Hello to all our wonderful followers:)It’s been a while since I jumped on to write anything. There’s some big changes happening here at the studio and you’ll be seeing the results very soon!!! I’m here tonight though to wish a fond farewell to our lovely Emily who is off to start a new job whilst she trains in Art Psychotherapy. Emily has been absolutely wonderful here at the studio she has kept Orli and I in check and kept things super organised. The children absolutely love her, my own daughter included. Actually i’m not sure how to break it to her that Emily is leaving as I think she will be devastated!!! We’ve all gone on quite an adventure together over the past year, full of ups and downs and we will miss her dearly. She has created some absolutely stunning artwork for our customers and I know many of you have some gorgeous pieces up on your walls

Here are some of the things that make us think about Emily!

The Giant Moon:  The time at Christmas that Emily and I attempted to construct a giant crescent moon and what a disaster it nearly was! Running out of spray paint and spraying the cove and Orli not being happy about the mess that was left and the spray that made it on every bit of our fresh white cove !

Her pet Cat: Ziggy and the scratches/mauling/bruises she would often be sporting. Her cat is vicious!!!

Daily News and Love Island discussions: Every Lunch break we would have a little update on the goings on in the world and of course recently have to discuss every moment of Love Island!!!

Bringing in Goodies: Emily knows how to keep us girls happy!!! And that means bringing in many, many delicious sweet treats to share!!!

Tea! Never in all my life have we gone through as much milk as we have since Emily started with us!!!

Crafting: Emily has made some gorgeous props for us including our gorgeous Floral Hoops for our shoots and window display.

Here’s a few pressing questions I asked Emily before she leaves us!

Have you enjoyed working at R&R?

Absolutely! I’ve learnt a lot and i’ve also come out of my shell too thanks to working alongside Cate and Orli – two big personalities!!!

What has been your highlight of working at Rock and Rose?

Meeting all the lovely families, I particularly want to say thank you to Courtney who was my very first maternity test shoot. I also got to photograph her beautiful daughter Leah for her Christmas shoot.

Which type of shoots would you say were your favourite?

Definitely Sitters,  6-10 months is my favourite age to photograph and just being able to be a little bit more creative in a fine art style also using all the gorgeous studio props!

Off the top of your head, is there a shoot that you have been really proud of?

I’ve enjoyed all of my shoots, so I couldn’t possibly choose one!

What was your favourite moment working with us? 

So many great moments, my ultimate favourite is getting to ‘glammed up’ for the 2018 Kingston Business awards

What was your funniest moment in the studio!?

I remember trying to help get Frank the Pug to sit like he was riding a bicycle for his Christmas shot! We were in stitches for ages!!! (Poor Frank)

Who is the Rock and who is the Rose?

Orli is the Rock because she is inspirational and strong! Cate is the Rose because she is hilarious and softer… I can get away with more!!!

What will you not miss?

Painting the cove every 2 weeks and getting covered in paint! And buying lots of jeans!!!

Parting words: 

We have Charlotte who is joining us to take your place, what would you like to say to her?

If possible wear kneepads!!! Remember to write things down for Orli and Cate and remind them CONSTANTLY. Chocolate keeps them both happy!

Where are your adventures taking you next?

Doing a little exploring with my own photography but mainly concentrating on my training for Art Psychotherapy

Is there anything else you would like to add?

A massive thank you to Orli and Cate for hiring me and to all of my lovely customers who’ve made me smile during my time here.

 

Good Luck Emily! We’re going to miss you!!! Lots of Love Cate & Orli xxx

 

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It’s that special day again…time to celebrate our favourite hero, Dad!  Let’s spoil him rotten!

Here’s our Dad proof suggestion for this Sunday,

Father’s Day Ideas:
No.5. The New Men in Black film in the cinema
No.4. Bottle of Bombay Sapphire
No.3. Day out at Longleat Zoo
No.2. A Weekend Away
AND AT NUMBER 1…A fun family session at Rock and Rose Photography to capture all those beautiful memories to display in your home x

Book Now or create a personalised Gift Voucher to put in his Card 0208 390 5558

Love, Emily. Orli and Cate xxx

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As special thanks to Mums everywhere, we are celebrating Mother’s Day with a special £25 photography session offer and your selected favourite as a complimentary digital.

Come into our lovely studio, get cosy and have some fun photographs done! Capture magical moments which you’ll cherish with family for years to come. You’re welcome to bring along personal items to your photoshoot to make it extra special.

Limited time left! Offer ends Monday 1st April 2019

Personalised Gift vouchers available!

Give us a call now  0208 390 5558

Love the Rock & Rose Team xxx

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This month I thought it would be great to spread the love! I’ve put together a guide to some of the fabulous businesses Surbiton has to offer, perfect for Valentines Day!

First off…. Surbiton Sitters – Stacey and her lovely team offer amazing sitting services for every occasion. Even in last minute and emergency situations, Surbiton Sitters have you covered! So, why not plan a night out and give yourselves a break! You deserve it. {https://www.surbiton-sitters.co.uk}

The French Table is fabulous if you are looking for romance! I can’t recommend The French Table enough, it has an intimate and sophisticated atmosphere, located on Maple Road in Surbiton. It’s not a surprise the restaurant has been awarded a Michelin Plate for its outstanding contemporary French food! Don’t get me started on the ‘to-die-for-desserts’ {https://www.thefrenchtable.co.uk/ } Remember to book quickly to avoid disappointment.

Fancy a drop of Wine and Mediterranean Flavours?  Ex-Cellar can be found on Brighton Road in Surbiton. A warm ambiance and a ‘French Style Epicerie’ wine bar. Housing plenty of space and up to 50 different varieties of wine to try (that will make you merry!) they also sell cheese, charcuterie, pies, olives and much more. It’s also a fabulous place just to catch up for a coffee and heart to heart with friends {http://www.excellar.co.uk/surbiton}

Langleys Restaurant & Wine Bar on Ewell Road in Surbiton is a great night out with friends, A brasserie style restaurant & wine bar who serve the local community with locally sourced ingredients. Serving freshly prepared food in a relaxed yet sophisticated atmosphere, with a menu that will entice and cater for all palettes. Wednesday nights are ladies nights so get your gals together and head down! Beautiful setting in the heart of Surbiton, this place gets very busy so don’t forget to book early! {https://www.langleysrestaurant.co.uk}

Is your hair in need of some Love? Look no further than the wonderful Hair by Mitch. Michelle and her team are ready to make you fabulous whether it’s a total change you’re after or a glam event you need perfect hair for! The perfect pampering experience the team will make you feel relaxed and really listen to your needs. We LOVE our neighbours and cannot recommend them enough! {http://hairbymitch.com/}

Now that you’re full of ideas and inspiration for the evening, what about that day time? Well,  why not purchase a fun family session with us at Rock and Rose Photography?

We’d love to welcome you into our lovely warm and cosy studio. We love to capture all those cheeky natural moments and love to work with families to create unique and bespoke artwork for their homes. I’m sure there are many of you who have always wanted to come in to capture the memory of your family together having fun and now is the perfect opportunity to get organised and honour those New Year resolutions! Why not surprise your other half with a personalised session gift voucher and make those memories happen! There is also still time to have your little ones posing on our very adorable kissing booth and of course you can enjoy of all our props, fabrics and colourful backgrounds. After your photography session (or before) take a lovely walk to the River Thames and a little stroll to Bushy park, perfect place for the little ones to play and see the charming Deer and handsome Swans.

If you have any suggestions for us just comment below:)and would love to hear about your plans!

Lots of Love,

Emily, Orli and Cate xxx

 

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With the days getting colder, why not come and have a fun family session, now on offer ONLY £25!

The session includes an hour in our lovely and warm studio with a complimentary 8×6″ print. We will take a range of different photographs for you so you have lots of choice. We have many different colour backdrops and props for you to choose from to really add some variety and we always encourage changes of outfits as well as fun and personal touches from home. We can get gorgeous shots of the family all together as well as your children together and individuals too.

Call now to book your slot! Please give us a call on 0208 390 5558

Best Wishes,

The Rock and Rose Team xxx

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