SURREY PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER
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, 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.
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, 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 takes 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