Family and Children ‘Your Story’ Shoots

  • Fun, laid back photoshoot with minimal posing – you’ll never hear me say cheese
  • Professionally edited images delivered in high resolution digital format via an online, password protected gallery
  • Full licence to download, print and share to your heart’s content
  • Choose from my Snapshot Package, or Your Story package and upgrade your package to add albums and prints

My family and children shoots are documentary inspired sessions – so you can relax and just be yourselves. Big squeezy cuddles, giggles and kisses, tantrums, scowls and all.

I’m not going to force you and your brood into awkward, unnatural huddles and demand you say cheese whilst peering self-consciously into my camera – after all, who wants photos of fake you?

I want you to look back on your family photos in years to come and remember not just how you looked – the hairstyles, the fashions and how very little your little people were – but how it felt to be a team muddling along together, how it felt to be loved and to love each other – cuddles, grumps and all.

It’s my job to create photos you’ll love – just the way you are.

YOUR STORY SHOOT PACKAGES AND PRICES

Snapshot Package

You’ll receive

  • Pre-consultation – a chat or email to find out more about you and your family, as well as for you to find out about me and my shooting style and for me to answer any questions you may have.
  • A fun photoshoot (allow an hour to 90mins) – personalised to you and your family.
  • A gallery of professionally edited images bursting with memories. Choose your favourite 15 images to download, print, save and share.
  • Option to upgrade your package when you receive your gallery – digital images are available at £5 each, or the full gallery for £99.
  • Images delivered in high resolution digital format via an online, password protected gallery.
  • Your online gallery includes the option to order premium grade prints and canvas prints direct from the pro lab that I use and trust.

£179  ** discount for term-time midweek shoots (£165)**

Price covers photo shoots of up to 6 family members (including pets). Please let me know if you’d like to chat about bigger group shoots.

Your Story Package

You’ll receive

  • Pre-consultation – a chat or email to find out more about you and your family, as well as for you to find out about me and my shooting style and for me to answer any questions you may have.
  • A fun photoshoot (allow approximately 90mins) – personalised to you and your family.
  • An all inclusive gallery of images bursting with memories. For the Your Story package I don’t limit the number of images you receive (you can expect 60+), so it’s a hassle free way of making sure you get all the images you love, without the need to try and pick out your favourites. Besides, lifestyle shoots are all about conveying an ‘hour in the life of {you and your family}’ and there’s no way this can be achieved in a half dozen images.
  • Images are professionally edited and delivered in high resolution digital format via an online, password protected gallery with full licence to download, print and share.
  • Your online gallery includes the option to order premium grade prints and canvas prints direct from the pro lab that I use and trust.

£250  ** Discount for term-time midweek shoots (£225)**

Price covers photo shoots of up to 6 family members (including pets). Please let me know if you’d like to chat about bigger group shoots.

Your Storybook – album and print package

If you love to enjoy your family photos in print, the Your Story album and print package is for you. It’s an easy way to have your images designed and printed in a beautiful layflat photo album – so you’ll be able to look back on your memories and enjoy them for years to come.

If printing your images is always on your to-do’ list, but you never quite get round to it, you’re not quite sure how to go about designing and organising an album,  or if you’ve been disappointed with the quality of prints or albums from high street shops and online suppliers – talk to me. I do all the work for you, so you get to enjoy your images without the hassle.

You’ll receive

The Your Storybook Print Package gives you everything you’d expect from the regular package, PLUS

  • Custom designed 8×8″, 10 spread (20 page) lay-flat album to tell Your Story.
  • £25 print credit to be used against print products from your image gallery – can be used against 6×4, 7×5, 8×12 or 20×30 prints or 40mm canvas prints in a range of sizes.
  • A downloadable gallery app – so you can easily keep your favourite shots on a dedicated album on your phone or tablet.
  • Option to upgrade your album further to a 10×10″ album, and/or additional spreads – this can be discussed once you’ve seen your gallery.

£499 – or £475 for term-time midweek shoots

I’ve carefully selected my albums from a UK based professional print lab that I know and trust. Your boxed, hardback and heavyweight album will feature layflat pages for full-width printing, high quality professional grade ink and paper and your chosen album title embossed on the front cover. And of course, all your favourite moments inside.

If you’ve already had your shoot with me, and would like to order an album, prices start at £250 for an 8×8″ 10 spread (20 page) lay-flat hard backed album (as pictured).

What’s involved and what do we get?

My family and children shoots are all about you and your loved ones in your own environment or somewhere where you’re happy to relax, have fun and be yourselves.

Your kitchen, a playroom, a bedroom (pillow fights can be fun and always result in lots of giggles!), or if you prefer to get out into the great outdoors, a garden, the local park, or fields and woods where there’s plenty of room to run around, piggy back race, cartwheel, climb trees, jump in puddles or go for a relaxed stroll – whatever comes naturally. Or leave it to me and I can suggest some fab locations ideal for these no pressure shoots.

Think of it as me creating a gallery to show ‘an hour in the life of you and your family’.

You’ll get a range of shots, from fly-on-the-wall moments to natural ‘team’ shots. I’m not a big fan of awkward, super-posed photos, I prefer to keep it simple, BUT I’m always on the lookout for great light and lovely compositions, so you can expect me to point out good spots – and then I’ll stand back and let the action unfold. I also know it’s important to get shots of you all together, so expect a little gentle direction for this.

You can wear your favourite outfits or no fuss jeans and t-shirts – whatever suits you and your family.

I try and allow enough time for children (and grown-ups too) to get used to me being around with the camera, as genuine warm smiles and belly laughs are sooo much better than awkward grimaces… Though of course, we all know that kids can have their serious days and that’s all good – I’m a mummy to a fiesty, independent little lady so have a few tricks up my sleeve for those awkward moments when the kids just aren’t feeling it! And I’ve always got a back-up stash of bubbles. Just in case ;)

Sessions usually last approximately 1-1.5 hours, though allow up to 2 hours for a nice relaxed session.