Congratulations to Robert Longford who has secured his first winning entry of 2021 in the August & September Baby of the Month competition!
His entry of Mia was popular with our Mum and Sponsor judging panels, and Mia will soon receive a £100 Boots voucher, plus the chance to win £5000 in the 2021 Baby of the Year competition.
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 few weddings per year. His studio is large and accommodating, with parking right outside and less than a 15-minute walk from the town centre. His style is instantly recognisable, and clients seem to have a great time based on the feedback he receives.
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!”
We had an amazing experience with Robert. He was absolutely brilliant with our baby and made sure we all felt so comfortable in the studio I couldn’t recommend him enough!