RELAX & RECONNECT SESSIONS
You’re dreaming about the beautiful backdrops and stunning scenery you’ll enjoy on your next holiday. You value recording this adventure, documenting precious moments and memories of holidays spent with family and friends. Great, so do I!
D o your usual holiday photographs tell the story of a holiday without that one family member who is always behind the lens? Leave the camera in its bag and allow me to capture beautiful, heartfelt moments of your family together.
As a local photographer I’ll guide you to some stunning locations and introduce some hidden ones too! Throughout your shoot we’ll chat, play games, have fun and with a little gentle guidance I’ll help you relax throughout. Whether you choose the wild grassy dunes and golden sands of West Wittering, the rolling Southdowns countryside or perhaps a homely session in your chosen bolthole, this is an opportunity to create gorgeous images to look at every day for years to come; remembering your family adventures and the emotions, fun, laughter and connection they bring all over again.
“The whole experience from start to finish was great. From our initial consultation to choosing a location and styling. The finished result is a collection of beautiful photographs
that are exactly what we were hoping for.”
~ Braithwaite family
Where will our session take place
I work across Hampshire and Sussex typically within 25 miles of my Southsea location although I’m happy to travel further afield (subject to basic travel charges).
Sessions generally take place outdoors as we are fortunate to have the choice of both coastal and countryside right on our doorstep. The perfect time for sessions is around 60 to 90 minutes after sunrise or before sunset during ‘golden hour’ when the light is the most magical.
You may already have somewhere in mind if not, I am more than happy to suggest some amazing locations and I’d be honoured to share somewhere special with you.
You may however, prefer the homely setting of your holiday bolthole hole and that’s fine too.
What happens during our session
Capturing your family connection and emotion is easiest when you’re engaging with each other. So I’ll ease you into your session to ensure you feel comfortable and any awkwardness disappears. You can then enjoy your gently guided session where you can be yourselves, with opportunities for fun and active moments followed by quieter, tender moments. Providing you with a range of images to savour.
Sessions typically last between 1 to 2 hours.
Will you help us choose what to wear
Absolutely! Your questionnaire will help me understand a little more about your style and personality. This will help shape the ‘look’ of your session whether it’s casual, sporting or glam. I’ll share some ‘what to wear’ hints and tips and can put you in touch with my stylist if you wish. The important thing is that you feel comfortable and fabulous.
What happens if it rains
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.
Depending upon the location you’ve chosen there may be a degree of shelter from light rain and drizzle but if it’s torrential or extremely cold we can reschedule. I always schedule a backup date as well as your chosen date – for this very reason.
What happens after our session
Within three weeks you’ll receive the private password protected online gallery of lightly, hand edited images. You can then choose the ones you love and keep them forever. Your session package includes 5 digital images – if these simply aren’t enough, opt to purchase one of my digital upgrade packages or stylish wall display products through your online gallery.
How do we book our session
Feeling inspired to capture your own family story? Simply get in touch via my contact page or give me a call. We’ll talk things through and secure your session with your session fee payment.
Understanding your story, what makes your family tick and what you require from your session is invaluable in customising your session so the next step is to complete your online family questionnaire.
We’ll then schedule a pre-session consultation call to discuss the finer details such as location ideas, what to wear, time of day and date for your session. To help you prepare you’ll receive my family session guide which includes a full product list so you can peruse all the gorgeous products you can choose after your session.
Should you like me to look over your wardrobe choices, make suggestions or answer any questions I’m just a text, email or call away. It’s time to get excited for your session.
Can you help with hair and make up
Hair and make up can bring confidence and individuality to a session – but it’s not essential. It’s about what you and your family are comfortable with and I am more than happy to share details of some wonderful hair and make up artists if you wish.
What precautions are taken in relation to Covid-19
Obviously this is a concern. 24 hours ahead of your session you will receive a COVID-19 questionnaire. Please complete it and follow instructions provided (I will too!)
On arrival at your session, please don’t think me rude as we will need to greet each other from a distance and this will need to be maintained as far as is practical throughout the session. I have a long enough lens to enable to me to ensure your images are just as lovely but not too long – so you can still hear me guiding your through the session!
What happens if we need to cancel our session
- Please note that sessions cancelled less than 72 hours in advance are non-refundable as it is unlikely your slot will be filled at short notice
- In the event of the photographer having to cancel an alternative session will be offered. A full refund will be offered if this is not suitable for you
- Should I (Moira), you or anyone in your household exhibit Coronavirus symptoms or restrictions result in the sessions not going ahead, you will be offered the opportunity to transfer your booking to another session date – if this isn’t suitable you will be offered a full refund as per my COVID-19 guarantee
Your relax and reconnect session includes:
- Pre-session consultation including styling advice, location selection and guide with preparation tips to help you get the most from your session
- 1-1.5 hour weekday photography session providing enough time to photograph each child, siblings and parent(s), grandparent(s) together and individually
- A private, secure online gallery of 30-40 professionally edited images to view from the comfort of your own home
After your session your images will be presented to you via a secure, online gallery where you choose to upgrade your digital package and view a selection of beautiful on-trend printed display products.
Sessions are secured with a £125 booking fee payable on booking and are suitable for up to 6 people. Extended sessions are available at £25 per person to accommodate extra shooting and editing time.
Weekday £125 | Weekend £175
DIGITAL & PRINT COLLECTIONS
Once you’ve returned home relive your holiday moments by choosing your favourite images from your gallery. My digital collections are the most practical options as you’ll receive professional high quality resolution images for immediate download to your desktop device. Ideal for sharing with family and friends or as your order is accompanied by a print release you can print as many times as you like.
Enjoy your images everyday with a stylish display to last a lifetime. Select from a range of gorgeous display products which have been carefully chosen from professional UK suppliers with customer feedback, design and quality in mind.
Choose from my A La Carte menu or select from my print and digital collections which include my most popular items at a discounted price.
10 digital images
Select your favourite 10 images from your session as high resolution digital files ready for immediate download to your device
£35 per image (usually £65 when purchased individually)
15 digital images
Select your favourite 15 images from your session as high resolution digital files ready for immediate download to your device
£33 per image (usually £65 when purchased individually)
full gallery of images
Receive a set of all the images from your session (typically 50 images) as high resolution digital files ready for immediate download to your device
£15 per image (usually £65 when purchased individually)
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