Frequently asked questions

When are the photo shoots available?

Pre wedding and engagement photo sessions are available throughout the year on Mondays to Thursdays as Fridays and Saturdays are generally booked for wedding photography.

When is the best time to have pre-wedding photoshoot in London or Paris?

The best time for engagement and pre-wedding photoshoot in Paris and London is March to May or September to early November. Having a photoshoot during the summer is also possible, but the cities can get very crowded with tourists, so early morning photoshots are recommended. The weather in spring is generally dry both in London and Paris – September and October are generally nice as well.

Is there a booking deposit to be paid?

Yes, to secure the date, after signing the contract you have to pay 30% booking deposit.

Are there any travel costs to be considered?

For photoshoot in London – NO as I’m based here in Chelsea – for pre wedding or engagement photoshoot in Paris – YES – flat rate of £300 for photoshoot in Paris, for other destinations please enquire. If you’re booking me for two or more days you should book me the same hotel you are staying at for one or more days respectively.

Are there make-up artist and hair stylist services included in the price?

No, but I can recommend asian make-up artists and hair stylists both in London and Paris, who will assist us on the photo shoot.

How do we move around the city?

In London I suggest we use a Taxi – they’re spacious and it’s easy to get one. In Paris it’s a different story – I have a minibus driver whose services I use frequently – charges about 300EUR for an 7hr photoshoot.

Do you shoot outside London and Paris?

Yes, all locations are welcome – I have experience shooting pre wedding, wedding and engagement photo shoots in all Europe – UK, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Greece, Switzerland and outside Europe – Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Mexico, Canada and Tunisia – new destinations are WELCOME – special pricing for exotic locations is possible.

If you are having any questions regarding pre wedding and engagement photography, please post them in comments, will reply ASAP here.

  • December 9, 2012 - 10:09 pm

    Amanda - Dear Janis,

    My boyfriend Matt and I recently got engaged and would like to have engagement photos taken. I really love your aesthetic and was wondering if you could send us further details on pricing and locations you would suggest. We live in Notting Hill so were initially thinking London or Oxford (we met as undergraduates at St Peter’s college–not one of the pretty colleges!). We are flexible on dates.

    We look forward to hearing from you soon,

    Kindest Regards,

    Amanda and MattReplyCancel

    • December 28, 2012 - 11:51 am

      ratnieks - Dear Amanda and Matt – email sent!ReplyCancel

  • November 5, 2014 - 2:49 pm

    charis - Hi, My Fiance and I are interested in a pre-wedding shoot in London sometime next year Sept. As we are flying from Singapore, we might only have a week in London to get everything together for the shoot. (On top of watching the rugby worldcup!)
    1) Is this timescale feasible? (Theme discussion, Edit photos,Collect photos etc.)
    2) Do you have make-up artist and hair artist for male and female?
    3) Locations we are interested to consider, but not confirmed: Evelyn Gardens, Imperial College, Royal Albert Hall, Science Museum, Hyde Park, Tower Bridge, Primrose Hill – Of course, feasibility of travelling will be considered.
    4) What time of the day is reccommended for the photoshoot in Sep? To cover at least 4 locations.
    5) Just out of interest, do you do gown rentals too?
    6) What will your estimate quote be for the above requirements?
    7) Deposit upfront / payment method on the day?
    8) We are thinking of having props to show activities that we do together,such as playing the Playstation Portable – can this be included in the shoot too?

    We look forward to hearing from you. Cheers!ReplyCancel

    • November 27, 2014 - 9:54 pm

      ratnieks - Hi Charis, pls check your email, reply sent!ReplyCancel

  • April 22, 2015 - 12:22 am

    Mabel - Hi I am interested in the photoshoot package. Can you kindly send me thanksReplyCancel

    • May 12, 2015 - 12:15 pm

      ratnieks - Yes, no probs.ReplyCancel

  • May 5, 2015 - 11:42 am

    lilian - Dear Janis,
    My fiance and I are from Malaysia & we are interested in a pre-wedding shoot in London city during mid Sept 2015.
    Do you still have available slot on mid Sept 2015?
    May i have the quotation & details of the photoshoot package?
    Are make-up & hair-do inclusive? if not, what are the charges?
    Hope to hear from you soon.


    • May 12, 2015 - 12:14 pm

      ratnieks - Hi Lilian, thank you for getting in touch, I’ve sent you my service and pricing info. Cheers, Janis.ReplyCancel

  • January 17, 2016 - 10:27 pm

    fre - Hi,

    Am planning to have pre wedding picture in paris to soon,And i want to know your package and price.ReplyCancel

    • January 22, 2016 - 8:45 pm

      ratnieks - Hi Fre, thank you for this, email with rates sent!ReplyCancel

  • January 29, 2016 - 5:06 pm

    Jloo - Hi, Am planning to have a pre-wedding photoshoot in London somewhere around March 2016. Please send me your service and pricing info.

    • February 2, 2016 - 2:22 pm

      ratnieks - HI Jloo, thank you for getting in touch – rate card sent!ReplyCancel

  • February 3, 2016 - 1:12 am

    angel - Hi, We are planning to have pre wedding photos in London on 21/22 Mar 2016. Would you please share your rate card for us for reference as well as recommendation of makeup and hair stylist? thz =)ReplyCancel

    • February 4, 2016 - 5:20 pm

      ratnieks - Hi Angel, email sent. Thanks.ReplyCancel

  • February 23, 2016 - 8:31 am

    Alson - Hi, we re planning to have our pre wedding photo shoot in London around April 2016. Please send us your rate card as well as detail including wedding dress and gown rental and make up etc? Thanks!ReplyCancel

    • March 7, 2016 - 3:25 pm

      ratnieks - Hi Alson, thank you for geting in touch! Check your email, rate card sent.ReplyCancel