Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself

-Coco Chanel –

You are beautiful!

My studio focuses upon capturing that beauty, immortalizing it for you, your family and future generations.  Providing you with a photography experience unlike any other and photographs you will cherish forever.

Your portraiture experience begins with a no obligation, in person consultation to talk about your session and our products.  When you book with us, we will send you a preparation guide and arrange a wardrobe, hair and makeup consultation along with discussing any ideas you may have about how you would like to be photographed – our clients often love to bring their significant other/Mum/Dad/Sister/Best friend, etc to have some images taken with them too.

On the day, you will be treated to a thorough pampering from our hair and makeup artist, ensuring your hair and makeup are done to a professional standard, followed by your own personalized photography session.   I will teach you the best poses for your body type along with the tricks of the trade to look amazing in any photograph (my clients often joke about always being prepared for any and every family photograph after seeing their images)

Two weeks later, you will be invited back for your reveal and ordering session where you will be shown your images which have been both professionally and subtly retouched to perfection and we will help you choose the package that best suits you – there is no pressure at all, you only buy what you love.

Your chosen, archival quality portraits will then be ordered and delivered to you in our luxurious packaging, matted and ready to frame.

Photo experiences may be fully customized with either Studio, home visits or on location sessions.

Michael Garton Portraits is based in the North West, but covers all of the UK (additional travel costs may be incurred for locations outside of the North West, please get in touch to discuss your requirements).

About me

My name is Michael Garton and I am a photographer.

Growing up I spent a great deal of time rooting through the old, dented tin of photographs that my parents stored in their wardrobe – getting that glimpse into the past of the people that raised me.  Being able to see my Nana in her land army uniform and my Grandad smiling again, made me smile so much it hurts and still does to this day – it’s only now that they are gone that I realise how important those photographs are to me and how they influenced me growing up.

The majority of people that come to me for a portraiture session avidly avoid the camera and often have done for years.  They haven’t had professional portraits done, or often even been properly in front of a camera since their wedding day – No more “I’m not comfortable in front of the camera” “I’m too old” “I need to lose weight” and every other reason I’ve heard – it is my job to make you at ease and ensure you have a fun and relaxed time creating new, beautiful images, I will guide you through how to pose properly and naturally for your body shape, regardless of your dress size or age, I will help you create the most beautiful images you have ever seen of yourself.

As we get older, life tends to take over, we work, we raise our children, we almost forget to take time out to be ourselves – sometimes you need to take that time, not just to sit and relax for a snatched few minutes, but to remember to do something for yourself and also something for those future generations too.

One day those photographs will be priceless.

Everyone should exist in photographs, to be pampered, to feel beautiful and empowered, to reconnect with the woman that you have maybe forgotten a little along the way – why wait?

I look forward to meeting you and creating amazing images and memories.