The Portrait session

How it works

Anthea and Kevin’s aim is to ensure that each aspect of your portrait session is runs smoothly is stress free and enjoyable. They will ensure that having your photographs taken will be a wonderful experience that you will want to return to as your family grows.

During or soon after your initial enquiry, Anthea will discuss your requirements and the studio’s availability. Weekends and throughout the school holidays are very popular, so it pays to book early to avoid disappointment.

We like to begin our portrait sessions by gaining an understanding of what you are looking for in your pictures. We have lots of images and ideas we can show you but we are mostly guided by you and your children. Magic spontaneous moments occur naturally – they cannot be forced. This is why we ask parents not to coach their children to smile at the camera. We aim to catch those secret little looks between people; the infectious giggle, the coy glance and capture an enduring moment in time and portray the true personality of your family.

Your portrait session can take place in our studio or in our meadow (in season), an your own home or at a location of your choosing.

We are very happy to advise you on all aspects of your portrait session, from preparing for your photo shoot to displaying the final images on your walls.

For more information about and what to wear for your Studio Portrait

For more information about and what to wear for your Meadow Portrait

For more information about and what to wear for your Maternity Portrait

For more information about and how to prepare for your Pet Portrait

After your portrait session

Soon after your portrait sitting we will be in touch to arrange your viewing session. This will be at a convenient time – we are happy to work around you and we can accommodate viewings on evenings and weekends.

The aim of the viewing session is to choose the images you wish to have – you will be shown the photographs from your portrait session on a large desktop screen and see the various options available to display your portraits.

Please refer our products page for more information about print prices and available options.

In common with every aspect of your experience at Cotswold Portrait Studios, we aim make the process of choosing your images enjoyable. Your order will be put in progress the next day and ready for collection or delivery within two to four weeks .