People often ask me what they can expect when they come into POP! for a shoot, so I thought I’d write a little bit about how an experience typically runs - hopefully it’s helpful! 😊

So once you are all booked in, your personal photographer will give you a call to find out a little bit more about your son or daughter and give you some advice on what to bring to your shoot. Simon and I have made sure that we have an incredible team of award-winning photographers - they are all lovely and will make you feel right at home!

On the day of the shoot you’ll be greeted by your photographer, offered a cuppa (or squash!) and taken through to the dressing rooms. Children always love their transformation into the character that they’ll become for the next hour or so (or forever once printed and on your wall!)

I have spent hours and hours sourcing and styling costumes, accessories and props so there is plenty of choice at the studio and I can assure you they’ll look top notch! 😉

When your kids have got their costumes on, we’ll get started with the shoot. Our photographers love to get imaginations running wild - so be prepared for fairy hunts, magical stories and more!

After the shoot you are free to enjoy the rest of the day. Both studios have lots going on nearby - perfect if you want to make a day of it. We are based primarily at the Derby studio and love to take Matilda and Trigger (our daughter and our dog!) to the park nearby for playtime. I’d definitely recommend the wine bar next door for a cheeky tipple if you’re not driving! There is also a cafe around the corner, so we have all bases covered 😊

Next, our expert team of digital artists will start work on your images! This really is where the magic happens - they’ll be busy editing in special effects and background details to give your photos that gorgeous finish that makes POP! so unique. I work in their office and I’m constantly getting sooo distracted watching them work!

Approximately 1 - 3 weeks after your shoot, we’ll invite you back for a viewing where you’ll get to see around 30 shots that the team have edited to perfection. I love viewings - it’s so nice to see people’s reactions, definitely a highlight of the job.

If you decide to order some artwork, all that is left to do is collect your beautiful new pieces and decorate that blank wall at home! I love to see pics of our masterpieces hanging on your walls so feel free to tag us in your snaps on social media!