Hello again, I'm back!
Well, it’s been a long 4 months but finally, family sessions are back as of today!
Who out there has had a new arrival in the family and sadly will have nothing other than a selfie to document this milestone moment? There’s nothing wrong with selfies, but they don’t capture you as you are in your little unit with all of your connections and abundances of love that you share for one another.
So many people will have had new family members enter their world over Lockdown 3, in the form of small pattering feet or paws even, sadly you weren’t able to get that special time documented like so many usually do. You know, I think we almost started to take this opportunity for granted. All is not lost though, I can still capture you all together and you’ll still have them precious memories to share with everyone now and in the future.
What are the rules?
Outdoor, single households or groups of five (I’m your extra person that makes us up to the six).
If possible, we should aim to stay local, but we are ok to do photos in your garden if you’d like to stay even closer to home for little ones for example.
More than one household is fine but we will need to be creative with social distancing rules still being in place for now.
I’ve missed family photo sessions, they’re so much fun, for those of you who haven’t had one done before they make great gifts if there are any birthdays coming up? They also make perfect images for cards too, so if you want to send a personalised one or postcard to loved ones you should so get this done for sure! My family sessions are very relaxed and informal, I like to get you a mixture of lifestyle shots along with fun, action shots (Be warned these aren’t just for the children!) and groups photos too we do lots of variations and I like to keep them as candid as possible.
Before shoots I get asked loads of questions:
Where do you recommend we do the photos? What should we wear? Which session would you recommend? These are just a few off the top of my head. My advice to you would be:
I don’t recommend anywhere in particular for photos, I love the outdoors and in this case, we don’t have a choice, so your shoot can take place in you back garden, somewhere you like walking or in you local play park maybe. Plus if you book the Wild Peony session you can choose 2/3 different locations so your photos are varied, do bare in mind that we don’t want to waste all the time travelling miles between locations, but if we are walking to and from these we can capture you along the way too. When people ask me what they should wear, I always advise them to wear whatever they are comfortable in, wear what you usually do so that your photos are personal to you and your family. The only thing I tend to recommend is, if you can pick a colour palette that compliments your group's clothing, that can pull your photos together and make them look perfect for wall displays or photo books, I’ll explain…
Feel free to bring an extra outfit if you go for the Cornflower or Wild Peony sessions, you’ll have time to change clothing in either of them if you’d like to? I know children love changing in to their favourite fancy dress costume! As for which session I'd recommend, you’ll get awesome photos with any of them. All I will say is that if you are not comfortable in front of the camera you will be better going with the Cornflower or Wild Peony packages which you might find strange; nevertheless, by doing that we can plan a little walk and we can chat and snap as we go. I promise this way it will feel less intense and often I find, by the time we finish, people have relaxed and feel more confident in front of the camera too.
If you have any questions, get in touch or ask here below…