See below for answers to some of the more common questions:
This is usually under the assumption that some of my shots are set up. They are not. I only ever take as I find; even shots that look manipulated such as the dolls, the filing cabinet or the old derelict convenience are just as I found them. I sometimes return to a scene for a different light or less people in the background, but 99 times out of 100 I just photograph the things that I think look interesting as I come across them.
I am very reluctant to change the size of a print as the final sizing is all part of the artistic process and desired end result. It is also driven by the fact that 35mm film can only be enlarged so far without an unacceptable loss of quality. I could be persuaded to mount the print in a smaller or larger surround but I will stress that the regular size of 70x50mm is very convenient for framing and I believe best shows off my work. I have done a couple of prints that were very large but they are advertised as when they are available and generally done as one offs as opposed to enlargements of photographs on the website.
I do all the work by hand from the taking of the photo to the mounting. I can put the photograph into a frame but this would obviously add to P&P and as previously stated there are many home and lifestyle shops selling frames in the required size. You can of course spend as much as you like on bespoke framing.
Outside of the obvious such as hanging it in a very damp area or any where that has a large degree of temperature change, such as a bathroom or home without reasonable winter heating, no. The afore mentioned would require specialist framing but any normal home should be fine for display. Nearly all frames come with glass and this obviously acts as a barrier. I have had some customers who display my work standing on sideboards or boxed skirting where small hands, pets, and splashes from drinks etc. would ruin it if it was not framed in such a manner.
Keep the original receipt or pass it on with the photograph and any defects or faults are covered as to the original purchaser.
I'm sorry to say that I won't. I don't feel that my style suits such an occasion and I have never really been interested in that particular field of photography. The same applies to portraits of your children and pets. There are however a plethora of specialist studios catering to these areas.