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#1 The Consultation


Things we will discuss:
Wardrobe and styling
Products and collections
Pricing
Scheduling your session
What happens after your session
Your consultation is free and the best way to answer all your questions and discuss ideas. If you have a husband or partner I encourage you to bring them along to the consultation. They will then have a better understanding about the services and products I offer. Once you have booked your free consultation I will email you a full price list and a PDF of my latest magazine.

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#2 The Session


The session fee is £150 and is payable in advance. If you aren't having hair & makeup the session fee is £95. I will send you a style guide with prep information and outfit ideas. Wear sweat pants and a loose top, ideally with your outfits on hangers. Please arrive completely makeup-free, no fake tan or false-lashes. Allow 1.5hrs for hair and makeup and 2-3 hours for your session. Your family is welcome to join you at the end of the session for more photographs.

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#3 The Reveal


Two weeks after your session you will come back to a viewing appointment. I will present a gallery and show you small edited proof prints. With my assistance, you can choose your products. Once paid, your order will be ready for collection in approximately four weeks. Please note that due to the bespoke nature of the products there is a no refund policy. There is absolutely no hard-sell, minimum purchase or obligation to buy. It's entirely up to you. Wall portraits start at £550.

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FAQs

Do you have a studio?

Yes, I have a great space at Onyx Studio, Chorley.

How do I prepare for my shoot?

We will schedule a free consultation before your shoot. I will guide you through everything, from picking the best outfits to pricing of my products. I will send you a style guide with all the information you need for a successful shoot. I encourage you to bring your husband or partner to the consultation too.

Do your sessions include makeup?

Yes makeup and hair styling is included. The total session fee including hair and makeup is £150. My biggest compliment over the years would be that my re-touched images are not over edited. I owe that to professional, camera-ready makeup. If you don’t wear makeup, no worries our barely-there look will be perfect for you, it’s light and sheer but does a great job evening out skin tones and blemishes. You may be amazing at applying makeup, however camera makeup is different than your everyday look. A full understanding of the right camera-ready products and application is essential for beautiful straight out of camera results.

Is it OK for me to organise my own hair and makeup?

Yes you may organise your own hair and makeup. Please ensure your makeup artist knows how to apply camera-ready makeup. If you choose to do your own hair and makeup the session fee is £95.

Do you require my session fee in advance?

Yes, I require your session fee in advance in order to secure a date. It's £95 or £150 with my pro hair and makeup service.

Can I bring my partner/husband/boyfriend to the shoot or reveal appointment?

Spouses and children are more than welcome to attend at the end of your session. It's a great opportunity to get the most out of your session and have some beautiful family photos taken too.

What is your cancellation policy?

48 hours notice is required to be eligible for a refund. If you cancel less then 48 hours before your scheduled session there is no refund.

What time of the day do you shoot? Do you shoot on weekdays or weekends?

I love evening light and schedule 2-3 hours prior to sunset. I am pretty flexible with the days I shoot and your session can be organised easily in advance.

What if I am older or not my ideal weight?

Please trust me! It's my job to make you look beautiful and I want you to experience just how beautiful you really are. I have photographed women of all ages, shapes and sizes. When I look at you through my lens I believe I can capture your inner and outer beauty no matter what your stage in life.

I have cellulite/stretch marks/ bad skin. Can you fix that?

Yes. Removal of cellulite, blemishes and stretch marks are all part of my retouching process. I keep in things like moles or birthmarks unless you instruct me otherwise.

How many outfits do I bring? Will there be help with styling? Do you have a style-wardrobe?

Please bring three to five outfits. If you know what looks you want but you are not sure how to achieve it, please don't worry, I am here to help. Once your session is booked you will receive a questionnaire which allows me to get to know you better. That will be followed by a style guide and my what to wear guide. I have a small style-closet. I am more than happy to pull pieces I already have to complete your looks.

I love your creative portraits but not very creative myself, can I still have a creative session?

I love getting creative and bringing your vision to life. Just let me know your ideas and I will take it from there.

What kind of collections do you offer and what do they include?

I will discuss the pricing options at your consultation. For more information on what is available please refer to the Product Collections menu on my website.

When will I get to see my images?

Two weeks after your session you will come back to the studio to see a slideshow and small proof prints of all your images to select your favourites and choose your products. There's nothing to worry about as I will guide and advise you all the way.

Do I get digital images?

I do not offer digital images as a stand-alone package. However you will receive your product collection images in digital format too.

How long does it take to get my products? Will they be shipped to us or do we pick them up?

Products typically take 3 weeks. I love to inspect all my products to make sure they meet my expectations before I hand them over to you. Once all your products are in you will be notified and a pick-up time can be scheduled.

Can I add to my order at a later date?

Absolutely! I keep your images on file so there is always the option to buy extra prints in various sizes at a later date. There is no obligation or pressure to buy at any point during your consultation, session or ordering appointment. If you do purchase a collection and decide you would like to buy another collection from your session at a later date, you will receive £100 discount on that extra collection.

How do I schedule an appointment?

Click the contact tab above. Or you can call me directly on 07584 132397 or email me at info@alisonmcmath.co.uk. Your session fee is due at the time of booking your appointment.

- Gift Vouchers -

the perfect treat for a loved one, at any time of the year

From £50. Can be redeemed against a session fee or a product collection. Cannot be exchanged for cash or special offers. Please contact me to buy a gift voucher.

- Testimonials -

Janette

“Words are not enough to thank Alison for the beautiful pictures she has produced from our recent photo shoot with her. We will treasure them forever. The experience was fantastic from start to finish and she made us all feel completely at ease, including our 4 year old who loved every minute ❤️ From the bottom of our hearts thank you Alison xxx”

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