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Your Family Shoot

We help busy families preserve precious memories and create stunning wall-art for their home. 

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So, you’re looking for stunning images of your kids or family that you can put proudly on your wall?

And You’re after a fun photography session?

You and your kids love the outdoors - splashing in puddles, climbing trees and exploring woodlands?

Great! You’re in the right place!

So, how does it all work?

Step 1. You get in contact!

Click the book you session button below and choose a time and date when we can have a quick chat. This will give us an opportunity to learn a bit more about your family, what you enjoy and ultimately what you are looking for in a family photography session. If you’d rather send us an email, click here to contact us.

Step 2. We plan your shoot

We’ll call you at the time that’s suitable for you. We’ll chat about your family, where you’d like to have the shoot and what you want from your pictures

Most of our clients want beautifully framed prints that they can display proudly on their walls. If that's you, we'll talk about where you're planning to hang it and if you can send us a picture - that would be perfect! When we know the colour, size and atmosphere of the room we can make suggestions on the perfect location for your shoot.

This consultation will usually be over the phone, although we can use Skype or even meet for a coffee if you're really close!

Choose your time and date for us to chat - we're really looking forward to talking to you! A booking fee is not payable until after the consultation.

Step 3. Your photo shoot

We know you might not love being in front of the camera. That's fine. There might be a little uncertainty and nervousness when you arrive, from your or this kids, but you'll soon realise it's just fun family time! We'll go for a walk; run, jump and splash in puddles.

Remember when you were a kid and were told to say "CHEEESE!"? Remember how the photos have a horrible cheesy smile? We don't do that. We like the natural, facial expressions and emotions that you'll see in your day-to-day life!

We may ask you to sit in a certain area or move you towards the best light. But mostly it'll just be you and your family.

You and your family - having fun!

Step 4. Your viewing and ordering session

Your experience doesn't end with the photo shoot. We'll meet around a week later.

You'll be treated to an in-person viewing of your fully edited photos. It'll be you, Dave, coffee and of course cake (Dave's favourite!)

If you're like most of our clients, you'll probably want to display your image in your home. That's great! We can create something really personal to you and we can even show you what it will look like on your wall!

Don't forget, if your husband wants to be involved in this side of things, that's great - just make sure you chose a time when you'll both be available. If not - there'll be more cake for us!

Our viewings usually take place at our house, in our viewing room (some people might call it a living room..!) where we can ensure your photos look at their stunning best and the coffee tastes great!

Frequently asked questions:

We know that you have probably done your research and will be looking for relaxed photographer you can trust and who will capture beautiful pictures of your family without forcing you into awkward poses, make you sit on an uncomfortable stool in their studio or tell the kids not to run about. Every photographer has a different approach to capturing images of your family. One of key benefits of out photography is that it is centred completely around you.

Yes, you!

But we know you'll have questions. So grab yourself a cup of tea (or a glass of wine!) and have a good read through this frequently asked questions page. We hope it answers all your questions and we are looking forward to hearing from you!

How much does the shoot cost?

We find that cost is the first question potential clients ask. We believe it’s really important to be upfront and transparent about costs because we would hate for any of our clients to feel they had any nasty surprises. A family photoshoot with us costs £75 during the week or £100 at the weekend for a 1-2 hour shoot - this does not include any prints or images. If you want to know more about what you are going to get from your investment head over to our pricing page.

Are there any prints included with the session fee?

No, the session fee includes the pre-session consultation, the shoot itself, and your in-person viewing and ordering session.

Can I purchase digital images?

Although we prefer to present you with beautiful wall art and prints that can enhance your home, we do offer digital images as a full set - we realise in the modern age digital images can be really important to people. We don’t offer single images or groups of 10 as digital images. The digital images will be presented in a beautiful wooden presentation box with full printing rights for personal use.

Why you should invest in more than digital files from your family photography session

How much can I expect to spend?

It depends on what you want, you decide on what you do with your final images and what products you buy. We like to be very transparent and upfront about costs - our clients generally spend from £300 to £1000 and beyond.

This detailed price guide will talk you through our products to help you get an understanding of the beautiful wall displays you can get for your investment.

Why are your family photography sessions so expensive?

This is a very common question and concern but, in reality, we’re not more expensive than other photographers we’re providing something unique. But what does that mean? We’re going to focus on three things.

Unique to you - We know your family is different and of course so should your images be too! This is why we love to shoot on location. Do you want another overly posed photograph in front of a boring background? No? Good - nor do we! Who wants school photos when you get these every year anyway? We will go wherever you love to be - a walk in the local park, a favourite place to visit, your own back garden or even your living room.

Commitment to service - From your booking to the pre-shoot consultation, to your shoot, to your viewing and then product design and delivery, Amy and I are there every step of the way communicating and ensuring you have the best experience possible. We are committed to providing you beautiful imagery and also the highest standard of service. If you’re not happy we’re not happy!

Having fun (!) - we LOVE family photo shoots and work incredibly hard to make sure you, and your kids, will too! As a former teacher I know kids, I know how they like to run around, jump in puddles and climb trees. And that’s GREAT! If you want to have fun and get great pictures, then we think we’re a good match.

Where will we go for our outdoor shoot?

During our pre-shoot consultation we will discuss the ideal location for you and your family. Whether that be a stunning woodland, an old country house, your local park or even your own back garden. We have different locations that we can recommend throughout the year. The weather may force us to change location nearer the time, but we’ve got lots of options!

Do you only work outdoors?

Most of our clients come to us for fun, colourful outside photoshoots. However, we also do photos indoors - especially of young babies. If you are looking for something indoors we will happily come to your home to take some more posed shots or some beautiful images of you playing with the kids.

If you like, we could then move on to take some outside photos as well. Your photo shoot is unique to you, we will advise you on things we have learnt work well but ultimately, we’re there to capture your family in a location that makes you feel happy and comfortable.

Do you posed new-born photography?

Posed new-born photography (baby sleeping in certain positions - usually with props) is an art all of its own. Whilst we appreciate this kind of photography, we prefer to photograph new-borns in more natural poses such as parents with their new-borns, or babies exploring the world around them (usually putting things in their mouths!) If this is your thing then great! If not, then we’ll happily recommend some AMAZING local photographers who do new-born posed shoots.

What happens if the weather is bad?

Unfortunately, we’ve yet to work out how to order the weather! If you are happy with indoor images, we can always do the shoot in your house.

However, if you’ve got your heart set on outdoor images and that is often the case we will do our best. If it’s cold, we’ll just wrap up warm. We usually find, unless it’s raining heavily we can still get great images - think of your little one splashing around in the puddles! However heavy rain and strong winds will put a stop to an outdoor shoot.

We’ll keep a close eye on the weather forecast leading up to the big shoot. If the weather is looking really bad we will be in contact with you as soon, usually on the day, so we can to talk about the best options.

Where will we go for our outdoor shoot?

During our pre-shoot consultation we will discuss the ideal location for you and your family. Whether that be a stunning woodland, an old country house, your local park or even your own back garden. We have different locations that we can recommend throughout the year. The weather may force us to change location nearer the time, but we’ve got lots of options!

What if my child misbehaves and carry on during the session?

We totally expect this! In fact, we enjoy a bit of mischief on a photo shoot - it’s a great way of getting real, natural smiles as the kids will actually enjoy themselves!

Having been a teacher for five years I understand kids will be kids. I know they don’t always do what you expect and will do their best to embarrass you! But having worked with hundreds of children I’m pretty experienced working with kids and love to make sessions fun for them!

“Our family photo shoot with Dave was great! The session was really relaxed, and Dave was fantastic at capturing the true cheekiness of our shy toddler.” Taryn, April 2018.

Do you fix things like acne on teenagers or dry skin on babies?

Absolutely - it’s all part of the service! So, no problem, if you get a spot on the day and no need to worry about dry skin on a baby.

How many images will you show?

We generally show around 40 pictures from our shoot together. These will be perfected in Photoshop before your viewing.

I HATE being in photos. Can you just take photos of the kids?

Of course we can! We do like to encourage parents to get into photos, but this doesn’t have to happen.

Do think about it though. Perhaps you feel like you are not photogenic, or you feel that photos highlight things you are insecure of. Remember though, your kids won’t care about that, they will want to see you in these images that will become the most important thing to them in years to come. Don’t you wish you had more pictures of your own parents? We certainly do.

How long after our shoot will the images be ready?

We know you you’ll be excited to see your images, so we aim to edit and prepare them as quick as possible. We usually have the images ready to view within 7-10 days - certainly they'll be ready for your viewing and ordering session.

How will we see the images when they are ready?

We love showing your images to you, along with the shoot itself, it’s the best bit! When we book your shoot we’ll also book in your viewing and ordering session. We’ll meet wherever is convenient to you - your home, a cafe - it doesn’t matter. We can relax, with a cup of tea or a glass of wine and enjoy the experience!

Can't we just view the images online in our own time?

To be honest, we wouldn't be giving you the best possible service if we did let you do this. We can talk you through all the options and help you craft the perfect product for you. It's all part of the service!

Not only will we talk through the selection process and help you decide the best way to present your stunning images. We have software which will show you what your images will look like on the wall and in different frames. we can even show you what they'll look like on YOUR walls.

Rest assured this is no sleazy sales session. We are no salespeople. We only want what you want and what you can afford.

This is a big investment for me. Can I pay in instalments?

If you spend over £600, you can split your payment into two or three instalments over three months. After your final payments for your stunning products will be ordered and delivered to you.

Do I need to know what I want before the viewing?

Absolutely not, we’re here to help! We will talk about your home; your budget and your favourite images then decide what is right for you.

If you do have something in mind, be sure to share these so we can consider that when we shoot your session.

How do I book?

If you have decided to book - great! All you need to do is contact us and we will do the rest. All of our contact details are at the end of this document. We’d love to hear from you via phone, email, social media or the website.

Don’t put it off - get in touch and let’s start planning your family’s photo shoot. We are really looking forward to working with you!

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