FAQs

What type of portraits do you do?

I aim to make every portrait sitting a genuinely relaxing and enjoyable experience, even for the most lively or camera-shy amongst us!  I tailor your session very much around you, your family and friends.  I am also happy to work with you on any ideas or props you wish to incorporate.

Is the shoot outdoors?

Yes, the shoot can take place in your garden, local park, beach.  The bigger the variety of backgrounds and textures the more dynamic the photographs!  If you're struggling with a location, I can make some local suggestions.

How long is the photo shoot?

It will be around an hour, I am flexible so I'll shoot until all the shots are captured.

What shall I wear?

The choice is entirely yours - think about what you would like to achieve in your pictures.  Are you looking for a contemporary relaxed family picture?  Then jeans work very well and coloured tops which compliment each other.  Maybe bring a couple of different outfits for the children, bright colours work best - hats, sunglasses, props and favourite toys.  Absolutely anything fun, the more the better!

I'd like my baby photographed - what works best?

The most intriguing part of photographing babies and very young children is that no two sessions are alike; "Like a box of chocolates - you never know what you're gonna get!"  A baby can be crying one minute and gurgling the next.  So, don't worry, I'm prepared to do whatever "entertaining" is necessary to help your baby settle.  A well ventilated room with soft natural light will help.  Also please bear in mind your baby's routine, and where possible schedule a shoot around feeds and naps.

How many photographs will you take?

I will shoot a wide variety of photographs in colour and black and white, I don't have quotas, but generally I will take in excess of 30. 

When can I see my pictures?

I will post a small selection of images to my social media pages usually within 7 days of the portrait session.  Every image will be individually colour checked before you see them.  All edited images will be sent electronically (along with the right to reproduce the images to print and share with your family and friends) between 7-14 days after the shoot.

Can we order photo products?

I am delighted to offer professionally printed photographs, metal prints, canvas wraps, acrylic and bamboo panels.  Please contact me regarding finishes, sizes and costs.

Are you insured?

Yes, I am insured with AXA Insurance UK Plc.

Need more information?

If you would like more information or would like to discuss your requirements, please feel free to contact me using the contact form.  Alternatively, you can also contact me via email - info@sambannister.uk or call 07717 830445.