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Your Session Information From Paul Hindmarsh Photography

Let's Create Your Portraits

Creating timeless family and pet portraits is an art form that requires careful planning.

To provide you with a great service and bespoke display options, our aim is to create portraits for you to cherish for many, many years to come. 

To help you get the very best out of your portrait session, perhaps you would be kind enough to please take a look at our clothing guide, session tips and display options.

You can easily access this information by clicking on the links highlighted, or by scrolling down on this page. 



What To Wear - A Suggested Clothing Guide For Your Portrait Session

Here are some key points to remember when deciding what clothes to choose for your session.

* Solid colours are best, so avoid large or bold patterns, checks, logos and bright colours. 

* Long sleeve dresses and shirts are recommended, though short sleeves are acceptable for infants and children.

* Long trousers are preferable to shorts - please don’t mix long trousers and shorts on different people for the same session.  

* Carefully select appropriate shoes and skirts, trousers etc, as we may take some full-length portraits.

* Darker clothing tends to minimize body size and lighter tones tend to emphasize body size.

* Necklines are important, a “Vee” or “scoop” neck is best for people with shorter necks and fuller faces. A polo neck or high necked garment is more flattering for people with longer necks and slender faces.

* Please dress everyone in the same style of clothing - it's best not to mix casual and formal attire.

* Keep the tonal range of clothing within the group the same. Don't mix light and dark clothing. 

* To assure a successful portrait, it's best to bring along several additional clothing choices so that we can help you get the very best out of your session.

On the Day Of Your Session - A Few Tips.

*Family portraits are an investment in memories, to be cherished for many years to come. We realise that there be more than one person involved in deciding which portraits to invest in. We therefore kindly request that everybody who will be involved in making these choices is present at your portrait session.

*Please consider where in your home you may display your portraits, as we can design wall art to suit the wall space available in your home.

The Next Step.

*We will confirm your viewing and ordering appointment, which usually takes place in the comfort of your own home, a few days after your session. 

*Using our our professional viewing software, we can show you how the pictures will look, fully framed on the walls of your home. 

*As we have discounted prices for your first viewing and ordering appointment, please ensure that all decision makers are available at your viewing and ordering appointment.

Display Options







Fine Art canvassses are printed on archival quality canvas, and are certified by the Fine Art Guild as having an archival quality of 100 years.  Hand-made framed portraits are supplied in acid-free conservation mounts, and are available in a stylish range of bespoke mouldings.  Wall portraits in this option are printed directly onto smooth aluminium sheet, providing a superb centrepiece for the home.





Framed desk portraits are available in hand-made frames*  and are both ideal companions to our framed wall portraits, and the perfect gift for family and friends. Fine Art albums are printed on beautifully textured Fine Art cotton paper. With rounded edges, leather covers and presented in a linen covered keep-sake box, they are the ultimate in luxury. Portrait books are a fabulous way of owning a collection of images. Printed on heavyweight "lay flat" paper, double page spreads are easily achieved.

* Available as a minimum order of two, or as additional purchases to wall portraits. Hand made frames available when upgrade purchases are made during promotions.

The display options that we offer are sourced from only the finest suppliers, using the highest grade materials available to create heirlooms to be cherished for generations to come. 

As we oversee the quality from your session through to the delivery of your portraits, we supply fully finished items ready to adorn the walls of your home, and loose prints and digital files are excluded from our range.


  1. Paul Hindmarsh Photography, for the purpose of these terms will hereinafter be referred to as “The Photographer.”
  2. These terms & conditions shall apply to the Contract to the exclusion of any terms and conditions put forward by the Client or Agency. 
  3. Any queries relating to the pictures or the invoice must be raised within 7 days of receipt. Pictures cannot be rejected for reasons of style or composition. Final colour balancing is at the discretion of the Photographer and skin tones will be deemed to take precedent over fabric colours. Only basic retouching is allowed for in all orders.
  4. Full payment is required before orders are processed and all decision makers are required to attend the viewing in order to benefit from the first appointment price. Any goods not paid for remain the property of the Photographer until paid for in full. Payment can be made via BACS transfer, cash, debit or cheque.
  5. In the event of a Client not purchasing images at the first viewing appointment, regardless of whether or not a session fee was paid, such images will only be retained by the Photographer for a period of up to 7 days thereafter. Second appointment viewings are subject to a non refundable fee of £50 to cover costs. The Photographer accepts no responsibility or recourse from a Client for non-retention of Client files under any circumstances.
  6. All items supplied by the Photographer are guaranteed for 12 months from the date of acceptance by the Client, and all sales are covered by the Consumer Rights Act. All defects must be notified in writing within 21 days of receipt and both the Photographer and the Client or Agency agrees to seek an amicable resolution at the earliest opportunity.
  7. Portrait sessions are only secured when a non-refundable booking fee of £100 is paid in full at the time of booking, and any cancellations, including viewings, require 72 hours notice. Where the session has been won as a prize or as part of a promotion, the session must take place before the expiry date, and the viewing must take place not more than 14 calendar days following the session.
  8. Clients are asked not to take their own images during their session. Images captured by the client during the session and using items such as camera phones or any other methods of image capture that competes, or could potentially compete with the Photographer's work will result in an immediate end to the client session at the Photographer’s absolute discretion and forfeiture of the full session fee. If not already paid in advance, the session fee of £100 will become payable to the Photographer in full within 7 days.
  9. Any postponed viewings, for whatever reason, are subject to a minimum discretionary £25 cancellation fee refundable against any purchases made. Subsequent viewings will only proceed on the payment of the cancellation fee.
  10. In the event of an unresolved complaint the Photographer and/or Client or Agency may refer the complaint to the Master Photographers Association for mediation: mediation is final but not binding and the Client or Agency retains the right to pursue a claim through the Courts of England and Wales at their discretion.
  11. All items supplied by the Photographer will be of merchantable quality, fit for purpose and as described. Whilst the Photographer cannot be held responsible for errors in printing and or delivery of products by third parties, should errors occur, all parties shall act in good faith and all efforts to resolve any issues shall be made.
  12. The Photographer retains full Copyright of all images, at all times throughout the world in perpetuity.   
  13. The Client or Agency may not sell, or distribute or otherwise syndicate any images without written permission from the Photographer.
  14. Where viewings are conducted in the client’s home, orders may be cancelled up to 7 days after orders have been placed. Such cancellation must be in writing and any unlimited costs incurred for materials, bank charges and time spent planning, travelling, vehicle costs, the portrait session, editing and any other costs incurred will be chargeable to the client and deducted from any refund due. Please note that we do not upload online galleries for client viewings.
  15. In the event of a Client delaying viewings, regardless of whether or not a session fee was paid, such images will only be retained by the Photographer for a period of up to one month from the session date. The Photographer accepts no responsibility or recourse from a Client for non-retention of Client files under any circumstances.
  16. The right of Paul Hindmarsh to be identified as the author of all images produced by Paul Hindmarsh Photography is hereby asserted by him in accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.
  17. The Photographer is to be credited as the Author of the images. The right to a credit is asserted in accordance with sections 77 and 78 Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. Failure to do so may result in an additional 50% of the original fee to be paid.   
  18. All digital files and transparencies remain the property of the Photographer. The possession of any negative, digital file, tape, transparency or print, CD ROM or digital file or any other media does not infer any agreement for use, renaming or any manipulation by the Client or Agency or any third party.
  19. All rights are reserved. Save for the purpose of production for the licensed use(s) where applicable, no images or part of images produced by Paul Hindmarsh Photography may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, copied, shared, distributed or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior permission of the copyright owner.
  20. Please note that we do not supply loose prints or digital files for portrait or wedding clients.
  21. The failure to exercise or enforce any of these rights will not be deemed to be a waiver of such rights nor bar their exercise or enforcement in future. 
  22. While the Photographer take all reasonable care in the performance of this Agreement generally, they shall not be liable for any loss or damage suffered by the Client or Agency or by any third party arising from use or reproduction of any photograph. 
  23. It is the Client or Agency who must satisfy himself / her self that all necessary rights, model releases or consents which may be required for reproduction of people, places or items depicted within any picture are obtained. It is acknowledged the Photographer gives no warranty or undertaking that any such rights, releases or consents are or will be obtained in relation to the use of names, people, trade marks, registered or copyright designs or works of art depicted in any picture. In the event that the photographs are used or reproduced by or with the authority of the Photographer then the Client or Agency shall indemnify the Photographer against any loss, damage, proceedings or costs where such rights, releases or consents have not been obtained.
  24. The Photographer may require images for Public Relations and Advertising purposes and the Photographer may use images owned by the Photographer without payment to the Client or Agency either now or in the future.
  25. No cash alternative is available for sessions undertaken as a result of promotions or competitions and promotion items are non-transferable for any other purpose other than the intended promotion. To benefit from promotional prices, or offers, clients must attend viewings to choose pictures and promotional items are only available at the first viewing appointment. Hand-made items are only available when a client who has taken part in a promotion or competition upgrades to a purchase.
  26. Portrait sessions undertaken as a result of a prize being won must take place within the expiry date noted on the prize notification. Sessions may not, at the Photographer’s absolute discretion be carried out after the expiry date. The value of such prize cannot be redeemed against any other product or service from the Photographer.
  27. These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales and the parties agree to submit the jurisdiction of the English courts, such jurisdiction to be exclusive, save for infringement of copyright.
  28. These terms and conditions are available from the Photographer web site and are therefore deemed to be notified and readily accessible to Client or Agencies and to potential Client and Agencies.
  29. The Photographer is not liable for tolerances in the manufacturing process of albums, framed portraits, canvasses or any other product supplied by the Photographer.
  30. All album orders include design fees and one (1) hour of agreed design changes. Any subsequent changes are, at the discretion of the Photographer, chargeable at the rate of £50 per hour with a minimum £50 charge. Written confirmation of album design and proof acceptance is required before albums go to press.
  31. All published prices exclude carriage, mileage, delivery, postage and packing charges. The Photographer, in their absolute discretion reserves the right to apply such charges as may reasonably apply to a client order.
  32. These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time without prior notice and updated terms will supersede previously published terms.

Master Photographer’s Association Customer Care Statement

  1. The Photographer is a qualified member of the Master Photographers Association Limited and is bound by, and adheres to, the Code of Professional Conduct of the Association.
  2. Clients will be treated with courtesy and fairness at all times.
  3. All goods supplied are covered by a statutory guarantee for 12 months. In the event of a claim for faulty goods it is at the Photographer’s discretion to repair or replace the faulty goods to the client’s satisfaction.
  4. All goods supplied will be of a ‘satisfactory and saleable condition’ as specified in the Consumer Rights Act.



Cardiff & Vale of Glamorgan Family Portrait, Engagement, Special Occasion And Pet Portrait Photography

by Paul Hindmarsh LMPA, DipPP.

Qualified Member of The Master Photographers Association, Member No. 11460

Tel: 02920 569930

Please Note That All Content Is Copyrighted © 2009 - 2017 Paul Hindmarsh Photography 2017 & Protected Under The Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.

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