Your Top 10 Questions Answered
FAMILY & CHILDREN’S PORTRAITS
Reading & Wokingham based
You want classic, timeless, fine-art inspired portraits of your family.
You want photos that will bring you back here to this special time of your lives, but you don’t want it to be a complicated process.
I’m a family and children’s portrait photographer that wants to make the whole experience quick, fun and easy for you.
Let me help you to create the treasured family heirlooms you deserve. You can enjoy a quick, easy and fun process so that you will have beautiful, authentic family photos before everyone changes.
And, with my affordable studio pricing and no minimum purchase, you can update your photos as regularly as you like.
1. Where are you based?
These are simple sessions with a selection of beautiful backdrops at my Winnersh (Berkshire) based home studio right between Reading and Wokingham. We’re just off Junction 10 of the M4 if you’re driving and we have great train and bus links if you’re not.
2. Should we be nervous?
Nooo. You really definitely shouldn’t feel nervous. (But I appreciate that you still will be because you’re human).
Honestly, I’m great with people and you’ll feel right at home with me.
Actually, technically you will be home with me, as we’ll be working from my cosy home studio and the whole experience will be so relaxed, special and beautiful.
We’ll get a great range of photos, starting with the safe and formal (but ever so beautiful) ones, we’ll work our way towards some more fun, character shots and different poses and backdrops as you relax more into your photoshoot.
“Cianna had not long been out of hospital and you made her feel so special and pampered, we cannot thank you enough. If you learn one thing in life, learn to love everything about yourself and teach others to do the same. Fine art photography by a kind, talented lady” – Hayley, Cianna’s Smile
3. How long does the shoot take?
I run a small, boutique and very personalised service so you’ll always have my undivided attention and we can work as fast or slow as you’d like.
Loving the experience? Cool, stay for longer and we can have some fun playing with different poses and backgrounds.
Hate being photographed but know that you have to do this because your Grandad has asked you to? No worries, I’ll work as quickly as I can.
In general, we can be finished in around an hour including a few outfit changes, and usually the kids and husbands have had enough of being photographed by then too so it’s a good time to stop.
“What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce” Karl Lagerfeld
4. Who are these shoots for?
Whoever you want it to be for.
Some people use them to update their family portraits for the whole crew. Others just want a new photo or two of their little children once or twice a year because they are changing so much so quickly (isn’t that the truest cliche?)
I’ll photograph any combination of your family for these shoots that you like, mother and daughter shoots, father and son, kids and grandparents, or a mix of all of these.
5. When can we see our photos?
I’ve got a range of ways to show you your photos so we can talk through on the day what fits best for you. These will range from same day, instant viewings, to galleries being uploaded for a limited time for you to make your selections.
Once you’ve made your selections, I’ll edit those for you as soon as possible and deliver your beautiful prints and wall art purchases as soon as they are ready.
Either way, you’ll get your photos back in no time because I can’t wait to edit them and see them printed either.
6. What format do we get the photos in?
There’s nothing like the tactile experience of seeing and feeling your gorgeous photos printed and enjoyed the old fashioned way.
When you see them printed in big, high resolution, archival-quality print? Wow, they will totally stop you in your tracks too!
I’ll give you complete guidance on how you can best display your photos and you’re welcome to browse through my beautiful sample displays to see what the end product will look like.
7. Yes, but do I get the digital files too?
Sure, of course. We live in a digital world so I’ll bet you can’t wait to share your photos online or in your family WhatsApp group. You’ll get the digital files for any photos you purchase.
8. How do I book?
Either check availability on my calendar and book online using the link above without paying a penny upfront, or pay £50 on booking and get £10 off your first portrait selected.
I don’t charge a session fee for studio shoots, so you only pay for what you love once you’ve seen your photos.
“Wow, Sharan & Sunny! I knew you guys were talented but I somehow didn’t expect my own family photographs to come out so beautifully. We’re all so impressed. You made us look amazing!! (and I’ve never had so many likes and comments on Facebook haha!!)- thank you!” Dhillon Family, Hayes
9. Can I buy a Gift Voucher?
That’s so sweet and generous of you.
Yes, I’d love to help you to put together a beautiful gift idea for someone special to you. Just choose your amount here, or let me know if you don’t see a suitable option.
10. How much does it cost?
I don’t charge a session fee for studio shoots as I only want you to pay for any photos you have seen and love.
1 Image £60 (£50 if you pay in advance on booking)
3 Images £150
4 Images £200
5 Images £250
20 Images £400
30 Images £499
Prices above include a 9×6″ print and the digital file.
Make Up Only £79 / Hair and Make Up £99 (Hair and make up costs are payable on booking)
I’ve hand picked my most favourite UK lab to print your photos big! All of their work is produced by skilled printing technicians in a custom built professional lab in the North of England.
My heart skips a beat every time I see one of my photos printed on these gorgeous displays. Imagine how you’ll feel when you see yours!
These beautiful display products for your photos start from £199 up to £499 and are a great investment for your home.
“We had a really enjoyable photoshoot with Sharan and Sunny – lots of fun and not at all hard work. The photos are lovely and the little video that Sunny took as well, really nice memories. Very good value too. Highly recommend!!” Sharp Family, Wokingham
Bonus Question – What should we wear?
I’ll give you lots of styling ideas and advice before your shoot so that you can bring along some nice selections.
I’m building up my client wardrobe too so you might be lucky and be able to borrow something off the rail too. Again, just let me know if you need a second opinion, extra ideas based on hair/ skin tones or if you just have no clue what to wear.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch at email@example.com or 07950 252 703. If you’re ready to book (or you’re just not big on talking to people!), then feel free to go ahead and book online here, it will only take a couple of minutes and you’ll be able to enjoy these photos forever.