Hi – and thanks for popping over to the Diva Portrait Parties website – let me tell you a bit more about us – I know it’s important to you to check that it is safe and respectable!
My name is Sharon Mallinson, and I have been a photographer in the Sleaford area for nearly 20 years. I started out as “Little Cherub’s Professional Child Portraits” and photographed kids at Sleaford Day Nursery, Redcroft , Heckington Pre School, the Village Kindgergarten at Brant Broughton as well as numerous other local playgroups and dance groups. So I’ve been established for quite a long time and I think I have built up the trust of a lot of parents over the years. I am nowadays known as Symply Photography specialising in weddings and portraits.
I am a mum of two (Craig and Kara) , Craig is married now, and Kara is off travelling the world after university – but while they were going through school I was a chair of governors at the William Alvey School in Sleaford, and a governor at St Georges Academy in Sleaford, I used to run the Sleaford Scout Group and am now currently a volunteer for the Barnado’s “Think Family” Scheme. So yes I’m fairly well known locally and been CRB checked to death – which is important if you want to know who you who is photographing your children. We also have full public liability insurance.
I know from the last few years with my own children that finding something different to do – particularly for birthday parties was always difficult in the Sleaford area so we hosted our own for a very long time – and crazy person that I am – I always loved it. We often held parties for our friends kid’s aswell and many people in the past have said we should host birthday parties as a business as we have the space . So – it seems natural to combine the two things we love most and with that in mind, we have launched “Diva Portrait Parties” – a full on event including a photoshoot which we are aiming at 8 – 80 year old girls who just want to have fun. (Yes we have done adult Diva parties!!)
Having gained the top floor of our house now that Craig has left home we have converted it all into a gorgeous studio, and makeover area. We also have a dedicated party bar in the house which is full of flashing lights, a projector system linked up to Sky and a Playstation – so it is always ready to go! Mad I know but it is brilliant fun and to see the look on the faces of the kids especially when they see their photos is wonderful.
Hopefully you are reassured but I am very happy for anyone to ring up and check me out , or even pop in for a coffee and see what we are offering – but I can certainly guarantee that we will do our very best to ensure that you have a wonderful party experience! Read our reviews from existing Diva’s and their parents for added reassurance!