The  Portrait  Photography Experience

I truly believe that a photoshoot can change the way you see yourself.  I don’t just mean on the outside – there is an inner transformation that unfolds naturally as you’re in front of my camera.

Your portrait experience will begin with professional hair and make up so that you’re looking and feeling fabulous!  During the shoot, I’ll guide you through everything: how to pose, what to do with your hands and I’ll even coach different expressions.  I’ve got your back!  After your session, I will select the very best images and gently retouch these ahead of your viewing and ordering appointment.

When you see your images, I’ll help you select your favourites and show you how you might want to display them.  I offer printed collections so that your legacy images can be enjoyed for years to come!

Sounds good?  Get in touch to book your consultation and let’s start designing your session!

I was made to feel really comfortable and appreciated the direction given. Being consulted throughout on outfits, positions and backgrounds helped me feel at ease as I had a say in the process. I don’t like having my photo taken so to see all these lovely photos was a huge confidence boost.

I was so happy with the results, it was a fantastic experience. Ruth is an excellent photographer and lovely warm, friendly person. I will definitely be using her again.

From the moment I entered, Ruth put me at ease. I am super happy with the photos I have received and this experience has made me feel empowered and more confident in my own body.  Thank you so much!

Ruth was brilliant for my maternity shoot, she really worked on capturing those personal photos as keepsakes of my bump which I will treasure in years to come. I’d really recommend Ruth’s services – thank you Ruth.

I absolutely loved my maternity photo shoot! I was slightly apprehensive, however, Ruth made me feel really relaxed and comfortable. I was really surprised with how much I loved the final photos. Thank you!

Ruth made me feel very comfortable and this has definitely made me feel more comfortable in my own skin.  Thank you for the beautiful photos which we will cherish and can’t wait to share with our daughter!

Never have I ever felt so happy and confident in my own body, I could hardly recognise this beautiful young woman in the pictures. Ruth’s passion for helping women find love for themselves is truly amazing. Thank you!

I had an amazing time doing a boudoir photoshoot with Ruth. It made me appreciate not just my body but also my own journey as a business owner, mum, and wife. This whole experience reminded me that I am a strong woman. I got much more from this experience than I was expecting.

This was so much more than a photoshoot. Ruth called out the value in me and I felt like I’m worth a million dollars!

It was lovely to see how much my daughter enjoyed her portrait session. It was really difficult to choose our photographs as they are all fantastic and we are delighted with our prints!



So, are you dreaming of having some beautiful portraits?  I can't wait to work with you!  I'm sure you've got questions, so read on to find out more.  If you have a question that isn't answered here, please get in touch.

The women on your website look like models. I don’t look like that, can I really do this?

The women you see on my website are my clients and whilst they are all fabulous human beings, they are not models.  What you’ll notice, however, is that they all look confident and comfortable being in front of the camera.  My testimonials show how relaxed my clients feel during a session with me and this is because I create a fully guided experience – you don’t need to know how to pose or have any experience at all to have a great time.  I will coach, guide, and celebrate you throughout!

How much does a portrait photography session cost?

My session fee is £200 and includes a zoom or in-person pre-session consultation (with tips on what to wear, styling and how to prepare), a fully guided photo shoot, a viewing and ordering session and a complimentary 10 x 7” matted print. 

Professional hair and make-up is an optional but highly recommended add on for £150.  Being pampered at the start of your session really sets the tone and you will not only look but feel fabulous too!

Once you have seen your finished images, you can decide on what you would like to purchase.  Some people may choose to spend £300, some may spend £3000 but the choice is yours and you will receive a matching digital file for each image you purchase.  There’s no hard sell, you only buy what you love! 

Where will my portrait session take place?

Most sessions take place at my home in Loughborough. Alternatively, you may prefer to be in your own surroundings or another location - I’d love to help you make that happen!  (Hire and/or travel costs may apply for a location shoot.)

How long will my portrait session take?

Hair and make-up will take around one hour and your shoot will be around 1.5 - 2 hours. 

How far in advance should I book?

I recommend booking around 4 weeks ahead so that you have time to prepare and source any wardrobe items you want to bring to your session.  If you need your printed images by a certain date, please get in touch so I can advise you on product lead times. 


There are many reasons to book a portrait session!  It might be to celebrate a milestone birthday, a special achievement or a fitness goal.  Or, perhaps you've gone through a painful divorce and it's time to love yourself more - a portrait session might be just what you need.  You don't need a reason  - you are worthy of being seen and celebrated and I'd love to capture some beautiful portraits of you!

i'd love to do this but i don't know what to wear!

Don't worry!  That's exactly why I do a consultation before each portrait session so we can chat about your preferred style and how you want to be seen.  If that's relaxed in jeans and a strappy top, great!  If you want to go all out glam in evening gowns, that great too!  You can incorporate 4-5 different outfits into your shoot to create a variety of images and you have the option to buy, rent or borrow wardrobe items.

Will my images be retouched?

Yes, every image will be gently retouched.  My aim is to remove any distractions and reveal your beautiful and powerful self!  Any temporary blemishes will be removed but I won’t remove moles, scars, stretch marks unless you ask me to.  Please let me know if you have any specific requests in this area or would like to know more about my process and philosophy. 

When can I choose my favourite images?

Your images will be ready for your viewing appointment approximately 14 days after your shoot.  I offer an in-person (or zoom) viewing and ordering session.  It is important to me that my customer service continues throughout your experience, and I don’t want it to stop at your photo shoot.  Clients really value the guidance I can give when selecting their images as it can be overwhelming – and it is honestly one of my favourite parts of the whole experience!

What products do you offer?

I offer beautiful folio boxes in 2 sizes that hold a collection of matted prints.  This can double up as a fabulous display piece with a window in the lid where you can change the photograph on display.  If you’d like some stunning wall art or a beautiful album of your favourite photographs, those are options too. Lead times for products will vary and will be made clear at your viewing and ordering session.

Can I just get the digital files?

I offer printed products and collections for my portrait, boudoir and maternity sessions. This is the best way to ensure longevity - and there is something truly magical about holding a physical printed photograph!  I also understand that sharing online is important so you will receive a matching digital file of each printed image purchased.

Will you share my images or can I keep them private?

I would absolutely love to share images from your session to show other women your amazing photographs, and more importantly, share your story.  However, I completely understand if you choose to keep them private. Images will only be shared with your express permission – you can choose to share all, some or none of your images and I will absolutely respect that.  You won’t make that decision until you have seen all your images at your viewing and ordering session. 




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