Portraits of Children
At True North, we love bespoke Fine Art Children’s photography. Photo sessions take place at our studio in Pontefract, West Yorkshire and appointments are available for any day of the week. We understand that sometimes, the weekend is the only option.
Prior to the shoot, we like to have a consultation. Either in person at the studio or over the phone, we can discuss your requirements and talk over the style of portrait and what clothes to bring. 3 different outfits is a good guide. We’ll also go over the different packages with you and if we’re meeting with you in person, we can look over some samples.
Fine Art Portrait Sessions
Sessions take between One and Two hours, it really depends on age and how quickly your child settles in to the studio environment. All children are different and some relax quicker than others. For younger children, we keep a selection of toys on hand and generally spend 20 minutes without a camera, just playing. We’ve found that this really helps to put them at ease. It can also be fun to let them have a go with the camera and take a photo or two themselves.
The aim of the session is to get beautiful, natural images of your children, something that will hang on your wall for a long time to come.
The shoot will hopefully be fun for your children, but we also take safety seriously. During the session, it’s normally both of us (Mark & Fiona) taking the photographs. Fiona is an ex Primary School Teacher and really knows how to get the best from young children. Also, both of us are fully CRB checked. You can sit back and relax.
TELL ME ABOUT THE PACKAGES…
Firstly, we charge a session fee to confirm your booking. The Session Fee is £75.00
After the session and once the photographs are ready, we’ll make an appointment for a viewing where you can see the photographs and then choose which package you’d like.
We really wanted to cater to everyone with the different packages that we offered. There are three different print packages that include different numbers and sizes of prints, enlargements, canvases, framed prints and albums. We also offer 3 packages that lean more towards the digital side of things, so you can buy just the digital files along with an unlimited licence to print the images.
In addition, we also have an ‘ à la carte ‘ menu where you can order any number of additional mounted prints, framed prints, canvasses, etc. for family and friends. If you’d like a copy of the ‘ à la carte ‘ price list, please feel free to contact us.
STEP TWO: CHOOSE A PACKAGE
Once we’ve finished professionally editing and retouching the photographs from your child’s portrait session, we’ll call you to arrange a viewing appointment – normally in our studio in Pontefract. At this point, you can order any of the print or digital packages and any additional mounted print copies for friends and relatives. We also offer a wide range of canvasses, photo books and framed enlargements too.
ADDITIONAL PRINTS, FRAMED PRINTS, CANVASSES & BOOKS
Over the years, we’ve built up a list of suppliers who care about your images as much as we do. Please contact us for a price list.
FINE ART PRINTS
We offer mounted prints as an add on to any of the packages. All prints are on 300gsm Fine Art Portrait paper, a delicate, ultra matt, 100% cotton rag based paper with a slightly textured feel and archival quality.
7″ x 5″
10″ x 8″
16″ x 12″
20″ x 16″
24″ x 18″
30″ x 22″
All of our framed prints are hand framed to order using a large selection of frame choices. All framed images come with anti-reflective glass too!
16″ x 12″ print, mounted in a 20″ x 16″ frame
20″ x 16″ print, mounted in a 24″ x 20″ frame
24″ x 18″ print, mounted in a 30″ x 24″ frame
30″ x 22″ print, mounted in a 38″ x 28″ frame
FINE ART PORTRAIT BOOKS
We offer two different sizes of portrait book, 20x20cm or 30x30cm. Both books come with a variety of options and arrive in a gorgeous presentation box.