Once you have registered your interest in our competition, we will give you a call to explain the whole process and book your session with us. Before you register for your family to have their photoshoot with us, here’s a little bit more information for you.

Family photoshoot in North East England

We'll call you

We will first of all ring you once you have registered to discuss the best time for you to come into our studio. We work weekends and can work around what day and time is best for you. We are totally flexible but we do get booked up very quickly.

Meeting your family

Once you have arrived, I will have a welcoming chat with you and your family, including your dog. I want to ensure you’re relaxed, happy and calm. Then we will begin the photoshoot. Sometimes children can be shy, we will try our very best to put them at ease.

Select your image

After your photoshoot we will look at all the images taken together. We will select your favorite images to keep and you can choose your favourite image of your family to enter into the North East Me & My Family Portrait Competition.
Cassidy Family
Handley Family
collins family

Happy and relaxed is our aim for you and your family.

We want to give you a beautiful set of images and as much choice as we possibly can so I always try and set up as many different poses as we can. The bigger the family the more difficult it is but we also try and break the family group down into smaller groups as well. Separate families; grandparents with their children; grandparents with their grandchildren; the kids on their own; that’s our aim. We always look to keep your children happy and relaxed so if they don’t want to sit or stand or do a pose then we would never force them. Your child’s welfare is always our number one priority.

Where can you view your entered image?

All entries for the competition are added to the North East Me & My Family Portrait Competition folder on our Facebook page at the end of each month. Please feel free to tag yourself on your families image and share it with your friends and family. The more you share your image, the more our competition is seen. This means more people seeing what a great and meaningful competition this is and could result in your other family or friends wanting to take part.

Keane Family

When does the competition close and who is it judged by?

The competition closes for all entries on the 23rd December 2021. The competition will be judged by representatives from The Charlie & Carter Cookson Foundation.

Ready to Register?

Please read the full terms and conditions of entering below, and then complete the registration form and we will add you to our calls list to ring you to book you in with your family. Please note it will either be Emma or Judith who calls you.

Rumney Family

How much we’ve raised so far this year

Terms and Conditions

  1. Our Competition is open for Families Only.
  2. One £10 Shoot covers one family. Multiple families can take part but its £10 per family to enter the competition where 100% is donated to Charlie & Carter Cookson Foundation
  3. Competition is open from the 1st January 2022 until 23rd December 2022 for all entries. (Please note we need the full 12 months to allow us time to hit our £1000 target.
  4. Please note to book your session you will be asked to pay a £25 booking fee to secure you session in our studio, your £10 donation will be deducted from your £25 booking-fee and on the day of your shoot you will be refunded the difference, however if you fail to arrive then your booking- fee will become non-refundable, if you cancel your session your booking fee is non-refundable. We are giving our time free of charge to raise funds for this fantastic charity.
  5. The competition is open to portraits of families only and the image must be taken by Village Photography.
  6. Customers must choose their favourite image of their family to enter the competition. We can help you choose an image but we cannot be held responsible if our independent judges don’t choose your entry as their winner.
  7. Customers are encouraged to share with their friends & families their chosen image. Images will be loaded up onto our Facebook page on the last day of each month, but please bear with us at during busy times it may take us a little longer.
  8. All entries will be judged by Charlie & Carter Cookson Foundation Team who will choose 1st, 2nd & 3rd from all of Village Photography’s entries.
  9. The Prizes are as stated below and no other alternatives will be offered. The prizes are not transferable.
    1. 1st prize is £150 cash prize
    2. 2nd prize is £100 cash prize
    3. 3rd prize is £50 cash prize
  10. All winners and results will be with me by 31st January 2023. (subject to change). Winners will be notified by telephone, once prizes are available to be handed over, winners have 6 weeks to collect their prize.
  11. All winners will be invited back to our studio to collect their prize and will be asked to have a photograph taken accepting their prize. These photographs will be displayed on our website, social media platforms and forms of advertising for next year’s competition.
  12. By entering this competition, all entrants agree to the use of their names and images being used on any of our websites, social media platforms, display brochures, literature, studio displays and any other form of advertising Village Photography deem acceptable. We will never pass your details onto any Third Party Companies.
  13. The judge’s decision is final and we have no involvement in the judging of the North East Me and My Family Portrait Competition.
  14. We will display the 3 winners from Village Photography’s competition once we have the results.
  15. You can enter more than one image, but it is £10 per entry per image.
  16. The reason we have chosen to support Charlie & Carter Cookson Foundation as a business is due to the long association we had with this charity.

If you would like to register please click here to register your interest in Me & My Family North East Portrait Competition

Enter the competition here

Please read the full terms and conditions before entering the competition. We will add you to our calls list to ring you to book you in when we receive your entry.

family photoshoot with dog Newcastle
family photoshoot with dog Newcastle
family photoshoot with dog Newcastle

Our Studio

Village Photography
16 Mountbatten Avenue
Tyne and Wear
NE31 2QP

Call Us

Studio: 0191 428 1037
Mobile: 07947 153 935

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