Every session begins with a chat on the phone to learn more about you and your family, your goals for the portrait session. I also encourage clients to use this time for questions and ideas. I’ll also tell you about the beautiful wall art, books and print boxes that you’ll have the option to buy after the shoot.
BOOKING THE DATE
Once we’ve got to know each other and have an idea of what you’re looking for, we’ll go ahead and get the date booked for your photo session. In order to reserve your day, a non-refundable £25 session fee retainer and a signed contract are required. We’ll work with your schedule to find a perfect day and time for the session. I’ll then send you your welcome pack with lots of hints and tips on how to get the most out of your session. Click here for what to wear and bring to your session.
On the day of your session, we’ll meet at the agreed location and time and start snapping away! A portrait session can take anywhere from 1-3 hours. There’s really no rush – or general time limit – just what feels natural. It generally takes at least 30 minutes for us to “warm up” together, meaning getting comfortable and feeling relaxed in front of (or behind!) the lens. After that, it’s really up to the photographed subject as to how long the session will last. This is the fun part – let me do the work!
IN HOME VIEWING AND ORDERING SESSION
So, the photos have been taken, individually retouched with great love and care, and now it’s time for you to see the end result of all our hard work and planning! My clients’ favourite part of the entire experience is getting to see their beautiful images played in a slideshow in the comfort of their own home. I’ll bring over all the viewing equipment and set up shop in front of your favourite comfy sofa or dining table and go through each image with you individually and help you choose your favourites.
On top of your included print and mobile app images, you may decide to purchase some wall art, a book or a print box, or loose prints. Remember to invite grandparents or anyone else who may be interested!
If you’d like wall art, when I arrive I’ll take a photograph of that wall and I’ll be able to show you, on my computer, how your favourite images look – to scale – in your home. I bring samples of all the artwork, so you can see, first hand, how stunning it is. There is no obligation to buy, but be prepared to love your images and adore the stunning artwork.
This is your time to ask questions, place your orders, and get excited about your images. All artwork is paid for at the viewing, either by bank transfer, debit or credit card, cash or cheque. I also offer payment plans should you wish to go over your budget.
I keep a copy of each printed image so you can always purchase a replacement should you lose or damage your artwork.
CHOOSING YOUR ARTWORK
Choose between ordering ‘A La Carte,’ where you order as much or as little as you like – or ‘Create your own Collection.’ Prices are shown here.