Do you only Serve Manchester & Cheshire?
I love to explore new locations and try something different!
I am more than happy to accommodate further afield bookings for a basic travel fee outside of the North West.
How should we prepare for our session?
There are a few things you might want to consider for your photoshoot.
What if my dog doesn't 'behave'
What should I wear?
Do I need to bring anything?
What if the kids run riot?
We discuss all this on our discovery call.
You can also head to 'extras' in the menu to discover my post on how to prepare for a pet session.
I will remind you of anything you need to bring when I check in with you the day before your session.
You're always welcome to drop me a message if you still have queries or concerns!
How many photos will be in my gallery?
For a standard pet or family session, I always aim to deliver around 30 images for you to choose from.
Often there may be more if it has been a well varied session or if there are multiple pets & family members. I prefer to present quality over quantity so I will use my best judgement based on what we have discussed before the session.
I'm not comfortable in front of the camera and worry I will feel awkward!
Who is?!! The world is captured in filters these days and it's sad but true not many of us love photos taken of us!
It can sometimes be really awkward knowing people can see you having a photoshoot, but I have spent time learning prompts and poses to create the most natural images and the locations I choose are often quiet and secluded enough for you to not worry!
Family sessions are usually lead by you and your personalities, I try to keep you in the best light and may give you some direction but generally, it's about natural interaction.
If you're going to get involved in your pets session then they will naturally steal your attention and you will all look adorable! I will explain a few key tips to you before we start shooting, so that you can move and connect naturally and not just because I'm telling you to.
The key hint is to have fun! Stay open minded and don't take it all too seriously! My sessions always include laughter.
What happens if it's raining?
Most of my sessions are in the great outdoors, which means working with the not so great British weather.
Sessions will only go ahead if its safe and pleasant to do so, otherwise they will be re-arranged for a more suitable date.
I will check in with you the evening before your shoot regarding the forecast.
Note: I have also had very successful sessions in the rain! Beaming sunshine is not ideal lighting for the best images, so if you can only make it out during harsh light, we will head to shaded areas.
I want photos of my pet but they are not well behaved/trained.
Not everything is what it seems!
Posing animals is not about how well behaved they are, but about how we interact with them to make them WANT to do what we'd love to capture!
A lot of my pet sessions are actually on lead. All hail photoshop! (Check out my video at the bottom of my pets page for a view into what some images really look like before & after)
Yes, it may take extra time per image to edit this out but your pets safety and comfort is always paramount!
This applies for equine sessions also, if your horse is calm enough. we use my thin photo headcollar and I am able to remove this afterwards for a wild and free look!
I often hear
"they wont sit still long enough for a picture"
That's absolutely fine if they don't want to. But 90% of the time they do, along with the help of a collection of squeakers, some sneaky tricks and the magic of editing, I've found some of the most 'untrained' pets to actually create the most beautiful portraits.
I am also trained in K9 behaviour and first aid, and every session is tailored to your dogs comfort and abilities, so sessions are even possible with dogs that can be reactive or very anxious by ensuring that we pick a suitable time and location, and by bringing along an extra pair of hands.
I'm on a tight budget but I really want one of your sessions
I strive to create beautiful artwork of your loved ones that will be pride of place for many years to come. Practicing photography is very expensive and I have spent endless hours refining my editing skills and finding high quality products to reflect this - and not to mention the crazy cost of top end cameras & lenses fast enough to capture our babies in action!
However, I can offer monthly payments, bespoke packages or keep you updated with any upcoming mini sessions. Please join my mailing list for updates on any special offers.
Most of my clients spend around £750-£1400 on a combination of frames & digitals.
My popular ladder frame is £750 and split over a payment plan that's £125 a month for 3 professional images in a stunning piece of wall art to cherish forever. - A worthy investment as your images will only become more valuable to you as time passes.