Please find below some experience related Frequently asked questions. If you are struggling to find what you are looking for please don't hesitate to contact us via livechat or directly on 0161 286 3311

Family Portrait FAQ

How do I book a family Photoshoot?

Firstly you will need a voucher. If you havent got yours yet these are available from our online shop via the "Buy Vouchers" tab. When you are ready to book in your family session simply give us a call on 0161 286 3311 and press option 1 - One of our friendly bookings team will be happy to assist you in finding the right time slot for your portrait session.

When can we have our photoshoot?

We are available from Tuesday to Sunday each week. We do work on a live bookings system so the best way to check what times are available is to call us on 0161 286 3311

How much notice do we need to book?

We normally recommend you book your sessions with us at least 2 weeks in advance. We will always try to accommodate you but as we a very busy studio if you have a particular date in mind its best to get it booked in advance. Please note; Busy periods such as school holidays and Festive periods will be extremely busy and will book quickly very far in advance.

How long does the Photoshoot Take?

Family Portrait sessions last approx 1 hour on the day. 

How many family members can come?

We can accommodate up-to 12 family members comfortably.

Can we bring pets?

If you have a very well trained pet that will be comfortable around strangers, we will happily make sure your furry friend is included in the session. We do strongly advise against including pets in shoots with younger children as they can become a distraction and may affect the finished images.

Do we need to bring outfit changes?

For smaller family groups an outfit change can be a great way to add a bit of a variety to some of the images especially with different backgrounds and lighting techniques. We do recommend that for larger family groups, that everyone arrives in the outfits you would like to be photographed in as we do not have alot of changing facilities.

Does it matter what we wear?

Yes, absolutely apart from everyone's lovely expressions, the outfits will be the most prominent thing in the picture. We do recommend having a think about a colour theme for the family group to stick too. If not a great option is plain teeshirts, blue jeans and bare feet this is a timeless look and always looks fabulous in black and white too!

Do we have to come back to view the images?

Yes, we book a viewing session with you at the end of your photoshoot for about a week or so after. This is to come back and see your images in a beautiful bespoke slideshow and to select the images you would like from your shoot. We strongly recommend that anybody wanting to place orders from the shoot are present for this session as this is opportunity to place any orders on the images.

Can we decide after the viewing session?

Each Photoshoot includes 1 viewing session, the only way to revisit the images from a shoot at a later date after this would be to book another viewing session which are available at £50.00 each. 





Bump To Baby Experiences FAQ


What is a Bump To Baby Photoshoot?

Our Bump to Baby photoshoot sessions are a series of 2 photoshoots that capture the love and essence of welcoming your new arrival. The first photoshoot is a maternity session where at around 8 months we will capture heart-warming images of your bump. The second photoshoot will be your newborn photoshoot. This will take place in our brand new fully equipped specialist ‘Baby Barn’ where we pride ourself on our customers making themselves at home. We have everything you might need to make sure you and baby are super comfy, heating, tea and coffee, nappies, wipes, creams, bottle warmer etc so you won't have a single worry! You just get to relax! 

How do I Book A Bump To Baby Photoshoot?

Firstly you will need a voucher. If you haven't got yours yet these are available from our online shop via the "Buy Vouchers" tab. When you are ready to book in the first stage of your photoshoot which is your Maternity session, simply give us a call on 0161 286 3311 and press option 1 - One of our friendly bookings team will be happy to assist you in finding the right time slot for your portrait session. We recommend that your maternity session is left until 8 months to ensure bump is at its biggest.

How long does the maternity photoshoot take?

The maternity photoshoot will take approximately 1 hour.


What shall I bring for my maternity session?

To get the best variety in your photoshoot, pleasebring 2 outfits and one set of plain underwear. The tighter your clothes the better as we will be able to see more of bump! Please avoid swing style dresses or anything too baggy. Shoes are not essential but bring a pair that match your outfit, then we will go barefoot. You can also bring anything that make the photos a bit more personal. A scan picture, a pair of booties or even a small teddy. We can then also reuse these when you come back for your newborn session.

Does the maternity photoshoot include makeup?

 No. Our maternity photoshoots are usually done quite naturally however you are more than welcome to wear makeup if you wish. Please make sure this is done before you arrive at the studio. You can even add on an optional makeup session with one of our own makeup artists for just £25. This will take an extra hour and will take place before your session. Please mention you are interested when you book.

When is the best time to book our newborn photoshoot?

The ideal age for a newborn photoshoot is between 5 and 10 days so as soon as you have had baby you must give us a call. When they are this age they sleep lots and are very flexible so we can get them into lots of squishy sleepy poses! Anything over 10 days they start to become stronger and more alert  meaning there is no guarantee we will be able to do all of those poses. Our cut off date for newborn photoshoots is 3 weeks, after this date if you cannot get in we will book you in for a 6 month ‘sitting up’ session instead.

What shall I bring for my newborn photoshoot?

For starters we recommend aiming to set off for your photoshoot with us a bit early as timings won’t be as easy now with a little one in tow! You dont need to bring much with you, we have everything in the studio you may need, nappies, wipes, creams etc just bring a little something to make the photoshoot a bit personal. Why not bring the small teddy back you brought to your maternity photoshoot? You don’t need outfits for baby, we use a lot of wraps and materials to keep the photoshoot natural and classic.

How long does the newborn Photoshoot take?

We allow approximately 2 and a half hours for our newborn sessions. Most of this will be spent settling and feeding baby so sometimes it can be an hour or so before we even start photographing.

Can we have a photograph with baby?

Of course, we like to grab a few photographs at the end of the photoshoot of baby with parents so be prepared for that. You are more than welcome to bring siblings along however please ensure you bring something to keep them occupied as the photoshoot is 2.5 hours. We will try our hardest to get a shot of them together but depending on the age of the siblings and how baby is getting along please be aware this may not always be possible. Please also be aware that due to restricted space (The Baby Barn is nice and cosy!) there will only be room for 2 adults on the day of your newborn session. 

What sort of props do you use in the newborn photoshoot?

We like to keep our newborn photoshoots relatively natural with subtle headbands, hats and delicate wraps to cover baby. Depending on how baby sleeps we also have a range of baskets, buckets and even a moon prop that looks gorgeous against a black background like the night sky! We tailor the colour scheme to suit you and like to go for a pop of colour along with some more natural tones.

When will we get to see the final pictures?

Once you have been in for your newborn session, we will then book you in a viewing roughly a week later. There you can get comfy, grab some tissues, and see all your pictures from both your maternity and newborn sessions! We will show you a bespoke slideshow and then you select the images you would like from your photoshoots.

Can we decide after the viewing session?

The Bump to Baby photoshoot series includes 1 viewing session, the only way to revisit the images from a shoot at a later date after this would be to book another viewing session which are available at £50.00 each.







Boudoir / Burlesque / Makeover Experiences FAQ


Why do I have to pay a deposit?

We ask for a 100% refundable deposit at the time of booking in order to guarantee your appointment date and time with us. This is taken as a commitment from you that you intend to keep your appointments, so we can book your professional team especially for you.

Will you do my hair and makeup?

Yes don't worry we will have you looking red carpet ready before your photoshoot with full dry styling and professional makeup!

Will I get to have a say in my makeup?

Of course! We want your shoot to your style with a glam edge! Your makeup artist will have a chat with you before your shoot to see what will work for you and what your comfortable with.

Do I need to bring my own Outfits?

Yes please! We do not provide underwear for hygeine reasons. You will need 3 or 4 outfit changes for your shoot. Wear what makes you feel sexy! And if you are daring you can have a go with our huge range of steel boned and figure enhancing corsets for that ultimate glam feeling and figure! We do also ask you to bring a set of false eyelashes you like and a good pair of heels!

Can I bring a friend with me?

Of course, we understand especially for our Boudoir experiences it can seem like a daunting experience, if some moral support will help you you're more than welcome to bring a guest to be with you during your makeup session. Please be advised we don't allow people into the studio with you unless they are taking part in the shoot for health and safety. If you do bring a friend we have a lovely reception area with magazines and refreshments and very chatty staff to keep them company whilst you are in your shoot.

I have never done anything like this before does it matter?

Don't worry most of our customers have never had a photoshoot before! We dont expect you to be ready for Americas Next Top Model, Our Photographers are posing experts and will talk you through step by step every pose and style you into the most flattering positions to show you off in the best way! We just ask you be ready for some giggles!

How many pictures are taken?

It varies, but on average we shoot in the region of 35 different images for you to choose from and to make sure you have a lovely variety to choose from when you come back to make your selections in your Viewing Session.

How long will my Photoshoot take?

For Boudoir Photoshoots and Newborn portraits sessions last approx - 2.5 hours. All other experiences are generally 1 hour

Can I bring some of my own props?

Yes! Personalisation we love! We always say - Its your shoot so your style! We love it when people get creative and put a personal spin on their shoots! Give us a ring at the studio on 0161 286 3311 if your unsure or want to have a chat about props.

Can my partner join in?

Of course, partners can join in for some couple shots. We ask partners to wait out until your photographer is ready for that part of the shoot. Then we will grab them and you can team up for some sexy couple shots!


The Viewing Session FAQ


How long after my shoot will the photographs be ready to see?

We have an amazing retouching team who will add some magic to your images we ask for bout 5-7 days to get them prepared.

Do I have to book an appointment to view my photographs?

Yes each experience comes with an exciting private cinema screening of your images, you will need to book this at the end of your photoshoot so please bring your diary with you and have some dates in mind when you can definitely come.

How Long do viewings take?

Viewings take approximately 1 hour in total

Will you airbrush my lumps and bumps?

Dont worry, our retouchers are experts at adding magic to ladies images. We will make sure your images are gorgeous ready for you to see them at your viewing session. If you have any special requests just let your photographer know at the end of your photoshoot.


Do I have to buy?

We get asked this alot and dont worry, there is absolutely no obligation to purchase more images from your shoot. We are very open with our customers at Andrew Wood Photography that we do not have any hard sale and simply aim to produce stunning images that sell themselves! Most Andrew Wood Photography customers on average invest between £600 - £1395 on beautiful portraits. Our 0% interest free payment plans make all our products easily manageable.

What method of payments do you accept?

We accept VISA, Maestro, Solo, Mastercard and Cash. Unfortunately we dont accept Cheques or American Express

We also offer a fantastic 0% interest free payment plan option available over 10 payments - t&c apply

How does the finance option work?

We have a fantastic 0% interest free option that allows you to get that dream package without the one large payment. We ask for a 25% deposit on the day of the viewing and if you would like to use this option we require a valid form of ID and a Landline telephone number. Our payment plans come with a no fee early repayment option too so if you want to pay it a bit quicker you can! Also dont worry you dont have to wait 10 payments to get your order, once we have processed your finance we will put your order into production straight away just like if you had paid in full!

Who owns the copyrights to the images?

Andrew Wood Photography retain the copyrights to all images taken, however we always ask permission to use any images for promotional purposes.

Can I come back for another viewing?

We include One viewing session with each experience. If you require more than one viewing session we do charge an admin fee of £50.00 for each additional viewing.



Why do I have to pay a deposit?

We ask for a 100% refundable deposit at the time of booking in order to guarantee your appointment date and time with us. This is taken as a commitment from you that you intend to keep your appointments, so we can book your professional team especially for you.

When do I get my deposit back?

All deposits are held on your account with us until your viewing session where it can be either refunded back on to the card it was paid on or used towards an order.

How do I reschedule my appointment?

To make your experience as special as possible for you, we book time especially for you with our busy professional creative team well in advance of your experience date, should you need to make changes to your appointments we kindly ask for at least 7 days notice. Any changes within 7 days or appointments not attended will require a new deposit to be placed on your appointment. Your first deposit will be then available as credit to use towards additional images.


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