FAMILY PORTRAITS / CAKE SMASHES
ABOUT FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY
Your family photo shoot with me will be a relaxed and natural affair. I try to avoid traditional posing as I find it too awkward for family photographs, rather I give some direction to ensure you are in the most flattering light and position. I offer two types of Child & Family sessions, traditional sessions and mini sessions both of which can be at your preferred choice within my studio or at an outdoor location. For studio sessions these are limited to families of 6 due to space.
Studio dresses and outfits from babies (unisex) and girls up to 6 years can be provided, with a small choice of dresses for women also available. Men and boys 1 year plus will need to bring something.
ABOUT CAKESMASH PHOTOGRAPHY
Cake smash and Splash are ideal photoshoots to mark a first or second birthdays. I like to give each client an updated mini portrait session, followed by the cake smash, and a little tub time. No food is wasted as you will take home the remainder of the cake, unless baby really gets stuck in most normally demolish part of the cake rather than the whole. These sessions are up to one hour, which allows plenty of time to change outfits and set ups. Little outfits and use of all props are provided within your session price.
WHY CHOOSE ME
For family sessions I keep my setup to a minimum as its all about you all and not about props, for location sessions I will take you on a woodland walk, a meander around local park grounds or some other local beauty spots.
Cake smash sessions are fun, I can get creative with my set ups or again jeep it simple, the aim is to capture the essence of your little one at this special milestone. I am very patient and work with parents and toddler to get the best out of a session. Sometimes little ones at this stage are weary of strangers so I always try and acclimatise them to me and the studio environment before we get going, I will get a feel for if little one is weary of me or not. If they are not then brilliant I can pose them easily, if they are a little timid I ask mum or dad to help placing the little one/s so I don't upset them and I stay a safe distance away so that they feel secure.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER A SESSION
After your session you are invited to book in a view and order session up in your client area on my online gallery site. I ask that you leave at least a week between your sessions and no more than a month.
WHEN SHOULD YOU BOOK
For studio sessions all year round! For location sessions, all year round is fine but is completely dependant upon the type of imagery you would like. If you are outdoorsy people you may well want to capture that element of your family and winter coat, boots and red cheeks may be exactly what you would like. Autumn offers stunning colour for your photographs and can still be warm enough without the need to be fully wrapped up, Spring obviously runs the risk of rain, but I absolute love making the most of a rainy day with a cute umbrella and wellies! Summertime is about making the most of the beautiful sunsets and fields of flowers. So is best to have little think and chose your month accordingly.
For Cake Smash sessions it is best to book at least 6 weeks before their birthday to allow me to arrange the cake.
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