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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 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
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
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
Not just for girls! Prior to booking, I'd been a bit unsure whether I'd be a good fit for a fashion makeover photoshoot, but I needn't have worried. Andy went above and beyond to accommodate me and my wishes, using and embracing all the outfits I'd brought along with me, including those I'd just brought as back-up options. His assistants were a joy to work with too. More than anything, I just enjoyed being pampered and feeling important for a couple of hours - the photos were just a bonus … but still a very pleasant bonus - amazing, high-resolution digital images in a variety of contexts that I will treasure for years to come.
December 21, 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
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