We’re not old fashioned, but we recognise traditional values. Old school customer service, the way we’d expect to be looked after.We are Adam Yaffé and Sandra Carney. An experienced, talented and friendly duo. We have one goal in mind…. to give you the best images and a great experience to remember!
“With nearly 40 years experience between us in portrait photography, we’ve learnt a thing or two about what people want. You want the best, you want a fabulous service, with integrity, courtesy and honesty. It’s the way we’d want it too!”
I grew up around photography. My Dad, Paul Yaffé, is a photographer and his Dad was one too. I guess it’s in the blood! I recently hit my 21st year as a professional photographer, so I’ve seen it all before and nothing scares me!
I love what I do, in fact the days where I’m taking pictures isn’t like going to work, they’re like days off. I have a lot of fun in my photo shoots and I love meeting different people from all walks of life. I’ve worked closely with Sandra for a long time, we’re a perfect partnership.
We’re very opposite in many ways and so similar in others. Sandra tells me off on a daily basis and likes to think she’s in charge of me! I let her believe it of course! Most people assume we’re married to each other, although we both have our own partners and loving children. Mind you, she’s gives me enough earache, I may as well be married to her! (she’ll hit me for saying that!)
When I’m not taking pictures of people, I’ll usually be designing images on one of my Apple Mac computers. I love everything Apple and tend to be a bit geeky about it. OK, a lot geeky! I love everything technology and always want the latest gadget. I also love dogs and eating, although not necessarily in that order!
I have had a varied career from running a marketing department to owning a clothes business and training as a makeup artist.
As a teenager, I remember walking past what was the ‘Paul Yaffe Portrait Gallery’ in Wayfarers arcade in Southport and thinking to myself that when I have children, how much I would love to have a Yaffé portrait.
After having two gorgeous girls, my dream came to reality in more ways than one. Not only did I get my beautiful Yaffé portrait, imagine my delight when I started to work for that very company in 1994!
After having worked with Adam Yaffé for many, many years and at the time of Paul’s retirement to Spain, it seemed the natural progression for us to work together and take the company into a whole new direction.
Adam thinks I’m bossy and controlling, which I am with him, but that’s only because he needs it! He’s very forgetful and sometimes forgets that I’m always right!
Having said that, he’s the most creative and artistic person I’ve ever met and together, we make a perfect team.
I also love eating, drinking, anything animal print and all things sparkly!
Yaffé Photography, 10, Portland Street, Southport,Merseyside. PR8 1LJ
Telephone: 01704 545010