About The Portrait Lounge


About The Portrait Lounge

Hi, Amanda here, I am the owner and photographer at The Portrait Lounge. My passion has been there since being a child, my parents never really took any photographs and if they did our heads would be partly removed. I realised that there was something missing and decided that capturing my own family and everybody else’s was what my future would consist of.

After finishing school I decided that college would be the next step, completing many courses that led to the higher national diploma. An amazing opportunity came soon after and for six years I travelled around the world photographing the amazing sights and weddings in Australia, Asia, Caribbean and Europe. Within that time a wedding of my own came along and so did two beautiful little girlies, Grace and Amelia, so back home to Staffordshire it was.

As the girls grew, I knew I wanted to settle and begin a life less chaotic, (travelling with two sets of nappies and milk was a show stopper). I completed my master’s degree in photography at De Montfort University and also my teaching qualifications then began to grow the business as perfect poses photography and now The Portrait Lounge.

Four years on and here we are, I now have two grown up girlies whom are 9&7, when I’m not shooting you will find all three of us at the ice rink competing (well the girls not me, I’m freezing at the side in flip flops as I never learn)…

I love my career, although quite often wonder whether a job should be this much fun and how lost id be without it, my customers have become some of my best friends. Feel free to contact me for any questions, queries and anything in between.

Amanda x

Amanda's photography is beautiful. She did an autumn shoot for my son. She really captures amazing shots, she caught the little twinkle in his eye and his cheeky personality. Highly recommend!


Amanda did a newborn photo shoot for us, she put us straight at ease & our 4 year old Daughter took to Amanda straight away. The photos Amanda took were amazing, nothing was too much trouble for her. She had so much patience with our Daughters & even gave our newborn her bottle to get her sleepy & ready for the shoot!! We would never use anyone else for our photos, Amanda has such a talent with the photos she takes & nothing is too much trouble


Amanda did a fairy shoot for us and captured our very new tiny bundle of joy in the photos just perfectly in a little bath whilst her sister were jumping in the stream. Amazing photographer, highly recommend.


My 2 girls had their portfolios done by Amanda. Made us all feel welcome, even let us go and get our dog so he could be photographed too. Time was no issue we were never rushed and let the girls have some input with ideas for their pictures. Excellent photographs taken by an excellent photographer. We will be using Amanda at perfect poses again without a doubt. Ali


I did a boudoir photo shoot with Amanda as a gift for my husband for our wedding. I'd looked at numerous studios and they were so expensive I'd nearly given up on the idea. A friend of mine recommended I speak to Amanda so I requested a quote and was pleasantly surprised by the cost. Amanda sorted everything for me including hair and make up at her studio. All I had to do was turn up with my outfits. After the shoot, I met with Amanda to choose my pictures and she even retouched some of them to my specifications. I'd absolutely recommend Amanda for any shoot, you will get professional, friendly service at a very competitive price! 5 stats all around!


5* photographer!!! Amanda shot our newborn baby photos and they are just amazing! She is so professional but makes you feel so comfortable in front of the camera! Her patience with a newborn and our family dog to get the perfect photos was just fantastic! She has so many props and ideas it was nearly impossible to pick just a few - we will definitely be having our family photos with Amanda every time!


Amanda is absolutely amazing as both a photographer and editor. Since I found her doing children’s frozen shoots including dresses makeup and hair in the studio a few years ago she’s been my go to photographer for everything! When she expanded into pet portraits we began to use her as a business for good quality photos. She’s excellent with dogs - my Rottweiler, chihuahua and Pomeranian all love her and so do most of my clients!


Our family have benefitted from Amanda's talent on several occassions over the last few years. She is a very versatile photographer and produces great images both in the studio and on location. We have enjoyed a fairy photo shoots, school portraits and a family sitting with our dog. All were great fun and Amanda put us all at ease in front of the camera. She is great with children and sensitive to individual needs ... 10/10 ... we would recommend Amanda and Perfect Poses Photography to anyone for ANY occassion.


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The Portrait Lounge
Fernwood drive (off green lane)
WS15 2GS

Tel: 07399866598
Email: thestudio@theportraitlounge.co.uk



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