Families & babies
One of the great joys of photography is taking a shot of someone who really isn't keen, then seeing them like the final result. But it's a lot easier and more enjoyable when you're relaxed and having fun! That's especially true for children, and fortunately they love it. Setting up in your own home means they're at ease and not put off by unfamiliar surroundings.
And if you have pets, let them get involved too. With two lively dogs of our own we're ready for anything!
Most shoots take place in the client’s home or garden. The choice is yours – other locations can be fantastic. See the 'Interesting places’ page for some of our favourites. If it’s beneficial to have more space available we have a range of options, but any reasonably sized room in your home is fine.
We use the latest fully portable and wireless equipment, which allows us to produce first-rate studio quality images pretty much anywhere.
It’s great to be able to include your home in the images (often out of focus as a background). It’s also good to be able to use plain backgrounds – and white gives a light and airy quality which is very popular.
In general, it's helpful to match the background style and clothes – for example light backgrounds and light clothes go well together. Bold colours can work well, but patterns and logos may become the focus of attention rather than you. Above all, it’s important to wear what you feel comfortable in.
The shoot itself will probably last upwards of an hour, but if children or animals are involved some breaks will be useful. For younger children (especially babies) it's important to fit in with feeds and sleeps. And there really is no hurry. If it takes 2 or 3 hours that’s fine too.
Set-up time ranges from 30 - 45 minutes if we use lighting and backdrops.
Session charge : £60
This includes one 30×21 cm (12" x 8") and two 21×15 cm (7"x5") prints on your choice of paper – gloss, smooth pearl, or matte.
DVD of images in a leather folio with a photo on the inside cover : £100
All images are processed and if necessary cropped. They are supplied as restriction free maximum quality JPEGs.
Prints and frames click here
You may also wish to have a passport photo taken – fully compliant with UK Home Office standards, but rather nicer than a photo booth! This is particularly useful for babies, who hate photo booths…
There is a £15 charge for taking passport photos alongside a photo shoot, which includes the correctly sized prints.
Professional photography for families and organisations. Cheshire, North Wales, and NW England.