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SURREY PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER

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WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR IMAGES

I've been a Surrey Portrait Photographer for nearly a decade and one thing my experience has taught me is that people need to feel assured that they're spending their money wisely, with a photographer who knows what they're doing...

Scroll down to see more images and find what goes on behind the scenes when you hire me to take your family photographs

A TRANSPARENT SERVICE

I am a big believer in being open and clear when it comes to communicating around my service as a Surrey Portrait Photographer. It is just as important to me as it is to you that you are fully aware of the experience, pricing and service before you book. You can find all you need to know, right here on my website

 

There are no hidden costs and no surprises. From booking, to receiving your images, purchasing wall art to downloading the final product, all the information you need is here.

For a clear explanation of what you can expect to pay for your Session and images

For answers to my most frequently asked questions.

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QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR PHOTOGRAPHS

How much do you charge?


I have explained my pricing here on my pricing page. Everything is up-to-date.




Will my images look good if I enlarge them?


Absolutely! The high resolution images you download from your gallery can be enlarged to as big as you like and will look great!




Can I order Frames, Canvasses, wall galleries from you?


Yes! You can see them here. You will be able to purchase everything on that products page within your shop in your final gallery.




Will I like my photos?


In my 9 and half years of photographing families, I am yet to have a complaint. The main concerns are usually 'Will she capture me at a good angle?', 'Will I like my expressions?' Amongst many other things I want to get right on the shoot, how you all look is one of my top priorities. I want you to love your photos! I have a great deal of experience posing and capturing families. From using the right natural lighting, positioning you all to choosing beautiful Surrey locations. I promise you are in good hands! I am always aware that some people won't like the look of themselves in photos no matter what I do. This, I'm afraid, is out of my control.




Will I be pressured to buy?


No! It's something I personally dislike when it's done to me, so I will never do it to my clients. The only payment you will definitely pay for is your session fee before the shoot. Once you have seen your edited gallery, via an online slideshow, you will have the choice of three digital collections to purchase your images. All sales are online, without me being there, so you can take your time. You do not have to purchase anything if you don't want to.




How do I receive my purchased images? Digital or Print?


After you have seen your final edited slideshow, you will have the choice of 3 digital collections to choose from. Each digital collection comes with a certain amount of digital images that you can instantly download from your gallery onto your computer. Once you have purchased a collection you will have access to your full gallery where you can download your chosen amount. Each digital collection also comes with print credit that you can use towards frames, canvasses and wall art in your shop attached to your gallery.




Once Ive purchased and downloaded my images can I print them myself?


Of course! you can print off as many as you like. Alot of the print labs I know of only work with professional photographers, however I do know of a company you can use that does a really good job. Just ask me and I will let you know. Try not to use photobox or snapfish or others like them. I would hate for you to spend your hard earned cash on a professional shoot to only recieve washed out images with a green or orange tint to them.




Do I own the copyright to my purchased images?


You will have full printing rights to any of the images you download from your gallery. You can, print them, share them, frame them, pass them on to family and friends so they can print, share, frame them also. They will be yours, forever. The copyright of the images always remains with the photographer. Copyright means that no other person can alter the images or sell the images. Just to be clear, I would not sell your images either, but copyright is there to stop other people from altering photographers work or selling photographers' work and making money out of it. Something I’m sure you wouldn’t do, or any of my clients would do, but I just wanted to explain the difference between printing rights and copyright and why photographers need to retain copyright.




Are all the photographs on your website yours?


I was asked this once and it shocked me. Of course they are! However, I learned later that this particular client who asked me had a previous experience with another photographer. It turned out their photographer had used another photographers images for their website. Unfortunately my client recieved sub standard images from this shoot and it did not turn out how they expected. Shocking, but true. So yes, all the pictures on my site are from previous and recent shoots and are 100% my own. These images represent the look and feel you will receive from your photoshoot.





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NOT JUST STRAIGHT OUT OF THE CAMERA

The final images you receive are not just straight out of the camera and forwarded on to you. There is a lot of work leading up to, during and after your shoot to make sure you are delivered high quality images, that will stay in your family forever.

Every photographer has a different way of editing their images.  The editing process is the photographers artistic stamp. I do not rush the editing as I want every photo you receive to be worthy of blowing up and hanging on your wall.

I have a vision in mind when I'm capturing your family. As every family is unique a lot of planning goes into every single shoot. The location, your positioning, what I tell you to do and even the background is all pre-planned before your shoot.

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Editing is all about the small details. It's about bringing the scene back to its very best, plus adding a little extra magic. Your images are taken through two editing software programmes; Lightroom and Photoshop.

 

My custom built PC and high end monitor allows me to accurately edit the colours in your images. This means that any products you purchase after the shoot will be synchronized with my professional printing lab delivering you wall art exactly how the colours should look.

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I will take hundreds of shots during your shoot. I often use a technique called 'bracketing' this is where I take multiple shots of the same scene at different exposures. This helps me to expose for really bright and dark areas in the image. When editing,  I merge the bracketed images together in photoshop.

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After your shoot all your images are uploaded into Lightroom. In Lightroom I will go through every single image and only pick out the very best from your shoot.  The images where someone is blinking or a child has suddenly turned their back or someone is pulling a funny face (not on purpose) are discarded. In Lightroom I will slightly adjust all the best images before transferring them over to Photoshop.

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All your best images are hand-edited in Photoshop, one by one. I carefully remove distractions, colour correct skin tones, adjust the colours of the scenery behind you and enhance light and dark areas of the image. This takes around 30 - 45 minutes per image.

All of your images will be high resolution - they are large files that you can use for printing. Not only will you get high resolution images but I will web resize (make smaller) all of your images as well, so you can share them online. The high resolution images are too big to share online.

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Click on the slide show below to see one of my recent clients, fully edited slideshow gallery