A Winning Image for Esmee-Rose and Paul Barsby
Congratulations to Paul Barsby who has achieved a winning image in December 2017’s Baby of the Month competition! His image of Esmee-Rose was popular with our photographer judging panels and she can look forward to receiving a £100 Mothercare voucher and will be included in the Baby of the Year competition where the prize is £5000!
We asked Paul to tell us a little about himself. He says “I have been a professional photographer for over 30 years, initially starting in weddings and then moving into Studio portraiture. This year is our 25th Anniversary of running the Studio in Tunbridge Wells, so we have had a great year celebrating. My wife Beverley and I run the studio together, and aim to make it a friendly, fun place to come and have your portraits taken. We offer lots of different sessions including Newborn, Family– including The Cube and The Beams, Cake Smash, Pets and much, much more.
Having just retired from doing weddings this year, I have been able to spend time on developing my particular style of portrait. As a hobby carpenter, I enjoy creating props and renovating classic pieces we find at antique markets, and have even been known to bring home a prop or two from France. Our current new set for 6 month-2 year olds is a 30’s style parlour, complete with standard lamp, comfy armchair and atmospheric lighting. So far it has proved extremely popular with our clients.
Having been in business in Tunbridge Wells for so long, we have an excellent reputation within the local community. We are very active in the local community attending fairs in the area with a stand and donating vouchers to local charities to help with fundraising. We also have a good presence on social media and enjoy a five star rating on Facebook with some fabulous reviews from clients”.
Paul’s studio is located in Camden Road, Tunbridge Wells, nestled amongst an eclectic mix of shops. There are two car parks in Camden Road within a 2 minute walk and plenty of residents parking available. Ivie will be invited to go back with her mummy to collect her winner’s certificate and her voucher so look out for photographs of that occasion!