I began studying photography at college in 2006 before moving on to gain my bachelor's degree from UWE in Bristol. After I graduated I worked part-time as a teaching assistant while picking up occasional photography work in and around the West Midlands in the evenings or at weekends.
In 2015 I gave up my job, moved with my little family to Bridgnorth and decided to take the plunge and start my photography business.
How much do you charge?
Pricing starts from £75 for a ‘mini’ product photoshoot and I have a variety of packages available for the various services I offer. Please feel free to get in touch for a no obligation quote or to receive a copy of my price guide.
Example of images produced in a styled mini session.
What's your specialism?
Most of my clients are Shropshire and West Midlands based small business owners who book with me to create content for their digital and print marketing. Sometimes this takes the form of product and food photography, sometimes it’s personal branding portrait sessions or a photoshoot at your venue, workshop, studio to capture some behind the scenes of you at work doing what you do.
How will we plan the photoshoot?
Once we have set a date, I’ll gather as much information as possible about what sort of images you have in mind by either meeting up in person or continuing to chat via email. I then request that you write up a shot list including any of the specifics such as whether they need to be shot on location or studio, what items are being sent, what props accompany them, what background each item will be photographed on, what products and props should be photographed together, etc. This can be as detailed as you like, but the more information I have the better. I also find websites like Pinterest incredibly useful during the planning stage, so if you’re over there, set up a board for your shoot and add me at: Christina-Clare Photography Bridgnorth (ceeceephoto) – Profile | Pinterest
Is editing included in the price?
Yes! All prices include the session fee, editing, image downloads from a private gallery and a usage licence. Any extra costs for things such as the purchase of props/backdrops, delivery, additional time etc will be discussed before the session.
Tethered set-up for a product photo session taken in-store after closing. Shooting tethered to my laptop or tablet for product sessions allows clients to view images I shoot them so we can make tweaks to the lighting and styling and changes as we go and gives you more input in how your final images will look.
Do I need to book in advance?
Yes! Especially for date-specific events such as weddings, I'd recommend booking at LEAST 6 months in advance of your date. For commercial sessions, particularly ones that would be seasonably styled and used for promotion in a particular time period I'd recommend booking 2 months in advance, to ensure your items can be photographed, edited and uploaded for you at least a month before you need to use the images for your promotions and marketing and also to provide enough time to source any specialist props or backdrops if needed.
What happens after the photoshoot?
All of my packages are digital as standard, with your files included in your package price (so no hidden costs in order to actually buy your pictures) providing you with both high-resolution files which will allow you to source your own printed materials if you should wish to do so, as well as low resolution duplicates for web and social media sharing. Digital files are available for download directly from a password protected gallery as well as a custom USB or disk, depending on your package type.
Will I receive prints?
I have recently added a selection of 6x4 prints to my wedding packages as standard along with a USB of your images, as I know that life is crazy and as much as we always want to have a beautiful album of pictures we often don't get around to actually ordering it (no judgments guys, I don't have any prints of my own wedding either... but one day I will, I swear!). Larger prints and photobooks can be purchased as add-ons to your photography package.
Will I get copyright?
The copyright for the images always remains with the photographer, but all prices include a Usage Licence which allows you to use the images to promote your business (or for personal use, for weddings).
Where will the photoshoot take place?
That entirely depends on the photoshoot! Most product sessions take place at my home where items are dropped off or delivered along with props and a shot list, photographed, and then returned or collected once the session is over. For Personal Branding and promotional sessions I will visit your home/studio/venue or an alternative location and photography you, your business and products/services there.
Product photography sessions can also take place on location where the products are made, which can be a great way to add some behind the scenes images too!
How do I book a session?
You can get in touch via the contact page and let me know what plans you have in mind.