Studio Portraits in Purley Berkshire | Family fun in the studio

Here are a few favourite images chosen from one of the sittings I did at my last Purley Studio Day.  The hall is hired approximately once every 4-6 weeks and I like to book a few sittings in.

To hear about any new dates booked please ask to be added to my email list or simply like my business facebook page to keep updated of any new studio dates that become available. I always post new dates on here about 3-4 weeks before the date.

If you want some natural images taken of all your family in a favourite location please give me a call and we can chat about some ideas for the shoot.

If you know me then you will know these two girls below are my daughters and Daisy our 15 year old cat.  My daughters normally do not like to pose for photographs as they are bored of mum always having a camera in her hand so I was really pleased when they agreed to a shoot so we could capture our cat too.  Shannon also had lots taken with her boyfriend but I better not embarrass them by posting them today. 🙂

Today I have booked the hall again.  The next date available is Saturday 23rd March.  Please feel free to ask any questions before booking a session.

Colleen Hughes - February 19, 2013 - 4:29 pm

They are lovely pics Tina x

Tina Cleary - February 19, 2013 - 4:55 pm

Thanks Colleen x

Charlotte Julien - February 19, 2013 - 5:48 pm

Lovely photos of your girls xxx

Katherine Benvie Nee Lapsley - February 19, 2013 - 5:54 pm

These are lovely Tina what beautiful girls! I want to come back to reading just so you can photograph my two beasts! X

Tina Cleary - February 19, 2013 - 6:06 pm

Arr well maybe time a visit back to see some of us Purley girls with a studio shoot xx Be so great to see you again x

Tina Cleary - February 19, 2013 - 6:08 pm

Thank you and I have some really lovely photos of the Juliens too x Look forward to giving you your cd on Thursday 🙂

Tina Cleary - February 19, 2013 - 6:11 pm

And thanks xx

Wokefield Park Glitter Ball & Clear Moments Photo Booth | A successful evening for the Dingley specialist childrens centre

Last weekend I photographed a very glamorous & major fund raising event,  a glitter ball at Wokefield Park. I was asked by my friend Teresa who used to work in a photography studio with me and now volunteers at Dingley family and specialist charity, if I would like to bring the Clear Moments Photo Booth to their glitter ball to help raise money for the fund for the children,

Dingley provides a place where children from birth to five who have additional needs and disabilities can play and develop skills under the supervision of qualified staff. Parents and carers come too if they wish, and for them Dingley centres are a great place to meet new friends and share experiences.

It was a very successful evening, everyone looked very glam.  There was a three course dinner and dance, a local elvis tribute, a band and lots of auctions and silent auctions.

Here a few images from the evening.  I also provided a few images for the Reading Chronicle which should be in this weeks newspaper.


Wokefield Park, Berkshire

Wokefield Park combines traditional with contemporary offering an ideal choice for bride and grooms.  It is a beautiful Berkshire mansion situated in a perfect setting for your wedding or celebration.  The long sweeping drive leading up to the Mansion House is surrounded in perfectly manicure lawns, gardens and a beautiful lake.

The 18th century  mansion house, Wokefield Park offers a romantic setting with a magical feeling for your wedding day.

If you are considering getting married here, please feel free to get in touch to have an informal chat about your wedding photography.


What if money was no object? I would still be a photographer

What would you do if money was no object?

This was asked by the great Alan Watts.

In recent years due to various reasons the photography industry has became so saturated I actually worry there will be more photographers then couples getting married one day – For the first time in 16 years I actually questioned my future as a full time wedding & portrait photographer and too much thinking made me realise how much I REALLY love what I do and never want to stop and it would break my heart to go back to working 9-6 all week for all sorts of reasons.

It was whilst photographing a human pyramid late last Saturday (a groom and his ushers making a tower by kneeling on top of each other!) I giggled to myself at how lovely, crazy, and varied  my job is and I am so lucky to be doing this, I have worked so hard to get here and can never turn back.

Last weekend I helped out photographing a charity event at Wokefield Park then photographed a wedding at Easthampstead Park.

It was such a busy weekend but both evenings I came alive, I laughed so much with everyone, I observed and documented truly happy events and then yesterday and the day before I received these lovely thank you messages.

Hi Tina, Thank you so So So much for your kindness in helping our Dingley Charity on Fri, everyone had a fantastic evening and also everyone commented on how lovely you are! We were so lucky to get you! x x x


Dear Tina

Steve and I wanted to write to thank you very much indeed for the excellent service you provided in the run up to our wedding last Saturday and on the day itself.

You worked very hard. You were very friendly and flexible and the photo booth worked well- thanks for putting up with Steve and his ushers doing pyramids!!  

We look forward to hearing from you about the photos but until then – A massive thank you

With kind regards

Katie and Stephen 

So I will never stop doing what I love I will just continue to adapt and change with the times.

I am introducing photo films and a new website dedicated to bump/maternity photography coming very soon.

To view some bump images on the blog click here or to ask questions about photo films at your wedding please call me on 0118 9422151.


Berkshire Pantomime Photographs | Cheerleaders open the show | Purley Players

Last week I returned home from a great photography seminar in Reading to an answer machine message asking if I could photograph the cheerleaders opening the show at one of the Purley players performances.  I later received a text from a friend asking would I like to buy two tickets from her.  As my youngest daughter was one of the cheerleaders and desperately wanted to watch the whole show I knew I was meant to go to my first pantomime performance that week.

I have never watched panto and to be completely honest it has never really appealed to me but I had been meaning to take Sienna one day to one so was happy to go along.  I was not disappointed we had a lovely evening.  “oh yes we did”

I started the evening off finding our seats then I waited by the stage for our lovely little cheerleaders.  I did not use flash in the images below as I wanted the atmosphere to be felt in the images plus I did not want the girls to notice me.

Once their opening performance was over, Sienna was sneaked out to the front to join me in the crowd to watch the show.  We enjoyed buying chocolate, drinks and sitting on the back seats as Sienna got to stand up.  She loved watching all the booing in the crowds and conquered her fear of snow white.  Sienna giggled lots but she was also the biggest fidget ever.

The Purley players are like professionals and kept the whole audience fully entertained.  Below are some of my favourites of the girls performing their song.  They did so well and us mummies are still very proud of the girls.  Well done all the Purley players too the actors and everyone back stage worked extremely hard and succeeded in putting on four brilliant performances.



Emma Westlake - January 31, 2013 - 7:54 pm

These are fantastic Tina x.

Charlotte Julien - January 31, 2013 - 8:13 pm

I love them Tina! Brilliant x

Dennis Julien - January 31, 2013 - 9:36 pm

Excellent motion capture-Well done Tina.

Tina Cleary - February 1, 2013 - 10:32 am

Beautiful blog post to start February off with.