Studio Portraits Cambridgeshire - Frequently Asked Questions
Where is your Studio?
We are based in Harding Way, St Ives, Cambridgeshire - St Ives is just off the A14 so very accessible from both Cambridge and Peterborough and just outside the town centre. Harding Way is near to Tesco, BP and M&S.
Why aren't you on the High Street?
Honest answer we are happy to work Sundays when needed but didn't want to be open every Sunday (as the shops are in Town). Also an important factor was we wanted unrestricted free parking and have plenty for you - one less thing to worry about.
Can we pop in to view your work and book a session?
Many people just pop in - they check the car park and peer through the window to see if anyone is in studio before coming in. If you are worried someone might be in studio ring ahead and let us know you are coming. Even when the studio is fully booked on a Saturday we still leave space between sessions in case they over run so can fit you in.
How long will our session last?
Timings are very much controlled by your group size and the number of photo combinations you would like. Family sessions usually last between 1 and 1.5 hours. Sessions for individuals and couples are usually 30 minutes to an hour. We won’t rush you and will give your children the chance to settle in to our studio and have some fun.
What do we wear?
Colours and styles that complement each other look lovely in photos. You may wish to consider a colour theme i.e. everyone wearing a shade of blue, everyone having something red, all girls one colour and all boys another or you may all decide to dress in a similar style i.e. all in jeans, all casual or even all smart. You are not limited to one outfit so please bring others if you would like. We have a changing room. We recommend you avoid wearing stripes and as a rule large logos can date your photos very quickly.
What can we bring with us?
You are welcome to bring in props with you, such as a football, special teddy, musical instruments – any items that reflect your family.
Can our pets join us?
Yes! Pets are part of your family so you are welcome to bring them in too. Please let us know in advance and remember to bring treats as it makes it so much easier to hold their attention if we have something they like on hand.
When can I see the photos from our session?
We believe you will relax more for your session once you see how good you look so we offer sneak peeks of the back of the camera with a few images as we go. After your session we will arrange a time and date for you to return (approximately 1 week later) to our studio to view your images. Once here simply choose your favourite images and let us know what you would like.
Is everything you do in Studio or can we book a portrait session on location?
If you love the great outdoors why not book a location session - we offer both studio and location sessions.
Do you edit our photos?
Jon personally edits every image we deliver to you using a range of professional software tools.
What if our children wont play ball on the day?
All children sometimes have off days or simply do not always want to participate. This is nothing unique to them - and unlikely to be something we haven't seen before . You will be surprised at what we capture once we get them going. Don't get upset with them, some really settle into it and produce some great results and if necessary we can always rebook the session on another day if all else fails.
What if someone is unwell?
If, on the day, one of you is full of cold or feeling unwell please contact us to rebook your session. We would much rather capture your beautiful moments when you are all able to have fun and are at your best.
How much does it cost?
We all know stories of Studios with hard sell sales tactics and bad reputations - now thankfully most of these have gone. Photography is a service industry and we are here to offer help and advise you, our customers, as well as provide great images of you and your family. Some of our clients come in with an idea they would like something to fill a space on their wall whether that be a new piece of Wall Art or prints for an existing frame. Some come in with ideas for calendars, cards or just for a great selection of images of their family just because it is important to them. We offer all of this and more.
We offer loose prints but most people buy our print packages (as they get a few prints free) - these start from £125
Frames, multi frames, canvas wraps and other beautiful wall art is priced subject to size - our Studio is filled with a lovely range with both larger and smaller options available if you would like.
For those who would like a USB we offer you a choice of either a selection of your favourite images or your whole session on digital download or a USB with prices ranging from £150 - £395.
And if you would like a beautiful piece of Wall Art, some prints and a USB so you have something for your wall and digital images to keep we have 3 fab Collections with built in savings just for you.
Something beautiful for everyone.
Things to consider: We develop a relationship with our customers and many come back to us over and over again because of our friendly service and we deliver exactly what they want.
We look forward to hearing from you shortly and meeting you and your family very soon.
Qualified member of the Society of Wedding & Portrait Photographers.
Registered member of The Guild of Professional Photographers
JLC Photography based in St Ives, Cambridgeshire offers beautiful Wedding Photography across Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, North Hertfordshire and Essex. I love working at our local venues who I know will provide you with a wonderful day. I regularly travel across our region to towns like Stevenage, Wisbech, Kings Lynn and Saffron Walden as well as our local cities and towns of Cambridge, Huntingdon, Ely, Peterborough and St Ives. If you would like me to travel further than 50 miles from Huntingdon I can however I may charge mileage for additional travel and also accommodation if needed.
Some of the beautiful local venues at which we have had the pleasure to be able to offer my photography services and may have images in our public gallery: Girton College, Gonville and Caius College, Queens College, Corpus Christi College, Hinchingbrooke House, Orton Hall, The Hotel Felix, Hotel Du Vin, Slepe Hall, The George Hotel, Quy Mill Hotel, The Old Bridge Hotel, Burwash Manor, Parklands Quendon Hall, Swynford Manor (was Manor 64 and Swynford Paddocks), The Cambridge Belfry, The Dolphin Hotel and The Royal Cambridge Hotel. There are so many stunning Wedding locations around Cambridgeshire and the surrounding counties in which to get married.