FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Once you’ve had your shoot I will go away and compile all the images from your session into an online gallery with a basic edit. I will send you your unique gallery link via email from which you can make your selection. This is a straight forward process which allows me to see the images you have selected easily. I’ll then complete the final edit of your images and send them to you for download. I also have an online store where you will be able to order prints and printed products direct from a professional print lab to be delivered directly to you! Cool huh?
I love nothing more than presenting clients with prints, albums or image boxes. I offer beautiful, bespoke fine art albums (have a look here) and also have a stunning selection of additional products on offer, but if you are looking for something more bespoke, please get in touch!
I feel that in our times, everything needs to be customizable. Not everything in this world comes in black and white and fits within the lines. I will quite happily put together something special for you.
Of course life will always throw in a few curve balls, and I understand that! I always make sure to be in touch with you on the day and let you know my mobile number to keep me posted should you encounter any delays on your way.
When working with natural light – time and lighting is of great importance and depending on the time of day, this might cut your shoot short. I always shoot in the ‘golden hour’ which is the hour before sunset which can run fairly late in summer, so there may be an additional supplement should I need to wait for longer than 15 minutes (*summer only)
I retouch every image as naturally as I can. I use a combination of Lightroom and Photoshop to achieve this. You can rest assured that any blemishes will be edited out. Please note that I am unable to add dinosaurs to images at this stage.
I’ll ask you a few questions about yourselves as a couple/family, about any favourite locations or sentimental spots and when I get to know a little more, I will help put together an inspiration board to give you a few ideas. Most importantly, I want ‘you’ in front my camera so you need to feel beautiful, comfortable and relaxed!
I am a strong believer that there needs to be a good fit between client and photographer. I’m always available for a telephone conversation or even a Zoom or WhatsApp at the time of booking so that you can feel totally comfortable that you’re in good hands! I try to make sure that what you’re looking for is something that I can provide so that there is no disappointment when you receive your gallery!
In order to fully secure a date, I take a 50% deposit to secure. If you would like me to ‘hold’ a specific date, I am happy to do so until another request/booking for that same date comes in. In this case, I would notify you immediately allowing you to make a decision.
I make use of a local studio based in Honiton although one day I dream of having a studio of my own for my newborn photography. I don’t see myself as a studio photographer and thrive in beautiful outdoor locations one hour from sunset when the sun is low in the sky and drapes soft, golden light upon the earth. I generally offer ‘mini sessions’ during winter and this is when I spend more time in a studio.
Canon 5D Mark iii
Canon L Series 24-70mm 2.8
Sigma Art 35mm
Canon 85mm 1.8
Canon EX580 ii
I’ll let you in on a little secret … so am I and it’s for this very reason that I’ll be able to make you feel a little more at ease in front of the camera. I try to avoid contrived, forced moments and aim to shoot more ‘as it unfolds’. If you focus on being in the moment with your family you’ll actually end up enjoying it, I promise!
I would like to think that my style is somewhere between Fine Art and Documentary style. I do my utmost to capture real, raw moments and the moments ‘in-between’ – ones that you probably missed amidst all the hustle and bustle of the day. My style is emotive with emphasis on details and emotion.