Here are some most common questions asked about portrait photography and boudoir photoshoots in my boutique studio. If you still have more questions or are unsure about any aspects of portrait and boudoir photography, please do not hesitate to contact me.

How can I book a session with you

If you decide to go ahead and book a photoshoot, you can purchase the session HERE and I will contact you within 12 hours to schedule your portrait photoshoot and your first pre-session consultation. The consultation can take place either in person in my photography studio in Worcester or via a video call.

If you have some questions you can request a call back first. Please use the contact form HERE to provide some basic details about your dream session & request a call back at a convenient time.

I will call you back to briefly go over your requirements and should you wish to go ahead with the booking, we will schedule a session. An invoice with an online payment link will be emailed to you – this will cover your pre-consultation, beauty & styling guides, makeup & hair on the day, up to 2 hour fully guided portrait photoshoot with multiple outfits and a reveal appointment where you get to see your photographs, select your favourite to be fully retouched and printed and will have opportunity to purchase more of the images you love and cannot live without.

Your session will be officially confirmed once the booking fee has been paid.

What payment methods are accepted

I accept several types of payment for your convenience. This includes:

debit cards
credit cards
PayPal Credit 
online payments via link
0% flexible in-house payment plans (card authorisation form required)
eGift Cards from my online shop

Are there any terms & conditions

Yes, please read my Studio Policy document HERE
This can be signed digitally on my website and is required before we start your session

Do you take group bookings

We are a small boutique studio focused on premium experience for each one of our clients and that is why we take bookings for up to 3 people at a time if a full makeover is required for each person. We can allow additional 3 people who do not require hair & makeup. This ensures each of one you receive a high level of service we strive to provide. 

Please note: we require £95 for each additional person to cover the makeup & hair.

How long does the makeover and photoshoot last

I recommend that you allow up to 2 hrs for the quick chat upon your arrival and hair & makeup and up to 2 hours for the photoshoot. Additional people – please allow more time. The image review and selection usually lasts between 45 – 90 minutes.

I have no experience in photoshoots. Will somebody show me what to do?

YES! You will be fully guided during the shoot in my portrait studio in Worcester. I will pose you to the last lash. Normally I demonstrate the pose myself first, in some cases I may also show you some visuals on my phone.

You do not need any experience at all to create beautiful images with me.

What is included in the session fee

Pre-Shoot Wardrobe Consultation
Beauty Preparation Guide and Style Guide 
Unlimited Refreshments, 
Professional Makeup & Hair Styling,
Fully Guided Magazine Style Photo-shoot, 
Image Reveal & Selection at the Renata Clarke Portraits studio (usually within a day or two after the photoshoot) where you get to select and purchase the images you love and cannot live without.

Do you retouch the images

Yes, I do retouch the images. My professional photography started from beauty and fashion hence I have been trained in various retouching techniques used in the fashion photography around the world. 
I use a number of tools in Photoshop plus 3rd party plugins to remove or minimise any imperfections, reduce the fine lines, even out the skin tone, and help with any wardrobe imperfections. I still wants you to look like you and normally I do not remove all wrinkles or change body shape however if you require any non standard level of retouching, please let me know on the day of your photoshoot. Any additional retouching requested after your reveal & ordering appointment will incur in £49 charge per image.

How far in advance do I need to book

Your booking should be made at least 2 weeks in advance to allow a thorough preparation for your shoot however I’m usually booked fully 4 weeks in advance. This means having a pre-session consultation as well as following the beauty prep guidelines you receive when making your booking. If you are considering wall art, please allow an extra 3 weeks for the production and shipment of your artwork. A magazine-style portrait or boudoir session is often once in a lifetime experience. We want to ensure your portrait investment is one of a kind and the best it can be.

I’m feeling a little nervous. Who will be present during my session?

We are all female staff and on the day of your session there will be only my makeup artist and myself with you. The makeup artist usually leaves after the makeover unless we do some fabric draping/ throwing which happens at the beginning of the photoshoot. Usually it will be only myself and the client(s) for the photoshoot part.

What if I need to reschedule or cancel my session

We do allow a one time re-scheduling minimum 14 days prior to your session. Any additional reschedules will incur in second session fee or pre-paying one of my packages. You can cancel your session if you wish to do so but your session fee will not be refunded.

How long will it take to complete my order

Any digital images will be released once retouched, which depending on the number of images cane be up to 7 days from the order. A folio box can be collected or delivered within 2 – 3 days later. Any additional prints or boxes may take up to 2 weeks. Wall art will take up to 3-4 weeks for production and delivery.

What if I don’t like my images

I pride myself in delivering beautiful styled portraits of everyday women in my Worcestershire studio but if for whatever reason you do not like any of the images, I will gladly re-take your portraits without the session fee within 30 days from the reveal appointment. This is my 100% satisfaction guarantee. 

Of course, the artwork I create is considered a custom product which cannot be re-sold. Due to the nature of my products, all sales are final.

Will my photos be made public?

No, they will be kept private if you do not sign the release. Of course I would love to share your beautiful photos in my portfolio to help my business grow but I will respect your wish if you’d rather kept them just to yourself. 

Can you do an on-location session?

Yes, I can carry out your session at your chosen location at no additional charge within 10 miles from Worcester, more than 10 miles will incur in fuel surcharge at 45 pence per mile. Should a rental charge be required at the location of your choice, you will need to cover this charge.

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