Frequently asked questions


DO YOU SHOOT DIGITAL OR FILM?

We actually shoot both! We started out on digital in 2009, but film has stolen our hearts and has become a staple to our business. There is a timelessness and feel to it that is so wonderful and unique. Both have their strengths and their places in our workflow.

WHAT DOES A PORTRAIT SESSION ENTAIL?

Your session will be at an outdoor location, in your home or both, where we will tell jokes, giggle, and talk about your favorite things. We love having fun with our clients, couples or families.

WHAT IS IN INCLUDED WITH OUR SESSION?

Every portrait session comes with an online gallery hosting all of your edited images (usually around 50), ready to download straight to your computer with a photography print release.

WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR?

First off, you don’t need to spend a ton of money or buy all new clothes to look good in your photos. This is about capturing you as you are now. The best photos are ones we look back on while smiling and remembering how we were. If you’re being photographed in your home, simple, light colored clothing looks best. Barefoot? Even better. Want to involve food? You’re basically our favourite client. For outdoor sessions, don’t try to match everyone together. It is best to keep clothing simple, avoiding logos or busy patterns. We always suggest layers/textures. So pick a few colors and try to get everyone on the same wavelength. Coordination is key. If you still need some guidance, We’ve put together a Pinterest board with lots of great examples. And if you still need help after that, contact us for information and we will gladly help!

WHEN WILL I GET MY IMAGES BACK?

Portrait session images will be delivered via online gallery within three to four weeks. Weddings are within six to eight weeks.

WHAT DAYS DO YOU TAKE APPOINTMENTS?

We have limited availability on the weekends and thus we offer portrait session appointments Mondays through Thursday, either in the morning or in the evening, about two hours before sunset.

HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD I SCHEDULE?

The spring, summer and fall month bookings fill up quickly, so it’s best to contact us at least three months in advance. For spring & winter months, at least one month is preferred. However, sometimes we’ll have unexpected openings, so email anytime!

HOW SHOULD WE BOOK YOU?

Simply let us know you would like to book a portrait session, what type of session (i.e. family portraits, engagement portraits, maternity portraits, etc) you are looking for, and what dates work best for you through our contact page or email us at info@tinafosterphotography.com. For wedding photography please send us your date, venue location, and budget, and we will send you our wedding packet with more information.

DO YOU TRAVEL?

We love to travel. Our passports are up-to-date and we’re always more than happy to offer discounts for any of our destination sessions or weddings. For portrait sessions outside of Bristol, there is an additional fee. Contact us for details.

WHERE IS ALL YOUR WEDDING INFO?

Why it’s all wrapped up into one beautiful pdf, thanks for inquiring! Contact us so I can send it to you!