Cake Smash

Cake Smash

Three Part Portrait

Cake Smash

Mother and Son came to the studio with friend who had made the cake, especially for the little boy, Elliott.

Shannon was really excited when she saw the set up. Elliott looked adorable, had dungarees on with ‘I am One’ printed all over.

First Mother & Son sat on the chaise lounge, birthday boy banner on it.

John was talking to Elliott throughout making him laugh. We had bubbles blowing around for him to play with.

For the second part of the shoot, there were a couple of suitcases set up on the floor, Elliotts name and age in blue 3d letters and number placed on top. Elliott sat on the floor with his cake – banana covered in cream and sliced banana.

He dived straight in with both hands and soon ended up with cream all over his face. Diving into the cake and eating most of the cream, the little boy was bored and started to crawl off! We pulled him back for one last shot and then we finished off with a good clean up shoot.

A bath was placed on the floor, part filled with warm water and lots of bubbles. Whilst we sneakily cleaned off the cake he’d eaten, the little poser was happy to play & splash around, until clean.

The Gothmother

The Gothmother

  It was the day of my booked Mother and Son photo shoot with John and everything was great from the start. Before I even got into the room it was very easy to get there with my son’s big pram. When I got there my son was asleep so John offered me a beverage...

Cake Smash

Cake Smash

Three Part Portrait Cake Smash Mother and Son came to the studio with friend who had made the cake, especially for the little boy, Elliott. Shannon was really excited when she saw the set up. Elliott looked adorable, had dungarees on with ‘I am One’ printed all over....

Sam and the teddies

Sam and the teddies

Everything here at fourTwographs starts with either a email or phone call. We always try to answer any questions about the cost and process of the portrait creations, but all concrete leads start after the phone call to a relaxed meet in either the clients home or venue of choice. I generally suggest a local coffee shop – Local to the client that is. The case study here for example was for the mother, Karen to contact myself via email and then also …

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Festive Shoots

Festive Shoots


Chew the fat festive sessions are just that. You and your family/friends will spend 20 minutes within the studio set and be your natural selves. The photographer will capture up to 40 images that he considers to be the key moments. You will be given a choice of which image you would like to be processed and delivered in a digital file to your given email address.


£25 and to include one Digital file to print and use without restrictions. Copyright is/will still remain that of fourtwographs. You can print the image and share the image so long as you do not alter the image in anyway with filters. Cropping is allowed but we tend to crop for optimum viewing and print.


Whilst we here at fourTwographs endeavour to to get the best images for you and your family. We cannot be held responsible for images not being captured the way you would have liked. The shoots are all candid so we are looking to get the best shots within the environment setting on the day. Your friends/Family need to be aware of this.


The parties agree to positive cooperation and communication for the best possible result within the definition of this assignment. John Bentley, fourTwographs and it’s staff are not responsible for key individuals’ failure to be present or to cooperate during photography sessions, neither for missed images due to details not revealed.

Why Not Book A portrait Session

corporate portraits – Headshots and why we need them

corporate portraits – Headshots and why we need them

Corporate Portraits and why we need them


Every business owner or creative/artist needs to be putting themselves in front of a camera. Whether it’s for your Website, Business card, Promotional materials, LinkedIn account, Facebook or Twitter profiles, and even that addition to your CV,  that image of you, is what potential clients want to be seeing.

I don’t  really need a professional photographer, do I?

Why not just crop out your friends and family from that picture you had taken at the pub, night out or even the summer barbeque, and use that for your business profile. I mean, I did get a lot of comments and likes on that one on Instagram/Facebook.

Let’s get real, they liked the smile maybe or the fact that you was drunk and still standing. In reality, yes there is possibly nothing wrong with the photo. It is after all who you are, but do you think it is a good representation of you and your business character?

Selfies are good are they not?

People liking and commenting are not really commenting/liking your ability to take a good selfie, you just popped up in their feed and they are happy to see you having a great time. Chances are they clicked like and moved on to the next post hardly really noticing your picture.

It saddens me that these business owners are not giving themselves the best chance of success.

If you happen to be in need of a professional who are you most likely trust, the one with a profile picture from a night out with friends or the one with a well composed and evenly lit corporate portrait, headshot, that shows they look professional and approachable? Not all but most people will instinctively trust the one with the professional photo. they say we take around 10 seconds to decide if we like a person by their profile image on the web. Don’t you think it is better to have the professional ‘Business Headshot’ on display so people will notice you quicker?

Not only will it build trust, but it will also help you stand out from all the other similar businesses that have settled for that quick phone selfie or night out shot.

Think portraits, Think fourTwographs

Here at fourTwographs we work in the ‘Art of getting you noticed’

So how do you know what sort of portrait will be suitable for your business?

Enter your email Below and I will send you a quick guide and some examples to help you decide what is most appropriate to attract your ideal customers to your brand. If after reading this guide you are convinced I am right, why not give me a call, I’d be happy to have a chat about your business and give you some guidance on our portrait styles, that could be getting you more attention than you previously thought possible.

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Professional portrait photographer for the corporate, creative and general public. All work undertaken within the Lancashire region and beyond. Contact John Bentley on 01204 775320  to have the studios give you the information required to book your portrait sessions, 

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Autumn Madness

Autumn Madness

Print what you want to preserve

That’s the advice here at #fourTwographs.

Today people tend to take snaps of their children and other family mebers but never seem to have them printed. Always seem to have them stored on the phone, computer or the cloud. Why is this? is it because we don’t want the hassle of waiting for them anymore, like we used to have to do back in the days of film. I mean, today you can possibly get your images printed within 10 mins if you was to nip into your local superstore.What I think it is, is this. We don’t print our images because the fact is,  we are able to take so many photos today when and where we like, that if we were to print them we would just have boxes/albums of images that could be meaningless once we look back on them.

Well this is were we here at #fourTwographs come in


Great value portraits
Portrait session offers

What we are known for doing here is giving you, the customer the quality prints that need to be preserved for generations to come. We believe that ever generations deserves to have a tangible product in their hands. Something to cherish for years to come.The way we deliver this message is to create beautiful tactile memories in the form of PRINT After all, what is there to be felt from a screen or a dvd that contains beautiful images? Images that you and  I work to create.Granted we need images also on our phones so that we can share them with friends and family. So what we do to aid you with this, is provide you with a APP that you can download to your phone and share the images with your friends, family and other social media sites – SIMPLES


This autumn madness offer is now finished, but DO NOT worry! If you subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on most social media you will find other offers that come your way.

What is your reason for not printing your photos?

Do you think that cost of prints from studio photographers like myself are expensive? 

If so what do you think they should be, bearing in mind the quality that you can achieve

Why not leave us a comment in the box below and maybe educate us on your needs and reasons for printing or not.

Regards JohnB

  • Portrait sessions start at £65
  • Prints start at £5
  • Fine art prints start at £25

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