Congratulations to Ray Redfern who has achieved his second winning image in the Baby of the Month competition!
Following a winning image at the start of 2019 Ray’s entry of Hugo proved a hit with our Photographer and Mum judging panels in November 2019’s competition. As a winner, Hugo can look forward to receiving a £100 Boots voucher, plus the chance to win £5000 in the 2019 Baby of the Year competition.
This news has come at a good time for Ray, who is in the process of moving to a larger studio premises in Southampton after a busy, and very successful, 2019 where he will continue to offer professional family, baby, and commercial photography.
Commenting on his success Ray told us: “I’m really thrilled that Hugo is a winner, he was a proper star during the session, full of beans and really enjoyed it which shows in the beautiful images, particularly the winning one, mum should be soooo proud!”
Since childhood, Ray has always been passionate about photography and remembers receiving his first camera from his mum at Christmas. Ray spent a large part of his working life in human resources for a large manufacturer in Germany but returned to the UK in 2002.
On his return, and keeping his interest in photography alive, he was asked by several friends to be their wedding photographer. Recognition for his work grew rapidly to such an extent, that he hired a private studio to perform portrait photography for new clients. It was at this point that he took the decision to become a full-time photographer by opening his own studio in Southampton in 2013.
“A photoshoot is an opportunity to capture a moment that you wish to preserve forever, whether that’s you dressed up to the nines, or your gorgeous baby’s first smile. It’s a great way to ensure that you have a photograph which sums up that moment in your life, whether that’s celebrating your family, preparing for a huge life change, cherishing your pet or just you looking fantastic.
As a professional photographer with years of experience, I know exactly how to get the best from everyone in the portrait. My aim is to make the experience fun but above all produce several stunning pictures for you to choose from.
“I shoot many types of photography from Bump to Baby, individual head shots to large family groups and products to pets. The sessions are fun and very relaxed and this is reflected in the photos you will see at your private viewing session. I also offer a wide range of gift products and wall art at prices to suit all budgets.”