frequently asked questions

How do I book a session with you?

Pick up the phone or drop us an email. We’ll have a good chat so you’re fully aware of how our service works and the costs. You'll receive a copy of our terms and conditions before you reserve your session and some tips on how to prepare for your photoshoot

What areas do you cover?

We offer portrait photography throughout most of South East England, and further afield by special arrangement. Most of our clients are in West Sussex, East Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire

What’s your photographic style?

Natural but meticulous. During each session I aim to shoot a range of photographs including some controlled portraits as well as less guided and candid images

What kind of people do you photograph?

I photograph people of all kinds, of all ages. This includes families, business people, couples, teens, models, babies and family pets. In fact we have a separate dedicated website purely for pets and animals (the link is in the top menu bar)

Where will my shoot take place?

Wherever you want, within reason. I don’t work in a studio, I work on location using my clients’ own environments. This can be the family home, or a favourite walk around your local woodland or beach. Anywhere which is familiar to you or which holds special memories. This means that every photo shoot is very personal and is like no other

Are you insured?

Of course, we carry full liability and indemnity cover

Do you have any qualifications?

I've gained the highest qualifications achievable within the photography industry – I'm a Fellow of the British Institute of Professional Photography and The Societies. I’ve also been a brand ambassador for Olympus UK and my work has been widely featured in the photographic press. Please see our Press and Awards section for more information

How long does the session last?

For up to 4 participants or family members please allow around two hours (a bit longer if we’re moving between locations). If you have a large group or if your needs fall beyond the scope of this please get in touch for a tailored price

Does the session fee include any photos?

No. Your session fee covers our travel (within 20 miles) and around 2 hours of photography on location. There’s a mileage charge if you’re more distant than that, and a charge if you’re more than an hour away from us. Post production, and your viewing and product consultation is included in your session fee

How long does it take before I can see the pictures?

For our standard sessions please allow a couple of weeks for post production and proofing. We'll then arrange for you to visit us to view the images and choose your products

How many photos will you show us?

This varies hugely depending on the kind of session you have and the age, health, and preferences of our subjects. For a family of four we would typically aim to proof around 40 photographs

What sort of products do you sell?

Everything from fabulous wall presentations (including classic bespoke mounting and framing, modern canvases and framed canvases, vintage frames and acrylics) to fine quality handmade albums

How long does it take for products to arrive?

All of our goods are handmade to order and we suggest allowing 2-3 weeks for wall items and up to 5 weeks for heirloom albums

Can I just buy a pack of loose prints or a small desk frame?

I'm afraid not, we offer a bespoke service investing many hours in each customer and we would be running at a considerable loss if we offered unframed photographs or a desktop print in the first instance