You're all booked! What next?
I am so excited to be back again this year! As always, my aim is to capture images which don't just look like your family, but feel like your family as well. On the day, we'll get to enjoy lots of fun and silliness. In order to ensure we make the most of our short time, take a look at the information below.
Where will we meet? I’ll meet you in or near the gazebo near the PTA hut. I’ll be the one carrying a camera!
When will we meet? You’ve booked for a particular slot which was confirmed in your booking email. In order to maximise the time we have, I ask that everyone arrives 5 minutes before so that we're ready to start straight away. There’s a 5 minute gap between sessions, I’ll get to you as soon as possible!
What will our session look like? I'll collect you from our meeting point and we'll get to know each other a little as we walk over to the wild area at the back of the field. For our 15 minute session I'll direct you through capturing a selection of moments between you and your family. I come prepared to guide you and make you feel completely relaxed, yourselves and beautiful. Don't worry about how to stand or what to do with your arms, I will walk you through everything; all you have to do is be you!
How long will our session be? Each slot is 15 minutes long.
What should we wear? I always say that the more comfortable you are in what you're wearing, the more natural your images will be. Wear something that makes you feel confident and beautiful, and something that you can move around in. As a family, it's best if you aim to coordinate but not match. Have a think about colours that complement each other, instead of all wearing identical shirts or colours for example. Avoid wearing anything with very bright, neon colours or branding decals, as these can be distracting. Apart from that, just something that you really feel like 'you' in! If you're still unsure, I'm happy to chat with you further via email about your wardrobe choices.
What about my kids? Most children don't really like being asked to pose or 'give us a smile'. Those who do, will usually bring out the big cheesy grin that leaves us begging for their 'nice smile'! These sessions are not aiming to get that one, static, family photo with everyone looking at the camera and smiling pleasantly (although we'll always get one of those photos too!); they're all about capturing who you and your children are at this moment in time. Because of that I love to let them be their wild, wonderful, wacky selves. Don't worry if your child doesn't want to smile, or is running about or pulling silly faces. Most of my client's favourite photos are taken just seconds after their child's silliest face! I love to capture them while they explore and play, working around what they're most comfortable with.
Can I bring any other people along? Due to the limited time we have. these shoots are just for you and your immediate family.
What happens if it rains? I get wet! But hopefully, you don’t. Last year we had one of THE rainiest Saturday’s, but we still had a great time. The gazebo is perfect to keep you dry (I usually end up standing outside, though!) I also have three clear, bubble umbrellas which are great for getting the kids out to have some fun. We’re British, we don’t let a little rain stop us! Just make sure you’re all wearing appropriate shoes and coats, we still have to get across the field to the gazebo and I don’t want anyone getting cold.
How do I see my photos afterwards? Within four weeks of your shoot date, I will send you a link to a landing page where you’ll find an instructional ordering video. This video walks you through the process of viewing and ordering your photos. From there you’ll find the log in for your private gallery, your unique password is the key! All digital downloads you purchase are yours to share, print and keep forever. You'll also have the option of purchasing prints and canvases, frames and other products directly from your gallery. You can share your gallery with friends and family, for them to view and order from, if you choose. There’s a price sheet available back in the clients lounge.
How will I receive my order? After purchasing digital files you'll be emailed a link to download your images in a zip folder. All other orders will be delivered to your school within three weeks of the gallery expiration date. 10% of profits go right back to your PTA!
One last thing...
Please arrive and be ready to start on time! Remember, your session is limited to 15 minutes and there is no room for extensions. Please take traffic and parking into consideration in your planning. If in doubt, it's best to arrive early!
I look forward to spending time with you all! For any further questions, feel free to contact me by email.