FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Got a question? Check below for further information about most aspects of my sessions.  If you can’t find what you’re looking for contact me or give me a call on 07974 177445 and I’ll be happy to help.

HOW LONG DOES THE SESSION TAKE?
Sessions are intended to be relaxed and not rushed, enabling us to capture a set of natural images which truly reflect you and your family.  We’ll aim for 1.5 hours but if possible aim for 2 to allow for any clothing changes and refreshment breaks if needed.  Individual sessions tend to be shorter as there isn’t the need to herd family members so allow 1-1.5 hours.
WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR?
During your pre-session consultation I offer clothing inspiration and advise based on your own style, chosen location, the Season and potentially the occasion for the session too. Generally I recommend co-ordinated but not matchy-matchy clothing.  To add variety to your images, layers and accessories work really well. It’s also useful to consider about any wall art you would like, and where it will hang it so it blends in beautifully with your home.  Visit my what to wear pinterest board for inspiration.
WHICH LOCATION SHOULD WE CHOOSE?
With coast, countryside and urban landscape on our doorstep we are spoilt for choice. Location shoots lend themselves to my relaxed photography style and by choosing somewhere meaningful to your family, they’ll reflect your family style too. I’ll offer advice based on your requirements during your pre-session consultation. Newborn sessions are usually held in your home as are lifestyle sessions if you wish. Visit my pinterest board for more location inspiration.
MY CHILD IS SHY, HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH THAT?
It’s perfectly natural for your child, or for anyone not to feel instantly at ease infront of the camera.  So, we’ll spend time at the beginning of the session warming up and generally chatting. I make my sessions as fun as possible and talk about the fun day we’re going to have discovering lots of things and taking photographs of our adventure, encouraging them to suggest things they’d like to do in the photographs.  I’ll also add a sprinkle of sillyness to proceedings which usually results in a giggle or two!
WHEN'S THE BEST TIME OF DAY FOR A SESSION?
Timing of child sessions is very much child-led.  Mornings are usually best for younger children whilst teens generally prefer evenings, but it really depends on your schedule.  During the Summer months I recommend early morning or late evening to capture the beautiful soft golden light. Timetabling sleep times is one way of achieving this (and this goes for teens too!)
WHAT HAPPENS IN THE EVENT OF BAD WEATHER?
Living in the UK this is a reasonable concern!  However, it’s not essential to have bright sunlight – in fact, cloudy conditions provide a far more flattering light and enable a lot more flexibility during the session in terms of where the pictures are taken. We book a back-up date and can reschedule in the event it is pouring, it’s snowing or conditions would be uncomfortable.
WHEN WILL WE SEE OUR IMAGES?

Your images will be revealed to you 2-3 weeks after your session.  Where possible, we’ll meet for the reveal and you’ll be able to choose your package images as well as ordering any additional prints, wall or display products.  You’ll receive a link to your online secure gallery and app* where you can view and share your chosen images with family and friends.
*app available with Elite and Deluxe packages only

CAN I SHARE MY IMAGES ON FACEBOOK?
Absolutely! My business relies on word of mouth so I’d be thrilled for you to do so.  If you’ve purchased the digital images all I ask is that you add a link to my Facebook page or Website if you feel inclined and please don’t apply any additional filters or use screen shots.
HOW DO I BOOK A SESSION?

It’s easy – just hop over to my contact page and get in touch using any of the contact methods detailed there. I’d love to hear from you and look forward to customising your session based on your requirements.