Where does the shoot take place?
For shoots with little ones I will either come to your home or your preferred outdoor location, these shoots are very relaxed and all about you as a family, enjoying yourselves and having fun. You may not remember your child sitting neatly in a chair with a forced grin when he or she grows up, you are more likely to recall their cheeky smile or grubby knees from when playing in the mud. These are the photos I hope to achieve, natural and just how you want to remember them!
How long is the session?
Sessions last approx. 1.5 hours and the majority are available on weekdays only. I do offer some weekend dates outside of wedding season (November to March), but these dates book extremely quickly, so please let me know as soon as you can if you’d like a weekend date!
Is travel included?
Yes, within 25 miles of Guildford, Surrey. Outside of this there would be a 45p per mile charge. I generally limit my sessions to Surrey, SW London, Hampshire and Sussex. If you're interested in a shoot taking place outside of these areas, please get in touch and I'll do my best to accommodate!
For Newborn shoots I come to your home, there is nothing more stressful than bringing your tiny little one to a studio and then realising you've forgotten that all important family blanket you'd love to have photos with. I bring all the 'props' I need, but my focus for newborn shoots is taking natural, beautiful photos of your new baby and yourselves. I don't believe in posing babies into unnatural positions and photoshopping them, I'd rather concentrate on the delicate features and those precious cuddles in the first few days.
The weather isn't looking too great, can we postpone?
Yes, if it's going to be a downpour then I'll always happily reschedule for the next available timeslot, I usually keep an eye on the weather so will get in touch if it's looking iffy and we can work out what's best to do.
I can't make that date anymore, can we move it?
I'm happy to move dates with more than 72 hours notice, unless it's a matter of urgency. If we cannot agree a new date to re-schedule the shoot within a reasonable time-frame of the original booking, a cancellation fee might incur.
Do you require a deposit?
If you're ready to book then the non refundable session fee is payable at the time of securing the date.
What happens after the session?
Since I carefully curate each image I choose to edit, I will deliver your password protected gallery and slideshow within 3 weeks of the shoot. All images in the gallery will be professionally edited by myself in my unique editing style. From here you're free to share these with family and friends whilst you make your decisions on which collection or which products you'd like.
Is there a minimum spend?
There is a minimum spend of £150 on products, most families invest between £500 and £1500 on their photography sessions with me.
What if I have other questions?
Please feel free to call or email me! I'm more than happy to answer any queries you have, and chat through what you're planning and make the session work for you!