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This portrait shoot will be more fun than you expected it to be! Years of experience means we know photography well enough to just get on with it, and focus more on your comfort in front of our cameras.
Your session is carefully planned just for you. The number of people, the ages of those people, any disabilities - all are taken into account when deciding on the length of your shoot and the order of your photos. For larger groups, we request a list of the photos you'd like us to take, which helps keep the session flowing.
Before we even set foot in the studio area, drinks and biscuits are served, and everyone gets the chance to settle in; the only way to get relaxed photos is if you're relaxed, after all. The session also allows for plenty of off-camera time, as needed. This isn't a rush!
How you display your photos afterwards is up to you. Every shoot includes a slideshow to share online and digital copies for you to download. You also get to choose either an oak framed photo or a beautiful box of five mounted prints with a mini easel and velcro for wall mounting. If you already have the box from a previous shoot you can have ten more mounted prints for it.
We love that Tom makes you feel totally relaxed behind the camera! The whole family enjoyed it and my parents are usually not people who enjoy having their photos taken.
A warm friendly environment is always waiting at the studio. Time was given when anything needed to be sorted with our son, so we didn't feel rushed or hurried. Highly recommend Fossca because not only are the photos fantastic but Tom and Ant are brilliantly friendly and a great laugh.
We thoroughly enjoyed our session, which lasted just long enough to get some amazing shots without Robyn losing interest! The results are stunning and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone.
If you're bringing a large group, we'll help you figure out a list of shots you want before you arrive at the studio.
Depending on how many people you're bringing, we offer two durations. Up to 5 people, an hour and a half. Up to 10 people two and a half hours.
Enjoy your photos at home. After your shoot we'll upload your slideshow for you to share as much as you wish.
Each shoot comes with either a box of mounted prints including an easel and velcro, mounted prints on their own or a solid oak frame.
Make your own smaller prints for yourselves, family and friends. 9x6" digital copies are included, and can be downloaded from your online gallery.
A password protected gallery gives family & friends a hassle-free way to order & download their own photos from your collection.
You always hear the story of that person who waited six months for their photos. Not something we think is acceptable!
Fallen in love with a photo, but wish that little blemish could be removed. No problem!
Coffee? Tea? Beer? Whatever makes you happiest. And Hobnobs, can't do photography without Hobnobs. *Other biscuits may be substituted.
Regardless of the time of year, our studio is a lovely temperature for babies and adults alike.
Free parking right outside the door, and a rollerdoor/ramp means getting in the studio is easy, including wheelchair users.
Not the most asked about part of our portrait shoots, but your photos are encrypted and stored in three countries.
Depending on your group size we offer two portrait session durations. If you have up to 5 people in your group, you'll want an hour and a half session at £350. If you have between 5 and 10 people in your group then you'll want a two hour session at £420. These prices include your slideshow, digital copies, online gallery, and choice of print product as described above.
If you have a specific date and time in mind, we will try and accomodate you, so just ask! Likewise, if you have a group of more than 10 people, we are happy to organise a session to suit you.
Book now by emailing Hello@fossca.co.uk.
The slideshow is uploaded to Vimeo in 4K. It's not publicly viewable, you need a link. You can watch, share and download as you wish.
The frame is a 22x16" solid oak, and contains a 18x12" print of your choice. Art grade acrylic is used instead of glass, so there is less risk of damage during shipping - although you are more than welcome to collect from the studio.
The mounted print box is beautifully designed with a photo of your choice on the cover, and within there are five 12x8" prints mounted on foamboard. The box also contains a mini-easel for displaying one of the prints, and velcro squares for the back of the prints and for your walls. The idea is you can rotate which photos are on show, or put them all on the wall in a collage.
If you already have a box of mounted prints from a previous session, then you have the option of ten more mounted prints to go in your box. The boxes fit 15 prints. The extra prints come with velcro to wall mount.
Mounted prints come in packs of two, for £50. The boxes fit 15 prints but when they're full you can use the velcro to mount some on the wall!
Bring a hairbrush! And if you're bringing a child (or adult) who you don't think will smile for the camera, bring along someone silly to stand behind the camera with us; it will make a huge difference.
Other things you could consider bringing
If we're considering using your photos, we will always ask. And have no issue if you'd rather they stay private.
Very few people are! We've had some people, who are absolute naturals in front of the camera. A few, in many years!
Our posing is minimal. We're not looking for millimetre placement of your hands etc. We'd much rather capture a pose that's 99% there, but is quick and feels natural to you. The best pose in the world will look rubbish if you are bored out of your minds!
The session starts with drinks and biscuits, you don't just get thrown in front of the camera!
We aim to have your photos ready in about two weeks.
You'll get a link to your slideshow and gallery, so you can sit in the comfort of your own home and see your photos for the first time. You can then choose which product you would like, and download your digital copies.
If down the line you would like to pop in to the studio to see some products, you are more than welcome.
Not regularly. We can only take on a certain number of sessions a year and put a lot of effort and expense in to making each one special.
If we do offer any discounts, they will be announced in our newsletter which you can sign up for below.
Firstly, thank you for showing your interest in this normally neglected question!
You'll be happy to hear that your photos are downloaded and encrypted at the studio to our custom built server, designed to keep your photos as safe as possible. Once there, they are sent fully encrypted to two other servers (also encrypted), in two other countries.
We understand how important your photos are!
Yes, we have full professional indemnity and public liability insurance. Certificates can be provided if required.