People Portrait Session Details - Philip Yale


Please see the table below for the basic session price, plus some package options that offer you added value for money.

There are many other ways to purchase images, though.  At the final viewing session, we will work together to come up with a combination of images that you feel are your top favourites, and which can be included in a range of products which fits your budget.

At the end of the day, this is your experience, and I want to do everything I can to ensure that you have a great time, and that you are left with photographs that you will treasure forever.

Travel Costs

For locations within a 50 mile radius of Northwich (CW8) there is no additional travel charge.  Locations further than this will be charged at 40p per mile for additional mileage.

My Guarantee

In the unlikely event that you are disappointed with the photographs taken, and there are none you wish to buy, I will refund the session fee and any travel costs.

I'm very confident in my ability to deliver, and this is my guarantee to you.


For "a la carte" selections from the full product list, these include desktop framed prints, wall-mount framed prints, acrylic prints, metal prints, USBs and more. 

Prices start from £110.

Session Duration

A typical session will last for a couple of hours from start to finish, and caters for up to 5 people.  This doesn't mean you will all be posing for that long, but it allows time for preliminaries when I first arrive, checking locations, changes of clothing for you, rest breaks and so on. 

Expect to be busy being photographed for about 90 minutes; the remaining time is for all the other stuff.  Obviously, the more of you there are, the longer we'll spend...

I try not to exceed 2 hours, and won't go over 3  hours - that's too long to be fun for anyone!  If we do need to use the 3rd hour, there's no additional charge for that - I just like to keep a bit of slack in the schedule because unexpected things can happen to cause delay (usually the weather!).

Planning The Shoot

Planning is everything, so I always ask that a number of things happen before the Big Day itself:

A Discussion

This can be done via a short telephone conversation (20-30 minutes), or by a personal visit by me if you're located within a reasonable distance. 

This will allow us to discuss things like:

- Location confirmation

- Do's and Don'ts regarding your appearance

- Specific requests you may have for scenes and poses

- A weather check

Your Appearance

I just have a few basic requests here:

- People look better when freshly-washed and groomed!   Only kidding (slightly) but I'm sure you get my drift!

- Clothing depends very much on the style of shoot we've agreed on (which will come from the initial discussion).  Basically, dress in a manner that you will be comfortable in and which suits your personality. 

- Dress appropriately for the weather, and bring a selection of outfits - the more the better, and the more interchangeable they are the better, too.

The Viewing

It usually takes between 1 and 2 weeks for me to edit your shoot down to a representative number of photographs.

Once they're ready, I'll contact you and we can arrange a viewing.  I usually prefer to have viewings at your own home, because it's so much easier to visualise how a picture might look when you're sat in the same room.  Viewing them elsewhere and trying to imagine how they might look somewhere else just isn't the same.  Still, I will happily conduct a viewing at my own premises if that suits you better.

There is no charge for a viewing session.

The viewing is very important - it's where we can discuss why one image might be more suitable than another,  where they might be placed within the room, what size they should be and what type of product you actually want.  This takes time, and shouldn't be rushed, so I always ask clients to choose a day when they won't need to cut the session short for another appointment.

The Delivery

Once you've chosen the photographs you like, I'll arrange to have them professionally printed in the style agreed at the viewing.  If framing was requested, this will be done too.

If practicable, I prefer to deliver the finished products personally - I do love handing over good news!  It creates more of a personal touch, too, unlike a courier handing it over with barely a word.  It brings your whole experience to a proper conclusion and gives me immense satisfaction.

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