New addition to our High Street welcomes a new photographic business to our high street which is situated at the rear of Temptations Boutique. This is a much needed addition to the high street, with our two previous photographic studios moving out of Hythe. Shirley’s passion is taking family photographs –  especially children.

She has become a member of the Hythe Business & Tourism Association (HBTA) and has also volunteered her services as our official photographer.

Profile of Shirley

I started out with a basic Canon camera with film (in the old days!) and progressed until I was confident enough to buy a SLR camera, still using Canon. I attended South Kent College in 2009 and gained a lot of knowledge and a certificate and had to photograph many obscure objects for the course but my main passion is taking photographs of families – especially children. I find it easy to entertain and distract the little ones as they are just happy to be the centre of attention!

I attend many family gatherings including anniversary’s, weddings and birthday parties (for the young and not so young) but also have included pets, houses and vehicles!

I was fortunate to win second and third prize recently in Hythe Festival Photographic competition. The vintage cars were meandering down the high street when my eye was caught by the yellow car with the passengers also in yellow! I had the nerve to ask them to stop (which they happily did) and took the shot. Later I altered the picture to fade out the background, change it to black and white and then ‘paint’ the yellow back it. A photograph I’m proud of.

The third prize photo was taken on my mobile phone as I waited for my husband to meet me for lunch. The ladies dancing included a work colleague but I feel the movement in the shot emphasises the feel of the music.

 Photo Sessions

A photo session with me will be fun and relaxed, sprinkled with humour.   You can select ‘The Picture Patch Studio’ or a venue of your choice.  I’ll even give you a wet weather guarantee, if you choose an outside location and the weather on the day isn’t at its best I will be happy to reschedule for a warmer or dryer day or we can pop along to the studio.   After your session you will receive a sample of your photographs to enable you to choose what you’d like printed.   You will receive two complimentary prints of your choice plus the option to buy all of your photos on a disc.   Further additional prints will be available at a   very competitive price.   It couldn’t be simpler!