Congratulations to Stephen Hands who has been named as December 2019’s Photographer of the Month!
Three of his images (featured right) were selected from December 2019’s Baby of the Month competition by Premier Image, the top UK pro-photo processing lab, and Stephen can look forward to receiving a £200 voucher for processing with the lab.
This is Stephens’s second win in the Photographer of the Month competition (his previous win was in November 2018) and he’s also achieved several winning and runner-up images in past Baby of the Month competitions. Stephen’s photography continues to impress our judges and also his clients, which has seen him achieve many positive reviews on his Facebook page >
Commenting on his success Stephen told us: “Thanks to all the fantastic babies and mums that came to the studio in December. They made my job fulfilling and fun. I’m very proud to be chosen as the winning photographer.”
After spending 37 years working in the City as a broker, Stephen decided to hang up the phone and pick up the camera. Photography had always been his passion from an early age and Stephen decided to branch out as a full-time photographer with Barrett & Coe, the experienced and respected group of portrait photographers.
Stephen says “My life has changed completely. Working on Saturdays is a first for me, but it comes with the satisfaction of running your own business. One of the best things about it is meeting new families and creating images that they love. To see the reaction from clients when they see my work is priceless and makes all the hard work worthwhile!”
The studio is based on an industrial park, situated on the ground floor which is a help to mums with prams and any person with disabilities, as they can easily get into the studio. It is only 10mins drive from Upminster town centre which has a large selection of family friendly coffee shops and restaurants.
There are local attractions including Old MacDonalds Farm, Brentwood. The studio is easy to access from the A127 and B186. Buses stop outside the main entrance to the estate and it is 10mins from Upminster Overground and District Line services. Lastly, the area has some fine country pubs to visit after the shoot to complete the family experience!
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Call Stephen on 01708 206422 to make an appointment