Frequently Asked Questions
These are the frequently asked questions that I am often asked, but every family is different
Q. Where will our portrait session take place?
I have a number of locations I can recommend near my home in Lincoln but if you & your children have a favourite place we can head there. If your garden is big enough then that will do just fine as well.
Q. Time of day.
Outdoor sessions are usually scheduled late afternoon/evening or early morning in order take advantage of the best natural light. We’ll need to pick a time when your children are at their best.
Q. What should we wear?
Simple, plain-coloured clothes tend to work best, as well as clothes with a subtle pattern. It’s best to avoid bold stripes, big logos and checks as these don’t work well in pictures, and try not to have one half of the family dressed in white and the other half in black as the contrast in the images can be distracting.
Q. What if it rains on the day?
If I decide on the day of the shoot that the weather is unsuitable then we can reschedule at no extra cost. I have done portrait shoots in all kinds of weather and still achieved beautiful photos, so please don’t panic.
It’s a cliché, but photographers tend to prefer a dull overcast day to a bright sunny one when shooting portraits, as the light is often more flattering.
Q. What happens if my child is ill?
If your child is ill, then I ask you to let me know as soon as possible so I can postpone your session. It’s much better to wait until they are feeling better and we can all have an amazing time taking your pictures.
Q. Are you insured?
Absolutely – I have both public liability and professional indemnity cover.
Q. How much is a portrait session?
Couples Portrait, Maternity, Newborn & Family Session Investment: £75.00.
Q. What happens after the portrait session?
Around two weeks after your photo shoot, you’ll get to see around 30 beautifully edited images, during a personalised ordering and design appointment at my home in Lincoln.
This can be done on evenings or weekends, whenever suits you. Once you’ve chosen your favourite images you can opt for a wide selection of products – from hand-crafted albums, bespoke wall frames to digital images on a USB drive.
Q. Do I have to inform you what products I want before the session?
No, you can wait until you have seen your images before you decide what products you want to go for and which images you wish to purchase.