Welcome to easter everybody, we hope you enjoying this break with your family or friends! It’s been a wet and cold couple of months, giving us some time here to think about the year ahead and get our message across to people clearly. So, here goes my version on what we’re all about!
Now, if you were a part of the Royal Family, you’d have your trusted and loyal family photographer.
Here at Instinctive, me and my extended team are purely photographers.
Whether we are shooting a walk in the park, an engagement, christening, graduation or indeed wedding, there’s one thing at the heart of everything we do. That one special ingredient is of course, you!
Forming an open and trustworthy relationship with your photographer is quite possibly the most important part if any shoot. Now, some photographers may argue that it’s not a photographers job to put people at ease. Nor is it the photographers job to be concerned about capturing people in the best light or use landscapes and architecture to create leading lines, focal points, symmetry, framing or depth, not to mention a zillion other things.
Well, at Instinctive, we care about every element, photography is an artform, not just a snapshot.
You could be planning a proposal and want to capture some memories, now I’m a romantic Pisces, if someone wanted to set up an engagement shoot in the centre of a forest, a nice bottle on a table and white linen draped around, I’d actually be all over that kind of thing. Never be afraid to dream a little, I could even arrange something at a Stately home or anything else you could dream up.
Moving on, consider the Wedding, often treated as a one day event when actually they’re anything but. From trying on dresses with your best friends to a pamper session at a country club as a hen event, could even be the boys are off to do some motorsport as stags. All great opportunities and things that I would consider a part of an overall premier Wedding package. Talking about Weddings, there’s just so much scope to think outside the box. From capturing the fun preparations on DIY venues the day before to the big day itself, you could consider photo booths to entertain guests or actually have us as photographers offer complimentary portraits for all your family and friends. Ah, but you want Videographers and multiple photographers too? Yes, no problem, we can do that inhouse too.
In fact, it doesn’t have to stop at your wedding….
You know those iconic magazine images of a bride on a beach or mountain at sunset, well it would always be a nice excuse to wear that dress again wouldn’t it. We’d love to follow every dream you could imagine and take Wedding Photography to an entirely new level.
Sound inspiring? If you know someone who’s getting hitched, let them know about us.
To summarise what a family photographer is for:
- Capturing your arts, crafts, hobbies and lifestyle
- Commissions of art for the home
- Couples / kids / family portraits
- Family gathering & events
- Gift photo sessions for extended family and friends
- Headshots for your professional profile
- Images for blogs and media
- Pets / Equestrian
- Selling your home with professional images
- Supporting your family business PR & Marketing
We are honoured to show you the results from working with some of the local stately homes. In this photo you can see Jon in front of some banners about Belton House. Thank you to National Trust for allowing us in their amazing properties such as Belton.
Currently you will see work by Bouke de Vrie, which represent work inspired by war and pieces.
Why not visit the house and look back at the history and beauty of this estate.
Portrait sessions always available here too!
Museums and Galleries
Really privileged to be shooting The National Portrait Gallery exhibition at The National Trust Workhouse, Southwell.
Faces of Change, Votes for Women.
The exhibition tells the story of the Suffragette movement and the people involved on all sides.
Fine works of art and photography adorns the walls of exhibition, there’s also plenty of written information to take you through this historic time of change. Items featured © National Portrait Gallery, London.
This image shows you everything you need to know about Jon’s work. The image should make you think about love and devotion to those around you.
It should resonate your mind and think why you care so much for those special ones. The simplest message is what the photographer dreams of, so why not book a session and wait for your moment.
By Jon Scrimshaw – Instinctive
This shows Belton House illuminated for the first time in years. It’s a stunning Stately home and a fine piece of Architecture.
When I was asked to cover this performance of Pride and Prejudice at Belton House with The Chapter House Theatre Company, I was aware it was a sunset to night performance.
On explaining how epic the house would look illuminated as backdrop, I was delighted the team at Belton agreed and installed the lights.
This performance really benefitted from this decision and the visitors could not stop photographing it, so great PR too.
Positioned in the darkness during an interval, I captured this image using a slow shutter to respect peoples privacy with a little blurring.
Being the photographer I am, I then assisted families in capturing their group shots on there own phones before the second performance.
Instinctive Photography are an approved National Trust Photography service.
Family Photoshoots are so more natural when captured outdoors.
We can offer many locations, from your favourite place to a fine Stately Home like Doddington Hall below.
Booked direct with Doddington Hall by following this link:
Themes are such a treat, this little girl in her dream dress made by her talented mother at Princess Sparkles Tutu’s:
Captured in Winter time with a wind chill below zero! This little girl aged 6 snuggled in a super cosy blanket between shots.
Baker boys, fairies and various other themes have featured in shoots, for reasons of privacy, I don’t publish or keep everything I photograph.
It’s called being respectful to parents wishes, all photographs that are published are with consent.