PORTRAIT PRICES

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Portrait sessions take place either at your home or at an outdoor location (except for newborn portraits which are done in the studio). My favourite locations are Gadebridge Park, Whippendell Wood and Verulamium Park but I’m very happy to work elsewhere if you have somewhere special in mind.

 

SESSION FEES:

This includes my time to shoot and enhance your images, a private online gallery to share with family and friends, and a personalised app with your favourite 20 images for your mobile device.

PET PORTRAITS £30 (30 minutes)

CHILD AND FAMILY PORTRAITS £50 (1 hour)

NEWBORN PORTRAITS £80 (2 hours)

BABY’S 1ST YEAR £120 (3 sessions done at 0 months, 6 months and 12 months)

CELEBRATIONS £200 for first 2 hours, £50 per additional hour, *digital files included (birthday parties, christenings, wedding anniversaries)

 

Once you have seen your finished images, you can choose from the packages below or printed art. My range of printed products are truly stunning and I only ever sell those I’d be proud to display in my own home. The options are endless and include metallic prints, fine art prints, alumini art, glacier blocks, memory boxes, floating frames and acrylic orbs.

 

PACKAGES:

FAVOURITE FIVE (5 digital images with matching 6×4″ professional prints) £125

FAB FIFTEEN (15 digital images with matching 6×4″ professional prints) £235

COMPLETE COLLECTION (40 digital images with matching 6×4″ professional prints) £345

 

FAQ’s:

We don’t want any prints… can we only have the digital images and pay less?

No, and here’s why 🙂 Digital images are convenient for sharing with family and friends but beautiful prints displayed in your home will be enjoyed every single day! I know that you can have your own prints printed in high street stores for less, but there is an enormous difference in quality and it really doesn’t do the photos justice. For that reason I include fine art images at cost price in the packages because I want you to have only the best.

My baby has developed a rash on their face / my child has fallen down and bruised themself / I’ve broken out in spots… should we postpone the shoot or can you Photoshop it?

Of course I can. Part of the process includes image enhancement which means that scratches, bruises, spots, blemishes and pimples are all removed on photos that get ordered. Any permanent features such as wrinkles, birth marks and moles will be left in unless you request otherwise.

What should we wear?

The most important thing is to make sure that everyone is comfortable in what they are wearing… if you are not, it will most definitely show. It’s very tempting to dress our children up in super cute outfits but please check that they can still move freely and that it’s the correct size. Avoid any big bold patterns and prints as they can be a bit distracting. It works very well to limit all outfits to variations of up to three different colours. If you have something in mind I’m always happy to take a look (send me a pic via email, text or Whatsapp) and I’ll be able to advise if it’s a good choice.

When will our photos be ready to view?

Please allow up to two weeks for your online gallery to be ready. If I can have it ready sooner than that I will, because I can’t wait for you to see them!

Why do we have to wait so long… surely it doesn’t take two weeks to sort through a few photos?

There are times when I have weddings, portrait shoots and school photos on consecutive days which means an enormous backlog of editing instantly. Some shoots require more work than others and they get edited in the order that they are shot, no queue jumping allowed 🙂

What is the turnaround time for orders placed?

Please allow up to two weeks for your finished products. I use an excellent professional printing company and their turnaround time varies from 2 to 10 days, depending on the item. Throw in a few extra days for uploading orders collectively, delivery from them to me, quality control checks and for me to then deliver it to you.

How long do you keep our photos for?

The lovely people over at Shootproof have made sure that I can display up to 50,000 photos in my online galleries. Once that limit is reached, the oldest galleries will be removed as needed to make way for new work. Until then, keep sharing your images with family and friends and make sure you show off your app.

*Why is the pricing different for portrait shoots and celebration shoots, and why are the digital images included in the price for celebrations? 

Celebration shoots (such as birthday parties, christenings and wedding anniversaries) mean more of a documentary / reportage style. I will be armed and ready with my camera to catch those super moments but the number of photos you get will depend largely on what happens on the day. Also, although lovely, the portraits taken will be of more of a candid style in between whatever else is going on.

Portrait shoots (newborns, families, children, pets) are more intense and mean that all the time is spent directing you while making it still look natural, keeping an eye on the light and creating fine art style images.

 

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