St Albans family photography

What to expect from your family photo shoot

st albans family shoot in autumn

Picking your photographer

I appreciate it can feel daunting to pick the right photographer for you when there are so many around. You probably have loads of questions swirling around and don’t even know where to start. Do you want a studio shoot or a shoot outside? Are you worried about your house being too small to have photos taken there or worried your kids won’t play ball (or your husband being grumpy about the whole experience?!) I get these concerns, I really do. If you’re looking for a super relaxed experience that will leave you with natural, happy photos of your family then you are totally in the right place. There are some reasons, however, that I might not be the right photographer for you and I’ve outlined those here for you.

autumn family photoshoot in st albans park

Getting ready for your shoot

You’ve done the hardest bit and actually made time to book a shoot, hooray! Before the shoot, I’ll send you all the info you need to make sure photo session unique to you and so much fun! It’ll include a few tips about how to make your shoot your own, tips on what to wear if you need them and all other tidbits like that. Plus we’ll have a natter on the phone so that I really know your family and what you want out of your photos and how you’re hoping to display them after your shoot.

relaxed st albans family photo session

During the photo shoot

If you’re nervous about being in front of the camera, I appreciate this probably feels hard to believe, but this is the super fun bit! I pride myself on everyone having a great time on the shoot itself. It really is just like having fun with a new friend – promise. No cheesy fake smiles in sight! 

It’s a combination of gentle direction to get you into the best light and sometimes some light poses and then letting your family interact as they always do to give you natural, beautiful stories that you can’t wait to hang on the wall.

autumn family photography st albans

After your family photo shoot

So what happens next? Well, you sit back and relax and I get to work! I start editing all the photos from the photo shoot which involves selecting the very best of the photos and digitally retouching them. Within two weeks you’ll see your photo gallery and can decide what products you would like to order from your session and start sharing your wonderful photos with friends and family.

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Displaying your photos

This is the best bit! You get to decide how you want to show off your photos for the world to see. I love being able to advise you on the best way to display your favourites and show you examples of how your photos will look. Maybe you’ll opt for having your favourites from the shoot framed for the wall or having a beautiful album made up?

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