Portrait Photography FAQs answered
Let me do the hard work so you can enjoy custom portrait photography for everyday people. Ready to book? Call Mandy 07898621187
Booking – how do I arrange my portrait session?
Simply phone 0789 862 1187 or email. A date will be booked for your natural portrait session with Mandy in London. At this point you will receive a booking confirmation by email and post, with the flexibility to defer your session if need be. You will also receive a questionnaire to fill in asking what you would like to achieve from your session. Once this has been received, I’ll put together your personal styling guide. I’ll phone you before the session to introduce myself and this will be another opportunity for you to discuss your requirements and ask any questions.
It is really important to me that you achieve what you want from your lifestyle portrait experience and that is why I take so much care to identify your hopes and expectations beforehand.
Got a question? Ask for your free consultation.
Booking – how will you look after me?
Your experience is my top priority.
You won’t need to worry about what to wear or how long the session will take. Each photo shoot comes with a bespoke brochure that is custom prepared for you. You’ll know exactly what to expect, plus I’ll share the secrets on how to take a good photo. Let me take control of the details, so you can eagerly anticipate your day, confident that your portraits will be fabulous.
Booking – what are the hidden extras?
All charges are upfront. The photo shoot takes two hours, the session fee covers that time. After that, you can decide what products you want to buy on-line. I’ll be on-hand to help your make the right choices for your home or design a little something special for your family. Start thinking now, do you have an empty space on your wall or an event you’d like to record for posterity?
Easy steps to booking your portrait session, click on the ebook below or HERE.
No more abandoned photographs making you feel guilty in drawers, shoe boxes, or hard drives. Yay!
On the day – what to wear?
Find one perfect article, whether it’s a dress for you or a shirt for your son, and pull colours from that for the rest of the outfits. Coordinating colours look so much more pleasing than identical outifts… seasonal styles also work well. Think spring shades, summer shawls or autumnal wraps for the family. Choose a style then build from there… image your portrait in 10 years time, will it still reflect who your family are?
A week before your sitting a fully illustrated style guide will be sent, right to your inbox.
Need ideas for your wardrobe? I’m happy to help, just ask!
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On the day – I’m a real person, not a model
everyone hates posing for photos, it’s just not something we do every day.
When people use the word ‘posing’ it’s easy to imagine a chorus of “say cheese”, accompanied with a contrived pose. That won’t be happening on your photo shoot.
My style is relaxed, easy going and a little silly… I’m not going to ask you to sit quietly, stare at the camera and smile. My aim is to provide an engaging experience during the session, with the bonus of fabulous images at the end.
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On the day – worried about looking your best?
I’ll share my little known tips on how to present yourself to the camera. You can expect light edits as standard on your images to remove the superficial blemishes that are an everyday occurrence in our lives. If you fancy the spa treatment on your digital files, you can request the luxury ‘beautify me’ package designed to show you at your best.
contact Mandy to ask about your welcome pack.
Afterwards – I can’t wait to see my lovely images
Afterwards – what can i do with my portraits?
Show them off!
When you hear the first click of the shutter, you sense that a moment has been captured. I take your hopes and vision and transform them with care, attention and expertise. I deliver outstanding prints that make you feel proud. You’ll want to make sure your portraits get the attention they deserve. As a reminder, I retain the copyright to all my images. I know it seems like a hassle, but image theft is a huge problem, and I watermark web size images to help protect your privacy.
You can order mounted prints, frames or stunning canvas mounts. There is also a wide range of coffee table books and gifts, so please contact me and ask for pricing on something more individual.
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Afterwards – what if i don’t like my portraits?
One of the main reasons my work is so popular is my realism; things don’t happen by accident: preparation, communication and consideration are my secrets for capturing consistently beautiful portraits. From the moment you meet with me, you’ll recognise my aim is to offer the best service, which is why my return clients speak of my warmth, sense of fun and professionalism.
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… for all clients that write a review on my guest book stating what service made them confident in their decision to use my services.