Fine Art Portraits

A portrait experience that transcends the ordinary, with over 25 years of dedicated expertise as a professional photographer, I will capture the beauty and personality of every sitter in a classic style, expertly lit that showcases character.

Say goodbye to lengthy studio photo sessions, I understand the value of your time. My express, no time wasted shoot lasts approximately 30 minutes, focusing solely on creating fine art, all enjoyed in the convenience and comfort of being photographed in your own home or indoor setting of your choice. 

Each session includes a beautiful large 10 x 8 inch Giclee fine art print, and the choice to purchase other sized prints, plus stylish rigid mounted prints too. 

An opportunity to possess fine art professional photography at a price range that accommodates all budgets.

For fine art portraits, I cover the north of England, and my fee is calculated by location, please see the map above for refernce. The fees on the map are for 1 sitter and includes a 10 x 8 print.

Here’s the easy process about the shoot…

  • Book and pay for your shoot, choosing your location and sitters [here] and include your desired dates in the Additional Information section on the Checkout page (this is fully refundable within 7 days of the agreed shoot date)
  • I’ll promptly confirm your desired date with you via email.
  • Shoot takes place – I set up a simple pop-up studio in a minimum space of 3 x 3 metres, at your home or indoor location.
  • Shooting for about 20 minutes per individual sitter
  • Within 2 weeks a private viewing gallery of 1 to 6 images (per sitter) on my website will be sent to you to choose your print options.
  • Prints will be delivered to your address usually within 10 days.
  • Please read the FAQ and my terms and conditions before booking a shoot.

FAQ

What is included in the photography portrait session?

The package includes an approximate duration of a 20-minute photo shoot, allowing enough time to capture between 1 to 6 images to choose from.

Can I choose the location for the portrait session?

Yes, you have the flexibility to choose the location, whether it’s the comfort of your own home or an indoor place you have access to.

How long does a typical portrait session last?

A typical portrait session lasts approximately 20 minutes per person, though this may vary if including siblings or friends in the shoot.

Is there a limit on the number of people in the shoot in one image?

Generally, I shoot individual sitters, but can accommodate 2 people together, 3 at a push. However, I can shoot as many people as required individually.

Does it cost extra to shoot more than one person at a shoot?

Yes, the price is determined by the shoot location and the number of individual people to be photographed. See the packages for details.

Do you only photograph children?

No, I can photograph adults as well.

How much space do I need in my house for you to set up your equipment?

I require a minimum of 3 metres x 3 metres clear space inside your house to set up lighting equipment, with clear access and no fragile items nearby.

What style are the portraits taken in?

The portraits are usually shot in black and white with a black or white background, following an editorial, strong-looking theme.

Do you provide outfit recommendations or wardrobe guidance for the session?

Yes, I recommend having two top garments to choose from, of subtle colours and plain. Jewellry and accessories can add to the shoot.

Are props included, or can I bring my own?

You’re welcome to bring personal items that hold significance to you.

What is the turnaround time for receiving the edited prints after the session?

Typically, you’ll receive edited images within two weeks via an online gallery. Prints can be ordered, including the compliementary 10 x 8 print with a provided discount code.

Can I request retouching for the chosen prints?

While I carefully retouch all edits, I may accommodate reasonable requests.

What is your cancellation and rescheduling policy?

A full refund is available within 7 days of booking. After that, a 50% refund is possible for cancellations up to 48 hours before the booking time, then no refund beyond 48 hours. Rescheduling is allowed to take place 2 times (3 agreed dates including the initial date) Beyond this, the paid booking will be deemed as cancelled, with no refund.

Can I request a specific style or theme for the portrait session?

No, I prefer to maintain consistency in my style and brand.

Are there any travel fees for locations outside a certain radius?

Travel fees are already calculated for a specified radius.

Do you provide digital proofs before finalising the edits?

No, final edits are provided as proofs.

Do you provide hair and makeup services?

No, it’s the customer’s responsibility to ensure the desired appearance during the shoot.

What happens if I’m not satisfied with the final edited photos and require a re-shoot?

I take every effort to provide striking portraits with flattering lighting. However art and personal images are subjective and refunds or re-shoots due to dissatisfaction are not accepted.

Do you offer digital files instead of prints and can I make a copy of my purchased prints to distrubute?

No, digital files are not for sale, prints are the only format available. All the images are copyright protected, which means it’s an offence to make a copy of the prints in any way.

Can I include pets in the portrait session?

Possibly, though it depends on the circumstances.

How long are you present at the shoot, and what if we delay you?

To manage my diary, I allocate 30-45 minutes from arrival to departure. Delays may result in the session being abandoned due to other diary commitments beyond your booking.

How do I book a session, and how far in advance do I need to book?

Bookings can be made online, with confirmation sent via email. There is no time limitations when you can book, it’s governed by my diary space only.

What is the payment structure, and do you require a deposit to secure the session date?

Full payment is required when booking the shoot, with refunds available within 7 days of booking. Then print products can be purchaed when viewing your personal online gallery.

What is the print delivery times?

Usually prints and delivered within 10 days of ordering your prints from my website.