About Portraiture

Portrait photography Sligo, Ireland. Suzy McCanny

The below is some info on how the photo studio normally operates with portrait photography and answers to the most frequently asked questions.

The studio sitting fee is €75. (Location shoots quoted by request) 

This fee covers a pre shoot consultation, your shoot, provisional refinement of images and your ordering session.

The consultation before the shoot can be in person or over the phone. I’ll discuss with you what you would like to get from your session and then plan what type of portraiture would suit you and your family and how we can best go about achieving this. The shoot time is approximately 45 mins to an hour in the studio or nearby location. After your session I load all your images onto my computer and pull out the best shots- removing closed eyes, that moment when you weren’t ready. . . etc. I do a provisional edit on these pictures including cropping, toning and other minor adjustments. I then prepare these images for you to view and choose from according to what we have discussed that you’d like. This can include grouping images together as story boards, laying out a few pages of an album or making a collection of framed images for a particular space. When all this is ready for you, you then come back into the studio where I project the images and my presentation suggestions and you can then choose and order your favourites. This ordering session usually takes between 40 mins to an hour.  N.B. If your package is €500 or more the session fee is waived and goes toward your chosen artwork.

After you have made your selection, all your images go through a more detailed retouching process which will be discussed with you as part of your ordering session. Your bespoke artwork is then produced and you’ll be notified when it’s finished and ready to go to it’s new home. The average time for this process is 3 weeks depending on the artwork to be created.

For older families or some “one shot” type of sessions it may be possible to do a mini-session. This is up to half an hour long and the cost is €40

Investments vary depending on the type of finished product you would like. To give you an idea of cost: Custom prints are from €60, framed artwork is from €95, wall mounted canvases start from €75. All images are custom made & produced to the highest standards with post-production, archival printing materials and techniques insuring that they will not fade within your lifetime.

There are numerous options available from traditional framing and canvas, images embedded in glass to digital files.

For more specific details for different types of shoots please follow the links below. 

Newborn       Child & Family       Beauty      Actors/Business Portraits