These kind of shoots will probably always be my favourite!
As a mother of a teenager,plus a rapidly growing seven year old,I know how quickly childhood passes.
It is something quite special to work with and capture memories for a family,whether in their home,a local playground or one of our beautiful local open spaces.
Maternity shoots with just the couple ( plus bump!) come under this category too.
Current favourite spots are Richmond Terrace Gardens,the riverside around Hampton Court and Canizarro Park in Wimbledon.
But I am certainly up for discovering somewhere new.
If there is a particular place which means a lot to your family,just let me know.
It's your shoot,after all.
And since we've all spent A LOT more time at home this year,story telling/family at home shoots have become very popular too.Photo shoots booked to take place at your home(indoors or out)offer a very meaningful collection of images.I love to capture the precious details,which are part of your everyday life,but which may well be forgotten in five years time.
I would normally spend up to three hours with a family in this capacity.
Twenty five of your best images chosen for you ( digitals )
These sessions generally last around an hour.
The laid back manner of the session results in a greater variety of natural, fun filled shots,as well as having scope for a few of those slightly more traditional outdoor family portraits which are great to give as gifts to Grandparents(or to hang on your living room wall and enjoy everyday)
Twenty edited digital images are included in this option(from a gallery of around thirty five images to choose from)
A mini shoot will last around thirty minutes.
These kind of sessions are well suited to families of up to five people and those wanting a quick update of photos.
Ten edited digital images are included (from a gallery of around twenty images) as a downloadable email link
Sometimes it's worth spending just a little extra to get a truly special collection of images to record the fabulous time you all had during your outdoor family shoot!
If you are undecided between session types,this add on could be a good option for you.
If you're going to hire a photographer to take your photos,why not go the whole hog and include professional prints in a beautiful white mount?
They really do mean something this way.
I offer 8 x 6 and 12 x 8 mounted prints to complete and enhance your experience.
A deposit of fifty five pounds is required to secure any of the sessions.
The remainder of the balance is due on the day of the shoot.
Images are usually delivered as a view and choose gallery via email around two weeks later.
At especially busy times,this could be extended to three weeks.
I will need your phone number for a brief consultation ahead of your session(just to get a feel for your family,discuss clothing options,the weather forecast etc)
If the weather is bad on the day of your scheduled shoot,or a member of the family is unwell we will postpone to the next available date and time for all of us.
If your child suddenly gets a bruise or blemish prior to the session(this does happen quite a lot!Haha)
Just let me know.
Nine out of ten times I can magically erase it during the editing process!
And if your children don't play along ?
Well it's my job to get them on side,isn't it?!
"Spirited" kiddies are definitely my thing!