What our customers are saying…
I was lucky enough to win a family box photo shoot and our family is not the usual adults and kids but adults and three dogs (15yr and 9yr Border Collies and a 22mth old working cocker spaniel) Simon was great and listened to my ideas and made the experience fun. The end products is… Read more “Family box with a difference”
I won a competition for the photography session with Simon for my pup. He kindly also let me bring my mums dog with me which meant the world to my mum, she’s over the moon with the outcome of the photos of both dogs.
My pup was 8 months old at the time and… Read more “Most incredible experience with an amazing photographer”
What a wonderful experience from start to finish .
The whole studio experience with Bertie was great fun , Simon was great at putting us both at ease and we both enjoyed the whole experience.
Spoilt for choice in choosing photos and ways to display them , however I do love the photo… Read more “Fabulous photo shoot for dog lovers”
I had a feeling my pictures of myself and my 2 dogs would be good but I was not prepared at all for what I got. They are that good it reduced myself and my dad to tears. We could not believe how outstanding they turned out – the entire experience was amazing my dogs… Read more “Unbelievable”
I was lucky enough to win a photoshoot for my dog Heidi at Downing Lifestyle and I am so happy as I’ve ended up with some absolutely fantastic photographs. The experience from start to finish was amazing at the studio and Simon was patient and great with Heidi whilst doing the shoot. So pleased with… Read more “Fantastic”
I was lucky enough to win a photoshoot with Simon for my labrador Amber!
Thw whole experience from start to finish was a pleasure. Simon was very patient with Amber who sometimes didn’t want to play ball!
The photos he produced were absolutely stunning and tailored to my own taste.
I highly… Read more “Golden Oldie photos”
I wanted to say a huge thank you for a truly amazing family photo. The box photo was a surprise present for my Mum’s 70th and it did not disappoint. We had 4 teenagers and a 9 year old whom you made feel completely relaxed. They had such a good time at the photo shoot… Read more “Truly Amazing Family Photo”
What a great fun experience we had in the studio shooting the box! Our first family shoot together & memories captured for life . Simon & Mariela are so welcoming & friendly. They also did a great job looking after a bouncy boxer in between the shoots with our daughter. We Highly recommend going to… Read more “Box & Bubble Fun !”
I’m not a fan of having my photo taken but I needed up-to-date photos for my Social Media accounts and my Website. Simon made me feel very relaxed and comfortable with the camera and we managed to get some amazing shots. We discussed the type of shot I wanted and decided that outdoor, natural light… Read more “Relaxed and fun head-shots photo shoot.”
I can’t recommend these lovely people enough. We had a family shoot arranged for my mums 70th birthday of her grandchildren.
Unfortunately Covid delayed proceedings for a while but once back open there was nothing to worry about. We were all temperature checked upon arrival, hand gel is available and encouraged to use as… Read more “Amazing Box Photoshoot”
We recently had two shoots with Simon, one for the baby photo and the second for a dog portrait. On both occasions we felt completely relaxed, Simon was very patient as I’m sure working with children and animals can’t be easy!
The pictures from the baby photo shoot are excellent, I can’t wait to… Read more “Excellent service”
When we booked our little girls photoshoot we did not know what to expect, not only were we worried that as a 3 year old she may not ‘perform’ on the day, but with the pandemic we were also apprehensive about being in the studio with her. That soon changed when we arrived. We were… Read more “Beautiful baby face experience”
Simon provided an extremely professional and thorough service, whilst keeping everything relaxed and friendly. I am never ‘comfortable’ having my photograph taken at the best of times, however Simon’s approach made the whole experience truly a pleasurable one. As a result, I recommended Simon’s services to both friends and business associates and purchased gift vouchers… Read more “Highly recommended”
We won Otto’s shoot as part of a Christmas competition package, I was nervous bringing Otto (17 month old German shepherd) to the shoot as he’s an overgrown puppy!! But Simon made us both very welcome ! He was very patient with Otto both in his meet and greet and at the actual photo shoot!… Read more “Otto”
I would like to say a huge thank you to Simon and Mariela for our toddler box photo shoot!
We were met by Simon who sat with Isla and made her feel at ease straight away. He showed us round the studio and had a big box on the floor for her to play… Read more “Lovely Experience!”
The Studio is in a beautiful setting near the Ellesmereport Boat Museum.
Simon greeted us at the door. Stella was a little shy at first but was given plenty of time in the waiting area to settle and get to know Simon before going into the Studio. Here she was curious and Simon created… Read more “Stella’s 14 weeks Puppy Photoshoot”
I can’t recommend Simon enough, especially for his portrait photography. With his patience and skill he managed to capture the gentleness, wisdom and maturity of our 13 year old black Labrador at his studio shoot. Sadly only weeks later we had to make the difficult decision to say goodbye to Bailey and now, thanks to… Read more “A stunning reminder”
I had my show dog who is a bedlington terrier photographed. Simon was professional and really welcoming and put my boy at ease from the word go! He got some fabulous images which we were made up with considering my dog can be difficult to capture his personality as his haircut can hide his eyes… Read more “Totally approachable and professional!”
Absolutely fantastic photo shoot. Simon was fabulous with Milo and really put him at easy with toys and treats.
Wow, what can I say the photos are amazing and so many people have asked where they were taken. Can not recommend Simon highly enough. We’ll be back and thank you once again.
I took my collie Dusty for a photo shoot at the studio & we both had an amazing time. Simon was so clever at getting Dusty to pose on the various props & it was a very enjoyable session. I went back a week later to view the photographs on a big screen & wow… Read more “Photos to treasure”
Thinking of capturing the moment and looking for some special photos, whether it is for yourself or a special occasion I would defiantly recommend Downing Lifestyle Photography. We attended a photo shoot at Downing Lifestyle photography and what can I say, AMAZING. I am not really a photogenic person and would normally hate having my… Read more “…Amazing…”
We recently got our photos from the photoshoot and I have to say I am in love!
The session in itself was fantastic, the studio was great, Simon and Mariela were really welcoming, they made us and the kids feel at ease (which is a hard thing to do with 3 kids under the… Read more “..I am in love! …”
We happened to win a session with Simon and Mariela at a charitable auction that they had kindly donated to at Childer Thornton Primary School. I was not sure what to expect having 5 children and us. When I spoke to Simon I was reassured that all would go smoothly. I could not have wished… Read more “..could not have wished for a better session…”
I have the most amazing photographs of my family. The photoshoot was a retirement gift. At first i was apprehensive of having photos taken but the day was a lovely experience. The result was amazing photos and an amazing piece of wall art.the session was made really relaxed. Simon and Mariela made us feel at… Read more “..the most amazing photographs…”
I organised a photoshoot to mark my wife’s 40th and the whole experience from start to finish was fabulous. All the kids had a great day and my wife and I have now got some beautiful images to remember this special occasion. Thanks to you both for making it a memorable experience.
We had a really wonderful day with Simon and Mariela. We had lots of photographs of our first child but none of us as a family and with our second child. The day was amazing and we received lots of help keeping our children interested who are 4 and 1. A really wonderful day with… Read more “A really wonderful day…”
We booked a sitting to get a photograph of 6 grandchildren as a present for their nan & grandad. The picture we got is fantastic. Simon & Mariella worked really hard to get what we needed and we couldn’t have dreamt that the finished article would be as good as it is. Thank you so… Read more “A Happy Nanny and Dandy”
Can’t thank Simon and Mariela enough for the beautiful photos they took for us. We had a fun filled morning,very relaxing, nothing was to much trouble for them .If you want to remember a special occasion,or just to have a wonderful photo to hang on your wall, l couldn’t recommend Simon more highly. We had… Read more “Fun filled morning”
We recently had a family box-shoot with Simon and Mariela. Absolutely brilliant. They made our girls feel very welcome and exciting about the whole shoot. We adults thoroughly enjoyed it too! The end product was of superb quality in terms of the photos and the wood it was printed on. It really is a novel… Read more “Our Family Box photoshoot”
As soon as I saw an example of the Family PhotoBox I knew that it was something I wanted to do for my family. I’d had family photos on my to do list for months but had not seen anything that really grabbed me…until I was introduced to Downing Lifestyle Photography. I wanted something unique,… Read more “We loved every minute!”
My sister and I and our 4 children went to Simon & Mariela as we wanted a special gift for our mums 70th birthday. We had great fun on the photo shoot – with two teenagers in tow I was little worried how they’d react. We all loved it and the photos show that. The… Read more “Surprise Photobox!”
Simon was fantastic during the quick shoot for Headshots. Used his knowledge and experience on how to get the best results and is very relaxed. A definite recommend.