an amazing rate!
Book a minimum of one hour for Portrait photo-shoots and you will receive a digital copy of 30-40 low resolution unmarked, unbranded images; these images are suitable for printing up to a size of 6”x4”. High resolution images and larger prints are also made available for purchase via our secure Client Area at a very affordable rate.
Your Studio Portrait photos can viewed using our secure 'proofing service' where you can:
More information can be found on our Portraits page.
Chris Archer Photography now offers Photo Collage Portraits
Perfect for any wall in your home
Ideal gift for friends or family
Available in a range of sizes, from 10x8 up to 90x60
Available on a range of mediums, from canvas and gloss prints, to acrylic wall plaques
Contact us for more information!
Most people know the struggle about work/life balance all too well; juggling work, family, friends, etc, but throw in a hobby, interest, or part-time profession that you’re passionate about and it can make things even more difficult to manage.
Do you need to set aside time for your photography, or can you integrate it with the everyday things that’s going on in your life? Here are a few simple, but effective ways to incorporate your love of photography into your love of life:
Photograph your family – this sounds really simple and obvious, and it is. I find there is no better way of maintaining touch with photography when times are busy than to photograph family; it’s a subject that’s close to your heart and can offer all the inspiration you need to snap away. One of the best tips I can offer here is not to only take photos of the family on the day; as a photographer you really only ever see what's in front of you. Make sure you look up, look down and take in the surroundings. Capture a landscape image, a close-up of a rock, or anything else that will help produce the overall feeling of the day.
Photograph your friends – This is best done on trips to the beach, picnics, garden parties and such-like where carrying your camera equipment won’t cause you too many issues. It’s probably sensible to avoided taking your expensive camera gear with you on a drunken night out; however, there is nothing restrictive about doing so if you're all going for lunch in a bar or for a coffee at Starbucks, or even on a shopping trip. Some of the candid shots you’ll capture will be priceless!
Do some photography at home while the kids are having a nap or doing their own thing – whether this is by setting up a tripod and practising some macro photography at home, or using your imagination to photograph everyday items within your home in a new and interesting way. The challenge of being restricted to one place for the afternoon can really bring out your creativity.
Set yourself a photo project that fits around your lifestyle – there are many, many, different ideas on setting yourself a project. Photography projects are great because you set the boundaries and decide what the theme will be, what you will photograph, when, and how often. A simple example is photographing numbers or letter that are found in your everyday environment; this could be on the journey to work, the shops, at home or even on the school run. Try to collect all the numbers from ‘1’ to ‘100’, or the full alphabet. This can be one image per day, or even as little as one image per week…you decide!
Re-touch your old photographs – I'm sure you have lots of photos on your PC or laptop that you've taken over the years. As your skills as a photographer, and your editing abilities, develop it can always be helpful to look back through old images that you have taken. Select a few images that you would like to improve and get to work adding different effects and edits. These may not be new images, per se, but if you don’t have the opportunity to take new images, re-master the old ones you do have.
Buy a photography magazine – improve your photography skills by reading up on the latest techniques and skills, and when you do have a spare moment, you’ll be ready to get started on making new and inspiring images with all the new techniques you've read about. There are also many on-line photography magazines that you can browse for free, either at home or on the train to work.
Take your camera everywhere you go – I know this sounds like a bit of a cliché and sometimes it’s not always practical to do so, however, a good photographer friend of mine goes to the length of taking her camera to the cinema, and even on the morning walk to school with her kids. Does she get funny looks from those around her? Yes! Do some of the other parents think she’s a bit 'off-the-wall'? Yes! However, she does capture some of the most amazing images you could imagine, which would be lost opportunities if she didn't have her camera gear with her.
The biggest challenge a lot of amateur photographers will find with the above steps is having the confidence to be out and about with their camera. People will look at you, they will wonder what on earth you are doing, and they may even go as far as avoiding you on your side of the street. But, be confident wherever you and your camera are, confidence breeds great images!