Frequently Asked Questions
There’s no such thing as a silly question, so please ask me whatever you’d like to know! Here’s a few of the frequently asked questions that I’ve received as a family photographer and the all important answers!
BEFORE THE SHOOT
How do I book my photo shoot?
Simply get in touch and we’ll book a date in the diary, either during the week, weekend or school holidays! We’ll also discuss where you’d like to hold your photo shoot, perhaps at home or we can meet in a park or garden.
I’ll also call you before your shoot to learn more about your family and discuss any specific images you’d like me to capture. And I’ll send you a clothing guide to advise you on what to wear to your shoot, including the best colour combinations for the time of year!
What happens if my child is ill or the weather is bad?
If we’re shooting outdoors and the weather is due to be wet or unsuitable, then we will rearrange your photo shoot. Please let me know as soon as possible if your child is unwell and I will gladly re-arrange your shoot.
DURING THE SHOOT
We’ll meet as planned and then you can relax and have fun with your family! Don’t worry if your child is shy, having a tantrum or has special needs. I am adapt at working with children of all ages and we wont start until everyone is at ease. Then it’s time to explore, have fun and play!
I do suggest you:
- Eat before your shoot
- Bring additional drinks and snacks for during the shoot
- Bring any favourite toys or teddies
- Bring a hairbrush
- Don’t tie hair up in advance of your shoot as it can leave a kink in the hair if we decide to take it down!
- Leave spare outfits (including shoes and socks) in the car
How long does the shoot last?
I don’t set a time limit for my shoots, but find that most last for about 2 hours.
Can my child bring their favourite teddy?
Absolutely! And if you’d prefer images without it, then I’ll ask the child if Teddy can sit on my camera lens, or for it to fly back and forth over my head like an aeroplane! Anything to ensure the child can see the teddy without it actually being by their side!
AFTER THE SHOOT
What happens next?
I will select and professionally edit around 30 images from your photo shoot. These will be available to view online via a secure gallery with password protection. This is usually available within two weeks. The gallery will be live for 10 days during which time you can share it with friends and family before selecting your favourite images.
The images in your gallery will include my logo, but your final prints and high resolution digital files will not.
Why do you suggest professionally printing my images?
Quality, quality, quality! I am yet to meet a client who has not been stunned by the difference between a professionally printed image and one printed on the high street. Plus, I only use the highest archive grade paper for my prints to ensure your images look amazing and last for generations.
OTHER FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When do I pay?
A deposit is required in advance to secure your booking. Once you have selected your digital and/or print package you will receive a final invoice. Once this has been paid, you will receive your prints/digital files.
If you have any other questions then please do contact me