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Photographer DerbyJuly 2018
Very Derbyshire!!

Photography by Nigel Tissington

Photography by Nigel Tissington

Here are three of my photographs which the leading wedding car hire company in Derby, Wedding Cars of Derby, have asked to use to show their beautiful cars on their website. You can't get a more iconic setting for Derbyshire!!

Photography by Nigel Tissington

Photographer Derby27 June 2018
New wedding services!

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I've introduced a new range of wedding services which include coverage for the whole day, from when you start putting your make-upon through to the first dance, or for smaller weddings attendance can be just for two hours at the ceremony

All coverages include a range of photography styles from contemporary through to traditional family groups if desired

We've got a brand new album range too!

Check out more details here

Get in touch for your FREE consultation and claim your FREE montage print of your wedding!!

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Photographer Derby17 May 2018
They've got their love to keep them warm!!

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It turned out be a bit chilly (that's a polite term for it!) when Helen, Simon and their family and I did a recce at the Markeaton Hotel for their wedding recently! Yet just a few days later it was all good for the day! Always look on the bright side of life!!

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Photographer Derby17 May 2018
Cool family!
It's a record!

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This was the largest family group I have ever done in a studio. Everyone had a lovely time as Mavis and Richard brought the whole family together for a 'Kool' shoot at our Derby studio space recently, to help celebrate a significant family birthday! 

I produced lots of archival prints for them  for display and a lovely album, which is going to be treasured for ever!

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Photographer Derby06 May 2018
Bank Holiday
Hot pictures!!!

fine art printing of landscapepainting by Steven Carr
'Dark Lane'

Today I spent sometime at the Belper Ats Festival in Derbyshire in the sizzling heat of the May Bank Holiday! I'm really pleased to have been of service to artists Steve and Imogen Carr who are exhibiting there. I do fine art printing for artist and photographers. Find more info here

Steve's painting has a fabulous impressionistic feel to it, and I love Imogen's humourous and affectionate take of the Derbyshire sheep!

I'll be bleating on about my fine art services again very soon when I show my own  creative photography at the Belper Open Houses Art Festival soon. Watch this space!

 sheep in Derbyshirephotography by Imogen Carr
'Derbyshire Sheep'

Photographer Derby02 May 2018
Wedding Photography
at the West Mill Venue

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by Derby Photographer: Nigel Tissington

Kirsty and Tracy had a super day at the Mill Venue in Darley Abbey, Derby, Derbyshire, where they got married in style! They and their guests all enjoyed the celebrations and I was really pleased to be able to do the wedding photography for them...

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by Derby Photographer: Nigel Tissington

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Wedding photography services
by Derby Photographer: Nigel Tissington

See our brand new wedding photography website showing our latest wedding photography services!

Although I'm a photographer based in Darley Abbey, Derbyshire, I'll travel to your wedding anywhere in the UK and Europe!


Photographer Derby06 January 2016
Tumble into a new year!

derby birthday photo shoot ideas in darley abbey photography studio
B-Kool party experience
by Derby Photographer: Nigel Tissington

It must be great having a birthday in between Christmas and New Year: I reckon you'd always be on holiday for your birthday celebration!

Freya (11), from Derby, and all her friends certainly had plenty of energy, and lots of style, when she visited for her birthday photography shoot experience just before new year

We're looking forward to loads more fun at the Darley Abbey Studio in Derby, with lots of parties in 2016!

So if you're looking for birthday party ideas in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire Staffordshire. or Leicestershire give us a ring

We're easy to get to from all of these areas!

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fun birtday party idea photograph for studio in Nottingham Derby Staffordshire by Nigel Tissington in Darley Abbey

Photographer Derby31 October 2015

birthday aprty photo shoot in the darley abbey studio

B-Kool photography birthday experience
by Derby Photographer: Nigel Tissington

There was lots of fun when Eve, from Derby, came to the studio to celebrate her eleventh birthday! It was great to see Eve again as she had visited our photography studio in Darley Abbey, Derbyshire, two years ago for her party. I could hardly recognise some of them in their disguises!

super heroes dressing up fun party for birthday in Derby Darley Abbey

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Photographer Derby25 August 2015
'Special Effects: X-Factor Style!

derby photographer in studio with mist machine special effects Edge photography experience
by Derby Photographer: Nigel Tissington

We love the extra studio space we have recently acquired at our photography studio in the Mill, in Darley Abbey, Derby, Derbyshire. It's North facing so we have called it the 'North Studio' (very original!)

profile photography shoot for Derby and Derbyhire special effects in Darle Abbey MillStudioProfile photography experience
by Nigel Tissington, Photographer in Derby

We have given it a very different feel to our very light and bright South Studio

The North Studio is quite moody and dramatic with some dark walls, so its great for these funky lighting effects

Photographer Derby22 July 2015
Say 'grrrr..'

photographer in darley abbey, derby, derbyshire pet photography Bertie, the French mastiff
by Derby Photographer: Nigel Tissington

It was fun when Bertie, the French mastiff brought his family to the studio

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Bertie didn't really smile, but I'm sure you'll agree he looks very handsome!

Photographer Derby18 June 2015
'Cool party'

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Ellie (11), with friends, B-Kool Party Shoot
by Derby Photographer: Nigel Tissington

More birthday fun at the studio with Ellie and her friends from Derby

Photographer Derby09 May 2015
'Look at 'Light!' Win £100 !!

competiton at Derby Photography Studio for charity
by Derby Photographer: Nigel Tissington

We're proud to support local charities, including Sight Support Derbyshire, by organising a photography competition and exhibition for the forthcoming Darley Abbey Day, in the village where our studio is located in Derbyshire

We aim to top the £400 we raised at the studio last time around!

For more details on how to enter and win £100, clink on the link opposite!!

Photographer Derby23 March 2015
Say Grrr!!! derbyshire photography studio family and pet photography dog
Monty the dog at a Kool Shoot
by Derby Photographer: Nigel Tissington

It was fun when Monty the Dog brought his people (the Family Bennett, from Derby) to the studio recently. He was very natural and didn't try stealing the show! We welcome all pets with carefully trained owners at our photography studio in Darley Abbey, Derby! Hehe!

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dog with family at the mill photo studio derbyshire

god portrait

Photographer Derby24 February 2015
'Millie' monster mash! derby photo shoot party ideas for birthday girls
Millie the Monster at a B-Kool Party Shoot
by Derby Photographer: Nigel Tissington

Since joining us in the summer, our Millie Monster has had a whale of a time with the delightful young people at our B-Kool Photo Shoot Parties at our photography studio in Darley Abbey, Derby!

Spot on!

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Photographer Derby06 January 2015
Pretty as a picture portrait in darley abbey studio of girl by derby photographer
Kalyana (3) from Derby
by Derby Photographer: Nigel Tissington

We thought Kalyana was a star when she visited our Derby studio in Darley Abbey recently, for a family photo shoot! The natural features of the studio, we thought, suited her very well!

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Photographer Derby03 November 2015
Birthday girl
childrens party photo shoot by derby photographer
Lucy (12) from Derby
by Derby Photographer: Nigel Tissington

It was fun to see Lucy's friends when they came to celebrate her twelfth birthday at the studio recently with our B-Kool Birthday Party photo shoot.

Very stylish!!

birthday party photo shoot in Derby for girls at the Darley Abbey Studio

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Photographer Derby17 October 2014
Happy chappy!!!

baby and mother photography at the photography studio in Darley Abbey Derby
Thorben (6 months) and Jen
by Derby Photographer: Nigel Tissington

There were smiles all around the studio when Thorben, from Chippenham, brought his mum along to the studio. He shone brighter than our lights!!

baby photography at the studio in Derby. for families by Derby photographer Nigel Tissington

02 August 2014
Puppy love...

family photo shoot at Darley Abbey, Derby Mill Photo Studio, of cute pet dog by Derby Photographer Nigel Tissington
Charlie (from Derby) at the studio
by Derby Photographer: Nigel Tissington

Who said "Never work with children or animals" ?

We couldn't resist Charlie when she brought her family up to the studio for a photo shoot. Awww...

Derby family in the mill photo studio in Derby

10 June 2014
Very cool party shoot

photo shoot birthday party ideas in derby women and girlsHelen (from Darley Abbey) at the studio
by Derby Photographer: Nigel Tissington

It was great to have Helen, who lives near our studio in lovely Darley Abbey, come to celebrate a very special birthday with her friends and family, with a B-Kool photo party shoot!

We've never had so many glamorous females in the studio all at once!

birthday party portrait by Derby photographer at the MIll Photo Studio in Darley Abbey, by Derby photographer Nigel Tissington

birthday party photo shoot with women in black dresses at the Darley Abbey Mill Photo Studio, in Derby

Photographer Derby01 May 2014
Fashion edge

studio shot of teenager in suit by photographer in derbyNathan (16) from Derby at the studio
by Derby Photographer: Nigel Tissington

We always feel that the mill studio offers a distinctive look to our portraits, that you simply can't get anywhere else. As well as the ever popular white background, we have original old mill features such as this flaky plaster wall, to give our images an edge

And we thought it really suited Nathan, from Derby, when he came up to the studio with his family to celebrate his sixteenth birthday

birthday photo shoot at the mill photo studio in DerbyNathan (16) from Derby at the studio
by Derby Photographer: Nigel Tissington

Photographer Derby03 April 2014
Putting pastel into portraits!!

new ideas for portrait photography in Derby with fresh portraits
by Derby Photographer: Nigel Tissington

We're getting excited about our fresh ideas about customising your family portraits to make them unique to you and your home settings

You select a favourite colour for us to use to enhance your photograph to match the clothes colour, or even your interior decoration at home. Take home our special colour chart to see how it works in your sitting room!

Here's just a small sample of the vast range of colours you can choose from. Become part of the creative process!

frames and products for family portraiture at the Derby photography studio

All the prints are printed at the studio on the finest paper from Hahnemühle, imported from Germany. As an optional extra the print can be finished with a superb pastel Larson Juhl frame, chosen to match the colour scheme, and then hand-finished by our local craftspeople, here in Darley Abbey, Derby

Your new Pastel Portrait is bound to be a talking point!

More news on our website soon!

Photographer Derby
20 March 2014
Looking to the future!

business profile portrait photograph by our Derby photographer at the studio in Darley Abbey
by Derby Photographer: Nigel Tissington

We were pleased to take the promotional photography for local celebrity clairvoyant, Patricia, recently

Patricia appears regularly in venues throughout the UK, and also on television

We love meeting people from different fields, from actors and musicians to solicitors, and finding out about their businesses, as we help to create a portfolio of profile pictures, mainly for commercial websites

Patricia is our first clairvoyant, but she didn't tell us what the future holds for the studio...

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Photographer Derby02 March 2014
Mum's the word!!!
Gift ideas for Mothers' Day
photograph gift idea for Mums on Mothering Sunday 2014 at the Derby Photographer studio. 30 March 2014
by Derby Photographer: Nigel Tissington

At the Mill Photo Studio in Darley Abbey, Derby, we 're not biased, of course, but we reckon the best gift a Mum can have for Mothering Sunday is a photograph of her children!

So come and strike a pose at our studio for that knock-out gift which will be treasured for ever!!

Or get a gift voucher (to any value) so you can all come!

Photographer Derby12 February 2014
Icing on the Cake for parties!
Get a slice of the action!!
girls birthday party photo shoots in Derby studio cake and food

parties for girls at a photo shoot in Derbyshire photographer studio Derby Photographer: Nigel Tissington

Our newly introduced special 'B-Kool' birthday cake, customised with the birthday girl's name and age, is proving to be a popular optional extra at our birthday party photoshoots!

Available in either yummy chocolate or delicious jam, they're a great treat to have after all the sandwiches and lemonade!

And as we provide all the candles, matches and knife to cut it with, and with the super photograph the girls take home as a 'party bag', all the parents have to do is bring up the very, very excited girls and enjoy the fun and games!!!

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Photographer Derby05 January 2014
Naturally beautiful!
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beauty and makeover photograph by Derby photographer Nigel Tissington at the studio in Darley Abbey Mill, Derby Emily (15) from Derby
Photography Derby: Nigel Tissington

It was great to have Emily visit us in the studio recently for a special photo-shoot. Our make-up artist and hair stylist, Julie, was delighted to put the finishing touches when Emily experimented with some different looks in one of our Edge shoots!

We used our mist machine to give an 'X-Factor' look, as well as photographing against some of the original mill features, which make our studio unique (above)

Photographer Derby : x-factor look with mist macjine during a beauty shoot at the studio in Darley Abbey Mill, Derby

Photographers Derby10 December 2013
Christmas spirit!
Birthday party shoot

Photographer Derby : birthday party photo shoot  by Derby photographer in the studio at Darley Abbey, Derbyshire
Tieshan (12) from Derby with her friends!
Photographer Derby: Nigel Tissington

There was much merriment and a touch of the festive look in the group photographs, when Tieshan (12) from Derby bought her best friends up to the studio for her B-Kool birthday photo shoot party recently!

Photographers Derby: studio photography in derby as a portrait in Darley Abbey

Photographer Derby: fun at a birthday party photo shoot at the studio in Darley Abbey by derby photographer Nigel Tissington

Photographer Derby27 November 2013
Getting Kooler...
We've nailed it for you!

kake up party photo shoot ideas for kids girls and teenagers by our photographer in derby

Photographer Derby : kids girls and teenage party ideas at the derby studio with our derby photographer at a birthday shoot
B-Kool birthday party photo shoot
Photographer Derby: Nigel Tissington

We now do nails and a mini-makeover at our B-Kool birthday party photoshoots as an optional extra!

Photographer Deby : gmake up at a girls photo shoot party for a borthday at the studio by a derby photographer

Photographers Derby13 November 2013
Don't say cheese!!!
About your passport photographs...

passport photographs and visa photos by derby photogrpahers at the studio
Ellie (6 months) from Derby
Photographer Derby: Nigel Tissington

It's a serious business having your passport photograph taken these days. It doesn't mean you can't look cute though, as shown by our recent client!

In the past year alone, we've done passport and visa photographs for the UK, Australia, USA, Greece, Canada, India, Russia, Finland (which has eight pages of passport photograph specifications!) and Ireland (black and white preferred!)

With expert printing, they're all done while you wait... and they're guaranteed!

So if you're flying soon, we'll be pleased to help at our Derby studio with your passport or visa photograph... wherever you're going1

For more info, click here

Photographers Derby25 September 2013
Star quality!
Birthday party photoshoot

Photograher Derby : birthday party photo shoot ideas for girls at the Derby photo studioGabriella (10) at her B Kool birthday party
Photographer Derby: Nigel Tissington

We thought Gabriella (from Derby) shone like a star when she brought her friends to the studio for her B-Kool birthday party photoshoot! Definitely got the X-factor!

Photographer Derby : birthday party photo shoot for girls with friends at Darley Abbey, Derbyshire
Photography by Nigel Tissington

Photographers Derby Graphic17 September 2013
Jewels in the crown!

Photographer Derby : product photography in derbystudio of jewels
Jane Orton's jewellery
Photographer Derby: Nigel Tissington

Our client, Jane Orton's new website is now up and running with the photographs we took for her recently of her jewellery design. We love the look of the photographs, especially as they were shot against our rustic mill backgrounds.

Click here to see our product photography in action

We also did Jane's profile picture of her wearing some of her product!

Photographer Derby : buisness profile picture shot by Derby photographers Nigel Tissington

Photographer Derby: Nigel Tissington

05 September 2013

Picture Perfect!! Studio helps to raise £6200 for charity!!

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Photo competition winner
Photo by Geraldine Curtis from Derby

We were delighted to be part of Darley Abbey Day on 8th June 2013, which raised a super record amount of £6200 for charity. Our open day and photography competition held at the Darley Abbey Mill Photo Studio contributed £400 to this amount. Well done to our winner Geraldine, with her photograph (above) 'Steps into Water' which was judged by Derbyshire photographer Ashley Franklin to be the best interpretation of 'Colour!'

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Photography by Nigel Tissington

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30 August 2013
Absolute gems!!!

Photographers Derby : commercail phootgraphy of jewellery by derby photographer at the stuido in Darley AbbeyJewellery photography in the Mill
Photographer Derby: Nigel Tissington

We loved doing the jewellery photography for local artist Jane Orton. We adore her organic pieces which were very well suited to using the natural artistic backgrounds in our unspoiled, photogenic studio, which is part of the World Heritage Site, and is Grade One listed. We didn't even have to sweep up the floors before this shoot! Yay!

Photographers Derby :studio photography of products by photographer in Derby, Darley Abbey, studio by Nigel Tissington. Jewellery

28 JULY 2013
Spot of fun!!!
Birthday party photo shoot!

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B-Kool birthday photo shoot in the studio
Photographer Derby: Nigel Tissington

We had spots before our eyes when Macey (13) from Derby recently brought her friends to the studio, for her birthday party photo-shoot!!

Photographer Derby : birthday party photoshoot ideas for girls in Derby

Photographer Derby : photography of girls birthday party at the studio in Darley Abbey, Derby

13 JUNE 2013
Fun day at studio!
Raises over £350 for charity

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Photographer Derby: Nigel Tissington
Hannah Lobley (10) from Darley Abbey

Thank you to everyone who visited our photography studio in Derby on Darley Abbey Day (a charity community event in the pretty village where our studio is located), on Saturday 8 June. We had an exhibition of the 'Colour!' Photo Competition which we organised (some great photographers in Derby!) Visitors enjoyed wine and nibbles, and live music, with the sun streaming in through the windows! We raised over £350 for local charities including (by way of Darley Abbey Community Association) the Derbyshire Children's Holiday Centre

charity logo for Derby studio photography open day, Derbyshire Childrens Holiday Centre

Pictured above is Hannah, who won the competition for designing the programme cover (as published in the Derby Telegraph)

press photography by Derbyshire photographer of girl in Darley Abbey

09 MAY 2013
Snap to it! For charity...

photo competion at derby photography studio for photograpers, all for local Derbyshire charity
Photo competition in Derby
Graphics by Ellie

We're involved with Darley Abbey Day again, a charity event in the village where our studio is located. We're organising a photo competition and exhibition. Details here soon. One of the benefactors is going to ne Derbyshire Children's Holiday Centre, so let's hope for lots of entries!

Click here for an entry form and details

Photographer Derby : link to competition for photographers in Darley Abbey, Derby, Derbyshire

16 APRIL 2013
Pretty as a Picture!!!

Photographers Derby : bithday party ideas in derby photo shootB-Kool birthday photo shoot in the studio
Photographer Derby: Nigel Tissington

B-Kool parties are always such fun! Here's Isabella (8) from Derby at the weekend!!!

Photographers Derby : Ofun party for kids in Derby, girls aged 8

21 March 2013
Is it nearly summer yet??

derby photographer studio product photography on location of a milkshake

0n location product shot at Shake It, Derby
Photographer Derby: Nigel Tissington

We were delighted to be asked to do the photography for the website of local, independent business 'Shake It' in the thriving Westfield Centre. We love the milkshake photographs plus a few documentary style photographs

press and documentary photography ny Derby photographer in Westfield Centre

press pr amd documentary photography by derby phootgrapher of people in shopping centre

28 FEBRUARY 2013
Face look!!!
''TimeScape' at studio now!

gift idea at the Derby Photographer studio portrait timeline Photographer Derby: Nigel Tissington

Here's a new gift idea from the Mill Photo Studio which you can give, or treat someone to the whole experience with a voucher! Have a brand new portrait taken at the studio. Then we combine it with three of your favourite old photographs on a timeline. It's then printed onto superb archival photographic paper. All for just £94.99, which includes photo restoration

16 JANUARY 2013
Spectacular girls!

bithday party photo shoot in Derby, Derbyshire studioSophie-Jade (11) from Derby with friends
Photographer Derby: Nigel Tissington

birthday party ideas for girls having fun in our studio

We thought Sophie-Jade and her friends were a spectacular sight in their fun glasses at her birthday party at the studio recently!

01 DECEMBER 2012

girls and teens and kids and children's birthday party ideas for a photo shoot in the Derby studioMia (12) from Derby with bro' and friends
Photographer Derby: Nigel Tissington

Mia came to the studio with her friends for a B-Kool birthday party photo shoot today! After looking fab in their latest fashion gear, the friends changed into pjs and out came the teddies for a cuddle... with Mia giving a hug to a real cutie, Henry, her 5 month old baby brother! Seriously, aaawww...!

09 NOVEMBER 2012
Ultra cool!!!

B-Kool birthday photo shoot in the studio
Photographer Derby: Nigel Tissington

We thought Erin (11) from Derby. was so cool with her friends when she visited our Darley Abbey studio for her birthday party photo shoot!

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christmas fun group at kids birthday party idea

29 OCTOBER 2012
Revolution's here!!!

press photography by derby photographer in darley abbey, with party ideas for children and teensRevolucion de Cuba, Derby
Photographer Derby Nigel Tissington

There's a new bar opening in Derby called 'Revolucion de Cuba' and we did the pre-opening publicity photography! Very atmospheric! I'm sure we'll be doing the mambo there very soon!!!

PJ Fun!!!

Photographer Derby: children and teenager birthday party photo shoots at the derby photography studioB-Kool birthday photo shoot in the studio
Photographer Derby: Nigel Tissington

There wasn't much time for sleep when Annabel and Sophia (both ten, from Derby) turned up in their PJs to have fun at the studio for their birthdays recently! N'nite! Awww, bless!!!

Photographer Derby : birthday party ideas for teenagers and children in Derby and Nottingham

What the Dickens!
It's Oliver's Nancy!

Photographers Derby: portrait for business at the derby photography studio< Darley AbbeySara, singer in Derby Theatre's 'Oliver!'
Photographwr Derby: Nigel Tissington

It was great to be asked to do the publicity photography for Sara Gration, who's to sing the part of 'Nancy' in the production of 'Oliver! at Derby Theatre soon!
We'll be sobbing into our wine glasses at poor Nancy's fate!

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15 August 2012
Now what's this 'ere?!
Bunny girls!

birthday party photoshoots for girls, children and teens, hen parties in derbyMya (11) from Derby with her friends
Photographer Derby: Nigel Tissington

We were all ears when we heard that Bunny Girls were going to visit us! Mya and her furry friends turned out to be a real picture, when they got togged up for their B-Kool birthday party photoshoot recently!

18 JULY 2012
Answer was blowin' in wind!
'I do!'

wedding photography in derby, derbyshire, at kedleston hall by derby wedding photographer nigel tissington
Simon and Ruth at Kedleston Hall, Derbys
Photographer Derby: Nigel Tissington
wedding photograph of bride in derbyshire by derby studio  in derley abbey derbyshire

Nigel and Mimi were so pleased to photograph Simon and Ruth's wedding at Kedleston Hall, one of the top wedding venues in Derbyshire! Lots of lovely photographs, this is justa couple of them!

14 JULY 2012
Summer time and the learning is easy! PhotoQ course

photography day course at our derby, derbyshire  studio for studebts of photography, users of digital slr cameras
Photographer Derby: Nigel Tissington

A few places left on our monthly PhotoQ course for users of digital slr and bridge cameras on Sat 21 July! It's a fun practical way to learn how to use your camera, themed on 'Nature', We learn in both the studio and the fab Darley Park. £95 including refreshments and lunch

10 JULY 2012
Community spirit

press photographer in derby at darley abbey  church blessing by nigel tissington studiio
Bishop Humphrey blessing churchyard
Photographer Derby: Nigel Tissington

We did the photography for our friends at St Matthew's, just around the corner from our Darley Abbey studio, at an historic and rare blessing of the churchyard. There'll be a feature in Derbyshire Life and Countryside magazine soon

1 JUNE 2012
Beauty contest!

beauty photoshoot at the derby photographer studio
Marejah of Derby, prospective Miss Anguilla
Photographer Derby: Nigel Tissington

Marejah dropped by the studio for some photographs for her bid to be Miss Anguilla, her native country
Marejah, who is currently studying law at Derby University, just round the corner from our studio, certainly gets our vote!

28 MAY 2012
Had a ball!

event photography for charity in derbyshire by photographer from the studio
Organisers of the ball from Redhill Primary
Photographer Derby: Nigel Tissington

Mimi and Nigel had a fun time doing the photography at a Charity Ball at Risley Hall in Derbyshire recently! A total of £3000 was raised for Treetops Hospice, so well done to the organisers, a group of parents from Redhill Primary School
Our red carpet pictures will be in Derbyshire Life and Countryside magazine soon

logo for derby charity Treetops

14 MAY 2012
Horseplay at studio!

product photography by derby photographer in studio One of April Young's Sculptures
Photographer Derby: Nigel Tissington

It's great working with the talented artist April Young photographing her amazing animal sculptures. April exhibits and sells work worldwide from her base in Derbyshire

07 MAY 2012
Thank you!!!

logo for children's charity Rainbowsphotographer derby:  studio running for children's charity at the olympic stadium 2012 Nigel. finishing in the Olympic Stadium

Thank you so much to all our friends and clients of the studio who have helped us raise in sponsorship, at the Olympic Park Run, for Rainbow's Children's Hospice. Today we're sending a cheque for a stonkin' £175 which brings the total amount raised in the last twelve months to over £300

20 APRIL 2012
So kool...

birthday party with children and kids on a photoshoot at the Derby photographer studio Chloe (16) from Derby on her b'day!
Photographer Derby: Nigel Tissington

Our b-kool photo shoot parties at the Derby studio are a fun way to celebrate birthdays, for children and teens. Apart from the fab print each party goer gets to take home, there's food, drink, balloons and party poppers... and no clearing up for you to do afterwards!

20 MARCH 2012
Kool girls' parties at studio!

girls birthday party photoshoots at Mill Photo Studio

kool girls birthday party photoshoot by derby photographer Esme May (16) from Derby with her friends
Photographer Derby: Nigel Tissington

We've been doing lots of b-kool party shoots recently at the Mill... always fun to do, for all ages!

31 March 2012
Join our Olympic effort!olympic logo
On right track for Rainbows...

Our photographer at the Mill Photo Studio is to run in the first competitive race at the Olympic Park Stadium on 31 March 2012
The event, the Olympic Park Run, is five miles around the new London facilities

Event info here:

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Friends of the studio helped us to raise £130 for the local children's hospice, Rainbows, last year. We aim for more this time! It costs £400 to provide a bed and care for one child for one night so, with your help, we set our sights on this amount. Thanks in advance to you :)

Please donate online here, bless x

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More info about Rainbows here:

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20 FEBRUARY 2012
Congrats to Derby Graduates!

press photography by Derby photographer at graduation event at Derby University
Sarah, from Cambridge, after ceremony
Photographer Derby: Nigel Tissington

Congratulations to all the graduates at the recent ceremony at the University of Derby (at the Kedleston Road Campus, just round the corner from our studio!) We were delighted to do the official photographs, so we took our mobile studio with twelve foot wide background, which let us do some fab groups too!

Photographer Derbyshire : family group photography at Derby event
Graduate with family
Graduation photography by Nigel Tissington

14 FEBRUARY 2012
Valentines! Leap in 2012!

valentine photograph portrait  by derby photographer Nigel in Derby studio
Photographer Derby: Nigel Tissington

Say 'I loves you' with photography! Enjoy a fun Kool shoot together or buy a gift voucher for the Edge shoot with pro make-up and hair styling. Either way, your gift lasts longer than flowers and's healthier than chocolates! Go on, be original!

30 DECEMBER 2011
'We did it our way!'
Rat pack visit

studio portrait at derby photographer studio of singer for publicity
'Frank Sinatra' tribute act in studio
Photographer Derby: Nigel Tissington

It was great to have local Derby artiste Keith Styne at the studio for a photography shoot for new marketing material for his Frank Sinatra tribute act. It was great to have his fab voice echo around the mill, whilst we did the full works with wind machine and coloured mist! Now where was I?... Oh yes 'Fly me to the...'

25 DECEMBER 2011
New Xmas camera?!!
Help available! courses and individual tuition at derby photographer studio for digital camera users
Photographer Derby: Nigel Tissington

If you're a new photographer user with a super DSLR camera for christmas and have come to the conclusion that instruction manuals don't like you... then don't despair! There's no need to take up stamp collecting!
Have fun and book in for some individual photography tuition at our studio, and then maybe enrol on one of our day courses, and we GUARANTEE(!) you'll have a picture worthy to be framed on anyone's wall!
Look out too for our NEW photography evening course starting in February! Details soon! Click here photoQ

Gift vouchers available

05 NOVEMBER 2011
Remember, remember...
Christmas openings...Photographer Derby : fun photograph of  boy in Derby Studio Photography Studio to show Christmas 2011 opening times
Photograph by Nigel Tissington

We're not joking! We're now open every weekend at the Derby photography studio, Saturday and Sunday, plus evenings, till Christmas! Hohoho...

11 OCTOBER 2011
Awesome reception!
School project unveiled

school children from Walter Evans, our local primary school with artwork made from photography montage by derby photographer Nigel Tissington of the Mill Photo Studio in Darley Mills, Darley Abbey, Derby
Dabinn(6), Ellie(10), Ted(8) of Walter Evans
Photographer Derby: Nigel Tissington

It's great to see the finished result of the super creative work, made by all the children of Walter Evans C of E Primary School in Darley Abbey, just round the corner from our photography studio. It's an amazing twelve feet long, mixed media mural in the reception area
Here's the original picture that we worked on with the staff to produce a colourful montage of all the famous landmarks in Darley Abbey, for the children to use as a template

photomontage by derby photographer
Darley Abbey
Photographer Derby: Nigel Tissington

Running with the Rainbow
Thanks for sponsorship!derby photographer running for charity in London !0k with sponsorship from clients and friends of the derby photography studio

S'me, Nigel, finishing the 2011 London 10k in Whitehall recently, pretending it's not hurting... staggered around in very hot sunshine(!) with a chip time of 1:01
Most important, though, is thanks to our sponsors, friends and clients of the studio, who have raised £130 for Rainbows Children Hospice, in Loughborgh, which has just been collected and sent. Thank you! x

logo for children's charity Rainbows

11 JULY 2011
Under the Rainbow!
Local Primary School project
photography montage for Derby Primary School children's artwork by Nigel Derby Photographer. The montage includes the mills, school and church in Darley Abbey
'Darley Abbey'
Photographer Derby: Nigel Tissington

We were delighted to work with our local school, Walter Evans CE Primary, to produce an exciting colourful photomontage of the iconic places in Darley Abbey. The children will use it as a template for a twelve feet long mixed media mural in the entrance... can't wait to see the final image, especially as every child in the school will take part!

22 JUNE 2011
Charity Photo Competition...
It's hot air!!!
photographer winner of charity comepetion held at the Derby photography studio The winner at the Mill Photo Studio
Photographer Derby: Nigel Tissington

Pictured above is Caroline Atkins of Elvaston Derby, with her winning entry of 'Hot Air Balloon over Darley Park'. We are delighted that over three hundred and fifty pounds was raised just at the Mill for charities, including Derbyshire Children Holiday Centre
Thank you to all who took part! x

Read more and see the winning entries at
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18 JUNE 2011
Darley Abbey Day
Congratulations to Caroline Atkins of Elvaston Derby, and Ellie Capron (15) of Dorset for winning the Darley Abbey Day photography competition which was judged by Victoria Wilcox, Picture Editor of the Derby Telegraph and organised and exhibited at the Mill Photo Studio
Our winning raffle tickets are 03, 91 and 118. Prizes include a bottle of Moet and Chandon! Cheers!

25 MAY 2011
Last callout!
Charity photo entries
charity photographer competion at Derby studioDesign by Fluid Ideas, Darley Abbey

There's just over a week to go to get your entries in for the charity competition (details click link at top)
We and our star judge Victoria Wilcox (Picture Editor of the Derby Telegraph) are really looking forward to seeing lots of special photographs of Darley Abbey!

03 APRIL 2011
Off to work I go!
Our work experience student, Ellie, at shoot
Photographer Derby: Nigel Tissington

We were delighted to have Ellie, our year ten work experience student, for two weeks at the mill
Apart from taking some fab photographs on the shoots on a couple of really busy weeks, and being a big hit with all our clients, Ellie also designed the publicity flyer for our Darley Abbey Day charity photo competition! (below)

charity derby photograher competition material from derby studio

26 FEBRUARY 2011
Get your eyes on the prize!
We're in 'Darley Abbey Day' again, a community event for local charities!
On Sun 12 June, there're activities in the village and mills, with an open day and exhibition at the studio

There's a photo-competition for all ages. All pictures are framed in super mounts and displayed at the photo studio. There'll be cheese and wine (cheers!), lots for kids, and fab prizes of over £400 for winners... you keep the mount too!
More details here soon: start looking for stunning shots around Darley Abbey (including park and mills) on the theme of 'Darley Abbey' Open to all, so snap to it!!!

01 JANUARY 2011
Calendar set to raise £22,000

One of the 2011 calendar shots (detail)
Photographer Derby: Nigel Tissington

The studio was featured again recently on Channel Four's prime time documentary programme, the Secret Millionaire, in a 'catch up' episode

The programme showed the shooting of a fun calendar, which is now on sale to raise an additional £22,000 (yes!) for the Lewis Mighty fund, in Derby

Learn more and donate at:

lewismighty charity

More information, article and local places to buy at

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02 DECEMBER 2010
Ho! Ho!! Ho!!!

santa father christmas meets girl for press photograph by derby photographer
Photographer Derby: Nigel Tissington
for clients City Press

Amy (4) from South Normanton, Derbyshire delivers her letter to Father Christmas at the lights switch on at Designer Outlet, Derbyshire... awww... bless! Makes it all worthwhile!

05 NOVEMBER 2010
Can Can do

nigel tissington derby and derbyshire photographer launching fine art photography at the Burton  museum with a print produce at the Mill Photo Studio in Darley Abbey Derby 'sme, Nigel, with Samantha Murray
photo by Daisy Julian

We launch our first exhibition, 'Rainbow Dance', of fine art prints, created and printed in giclée at the Mill Photo Studio in Darley Abbey, Derby, and shown at the art gallery in the National Brewery Centre in Burton on Trent, Derbyshire
Samantha, a Can Can dancer from Derby, took part in a shoot to produce some of the artworks on display

The limited edition prints, which also include the Rainbow Collection, are currently also to be seen in major retail outfits in Derbyshire, and also at the photography studio. Come buy ! :) n

06 OCTOBER 2010
Got the Gold!

golden wedding photography in the Derby studio
sPhotographer Derby: Nigel Tissington
for Golden Wedding celebrations

We were delighted when Derby family Williams chose the Mill Photo Studio to help celebrate their Golden Wedding Anniversary
We were even more excited to meet all their family, including thirteen grand-children (wow!) who all had a great time running around the studio!
Ruth and Peter Williams (centre front), who have lived in pretty Darley Abbey Village, where our studio is located, for over forty years, were thrilled; we were proud to have been part of such an important yet fun occasion
So, c'mon let's do the conga... da daa daa da yay!

fun with children at Golden Wedding photography shoot

Arrgghh! Slayin' dragons!

boy in press picture by Derby photographer Nigel Tissington
Photographer Derby: Nigel Tissington
for clients City Press Services

Plucky Bertie Cutler (3) from Derby, turns out to be the knight in shining amour, as he impresses the Princesses Ellie (4) and Madison (4) from Chesterfield, at the Knight and Princess event at the Designer Outlet in Derbyshire

two girls from Derbyshire in press picture by Derby photographer
for clients City Press Services

07 AUGUST 2010
She stole his heart...

girl with clown: press photograph in Derbyshire by Nigel Tissington
Photographer Derby: Nigel Tissington
for clients City Press Services

Professor Crump has his heart stolen by five year old Kirstyn, from Ripley, at the Circus Skills Event at The Designer Outlet in Mansfield, Derbyshire. Awww... : )

18 JULY 2010
Bubblepops pop up to Mill

Derby group Bubblepops, in photography shoot at Derby photographer studio
Photographer Derby: Nigel Tissington
Bubblepops, Carl and Joey

Derby pop band for pre-school children, the Bubblepops, burst into the Mill Photo Studio for the photography for their new cd cover, to be released on 9 August 2010. Heading for stardom, the group are negotiating a Channel 5 tv series
Singer Joey described the studio as 'the best in Derby!'
See more at  thebubblepops

24 MAY 2010
Hybrid in tune with Mill

Derbyshire band filming video at the Derby photography studio
Hybrid during the recording of the video Photographer Derby : by Nigel Tissington

Derbyshire electro-dance band, Hybrid, found the Mill Studio the perfect venue to film the video for their new single, 'Can You Hear Me', now on general release
Soon at Glastonbury, then a Europe tour, the band rocked the Mill with energy
Delighted group leader, Mike Truman said, 'The studio's ideal for projects like ours'

derby based group hybrid in photography shoot at  studio
Hybrid performing live at the studio
Photographer Derby : Nigel Tissington

See the video at Hybrid Sound System

18 APRIL 2010
Secrets unveiled for charity...

channel four film crew filming at the derby photography studio at the mill
Channel Four in the background at studio Photograph by Nigel Tissington

The studio was filmed by Channel Four, featuring in the prime-time tv series 'The Secret Millionaire'. The studio shoot shown is for a wickedly funny calendar, currently in production. It will be sold in support of the 'Lewis Mighty Fund', as part of a huge local community fund-raising effort in Derby. Learn more and donate at... lewismighty charity

15 MARCH 2010
Seein' double!

two girls and a lion, press photography by Nigel Tissington, Derby press image for clients City Press Services
Photographer Derby : Nigel Tissington

No mirrors, no Photoshop, there really are two! Double doses of Derbyshire sunshine smiles, as twins Eva and Ara (4) enjoy fun today at Designer Outlet, Mansfield... but how can you not be frightened by an eight foot lion!? Grrrrr :0

14 FEBRUARY 2010
Because they're worth it...

studio photoshoot, with hairspray being put on model Hayley Bennett and team preparing model Photograph Derby : Nigel Tissington

Young, local Derby business, 'Hayley Bennett Hairdressing' in Allestree, is bidding for the L'Oréal Colour Trophy; the stunning results from her shoot today at the studio will be in the running for this top accolade

click for Hayley Bennett Hairdressing

23 JANUARY 2010
We'll click for Clic

clic sargent charity link to charity event

We're happy to support Clic Sargent with a gift voucher as part of a charity event. It's by our friends at the Mill in Darley Abbey, Jon Jepson's Martial Arts, on 23 Jan (more details (01332) 204119

20 DECEMBER 2009
Q up... beautiful courses!

edge beauty photography shoot
Laura modeling in an Edge shoot
Photographer Derby : Nigel Tissington

Our unique series of digital courses, photoQ, is starting in March on 16,17 and 18. The price is £95 for a day. The three day series will be repeated each month, on the middle Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of each month.
The courses will be themed around beauty photography, although all techniques will be transferable to every genre of photography. Students will learn studio lighting techniques with a model, with effects filters, and wind and fog machines; how to manage work flow with Photoshop Bridge, raw processing, beauty retouching with Photoshop CS4; how to get the best from your printer, including printer colour profiling.
What more could you want? Other than possibly a hearty aga-cooked lunch? (included!) ... and the opportunity to buy me a drink afterwards at the historic Abbey pub in the village? (oh, ta very much... cheers!) n x
more details here soon

12 NOVEMBER 2009
''Children in Need' Event

merlin round table group in derby studio
Group photo by Merlin Round Table

We were delighted to host a charity photography event for Derby Merlin Round Table, when about thirty members used the studio for their own photoshoot. Both I and Daisy were on hand to help with technical aspects of the studio and cameras.
Thanks for all the kind comments from the participants, with Chair Ralph Willis describing the event 'a great success with some fine image results'.
Here's a superb shot that the group took at the end, with some of them together. It was great to see so many people enjoying the studio facilities, especially with the knowledge that all the proceeds they raised are going to the charity 'Children in Need'. n :)

click for Round Table article

Well-dressed at Tissington...

wedding photography at Tissington village in military uniform
Wedding at Tissington village, Derbyshire
Photographer Derby : Nigel Tissington

Just one of the many lovely photographs of the wedding of Suzanne and Daniel Tissington, both looking stunning!

Click below for another local press article...

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30 AUGUST 2009
Tissington Affair!

wedding at Tissington village confetti
Wedding at Tissington village, Derbyshire
Photographer Derby : Nigel Tissington

Click below for local press article...

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12 JULY 2009
Charity Event
open doors at Photo Studio/
Darley Abbey Day
London 10k

derby photographer Nigel Tissington running the London 10k
Photograph by Marathon Photos

'sme, Nigel, finishing the British London 10k in Whitehall on 12 July, in glorious sunshine! (thanks to whoever organised the weather) ok(-ish) chip time of 59min.
The proceeds from our recent open day at the photography studio are in sponsorship of the 10k run, to Rainbow Trust Children's Charity... so thank you to all who fought through the rain and came to the studio on Darley Abbey Day to take part!
We were delighted to meet so many new people. We've just sent a cheque of £200 on behalf of our sponsors to Rainbows :D

09 JUNE 2009
Open doors at Photo Studio

The whole Darley Abbey Day event raised over £3600 for local charities (whahey!) with an additional £200 from your photography activities at the studio going solely to Rainbows. So thank you! By the way if you've not received your digital pictures by now... get in touch! By e please

06 JUNE 2009
Open doors for charity

Thank you to all our visitors on Darley Abbey day who made the effort to struggle through the rain to come to the studio for our charity open day. Your interest was much appreciated.
Thank you to photographer Daisy for the energy she brought to the day. Between us we raised loads of money, which will be in part to Darley Abbey Day Charities and also part to my British 10k London Run in support of Rainbow Trust Children's Charity. Click below...

rainbow charity banner

Thank you to our visitors who tried their hand at studio photography... we'll put up a small selection of the excellent shots you took shortly! We were very impressed!

Nigel :)

20 MAY 2009
Open doors at Photo Studio

We're part of 'Darley Abbey Day', a local community fund raising effort in the Derby village: we will be hosing a charity event at the studio.
Click below for press article...

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more about Darley Abbey community here



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