INFORMAL & NATURAL 

Family Photography

THEY WON'T STAND STILL!

MY PARTNER HATES HAVING THEIR PHOTO TAKEN.

THEY'RE AT A FUNNY AGE

Does any of this sound familiar?

Well, the children might not stand still, your partner might not like having their photo taken and the teenagers might be at that "funny" age, but that shouldn't stop you capturing your growing family, they'll all appreciate your efforts in years to come, you can be sure off that. It really doesn't matter if the kids are running around like crazy, mini beings or if your teenagers are scowling at the camera, because you're going to laugh about it afterwards and that's the best part. If your photos make you laugh, smile or tell story then I consider that a job done well.

 

My photo shoots are meant to be informal, they're lifestyle sessions and they're meant to capture the essence of you as a family at this given point in your lives. We will definitely get a couple, more formal shots, but the majority will hopefully be of your larking around together, having fun or trying to, at least. I have two teenagers, one a will model for me for hours and the other will shove a cushion in their face every time they see the camera. 

So how do you get them to go from saying, "DON'T YOU DARE PUT THAT ON FACEBOOK!" to, I will tag you on the photos Mum? 

 

This is how...Think about what they, you and everyone enjoy doing, it doesn't matter if this is one, two or even five different activities. Now you've listed these, let's plan your session around them. If we aim to plan the session around everyone then everyone is happy, action shots are awesome, they bring out the character of the person and they make the best keepsakes... 

You're right, you did spot me and LOADS of my family and friends in this little snippet, if the year of the pandemic did anything for us, it gave us time to reflect. I also gave me time to experiment and think about what I really like about my family photo sessions: Every year, I create a photobook which wouldn't be complete without a shed load of lifestyle photos, these are the ones I like best. OK, there are a few "portraits" in there too, but in comparison to the ones of us busy doing stuff they're minimal. Some may argue, that you would only choose the portraits to frame and put on your wall, even so, I would say I have 6/10 that are lifestyle and the rest are your typical'ish portraits, this is because I like to chat about the ones I've chosen to display. 


 

This is how I aim to achieve the same for you... 

When I take your family portraits it's important to me, you to feel as comfortable as possible; after all, so many people are uneasy in front of the camera anyway, you may imagine it'll be worse when someone else is taking the photos for you and that's why this is so important crucial. I'm lucky enough to capture families all the time and I love to see them just being themselves: crazy, wild, mad, quiet or calm, whatever, I'd hate for you to feel pressured or worried about the kids or the dog not looking or playing ball, it doesn't matter, we'll get there in the end. 

What do I aim to capture? Laughter, smiles and connections, these are key in my photos. I LOVE to capture those little glances, the ones you will do all the time, yet probably don't even realise. When a family is having fun and enjoying one another's company, the ideal situation and environment to achieve this it born. To get those little ones interested, they need to find the session fun, a game even.

 

During my family sessions, I like to get out and about for a walk in the countryside, a trip to the park, the beach or to somewhere you like to be together.  Why so outdoorsy? First and foremost, the natural light add atmosphere, you can tell the type of day it was and the time in the year; there's loads of space, so you can be active and get those little ones moving; plus, I find being in the great outdoors is inspiring and sometimes you'll just come up on something unexpected and it will evoke the given situation.

If you like the sound of this then please take a look at my packages below, I try to make sure there's something to suit everyone's personality and budget, if you have any questions or would like to book a session send me an email or give me a ring. 

Wild Peony

MY ADVENTURE PACKAGE

 TWO HOUR SESSION

Telephone or email consultation to plan the session.

Choose up to two locations.

Bring an outfit change if you like

 36 digital images.

Images displayed in an, easy to share, online gallery.

 

 A4 prints (2)

  7x5 prints (4)

Printing rights to your chosen images as many times as you like forever and ever.

£230

Forget-me-not

MY MINI SESSION

 

HALF HOUR SESSION

Pick a great location within 20 minutes of Malton 

12 digital images

Images presented in an, easy to share, online gallery.

Printing rights to your chosen images as many times as you would like forever and ever.

£80

Cornflower

PLAN AN EXPERIENCE...

A ONE HOUR SESSION

 Your choice of location

 

24 digital images.

Images presented in an, easy to share, online gallery.

Printing rights to your chosen images as many times as you would like forever and ever.

 

£125

Rambling Rose

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF

  SIX TO EIGHT HOUR SESSION

This session should be action packed I'm up for climbing mountains, going out on boats, cycling, horse riding, you name it try me.

Telephone or email consultation to plan the session.

Choose several locations and plenty of activities.

Bring as many outfit changes as you like.

 100 digital images.

Images displayed in an, easy to share, online gallery.

A4 prints (2)

  7x5 prints (4)

6x4" prints (24)

Printing rights to your chosen images as many times as you like forever and ever.

£695

This session is subject to availability on weekends, midweek in holidays should work fine though.

 NEWBORNS

I love working with families and their newly born babies, I prefer to capture newborns with their parents and siblings for those who have proud brothers and sisters. Just book one of the above sessions and we'll capture you altogether.

CAN I BUY EXTRA IMAGES?

Of course, you can choose to buy any extra digitals buy purchasing them in my "shop" section of your online gallery, you can do this either singularly or by opting to buy the entire gallery, it's up to you. 

DO YOU SELL USBs STILL?

I do indeed, if you'd like you images popping on to one of my USBs, just let me know, they're an additional £30 and come in a handcrafted Kraft pillow box for you to seep somewhere safe. 

DO YOU SELL VOUCHERS?

If you'd like to purchase a voucher for someone special, please get in touch and let me know which package you'd like to gift to them, if your budget doesn't quite reach that far then you can choose to gift a set amount of money for them to buy prints with or put towards a package. The good news is, I don't put expiry dates on my vouchers and I can post them either directly to you or to the person lucky enough to be receiving it. 

HOW DO I PRINT THE IMAGES?

That's totally up to you, you can choose lots of different sizes, papers, frames and photobooks from my online SHOP that will be attached to your gallery, the prices will be there for you to see OR you can download the images and print them wherever you would like to. Please note, I try to keep my prices as low as possible and after purchasing the first print you will find the price goes down significantly, this is to cover the postage. My products are of the highest of qualities. 

SOMETHING I HAVEN'T COVERED? 

Please get in touch, I'll be more than happy to help. 

Sam, David, Annie, Edward and Bertie-109

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