Frequently Asked Photography QuestionsFAQ

Q1. How long is a photography session?

The duration of each session depends on the nature, however these will be approximately 1 to 3 hours, including the briefing, warm-up, and a break time. In order not to interfere with other clients' appointments, punctuality is highly appreciated. For pre-wedding, wedding, and functions, please contact Rico Patel Photography.

Q2. How many photos are taken in a session?

I aim to take about 150 shots depending on what package has been purchased, clients can view all raw images and select their favorite ones for retouching after a short period of time (usually in about 2-3 weeks after the shooting session). For pre-wedding, wedding and functions, please check consult me for further details.

Q3. What is the file size?

I provide digital file in JPEG only. The photo file revolution is 12.00-16.00 megapixel..

Q4. How many days in advance shall I book a session?

Clients are usually suggested to book 1 week prior to the shooting day dependent on prior engagements and availability of the photographer. There is a fantastic 10% discount for orders placed at the original booking (not applicable to wedding, pre-wedding and function sessions and Rico Patel Photography reserves the right to explain the terms). If any cancellation or rescheduling occurs, it may cause the loss of the 10% discount.

Q4a. When do i pay for the session?

Clients need to put down a 20% booking fee minimum to secure the session with the remainder being paid off in full once placing the final order.

Q5. In case of absence, what should I know?

Please contact me as soon as possible should you be unable to meet the appointment. Clients will ONLY be entitled to ONE rescheduling without charge and is subjected to the decision of Rico Patel Photography. A charge of 20 per change will be applied to any further changes afterwards.

Q6. What do I need to prepare in general?

Clients are recommended to contact me before the photography session to obtain warm reminders about the photography requirements and regulations ideas of clothing and make-up.

Q6a. Do you Provide Make up and hair stylist?

Clients are advised to have there make up and hair prepared before i arrive, however If there is an urgency having someone do the hair and make up, then this may need to be requested at least one week in advance (additional fees will apply for this service)

Q6b. What do I need to prepare for taking pregnancy portraits?

Pregnancy portrait shooting usually takes place between the 7th and 8th month of pregnancy. Clients should prepare 1 or 2 additional outfits for changing. Clothes with a two-piece design are preferred, while bra tops will generate the best photographic effect to show of the bump.

Q6c. What do I need to prepare for my kid before the shoot?

You are encouraged to have your kids his/her favorite toys and/or gears. About 3-4 sets of clothing and props will be required in the photoshooting process. Try and make sure that your kid(s) have bright-coloured clothing instead of plain-coloured clothes as this will make the photos more outstanding.

Q7. When and how do I get my images?

Normally, I need about 20 working days for production after an order is placed (More time would be needed if its wedding or special function). however for faster processing there may be an additional charge. I would inform our clients once the product is ready. Our client can then choose either to collect in person or to use my delivery service via Parcel force(Further charges may apply).

Q8. What forms of payment do you take?

Normally I recommend clients to settle the payment via bank transfer to my Santander Bank account or through PAYPAL. However cash and cheque payments are also accepted. I currently do not offer credit card/EPS payment.


Rico Patel Photography may use images taken for promotion on the website, if you prefer not to have your images used please mention this to me before the shoot. All images are fully Copyrighted 2014 Rico Patel Photography.


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+44 (0)7947 242 363


Rico Patel Photography specialises in the following:

  • Nightclub Photography
  • Concert Photography
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Fashion Photography
  • Wedding Photography
  • Special Events & Red Carpet

We cover all London (within the M25 area) and depending on the nature of the shoot we're also available nationwide. Please call or e-mail for further information.

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