That is our ethos here at Amplified Studio.
We are proud to be different in the way that we work, as we strongly believe that by being different we can provide a much more bespoke and tailored service to each of our clients.
For those of you who haven't met us, hello!
We are a family run professional fine art photography studio specialising in maternity, newborn, baby and child portraiture in the heart of Pontypridd town. The studio is run and owned by myself (Sally) and my husband (Jordan), who is now one of the UK's most qualified specialist newborn photographers, and has won multiple national awards for newborn portraiture - check out our awards page for more info on that.
Then there's Carys who joined the team back in 2014, although she's been my best friend for over 22 years. Since working with us and training with Jordan, she has now herself also become a multi award winning baby photographer.
Here we are (L-R Sally, Jordan, Carys);
My role within Amplified (aside from the boring legal and accounting stuff, and newborn posing and safety management) is to create the Amplified Experience and work on how, at our studio we can make sure that what we offer is exceptional. This involves customer service aspects, managing payment options, the number of sessions we offer, working with Jordan and our suppliers on our product line and so much more.
When myself and Jordan started Amplified back in 2013, we had a vision of what we wanted to create - and it's taken some time to finally be confident, happy and very proud of who we are as a studio.
What we wanted to create is a traditional boutique photography studio, one that focuses on our clients needs and interiors with an experience which allows our clients to get to know us on a personal level so that they can feel comfortable walking in to the studio and raiding the cookie jar - all while maintaining the real professional service that we offer.
For us it was so important to not be a part of the digital only' and 'all images on a disc' phase. Jordan is very traditional as a photographer, having first worked with film and also being skilled in traditional photographic developing. To him, professional portraiture is what you will hang in your home and what will become a real and tangible product. That is why we spend so much time perfecting each individual image focusing on true quality over quantity. Of course, we offer digital products but not without an archival printed copy too!
Our product line is carefully sourced, and everything is hand finished and created for each client. Our wall art products are all gallery grade quality and our wall prints are created using hahnemuhle papers. Even our smaller products are created using fine art papers, ensuring the finest quality.
The number of clients we see per month is limited too, as this ensures that every client receives the care and service which we want to provide. For example, we only pre-book 10 newborn sessions per due month! This really does allow us the time to take all the care in ensuring your newborn is well looked after during the session, and that the end result we provide is up to an exceptional standard. Each of our clients completes a booking form which enables us to tailor the session to their individual needs, which means that everyone has a unique session. Additionally, we have an entire room in the studio which is full of outfits, props and accessories to select from.
Once the session is finished, we book you in for your viewing and ordering appointment. For us, this is about giving you a cinematic experience - viewing your images in our comfortable viewing room on a large screen. We then focus on selecting your images and putting your order together. Our in-studio design software also allows us to show exactly how your images will look on your wall, in your home. We want you to walk away from your experience with us thrilled with your selections. We can spend as long as we need to ensuring that the decisions you make are suitable and right for you. We don't believe in hard sales at all - if the images don't sell themselves to you then we've not done a good job in the first place! We aim to help you, and we want to work with your ideas and budget to create something phenomenal that will be treasured for years to come. Plus to make our products affordable to everyone, we have secured a deal with Omni Retail Finance which allows us to offer you up to 12 months interest free credit at the studio, in addition to the standard card and cash payment options.
So, yes - we are different. Different because we are very hands on with our clients throughout their experience with us, we don't just set up an online gallery and leave you to it. But also because we are a family run studio that really care about our service and want to ensure that you make the right decision for your home.