How do I book a family session?
If you would like to book a session please get in touch with me to discuss availability and we can fix a date! The session fee is then payable to reserve your date. We can confirm location upon booking or after further discussions.
How do I book a newborn session?
I encourage expectant parents to book in advance – the less you have to do when baby has arrived the better. When booking in advance you tell me the due date and pay 50% of the session fee as a deposit. Then means you just have to text me when baby is born and I will give you several dates to choose from while baby is still tiny, usually before 14 days old.
Don’t worry if you already have your new arrival, just get in touch to discuss and I’ll try and squeeze you in as soon as possible.
Can I buy a baby plan of photo sessions?
Yes I do have a baby plan that is open to anyone who books a newborn session with me. The baby plan includes three or more sessions in the first year at a discounted rate.
We booked an outdoor session, what about the weather?
For outdoor sessions we do have to sometimes take into account the Great British weather! I will shoot in anything but pouring rain, so if it is just a bit grey and damp we can think about how best to dress for the weather! If the forecast is looking really wet I will discuss options with you and either the day before or on the day we can decide to reschedule, or relocate if there is any suitable alternative eg your home.
Can you suggest beautiful outdoor locations?
I’ve written about some of my favourite parks to visit with children in the area. If you’d like to book a photo session some of these are also suitable, some are too busy or require a paid permit to photograph so let me know what you like and I’ll make suggestions.
Who can I photograph?
Can we invite the grandparents?
Yes, I would encourage you to invite the grandparents as it’s lovely to get some rare pictures of the whole family together. You might want to warn them they won’t be in the whole session if you’d like pictures just of the kids we may spend half the session just doing that. So make the grandparents comfortable with a cup of tea somewhere!
Do you photograph extended family?
Yes! I have photographed large groups of cousins, Grandparents with all their grandchildren, for special occasions or just to celebrate the whole family being together. I photograph these large groups in my usual way so don’t expect super formal pictures, we will do some lightly posed group shots to get everyone and then if we have time some lifestyle pictures of the separate family or the children. For very large groups I can do pictures inside if the house has a large space, outside work well also. Take a look at some past extended family sessions on the blog.
Can I include my pets in the family photos?
Yes, your pets are special in your family so I’d love to include them. I will ask you to help get your pet ‘on task’ as they are more likely to respond to you. Dogs are usually more keen than cats to get involved, any other type of animal I’d love to give it a try! Take a look at some past sessions with pets on the blog.
Do you photography families with special needs?
I am more than happy to photograph those with special needs and working on location means that we can design the session around any restrictions on mobility or allow extra rest, or whatever it is your family needs to be comfortable and enjoy the photo session together. Just give me a call to chat about what you need.
Can you donate sessions for sick children?
It can be very helpful for families who have very sick children to capture family photographs and memories. I volunteer as part of a charity called ‘Butterfly Wishes Network’ which coordinates photographers around the country to offer free photographic sessions to families with children with life limiting illness. I encourage you to check out the Butterfly Wishes website for more details.