SURREY PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER
"I want every single image you receive to be
worthy of blowing up and hanging on your wall"
What to expect from your images
I've been a Surrey Portrait Photographer since 2013 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, 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
Questions about your photographs
Questions about your digital images and prints
What if it rains?I will keep an eye on the forecast from two days before your shoot. If we do need to reschedule due to heavy rain or strong winds, you will have plenty of notice and there is no extra charge for having to reschedule due to bad weather. I do ask you to be flexible on the day of your shoot as sometimes we may have to adjust the time we had planned to avoid a shower or two!
Will I be pressured to buy?No! The only payment you will definitely pay for is your Session Fee before the shoot. Your session fee secures your booking and pays for my time photographing and editing your images. Once you have seen your edited gallery via an online slideshow, you will have the choice of three Digital Collections to purchase. 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.
What should we wear?Don't worry, I will send you a guide before your shoot!
Will I like my photos?In my decade of photographing families, I am yet to have a complaint and have only ever received compliments from happy clients. The main concerns are usually 'Will she capture me at a good angle?' or 'Will I like my expressions?' I have a great deal of experience in posing and capturing families looking their best. From using the right lighting to flattering positions. I am confident in what I do and I want you to love your images. I might be awful at cooking, but photography is my thing! You are in good hands!
Should I wait until I have lost weight?Nooooo! Let me tell you why - I made this mistake and my son has lost four years of photographs with his mum. These photographs are not just for you. They are for your children who love you unconditionally and will want those memories in years to come.
What if my kids play up?So what if they do? They are kids/babies/toddlers! I have a child myself and nine nieces and nephews. I've seen it all. I have also mastered the art of distraction 😏 The biggest reason kids play up is due to being over tired or ill. Do whatever you can to make sure your child is not tired on the day of the shoot and please, please reschedule if they are ill. There is no awkwardness or any airs and graces with me. If they have a melt down or play up, we'll deal with it as a team and move on. If all hell breaks loose 😀 we'll reschedule at no extra cost to you.
I don't look good in photographs and I'm a bit worried about having them takenWith nearly a decade of experience behind me, I know how to choose the right lighting and poses for all body shapes. I will know instantly when looking through my camera's viewfinder if someone doesn't look quite right and I will tell you to change position. Also, tell me when you book. I plan every shoot and I will make a note of your concerns. I have learnt over the years to recognise what shots people will love and what they won't. You are in safe hands. I've yet to have someone complain, but I am always aware that some people won't like the look of themselves in photos no matter what I do. I'm afraid this is out of my control.
My child is super active. Will you be able to get a good shot of them?My camera and I are super active too! I have a high end professional camera and a fast lens, plus many tricks up my sleeve to work with your super busy children! You will get sharp, full of fun images of your energetic kids, dont worry :)
What if someone is ill?If any member of your family is not well enough to attend, please let me know as soon as possible and we can reschedule the shoot. Although adults can cope with being unwell, the photographs will reveal that you weren’t yourself that day. Please reschedule if your child has a temperature, sore throat, Earache etc. I promise you, a photoshoot rarely works out when the child is under the weather. If you or your family have any Covid like symptoms before the shoot, please do a test. I will do the same and if there is a positive result, we will reschedule. I do not charge for cancellations due to sickness.
How will I receive my images? Digital or print?After you have seen your final edited slideshow, you will have the choice of three digital collections to choose from. Each digital collection comes with a certain number 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 images. Each digital collection also comes with print credit that you can use towards frames, canvases and wall art in your shop, attached to your gallery.
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 photographer's 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, the weather, your positioning, what I tell you to do and even the background is all pre-planned before your shoot.
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.
I will take hundreds of shots during your shoot. I often use a technique called 'bracketing' 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.
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 in which 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.
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 can take around 30 - 45 minutes per image.
All of your images will be high resolution - these are large files that you can use for printing. Not only will you get high resolution images but I will web resize all of your images as well, so you can share them online. The high resolution images are too big to share online.
Click on the slide show below to see one of my recent clients, fully edited slideshow gallery
pssst ...Hover over settings and set quality to 1080p
the slideshow will look blurry if you don't.