Your session with us

At maraschino photography we have three main aims:

  1. Create some fantastic images with you and your family looking your absolute best;
  2. Curate beautiful presentations of these images, suited to your home and tailored to your requirements;
  3. Make it fun.

We love to help our clients look and feel amazing. You’re going to look your best if you’re finding your time with us fun and easy going. So you’ll find the welcome warm, the refreshments chilled and the facilities luxurious in the maraschino studio!

This quick guide lets you know a bit about what to expect from your time with us.

In the studio

When you arrive at our studio for your portrait session we’ll let you settle in and enjoy some refreshments while we introduce ourselves and show you around. We will then confirm our understanding of the pre-session consultation we had with you.

Our studio is comfortable – it ought to be, it’s in our home. We turned what was a rather cavernous lounge into a beautiful and well-equipped portrait studio. A comfy sofa with lots of plumped up cushions helps our clients settle right in, relax and feel at home.

The session

This is the fun part, your personal portrait session with a professional photographer in our beautiful, comfortable studio. You will have the opportunity to change outfits, so get creative and start thinking of the looks you want! We will have discussed with you, in your pre-session consultation, what to wear and bring with you on the day.

Make overs

If you’d like to splash out a little, and have a make-over as part of your portrait experience, then we can organise a make-up artist and/or hairdresser for you. It’ll certainly make you feel like a million dollars! You will need to add half an hour for hair and another hour for make-up onto the timings of your shoot. In addition, a personal stylist can be organised to go shopping with you in advance of your portrait session, to advise you on what to wear and make sure your look is bang up to date for the big day. If you are interested in any of these services then please ask us for prices, and ensure that you talk to us about these services when you book.

At the end of the session

One week after your session, (giving us enough time to work a little digital magic!) the very best images from your portrait session will be available to view and purchase at your ordering appointment. 20 – 30 images will be rendered in our digital darkroom, turning great shots into truly fantastic shots. Be prepared to be impressed!

In addition, as creative artists, we use our professional expertise to curate your images, showing you some examples of how to display them beautifully in your home, advising on the different wall hanging, album and gift options.

Please bring all ‘decision makers’ to your ordering session. Although your children are always welcome in our studio It may be easier for you to organise a babysitter and leave the children at home for this part, as you’re probably going to want to give this your undivided attention.

As many of our products are hand made to your individual requirements, they take a little time to complete. Your products will usually be ready for collection within four weeks of your order date. If you’d like to send out Birth Annoucement Cards by a specific date or have other rush requests, please mention this at your ordering session.

All poses purchased at your ordering session will be displayed on our Facebook page and website (with your permission). This is a great time to share them with family and friends and earn some referral credits for yourself. For each referral that books a portrait session you both receive £50 in product credit.

Location services

If you’d like to book a location session then we’ll be happy to discuss your requirements with you. Some locations present a wider array of opportunities than the controlled environment of a studio. Therefore, we allow half a day for on-location sessions, so that we can really make the most of it.

This gives us enough time to get to know you and the other members of your party and make sure that everybody is relaxed and ready when the session begins. We’ll also explore the location and make sure that we maximise the opportunities for great backdrops and set up any specialised equipment or lighting as needed.

We offer our location services for an extra £100 on any standard session prices. Travelling time within the M25 or Kent is included. We will be happy to provide a quote for locations further afield, based on additional travelling time. Locations more that 200 miles from the studio will incur accommodation costs.