What happens now?
We will have a pre-shoot discussion were we nut out the details and decide the location, what to wear and other questions and issues that will give me a better understanding of your family, and give you a better understanding of what to expect on the day.
We will also start discussing what you really want to do with these images.
Are they just for record keeping so you can look back in 20 years to remember how hot you actually looked, and wow, dad really used to have a whole lot more hair didn’t he? Do you want some new artwork for your walls, or do you just want to nail a whole heap of presses for the year (christmas, birthdays, anniversaries, mothers day)?
Having the end result in mind makes the process a lot easier and also gives me an idea of what kind of images I need to concentrate on during the shoot.
So what does a photo session look like?
Click HERE to see a behind the scene video of a recent session that we did at the beach.
Whats the best time of day for photos?
As only natural light is used for your images the best time is day to get that golden hue is a couple of hours after sunrise or a couple of hours before sunset.
If its a newborn shoot then as we will be inside, the time depends on what works for mum and the bubs.
Whats the best location for our session?
Have you got an awesome back yard with verandah, fruit trees, cubby house and chickens? Or do you prefer to kick back at the beach? We can chat about what location you think will work best for your family.
If we decide that your home is the best place, then when I arrive I’ll need to take a wander through your house to determine the best lighting/location etc for the shots.
I’ve found the master bedroom is usually a great spot inside and then a sheltered or shady area in the garden for some outside shots. Obviously everyone’s house is different so don’t stress, we’ll find somewhere. Please just keep in mind, this may involve having to rearrange your furniture so we can best utilise the space.
What if the kids dont behave? Johhny can be a handful!
I am surprised by how many parents tell me how patient I am with their kids. Basically if we are doing something thats not working, no point getting frustrated – I just try something new, and continue to do this until we find something that works.
I am fully aware that your bundle of joy will become a devil in disguise when they become tired or bored, especially if we try to force them to smile . And remember that smiles – especially fake ones – don’t make a photo. Genuine emotion makes the photo, and they will automatically smile when they are happy anyway, just stop asking them to be!
How long will this take?
All up, the photo taking session will take approx 1-2 hours depending on how many people there are and the mood of the kids on the day! You should allow for up to three hours for newborn shots as bubs can require soothing, feeding and changing (!) in-between shots. But that’s OK, I’m in no hurry.
For me the photo taking session is the fun part. The culling and editing part means getting down to business. You will receive the most amazing images from your day approx 10 -14 days after your session. Click here to see the details of the full package.
If you think this is the kind of experience that you have been looking for then contact me right now to discuss organising a session for your family. Yes now, before you get distracted with what to cook for dinner or what time tee ball is on.