Are you insured?
I have fully comprehensive insurance for your peace of mind. I hold public liability and professional indemnity insurance.
How far in advance do I need to book?
For a newborn session it is always best to book BEFORE the baby is due; preferably after your scan. This allows for planning on my part as we have only a limited amount of time (up to 10 days) to get the perfect shots after the baby is born.
Ideally, for a normal photo shoot I like to book a month in advance. However this is not set in stone and if you have a more urgent requirement, then give me a call and I will always do my best to accommodate your requests.
How do I book?
After you have viewed my price list you can drop me an email to sarahwilkes@sarahwilkesphotography or give me a call on 07790158741 to discuss your requirements and ask any questions you may still have. A booking fee of £75 for a session (£85 for a newborn shoot) weekday weekends are slightly more, would be required to secure your session. This is usually paid by bank transfer.
How long does a session take?
You should expect a newborn session to take around four hours, so please be prepared to make yourselves comfortable! I take the babies lead. I allow plenty of time for feeds and baby will tend to feed more than normal during the session. Getting baby to sleep after each feed takes time too; making sure they are snugly and comfortable. All the posing done during the session is slow so as not to disturb baby whist they sleep.
A normal session takes around one to two hours, however it also depends on the type of session you would like. This is one of the beauties of custom portrait photography it works around you and your family.
Do I have to choose which collection I want before the shoot?
If you would like a collection yes as part of the fee is paid prior to the session and don’t forget these are incredible value for money compared to the à la carte price list.
If you would like to just use the à la carte price list then just the session fee is required to secure your shoot.
How many photographs will you take?
It is not unusual for me to take up to 100+ photographs during a session. Once the session is finished, I will go through them and carefully choose around 20 that show you and your family off to their best and these will be edited in full and prepared for your in person viewing and order session, the rest will be deleted.
What happens after my session? When and how will we get to see the pictures?
I will carefully edit around 20 photographs. I will then invite you back to the studio around 2 weeks after your session for your in-person viewing and order session.
How long do i have to order?
You will place your order at your viewing and order session. There is a minimum £200 order commitment. Once I have your order an online gallery will be activated for your family and friends to view the images should you wish.
Can I order any at a later date?
After you have placed your order you can order extras at any time. After your in-person viewing and order session and online gallery will be activated for your family and friends to view and order should they wish. Your gallery will stay up for 6 months and I keep all your photographs for as long as the gallery remains active. Once the gallery is removed from my site, I delete all your photo’s from my computer too.