We would suggest any time from the middle of April onwards when Eton will be green and the days will be light.
We avoid the harsh midday Sun and having photographed Leaver Portraits for 10 years we know when the light in Eton is most flattering at that is in the period leading up to the 'Golden Hour'.
Our busiest time is between April & June and during this period we offer 3 different 1 hour photoshoot slots - 7 days a week.
Between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
June & July
Between 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
The Golden Hour is when the Sun is low above the horizon and produces a warmer and softer light which is ideal for portraiture. We will monitor the weather forecast and if on the day it will be cloudy we can bring the timing forward if required.
The photography session lasts 1 hour. We will meet your son by the Porters Lodge at School Yard.
The photographs will be taken in and around the College grounds. You will have a nice selection of portraits taken with the main College building & Chapel in the background and a selection of portraits taken around School Yard.
Yes, it is something that we do often and we find that some portraits of the siblings together at the start of the photography session works well. It is to be remembered that the session lasts for 1 hour and if you require more than a few images of the siblings together it would be perhaps best to book a double session.
We will keep an eye on the weather forecast and re-schedule if necessary. A nice benefit of booking us is that we live in Eton and we will not charge you if we must re-schedule the day.
We use a mixture of natural daylight and flash photography. We use professional Nikon cameras and mobile lighting from Pro Photo.
We will create a password protected gallery on our website for you to view your images. From this gallery you can then purchase display products such as prints, mounted frames & books.
If you are interested in creating a book you can in your gallery save favourite images for a book design - more information can be found under 'My Eton Life' in the menu.
Your chosen images will be put into our post production where each image will be individually colour adjusted and corrected. Skin tones will be adjusted and facial blemishes will be removed as well as uniform stains.
All our images are taken in colour and we will also convert a few into Black & White for you.
The Leaver Portrait Package is for the photography only. Display products such as prints & frames are ordered separately from your dedicated gallery. When we have received your order please allow for a 2 week delivery.
May & June are our busiest months and a delivery time may be longer than normal.
Please contact us with the date & time for when you would like to book a portrait session and we will get back to you with our availability and book you in.
Payment is required at the time of booking and can be done by clicking on the 'Buy' button on this page. You will be taken to PayPal where you can pay with your PayPal account or with a debit or credit card from Visa, Mastercard & American Express.
Payment can also be made by bank transfer and we will send you an invoice with our bank details. We do not accept cash or cheques.