Sonara Studio News


For the 5th year running, Sonara Studios have had an incredibly successful year in competitions. Our year was capped in May by Sonara Studios becoming the National Fuji Platinum Photographers of the Year for both of the Baby and Individual Portrait categories.

The award ceremony was held in the beautiful town of Ross On Wye in Wales and the competitions were judged by members of the public and professional photographers. Each competitor had to submit 18 pieces of work throughout the year and with photographers competing from across the country, the competition was fierce!

Rita, who specialises in baby and family portraiture, said "Entering competitions stretches you, keeps you very fresh and forces you to come up with new ideas and concepts". Sonara Studios have been running a very successful Baby Cherubs programme for the last 15 years. "You build up a huge amount of experience on working with children and families" Rita said. "We aim to capture people as they are, in relaxed but creative way. Most of the photographs that you see displayed in our Oakham studio reflect this".Asked about what works well in the studio, Rita said "Being a female photographer with three children, definitely helps with putting new mothers and new babies at ease. Also the studio, on 20 Mill Street, provides an environment were we can show you what we can do while you are there. Images can be shown in black and white or classic modern sepia and stunning compositions can be created to give you exactly what you want".

This year we are getting more requests to take photographs of mothers to be and of new borns who are only days old. We also are creating new ways of presenting the final images. Our Gallery Displays are proving to be popular – customers are looking to introduce something modern without having to completely redecorate a whole room! With the summer holidays on their way, parents are taking the opportunity to capture their children on print before they disappear off to college or university!


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Studios in Oakham and Loughborough

20 Mill Street - Oakham - Rutland - LE15 6EA

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