Taking portraits is a real pleasure. There is just something exciting about being able to photograph someone one on one and together create images that one will be proud to show others to and use to represent oneself.
You can commission us to take a variety portraits in various scenarios and locations and for all kinds of purposes. Whether you'd like to have new pictures of your family, for your business, to supplement your resume, or just take a few shots for your social media accounts, we look forward to bringing your vision to life.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
In this section we answer some common questions concerning our conditions and methods of work. In case there is a question that we haven't answered below please feel free to contact us; we will be happy to answer all your queries.
HOW MUCH DOES A SESSION COST?
Our prices start at 80 € per hour of shooting + cost of travel. To get a specific quote contact us and we will adjust our fee to your needs.
DO YOU HAVE A STUDIO?
Currently we don’t have a dedicated studio space but we will be happy to rent one, shoot outside, or alternatively meet you at your home or a spot of your choosing. Bare in mind that we may need permission to take photos at certain locations.
HOW MANY PHOTOS WILL I RECEIVE?
After an hour long session you will receive a link to all the technically correct low-resolution photos with a watermark. From these you will need to select four images that we will later post edit and send back to you in high-resolution.
HOW WILL I RECEIVE THE PHOTOS?
You will be sent an email with download links.
WILL I BE ABLE TO RECEIVE THE ORIGINAL RAW FILES?
Raw files are like raw ingredients that are used to create a wonderful meal and on their own do not give you the full taste of the final dish. They are a base on which we form our images and once they serve their purpose they are like an element that has been blended into the mix and cannot be separated. So to keep up with our standards we will provide you with the final, tasty selection of photographs that will leave you satisfied and happy and keep the raw files in our pantry.
DO YOU RETOUCH YOUR IMAGES?
Yes, we do make adjustments to bring out the natural beauty in the portrayed persons. However our goal is always to capture a true and honest portrait of the persons we work with.
COULD I APPLY MY OWN CHANGES TO THE IMAGES ONCE I RECEIVE THE HIGH RESOLUTION PHOTOGRAPHS?
The images you receive will be the final version of the photos and are not intended to be altered. However you can always contact us with a request to make specific adjustments to the images after they have been delivered to you.
WHAT EQUIPMENT DO YOU USE?
We shoot with Canon and Nikon cameras and use only prime lenses. For lighting we use natural light, softboxes, reflectors and bounces. Depending on specific needs, we also hire specialised equipment.
DO YOU ALSO SHOOT ANALOGUE?
We shoot with digital cameras.
COULD YOU ORGANIZE A MAKE-UP ARTIST?
Yes, for an additional fee.
I HAVE NEVER DONE THIS AND I AM NOT COMFORTABLE IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA.
We completely understand and it is very important to us that you have a good experience. We try and do our best to make you feel as relaxed as possible and to have fun. You also don’t have to be afraid that you will look bad as you will be able to see the images as we progress and modify anything you’d like — you will have a lot of control over what photos you will end up receiving. We want you to be happy with your portraits.
All images on this website are copyright of individual photographers that have contributed to Shutter & Melody. Entire photos or parts of them may not be used for any purposes without prior permission of the authors and the portrayed subjects.