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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!
MEET OUR AMAZING PHOTOGRAPHERS
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.
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.
December 19, 2020
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
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
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
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.
August 6, 2020
We recently had a family photo shoot with Andy and we are absolutely thrilled with the photos. Andy quickly made us all feel relaxed and at ease in front of the camera and the images he has captured are each so special which we will treasure forever. We would not hesitate to recommend. Thank you Andy!
December 16, 2020