Welcome to Finlays Photography

About Us

Our background

We are a professional business with Bernie having been a former regional Chairman of The British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP) Our clients have included Royalty and TV programmes and have covered events throughout the UK.

Our experience

Here at Finlays Photography our established business has been successfully run for 35 years by Bernie and Helen Finlay.

We are Passionate about our work and produce classic and elegant or modern and fun photographs with patience and effort, to create memories that you will treasure for life

What we specialise in

Wedding Photography, Family and child portraiture, Nursery and School photography and our new photo art department.

Our service to you is exceptional, including producing, designing and printing. we work together with our daughter Charlene Griffiths of Finlays Imaging. www.finlaysimaging.co.uk 07875 539088.

We provide excellent value for money with realistic charges.



We are qualified, Full time professional photographers. For over 35 years we have provided many homes accross the UK with much loved family and child portraits. People change especially children, they grow so quickly and time is precious.


Over the past 35 years we have photographed approximately 1500 weddings across the UK. We still get a buzz knowing that we will be part of one of the most important days in your life.we offer a Professional service and our experience in a personal and friendly way for your special day.

Nursery and School Photography

For the past 30 years we have been taking photographs at many pre-school nurseries, schools and playgroups, scouts/guides, sports groups, dance schools, graduations etc.

our strength is our effort in achieving the best possible smile from each child (Particularly the under -fives) No-one works harder to capture that expression.


This is a new department in our business offering you the chance to buy original, limited edition signed and certified wall art, a selections of scenes and various images photographed by us, which we can now offer for sale on a limited basis. This is an ongoing process and new images will be added as and when.


Please see our dedicated page with genuine testimonias from clients over the past 30 years.


Portrait Information

Our Portraits include tiny babies to large family groups. Portraits can be taken at your home, a hotel or on lacation outdoors.

Our normal sitting fee is £25.00

We take approximately 30-60 different photographs, in a fun and relaxed way.

You can view your images in your own home without any pressure or obligation to purchase.

Sample prices

10" x 8" in a 12" x 10" handmade frame £50.00

16" x 12" in a 20" x 16" handmade frame £100.00

38" x 14" frame with 3 10" x 8" prints £150.00

We have many items available including Prints in folders, Frames, Acrylic blocks, Frames, Canvas wraps, Portrait albums, keyrings etc.

Please contact us for more details or to make an appointment

01952 243535


We will take time and care with your wedding photographs and add an element of fun to create an enjoyable, relaxed atmosphere to provide a variety of posed, casual and natural pictures.

The majority of weddings include attendance at the brides home before the wedding and also staying for the evening, covering the informal side of the wedding when we will take studio portraits of your friends and family.

We are full time, qualified photographers offering quality and experience. We offer good value for money with prices from £650.00 to £1500.00, we also offer a FREE ENGAGEMENT/PRE SHOOT.

Sample Price

Attendance at the wedding service and reception

Over 200 edited photographs on a proof disc (Low resolution)

50 Images in a designed A4 Coffee table style book

Full resolution Copyright free Disc or USB of all the edited Images.


You will also have your own client album section on our website (Password protected) for your family and friends to view your photographs and order any if they wish.

Please telephone or email us to check availablity.

if a family member or friend takes your photographs, you may save a little money, but you may be disappointed with the results. YOUR WEDDING DAY MEMORIES ARE PRICELESS

Nurseries and Schools

We operate a PACK service, where we provide the parents with the finished portraits as a pack. We also provide a group photograph of all the children together for the Nursery free of charge, from which the parents can order copies.

We print all our own work ourselves as part of the personal service.


PACK A   1 10" x 8" +  4   5" x 4"  + 3 Wallet prints    ONLY  £20.00

PACK B   1 10" x 8" + 4    5" x 4"  +   2 7" x 5"             ONLY £25.00

There are other options, please contact us for details

* There is a full re-order service available including extra packs, individual prints, framed acrylic blocks, canvas wraps, keyrings etc.

* As a fundraiser for the group a comission is given to help with your funds.

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We are small enough to care and offer a personal service rather than a large multinational company.



In our new art depeartment youcan purchase one  off photographs of beautiful scenes. More images will be added as time goes on to our collection.

10" x 8" photograph in a 12" x 10" Handmade Frame    £50.00

16" x 12" photograph in a 20" x 16" Handmade Frame     £100.00

Please keep viewing the site for added artworks.


A massive thank you

for capturing every special moment on our wedding day. You have become a great friend and you put us at ease and made the day extra special. we will always remenber how much fun we had on the day.

Anna and Paul Turner

We both had such a perfect

and magical day which we will never forget, thank you so much for all your effort and hard work. We will be able to treasure our memories forever with the beautiful photographs you took.

Michael and Rebecca Poston.

We are so pleased

with the album and how you have captured the day. You certainly managed to make everyone smile.

Lynne and Dave Payne.


We were made to feel relaxed and comfortable in your studio for our family portrait sitting. Your ability with children is amazing. My child rarely smiles and you worked wonders with producing some lovely natural portraits which we will treasure. Thank you for your time and patience.

Diane and Phil Brookes


I would like to say what a wonderful job you did. The parents were delighted with the results, you certainly have a way with children. We hope we can call on your services again.

Shawbury Nursery

Your Photographs are always

brilliant but this time they were exceptional!!

Randlay Playgroup

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Better yet, see us in person!

Finlays Photography

01952 243535


Please contact us directly for information on appointments