Family lifestyle faq's
Hopefully any questions you may have will be answered here. But if you are still unsure of anything then please do not hesitate to get in touch here.
What is lifestyle photography?
Lifestyle photography is a documentary style approach, I will capture your family during the session as it naturally and organically unfolds. I may need to gently guide you during the session but there will be very little posing.
How do I book?
Simply get in touch using the contact form here. Let me know when you’d like to have the session and I’ll send you my available dates. Once we’ve agreed on a date, I’ll send over the booking form and payment details.
A £50 non-refunable booking fee is payable in order to secure your chosen date.
Where will our photo session take place?
Before your session we’ll discuss perfect locations, but I do encourage your location to be somewhere that is special or sentimental to you as a family. Some families choose to split the session in two, starting at home and then moving to a local park or area close by.
How far do you travel for a photo session?
I am happy to travel to all areas, but please bear in mind that I may have to add on additional travel costs depending on where your location of choice is. Just let me know where you are thinking of and we can take it from there.
What should we wear for our photo session?
Wear what you love, something that makes you feel comfortable.
You’ll want your outfits to complement the surroundings of our session, maybe take inspiration from the location and the season.
Some thoughtful co-ordination is great but try to avoid all matching outfits, we want to see your individual personalities!
Layers, different textures and accessories can all add some depth and interest.
Avoid logos, characters and bold patterns such as spots and stripes as these can distract.
If you're stuck for ideas then just get in touch, or why not check out my Pinterest board here for some inspiration.
How do we prepare for our photo session?
If children are attending the session, it can be really useful for you to talk to them and let them know exactly what is going to happen ahead of the day. Talk them through step by step of what to expect so they’re mentally prepared and ready to have some fun!
It is also worth while to make sure that you have snacks and drinks available for children to keep their engery levels up. I am more than happy to take a small break to refuel and refocus.
Please feel free to also bring along any favourite toys/comforters that you don't mind popping up in the photos!
When and how do we view our images?
Please allow 14-21 working days from the session taking place to receive your online preview gallery where you will be able to access and view your images from the comfort of your own home. You can then look through the gallery at your leisure and select your final images.
What happens if it rains?
Unfortunately the British weather can be somewhat unpredictable! I am not at all worried about light rain, as rainy photos can be just as beautiful! But if the weather is really not acceptable (heavy rain, thunder storms, high winds, heavy snow/ice), we can reschedule.
I will keep a eye on the weather forecast and will be in touch 24/48 hours before hand if I feel we need to reschedule.
What happens if my child is ill on the day of the photo session?
As a mum myself, I understand that you can’t plan illness. Just let me know as soon as you can, it’s best if everyone is on top form for the session, therefore I am more than happy to reschedule.
Do you have to share our images in your portfolio and across social media?
Most definitely not. It is lovely when I can share my lastest work as it keeps my portfolio current but I completely respect your right to privacy too.
Do you have insurance?
Yes, I have both Professional Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance.