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What to Expect from my Portrait Sessions

Rachel Thornhill ABIPP Surrey Professional Portrait Photographer
When you choose me as your Photographer, you don't just get a photoshoot. I understand that a photographic session is an investment, and you probably have lots of questions and ideas, so I work with clients in the way that I'd like a Photographer to work with me and my family. The reason that my Wedding and Family Clients choose me as their Photographer is because I provide the best quality frames, wall art and lay-flat albums available, ensuring your favourite photographs stay as stunning an vibrant as the day they were taken, for many years to come. You only purchase what you love, which means you will get the very best value out of our time together.

  •  Before the Session

All of my sessions include a pre-session consultation (usually the week before your shoot). This is when we talk through exactly what you are looking for from our time together, decide on a location, chat about clothing choices, and is a chance for me to answer any other queries you have. If you are having a family session, it is also time for me to hear about your family, giving me a chance to work out how I'll capture your loved ones in the way you know them best.

  • The Session


Your Portrait Session is held at a location of your choice, and standard sessions will last between 60 and 90 minutes. Working with children, I know that we can never predict when they may need a comfort break, or a snack, so please don't feel like we're clock watching, as I won't be.


  • After the Session

Once your session has finished, I will process and edit your images, and if necessary, retouch any scratches or marks. My style is to keep things looking as natural as possible, and the images you see will be hand finished to a high quality standard.


Around 2 weeks after your session, we will meet again, and this is where I will show you the images from your session. This will usually be around 40 images, and together we will choose your favourite images and I will help you select any wall art, frames or albums that you may wish to purchase. There is no hard sell from me, you simply choose the images you love and the best way for you and your family to display them. Here are details of my current portrait products,

Rachel Thornhill Photography - Start Here

Session Fees

I know that having a portrait session is an investment, so I want to help make your decision to choose me as simple as possible.  


My Portrait Session Fees are £225, and your Session fee covers the following:


  • Your pre-session consultation with me (either in person or by phone) to help us both prepare for your session

  • Your portrait session at a location of your choice* 

  • My time to select and prepare the best images from your session

  • Your Viewing and Ordering session with me, where I help you choose your favourite images and for you to select the best way to display your images for your home and your family’s style

  • 10x8” mounted print (or £50 towards your product choices)


Your session fee is payable to secure your selected date and time, and does not include digital files. Digital files and a Mobile Gallery app are supplied with any images you choose to purchase as frames, wall art or in albums.


* Some locations such as Mayfield Lavender, Tilgate Park and National Trust sites may incur an extra charge of around £100 for licence fees

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