What should I wear for a portrait session? Decide first how you want the photographs to look, do you want to have formal images or to have more casual looking photographs? If you come as a couple or a family you might decide on a similar style. Denims can look good, plain pastels and light colours. Nothing too bold, shiny or strong motifs which can be distracting (EG Gap). You could bring a change of clothing from smart to more casual, even have a different jacket, hat or scarf as an option. Feel free to bring a different set of clothes but be aware that we may be in a public place so changing could be complicated. Above all you must feel comfortable and be yourself!
Can you help me with how I should pose? Absolutely. I know where the light is falling, what angles look best and how to relax you both.
I am booking the portrait far in advance. What happens if I need to cancel? Do I get my money back? It is a good idea to book in advance and if you need to cancel for any reason within a week before the session I am happy to refund the full amount.
How can I pay? You can pay by cheque, cash or bank transfer.
When do I pay? Before the session takes place.
What happens if it rains? We will discuss the situation on the day and if the weather prevents the session from taking place then I am happy to reschedule it. If this is not possible then I will reimburse the session.
Are there additional charges to receive the digital photos afterwards? There are no additional charges. The payment includes the time we spend together during the session, the editing and post production of the images, the online private gallery, a USB of hi-resolution images and posting and packaging.
What can I do with the digital images? In this modern world I believe it is important for the client to have the digital versions. You can use them in email/social networking, printing and creating albums. You have complete personal rights which basically means you can do anything but sell them!
How big can I print my images? I provide you with a high resolution file that can be used to print the images as big as you like.
When will I receive my photos? Within two weeks for portraits and four to six four weddings.
Do you charge travel expenses? Unless the wedding is in Cumbria, Paris or London then I do charge. I try to make this as basic as possible and if I can stay with a friend then I will.
What will you wear at my wedding? I try to blend in as one of your guests and therefore will dress for a wedding!
How can I share my photos with friends and family? I provide you with an online password protected gallery which you can share with friends and family.
How do we pay you? By cheque, cash or bank transfer. For weddings I would take a £200 deposit which secures your booking me as your photographer. The final balance is due anytime before your wedding takes place.
Will you have your own car? In England, yes. Often a wedding is in the middle of the countryside and in a number of locations so I find it very useful to have my own car.
What equipment do you use? Canon and have a 5d mark II & III, lenses include 50mm, 16-35mm, 85mm, 70-200mm and a couple of speedlite flashes.
Do you have insurance? Yes, world wide!