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Family Portraits

“Photographs for the family to treasure”

At Ian’s Studio, we offer a number of family portrait packages.  Including images created in the studio and images created in the near-by Woodbank and Vernon Parks.

Studio Session

Price £80 (£45 sitting fee, plus minimum order of £35 of prints)

The session will be at Ian’s Studio and is typically about an hour to two hours in length.  The actual duration of the shoot depends on your exact requirements.  Shoots with babies and small children are usually much shorter than ones with larger family groups.

Studio + Park Session

Price £100 (£65 sitting fee, plus minimum order of £35 of prints)

With this option we spend the first hour of the shoot in the studio, then we head out to the local park for some on location portraits.  The park(s) we use are Woodbank and Vernon Parks which are literally just a couple of minutes walk from the studio.

Home Session

Price £110 (£75 sitting fee, plus minimum order of £35 of prints) +travel

We recommend that most family portrait sessions take place at Ian’s Studio.  But in some circumstances, it may be preferable for the shoot to take place at your home.  For example when the portrait shoot is to be done as part of a larger family gathering.   Home sessions cost more because it is necessary to transport lighting equipment to your location.   Additionally, before we will agree to a home based session we will need to confirm with you that there is enough space to do the shoot.

On Location Session

Price £110 (£75 sitting fee, plus minimum order of £35 of prints) +travel

If there is a particular location you would like to use for your portrait session (eg a favourite park, or location), this can be arranged. Location sessions cost more because it is necessary to transport lighting equipment to your location.   Additionally, before we will agree to a location based session we will need to confirm with you that there are no restrictions on photography at the location.  In most parks and public spaces this is unlikely to be a problem, however, on private land (such as the National Trust) there may be restrictions in place.

Prices

My price structure has been chosen to give you the greatest flexibility. Without any pre-defined photograph packages, you can order precisely what you want, whether it is a lot of small photos to give to friends and relatives or just one special one to hang over the fireplace. The choice is yours.

The price consists of two parts, firstly there is the sitting/booking fee.  That ranges from £45-£75 depending on whether we are using just the studio, using the studio and the park, at your home or on location.  There is then a minimum order of £35 worth of prints.  Both the booking fee and the minimum amount is paid at the photo session.  When you then place your order for prints we will deduct £35 from the price of the order.

For up to date print prices please see the separate price list.

Mileage

If I have to travel to a location for the shoot, I may have to charge mileage.  For most locations in the Stockport area I don’t charge any mileage.  However, if you are over 7 miles away, I may add on a mileage charge of 45p per mile for the round trip.

Viewing the proofs

I always recommend you view the photographs on a password protected website. This means you can view the photographs at your leisure, before deciding which photographs you would like to buy. The photographs can be ordered directly from this web site.

For those customers who prefer paper proofs, small 5 x 7 cm printouts of the images can be sent to you to make your selection from.

Whichever method you select, I will ‘edit out’ any failed shots (subject blinking etc) before presenting you with the proofs.