Hi, we are Mark and Fiona Hillyer and we photograph Portraits and Weddings all over Yorkshire. We’ve been married since 2011 and we live in Sherburn in Elmet with our little girl who’s now 3 (Although she thinks she’s 13!!!).
Mark is an award winning Portrait & Wedding photographer with more years experience than he’d care to admit. Fiona is an ex primary school teacher and training up to be our Newborn Portrait photographer – She’s a natural, she’s been photographing our own little girl for three years!!.
After years of running a successful wedding photography business, we decided that we’d love to follow up after the weddings, with what, for so many of the couples I photograph, is the next stage. So, we’ve recently managed to find a cosy little space in Sherburn in Elmet, for a studio, and that’s how it started…
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
Newborn babies do things at their own pace. For that reason, we book only one session a day and they are 3 hours long. That’s not to say that it will take 3 hours. Sometimes it can take a lot less time, but it’s nice to have the time if it’s needed, to settle your baby properly. It also means that we have the time for feeds and changing during the session too, with as much privacy as you need.
WHEN SHOULD I BOOK MY APPOINTMENT?
The best time for Newborn Portraits is somewhere between 5 and 14 days, because during this time, your baby still enjoys being curled up, like they were in the womb. Up to two weeks old, they’ll happily sleep through the experience of being photographed in the natural, comfortable poses that we use.
We will only book one portrait session per day, to guarantee that you get the best possible service that we can offer, so booking as early as you can is the best advice. You can make your booking at any point during your pregnancy and we’ll make you a provisional booking for about 5 or 6 days after your due date (Don’t worry, we’ll reschedule it if necessary).
If you’re reading this having just had your baby (How do you have the time????), you can still contact us, we’ll be able to arrange a session for you.
TELL ME ABOUT THE PACKAGES…
Firstly, we charge a session fee to confirm your booking. The Session Fee is £75.00
After the session and once the photographs are ready, we’ll make an appointment for a viewing where you can see the photographs and then choose which package you’d like.
We really wanted to cater to everyone with the different packages that we offered. There are three different print packages that include different numbers and sizes of prints, enlargements, canvases, framed prints and albums. We also offer 3 packages that lean more towards the digital side of things, so you can buy just the digital files along with an unlimited licence to print the images.
In addition, we also have an ‘ à la carte ‘ menu where you can order any number of additional mounted prints, framed prints, canvasses, etc. for family and friends. If you’d like a copy of the ‘ à la carte ‘ price list, please feel free to contact us.
STEP TWO: CHOOSE A PACKAGE
Once we’ve finished professionally editing and retouching the photographs from your portrait session, we’ll call you to arrange a viewing appointment – normally in the comfort of your own home. At this point, you can order any of the print or digital packages and any additional mounted print copies for friends and relatives. We also offer a wide range of canvasses, photo books and framed enlargements too.
ADDITIONAL PRINTS, FRAMED PRINTS, CANVASSES & BOOKS
Over the years, we’ve built up a list of suppliers who care about your images as much as we do. Please contact us for a price list.
FINE ART PRINTS
We offer mounted prints as an add on to any of the packages. All prints are on 300gsm Fine Art Portrait paper, a delicate, ultra matt, 100% cotton rag based paper with a slightly textured feel and archival quality.
7″ x 5″
10″ x 8″
16″ x 12″
20″ x 16″
24″ x 18″
30″ x 22″
All of our framed prints are hand framed to order using a large selection of frame choices. All framed images come with anti-reflective glass too!
16″ x 12″ print, mounted in a 20″ x 16″ frame
20″ x 16″ print, mounted in a 24″ x 20″ frame
24″ x 18″ print, mounted in a 30″ x 24″ frame
30″ x 22″ print, mounted in a 38″ x 28″ frame
FINE ART PORTRAIT BOOKS
We offer two different sizes of portrait book, 20x20cm or 30x30cm. Both books come with a variety of options and arrive in a gorgeous presentation box.