WHAT MAKES YOU DIFFERENT FROM OTHER PHOTOGRAPHERS IN LONDON?
In addition to specialising in male portraiture, our uniqueness is in the experience itself. We know how busy your life can be and want the whole portrait experience to be as hassle free as possible. With us, no experience or knowledge of photography or modelling is required. On top of this all we come to you instead of you having to come to us. This service alone is why many men choose us as nothing is more frustrating than wasting time sitting in traffic. The whole experience with JPHarrow Portraits – from consultation to the final product delivery – requires approximately 6 hours of your time, which can easily be arranged around your busy schedule.
DO I NEED TO HAVE MODELLING EXPERIENCE IN ORDER TO BOOK A SESSION?
Absolutely not! Our clients come from a variety of backgrounds and most of them have never done a photo shoot like this before. So you don’t need to know anything about modelling or photography to take part. You are hiring a professional photographer to make you look stunning so you leave that to us.
I’M NOT AS YOUNG, THIN OR HANDSOME LIKE PEOPLE ON YOUR WEBSITE: CAN I STILL BOOK A PORTRAIT SESSION?
Yes you can and that’s actually a very good reason why you should commission us! We at JP Harrow Portraits are all about helping men of all ages to feel confident about themselves through the art of photography. And yes we know how many of you out there simply hate being photographed and even believe you are not “photogenic” enough to do a photoshoot just for yourself. Our photographers are experts in photographing men and we have yet to come across a person who doesn’t photograph well. So feel free to challenge us! And by the way that word “photogenic” is just a made-up word certain photographers use to justify their own lack of experience and inability to take stunning pictures of the person who is standing in front of them.
Booking Sessions & Investments
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PORTRAIT SESSION FEE?
Our portrait session fee is currently £250 and it covers: the photographer’s (and his assistant’s) time and travel expenses inside London (UK) on the day of the photo shoot, high end level retouching for your images, a bespoke product design service, and one image preview & ordering session at your location. Session fees do not include any photographic products, those are to be purchased separately during your image preview and ordering session.
SO HOW MUCH WILL ALL THIS COST ME?
Due to the bespoke nature of our service we can’t really provide you with an estimate how much you might spend on our services and products. Each client is different. Our custom wall-art starts at £320 and Signature Portfolio Boxes at £1999. Our bespoke Signature Books (fine art albums range) start at £4500, which also includes all showcased images from your image preview session in a digital form. The bottom line is that with us it is entirely up to you to decide what you wish to purchase.
CAN I BOOK A PHOTO SHOOT EVEN THOUGH I DON’T LIVE IN LONDON?
Of course you can! We are more than happy to come to you whether you live elsewhere in the UK or abroad. All shoots taking place outside London will require an additional charge depending on your location plus there will also be a minimum spend towards your final order. Any portrait sessions arranged to take place outside the UK will be quoted on case-by-case basis and in these cases the client is responsible for arranging any necessary work and location permits.
CAN I SCHEDULE MY PORTRAIT SESSION FOR A WEEKEND?
Yes you can! The session fees are the same regardless of whether your portrait session takes place during weekdays or the weekend, but an additional fee is added for portrait sessions taking place during bank holidays. Please note that our availability during weekends is very limited and there can be a longer waiting list if you wish to arrange your shoot for a Saturday or Sunday.
Photo Shoot Location
DO YOU SHOOT ONLY ON LOCATION?
Yes. We believe that your images will be much more personal and unique when they are taken at a location that you are already familiar with. Our creative team are experts in turning everyday locations and people’s homes into photography studios that can produce exceptional results.
CAN MY PORTRAIT SESSION TAKE PLACE OUTDOORS?
Yes it can! Many of our clients actually prefer to do half of the photo shoot inside their home and second other half outside. This way you get more variety from your shoot and it’s also more exciting experience!
HOW LONG DO YOUR PHOTO SHOOTS LAST?
Our photo shoot experiences last approximately 4 hours in total, including wardrobe changes.
WHAT KIND OF IMAGES CAN WE CREATE DURING MY PHOTO SHOOT?
This is fully up to you and depends on what goals you have for your photo shoot. You can see a broad range of styles we have previously created by browsing our website. Anything you see here is also possible for you. However, most men tend to go for a 3-1 ratio which basically means 3 casual/trendy looks and one more formal (e.g. suit). This way you will get not only some more trendy portraits to impress your friends, but also get some images that can enhance your professional image.
CAN I INCLUDE A FRIEND, PARTNER OR FAMILY MEMBERS TO MY PORTRAIT SESSION?
Yes you can and you should. Ask more details during your consultation.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR IN MY PORTRAIT SHOOT?
If you decide to commission us, we will provide you with personalised advice and tips on what to wear on the day. In addition to this, your welcome folder will include a latest copy of our official Portrait Guide, which has even more information on what types of clothes work best for a photo shoot.
HOW ABOUT HAIR & MAKE-UP?
Men don’t generally need make-up to do a photo shoot but if we feel you need a little bit touching up we can apply some products from our travelling make-up kit. If you wish, you can add a professional make-up & hair stylist to your shoot for an extra fee.
After Your Photo Shoot
WHEN WILL I GET TO SEE THE IMAGES?
Your new images will be ready for viewing two weeks time from the date of your photo shoot. We can also provide a speedier delivery upon request but this will incur an extra charge.
HOW MANY IMAGES WILL I SEE FROM MY PHOTO SHOOT?
During your image preview & ordering session you will be presented with approximately 15-25 images from your photo shoot. If someone else also took part in your portrait session, such as your partner or family member, then this number will be higher to reflect that. Regardless of how many images have been taken during your session, we pride ourself ourselves on only showing you the best images that match our high standards.
CAN I ALSO GET THE DIGITAL FILES?
Absolutely! Any images that you include in your product purchases (wall art, portfolio boxes, etc.) you will also get free of charge in digital form. If you decide to purchase any of our albums you will automatically also get all of the images that were presented to you during your image preview session in digital form.
HOW SOON CAN I RECEIVE MY PRODUCTS?
We will always aim to deliver your products as soon as we receive them, and generally our delivery times are 4-6 weeks from the date you paid the order in full. This is due to the custom nature of our bespoke products which are all handcrafted to your specific requirements.
DO YOU OFFER GIFT CERTIFICATES?
Yes we do and they are an excellent way to surprise your friends, partner or colleagues! Get in touch for more details!
WHAT IF I DON’T LIKE MY IMAGES?
In the unlikely scenario that you don’t like the portraits we have created for you, we would offer you a complimentary re-shoot or a full refund of your session fee. We stand proudly behind our craft and we believe you are going to love your new images and if you don’t then we don’t deserve your money. It’s really that simple so you have nothing to lose by commissioning us.
WHO HAS THE COPYRIGHT TO THE IMAGES FROM MY SHOOT?
You will be granted a license to use the images for personal use (sharing images with friends and family on social media and so on), but we do retain the copyright to all of the images we create.