YEAH! How exciting! WE ARE FINALISTS!!! Rock and Rose Photography has been shortlisted in the Kingston Business awards for Best Independent Retailer of the Year 2018! We work very hard every year to bring our customers excellent service, high quality products and beautiful lasting memories to treasure. It’s an honour to be selected amongst other amazing businesses in Kingston-Upon-Thames, we feel a strong connection to our community and we are constantly building relationships with the people and families living within the borough. We are a photography business who love sharing special moments with each family that comes to the studio and we like to thank you all for choosing us as your photographers.

Now it’s time find suitable outfits and dust off the high heels.  We’ll find out our fate on Thursday the 11th October. We can do this!!! Please cross your fingers and toes and wish us luck!

Love from the Rock and Rose Team, Orli, Cate and Emily xxx

Let’s hope Cate doesn’t drop it this time!

 

 

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The trees are turning, the light is dimming and fall is coming!

It’s time to get out those scented candles, the thick blanks and knitted jumpers. Autumn is one of my favourite seasons – struggling up with a cup of hot chocolate and a good movie. The golden light autumn walks, crunchy leaves, pumpkin carving and those cool mornings. Of course who couldn’t forget Halloween and Bonfire night?

Autumn is officially here and to celebrate we have a lovely offer for you! Come into our warm studio for a fun family session which includes a complimentary 10×8” print, we are also introducing a new £25 off for our Newborn sessions.

Drop us a call on 0208 390 5558 to book your magical session!

Best Wishes,
Emily, Cate and Orli xxx

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I’m hitting the tarmac again for the 21k Great North Run in Newcastle in September (I must be mad). The Great North Run was a fantastic experience and together with my Bestie we raised money combined £650 for our chosen charities. We proved to ourselves anything is possible with determination, friendship… and chocolate.

So why am I running the 13 miles for a second time? fun…?   I completed my first Great North in  2hrs 33mins in 2017 BUT this year I want smash it and raise money for a fab charity. I’m not a fantastic runner and haven’t really ran since last year (I told everyone I would never put myself through it again, but here I am)  I want to push myself even further and do something amazing for someone else. I’m running for The Guide dogs for the Blind charity. They are the oldest running blind charity, established in 1931, since then the charity has helped over 29,000 people to achieve life-changing independence. For those who have lost sight or were born without sight,  the world is a very scary place, a guide dog provides protection, independence and companionship.

The money I raise will go to training each puppy and helping those who are blind or partially sighted make day-to-day activities possible. The guide dog service receives no government funding and depends entirely upon public support to train puppies and provide a much needed service. Other than training dogs, the charity campaigns for the rights of people who are blind and partially sighted to have the same freedom of movement as everyone else. They also undertake quality canine, ophthalmic, psychosocial and technological research that informs our services, policies and campaigning activities.

Please support me throughout my training and on the big day by donating as much or as little as you can. You can book your photography session (pets are very welcome) with me for £20, which goes towards Guide Dogs for the Blind, drop me a call on 0208 390 5558

Best Wishes,

Emily x

 

 

 

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I cannot believe it has taken me this long to introduce you all to Emily but the studio has been SO busy!!! We are delighted to welcome Emily into our Rock and Rose Family! For those who haven’t had the pleasure of meeting her yet here she is! (with Dippy the duck):

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Emily is fun, bubbly and a very creative photographer meaning she fits right in with us crazy ladies!

Here is a quick fire round of questions so you can get to know more about her!:

Why do you love being a photographer?

I love meeting new people, capturing moments that last a lifetime (cheesy)

What is your favourite colour?

Blue because its calming and relaxing and it’s the colour of the sea and the sky!

What are your hobbies?

Exploring new places and reading and my artwork (she paints skulls!!!)

Emily is running the great North Run for guide dogs uk for the blind and partially sighted. ( keep an eye out for her fundraising post coming soon!)

What is your favourite movie?

Can’t pick one so top 3: Guardians of the galaxy, Star Wars Empire Strikes Back, Lord of the Rings trilogy

 What are you most excited about working at Rock and Rose Photography?

 It’s a new chapter so I’m excited about developing my own signature style and being able to be creative and have fun

What are your fears?

Dropping the camera! Deep water!

(This is despite Emily’s boyfriend being a lifeguard and previously working in a swimming pool capturing family portraits!!!)

Who is bossier Cate or Orli?

The bossiest has to be Orli who keeps me on my toes (haha Orli I knew I was a soft touch!) 

Who inspires you?

 My parents because they work hard and taught me very valuable lessons about life (awww we love parents!) 

Who is your celebrity crush?

Kit Harrington (because Emily says he knows nothing)

Your stranded on a desert island for 6 months, you can take 3 things. What are they?

Film camera with lots of film

Suncream (because I burn)

A stash of chocolate (she’s a bit of an addict and this does not bode well for our studio diet) 

What have you enjoyed the most about working in the studio so far?

Meeting all the babies and shadowing newborn sessions and being creative with the Summer Window display especially the session where we got to eat pineapples!!!

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I asked Emily to share some of her favourite images she has taken so far, we think they are just gorgeous too!

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If you have your newborn session booked with us it’s likely you will get to meet Emily too as she is training in the art of newborn Photography with us.

She certainly has the magic touch as so many of our little studio stars have immediately warmed to her and she has been capturing some gorgeous giggles for our families. Me and Orli love how super organised she is keeping on top of things and reminding us daily of things we need to do (did we mention we are literally the most disorganised pair on the planet so thank Goodness we have her to keep us in check!)

This is how you will find Emily shooting most days (full of giggles):

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So Welcome to Rock and Rose Emily! We hope you love it here and get to fulfil your goals of growing and expanding your creative flair. We’re very glad to have you shooting by our side!

Lots of Love

Cate & Orli xxx

 

 

 

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It’s been an interesting, crazy and funny journey. It began with us all sat melting in studio in the unbearable heat, our fan rattling in the background a reminder summer has officially landed in England. It’s time to change the window display and celebrate the coming months! From the beginning flamingos were on our minds, trending tropical themes, white sandy beaches and funky sunglasses…now don’t you wish you where abroad right now?… So, how do we mash together the ‘feel of summer’?

The road took me browsing the high street in Kingston. My eyes met by bright and dazzling colours, palm trees and inflatable wild animals! What’s trendy? What’s on the high street? Lollipops, ice cream, dinosaurs and … footballs…. (it’s coming home 2022, right?) summer themes filled the window displays at every shop. We wanted something creative, fashionable and fun for the little ones!  On my prop shop I grabbed a couple of fresh pineapples, a little red parrot, 2 pairs of funky sunglasses, water melon hat, a little furry flamingo and a pineapple cup (which would soon become the most popular prop in my photo sessions) later, I  was able to persuade my housemate to lend me her faux palm plant! With all the props ready it was time to start the photo shoots! Blue, pink, yellow, mint and white backdrops worked the best, helping set the summer feeling scene. Our set ups where a huge hit with all the children, smiles all round and a buzzing atmosphere. Lots of fun playing with  sand, palm leaves, beach balls, shells and monkeys. We ate pineapple and made a sandy beach mess! (sand in my socks and I’m still hovering up the remains). For a brief while the studio was transformed into a mini summer paradise.

After the exciting sessions there was much debating, drawing and Pintrest mood boards but we all finally came to an agreement, a flamingo and pineapple theme with a hint of jungle fever. All we had to do was decide on materials! What looks good and what looks awful? Good old Ebay… We decided that a mint background would compliment the baby blue images and leafy green props, faux palm leaves would frame the window. Hanging pineapples and photographs (with a Polaroid feel) hanging like snapshots from a holiday in the tropics. The model photographs I took in the studio will take centre stage and the wonderful pink flamingos Frank and Larry either side basking the sun.

Even if it rains outside, our display will keep you smiling and dreaming of a tropical paradise.

I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has helped me with my model shoots over the past couple of months. It’s been a pleasure meeting the little ones and creating fun, creative photographs for our new exciting summer window display and meeting all you lovely parents! It’s been a warm welcoming to the studio. The summer display is now ready for to see! Summer session are now available £25 session plus complimentary 8×6″ print, please call us on 0208 390 5558 to book!

Love, Emily, Cate and Orli x

 

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