My Portrait Sessions last approximately 1 hour (other than newborn photos) and can include as few or as many people as you would like – you can even bring your pets. I want to capture the fun, love and the even cuteness, if applicable! I like to work in a very laid back style, so please do not be nervous or worried. If you have young children coming, please don’t fret, they will probably play up, most children do, but I know how to help them relax & enjoy themselves and that way I can get great photos. As well as having pictures of you smiling at the camera, I also like to get pictures of you having fun, children running, parents tickling their children, this is when you get great, natural results. Try and enjoy it as much as you can.
Quotes from happy customers
“We were lucky enough to discover Loren before our son was born, so have had bump, new born, toddler and now extended family photos. Loren is professional, personable and perfect for any of your events. You won’t be disappointed with the photos !”
“We asked Loren to capture some family portraits and a cake smash for my son’s first birthday. She made us all (including the kids) feel at home and comfortable which shows in the pictures as they are fantastic! So hard to choose any favourites. I would highly recommend Loren. Thanks so much.”
“I arranged a last minute photo shoot of my children for a Christmas present. Not only was Loren able to fit us in but we received our prints within the week. Excellent service. My children were very excited about the shoot and Loren did an excellent job of guiding them for some really lovely pictures. I am really excited to give the pictures as gifts this Christmas.”
What to Expect
If there is more than one person in the photographs it is a good idea to make sure your clothes work well together, too much black is not recommended but something timeless such as jeans work really well. Feel free to bring any props (sunglasses, toys, hats, guitars etc) and maybe a change of clothing for children. With younger children, sometimes it is worth an adult being dressed for photos (even if you do not want to be in any pictures) just in case they suddenly become clingy. If you have any special requests, please feel free to ask.
I am happy to photograph on location; at your home, in your garden or at a park etc (if you would like to go to a location that may require permission for photographs to be taken, please arrange this prior to our shoot). On location I will use either natural light or flash depending on the subject and situation.
After your Portrait session
Following your Portrait Session, I will take the time to carefully edit the photos, once edited your photos can be viewed in a private section of the Stone Photos website. Pictures will normally be ready 1 week after your shoot. You can browse your photos at leisure and order prints, digital pictures & wall art. You will be able to order your pictures in colour and black & white. These will stay on the website for 4 months so you can return to see them again, purchase more pictures or share with friends and family.
Please have a look at our gallery and contact us for more details.
Pictures taken by Stone Photos may be used on my website and other marketing for Stone Photos, please inform Stone Photos if you do not want your pictures to be used.
Family/couple/solo/pregnancy/pet, studio session – lasts approximately 1 hour and cost £40
Location session – these last for up to 1 hour and cost £40. You can choose the location of your session, please bear in mind that some venues require permission to have professional photographs taken, please make sure you have this in place if required. Locations further than 20 miles from Maidenhead will incur travel expenses. Parking charges will need to be paid by the client.
Cake smash – 1 hour studio session £75. Includes a cake (chocolate or sponge), tin bath pictures & a 10×10″ compilation print. Can also include a few family photos before the cake.
Engagement Pictures – these last approx. 1 hour and cost £60 and include 1 digital image of your choice. You can choose the location of your session, it could be your wedding venue or somewhere totally different! Please bear in mind that some venues require permission to have professional photographs taken, please make sure you have this in place if required. Parking charges will need to be paid by the client.
Studio or home sessions – will last approx. 3 hours, these cost £75. I suggest booking your session as soon as you can once your baby has been born.
Portrait sessions do not include pictures (unless otherwise mentioned), prices for pictures are on the link below:
Studio Party Prices
A Fashion Party at the Stone Photos Studio is a great way to celebrate a Birthday, Hen Party or an other event with your friends.
Photo Party – These are for 5 people, last 1 1/2 hours and costs £130. Additional guests cost £20 each.
Photo Party with Make-up – These are for 5 people, last 2 hours and costs £185. Additional guests cost £30 each.
- Each guest will get a free 5×7″ mounted print which they can choose from the password protected online gallery, 7 days after the party.
- Each guest booked with make-up will be able to choose what to have done, please advise before hand if you have any special requests or if there are any allergies to make-up etc.
- I will provide nibbles and drinks (let me know if there are any allergies), you are more than welcome to bring a cake.
- Feel free to bring changes of clothes, props, balloons, bubbles, party poppers etc.
- I can normally fit in a few family pictures too if you’d like, just let me know.
- Once all the prints have been chosen they will be sent to the party host to give out to the guests. You are also able to buy extra prints, digital images etc from the website, click on the link for prices:
The session fee must to be paid in advance, an invoice will be emailed once you have booked. If you have a voucher, please bring it along to the session.
Portrait sessions do not include pictures (other than engagements & Studio Parties), prices for pictures are on the link below:
Portrait Book 1
20cm x 20cm
10 pages (5 spreads)
Extra thick lay flat pages
Linen or Photographic cover
Portrait Book 2
25cm x 25cm or A4
10 pages (5 spreads)
Extra thick lay flat pages
Linen or Photographic cover
Portrait Book Extras:
20cmx20cm 20 pages ADD – £100
A4/25cmx25cm 20 pages ADD – £100
Velvet paper ADD – £20
My style is natural, creative and relaxed. I like to capture the love between you & your family and you all having fun. When photographing portraits I will give a little direction, but I make sure it stays natural and you feel relaxed and have fun.
Yes, I am a full time, self employed photographer and am a qualified member of the the British Institute for Professional Photographers.
Yes absolutely! I am fully insured for public liability and professional indemnity.
I work everyday of the week! And I can do your portraits anytime from 9 in the morning until 9 o’clock at night, just let me know what suits you.
Once you have booked your portrait session I will email you an invoice, this will confirm your booking once paid.
This can not be helped and I would much rather reschedule your pictures than have someone feeling poorly. Just let me know ASAP.
I don’t stop taking photographs so the amount is unlimited.
There is no set number of images but you will get to see all the best ones from your session. On average, you can expect roughly 80-200 depending on what I am photographing.
Yes, every single image presented to you will be edited in my signature style.
Yes, there are different options depending on what you’d like them for, i.e. for small prints or large prints.
Typically it will take 1 week for me to carefully edit your pictures and upload them to a private webpage. From there you can order online and share the link with family & friends.
Instead of you buying the pictures before I have taken them, I prefer to let you decide what you’d like to buy after you have seen them. You can buy prints, digital images and wall art and if you order within the first 2 weeks, you will get 10% off your order.
Yes, these are very popular and make a fantastic gift! You can choose just a portrait/newborn session or add prints or an amount to spend. Gift voucher are available online, If you don’t find what you are after, contact me and I can make one up with your choice of extras on.
Although most people dream of a beautiful sunny day, in England, this can never be guaranteed. You have a few options, we can postpone the pictures for another day, make the most of it (if it’s not too bad) or move the picture to either my studio or inside somewhere.
Travel is included within a 15 mile radius of Maidenhead. I do photograph portraits further afield, however travel expenses would need to be discussed prior to booking. Any parking/location costs I incur will need to be paid by you.
That’s fabulous! I am very happy you would like me to be your photographer. Give me a call or drop me and email and we can arrange a suitable date & time to book you in.