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Andy Whale – FBIPP
Owner and Photographer
Andy is a Fellow of The British Institute of Professional Photographers with over twenty five years experience in portrait photography.
You can see his commercial work here: Andy Whale Photography
After moving back to Dorchester eight years ago with his family, Andy set up Seven Springs Studios in the beautiful village of Charminster. The fully equipped ground floor studio, named after a spring Andy used to play near in Poundbury, provides the perfect, relaxed and fun environment for creating beautiful photographs that you will enjoy forever.
Andy has worked for some of the biggest companies in the UK and abroad; The Royal Ballet, Mercedes, Dyson, Fortnum & Mason to name but a few.
Sophie has been working at Seven Springs Studios for over three years now.
Sophie Graduated from Bath Spa University with a Degree in Fine Art, specialising in Photography. After Graduating, Sophie worked as a school portrait photographer for two years, meaning every child, no matter what age, doesn’t leave without a big smile on their face.
Sophie loves dogs and has a natural way with them, big or small they seem to know exactly what she’s asking them to do!
Which is why Pet Photography Sessions are one of her favourite, as well as our Baby Photography Sessions; as Sophie loves the creativity involved, not to mention the cuteness factor plays a large part too!
The ideal place for the perfect portrait.
Seven Springs Studios specialises in creating beautiful portraits of your Family, Children, Babies and Pets. As well as offering limited availabilty Fashion Makeover and intimate Boudoir Photography Sessions.
Seven Springs Studios is one of the South West’s leading Portrait Studios with over 250 5* Facebook and 150 5* Google Reviews from very happy customers.
With a fully equipped, ground floor, wheelchair accessible studio with unlimited free parking in Dorchester, Dorset. Seven Springs Studios provide a relaxed Family and Pet-friendly environment where they guarantee to capture beautiful Photographs that will be treasured for years to come.
With over 300 5* written reviews on Facebook, Andy is proud to say that he has many happy customers around Dorset who love the relaxed and fun way he works and the stunning images they have on their wall.
I booked seven springs for a photoshoot of my 2 babies, husband, mum and 3 dogs, none of them were particularly willing participants in the beginning but everyone left smiling, and we have some amazing photos to prove it. Andy was absolutely brilliant, he was friendly and approachable which made some very awkward people feel incredibly comfortable in front of the camera. I'm very pleased with the whole experience; booking, taking the photos, communication, the final product. I would definitely return without hesitation!
March 11, 2021
We had a fantastic family shoot with Andy at Seven Springs. He was brilliant at entertaining our 3 year old with puppets and props, and we were all made to feel at ease. The photos were all fabulous and it was really hard to choose which ones to keep, but we now have some beautiful family photos around our home that we can treasure forever.
September 16, 2020
I recently went for a photo shoot for my 60th Birthday. Andy & his team put me totally at ease & the results were fantastic !! My Husband & I are really pleased with the beautiful photos he has produced to such a high quality & totally professional. I would really recommend this studio if you want photographs for a special occasion or for a portfolio. Many thanks again & I'll be back again, maybe for our Ruby Wedding Anniversary.
September 20, 2020
Originally booked a new-born photoshoot for my baby who was born in the second lockdown. Needed to rebook a couple of times due to further lockdowns, Andy was very accommodating with dates and timings. Very easy to find the studio, Andy and his team made myself, my husband and baby feel at ease and welcome. My baby can sometimes give people a hard stare of uncertainty, Andy was great with her, pulling funny faces and noises to keep her attention on the camera. At the viewing of the photo's, Andy presented them on a slideshow with beautiful music, made me cry. The pictures were absolutely beautiful and cannot wait to get our finished products. I would highly recommend Seven Springs Photography Studios.
April 29, 2021
I had a great experience with Andy for a photo shoot for my dog. It was so easy to book a shoot, the shoot itself was seamless and both Andy and his assistant were great with our dog and got some great, diverse shots. Couldn’t be happier with the results, I really recommend using Andy.
January 31, 2021
Excellent experience at Seven Springs Photography. Caring and charismatic photographer who made us feel at ease and who my daughter loved (age 5). My daughter was made to feel so special, and with the use of amazing props and lots of things to make her giggle we got some wonderful natural photos. Thank you so much for your hard work and for making the experience so enjoyable Abi Hill, Broadwindsor, Dorset
December 20, 2020