Loud and Flashy Photographic Studio Northumberland

Loud and Flashy Photographic Studio Northumberland
Images taken in the Loud and Flashy photographic studio in Ashington, near Newcastle upon Tyne.

Friday, 20 October 2017

New Website!

We've become mobile friendly!

Our previous website was designed in 2010 when believe it or not, people still used computers to browse websites!

It was something we should have done sooner, but trying to fit the massive amount of information from the old site on to a new mobile friendly layout was a daunting task.  

But hopefully we've got it right?

You can still find information you need about our services along with pricing details and our latest special offers.

And of course we still have a gallery of some of our favourite pictures shot in the studio.

Please do take a look at it and let us know if there's anything you think we should change.  

Make sure you also say 'hi' when you're there and you could win a photoshoot and large print!

Friday, 29 September 2017

How Can Family Photography, Specifically Family Portraits, Help Boost A Child’s Self-Esteem?

Children whose parents display family photographs in the home grow up with greater confidence and sense of belonging, it has been revealed.

David Krauss, a licensed psychologist from Cleveland, Ohio says, “I think it is really important to show a family as a family unit. It is so helpful for children to see themselves as a valued and important part of that family unit. A photographer’s job is to create and make the image look like a safe holding space for kids where they are safe and protected. Kids get it on a really simple level.

Professor Geoff Beattie, Head of School and Dean of Psychological Sciences at the University of Manchester says “We cannot underestimate the power of photographs to keep us feeling linked to others and belonging. They cement us into our networks. For children in particular, looking at photographs is part of the socialising process; learning who you are and where you fit into the family. By displaying photographs of our children at different stages of their lives, we are making a very public statement that we are proud of them. When children grow up surrounded by photographs, it gives them a richer understanding of where they come from, which helps with confidence”.

When It Comes To Having The Greatest Positive Impact For Your Child, Which is Better, Digital Images or Paper Prints?
Obviously, rather than print and display family photographs, families are increasingly enjoying their images in a digital form, be it a mobile device, a laptop, or simply on social media. But does an image on a tablet, computer screen or social media site have the same impact for helping families boost a child’s self-esteem?
My bias is very simple. I think family photographs should be on the wall,” says Krauss.
“I am very conservative about self-esteem and I think placing a family photo someplace in the home where the child can see it every day without having to turn on a device or click around on a computer to find it really hits home for that child this sense of reassurance and comfort. They have a certainty about them and a protecting quality that nurtures a child. It lets them know where they are in the pecking order and that they are loved and cared for,” says Krauss.
Additionally, Krauss recommends having photographs of that child with their family placed in the child’s bedroom, so it can be among the last things they see before sleep and the first thing they may see before beginning their day.
It says we love you and care about you. You’re important.

Book a session in the studio for your family now – call 01670 813007 or email info@loudandflashy.com.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

School Uniform

If, like us, you've just spent a small fortune on school uniform, you'll probably not want to spend a small fortune on school photos!

So if you bring your children to our Ashington studio in uniform any time Tuesday - Friday you'll get a photoshoot and multipack of prints for just £20!

And compared to the school packs normally available through your local school, ours is a monster!  It includes a HUGE 18"x12", a MASSIVE 12"x8" and FOUR 6"x4" photos of the same image, so you have plenty to share with the family.

To buy your pack just click here PayPal and then call the studio to book your session - 01670 813007

Thursday, 13 July 2017


There's been a huge increase in the number of boudoir shoots we've been shooting recently!

If you're looking for a treat to surprise your partner with, or just want to boost your own confidence, why not come to the studio and let Nichola, our amazing makeup and hair artist pamper you?

She'll give you a stunning makeover after a full consultation and then Simon will guide you through the posing process as he takes stunning images of you in our beautiful Boudoir set. This part of the studio is full of natural light and ensures all the images have a light and dreamy feel to them

This isn't just for supermodels!

Using clever camera angles, creative lighting and industry standard digital retouching, you'll look like a 'A' list celebrity!

The images below are all of Nichola, our make up artist/hair stylist, showing that anyone can look extra amazing when given the celebrity treatment.

To discuss your session, call the studio today - 01670 813007 or email us

Prices for a full makeover and photoshoot, including a huge fully retouched framed photo start at just £200.

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Our Guide Dog Amber.

If you've visited the studio this year you may have met our Guide Dog Puppy Amber.  

She's been with us since January for her basic training and socialising and last week celebrated her 1st birthday, so we had a little photoshoot with her and her best friend, Willow, who is just 13 weeks old.

She really is the most perfect dog you could ever meet, with the best temperament - totally soppy and affectionate!

She'll be leaving us in February 2017 to go to her advanced training and we'll be so sad to see her go, but also so proud knowing she's going to radically improve someone's quality of life, giving them more freedom.

If you'd like to find out more about puppy walking, sponsoring a dog, or just Guide Dogs in general have a look here - Guide Dogs UK

Nearly Christmas!

Where has this year gone?  Surely it's only still Easter!

Anyway, it's been a month since we last posted as we've been so busy in the studio. And as we're still so busy we just wanted to post briefly to say we still have AMAZING offers running up until Christmas, but hurry, as there aren't many slots left! So if you want FANTASTIC family photos as presents for loved ones get in touch NOW!

Here's where to find our Flash Deals (they don't stay online long, so don't hesitate!)


Remember to check every day, there are lots of great deals coming!

Monday, 31 October 2016


I shot some more images recently for the Eliot Smith Company's latest production - Pitman.

This dance piece is based on the work of The Ashington Group, more commonly known as the Pitmen Painters. 

This time Eliot arrived with various props including Davy lamps, pick axes and miners helmets. So just a regular day in the studio!

He then showed me some of the original paintings that he wanted to reproduce as publicity images for the production. They were set down a coal mine.  

Now obviously the studio doesn't look much like a working coal mine so I knew I'd be putting backgrounds in with Photoshop. 

The challenge was to get the lighting right on the dancers in a bright white studio, so that it would fit in with the chosen background later. I used a Lencarta Elite Pro 300w studio light on a low power setting, fitted with a beauty dish and honeycomb grid. I positioned it at the same height as the miner's Davy lamp and as close to the models faces as possible without it being in shot.

Below is one of the images as it was shot.

And here is the final edit, with added coal mine! (click to enlarge)

I have to say I'm really pleased with how they all turned out.
If you'd like to see more of them check out

If you'd like some great, creative commercial photography
get in touch it costs a lot less than you think!