Professional Passport and Visa Photography – Biometrically Checked

2021-05-20T11:07:10+01:00Categories: General Information|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Passport and Visa photos fall into the category of a 'necessary evil' for most people.  They are never going to be your favourite photo of yourself, particularly since such strict biometric standards were introduced, but you need to be sure they you have it right first time. Booths are one option although they can certainly be problematic if you are looking for pictures of a baby or small child or anything other than a non-standard UK passport image. 

Passport Visa and ID Photos in Crawley Down, West Sussex

2021-05-20T11:05:48+01:00Categories: General Information|Tags: , , , , , , , |

VisualChaos studios offer a professional passport, ID and visa photography service from our studio in Crawley Down. Whether you need a photograph that isn't offered by the standard passport booth, if you need a photograph of a baby or young child or just want something a little more flattering than the booths have to offer, then we can offer you a solution. Many passport and visa photos specifications now are dictated by the demands of

Passport Costs Set to Rise – Renew Now to Beat the Hike

2021-05-20T11:11:54+01:00Categories: General Information|Tags: , , , , , , , |

If you're looking to travel shortly and need to renew your passport, you might want to know that cost of applying for that all important document for both adults and children is set to increase from March 27th. The cost of an adult passport will go up to £85 (from £72.50) The cost of a child passport will rise to £58.50 (from £46) So it makes sense, if your passport is due to expire this year, or if you have

Passport and ID / Visa Photos

2021-05-20T11:12:23+01:00Categories: General Information|Tags: , , , , , , , |

If you're planning to travel with a child and need to organise their first passport or visa, then you have probably already started to dread the photo taking process.   The booths that are in shopping centres and supermarkets are not a great deal of fun for adults but for children, they can be a downright nightmare and if you're trying to take photos of a child before they can sit unaided, they're pretty much impossible.   It's quite easy

Baby Passport Photos

2021-05-20T11:12:53+01:00Categories: General Information|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Whatever you think about this rule, babies need to have their own passports now and therefore they need to have a passport photo.  OK, yes, they will look very different in five years time but still, if you are travelling, you need to get the picture taken and it has to conform to the same stringent biometric standards as the adult version.  No part of a supporting adult or seat can be in the photo

Passport, ID, Licence & Visa Photos

2021-05-20T11:13:38+01:00Categories: General Information|Tags: , , , , , , , |

If you need a passport, visa, driving license / gun license or ID photo that you can't get in a standard booth or if you want one that is a little more flattering than the machine generated ones then visit our studio in Crawley Down, near East Grinstead and Gatwick and get your pictures printed while you wait.    We take pictures for adults, babies and young children. We shoot our passports in our portrait studio utilising the same high

Newborn Studio Photography

2019-03-15T11:08:50+00:00Categories: Babies, Featured, Gallery, Latest, Recent Work|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

When you have a newborn baby, those first smiles are incredibly precious and no amount of people telling you that it is 'only wind' will make you believe that your baby is not communicating with you.  But there is a great deal more that is also wonderful about this new person you have made and I think, if you were to ask me, little baby feet and toes have got to be up there in terms of sheer cute factor.

Photographs – The Perfect Surprise Present

2019-03-15T11:08:51+00:00Categories: Babies, Featured, Gallery, Latest, Recent Work|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This little lady paid her second visit to the studio with her mum under the Baby Photography Scheme (our free baby photography club - find out more here), but this time it was a bit of secretive visit as the pictures where going to be part of her Daddy's birthday presents. OK this works best before your little one is able to speak, and go home and say to her Daddy, 'we went to see a funny lady today...' -

Portrait Photography – Just the Two of You

2019-03-15T11:08:51+00:00Categories: Featured, Latest, Portraiture|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

You know, particularly when you become parents, your camera gets a lot of use.  Special occasions and every day outings are all recorded in equal measure and you're going to treasure all these photos of your son or daughter growing up.  If you're doing it right, you should have plenty of pictures / ammunition to embarrass them royally when they hit teenage years!    Plus, this is the time that you're most likely to book into a portrait studio to get

Studio Photography – Newborn Babies

2019-03-15T11:08:52+00:00Categories: Babies, Featured, Latest|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

With newborn babies, there really is no such thing as them being too small to bring into the studio.  In fact there are some stunning images that you it is possible to create in their first two weeks of life that you will never get the chance to do again as they grow and develop.  There are a few reasons for this but the two main ones are 1. They are still really sleepy - as long as they have

Joey Club Baby Photography

2019-03-15T11:08:52+00:00Categories: Babies, Featured, Latest|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Well honestly, if this little chap's smile doesn't melt your heart a little then I don't know what will.  He was good as gold when he came with his mum, dad and brothers and sisters for his second Joey Club session - a real pleasure to deal with despite the fact that he'd been quite poorly the week before.  We had lots of fun playing with everyone in the family (the fluffy cushion proved particularly fascinating!) and I was really

Babies in the Studio

2019-03-15T11:08:56+00:00Categories: Babies, Featured, Latest|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

When this little chap first came into the studio, he had just woken up from a cosy car journey and he was understandably unsure about being thrust into the strange environment with the flashing lights and the mad-haired lady who kept hiding her face behind a big black camera (that is me, I'm not disparaging the state of anyone else's hair!).  This is not an uncommon reaction with little ones in the studio, particularly after they reach a more aware

Family Photography – Great Present!

2019-03-15T11:08:56+00:00Categories: Featured, Latest, Portraiture|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I've said it before and I'll most likely say it again, photographs make great presents.

Professional Newborn Photography – All Wrapped Up!

2019-03-15T11:08:57+00:00Categories: Babies, Featured|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Especially at this time of year, it's good to keep wrapped up warm and snuggly and this little chap took the advice very seriously and kept himself cocooned in his cardigan as he napped in our studio.  There were lots of great pictures but this I think was my favourite because of the look of contentment on his little face.  Newborn photography in the studio is one of my favourite type of sessions.  The best age to capture them is

Snow Wedding – January 2012

2019-03-15T11:08:57+00:00Categories: Featured, Weddings|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

So when you are marrying in January, you have to be realistic about your prospects for a sunny warm day but when the weather forecast lets you know that you are expecting half a foot of snow, you have a couple of choices.  You can stay indoors or you can get out your wellies and make the most of it.  So this bride quite obviously chose the latter of the two options and I have to say, it was an

Baby Photos – Oh the Embarassment!

2019-03-15T11:09:37+00:00Categories: Babies, Featured|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Well after iPad-gate yesterday, life has returned to its normal calm self and I'm back in the office and catching up with some editing so I thought I'd share this cheeky picture of one of our new young Joey Club members on his first visit to the studio. I strongly suspect that in a few years time I will start to have a raft of angry 18 year olds hammering on my door as they've had their bare bottom pics

Brothers and Sisters in the Studio

2019-03-15T11:09:38+00:00Categories: Featured, Portraiture|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Here's another one to share from my pre-Christmas secret folder! Joining together with brothers and sisters and their families is a great way to make the most of your portrait session - the session is £26 and lasts for an hour so we have plenty of time to mix and match groups of families, adults, and kids... Perfect for an anniversary or birthday present for mum and dad. Teddy bear is optional. ...Sarah

Spending Your Photography Gift Certificates

2019-03-15T11:09:38+00:00Categories: Featured, Portraiture|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Another good reason for working in the festive season - it gives people a chance to come spend their gift certificates! I expect I'll be seeing quite a few more of these kind of sessions over the next few months as we sold quite a lot of photography gift experiences in November and December - so I'm really looking forward to people spending them with us.  They're available for anything either for a set gift, ie a session and framed

Family Portrait Photography

2019-03-15T11:09:38+00:00Categories: Featured, Portraiture|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

You see, I knew there was a reason why I wanted to work between Christmas and New Year!  Families are still all celebrating the festive season and there's a little more time so its the ideal opportunity to get one of those rare photos of you all together. I think what I loved most was that they came to the studio not for any special commemorative occasion but just wanted to get some professional photographs of them all together as

Love & Kisses in the Studio

2019-03-15T11:09:39+00:00Categories: Babies, Latest|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This mum and baby photo is one of my favourites from a session in the studio that happened just after Christmas as

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