On Location Family Photoshoot
On location shoots, outside in nature or in your own home, allow natural interaction and personal moments to be captured in the most authentic way possible. These photoshoots and can be held in a favourite location of your choice or I can make suggestions of beauty spots in the Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire area. My style is relaxed lifestyle photography that captures what is there, with minimal direction and in the best possible light – which ideally will be a few hours after sunrise or before sunset.
Top Tips for
- Eat a good breakfast
- Cloudy skies create flattering light
- Avoid sequins, logos and busy patterns
- Children always have the best ideas
- Relax and go with the flow
Treat your loved one to the unique and personal gift of a photoshoot. All family photoshoots include a complimentary 30 minute pre shoot zoom consultation and a watermarked digital gallery with approximately 25 images to choose from. I am an on location lifestyle photographer, and can advise on the best beauty spots in the local area.
HOW FAR DO YOU TRAVEL?
Within 15 miles of Hitchin for the prices as listed. Beach shoots are located in Norfolk. Group and one to one beginners photography training sessions all take place at my home studio in Hitchin.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR ON THE SHOOT?
Bring comfortable and warm clothes, and for children a spare pair of clothes is essential. Try to avoid bold patterns, logo’s and stripes – which can all be distracting to the eye. 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. I will offer further advice around clothing during the pre shoot phone consultation.
DOES BAD WEATHER AFFECT THE SHOOT?
Unless it is torrential rain your photoshoot won’t be cancelled. Shots of children holding umbrellas and jumping in puddles are lots of fun – and I will find ways to make the most of the weather conditions. Bright sunny days are the least ideal from a photography point of view – so clouds are a bonus! Even on an overcast day, top shade is preferable to prevent unflattering shadows on faces. Shade can be found under trees and other areas of cover such as doorways and umbrellas. Ideal light conditions are found just after sunrise and before sunset. Family photography sessions that take place around these times are always the most atmospheric in terms of capturing beautiful light.
CAN I RESCHEDULE THE SHOOT DUE TO ILLNESS?
The creative fee is non refundable however 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.
WILL YOU ASK FOR MY PERMISSION TO USE IMAGES TAKEN ON SOCIAL MEDIA?
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. Immediately after your photography session I will offer a ‘sneak peak’ on my social media pages that you are welcome to share with friends and family if you so wish.