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Spirit Photographic is an award winning family run studio. Established in Bath in 2007 by Neill and Jo Menneer. Neill is a multi-award winning photographer who has enjoyed many years in the industry and has been established in Bath for over 20 years. Jo is the studio manager and will be happy to speak to you about any queries you might have or to book you in if you don’t! The Menneers finally bit the bullet and purchased a derelict Old Methodist Church to set up what is now one of the leading portrait studios in the country. After a massive renovation the business goes from strength to strength and they look forward to welcoming you and your family to Bath.
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Are you ready?

One advertising campaign had as its catch phrase “It’s all in the preparation pet” and this remains true not just for decorating products but in the creation of your special images. When you ring to book we will discuss your shoot in detail regarding what to wear and bring with you. We love props that are personal to you and your family. It gives the photographer something to work with in both design terms and in the creation of a story or narrative. Big props work better than small ones so think big. Bring in collections of records (or gnomes or teapots!) and ignite your own imaginative juices. The shoot is a collaboration between you and the photographer and the more personality you bring the more fun, bright and imaginative the images will be. Think about your interests, dreams and what activities you like to do with your loved ones. Need some advice? Give us a call and we’ll help you to decide what to bring.

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A new kind of Church

The Spirit studio is a beautiful, awesome, magical space. This old Methodist church in Bath has created the perfect environment for portrait photography. It has its own car park [yippee], is easy to find, has state-of-the-art [oh yes] facilities Including a dedicated viewing room, changing room, make-up area and reception/gallery space.
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The Big Shoot Out

A photographic shoot at Spirit is a fun experience. It is not about sitting stiffly in rows with fixed smiles. It is a collaboration between photographer and subject with one common aim. To take some awesome pictures of you and your family. We ask you to get involved and engage in a variety of activities and exercises. This way we get to capture some real expressions and dynamic poses. It’s the only way to break the ice and express the real you. It is fun. Honest!

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Let’s Add some Magic

The pictures shot on the day are just the starting point for the creation of powerful images. The selection, editing and retouching is done by your photographer and as a creative artist he will be able to enhance the photographs to create design led images. He will produce around 50 images for you to view one week after your shoot. On your side it’s a good idea to spend some time deciding where to hang your portraits before you return for your viewing. This will help you choose what size and style you wish to buy. There is a discount available for all images purchased at the viewing.

Money back guarantee - We want you to be absolutely delighted with the images we take of you and your family. If you are not, we will either reshoot the session or refund any money you have paid us.

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The show must go on

Once your shoot is finished a mutually convenient appointment will be made to view your selected images. This process can be a lot of fun as you see how wonderful you look. We project the images onto a large screen in a dedicated, purpose built viewing room. You will be first asked to choose your favourites and then from these which images you wish to purchase. Our qualified viewer will guide you in your choices of both image selection and presentation method. Your home and taste will be considered as you choose between a large but not overwhelming variety of styles. We offer frameless, classic and desktop styles and watch out for our seasonal offers which can include High Res files and print packages.
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Walking the Walk

The proof is in the pudding as they say. The final product that you will receive is what all our efforts have been about. However you have chosen to have your images presented whether canvass, framed or frameless, quality is the key. We offer a no-quibble guarantee that you will not pay for your product unless you are completely satisfied. We understand that your artwork is an investment and needs to be perfect. That is why we spare no pains to ensure that everything is just so and properly packaged to protect your purchase. Delivery time is 6 weeks after your order although often it will be sooner than this depending on suppliers or third party schedules. Orders take between 6-8 weeks, this can sometimes take longer due to third party suppliers. If this happens we endeavour to let you know.
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The Spirit studio is a beautiful, awesome, magical space. This old Methodist church in Bath has created the perfect environment for portrait photography.

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Frame Collections

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We offer a collection of bespoke handmade framed and frameless artworks to suit for your walls and table tops and albums for larger collections. Take a look at our range.

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Click here to book your experience, we accept fully secured online payment via Paypal. Once payment is received one of the team will contact you to arrange your booking at a time to suit you.

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The Film

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View the Fun filled experience of one family as they enjoy their Spirit photo session. Even the dog looks like he’s having fun! As you can see it's not just about creating great artworks!

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Spirit Photographic offers family portraits, makeover portraits, bump and baby photography, location lifestyle photography and boudoir photography to individuals and families in Bath, Bristol, Somerset, Wiltshire, London, Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds. Spirit Photographic, is an award winning, family run business, operates from beautiful premises in the world heritage city of Bath. We love photographing families, children, pets and couples. We also have a dedicated studio for boudoir photography, www.DivineDivas.co.uk . A Divine Divas session is perfect for every woman whether she wants a gift for her fiancé on their wedding day or a woman who needs a confidence boost. A family run business, Spirit Photographic specialises in the photography of people. In 2007 the partners Neill and Jo Menneer expanded their operations and moved into a renovated old Methodist Church. This handsome building has been customised to offer a luxurious and stylish environment dedicated exclusively to photographic portraiture and is available for hire. With its own free car parking, a dedicated viewing room and all necessary facilities the partners have made a hassle free and comfortable space to encourage maximum creativity and excellence. Location work including weddings, events and corporate portraits and headshots is also focused around people and Spirit’s chief photographer Neill Menneer brings his wide experience to providing the very best in these related fields. Author of Both Bath and Bristol, City on the Edge Neill has won many national competitions and awards for his unique style of photography. His location lifestyle portraits, widely acclaimed and collected are commissioned by discerning clients from the southwest, Bristol, Bath, London,The Cotswolds and occasionally from much further afield in Europe. Wedding photography, Bumps and Babes photography, Boudoir photography, Portrait photography, Lifestyle photography, location photography, studio photography, family photography, corporate photography including architecture and personnel or management and images of weddings, divine divas, photographs of babies, children and child photography and all manner of photographic images (contemporary of course) taken in the studio or on location in the UK and Europe. Studio hire. Photographic courses and photography training.