LOCATION PORTRAIT SESSIONS


for creatives, families and simply adventurous souls 
who (like me) dislike cookie-cutter poses and fake backgrounds

ELEMENTS OF STYLE

Urban, editorial, lifestyle - my approach to portrait photography defined and explained

HOW TO BOOK

your portrait session, what to wear, and other frequently asked questions answered

FREE CONSULTATION

on the phone or Skype to discuss your needs and make sure we are on the same page

Urban portrait of a young girl
Lifestyle portraits of a couple jumping in the air

URBAN PORTRAITS

Colourful, bold, edgy and dynamic photo shoots,
treating the whole city or town as a giant location set

CHILDREN AND FAMILY

Light-hearted fun lifestyle portrait sessions
for kids, siblings and their parents

ENGAGEMENTS AND COUPLES

Beautiful, relaxed, evoking genuine emotions -
perfect sessions for an engaged or eloping couple

PERSONAL BRANDING

Dynamic and engaging portraits for professionals -
for use on social media, websites and in print

"One day we'll all be a photograph."
- Marti Friedlander

VISIT OUR PORTRAIT GALLERIES

  • Urban portrait photo - a couple at the river Thames
    Urban portraits
  • Lifestyle couples portrait sessions
  • Family lying on the grass
    Children and family portraits

FREQUENT QUESTIONS

How to book my portrait session?
  1. Request your free consultation to discuss your portrait session ideas and requirements.
  2. Decide what type of session you want and fill and sign the booking form.
  3. Return the form to me, pay the booking/package fee and pick the date for your photo shoot.

 

What are your prices?

It depends on the products you will order – digital files, framed portraits, albums, folio boxes or prints - and the type of your portrait session. After your consultation you can download Products and Prices Guide and plan your budget.

Where will my portrait session take place?

In an urban setting, most likely Dumfries town centre – its squares, parks, streets and alleys. The main goal is to choose a location and time(!) where we shall be relatively private, without interfering with city life and people, or normal operation of businesses. No tripods or stands. We’ll move quickly and won’t hog the space.

Do you travel outside Dumfries?

Yes, to another nearby urban location (e.g. Carlisle, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle-upon-Tyne etc.) if the session fee covers travel time and expenses.

What to expect on the day?

It will be painless and fun, I promise – no hard posing, but may involve some walking. I won’t ask you to do anything cheesy or clashing with your personality or style. Recognising what to capture and how to do it, when to take control and let it go makes me a professional photographer.

How long will my portrait session last?

Typically between 1 1/2 and 2 1/2 hrs.

Can I bring a friend?

That’s such a great idea! You will feel much safer with a friend tagging along, especially if they are prepared to watch your bag during the session or hold a reflector, or simply make you laugh…

 

What should I wear?

You already have your individual style. Wear anything in which you will comfortable yet attractive. You can bring a couple of changes of clothes – something lightweight to be easily changed into – a different shirt or jacket, a dress if you are initially wearing trousers.

If your portrait photography session is a branding or conceptual shoot we’ll discuss the wardrobe details before the session.

Do I need to bring some props with me?
You don’t have to, but consider this – a hat, cool glasses, a simple scarf or shawl, a musical instrument or a skating board etc. will make your photos more ‘YOU’, change your looks and give you something to interact with. Here’s an ‘Urban props and Accessories’ Pinterest board for you to get some inspiration. Lifestyle Family Portraits Pinterest board may be of interest to those booking a family session.
How long will it take to see our pictures?

I will contact you five to seven days after your session to schedule a viewing appointment or share an online gallery link.

How long to wait for print/product delivery?

It depends on the product. Prints will arrive faster, framed portraits and canvases take longer for my lab to produce. Storybooks will take longest as time is needed for design and production. Please tell me if you have a deadline!

How do I order?

Your downloadable products will be accessible from inside your online gallery. Other products must be ordered in person - you will see the images on a larger screen and make a more informed decision which ones would fit your decor or achieve your goals better.

REQUEST FREE CONSULTATION

The first step to a successful portrait session is a free consultation.  Please leave your message and include your name, phone number or Skype ID, and the best convenient time we can talk without interruptions or impending chores. I'll email you back to schedule your consultation within 24 hrs.

What to expect?

We'll make sure that my idea of portrait photography and yours match.

We'll talk about how you envision your portrait session, what requirements or ideas you have about it and what you would like to keep in the end.

You'll receive expert recommendations and complete information about products and pricing.

And together we can discuss potential next steps.

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