FAQ - Portraits
Portraits involve a sitting fee of £89 which is payable in advance of your shoot. Digital images, prints, frames etc are all available and I will talk through these at your ordering session.
Where are you based?
My studio is in the village of Lambourn, West Berkshire. For portraits I work here and the surrounding countryside.
Do you shoot on location?
Yes - an outdoor session can make for a wonderfully relaxed shoot. We can shoot in your garden, a favourite beauty spot or one of the many gorgeous locations around me.
Do I have to order prints through you?
Yes. I want your photographs to be something that you treasure, which is why I only use professional labs. I have tried and tested these labs across their paper ranges to ensure your images are the best they can be.
What should we wear?
I want you and your children to be as relaxed as possible in front of the camera.
For studio portraits of children, I would suggest you have a selection of clothes with you, including some smart, some casual and, if we are photographing multiple children together, some coordinating outfits. Coordinating can be as simple as picking a highlight colour or going for a theme, such as black and white.
For outdoor shots, go casual! Jeans and boots work well - unless we are having a rare warm moment of sun.
What is the process?
Regardless of whether you choose to book a studio or outdoor shoot (or both), your images will be ready in around a week after the shoot. I will then host you at my studio to view your edited images. There will be no hard sell. That's a promise. You can choose from products at that viewing or order at a later date just living with your images on your online gallery for a while.
Can you 'photoshop' me?!
Yes. But I will not unless we have had a conversation about it! Photoshop is an amazing tool which I have spent years learning. However, the edits I make to people's features or bodies will be when it is to remove something that would not be there permanently i.e. that spot which appears the day before your shoot or the scrape on a child's knee. Anything else, lets chat about it.