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Exclusive Christmas Gifts from SMS Creative Photography

Do you find as each year passes it gets more difficult to find original Christmas gifts?

If your answer is yes here are a few suggestions to help ease your frustration.

Christmas isn’t Christmas without exclusive gifts for loved ones. We are offering an experience for a family location or studio photo-shoot to enjoy in the New Year 2019 - with a stunning photograph from the shoot in a timeless silver plated frame, presented festively boxed just for you or your loved one.

Prices start from £175

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On Thursday 15 November we hosted a wonderful evening of limited edition photographs by highly acclaimed Rock Photographer Bob Gruen, for one night only as part of the ‘Love Oxted’ Christmas Festival.

Due to the success of this, and by popular demand we have extended the exhibition until end of day Saturday 17 November for you to call in to see the selection of photographs of rock legends such as John Lennon, Elvis Presley, Blondie, Sid Vicious and many others, with prices starting from £195 and books from £20. We look forward to welcoming you!

After this date we will continue to have access to the photographs for you to purchase from.




Professional Headshots


First impressions count more than ever before in our fast, online, social media driven age. Make sure that yours is a great one!

Come and visit us at SMS Creative Photography where we offer a professional Headshot’s service. Relax in our friendly studio, feeling at ease, while we capture the best of you.

In addition, we work with many businesses to offer a variety of options for creative staff profiles, websites, end of year reports or to adorn the walls of the boardroom. This link will tell you more, but please feel free to call the studio on 01883 722282 so we can craft a photo-shoot exclusively tailored to you and your business.



Celebrating 21 Years of SMS Creative Photography 'In Five' Photographs

To celebrate 21 years of my SMS Creative studio, I have picked my five favourite shots. It was a difficult task, so here goes! 


Girls in front of String Quartet.

I took this photograph at a wedding in 1999 of a little girl who was running around until she came across this wonderful string quartet where she stood mesmerised, giving me the perfect photo opportunity.


Husband and wife on Mother’s Day.

I was commissioned by this couple’s daughter to make a surprise appearance at a family gathering on Mother’s Day five years ago. I just love this photograph because it shows a wonderful moment between husband and wife in their garden - their expressions say it all.


Twins together at Christmas.

These twin sisters I photographed in 1998, aged four, were so close and their unique understanding of each other comes through so clearly in this image to make it a beautiful expression of their partnership.


Little girl behind the flowers.

I photographed this adorable little girl in 2016 with her three brothers at home in their garden with beautiful spring flowers. After photographing her with her brothers we had a little walk around the garden. This photograph wasn’t posed, she just peeked through the flowers and this is the result! I loved it from the moment I clicked the shutter.


The Queens Golden Jubilee June 2012.

This photograph outside Buckingham Palace was the result of me waiting amongst the crowds for over three hours on the Mall for the Royal procession to catch a precious glimpse of the Royals. After the procession, I was jostled along with the crowd and found myself in prime position to take this photograph, at the same time as a Red Arrows Fly Past!  On the balcony are the Queen, Prince William, Kate, Prince Charles, Camilla and Prince Harry.



Mother’s Day Special Offer:


We are pleased to offer a special gift for Mother's Day. 

Our Mother's Day Special Offer is a discounted studio photo-shoot for up to four people and a 7” x 5” photograph, from the shoot, presented in a silver plated frame and gift boxed.

The special offer for both the shoot and photograph is £125 - the usual cost is £140.

Simply visit SMS Creative Photography to receive a personalised gift voucher or call the studio on 01883 722282. 

Your mother will be able to redeem for this offer within six months from 11th March.


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Terms & Conditions apply - this offer is valid for Mother's Day 2018 with no cash alternative, gift vouchers to be redeemed within six months of 11th March 2018.



Valentine’s Day Special Offer:

Visit our studio in February to purchase a voucher or book a photoshoot to receive 10% off for a romantic photoshoot, or family portrait presented in a ‘Memory Box’.

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The ‘Memory Box’ includes a studio photoshoot for £301.50 and 4. 10” x 8” finished photographs mounted individually for the box - usual cost £335.

Alternatively, you can book a location photoshoot with 4. 10” x 8” finished photographs mounted individually for the box for £369 - usual cost £410.

Terms & Conditions apply - this offer is valid during February 2018 only and is non-transferable, photoshoots are for the month of February and March only.



Every Picture Tells a Story

What's Your Story?

I took these photographs of Gladys four years ago to celebrate her 90th birthday, her daughter-in-law, a lovely long term customer brought her in for the shoot - she had made sure Gladys was looking her best - I think she looks fantastic!
Look at her face, all those contours and lines tell the story of her life. That's what I love about my work, telling the story of your life in the here and now.

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I'm looking forward to capturing Gladys' portrait to celebrate her 100th year, that's a story waiting to be told!

Have you ever stopped to think, "What's my story?"

Now that's something I can help you with...

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With love
and the SMS Creative Photography Family