Children & Families
“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… it remembers little things long after you have forgotten everything.”
Why have a portrait shoot?
This shoot is about giving your children something to help them remember the little things from their childhood. In particular their relationships with Mum, Dad, siblings or even their favourite teddy. It is about the where, when and whom. This is about you and what you want yourselves and your children to remember – whether that be a longstanding family home, walking the family dog, running in long grass, exploring the woods, feeding the chicken on the farm, skipping down the lane with Grandad or simply sitting reading quietly in your bedroom. You might want to include everyday rituals in your shoot like the shoot below which includes meal times, bath and bedtime.
Relationships are an important part of storytelling so use these sessions to capture how you are together as Mother and child, Father and child and of course as a family all together. This can be tricky when one of you (usually Mum) has to be family photographer and misses out on involvement. Take this opportunity to interact and forget the camera is there to create some genuine moments for your children to look back on in future years.
Many use these sessions as an opportunity to build up a bank of family heirloom photographs at family events and celebrations, like significant birthdays – a rare opportunity to get everyone together.
Whatever your reason to shoot we will guide you throughout the whole experience to create some really precious and beautiful memories to keep for years to come presented in the finest quality products.
Where are the shoots carried out?
All of our shoots are carried out on location so we can create some truly personal images set within the backdrop that means something to you. This could be beach, woodland, moors, your own home, farm or favourite holiday spot.
Location shoots help people feel more relaxed as you have something else to think about and do. Have a look at our galleries for some ideas on locations.
As someone who is camera shy myself I pride myself in being understanding, friendly, approachable and able to quickly put people at ease so you can enjoy the session and get the most out of it. I will encourage a bit of activity on a shoot, especially with children to help create some really natural moments. This may be as simple as walking but enough to forget that I’m there.
Creating some art
This is the really exciting bit -creating your artwork! I have hand picked a collection of beautiful products to provide you with a range of ways of presenting your images to suit most modern or traditional homes. We can guide you through the selection process and tailor a product to meet your needs – everything from boxed prints, to beautiful frames, albums and books. Find out more about our products here.
The session fee is £150 per hour with a minimum shoot time of 1 hour. This covers the location shoot time, all the post production and ,mileage allowance of 20 miles from Exeter*. Your package includes £25 credit (per hour booked) towards your end product to be used in the viewing. For a sneak peak at the product selection and pricing please view our products page.
*To travel further afield please add £0.5/ mile each way or contact me for further details.
Want to find out more?
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