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Bespoke family photo shoots

A family photo shoot that's tailored to you

Book a bespoke family photo shoot, and you will have a truly custom experience. 

 

Before your shoot, I spend time getting to know you, and discerning your vision for your family portraits. You tell me about your family: your interests, what makes you laugh, and how you enjoy spending time together. We discuss possible locations for your shoot and choose a date that works for you. And last but certainly not least, I help you think about where and how your images will be displayed.

If you'd like your shoot to take place in more than one location, or would like to include extended family or pets, a longer shooting time allows for this. And if your children aren't naturally confident in front of the camera, they'll have the space to acclimatise. 

What's more, by booking a limited number of bespoke shoots each month, I guarantee attentiveness, flexibility, and customer service that's second to none. 

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Your portraits

With your family photography session complete, it's time for the fun part: choosing your favourite images, and deciding what to do with them.

 

Perhaps you'd like to display your portraits as beautiful wall art, or as mounted prints. Or maybe you'd prefer to purchase your images as high-resolution digital files, to reprint for friends and family. Whatever your choice, I have an option for you, and will guide you every step of the way.

Find out more about your artwork options, and the digital and print collections, by following the links below.

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Your choice of high-resolution digital files and photographic prints.

Beautiful products to make your family portraits shine.

Pricing

Your overall investment in your family photo shoot will depend on a number of factors, such as the number of portraits you wish to keep, and how you choose to display them.

As a guide, the starting price is £398. You can find further details below – and if you'd like more information, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

1. The session fee

The session fee is payable on booking, and is non-refundable. Your prints, artwork or digital images are purchased separately after your photo shoot, and are not included in this fee.

Session fee
£99

Includes:

  • Pre-shoot telephone consultation. The part where we get to know each other, and work out if I'm the right photographer for you

  • Shoot preparation. I plan the shoot and tailor it to your requirements - including location research

  • Advice on outfit choices, and how to prepare for your shoot

  • Your shoot: up to 90 minutes in one or more outdoor locations 

  • Travel within a 30-mile radius of Ilminster, Somerset

  • Editing and post-production work
     

  • A proofing gallery of around 30-40 images

2. Bringing your portraits to life

Digital and print collections

Your choice of images in print and digital format. Each collection includes a licence to print your photos for personal use, and a guide to reprinting and archiving your images.

Read more about digital and print collections here.

Collection 1

£599
  • All images from your photo gallery in high-resolution digital format

  • Licence to print your images for personal use

  • Guide to printing and archiving your digital images

  • Five prints up to 12x8" in size, ready for framing

  • 9x6" reference prints of all images from your photo gallery

  • £100 credit towards wall art/folio boxes

Collection 2

£399
  • 10 images from your photo gallery in high-resolution digital format

  • Licence to print your images for personal use

  • Guide to printing and archiving your digital images

  • Five prints up to 12x8" in size, from your chosen images

  • 9x6" reference prints of your chosen 10 images

  • £50 credit towards wall art/folio boxes

Collection 3

£299
  • Five images from your photo gallery in high-resolution digital format

  • Licence to print your images for personal use

  • Guide to printing and archiving your digital images

  • Five prints up to 12x8" in size, from your chosen images

  • 9x6" reference prints of your chosen five images

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Artwork

I offer a range of beautiful products to showcase your family portraits. You can buy these in addition to a digital/print collection, or as a la carte products. 

 

Artwork options include framed prints, multi-aperture frames, birch panels and folio boxes. 

Prices for a la carte artwork start at £299. 

 

Read more about your artwork options here.

  • When’s the best time for a newborn shoot?
    If it’s sleepy, snuggly newborn photos that you’d like, the best time to capture these is between 7 and 14 days old. This is also the best age to photograph the tiny details, like eyelashes, lips and toes. But, given my approach to newborn photography, I place no limit on the baby’s age.
  • When should I book my newborn shoot?
    I only schedule a maximum of two due dates per week, to ensure that I can accommodate babies around their actual delivery dates. So, I’d recommend booking your shoot after your 20-week scan. This also allows time for us to meet in advance, and for me to familiarise myself with your home.
  • How should I prepare for my shoot?
    A couple of weeks before your shoot, I’ll send you a digital guide on how to get ready for it. This will include advice on outfits, preparing your home, and readying your baby for the session.
  • Why will my newborn shoot take place in my home?
    The benefits of an at-home newborn shoot are numerous. From a practical perspective, it saves you the challenge of leaving the house. You can also ensure that your house is warm enough for any unclothed shots that you may like of your baby. Then there’s the advantage of having toys at hand for young siblings, and snacks and refreshments for anyone who wants them. And, if your baby needs changing or feeding, everything you need will be right there. At-home shoots are also much more relaxed, which helps me to capture more natural shots of your family’s interactions.
  • Do I need to tidy my house for the shoot?
    I’ll usually only use one or two rooms (often the master bedroom and living room), so you certainly won’t need to clean the house from top to bottom. Where possible, I’ll carry out a pre-shoot consultation at your house. Among other things, this will give me a chance to get a feel for the layout of your house, and where the light falls. That way, you should know in advance which rooms I’m likely to use on the day.
  • How long will my shoot take?
    Usually, newborn shoots take around two hours. This allows time to feed and settle your baby, change their outfit as required, and drink as many cups of tea as you’d like! It’s important to me that your shoot feels relaxed and unrushed. That’s why we’ll be led by your baby, without clock-watching.
  • What time of day will my shoot take place?
    In my experience, mid-morning is the ideal time to carry out a newborn shoot. Babies are often most settled at this time of day, and it allows time for everyone to have breakfast beforehand. Usually, we’ll finish in time for lunch, and you can have the rest of the day to yourselves. If, when your baby arrives, it would suit you to have the shoot at a different time of day, that’s no problem. Yours will be the only session of the day, so we can move it around as necessary - subject to the availability of natural light.
  • Which areas do you cover?
    My photo shoots usually take place in Somerset, Devon and West Dorset. I’m happy to travel further, though – I simply charge mileage at 45p a mile for shoots beyond a 30-mile radius of Ilminster.
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