I Love doing family sessions as I love to be a part of a new family for that short period of time.
Family sessions are always fun.
You can make them messy, for example you can all wear white and have a blast with some paint.
You can make it calm and elegant.
Whatever your style is I would love to capture it for you.
Here are some of general questions I get asked in regards to family sessions:
When do I need to book?
I suggest you book once you have decided you want a family session done.
What do I need to bring?
Depending on the style you are after, I always ask you all to wear jeans and bring with you matching plain t-shirt, for example white or black. We can discuss outfits once you book, we can then discuss the style you are after then.
Should I have a studio session or outdoor session?
This depends on the style you are after.
The studio can take up to four people, it’s a classic style with black backdrop. This gives you not only beautiful coloured images but also amazing back and white images.
Outdoor session is my favourite for families as children have more fun and you can capture their love of the outdoors through the lens.
How long does the session take?
The session time will vary, but generally allow for an hour.
Can I tell you what kind of images I want?
Yes of course, everyone’s tastes differ. I always suggest for my expecting mum and dads to be to go through my portfolio and see what they like and send me an email detailing the styles they like. If you see something you like and it’s not in my portfolio its ok, send the example to me and I will endeavour to recreate it for you. However give me plenty of notice to get any props I may need to be able to capture your preferred style.
How many people can I have in the family shoot?
My packages allow for four people (this includes children). There is an additional charge for each additional person.
What do I get?
After the session I select the top 10-15 images of the day and edit them all in photoshop. Some of the images will be edited as black and white as well as colour (I get asked a lot if they can just get the colour one and print it in black and white, the answer yes however they will never look the same as mine. I would have edited many factor in the image to highlight different features in order to achieve that particular black and white look).
Once I have edited all images I will upload them onto your own personal password protected gallery on my site. I will then send you an email letting you know they are ready with a link to your gallery and your password.
When do I get the images?
I generally say allow 3-4 weeks depending on your position in the queue, sometimes I get through them quick and sometimes it takes a little longer.
What if I want prints?
I can order prints for you, I can provide you with a price list upon request. My images are printed at Pro Lab. The difference with having your images printed at a common department store or a professional Pro Lab is unmeasurable, the colours and quality of their prints are perfect. Their printers are calibrated to meet strict standards.
What if I want frames or photobooks?
I also can provide you prices for frames and photobooks, we can discuss what you are after once you come to the studio for your session.
How do I make payment?
I always request a booking fee to be transferred to lock in your session. Once you come for your session I require the remainder of your package payment to be made in full.
I may use one or two of your images for promotional material, for example viewing albums, her website or business card. Let me know if you would prefer her not to and I will be happy to keep your images out of them. 🙂
If you have any other questions that are not listed above please don’t hesitate to contact me.