First Winning Image of 2019 for Robert Longford
Congratulations to Robert Longford, who has achieved his first Baby of the Month winning image of 2019!
His image of baby Harvey proved popular with our Photographer and Sponsor judging panels in April 2019’s competition and as a winner Harvey can look forward to receiving a £100 Mothercare voucher, plus the chance to win £5000 in the 2019 Baby of the Year competition.
This is Robert’s third winning entry in the Baby of the Month competition after achieving two winning entries in 2018. Robert opened his studio in 2006 when he returned to the Isle of Wight after a career in the telecoms industry. “The Isle of Wight was a fantastic place to grow up and I really wanted my own children to enjoy their childhood as much as I did. It really is a special place, especially if you like being outdoors and active. Everyone should come and visit!”
Living less than a mile from his studio in the busy town of Cowes, famous for it’s sailing heritage, Robert loves his local area. “Island residents and holiday-makers come and visit me from all over the Island and some even travel over from Southampton just for a shoot. Afterwards I always advise them to take a little wander into Cowes high street and support the surrounding businesses.”
“We love to keep things local and so a great relationship with an Island framer was key to my business story. I love printing and framing my own work, it’s very rewarding and a fun part of the photography process and the end results are always admired and cherished by clients.”
Robert offers baby, children, family and pet portraits but also covers a small number of weddings per year. His studio is large and accommodating with parking right outside and less that a 15-minute walk from the town centre. His style is instantly recognisable, and clients seem to have great time based on the feedback he receives.
Here is one of many glowing customer testimonials Robert has received: “We really enjoyed our baby photography experience here. The photographs were absolutely fantastic, crisp and clear. I was delighted when we received them today. The studio was nice and comfortable, and Robert was friendly, professional and really good with our baby. The hardest part was which photos to choose! We will definitely be coming back again.”
Robert told us “Being a photographer is fantastic. I work alone and so every aspect of my work is my responsibility. From cleaning the toilets right through to filing the accounts, there is never a dull moment. I have a great support network and so if things get crazy my wife will jump in to help me out. As an artist herself, she’s an expert framer!”