I’m a bit different to most – in style and in ethos … You can enjoy your preferred style of portraiture – Family shoots, Baby Art, Fairies, Bikes and More … Completely risk FREE.

Yes … it’s true!

All of my studio sessions are complimentary* You only buy what you like when you see and love your images from £50. If you’re not WOWED by your images then you can rest assured there’s no hard feelings and no obligation whatsoever to purchase anything. *(exc. fairies and bikes where sets must be built prior to arrival where a fully refundable booking fee of £25 is required. This comes back to you as vouchers to put towards your pictures)

There’s a few reasons I offer this risk free way of doing things – You want to know I’m going to give your session my all; I want to prove to you how good your images will be before you invest! It’s my belief that we can only really understand and appreciate the value of fabulous art images until it’s our family in the pictures! I invite you to try me out and if you love your images, buy them. It’s a very simple, uncomplicated experience that leaves you totally free to choose exactly what you wish to have based on how good your pictures are!

Yes we do packages, we even do disks – There’s canvas, perspex, prints, albums, books and framed collections too but they all mean nothing if you don’t have the best images of your subject possible.

Located in Tintern (fab places to eat, for the kids to burn off some energy, lots to see and do while you’re here visiting) the studio can accommodate up to 20 people for an extended family shoot in comfort yet intimate enough to shoot a sleeping baby. At special times of the year it’s completely transformed into a fairy dell for my fairy themed portraits. It’s designed to be homely yet practical and you should treat it as your own.

Family shoots

Take up to an hour and viewing the images can be done same day by prior arrangement, or, you can choose to revisit at a time to suit to do the choosing of your pictures.

Large family type groups of 6 or more people (we call this a ‘generations’ shoot) are invited to have their photo-session with me in the morning, treat themselves to lunch in the village and then come back to the studio for coffee and see and order artwork as a group so that everyone can see the pictures together – Fantastic to celebrate a landmark birthday or wedding anniversary or just an excuse to get the family together for the portrait you’ve always promised yourselves but never got around to! This type of shoot always comes with a little gift for the person organising the shoot with me as it can be time consuming organising Grandparents, Cousins and Siblings, dates and times.

“Always great pictures from Sheryl – She manages to get genuine emotion from everyone (and we’ve had photos of family from 6 months to 78 years!). Highly recommended, especially her fairies :)” – Ruth Hall via the facebook page.

Bump, Baby and toddler shoots

Can last anywhere from 30 minutes to a few hours depending on style and how ‘up for it’ your little ones are etc.

Location & special occasion shoots

Are mostly half a day including travelling if they’re outside of Tintern, or a few hours in or around Tintern and the Wye Valley. Again, See your images same day if you are travelling to us or at a seperate appointment if you wish.

Fairy and Bike Themed shoots

Take 45 minutes to shoot, a 15-20 minute interval (for some facepainting and goody bags whilst we prepare your images for you to see) and then upto 45 minutes to choose artwork – About 2 hours in all.

Please let us know if you are travelling a fair distance to visit us. We often have clients from all over the UK. So far this year people have joined us from Plymouth (2.5 hours away) and Bromsgrove, Bath and Kent to mention a few.

The following articles are all REAL shoots for real clients with REAL stories – Enjoy – Hope to be featuring your story soon!


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WOW! I have met some lovely people this month and some very cute babies – all of whom were absolutely fabulous to photograph. I love my job! There are many more images form many more sessions and I will be blogging them in between shoots and viewings as best I can for you all to see!

All of these images are shot with natural light and use natural tones and textures to make really scrummy artwork to treasure.

Baby sessions are done at your little ones pace with plenty of time to feed, cuddle and for us to have a cup of tea and a natter.

I’m proud to be the studio in our local area that is associated with Emma’s Diary and to be creating pictures that are completely different :)

Join the chat on my facebook page to see what proud parents are saying about their pictures :)


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Congratulations on your new baby!

Baby photography, especially newborn sessions, require just the right blend of skill, patience and creativity.
In order to capture your newborn, Sheryl suggests booking their first photo shoot when they are under 14 days old – The earlier the better. There’s more chance of baby sleeping and at this stage, the ‘curled up’ look is adorable. Sheryl uses props and textures that complement your babys natural skin tones and natural light to create dimension and formulate a very contemporary and popular type of baby portrait.

As soon as you feel recovered from the birth, in routine, confident and able to travel, pick up the phone and book your little one’s complimentary first portrait session with Sheryl on 01291 680089 with the added bonus of £25 in gift certificates included as a ‘welcome baby’ gift from Sheryl & her team!


Categories Featured, Portraiture

Here’s baby Lilly looking the perfect princess in the first of her three baby photo shoots to document her first year as part of our exclusive ‘Emma’s Diary’ offer to new parents. We are pleased to be the associated Emma’s Diary studio for our area and proud to provide a baby portrait experience that is completely different to normal ‘high street’ photography.

Photographing babies takes time, patience and resourcefulness. No two babies are alike in what they are able to ‘do’ and how they look. They are all very cute though! So I make it my aim to see what little ones are comfortable with and build their session around what the situation presents. This could be sleepy or wide awake, sitting up or laying down. I like to use props and backgrounds that suit baby’s natural skin tones and position some quirky items in the shots.

All in all I photograph about 5 or 6 babies a week and with that comes a need to keep everything fresh and current. I am always on the look out for new textures, colours and ideas to use in these shoots. Mums and dads are a big help to me during their little ones shoot as there is enevitably the odd bout of crying or a nappy that needs changing. The key is to take time for cuddles, feeds and provide a relaxed atmosphere in which babies (and parents!) are happy and comfortable during their stay – It really does show in the final images.

Sheryl x


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A fabulous offer from Sheryl Long, Photographer

In support of our local army families, We are offering a complimentary family or children’s photo session (pets also welcomed) at our studio in Tintern with a gift of £25 in vouchers to spend towards artwork.

PLUS a free photographic gift of your choice for the man in your life to keep at his side whilst he is away from home with any purchase from our studio pricelist if booked before the expiry date below.

Choose from:

  • A 6” x 4” acrylic block
  • A 5” x 5” accordian style album
  • A Keyring, magnet & wallet print set

Sessions last around 45 minutes with a variety of poses and backgrounds to choose from. We have products to suit all tastes from individual mounted artworks & framed collections to canvasses and acrylics and much, much more – When you see your images you can select what you would like to do with them without obligation or pressure, from £50.

Special offer expires 30th October 2013 – call 01291 680089 or contact us for more information and bookings

Terms and conditions: You agree to attend your photo session and viewing session at the appointed date and time to qualify for offer above. £25 voucher only valid at time of viewing. No cash alternative. Interest free Installment Plans available. 1 voucher and free gift per household per session. Sessions must be booked before expiry date to qualify but can be taken after the expiry date, within 3 months of date of publication of offer. This studio does not offer an online viewing and purchasing facility.


Categories Portraiture, Gossip

Here’s Elliot doing his very smiley thing in the studio last week. I shot some amazing soft, natural light images of him using my newest backdrop (totally in love with it by the way!) that I imported from the USA.

I love the colour combo’s and the way the blue of Elliot’s eyes and jeans really gives the images punch.

Natural light is wonderful! And is much, much less invasive to children and babies. Imagine you’re just learning about the world – Mum and dad take you to a big scary room with a stranger in – lights keep flashing and beeping – … You get the picture! Using natural light means I can connect with these little ones without introducing too many new experiences all at once.

This is also a new adventure for me having decided to bring my outdoor location photography skills inside and begin using natural light from the studio window to capture images with depth, dimension and a ‘soul’ that only natural light can.

We sat with a cup of tea and chose nine stunning expressions and poses of Elliot for a multi-frame in oak with a double mount in an off white. This is only a screen grab from the design software but I can’t wait to make the real thing!

Our software lets you get as close to the real finished article as possible in terms of size, treatment and finish. This is really helpful when visualising what your artwork will become before you put your order in. I am here to help and always do my ‘viewing’ sessions and editing myself so I can give genuine advice as to what will look best.

I’ve had lots of lovely facebook comments on Elliot’s pictures, as well as a fab time working with his family. Elliot is taking part in our ‘baby club’ offer through Emma’s Diary. We are proud to be the studio locally working in association with Emma’s diary to bring fabulous high quality photography to families in our area.


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