I love photos that authentically capture people who are not afraid to live their truth, not somebody else’s; people who live and love in the present moment and want that moment to stand still forever. It’s that which drives me to create photos that capture a person’s character and connection to self, with a stylistic look that feels like it stands outside of conventional time. My portrait sessions are about getting you to connect with yourself, your partner and your children for photos that speak to who you are as a person and the story that defines you.
It all comes down to the story- your story- getting you to connect to it and capturing it in photos you’ll love. Getting to know my clients and help them see themselves in a new light is at the core of what I do, and knowing how I connect best means that I choose to specialise in specific genres. The portraiture services I offer include:
As I follow my passions and specialise, it also means that I don’t cover all genres of portraiture. I don’t offer newborn, cake smash, baby and toddler, family nor event photography.
Whether in studio for traditional portraits, in my exclusive garden studio creating greenery infused portraits or capturing your story in a natural outdoor setting, each of my packages include a set amount of session time and fully edited and retouched digital images, delivered via private online gallery. As a bonus, my packages include complimentary professional makeup and full access to my wardrobe collection, just to ensure you look your best.
As we go through life, we find that we share common themes to the stories we create: love, happiness and connection to those we hold dear; these are all easily captured with my standard packages. However, sometimes we have a specific story to tell or want to capture an unique beauty, and that’s where a bespoke portrait session comes in- these are custom quoted to suit your exact needs, whether it be for fine art or modeling portfolios.
How do I book? All you need to do is email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0790865779 during office hours to set your session date, time and package. Then, as is industry standard, all I require to secure your date and time slot is a 50% booking fee; once that’s settled we can begin planning your session.
When should I book? As I’m typically fully booked 2-3 weeks in advance and your session is carefully planned, I suggest not leaving bookings to the last minute. Sometimes I can accommodate short notice bookings but they may incur an additional 20% fee to cover admin and editing outside of my standard office hours.
What happens at a session? Whether we’re working in studio or outdoors, my number one goal is to get you comfortable and relaxed in front of the camera- that’s the secret to gorgeous photos you’ll love. We start off your session easing you into being in front of the camera as I guide you to pose naturally and interact with your loved ones. Before you know it your session is wrapped and I have plenty of images to sort through.
What happens after my session? With your session over, your photos are immediately backed up. From there comes the task of sorting through all your images and selecting all of the best images and giving them a light edit. Then I will create a private online gallery for you to view and select your images for final retouching; it’s also at this point you can purchase extra edited images and order prints. This is typically within 48-72 hours of your session.
Can I purchase extra images? Of course you can! I will capture much more portraits than the amount stipulated in your package, with all the best images being uploaded to your selection gallery. It’s at that point in the process- selecting your images for final editing- that you’re welcome to purchase additional images for your package, along with printed items from the range I offer.
When will I receive my portraits? With having over a decade of experience in Adobe programs like Photoshop and Lightroom, I tend to edit and retouch fairly quickly ensuring a turnaround time of roughly 10-14 days from when you submit your portrait selection. Print products typically take an additional 10 to 14 days to manufacture and you’ll be contacted to collect as soon as they’re ready.