This page will give you a brief overview on booking a portrait photography session and what this includes; as well as answering a few common questions. Please also visit the Frequently Asked Questions page which includes a wide range of information.

WHAT AREAS DO YOU COVER?

I am based in Southfields, South West London, and cover quite a large area including:

London, Surrey, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Kent and Sussex.

If desired I can also travel further afield but please note additional fees will apply.

THE PRE-SHOOT CONSULTATION

Having booked your shoot this will be our first meeting. We talk about everything relating to the session and I ask questions about the people being photographed. We cover locations, clothing, what to bring, how to prepare the children (and adults), my style and many other aspects.

It’s best this takes place in your home but I’m happy to meet wherever is convenient, if necessary we can talk over the phone. By spending time discussing what you want I am able to tailor the shoot to you and ensure you get the most from your session.

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LOCATION SHOOTS

If you have chosen a location session I will suggest beginning the shoot early. I find children tend to be at their best and the morning light is ideal for photography. The precise time will depend on the season but the earlier the better.

I always strive for natural expressions. By learning a little about my subjects I can connect with them and create natural reactions. I tend to talk, use humour and very gentle guidance to achieve the look we are going for.

During the pre-shoot consultation we will discuss locations. It’s great to shoot in an area that has significance to you but if you would prefer I will gladly suggest places that will work.

LOCATION SHOOTS

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If you have chosen a location session I will suggest beginning the shoot early. I find children tend to be at their best and the morning light is ideal for photography. The precise time will depend on the season but the earlier the better.

I always strive for natural expressions. By learning a little about my subjects I can connect with them and create natural reactions. I tend to talk, use humour and very gentle guidance to achieve the look we are going for.

During the pre-shoot consultation we will discuss locations. It’s great to shoot in an area that has significance to you but if you would prefer I will gladly suggest places that will work.

STUDIO SHOOTS

Studio shoots take place in the comfort of your own home. As you can imagine space is a requirement but this depends heavily upon what you want. For example the minimum space necessary is 2.5 x 3.5 metres. With this I can photograph two or three children (aged 8 and under) and do individual, full length shots; providing we are on a hard floor. If you’re only looking for headshots I can work with slightly less space whereas if you want a larger group we would need more.

If this type of shoot is something that interests you the pre-shoot consultation takes place in your home. I ensure the space will work and advise on alternatives if not.

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STUDIO SHOOTS

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Studio shoots take place in the comfort of your own home. As you can imagine space is a requirement but this depends heavily upon what you want. For example the minimum space necessary is 2.5 x 3.5 metres. With this I can photograph two or three children (aged 8 and under) and do individual, full length shots; providing we are on a hard floor. If you’re only looking for headshots I can work with slightly less space whereas if you want a larger group we would need more.

If this type of shoot is something that interests you the pre-shoot consultation takes place in your home. I ensure the space will work and advise on alternatives if not.

HOW LONG DO SESSIONS LAST?

In general, sessions last a minimum of two hours. However, I  always allow extra time so that if necessary (or desired) shoots can continue. Moods are never constant, especially with children, and if the shoot has to be extended I am happy to do so free of charge.

For studio sessions please allow an additional 30 minutes for setting up and dismantling equipment.

WHEN DO WE SEE THE PHOTOS?

Two weeks after the shoot I come to your house and we go through the edited photographs. If there are any changes you would like made I can often show you these as we talk.

I offer a range of carefully selected products and will bring samples of all of these for you to look over. After the session your photos will be available for viewing in your own password protected gallery.