We are Rose + Julien, a professional photographer duo and real couple based in the wonderful Scottish Borders.
Together we are co-directors of a photographic production company, working with local independent brands such as Walker Slater, Gordon Nicolson Kiltmakers, Mackenzie Leather, Collingwood-Norris and many more, using this beautiful city as our set for designing and curating unique content.
We are honoured to have the opportunity to use our industry expertise to create sensational memories for locals and travellers that choose to explore, elope or be married in Scotland.
F A Q s
HOW MANY PHOTOS WILL I RECEIVE?
This depends on how long your session with us will be. As the both of us are capturing images throughout, you can expect a higher number of final images compared to a solo photographer. We take joy in sending you all of your good photos, and never select or charge for a set number of images. From a 1 hour city session in Edinburgh, you could expect between 70-100 photographs in your gallery, at least. For bespoke tours and longer sessions, the number will likely be higher, and never less than 50.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR OUR PHOTOS TO BE READY?
We tend to be quick! Depending on how busy we are, for city session or an engagement in the wilderness for example you can receive your photos the day after or up to two weeks after the shoot. We will give you an estimate at the end of your session depending on our workload at the time of your photoshoot.
HOW MANY PHOTOGRAPHERS WILL THERE BE?
It will always be the two of us shooting, unless one of us is ill, in which case we would offer you the possibility to choose between a longer session to make sure to capture plenty of images, or a cancellation.
Only one of us will be hosting a solo portrait session.
DO YOU TRAVEL OUTSIDE OF SCOTLAND?
Yes we do! We always feel honoured when we are asked to travel. Please get in touch to discuss terms, every travel session is different.
HOW CAN I MAKE A PAYMENT?
Payment can be made via bank transfer, PayPal payments or through Setmore, the app we use for instant bookings . We require a small deposit to save the date at the time of booking. The remaining amount can be paid on the day via bank transfer, Paypal or cash.
DO YOU CAPTURE VIDEO TOO?
We definitely can! If you wanted to both photography and video we can divide the work and have one of us dedicated to capturing images whilst the other films. Note that our rate would be higher for this service, as filming requires a lot more equipment and post-production editing time. Get in touch to discuss your film ideas and together let’s create a bespoke session for you and your partner!
WHAT EQUIPMENT DO YOU USE?
We are Canon lovers. We adore the feel of a mechanical camera, with a mirror that you can hear!
At the moment we are shooting with two Canon 5D Mark III’s as our main cameras, with back up cameras being a 6D and a 80D (that we also use to film).
We use Sigma Art lenses: 35mm f1.4, 50mm f1.4, 85mm f1.4 and the epic Canon 70-200mm f2.8.
WHEN SHOULD WE ENQUIRE?
Any time is a great time! Depending on the time of the year we can accept last minute bookings up to the day before the session. But we always recommend to book as early as possible to make sure that we are available for you.
WHAT HAPPENS IF THERE IS BAD WEATHER FORECAST ON THE DAY OF OUR SHOOT?
Good question! It is Scotland after all, and even though we love an overcast sky for photography, rain can make a session impossible.
First thing that you need to know is that the weather is very unpredictable here, you cannot really trust the forecast in advance. We will always have to wait until at least the day before to make a serious decision as to whether or not the session can happen. We tend to wait until the very last minute to make a cancellation. But if the weather forecast isn’t on our side we offer a few options:
-Postpone the photoshoot. Bad weather doesn’t usually last all day, especially in Edinburgh. We always try and be flexible and we will always try and offer alternative time slots, whether it is a few hours earlier or later or even different days depending on your flexibility.
-Cancelling with refund. If the weather makes it impossible to run a photoshoot and we can’t find an alternative time slot then we will cancel the shoot with a 100% refund.
WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?
If we have to cancel the session because of bad weather you will be refunded 100%.
If you have to cancel your session for other reasons then we won’t charge you for it but we will have to keep the deposit.
WHO OWNS THE IMAGES?
We retain the rights to use all images taken as Photoshoot Scotland. We do offer the option to purchase full ownership of images to those who wish. We always ask permission from the appropriate guardian before sharing any images from family sessions including photographs of children.