Our informal and relaxed style produces naturally recorded photographs that can be treasured for years.
Photographs can be taken anywhere within the home, garden or location of your choice such as a local park. All sittings will provide a range of colour and monochrome photographs
Photographs can be mounted for wall or sideboard presentation, for album or in slideshow format.
Portraits of young children are taken in a relaxed style and sessions can last up to two hours. Children can then adjust to a new visitor following them around. We encourage them to play but also to interact with the camera. A mixture of traditional, reportage and artistic shots will be captured during this sitting. Where babies are involved, the session takes on a much slower pace taking in the need for feeds and cuddles.
Taking portraits of young children may be stressful for them, so I advise more informal shots. Itís a good idea to have a few favourite toys present. Also consider larger props you may wish to be included such as a large teddy bear, chair or rocking horse.
These are often centred on a more traditional theme but we encourage the family to interact with each other as much as possible. Various combinations are captured. For example, husband and wife, father and son, mother and baby, brother and sister.
To get the most out of your portrait sitting, it is advised to have an idea of the style of portrait that you are after. If you have any requests or ideas, do not hesitate to discuss them with us. I often advise to look through magazines or the Internet and collate some pictures that will help describe what you wish to achieve.
It is a good idea to coordinate your clothes with others that may be in the picture with you. Stick to the same colour tones and avoid patterns. Also avoid wearing sleeveless tops as the level of skin tone present can distract from the face. If you are looking for a more informal style, casual, comfortable clothes work best. Donít be afraid to ask for a dress change halfway through the session.
The important thing to remember is the more relaxed you are, the better your photographs will be.
What Happens After Our Shoot?
Three to four weeks after your sitting, you will receive an email with details regarding your online proofing gallery. You can see examples of these galleries on our 'Recent Portraits' page. If you pre-ordered a Proof Book then this will arrive to you by standard Royal Mail and will contain all your order codes. Your proofing gallery will be online for 4 weeks.
Montage Options are photographic displays created from more than one of your photographs. They aim to be something different from the traditional portraits hung on walls and look great when printed on wood or canvas.
Presentation can transform the look of a photograph dramatically. We can supply a variety of frames and albums; there is something for every budget. We have access to a vast range of products which can compliment your photographs, so if you donít see what youíre after in the product guide, please drop us a line.