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Seven Springs Studios - Andy Whale (Owner and Photographer)

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.

 

Seven Springs Studios - Sophie (Studio Manager)

Sophie Dodd

Studio Manager

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!

 

Seven Springs Studios - Aicha (Photographer)

Aïcha Thompson

Photographer

Aïcha has been working at Seven Springs Studios for over a year now.

Upon graduating from Arts University Bournemouth with a Degree in Commercial Photography, Aïcha spent her time touring with several bands and musicians as their in-house photographer before moving towards freelance portraiture work.

Being at ease with children and large families comes naturally to Aïcha as she is the youngest of five siblings and now has ten nieces and nephews, meaning no family size is overwhelming.

Aïcha looks forward to our Pet Photography Sessions the most as she absolutely adores animals of all sizes. In her spare time, you’ll find her riding her pony Rosie with her two cheeky Collies alongside.

 

 

 

 

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.

Facebook Reviews

 

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.

Google Reviews

 

With over 400, 5 star reviews from happy customers, see what others are saying about our services!

    5 star review  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!

    thumb Aj Janse Van Rensburg
    March 11, 2021

    5 star review  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.

    thumb Beverley Moore
    September 20, 2020

    5 star review  we had a family dog photo shoot done and the whole experience was fantastic. we were made too feel so welcome. friendly and professional environment. our dog had a great time posing for pictures and was made to feel relaxed. The pictures look amazing. There super professional and i cant wait to put them up on my wall. The digital copies are also super fantastic. The whole experience from start to finash was fantastic.

    thumb mark ansell
    December 19, 2020

    5 star review  What wonderful experience. So welcoming and friendly, nothing too much trouble. Took our dogs for a photo shot and both Andy and Sophie were absolutely brilliant with both of them. If you’re looking for a professional photographer, I would definitely recommend Seven Springs Studio

    thumb Dee Knill
    August 13, 2020

    5 star review  we were looked after and made to feel at ease

    thumb lisa cullen
    September 13, 2020

    5 star review  From start to finish we had a fantastic experience. Such care was take to make sure that everyone was relaxed and enjoying them self making the end result breath taking. Must have a huge thank you for fulfilling a truly strange request which lead to a meaningful and perfect picture. I would recommend SSPS to anyone looking to capture a special moment with their family.

    thumb Bryony Jayne Bell
    August 6, 2020

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