A FAMILY PHOTO SESSION WITH ME IS FUN AND RELAXED.
Thank you so much for choosing me to be your family portrait photographer 🙂 I am so looking forward to meeting you all soon.
I would just like to take a second to welcome you and summarise how I work and what you can expect, both from our session together and from the ordering process that follows.
It will be fun and fast paced and expect lots of laughs! I am VERY bossy!
My style of photography is both casual and natural, as I feel the best images are taken when your family is less aware of the camera. I will guide you and help you feel relaxed and comfortable. I do not expect you to pose yourselves and will always find the most flattering angles.
Because kids are kids, I may sometimes ask for parents to step away and out of view. This is to ensure the best, most natural images possible since children have a tendency to react differently when parents are instructing them.
I encourage children to arrive well fed, to avoid any spills, stains, and dirty cheeks! Hahaha! Please try not to use bribes unless absolutely necessary. I prefer the kids to feel like they are having fun and not being told what to do.
It takes me approximately 5 – 10 working days to choose the best images and edit them. As soon as they are ready I will contact you to book in a presentation appointment – in YOUR home, so I can help you and guide you to choose the right products for your home and needs.
The presentation appointment lasts approximately 60 minutes. Thanks to cutting edge studio software, we are able to mock up wall groupings and ideas with all your favorite images. This is really the best part of the whole experience as you get to see your images for the first time and it can be a really emotional experience as you get to see your connection as a family come to life!
Additionally, I will provide artistic input on wall galleries, placement in your home, and size given your budget, style, and personal taste.
I can’t wait to work with you guys! And as always, if you have any questions, suggestions or just want to chat, please get in touch with me anytime.
BUT, most people do have some questions, so here are the most common and these should help you feel relaxed and prepared.
What should we wear?
To create beautiful family photos in which you all look and feel your best, it’s worth giving a little thought to your photo shoot wardrobe. What clothes do you feel good in? What style do you love?
I suggest choosing something timeless, without logos or prints. If you are having a family portrait, planning a colour that fits together makes your photos look cohesive. Think co-ordinating, rather than matching. We can always chat through your preferences before your photo session anyway.
Autumnal colours like olive greens, burnt oranges and deep reds photography beautifully. Texture and lace work beautifully to create modern images
You can find some more inspiration HERE
Do I have to bring props to the shoot?
As I love natural photos best, I generally don’t use props in my shoots, but if there is something you would really love to have in your photos, feel free to bring it along!
Should I do hair and make-up?
Looking and feeling your best on the day of the shoot definitely makes you feel more confident, which shines through in your family photos. It’s not necessary to get your hair and make-up done professionally, but taking the extra care really makes a difference to your photos in the end.