Your Portrait Experience

Portraits to me are about capturing personalities, connections and images you will enjoy for many years.  It has been amazing to watch so many families grow over the 13 years as a professional photographer.  If you are looking for natural images, that will make you smile forever then you have come to the right place!

Location Portraits – Eastbourne and Letchworth

Capturing portraits on location is one of my favourite styles of photographing.  I find that being out on location creates a more relaxed and natural style of photography.  Allowing children, families and even the pets to show their personalities to the fullest.  

It can be challenging to keep a child’s attention for a full portrait but with the chance to play, run and have fun in the location space makes a huge difference on the session. 

Your portrait experience lasts around an hour, depending on the child (and sometimes the adult 😀 ) If you know your child is going to be extra shy or needs extra time to warm up to a person please contact me direct so I can ensure extra time for them to get to know me, before the photography starts.

The Initial Portrait Experience fee is £49 this includes the experience and a 10″ x 8″ Mounted Print.  


Who and how many can be in the portrait? 
Being on Location there is no restrictions on the the number of people in the portrait itself.  I have photographed pets, large generation families, small families and children on their own or with siblings.  The only thing I ask is that I know prior to the session who is going to attend on the day. 

I am not sure my child is going to stay still long enough to be photographed!!
You would be surprised how many of you worry about this.  Its ok I have 13 years of running around photographing little ones of all ages, and have a huge amount of tricks in the bag.  If the do end up wanting to run and play I can work with this too and fully capture who they are. 

My dog isn’t ok off the lead, is this an issue?
Not a problem at all, I can edited the lead out of the final images for you.   We will work together to make sure this is possible.  It is a good idea to bring both a long lead and short so we can work with both at the session if possible. 

What are the prices of products after the initial portrait?
Products start from £65 and Current Packages start from £99 with various options to suit everyone. 

I am interested in having my portrait at a different and special location to me, is this possible?
Yes, not a problem at all.  For a location not listed above just contact me directly and we can look at dates and how to make this possible for you. 

I have been coming to Michelle for years now. Our first shoot was a new experience for my husband and myself and we didn't know what to expect but Michelle put us at ease. She captures not just your standard pose and smile photo but the story in the picture along with the character and cheekyness of our son. Even though she has moved and no longer in her studio, the location shoots are still relaxed and her quality continues to be amazing. Her patience with kids is outstanding aswell and she definitely doesn't rush the session if the kids are having a moment and need a quick break. Much love to Michelle and see you at our next yearly shoot.
Emma Woods
Portrait Client