F.A.Q


Do you have a question? Please read our FAQ's below for the most frequently asked questions regarding a professional portrait photography sitting at Harpur Studio in Bedford. If you cannot find the answer you were looking for please call us on 01234 363914 and we would be happy to help you.

How do I book a portrait sitting?

Please call us on 01234 363914 or 01234 262609 to book your sitting. Or BOOK ONLINE and select  your preferred date and time from our online booking calendar. We do require a full sitting fee payment when making a booking in person, or online, apart from our box photo sessions, and photo parties where a £50.00 deposit is required to secure your booking. We can take card payments over the phone or you can pop into the studio, or our shop below the studio (The Picture Gallery) at 13 High Street, Bedford. MK40 1RN to book your sitting and pay your sitting fee. 

What are your opening hours at the studio?

The studio is open from Thursday to Saturday 10am – 5pm

You can check our availability and make a booking within available slots at Book online

Sittings outside these hours are at the discretion of the photographer and would need to be pre-arranged with our photographer before hand.

How much does it cost?

Please see our price list from the menu bar link for a breakdown of individual prices for sitting fees.

Please also look in our services section where you will find a link to all our product prices. We are very clear with our prices so you have no nasty shocks when you come to view your images. We guarantee you will not find a better price for framed wall art, and canvas wall art anywhere in Bedford on  a like-for-like basis. This is because we make all the products ourselves and by doing this we cut out the middle man, so our prices are extremely competitive and the quality is amazing!

What happens if I book a sitting and then find I am unable to attend on the specified date?

If you are unable to attend your sitting we require 24 hours notice by phone or email to reschedule. If you do not show up for your appointment and have not contacted us you will NOT be entitled to a refund.

How long does the photo session last?

For general photo shoots we allow up to 1 hour although we normally find half an hour is ample to get plenty of nice shots. Photo parties and outdoor photography is normally between 1-1/2 – 2 hours.

Do you take headshot photos and profile pictures?

Yes we can do this for you. Please see our price list and our headshot page for all the information you need regarding headshot photos. 

Can I bring a change of clothes to get some varied photos?

Yes, of course you can. We allow an hour for most photo shoots so there will be plenty of time for a change of clothes if you wish.

Can I bring props with me?

Yes, of course you can. We also have some of props at the studio but feel free to bring your own props to make your photo shoot unique to you. 

What happens after the photo session?

We will invite you back to the studio to view your photos. This is at a time convenient to you and normally takes place about a week after the photo session.

How long does it take to receive my photos after the photo session?

We normally allow up to 7-14 day’s to complete your order and have it ready to collect from the studio.

My family and friends would also like to see the photos from our session, is this possible?

After you have viewed your photos we put them on our website for your friends and family to view. This is password protected so only the people you give the password to can view your online gallery. The online gallery will be live for 3-4 weeks where you can order online and collect in-store. We can ship orders to you but there is a charge for this service and only includes prints and canvas pictures. Any framed wall art would have to be collected from our studio as we cannot send items fitted with glass by courier due to their fragile nature.

Do you accept debit/credit cards?

Yes we accept all debit and credit card payments apart from American Express.

Where are you based?

We are based above The Picture Gallery at 13 High Street, Bedford. MK40 1RN which is next door but one to McDonalds.

Unfortunately as we are situated on the first floor our studio is not suitable for disabled people who would find it difficult to climb the stairs.