Let’s work out if we’re the right fit for your family photo shoot
WHAT IS YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY STYLE?
The bottom line is, I love to photograph your family just being your awesome selves. You’re probably a tad nervous about having your photo taken, but your photo session will be super chilled.
Just have fun and you’ll get some incredible photos 🙂
If you want lots of posed photos against a white backdrop etc then I’m not going to be the right person for you.
I HATE HAVING MY PHOTO TAKEN, WHAT DO I DO?
Well, I think we all do a little bit! The first few minutes you might feel a bit awkward, but everyone relaxes into it… If you have photos at home, you’re already in a familiar environment just hanging out and having fun. Read some of the testimonials to get a feel for what it’s like having me around! Most people say it’s just like hanging out with a new buddy.
I offer a cheese free guarantee – real smiles only!
I THINK MY LIFE IS JUST TOO DULL FOR A FAMILY PHOTO SHOOT…
Don’t talk crazy! Your life is awesome in all its extraordinary ordinary moments.
You don’t need to be on a big adventure to be interesting. There is beauty in the little quiet moments of life too.
Plus, let’s be honest… every day is an adventure when you are raising little people 🙂
OUR HOUSE IS TINY, CAN WE EVEN HAVE OUR PHOTOS HERE?
I wrote a blog post about why your home is actually the perfect location, because I’m pretty passionate about this. Your home is fabulous just as it is! I’m not there to judge or critique your home, I’m there to capture how you live inside it.
Whether you live in a sprawling estate or a cosy flat, your home is merely the backdrop for your awesome family life and we can create interesting pictures anywhere!
HOW SHOULD I DISPLAY MY PHOTOS FROM THE SESSION?
Like the families I photograph, no two homes are the same. As such I offer a la carte options or packages to let you get your photos the way you want them. I am really passionate about the products I have sourced for you to show off your photos.
My preference is always products over letting your photos sit on a hard drive. Flipping through the pages of beautiful albums or feeling that flutter of pride at seeing your beautiful artwork beats viewing them on Facebook every time.
WILL YOU TRAVEL TO US FOR A FAMILY PHOTO SHOOT?
I’m in St Albans, Hertfordshire but travel all over the UK and further afield for families.
Often families want their photos their own home or neighbourhood so I’m happy to go anywhere, just book a natter with me below and we can chat about the details.
Did you know, I also go on holiday with families to capture sunny fun? The picture below was taken on a trip with a family to Portugal!
CAN WE INCLUDE THE GRANDPARENTS?
Of course! The more the merrier.
I think multi-generational shoots are fabulous fun and if they’re an important part of your family then I love meeting them!
It can also be a good way to make your shoot more cost effective if you want to have different branches of the family at a single shoot so that’s fine by me!
Dogs also welcome 😉
I DON’T KNOW WHERE TO HAVE OUR PHOTOS?
That’s totally ok!
Newborns and babies work best at home because the weather then isn’t a consideration.
Otherwise, you can pick if you want an indoor or outdoor shoot. Or if you live right by some greenery go for a split shoot?
If you can’t come up with a location, just let me know and I can come up with some suggestions 🙂
WHAT IF IT RAINS ON THE DAY OF OUR SHOOT?
Well, I get asked this all the time, and you know what, it might! We’re hardy Brits so a bit of drizzle shouldn’t worry us right? Rest assured you can’t see a tiny bit of rain in photos.
Torrential downpours on the other hand don’t happy kids make! If the weather is appalling we can reschedule or move to your home.
I try to keep reschedules to a minimum where possible for everyone’s schedules.
WHAT IF MY KIDS ARE GRUMPY?
I’m not looking for your kids to ‘behave’ in any way other than as themselves so don’t worry if they’re a bit grouchy. Plus, I’m often told I’m a bit of a child whisperer and can win any kid round 😉
Read this article about kids ‘behaving’ too – kids need space to be themselves and if that’s having a bit of a strop for a while then so be it. We still have plenty of time to still get great photos!
WHAT IF WE’RE ILL ON THE DAY?
I get it, things happen when you’ve got kids. If someone is ill and you need to reschedule then that’s life. If you can give me as much notice as possible I really do appreciate it. I also talked about bumps that kids get and should you reschedule your shoot?
Wherever possible, I ask you to try to keep rescheduling to a minimum as it helps me to plan my calendar and also enables me to plan time with my family too.
WE WANT PHOTOS BUT ARE WORRIED ABOUT THE INVESTMENT
I believe that great photos should be available for everyone which is why my session fee is deliberately low and that covers your shoot time.
After your shoot you can choose your products in line with your budget.
Similarly, I can offer you the option of paying for any products in instalments so that if can make things a bit easier.
Want a little more info before we chat? Check out:
Family session pricing
See family photo gallery
How family sessions work