BEFORE YOUR FAMILY SHOOT
If your shoot is taking place in your home, it’s really useful to send me a few images of your rooms (don’t worry if it’s not clean and tidy!) so that I can get an idea of the space and pick out the best spots for your shoot
It’s worth spending a bit of time planning the outfits for your shoot. Soft colours and neutrals work really well, it’s best to keep them muted and avoid bright colours and bold logos as they can be distracting in your images. Layers are great as they create texture and interest, knitted jumpers, cardigans or denim shirts over tops for men or casual shirts over t-shirts are great. Patterns like stripes and polka dots are great for kids and textures like denim, chambray, corduroy, knitwear and broderie anglaise photograph really well. Depending on the season straw or wooly hats look really cute for outdoor shoots and pretty hairbands and clips are sweet for little girls!
Feel free to send me some snaps of outfit choices and I can advise on what will work best.
Chambray and denim:
Patterns and prints:
Broiderie anglaise and straw hats:
Knitwear and knitted blankets:
When choosing a colour scheme, pick colours that will work harmoniously together. The best way is to start with one outfit; this lovely family chose a corduroy dress with a knitted cardigan in grey and cream for their daughter then picked out different shades of blue for their own outfits. The colours and textures compliment each other really well with Dad in a chambray shirt and Mum in a knitted jumper:
ON THE DAY OF YOUR FAMILY SHOOT
Your family shoot will last around 1 hour
It’s best for your children to think of the shoot as a play date with me taking some photographs along the way. I won’t ask your children to sit still and smile at the camera, instead I will play and interact with them to create honest, natural images
Let me know any favourites games the children like to play and we can incorporate it into the shoot
AFTER YOUR FAMILY SHOOT
A few days after your session I will share a few images from your shoot as a sneak peek on my photography instagram and Facebook pages, if you follow me on social media I can tag you on the posts!
I will individually edit each image for your gallery in my own unique style, there will be a mixture of colour and black & white depending on what best suits each image
2 weeks after your shoot you will receive an email with a link to your online password protected gallery where you can view and select your images (usually around 50 images)
Most families find my work through images I have shared on my website or social media, this is a great way for me to showcase my photography and book future shoots. I’m very proud of the work I create with each family and would love to share your images, if this is something you are not happy with please let me know