Fun Family Photo Shoots

I love to capture people in their element, it’s at these moments that their personality really shines through. I will always get a classical group family shot for the mantelpiece but in general my approach is a little bit different. As well as having your photographs taken I want you to have a really fun afternoon together, so we’ll choose an activity everyone can enjoy. It can be as simple as a favourite walk or a full-on styled shoot based on your children’s interests: Arctic Explorers in the winter, Alice in Wonderland, Robinson Crusoe – your only limit is their imagination! I encourage everyone to take part, even if we only get a few shots of mum and dad.

BEFORE THE SESSIONS

As you start out on purchasing professional photographs of your family it is important to understand the options. I offer single sessions, maternity and newborn combined sessions, and also the possibility to chart your family over one year in four photo sessions.

It is also important to think about what you would like to do with your images. I offer collections which include albums, prints and canvas clusters. All of the collections include some digital files for you to download and print as you wish and additional files can be added to any collection. But don’t let your time and effort go to waste sitting on a hard drive! I have chosen the best photographic products available for you to display your images in albums, on the wall or in very special prints.

I am also happy to put together a personalised quote for canvases or framed prints if you have a specific wall space or style that you would like for your home.

Once you have chosen a collection, I will send you a contract and first deposit invoice. The deposit is 25% of your collection price. For multiple sessions you can choose a payment scheme that suits you. The balance is due on approval of your final product design.

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THE SESSIONS

My family sessions normally take place outdoors as this is where I love to shoot. Choose a spot that you love, or let me suggest some of my favourite places. We can also start the shoot at your home if you would like to document home life or a particular favourite family activity.

During the shoot I am keen to capture natural moments, it is important to me that everyone can just be themselves and I won’t ask you to do anything you don’t want to do! Generally I will only direct you into good light or to get the more classical shots, otherwise my approach is fairly candid, relaxed and aims to tell your story. In the photography business we call it “Lifestyle Photography”, it is a little bit of your life at this moment in time.

AFTER THE SESSIONS

You will have the opportunity to view your images in a beautiful online gallery. Here is where you can choose your favourites for printing, proof your birth announcements and make changes to your album. You can add files, cards, album pages and duplicate grandparent albums at any point.