Here are some most common questions asked about portrait photography and boudoir photoshoots in my boutique Worcester studio.
If you still have more questions or are unsure on any aspects of portrait and boudoir photography, please do not hesitate to contact me.
It is important to know that digital files are not archives and they can get corrupt. We do everything on our phones, tablets or computers these days and a lot of important files or all family photos are stored on these devices. Remember that these, as any other electronics, will not last forever and you need to ensure that your beautiful pictures are safe for many years and even decades to come.
You need to keep your files in a number of medias if you wish to ensure they are safe (i.e. USB flash drive, external backup drive, your computer and cloud storage like Dropbox). If most of your photo library is stored on your social media profile, just image what would happen if that portal shut down for some reason one day, where would you be with your visual legacy.
To ensure your images last a lifetime, I encourage you to invest in high quality tangible print products such as fine art prints, wall art, albums or folio boxes. These not only look beautiful and really allow you full appreciation of your art, but are designed to stand many years. You’re visual legacy is much safer if you invest into good print products as well as digital files.
Every single print or wall portrait you buy from me comes with a matching digital file in the resolution purchased. This will give you an archival grade physical prints to last for many generations and a digital version to share on your devices. The best of both worlds.
If you decided to go ahead and book a photoshoot, you can purchase the session via this link and I will contact you within 6 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 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 3 hour fully guided portrait photoshoot and a reveal appointment.
You session will be officially confirmed once the session fee has been paid.
I accept several types of payment for your convenience. This includes:
online payments via link
0% flexible in house payment plans
Don’t Panic – I always enhance all my images in Photoshop. Your photos will be digitally enhanced & air brushed.. I can smooth skin, enhance or erase tattoos, erase spots, scars, fine lines, double chins and if requested even shed a couple of extra pounds.
Yes, please read my Studio Policy document HERE.
This can be signed digitally on my website and is required before we start your session
We are a small boutique studio focused on premium experience for each one of our client and that is why we take bookings for up to 3 people at a time. This ensures each of one you receives high level of service we strive to provide.
Please note: we require £59 for each additional person to cover the makeup & hair.
We recommend that you allow up to 1.5 hrs for the hair & makeup and up to 2 – 2.5 hours for the photoshoot. Additional people – please allow more time.
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 nay experience at all to create beautiful images with me.
Pre-Shoot Styling Consultation
Beauty Preparation Guide and Style Guide
Professional Makeup & Hair Styling,
Fully Guide Magazine Style Photo-shoot,
Re-touching & Editing,
Reveal Appointment at the Renata Clarke Portraits studio
I never overwhealm my clients with tons of images to choose from. I select only the best 20 -25 photos to retouch and only these images are shown to you during your reveal session. This also allows me to give my absolute best when editing your images and enough time to perfect all the details to make them a piece of art.
Yes, I do airbrush 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, enhance the hair and makeup, reduce the fine lines and help with any body imperfections.
Your booking should be made at least 3 weeks in advance to allow a thorough preparation to your shoot however I’m usually booked fully 6 – 8 weeks in advance. This means having a pre-session consultations as well as following the beauty prep guideline you receive when making your booking. 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.
We do allow a one time re-scheduling minimum 7 days prior to your session. You can cancel your session if you wish to do so but your session fee will not be refunded.
Any digital images will be released on the the of order. A folio box can be collected or delivered within 4 days from your reveal session. Any additional prints or boxes may take up to 2 weeks. Wall art will take up to 6 weeks for production and delivery.
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 art work I create is considered a custom product which cannot be re-sold. Due to the nature of my products, all sales are final.
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.
Renata specialises in magazine style portrait and boudoir photography. Her main focus is to empower women through the tailored experience and beautiful fine art portraits that will last a lifetime. Get in touch to reserve your complimentary consultation and talk about your dream portraits.