FAMILY AND PET PHOTOSHOOTS IN northamptonshire AND BEYOND
NATURAL, AUTHENTIC PORTRAITS OF YOUR NEAREST AND DEAREST
Look at any stately home in the country and it will be full of family portraits. We’ve passed portraits down through the generations for hundreds of years.
These days, we can be a lot more creative about it. So if you’re looking for natural, authentic portraits of the people (and pets!) you love most in the world, then get in touch.
Here's what you need to know
That depends on whether you choose a studio photoshoot, or a location photoshoot.
Come to my gorgeous studio in Ringstead, Northamptonshire. Here you'll have use of the full studio and all of my props and fabrics.
Alternatively, I can come to you. Currently I'm covering all areas of London, Hertfordshire, Essex, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire. I'll bring a mini-studio with me so we can get some studio portraits. Plus there's the option of some lifestyle portraits using your home and garden as the backdrop. Also, (subject to our gorgeous British weather) we may be able to pop to a local park if you don't have any outside space.
People book their family photoshoot for all sorts of reasons. Perhaps you’ve got family visiting from afar, that’s a good time to book. Maybe it’s been a while since you had your portraits updated, and the kids are growing older - that’s also a good time to book. Perhaps there’s an important celebration coming up and it’s a gift for someone. Whatever the reason, we’ll do our best to accommodate you all, give you a fun experience and immortalise you looking at your very best!
Book as early as you possibly can, especially if you need the shoot when someone is visiting for a short time. I only do 3 sessions per week so if you’re working to a deadline give me as much notice as you can.
I allow 2 hours of studio time for a family photoshoot. It probably won’t take that long. But that gives us time for outfit changes, different groupings, backdrops and lighting setups.
As long as they can fit in the studio, won’t wreck the place and don’t terrify me, then they’re welcome! Look, I’m a dog owner myself and my dog goes everywhere with me. And if your pet is too big for the studio, then I can always come to you! (No! You’re not bringing that horse into my studio!!!)
We work to a 3-part process, which ensures that we build the entire experience around your preferences and desires.
Firstly, we have a creative consultation, by phone or zoom. It takes around 30 minutes. This is so we can design your photo shoot in advance, to get the best possible results for you. We’ll discuss wardrobe choices, styling, themes and more. You’ll feel confident in knowing how to get the most out of your time with us.
Secondly, there's the actual photoshoot. This usually takes up to 4 hours in the studio and half a day on location. A fun, relaxing and memorable experience for you and a little sleep spa for Baby!
Finally, there's the Ordering Appointment. This can happen at the studio, or by Zoom and usually takes about 45 minutes. Your ordering appointment is the culmination of all our work together. You’ll see a video of the very best of the portraits we've created for you. We are shamelessly out to impress you, so get ready to go “Wow!” (and make sure you've some tissues to hand - it can get emotional!)
Studio session fees are £49.
Location session fees are £295. £200 of that is redeemable against any product order over £595.
Session fees are payable in advance and are non-refundable. They may be rescheduled provided that you keep to the terms of our cancellation policy.
You can find more details on our PRICING page.
Your session fee covers our time for the 3-part process as described above - the creative consultation, the photoshoot and the ordering appointment. In addition, it also includes all image editing. Products are not included with the session fee unless explicitly stated. For location sessions, delivery of products is also included.
Our product range represents the finest that the photographic industry has to offer. There are 3 main types of products:
- Wall hangings - framed and unframed
- Digital collections
For more details on these products check out our PRICING page.
At your Ordering Appointment. After your photoshoot, we'll need a few days to work some digital magic on your portraits. Your ordering appointment will be scheduled for a few days after your session. By then, we'll have edited the best of your portraits into a little video for you.
That depends on how many different portraits we create on the day. Usually, you'll see 20 - 40 of the absolute best images from your session.
Products are ordered and paid for at your Ordering Appointment. Payment can be made by bank transfer or cash. A payment plan is available.
Digital collections can be turned around quite quickly (subject to your approval of your finished artwork) say, within 2 weeks from the date of your artwork approval. For wall hangings and books, allow up to 3 weeks from the date of your artwork approval
Just fill in the form below, and say in the message you're ready to book. We'll give you a call to discuss your requirements and our availability.
No problem at all. Just fill in the form below, and let us know what you need. If you just want a chat (to make sure I don't have 2 heads) and that I'm the right photographer for you, that's fine too!
For studio photoshoots, we'll work in line with the latest government regulations on social distancing and household mixing. So please discuss with us in advance if you want to bring somebody to the session in addition to your direct family members.
If you want to have extended family and want to create one big portrait of you all together there are options for doing this across different shoots. Often getting all the various branches of the family together is like nailing jelly to the wall, so we’ll try to accommodate you all across different dates if that’s the only way to make it happen. We can then create a composite portrait from your various sessions. It will definitely be more of an experience if we get you all together though!
We take the risk presented by the Covid 19 virus very seriously. We want to keep you and ourselves safe. You will be required to sign and adhere to our Covid 19 working practices in advance of your session.
Should you need to reschedule your session, provided you let us know at least 48 hours before, your photoshoot can be rescheduled at no additional charge to you. Should you fail to give us 48 hours' notice, another session fee will become due. The exception to this is sickness.
If you, or any member of your party is ill on the day of your session (this includes pets) please DO NOT SOLDIER ON REGARDLESS! We will need to reschedule your session. Sick people or pets aren't going to be feeling (or therefore looking) their best, and we want to create a collection of portraits for you that you absolutely fall in love with. You will not be charged an additional session fee if you cancel because of illness on the morning of your photoshoot. Please just let me know as early as possible - even if it's 'too early'. This is particularly true of location shoots where it's best to catch me before I've packed up my car.
The place to find out about any special offers, seasonal promotions or other funky stuff we do is our EXTRAS page. Why not head over there right now and check out what's available.
We'll help you prepare for your photoshoot at your creative consultation, but if you want to get started right now, then check out this blog post on How to Prepare for your Family/Pet Photoshoot.