Portrait Frequently asked Questions
'FAQ - about Portrait photography'Here are a selection of questions which you might like answered when considering hiring a professional photographer to take some portrait. As a set of interview questions go, it’s far from exhaustive, so if you have any other questions, do give me a call or contact me and I’ll be happy to help.
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Oh anything. Most people choose a photo-shoot for some great family pictures, but you might want to mark a birthday, a special celebration or a key point in your life. A photoshoot is also a really sweet thing for a couple to do together - photos of the two of you in love.
Yes, photography gift vouchers can be provided and are valid for one year from the date of purchase. Gift vouchers used after the year has expired may be charged an additional fee to match the current portrait rates. Please do contact me for more details
Yes, please get in touch. We can directly help with fundraising by coming along and selling vouchers at events, providing gift certificates for auctions / raffles or event photography.
If you see something that is not mentioned on this website or you have an idea for your photography - just ask! It most likely can be made happen.
Yes, contact us for further details.
All prints and print products are of the highest quality processed via a professional lab.
The best way is to telephone me, on 01787 474923 to discuss what it is you are looking for, we can then discuss a suitable time and date for the portrait session to take place and confirm a booking. Alternatively you can contact me via the contact form and I can get back to you.
The £60 booking fee will need to be paid on the day of your photography session, for all orders of prints, wall art, etc, then these will be paid for at the time of your order.
The Portrait Session
This is your photo shoot so the choice of location is yours. We could photograph at my home studio in Gosfield. We could photograph at your home, or at a place that you enjoy as a family such as a local park, the beach, the woods, or a combination of locations. We have several hours to play with and so we can easily fit in more than one location if we want to.
I usually allow one to two hours, chances are it won't take that long but equally it may take a little longer, it’s always best to remain flexible. I find that not rushing means we can get people relaxed, and usually produce more relaxed natural photos.
Planning ahead for your special day
If it is raining, then we'll photograph indoors and we will still get lots of lovely photographs. I often find that I will spend half the shoot indoors and half outside whatever the weather, and there is a lot of fun to be had from dressing in waterproofs and jumping in puddles.
The easy answer is whatever you feel comfortable in but here are some general pointers: · You don’t all need to match but you should wear colours which complement each other. If three of you wear dark colours and one of you wears bright yellow then eyes will be drawn to the person in yellow who will dominate the photograph. · Avoid large bold patterns, logos or graphics, these draw attention away from the face and can date the photograph very quickly. Children look great in bright colours, hats and scarves always look good. For variation bring along cardigans, jumpers or changes of clothes. · Don't forget the socks! – I may ask you to take your shoes off as they can damage the background material so do avoid the old favourites with the big toe sticking through or comedy / bright coloured ones as these will distract the viewer. · Avoid bold patterns - spots stripes of vivid floral prints can again detract from the subjects faces. · Guys – please do shave an hour or two before the shoot, unless you want to go for the stubbly rock star designer look of course!
I have had a situation where the children came down with a bug during the sitting, so understandably didn't want to co-operate. Don't worry, if the pictures don't work out, for whatever reason, we can arrange to do a re-shoot at a later date.
After the portrait session
We need a little time to prepare the photographs, generally 3 -4 days. Once they're done we'll give you a call and arrange a time and place to present them to you. You can then choose your prints, frames or albums and we'll deliver your choices to you within 2-3 weeks.
It is no problem to remove the superficial spots and scratches that are an everyday occurrence in people’s lives. This will be included as a matter of course before photographs are printed. We are also able to offer a more detailed post production techniques such as softening skin and beauty techniques or to apply artistic effects, These should be discussed directly and a price can be agreed. [/toggle]
Of course, I would be delighted if your family and friends choose to order prints too. After your viewing session, you'll be able to direct them to your password-protected web gallery, from which they can place orders.
Tony Sale Photography retains the copyright to all my images. However, you are welcome to buy individual images or the complete set of print-ready digital files on a disc, which can be taken to any lab for reproduction. You will be granted a license to reproduce the images for your personal use, or to give to family and friends. You are not permitted to enter the pictures into any competitions, or to sell them onto third parties such as stock libraries.