WHAT? WHY? HOW?
WHERE THE CAMERA IS JUST THE BEGINNING…
All Kerto Studio’ creative photography sessions are tailor-made to suit your needs and vision,
whether on location or in Kerto’s Studio.
Every photography session starts with a pre-consultation meeting. My goal is to get to know you and work together in order to create the imagery you will truly treasure. You’ll be much more relaxed when you already know what to expect, so you can just have fun on your day as a model. During the consultation you will also be able to see and touch the range of premium quality printed wall art I offer. This will help you to imagine and decide on what you would like to see on your own walls (in case you don’t have a clear idea before the consultation). The only way we can make sure you receive the images you are proud to display on your walls, is to work together on achieving the dream you have.
After your photography session, every image presented to you during the reveal and ordering session will have been professionally retouched. If you have chosen your finished printed images to be timeless pieces of fine art, this requires special levels of skill and means your work is truly one-of-a-kind. You can expect my creative input and imaginative talent to create a piece of truly unique wall art or you may opt in to work with me to produce a series of images to play a part in the design of your works.
Regardless of your chosen approach, my main goal is to provide you with exceptional customer service and images that will blow your mind!
As an artist, first and foremost I specialise in capturing the uniquely beautiful you – masterfully and timelessly. I will use my artistic skills to enhance each and every image, bringing the best out of it, both photographically and artistically. I will always consult with you first regarding the features you would like to be more prominent and perhaps there are some features about you which you would like to hide…I will make sure you are both comfortable and confident with the way the session progresses and the way you will look in your images. I will guide you through the whole process: poses and wardrobe choices, make-up and hair. There is no need to be anxious about anything, we will cover everything during our first consultation, whether on the phone or face to face.
Please prepare to set aside at least 1 hour for your photoshoot. But this can take longer, up to 3-4 hours, depending on the number of people being photographed, number of outfits, the location and the complexity of the set up.
If you are planning to include children, I find it helpful to meet them as well so that I am not a stranger on the day.
Should you prefer an outdoor photo shoot, to get the best out of your images, I prefer to shoot with as much natural light as possible (but of course it all depends on your vision and the look you’d like to achieve in your images) so I will suggest a time closer to sunrise or sunset to make the most of the warm light during the ‘golden hour’. I have spent many weeks over the years scouting out the best locations for this in my area so I will offer my helping hand suggesting various suitable locations should you need some advise.
On the day of the shoot please allow some extra time for setting up the lighting and other props used in the images (if these are required) beforehand. This will give you some extra time to get ready should you need to correct anything about your outfits, hair, make-up etc. We will then run through the poses and I will guide you throughout the photography session to make sure we get the best images from the session.
All prints are premium quality, and last minimum of 75+ years.
Our premium range prints are guaranteed to last for 300 years!
YOUR INVESTMENT OPTIONS
ALL PRICES INCLUDE:
- Corresponding size digital files
- 1 hour pre photography session consultation
- A guide on how to prepare for your photography session
- 1.5-2 hour fun filled photoshoot
- Artistic enhancement of 20-30 best images
- 1 hour viewing session, at the comfort of Kerto’s Studio or your home
VIEWING AND ORDERING SESSION
The images from your photoshoot will be ready for viewing approximately 2-3 weeks after the photography session. It will take place in Kerto’s Studio in Winnersh, Wokingham, or at the comfort of your home in case you won’t be able to make it to the studio. The viewing session will take about an hour, during which you will be able to choose your favourite images. You will have a chance to go through the final images, receive suggestions and help regarding the size of your final artworks should you need it. You will be able to view and touch the example prints which should all help you visualise how the images would look on your own walls.
To make sure your viewing and ordering session doesn’t end up overwhelming for you, I will have asked you if you had a final product in mind at our first consultation. This way we are both already on the same page and I would have photographed and edited your images accordingly, whether a 34″x34″ wall art or an image box.
You can see the examples of my premium quality product range above.
Yes! I love groups…simply schedule a group or family portrait session and enjoy this amazing experience with your siblings, mother, daughter etc. or your best friend. Just let me know during your consultation so we can schedule the stylist to accommodate for all participants.
Yes you can, but because my stylists are not always available on weekends I prefer to schedule your session Mon-Fri . You can take a day off and make the most of it – just relax and enjoy your time, and schedule a good girls night out or a date night with your significant other–because you are going to look fabulous afterwards!
The short answer is yes. The longer answer is…the most work is done in camera during your portrait session with beautiful lighting and posing that will flatter you. After this I will retouch the skin tone, any blemishes, stray hairs, imperfections in fabric and lightly enhance the whole image to bring out your natural beauty. If there is anything specific you would like me to ‘edit out’ please let me know during your consultation.
You can buy any of the products during your reveal and ordering session. There is absolutely no pressure at all to purchase anything if you find you don’t like your images. You can pay for your print products at the reveal and ordering session. Production of any products will begin once the full payment for the products has been received. Depending on the artworks you choose, the finished items can be collected from Kerto’s Studio or delivered to you anywhere between 2-4 weeks.
Why don’t you supply online client galleries like other photographers I have used before?
Good question! And I used to. Until I found out people produce cheap prints which fade within a couple of years. The online galleries are only supplied for proofing purposes and not printing, but many people don’t understand the quality and print sizes and do so regardless. Printing from screenshots and low resolution files tarnishes my reputation as supplier of archival quality products. So, instead of creating online galleries I opted in for much more personal experience for my clients – I will produce a beautiful slideshow with your images for you to view during your reveal and ordering session. You can then pick out your favourites to be printed at quality you deserve.
The answer is ‘YES’ – every printed product you purchase from me comes with equal size digital file.
All of my prints you purchase, you will receive a correlating size digital image on a USB stick. I don’t generally supply just digitals unless for personal branding sessions.
I take great pride in providing full service for my clients: from tailor made photography sessions and image enhancement to beautiful archival quality printed products, some of which are designed to last for 300+ years!
Would you really want to pass down just a CD or a USB stick to future generations knowing the same amount of investment would have bought you a piece of wall art to be treasured for generations?