I hope that the following FAQs answer any queries you have. If you can't find the answer you're looking for then please contact me.
What should I expect at a session?
To relax and have fun! Many people arrive feeling saying that they feel nervous in front of the camera but then leave saying that they enjoyed it! My aim is to make my sessions relaxed and fun, resulting in creative, beautiful, natural images which capture the essence of you or your child.
Where are sessions held?
Sessions for children and families are generally held at a favourite location of yours, or I can suggest many beautiful locations. Sessions can start at your home and move onto the outdoor location if you wish. For newborns sessions are held at your own home.
How long is a session?
A family portraiture session will last around 2 hours, longer for sleepy/hungry newborns, whilst headshot sessions last one hour.
What if it rains?
That is not a problem for outdoor lifestyle shoots, we can just re-schedule at no extra cost to you.
What should we wear?
My sessions are relaxed so wear something that you are comfortable in. Simplicity is best, so avoid patterns and logos or writing. Choose something that enhances you or your child's eyes or skin colour. For a family photo shoot pick a couple of colours and then combine these with neutral whites, greys or browns.
For newborn shoots, babies look best in nothing but their birthday suits and maybe a hat!
What is the best time for a shoot?
Not in the middle of the day! The best light, which will add warmth and a lovely glow to your images, is 1-2 hours before sunset. However, as this is not always the best time for little ones we can shoot later in the afternoon or in the early morning. For newborns anytime is great!
When should I schedule my newborn photography session?
Newborns stay newborn for such a short period of time so to get beautiful sleepy, curled up images the ideal time is when your baby is between 4-10 days old.
How do we view our portraits?
Your images will be put on an on-line password protected gallery for you to view in the comfort of your own home in your own time. From this gallery you can chose the images that you would like within your package.
How many images will be in my gallery?
I guarantee at least 30, but usually around 50-80 images.
How much does a family portraiture photography session cost?
A family portrait starter package with SWN Photography includes the photographer's time and experience on the day, the editing and careful post production of your images and 10 images for you to keep on a beautifully presented USB, plus five medium sized high quality professional prints. The price for this starter package is £275. You can add onto this package with a variety of beautiful wall mounted products, keepsake story books or even additional high quality professional prints.
What type of products do you offer?
SWN Photography offers a vast array of beautiful products to show off the images of you and your loved ones. You can choose from a large range of wall art, such as acrylics, canvas wraps, box frames, or classic frames. Alternatively you can display your images in a story book. High quality prints are also available to order within your package and as extras. Price list available on request.
What about dog portraiture?
Dog portraiture sessions last between one and two hours and can be held at a favourite local location, as choosen by you and your dog! If you prefer the studio look I can bring my mobile studio to your home.
Dog portraiture sessions cost £120 and include my time and experience on the day, the editing and careful post production of your images and the presentation of at least 30 your dogs images on an on-line password protected gallery and an 18 x 12 inch print.
Additional items can be purchased, for example, from the gallery you can then choose to get your favourite images on a beautifully presented USB or you can order high quality professional prints. There is also a wide variety of framing options available to you, including stunning aluminium prints or even a coffee table style book to showcase your faithful four legged friend.