Family Photography FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Some family photography FAQs pop up all the time, I’ve done my best to collect them all here to answer any questions or concerns you might have.

If you still don’t see the answer, please get in touch, I’d be more than happy to help you!

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Family photo of parents holding little girls hands
Family lay in grass and share candid moment

Before your Session

I'm worried about how I'll look, should I wait for the perfect time?

It’s completely natural to worry about how you look, I know I do when I’m being photographed!

But trust me, the more you put off having photos done, the more time will pass!

I know from personal experience how much I’ve missed out on, by waiting and putting off having photos done.

Your family will love the images regardless, and in a couple of years you won’t notice how you’ll look.

You’ll only see you with your beautiful family, and connection you all shared in that moment.

Is it going to be cheesy and make us all feel awkward?

Honestly, I hate the thought of this more than anyone! My mum took me and my brother for the cheesiest photo shoot when we were kids and I hated it.

That’s why I pride myself on being able to put you at ease. The only thing you’ll be focused on is having a great time with your family. No saying cheese, or wondering what you should do with you hands!

I’ll prompt you into interactions that happen naturally, and capture the connection you share with your family. 

Do I choose what I want before the shoot?

No, not at all. You choose what you’d like to order only when you’ve seen your photographs.

Your session fee is due at the time of booking. After the session I’ll send you a private online gallery of your best images.

From there, you’ll pay for your order once you’ve seen your images and decided on your products.

How do I book?

Send me an email at [email protected] or head to the contact page. 

Once you’ve decided you’d like to go ahead, I’ll send you a link to your very own client portal. This is where you’ll find all your info.

You’ll need to sign a contract and pay the session fee to secure your booking.

What if the kids play up?

Believe me when I say all parents have this worry! It’s totally normal, but don’t let it hold you back.

My style of photography is natural, with all sessions taking place on location. This takes away the pressure of a studio environment, while helping you feel more relaxed.

And, I find out a bit about your family beforehand, so I can really tailor the session to you. Then I put you at ease as much as possible to have some fun and get great images.

Sometimes you’ve just got to let kids be kids. It doesn’t do any good to shout at them if they’re throwing a tantrum. We’ll wait it out and see how we go.

This teenager was worried about his session at first. After the session he told me it wasn’t as bad as he thought it’d be – I take that as a win from a teenager any day!

What if it rains?

With the typical british weather, we have to pay some attention to this question!

But it’s worth noting that you don’t need a brilliant summers day to get great photographs.

Overcast days actually provide one of the most flattering lighting scenarios! And other weather conditions can still provide some beautiful results.

That said, it’s only if it’s pouring with rain that we should worry. And we do get rained off, then we’ll reschedule at no extra cost.

Where do your photo shoots take place?

All my photography sessions take place either on location or in your home.

If you’re looking to shoot outdoors, I can give you some great location options. If you’ve got somewhere in mind you love to visit as a family, then that can work really well too!

It’s my belief that the more relaxed you feel, the better the images will be. Which is exactly why I don’t offer studio sessions.

How long will it take?
Sessions typically last an hour. But I always recommended scheduling at least 90 minutes plus any travel time, just in case.
How many photos do you take?

I take a lot of photos because my style is natural and I’m looking for split second moments.

After the session I go through and pick the best images 30-50 images and edit each one to my natural, warm style.

Can we bring the dog?
I fully encourage you to bring any furbabies to meet me! Erm I mean to include in your session!
 
But do let me know in advance, so I can make sure I’ve got my doggy essentials with me! And can advise you on what to bring along too!

After your Session

How do we see our photos after the shoot?

After the session, I’ll send an online gallery. This is so you can view and choose your photos in the comfort of your home.

The gallery will be live for five days for you to choose your images. This ensures I can give you the best level of service possible, should you need any help.

How long does it take before we get our online gallery?

You’ll receive your online gallery 1-2 weeks after your session.

Do you edit the photos?

Yep. I go through and adjust each image to match my natural and warm style.

Taking them from their raw format into beautiful images you’ll be proud to display in your home.

I don’t do any advanced editing like changing your appearance or slimming you down. I’m a believer that you’re the best you, and I wouldn’t want to change that!

If you would like any advanced editing, this can be discussed. But it may incur additional fees dependant on the work required.

Can we buy digital files?

Of course. While I’m a believer that our images are more enjoyable in print, I understand that we live in a digital age.

In fact, I tailor my collections to give you the best of both worlds. But if you still wanted digital images only, you can of course go for that as an option. The choice is yours!

Will you help us choose?

I like to give you the freedom to make decisions without any additional pressure from me.

But if you’re struggling to choose, I’d be more than happy to hop on a call and discuss your images with you.

I’m here to help, and am only ever a phone call or email away! 

How long after we've placed our order do we receive our products?

You’ll receive your products 4-6 weeks after you’ve placed your order. 

Will I be pushed into spending?

No, absolutely not. That’s not me. The reason I offer online galleries is because pushy in person sales is not my thing at all. I want you to have the freedom to decide what you’d like to buy.

I once signed up to a membership in a shopping centre. As soon as I got home I immediately cancelled and regretted it.
 
That’s not how I want you to feel.
 
I want you to feel confident and comfortable in your decisions. Providing you with a service that’ll make you feel great and love your photos.
 
No pushy or high pressure sales from me. In fact, if you don’t like your images, you don’t have to buy any!
 
That said, of course it’s my goal and hope that’ll you’ll fall in love with them – And most people do!
Can I pay monthly?

Your session fee is due when you book your photography session with me. However you can pay for your products monthly if you wish.

Product purchases can be paid off in either 3 or 6 monthly terms.

Only once all your payments have been made will your products then be ordered and released to you.

Ready to book your session or have another question?