I'm located in Penstraze, which is between the coastal village of St.Agnes and the cathedral city of Truro.
I don’t charge travel expenses for shoots within a 15 mile radius from my base, this does cover a lot of great locations from vast sandy beaches, stunning coastal paths and beautiful woodlands. I am happy to travel further afield, although there is an additional charge at 30p per mile, within Cornwall, and 45p per mile outside of the county. I don’t have a fixed distance and I’m willing to travel around the world – it all depends on your specific requirements, so please contact me and I’d be happy to discuss your particular needs.
My sessions take place on location, indoors or outdoors. This may be at your own home, business premises, holiday home whilst staying in Cornwall, at a nearby beach or on a woodland walk. I believe photography is all about telling a story, and having fun, so I’m happy to work at any location that allows me to capture your unique story (as long as there are no photographic restrictions). Feel free to contact me if you’d like to have a chat about potential locations.
I’m used to shooting in a variety of weather conditions, hey we live on an island off the Atlantic, so I’m certainly not put off by a little rain. I will check the weather before hand, and if it is looking unfavourable and the calendar permits we can reschedule. One shoot rescheduled 3 times, but we got there! If this is not an option though we can all dress appropriately for a little bit of bad weather and shouldn’t cause us too many problems, and we can always look to switch to an indoor or sheltered location if it gets too bad. Main thing is we’ll still be able to capture some great shots.
If there are extenuating circumstances that mean you need to postpone our agreed session (for example if your child is ill) then I’ll work with you to reschedule for another time when we can all enjoy the session and capture the best images. If you cancel your session entirely I’ll offer a partial refund based on the amount of notice given. Full details for this are detailed in my terms and conditions.
If your child, or even animal, has a favourite toy, then bring it. It can help them feel more relaxed and it will also give us something to talk about. Depending on where we shoot, any toy or game that encourages play would be great to bring with you. How many images have you got of your family playing Twister? If we’re shooting outside please make sure everyone’s dressed appropriately for the conditions.
It’s best to keep things simple and avoid bold patterns or large logos. Hats or other accessories can sometimes help to mix things up too! The most important thing is that everyone is comfortable and happy.
Don’t worry! even I don't like being in front of a camera. Every adult and child is different. I’ll take the time to get to know you all first and understand what makes you tick. My experience in portrait photography means everyones unique personality will shine through. My shooting style is very relaxed. I don’t pose your children, but let them be who they are. Instead I let them play freely and express themselves. I’ll will even join in with their playing and combine a documentary style with skilled portraiture to capture beautiful, natural images that you will treasure forever.
I believe that photography should be displayed and enjoyed. I can arrange for stunning professionally mounted framed prints and canvases which are all handcrafted and made in Cornwall. I appreciate top quality professionally finished products can represent a significant investment so I’ve carefully selected the very best quality products that you’ll be able to enjoy for years to come. Please contact me for more information of the options available.
To book a package session, please get in touch with details of what you need and I’ll get back to you to firm up the details. All packages are payable at the time of booking, with the exception of Branding, Wedding and Bump to One packages. If you’d like to order any additional printed products or purchase the full resolution digital files payment is required on placing your order and these will be shipped directly to you as soon as possible.