An intimate portrait shoot starts with a cup of tea (or coffee, we have both, we are very cultured in Faversham we even have a Tassimo!) and a chat about the session ahead.
It’s portrait photography but with a twist. As you can see from my documentary photography I don’t do boring and mundane, I do different. The same goes for my portrait photography. I want to create something artistic with my clients, something that will hang on their walls forever, something that makes them realise how beautiful they are. Whether it’s for yourself or your partner, whether it’s for your confidence or your christmas present, I want to be able to show you yourself in a way you haven’t seen before.
Before your photo session, we begin with a professional make over. When you know you look good you feel good too, and this will help build your confidence in front of the camera. Hair styling and make up is provided by an extremely talented young lady and Kent Wedding Awards Hair Stylist of the year for 2016. Katie has been listed on Go Hen as one of the Top 50 Hair and Make up Artists in the country no less, and Katie is also my wife! You can check out more of her award winning work at:
The photo shoot itself will last for around an hour and include a couple of outfit changes. The majority of the photographs are close up, including your back, neck, lips and eyes. I want the images to convey an atmosphere of intimacy that provide a close personal connection between the person looking at the images and the person within them. Katie remains present throughout the shoot and we talk you through everything as it happens. We share the images with you as we go along so you can understand how you look and be very much part of creating the art.
After the shoot I retouch the images and provide a selection in both colour and black and white to view. It is at this point you are able to choose your favourite photograph for print, my gift to you. Additional images, prints and albums are available to purchase at your request.
The intimate portrait sessions are available for individuals or couples. If it is perhaps something you are interested in doing together, you can see some of my intimate couple photographs here. The session costs £95, inclusive of hair and make up, and additional packages are available for purchase as follows:
- 3 x mounted prints with digital files, £90
- 6 x mounted prints with digital files, £150
- 9 x mounted prints with digital files, £200
- 1 x coffee table album with digital files, £250
- 1 x fine art album with digital files, £500
The above collections are based on the shoot taking place in Faversham, if you would like a location shoot either at your home or other location then give me a shout and we can discuss the details further. I don’t tend to use a studio as a white back drop has very little character! It’s much more intriguing to shoot on location using different backgrounds, inside or out.
One of my albums is a perfect way for you to remember the photo shoot, or provides an amazing gift for your significant other. Whether you are surprising them for Christmas, want to use it as a Wedding, Birthday or Valentines gift, or even if you just want a lasting memory of the experience for yourself as a beautiful keepsake.
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