I offer two types of portrait session:
Ideal if you’re looking for a bespoke experience from start to finish and for larger (more than two children) and combined families (and pets!).
Once we’ve fixed a date, we’ll schedule a phone call to talk through what you’d like, what’s expected and what the process is. It’s really helpful for me to know a little about your family; what you love doing together, how you’d like your images to look, what sort of product you might like etc. I’ll send you a guide with details of what to expect, tips on clothing etc and a product price list.
On the Day
We’ll spend up to two hours together at the chosen location/s and it will be FUN. I’ll turn up early, scout for the best light and capture you going about your daily lives. Playing, laughter, family fun, snacks, games, reading together – most people find that this time carved out of a hectic family schedule can be an amazing opportunity to reconnect and is something to be treasured. You can do whatever you’d normally be doing – I can provide direction and suggestions, but the best photos come out of unstructured and natural interaction.
A couple of weeks later
I will visit you at home to show you the edited images on a big screen and give you some guidance as to how to use them with the help of some very clever software. This will take an hour or so. I’ll have a wide selection of sample frames and products with me which makes this really quick and straightforward. There’s a 10% discount applied to anything ordered at this session.
Immediately after your viewing I will upload a password-protected gallery of all your images so that friends and family can have a look and send you a link, which will be live for 10 days. A selection of images from your session will also appear on my blog and Facebook page, for you to share with friends and family. Your prints and products will be delivered to you by Special Delivery or courier around three weeks later (albums may take a little longer as you will asked to approve a design layout before printing).
You can see examples of custom sessions here.
I will announce dates and locations for the three or four mini-sessions days I hold each year by newsletter, Facebook or on the blog, and you can sign up by emailing me. They are for smaller families and are perfect if you want to experience lifestyle portraiture for the first time, need a single image for a Christmas card, or just want to freshen up your frames. Having your own digital images included in the session fee means you have the freedom to create your own products.
You will be given a slot for your session and sent information about the shoot, directions and clothing tips. Images from the shoot are posted shortly afterwards in your password-protected online gallery which will be live for 10 days for you to select and order prints or products. Help with this is readily available! Prints and products will be delivered to you by Special Delivery or courier around three weeks later.
You can see an example of a mini session here.
I am also available for headshot photography and event photography including parties and christenings and have worked with a number of small businesses to provide creative lifestyle and brand photography for websites and marketing. Please contact me for individual quotes - you can see some of this work here.