My Approach

I understand how photo shoots can sometimes be stressful for families – from wondering whether their children will be well behaved, to what to wear or the choice of location. A family portrait session  with me will be fun for your children and relaxed for you. During the  family photo  shoot I will be able to capture your children’s personalities and emotions whilst they are playing. We can choose to photograph them partly in your home, or a favourite park, beach or urban setting. I always allow plenty of leeway in case we need to take breaks for cuddles, snacks or tantrums.  I don’t charge extra if the shoot takes longer than planned.

Before the photo shoot, I would like to create a plan for your family and children portrait session. The PRE-SESSION consultation will help me to get to know you and your family and what you would like from the photo shoot. We will discuss what to wear, the location, the look, feel and time of day of the photo shoot, and where you envisage displaying your artwork once we have created it. This will also be a good opportunity for me to meet your children so I that I am not a stranger  on the day of the shoot. I will be happy to answer any questions you might have at this stage.

The PORTRAIT PHOTO SHOOT is designed to produce images that tell a story of your family life, alongside candid children portraits. It can take place in your home, at a location of your choice – such as a park, beach or woods where the children can run around and be themselves – or a combination of the two. I will be able to recommend suitable locations to match your vision.

The ORDERING APPOINTMENT: Within three  weeks of the photo shoot, I will show you your fully edited images. This is when you will finalise your portrait order and we will be looking at suggested album designs, framed and unframed prints, canvases and contemporary acrylic mounts that will look best with your décor. To make the decision process easier, I use software that enables me to show you what your images will look like in different spaces in your home, making it easier for you to make a final decision. Your order will be delivered within three to four weeks. Please refer to PORTRAIT PRICING  for more information and options.