So I've procrastinated for a while and not blogged! I know its important but one thing or another has kept me away, being busy, not being organised enough, personal issues and not being arsed!! Whoops. So here's a very little piece with a couple of little gifts.

So the latter part of 2018 has had its amazing highs and some pretty crappy lows but I'm certainly a better and stronger women than I was at the beginning of the year.  I'm raring to go, 2019 is going to be a total blast!!

I have at last recovered totally from the hysterectomy I had last year,  my body is now fully functioning.  My soul is repairing from trauma that laid buried for a long time.  I have found my voice and am beginning to know my worth, personally and professionally.  I have found happiness with me!!

I have been truly blessed to photograph some amazing people this year and feel privileged that my clients chose me to be their photographer, especially when for some being photographed is a very vulnerable experience.  I tailor every portrait session to each client because the session is about them and their needs.

One such guest to the studio was the talented voice over actress Gabrielle Baker, who is based here in Kent but works with authors all around the world. She had a clear understanding of what she needed for her marketing material and we worked together to produce images that would portray that message.  We had great fun in the studio while making beautiful images that we could both be proud of.

Gabrielle Baker

I have been able to push myself out of my comfort zone when asked to photograph some local events, which I enjoyed greatly.  Meeting all the extremely talented people at these events really enriched my life.  From established businesses to volunteers, I learned from each one of them.  So thank you Grow Kent and Stronger Kent Communities for the opportunities.

ShutterHut's Pamper and Portrait events are going from strength to strength and I already have some really fabulous events planned for January, super   What could be better than to have a wonderful facial,  a make-over by one of our lovely make-up artists and then to have a portrait session.  Feel like a star and have a keepsake portrait to remember this wonderful experience.

    Sophie Riches-Magniers after her pamper and portrait experience.


As a little gift to say thanks, any portrait/headshot sessions booked in December'18 and January'19 will receive a 10% gift discount.


Are you looking to give a gift a little different this year?  Then remember that Gift Cards are available from ShutterHut Photography. They can be used for any sessions within the studio, portraits, headshots, personal branding or family portraiture.


Don't forget that I also sell the lovely Tropic Skincare range in the studio and to celebrate the new online store, you can grab a discount. Be sure to pick me as your ambassador to claim your discount. Just a few days left to get orders in before Christmas….go on treat yourself or some one you love.


Next year I have so much more that I wish to achieve and complete, nothing will stand in my way, so watch this space…..

Here's to a fabulous Christmas and 2019 being filled with blessings, great collaborations, kindness and joy in abundance for all of us.

love Sophia XXX

“Each time a woman stands up for herself, she stands up for all women”  Maya Angelou