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A beautiful portrait should capture personality, weather that's a newborn baby, a child or an adult. I believe in using simple backgrounds combined with great lighting, natural or studio to create those images.

 

 

 

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Weather you choose to have your portrait in the studio or on location I will spend as much time talking to you as I will clicking the shutter. I want your personality to shine through and that means taking things just a bit slower sometimes, I'd much rather take one amazing image to give you than hundreds of similar ones. It's about quality not quantity. 

 

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Where am I?

The studio is located in the beautiful Scottish Borders town of Peebles, within easy reach of other borders towns and Edinburgh. The studio itself is about 1 mile away from the centre of town and is nice and easy to find. I also work in the great outdoors or if you prefer at your home. I'm happy to travel in the Borders, Edinburgh and Lothian areas. Just contact me with your preferred location and we will work something out.

 

How a session works

Once you've contacted me to book your session I will send you out a questionnaire to fill in about the people who will be photographed. This will give me a great start point to get to know you a bit better. It's then up to you if you would like to come down to the studio for a meeting before hand to say hi. If your photos are going to be taken in the studio you can see the space and we can chat over what to expect. If you have a nervous or very curious child this can also help the actual photo session itself go a bit better. If your having a location shoot we can talk about where we go and what time of day will work best.

Don't know where to stand? Not sure if you should smile? Do I put my arm here? Don't worry none of that matters, I won't ask you to pose. I take a relaxed approach and do my best to make you as comfortable as possible, let your personality come through and you will look fantastic just the way you are. Let me worry about when to click the shutter.

With kids the information you have given me about their likes and dislikes can be key to getting their true personality to shine through. I will spend plenty of time chatting, I won't be clicking away as much as you might think. It's a philosophy that's transferred over from my film photography, working harder to get one brilliant photo first time!

After the session

I will invite you back to view your photos, usually in the week following your shoot but we can work this around your diary. That way you can see the photos in their full glory, think of it as the difference between going to the cinema and your TV at home. It also means I'm on hand to answer questions and in the long term I find it actually saves time. Can that one be black and white? Yes sure, things like that done in minutes rather than over 4 emails back and forth.

Don't worry though, whilst I'm on hand to help with printing and framing there's no hard sell or minimum spends involved in these sessions. I don't like being forced into spending on the spot so I won't do that to you either. Everything will be available for you to look over at home in an online gallery that you can share with friends and family. 


Pricing

I offer 3 pricing options for portrait sessions. That way I hope everyone can find something that suits their needs. I believe in honest, fair pricing so each one is up front and has no minimum spending requirements after the session.

SHOOT ONLY 

Price: £55

  • The photo shoot, around an half an hour but no rush if it takes longer.
  • Viewing session at the studio to choose your favourite photos or online gallery.
  • Images priced at £35 each or 5 for £100.
  • Online gallery to view and share your photos.
  • Access to professional printing and framing.

SHOOT + 5 DIGITAL FILES 

Price: £125

  • The photo shoot, around an hour but no rush if it takes longer.
  • Viewing session at the studio to choose your favourite photos or online gallery.
  • 5 Hi-Res digital downloads of your choice from your shoot with licence to print and share for personal use.
  • Additional Hi-Res digital files suitable for printing at £25 per photo. 
  • Online gallery to view and share your photos.
  • Access to professional printing and framing.

SHOOT + ALL FILES 

Price: £215

  • The photo shoot, around an hour but no rush if it takes longer.
  • Viewing session at the studio to choose your favourite photos or online gallery.
  • Your whole gallery available as digital downloads with licence to print and share for personal use.
  • Online gallery to view and share your photos.
  • Access to professional printing and framing.