I reviewed Studio 1314 on NorthHantsMum in 2016 when they were just starting out.
You may have seen their Lemon Face promotion (which will be starting again in April 2018) on Facebook, which has been hugely popular.
I LOVED the pictures that they did for our family in 2016. Absolutely loved them. You can even see one of them at the top of my “Louise nhm Smith” profile on Facebook. So when Wayne invited me back to review the studio, to see what had changed, I LEAPED at the chance.
Wayne and Lucy are also very kindly offering a Special Offer just for NHM Readers, which is listed at the bottom of this post.
The team at Studio 1314 believe in the personal touch, not just in their pictures, but also in the way that they conduct their business.
Once you have made a booking you receive a very professional confirmation email which confirms your booking and provides a link to a slideshow of some of their pictures, a link to a Pinterest board which is a great source of inspiration.
The email also has a really useful section about what to bring to the photo shoot and which clothes would work best.
I really love that they encourage accessorising and personal items as these make the photos even more meaningful.
A few weeks before our photo shoot, Wayne phoned me and we had a really good chat about what to expect and what to bring for the photo shoot. I love that Wayne was interested in what I wanted to get from the photo shoot as well and that he had some great ideas of what to bring along.
Having been to several family photo shoots since Miss NHM was born(which I am extremely grateful for!) we kind of know what to expect.
However, it’s always a NIGHTMARE the morning of the photo shoot. Trying to get everyone mobilised and in the car and not forget any of our outfits. Mr NHM nearly forgot his outfit this time (facepalm).
When we arrived at the studio (about 15 minutes drive from Hatch Warren) we were all quite harassed as there had been a couple of “discussions” in the car on the way there.
It was sooooo nice to just arrive at the studio and plonk ourselves on the lovely squishy sofa’s.
Wayne was very welcoming and let us catch our breath before looking through the outfits that we had brought with us. He gave us advice on which outfits he thought would photograph the best.
The photoshoot lasted 90 minutes and that time just FLEW by. Miss NHM absolutely loved being the centre of attention (no comment) when Wayne took lots of pictures of her. We also had several family photo’s taken which are just awesome.
I really loved that when Miss NHM was “doing her thing” (total poser. I blame her father!!!) we could just sit and watch on the lovely sofa. It was so nice to see someone else entertaining Miss NHM and to be able to just sit back and enjoy it.
Wayne was very patient with Miss NHM and he made her giggle lots. She’s very photogenic (yes, I am a bit biased) but she can also be VERY stubborn if she doesn’t want to do anything but Wayne had no problem at all with getting her to do the things he needed too, to ensure that the pictures are perfect.
(No, that isn’t Miss NHM. Lol!)
It’s brilliant that the studio is split into several areas. Miss NHM is getting to that age where she’s conscious about her body and doesn’t want to undress in front of someone else, so it was really useful having the dressing area to change in but still be able to talk to Wayne and Mr NHM.
On our way home, I asked Mr NHM if he enjoyed the photo shoot and he said that he did because it was very relaxed and fun. (I often drag him along to these kinds of things and he’s not often that enthusiastic but that previous sentence is high praise from him!!)
Miss NHM talked for the WHOLE 20 minutes that it took us to get home, about how she liked “the man who was really funny” and she liked having her picture taken. So high praise from her too! Lol.
A couple of weeks later we went back to the studio to see the final pictures in the viewing room. This is a lovely big room with a large TV screen, another fab sofa and an area with toys for little ones to play with. It was awesome to see the pictures on a big screen and we are soooo pleased with them!!!
Special Offer for NHM Readers
Wayne and Lucy are also very kindly offering a very special offer for NHM Readers. (Thank you very much!!!)
The first 10 people to contact the team at Studio 1314 and book before May 2018 will receive a Free family photoshoot, a mounted 7×5 inch prints of their choice and a digital file of the same image.
This would normally have a value of £150.
This offer is ONLY open to the first 10 people who book and ONLY available to NorthHantsMum Readers. Yay!
Make sure you read through the confirmation email and have a look at the pinterest board and the video.
Plan the outfits that you are going to take with you at least a few days before.
Make sure you have everything ready to go the night before your photo shoot so you don’t have a frantic morning like we did!!!!
Wayne has a lovely stash of biscuits and a very wide range of drinks, including tango orange!!
They even had gluten free biscuits available for Miss NHM, which I thought was such a lovely touch!
I think Studio 1314 are the only family photography studio in Basingstoke.
The studio itself has a large area where pictures are taken with a couple of sofa’s on where you can sit and watch what’s happening.
There is a separate viewing room which has a very large flat screen TV where you can review pictures and has an area for toys for toddlers and little ones. The sofa is fab in here too! lol.
There is a toilet within the studio and changing area.
The team at Studio 1314 are parents so they TOTALLY get what it’s like having children. They even have a baby changing mat available for you to use!
Is free, ample and next to the studio.
Please see the website for more details.
Rating out of 5
Definitely 5 out of 5. It’s clear that Wayne is very passionate about what he’s does and ensuring that the customer gets what they want.
We LOVE the photo’s that Wayne and Lucy take. Absolutely love them and I’m very grateful for the opportunity to have another photoshoot with them.
Wedding Page: www.waynekahnphotography.co.uk
Disclaimer: This post is a review of Studio1314. The photoshoot was supplied free of charge for the purposes of the review. I was not expected to write a positive review and any opinions expressed are my own.
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