Angela Geldenhuys LMPA
- 07594 546 337
- 4 Ellen Close, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 5LX
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, Verulamium Park, Rothamsted Park and Ashridge but I’m very happy to work elsewhere if you have somewhere special in mind.
If you fancy a one off shoot, here is all you need to know about pricing. If you’re after excellent value for money and love to have photos all year round, then scroll down to my annual packages further down on the page!
As you’ll have gathered by now, I love being in the memory preserving business, creating images with imagination, that will let you look back and remember with absolute clarity, just how you felt at that particular moment. However, I do know the one thing we’re all short of is time, time to plan, time to decide what you want and time to organise, so I’ve put together some pre-planned packages to take a weight off your mind.
Annual Package Payment Details:
- Each of the photographic packages is valid for one calendar year from point of purchase.
- A discount is available for fee paid in advance (discounted value shown above).
- Fee may be paid monthly by direct debit.
- Photo shoot locations must be within 10 miles of Hemel Hempstead.
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 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 three 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 three 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.