Where are you based?
I have a small but perfectly formed little cabin studio in my back garden in Leatherhead. This is where I do a lot of newborn and baby sessions. I also love to visit your houses and capture real lifestyle images of you at home so I offer you the choice, either you can come to me, or I'm happy to come to you, or we could meet up some where lovely in between!
WHAT happens if rain is forecast on the day of our session and we are supposed to shoot outside?
Well, one thing I can't control is the weather so I will be studying the forecast before our session, if it's set for torrential downpour I will offer to reschedule your shoot or we can find an alternative venue. If it just a bit of drizzle then I'm game if you are!
What is the difference between Low, Medium and High Resolution Digital files?
Low resolution files are only for use on the web, if you try and print them out they will be pixelated and bad quality, and I mean bad! Medium resolution images can be printed well up to size 7x5 inches, if you print anything bigger the image will be poor quality and that's really not what you or I want. High resolution images are formatted to print out at any size you like really, happy days!
When is the best time to get maternity photos done?
As much as I love little newborns I don't really want to deliver them so I suggest between 30 and 36 weeks, that way not only do you lessen the chances of going into labour on me but you will also be in that happy, feeling good stage!
How long do your sessions last?
Family portrait sessions can last anywhere between 45 minutes and 2 hours, it depends on the location and the weather. Maternity sessions usually last about an hour, while Baby sessions require me to work fast so allow 30 minutes to an hour. Newborns can be less predictable so allow anywhere from 1 to 3 hours as we need to incorporate feeding, changing and settling times.
I don't really like having my picture taken, what can you do to help?
Older children and adults can feel quite exposed and vulnerable in front of a camera, I do my utmost to keep you relaxed and will guide you when necessary. Quite often I'm photographing you interacting with each other so the need to stare straight into the lens for too long is rare. I will help you pose in a flattering way so you don't have images that make you cringe.
DO YOU OFFER PAYMENT SCHEMES?
Yes. The images I take for you are an investment. I completely understand that paying up front especially for some of my top packages and products is a huge commitment financially, so in order to make it a bit easier for you I am happy to offer payment schemes. Generally this is done by splitting the payment into 3 or 4 more manageable chunks. Just call me or pop me an email and we can work something out.
What do we wear for our sessions?
I like you to be as comfortable as possible, having said that huge logos on your clothes can be pretty distracting so perhaps take a little while to get together some outfits that compliment each other as well as the setting you are being photographed in. I always suggest neutrals to start and work from there. Ultimately you need to be you.
Can I bring siblings and other family members along to my maternity or newborn session?
Absolutely! I love photographing these sessions with other family members, just let me know who is coming so I have enough chairs.
What happens once I have booked my session?
After I you have sent back the booking proposal and signed my contract I will send you a welcome pack in the post containing everything you need to know about your shoot. I also send you a link to an online portal containing all the relevant information that you can access anytime you like.
How long after my session can I see my photos?
After your session I download your images and choose the best ones to edit and put together into your gallery. You need to allow between 2 and 3 weeks for me to process your images and load them onto your private online gallery. Just before your gallery goes online you will be sent a link to your highlights which is in the form of a slideshow set to music. Hopefully by the time you have seen this your full gallery will have been uploaded and available to view.
how many photos will I get in my gallery?
For portrait sessions anywhere between 35 and 150 images, for weddings you can expect at least 500 and probably more.
Will you post my images on social media?
If you want them then yes, usually via Facebook or Instagram but only with your full permission. I will never post anything on social media without your permission to do so. I thoroughly respect your right to privacy.
Do you offer prints and albums?
Yes. I have spent a long time sourcing some beautiful products to compliment my images, from fine art prints to bespoke handmade frames. I'd be happy to send you a full price list or chat through any options with you.
Are you insured?
Yes. I have full public liability insurance.