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family photography in northumberland

Family & Pet Portraits

Loud and Flashy photography specialise in contemporary, fun family photography in a safe, warm and dry studio environment - no rearranging your living room or braving the elements in your local park!


This style places the emphasis on you and your loved ones without the distraction of random backgrounds, or feeling self conscious posing in public parks and beaches.


From a single person, to the whole extended family, Loud and Flashy photography will produce bespoke artwork in their huge studio that you will admire for a lifetime!


Don't worry if you don't like having your photo taken, or don't think you're photogenic, our extensive experience means we know the best camera angles and best lighting techniques to make you all look amazing. We also retouch all of your images to remove any blemishes and ensure we get the perfect shot of your perfect family.


The sittings last for up to an hour, providing plenty of time for clothing changes to really let your family's character shine through! Feel free to bring along any toys or props that will tell your family's story.


Your preview images will be uploaded the same day for just you to see in the comfort of your own home. Unlike most other studios, we don't agree with bringing you back for a high pressure viewing and hard sell!


We can present your finished images any way you want including hand crafted frames, canvas wraps, acrylic blocks and practically anything else you can think of.


Your family will be able to treasure these keepsakes for generations to come - a framed portrait will never be technologically out of date!



Here at Loud and Flashy photography we understand that pets are just as much a part of the family as anyone else! So just like our family portraits we'll capture your pet's character as they run, jump or slither around the studio! Over the years we've photographed many pets including dogs, cats, rabbits, snakes, birds and even a horse in the studio, so your pet is in great hands. You're welcome to book your pet in for their own photo shoot or as part of a family shoot.


Our pricing is very affordable as we like our customers to come back again and again to keep their photos up to date. Portrait and Pawtrait sittings start at just £75 including a HUGE fully retouched 12"x8" photo mounted in a 16"x12" frame. Compare that to Venture and the other high-end studios up and down the country!


We also supply loose prints, digital downloads, canvas wraps, acrylic panels, framed products and anything else you can think of.

newborn photography in northumberland

Newborn Photography

Let us capture your new arrival while they're still tiny!


Our newborn photo shoots work best for babies up to two weeks old as they are still amenable to being posed. These special sessions allow plenty of time to feed and settle your little one, enabling us to pose them on minature beds and in baskets while using different blankets, backdrops and props to create stunning images.


We know just how precious your little one is and have years of experience with newborns, so your baby will be in safe hands throughout the session.


After the session you'll be sent a link to your preview images to view in the comfort of your own home.


Packages start at just £150 which includes:


3 hour studio photo session


A fully retouched 12"x8" print mounted in a 16"x12" frame.


Four different fully retouched 12"x8" loose prints.


To discuss and book your session call the studio as early as possible as we're normally booked a few weeks in advance and it's better to get newborn shoots done within the first two weeks!


And don't forget to come back for a Cake Smash on their 1st Birthday!

Boudoir photography in Northumberland and Newcastle

Boudoir & Makeover

When we say glamour photography that's exactly what we mean! No cheesy tacky photos here, just beautiful modern images capturing you the way you want to look. Not a feather boa in sight!


We offer makeover and boudoir photography in the upstairs area of our studio in Ashington, Northumberland. This studio features natural light, stripped wood floors and furniture to use as props. We have an amazing makeup and hair artist which along with a combination of clever studio lighting, camera angles and magazine standard retouching make you look amazing!


The images created are great for a present for your partner as well as a confidence boost for yourself.


Prices start from just £200 including a fully retouched framed photo!



We also specialise in stylish, romantic photoshoots for couples. These can be as formal or informal as you wish. Again we'll help you with posing and then fully edit your chosen images to create a timeless work of art. You'll be proud to show it off in years to come - it certainly beats a 'selfie'!

product photography in northumberland

Commercial & Product

We cater for all aspects of commercial photography both in the studio and on location. Whether you're after product pack shots, corporate head shots, architectural photographs or anything else related to your business, we will produce the images that sell you and your product!


We have the experience, the skills and the technical capability to shoot the difficult products other studios shy away from!


Our services are sought by all sizes of business, from cottage industries selling on Ebay and etsy, to nationwide corporations. Regular satisfied clients include the UK market leader in beanbags, the UK market leader in transferring equipment and a sportswear supplier among others!


Commercial photography rates start at just £60 per hour including unlimited usage rights, with discounts for half and full day rates.


Please contact Simon - 01670 813007 - to discuss your project and for a quotation.


The photography studio is also for hire to professional and amateur photographers. We run classes for studio lighting and Photoshop as well as monthly creative evenings for photographers, models and makeup artists to get together in a safe environment where they can network, as well as build their portfolios.


As well as the creative nights, we also run regular group shoots and model days which are a great way to improve your camera skills while adding experienced models to your portfolio.


Once you've experienced the fun of your family photoshoot and chosen your preferred images, we will help you to find the perfect way for you to display them in your home.


We are proud that all of our stunning frames are hand crafted in the north east of England.


Our range includes stylish, contemporary mouldings as well as more traditional styles with an extensive choice of mount styles and colours to give a luxury look to your artwork.


Our framed products start at just £50 and we can offer interest free payment plans over 3 months.


We can also supply your artwork as loose prints to frame yourself. Unlike most studios in the north east we don't print our own images on an inkjet printer, instead we use the largest professional photo lab in the country. This ensures that your photos will look as good as the day you got them for future generations to admire.

Other Services

Passport Photos - Don't struggle in a photobooth! Just £5 while you wait (but give us a call before visiting to make sure we're not in the middle of a shoot)




Me and my family came here for our Christmas photos and I was really impressed. Simon the photographer was great as we were all nervous but he put us at ease and made us laugh through the whole experience. The quality of the pictures were amazing and I ended up ordering over 20 of them and a massive canvas. Definitely would recommend to all my friends.

Dominique Milligan

Excellent service brilliant prints. Can't fault Loud and Flashy at all! Thank you again.

Mr. & Mrs. Johnson

I booked a Loud and Flashy photoshoot for my daughter's 10th birthday. My daughter and her friends had an amazing time. The photoshoot was relaxed and it didn't take long for the girls to strike their favourite poses. The girls loved having their hair and makeup done. Food and games were provided too which was great as everything was sorted by Simon. The session was informal and fun with no pressure to hurry through it. We had hundreds of pics to choose from which was the only difficult thing! The quality of the photographs and the service were outstanding. I will definitely be booking another session.

Louise Robinson

Really enjoyed the shoot and was made to feel very relaxed and love the prints. Thank you very much!

Kylie Carr


Can't fault the service or the photos. Simon was really quick to respond with my request for times and questions. I took six 11 year old girls along for an end of year photo - girls all had a great time (changed outfits 3 times) and there were about 300 photographs sent to me that night. Finally decided on one (which was included in the price) and it and the copies were printed within a week. The photo was really great and would thoroughly recommend.

Allison McLean

We organised a photoshoot for our newborn with Simon at the studio. He was professional and gave us time to settle the baby during the three hour session. We are really happy with the photos taken, which were available to view within days, and were pleased that we had the opportunity to choose our favourite shots which Simon then edited. The prints were available in a timely fashion.

Dr. Swati Sheth


Over the moon with my canvas! Fantastic quality, thank you.

Wendy Baston


So we picked our images up from Simon at Loud And Flashy Photography yesterday and we're so in love with them, theyre gorgeous. We'll definitely be back in a few months for her sitting up and a couple of family shots

Stephanie French

Excellent service. Simon made my shy step daughter bring out her natural smile in the photoshoots we have had done. Offers great deals, especially the school uniform photoshoot and you get a much better service and quality of prints than the schools photographers provide. Thank you Simon.

Fay Fayers

Fantastic quality photos after not liking the school photos and missing the bounty woman in hospital, Simon was brilliant with the kids making them feel comfortable and laugh. He took plenty photos in different poses so we had plenty of choice. Highly recommended and we will be back again in future!

Sam Stewart


Fantastic prints and service, will definitely be using again

Naomi Charlton

Very efficient, polite and professional; I received the edited images just two days after the shoot, which is way earlier than I was expecting. Thank you for the hard work!

Elliott Woodward

We first discovered Loud and Flashy about 6 years ago. Since then we have been back each year to get photos of our family which we treasure, whether it has been school uniform shots, family shots, individual shots and extended family shots. Simon is very enthusiastic, friendly and makes my daughter feel at ease. He listens to what you want and also adds his own ideas/suggestions. There is no pressure which I appreciate after being to some photographers where you have to decide there and then which photos you like. The photos are emailed to you where you can decide in the comfort of your own home - the photos are excellent making decisions very hard!! I would definitely recommend Simon to help you create lasting memories of your family through his photography at an affordable price.

Kiersten Shield

We recently had our 2nd family portrait taken by Simon. He also took our 1st when our son was only 7 mths old, he's now almost 4. Simon not only takes great pictures, which we will treasure for ever, but has a relaxed studio & great way with kids, especially our son, who is very active & not one to sit still for very long. We'll definitely be back x

Tara Tunnicliffe

Great photographer, Simon has a wonderful rapport with customers and puts kids so at ease. Price for the school package is so much better than standard school issued photo pack. This is our second year using Loud & Flashy and family and friends now use the same place. Would not look elsewhere.

Sarah Freebody

Amazing service and very friendly! I'd recommend anyone to go for a photo shoot!! I wouldn't go anywhere else!!! Thank you again for a fantastic photo shoot and an amazing canvas!! I love it!

Jordan Charles

We recently had our photos taken here and how amazing they were. Simon made us all feel at ease and my 4year old daughter loved having her photo taken. She was made to feel so at ease, and the photos surely show that! Thank you Loud and Flashy.

Lisa Fortune

Great photos, used a Groupon deal to retake our kids school photo as the ones from school were awful, Simon put our kids at ease and took some great shots, even edited the photo to take away my son's chapped lips. Would definitely recommend him and already have to a few people.

Mark Beckford

Wow wow Wow! Top class photographer on all levels. I've been twice now and cannot fault it. He's friendly, happy and professional and the results are amazing. I will definitely be going back and will recommend to all my family and friends.

Charlotte Sutton

Privacy Policy

Loud and Flashy is committed to safeguarding your privacy. At all times we aim to respect any personal data you share with us, or that we receive from other organisations, and keep it safe. This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) sets out our data collection and processing practices and your options regarding the ways in which your personal information is used.

This Policy contains important information about your personal rights to privacy. Please read it carefully to understand how we use your personal data. We may update this Policy from time to time without notice to you, so please check it regularly.

The provision of your personal data to us is voluntary. However, without providing us with your personal data, you will be unable to place any orders with us or receive any marketing information such as special offers and events.


1. We collect information about you:

(1) When you give it to us DIRECTLY

You may give us your personal data when you contact us by phone, email or post or when you buy anything from our online shop.

(2) When you give it to us INDIRECTLY

Your information will also be provided to us when you follow us or otherwise interact with on or via Twitter, when you like and/or join our page on Facebook or interact with us in other ways on or via Facebook.

(3) When you give permission to OTHER ORGANISATIONS to share it or it is AVAILABLE PUBLICLY

We may combine information you provide to us with information available from external publicly available sources. Depending on your privacy settings for social media services, we may also access information from those accounts or services. We use this information to gain a better understanding of you and to improve our communications.

(4) When you visit our WEBSITE

We may use cookies to identify you when you visit our website and to enable us to personalise your online experience (for example by remembering your log in details).


2. What information do we collect?

We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal data:

(1) We will typically hold your name and contact details, including physical address, telephone number and e-mail address, and social media identity. However, we may request other information where it is appropriate and relevant.

(2) information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website including your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and number of page views.

(3) information about the services you use, services and products of interest to you or any marketing and/or communication preferences you give.


3. How and why will we use your personal data?

Personal data, however provided to us, will be used for the purposes specified in this Policy or in relevant parts of the website.

We may use your personal information to:

(1) Enable you to use some or all of the services we offer.

(2) Send you information about our work, special offers and events

(3) Provide you with the services, products or information you have requested.

(4) Improve your browsing experience by personalising your interaction with our website.

(5) Handle the administration of any payment you make via credit/debit card, cheque, standing order or BACS transfer.

(6) Collect payments from you and send statements and/or receipts to you.

(7) Deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website or us in general.


4. Communications and marketing

Where you have provided us with your email address and where you have provided appropriate consent we may send you targeted communications to let you know about our events and/or activities that we consider may be of particular interest to you.


5. Payments

All financial transactions carried out on our website are handled through PayPal, a third party payment services provider. We will provide your personal data to Stripe only to the extent necessary for the purposes of processing payments for transactions you enter into with us. We do not store your financial details.


6. Children’s data

We do not knowingly process data of any person under the age of 16. If we come to discover, or have reason to believe, that you are 15 and under and we are holding your personal information, we will delete that information within a reasonable period and withhold our services accordingly.


7. Other disclosures

In addition to the disclosures reasonably necessary for the purposes identified elsewhere in this privacy policy, we will disclose your information to regulatory and/or government bodies and/or law enforcement agencies upon request only when required to do so in order to satisfy legal obligations which are binding on us.


8. Security of and access to your personal data

We endeavour to ensure that there are appropriate and proportionate technical and organisational measures to prevent the loss, destruction, misuse, alteration, unauthorised disclosure or access to your personal information.


9. Your rights

Where we rely on your consent to use your personal information, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. This includes the right to ask us to stop using your personal information for direct marketing purposes or to be unsubscribed from our email list at any time. You also have the following rights:

(1) Right to be informed – you have the right to be told how your personal information will be used. This Policy and other policies and statements used on our website and in our communications are intended to provide you with a clear and transparent description of how your personal information may be used.

(2) Right of access – you can write to us to ask for confirmation of what information we hold on you and to request a copy of that information. Provided we are satisfied that you are entitled to see the information requested and we have successfully confirmed your identity, we have 30 days to comply as from 25 May 2018.

(3) Right of erasure – as from 25 May 2018, you can ask us for your personal information to be deleted from our records. In many cases we would propose to suppress further communications with you, rather than delete it.

(4) Right of rectification – if you believe our records of your personal information are inaccurate, you have the right to ask for those records to be updated.

(5) Right to restrict processing – you have the right to ask for processing of your personal data to be restricted if there is disagreement about its accuracy or legitimate usage.

(6) Right to data portability – to the extent required by the General Data Protection Regulations (“GDPR”) where we are processing your personal information (i) under your consent, (ii) because such processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are party or to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contact or (iii) by automated means, you may ask us to provide it to you – or another service provider – in a machine-readable format.

To exercise these rights, please send a description of the personal information in question using the contact details on our home page. Where we consider that the information with which you have provided us does not enable us to identify the personal information in question, we reserve the right to ask for (i) personal identification and/or (ii) further information.

Please note that some of these rights only apply in limited circumstances. For more information, we suggest that you consult ICO guidance. –


You are further entitled to make a complaint about us or the way we have processed your data to the Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”). For further information on how to exercise this right, please see the guidance at The contact details of the ICO can be found here:


10. Lawful processing

We are required to have one or more lawful grounds to process your personal information. Only 4 of these are relevant to us:

1.Personal information is processed on the basis of a person’s consent

2.Personal information is processed on the basis of a contractual relationship

3.Personal information is processed on the basis of legal obligations

4.Personal information is processed on the basis of legitimate interests

(1) Consent

We will ask for your consent to use your information to send you electronic communications such as newsletters and marketing emails, for targeted advertising.

(2) Contractual relationships

Our interactions with subscribers and website users are voluntary and not contractual. However, sometimes it will be necessary to process personal information so that we can enter contractual relationships with people. For example, if you purchase something via our online shop.

(3) Legal obligations

Sometimes we will be obliged to process your personal information due to legal obligations which are binding on us. We will only ever do so when strictly necessary.

(4) Legitimate interests

Applicable law allows personal information to be collected and used if it is reasonably necessary for our legitimate activities (as long as its use is fair, balanced and does not unduly impact individuals’ rights).

We will rely on this ground to process your personal data when it is not practical or appropriate to ask for consent.


•Internal and external audit for financial or regulatory compliance purposes

•Statutory reporting

Publicity and income generation

•Conventional direct marketing and other forms of marketing, publicity or advertisement

•Unsolicited commercial or non-commercial messages, including promotions, newsletters and income generation.

•Analysis, targeting and segmentation to develop and promote strategy and improve communication efficiency

•Personalisation used to tailor and enhance your experience of our communications

Purely administrative purposes

•Responding to enquiries

•Delivery of requested products or information

•Communications designed to administer existing services and financial transactions

•Thank you communications and receipts

•Maintaining a client database.

Financial Management and control

•Processing financial transactions and maintaining financial controls

•Prevention of fraud, misuse of services, or money laundering

•Enforcement of legal claims

•Reporting criminal acts and compliance with law enforcement agencies

When we use your personal information, we will consider if it is fair and balanced to do so and if it is within your reasonable expectations. We will balance your rights and our legitimate interests to ensure that we use your personal information in ways that are not unduly intrusive or unfair in other ways.


11. Data retention

In general your personal information will be kept continually on record for the reason it was collected. However, if (i) your personal information is no longer required in connection with such purpose(s), (ii) we are no longer lawfully entitled to process it or (iii) you validly exercise your right of erasure, we will remove it from our records at the relevant time.

In the event that you ask us to stop sending you direct marketing and other electronic communications, we will keep your name on our internal suppression list to ensure that you are not contacted again.


12. Policy amendments

We keep this Privacy Policy under regular review and reserve the right to update from time-to-time by posting an updated version on our website, not least because of changes in applicable law. We recommend that you check this Privacy Policy occasionally to ensure you remain happy with it. We may also notify you of changes to our privacy policy by email.


13. Third party websites

We link our website directly to other sites. This Privacy Policy does not cover external websites and we are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of those sites. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of any external websites you visit via links on our website.


14. Updating information

You can check the personal data we hold about you, and ask us to update it where necessary, by emailing us at


15. Contact

We are not required by law to have a “Data Protection Officer” – however we have a Data Protection Manager.

Please let us know if you have any queries or concerns whatsoever about the way in which your data is being processed.


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