FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How far do I travel?
Within 15 miles of Hitchin for the prices as listed. Seasonal mini shoots are all located within 5 miles of Hitchin. Group and one to one teaching sessions all take place at my home in Hitchin.
What to wear?
Try to avoid bold patterns, logo’s and stripes – which can all be distracting. Take a look at this colour wheel for inspiration – opposite colours are complimentary e.g green and pink as are the colours that sit either side of each other – e.g. red, orange and yellow. Think about the season and the colours that you can see around you – try to reflect those colours in the clothes you wear. Take a look at my Pintrest board for inspiration to complement the seasons.
Unless it is torrential rain your photoshoot won’t be cancelled. Shots of children jumping in puddles are lots of fun and we will find ways to make the most of the weather conditions. I am also very happy to shoot indoors. Bright sunny days are in fact the least ideal from a photography point of view – although we will find our way around that – usually by shooting under the shade of a tree. Ideal conditions are cloudy and dry, and sunrise / sunset shoots are always the most atmospheric in terms of light.
Cancellation due to illness
As a mother of young children I understand that illness can strike – and often does – at the most inopportune of times. I will be most sympathetic to this and we can rearrange your shoot at no additional cost to you.
I will always ask your permission to use any of the photographs from your shoot for my website or social media. You have every right to deny me that permission and are under no obligation to allow me to use them.
How to prepare
Hunger and tiredness can ruin a shoot – please have a good breakfast and bring snacks! I will always have snacks on a shoot available and breaks will occur naturally as and when the children require. Please don’t panic if your child won’t wear the ideal outfit or is generally seeming out of sorts on the day, things never do go to plan and it is my job to go with the flow and get the best out of the shoot anyway. My approach is playful and collaborative so you will not feel pressurised or rushed in any way.