Book A Photographer with Ease
Here is What We Need
- - Type of shoot (e.g. party photos)
- - When, where and how long the shoot will be
- - Any additional details (e.g. planned order of events for your party)
- - Your contact & payment details
Then the Magic Happens!
Once you’ve placed a booking, Perfocal will match your shoot details with our photographers’ expertise, location and availability, and reach out to them to confirm. This process ensures that only the best available photographer for the job is chosen for you. All these will be done in a very timely fashion and you'll be notified via emails.
Next: Before and during your shoot →
Get Your Best Smile Ready
We will send you an email confirmation once your booking has been placed as well as when we have selected your photographer. You can also track the booking from your dashboard on the Perfocal website.
Confirm the Specifics
Your photographer will get in touch with you well before your shoot to discuss specifics and any concerns. However, you can also touch base with them using their contact details provided in the confirmation email.
Get Your Best Smile On
Your photographer will arrive on time for the shoot and capture beautiful photos from your occasion. In case you need to extend the photography on the day, you can do so easily from your dashboard as long as the photographer is available to extend.
Next, enjoy the shoot and you are the perfect focal point.
See how we recruit the best photographers →
How we enhance & deliver your photos →
How payments work →
Happiness is guaranteed
Tring-Tring… You’ve Got Photos!
Within 48 hours of your event, we will deliver your beautifully edited photos to you in a personal online gallery from where you can view and download them. In a rush? You can also opt for a 24-hour Express Delivery add-on upon booking.
How We Edit Your Photos
All photos you receive are edited. In addition to basic adjustments of exposure, colour and sharpness, our dedicated team of editors uses advanced tools to give your photos a beautiful finish. For business events we usually keep the edits clean and minimal, whilst for personal occasions we prefer a more elegant tone. Below are a few samples from real Perfocal bookings:
Perfocal Only Picks the Best Photographers
Be it a wedding or a birthday party, we know that the best moments are fleeting and it’s crucial to get the right photographer to capture these. That is why we have a stringent screening process for every photographer who applies to join Perfocal:
- - We carefully check their past work, relevant experience and equipment
- - We then interview each photographer to get to know them as a person
- - And finally, we keep a close eye on regular work produced by each photographer to ensure that high quality standards are maintained
- - As an approximate, only two out of every ten applicants are approved to be Perfocal photographers
This is how Perfocal maintains a highly skilful pool of photographers. When you book a shoot, we further filter within our network based on the info you provided (shoot type, time & location etc.), and find THE individual who is specifically best suited to excel at YOUR shoot.
Now, that is some sharp shooting!
No Sur-Prices (get it, get it?)
Our fixed and affordable pricing starts from just £69, includes editing. No seriously, with Perfocal, there are no hidden costs. How do we manage to offer such great prices? We’ve managed to significantly reduce costs and non-creative work for our photographers. So they do what they love and you get photos that you will love. Just, without the big price tag.
How Payment Works
A credit or debit card is required to confirm your booking, but we don't release the payment to your photographer until the job is perfectly done. Your payment will be securely processed by Stripe, one of the world’s most advanced payment gateways. Perfocal doesn't store your card information.Check full package & pricing on our booking form →
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Perfocal?
Perfocal is an online marketplace that connects people with high quality freelance photographers. Hmm, and it's probably the easiest / safest way you can find to book a photographer.
Read more on About Us
24x7, you are able to make a booking anytime! Thanks to our large network of photographers, we can guarantee 100% availability and fast confirmation. Just bear in mind that late night bookings (placed after 11:00pm) may not be confirmed until the following morning. (Yes photographers sleep too)
How do payments work on Perfocal?
Full payment is required to secure your shoot slot and photographer. Your photographer will get paid after the job is done properly.
All payments are made through Perfocal's website and are processed securely by Stripe, a major online payments provider. We accept all major credit and debit cards.
What is the cancellation policy?
Our short packages (30mins and 1hr shootings) are eligible for free cancellation, as long as it's done up to 72 hours before the shoot. For changes of longer shoots please check in our help centre here.
Refunds will be credited to the original card you used for payment, you'll receive an email notification when a refund is issued, but it may take 3-5 days to appear on your bank statement.
What if I need to extend the shoot?
If needed, you can extend your shoot for 30 mins or 1 hour during the shoot as long as your photographer has further availability. You can do this via your booking dashboard. Our extension charge is £50 / 30 mins.
Can I book a photographer for tomorrow?
Can I choose a photographer?
At the moment you won't be able to select a specific photographer. Actually, you won't need to. All our photographers have gone through our extensive screening process to ensure they are all experienced and high quality. Our own editing team ensures all images delivered are equally stylish. This way also guarantees availability for any date & location so you don't have to worry about things like last minute dropouts.
Do you do videography?
We don’t offer a video service at the moment. But it is something we are looking at for the future.