“this is FAMILY”
Family Portraits provide an opportunity to preserve cherished family moments. Many parents can talk for hours about the different characters of each of their children and the great experiences they have had while their personalities are forming. With the “this is FAMILY” sessions that is exactly what I draw focus to.
Studio sessions can be a great time to get the family dressed up and into a nice formal setup. That said, like all of my portrait shoots I like to keep things relaxed and entertaining, so I always focus on being engaging and offering variety for different family members.
Although I do offer studio sessions, family portraits can be shot anywhere. Shooting around the home or in the surrounding gardens is the ideal environment. Why not plan your sessions around the family baking, holding a barbeque, or having a family sports day? Whatever is natural to you and yours can be the backdrop giving the shoot a nice lifestyle feel
Alternatively, travelling with the family to a location special to you, is also a great idea. Often families are used to going to a park every few months or taking afternoon lunch at a certain location venue each week or once a month. If it’s what you do, then we should do it!! This contributes to the shoot maintaining a natural trueness and realistic feel as opposed to a staged or forced setup.
I feel it is important to ensure the shoot is an authentic portrayal of ‘your family’. Wherever we go, it is a must that the kids are involved, engaged and entertained! Their reactions help to create moments that you as mum, dad and even grandparents will love!
A brief discussion before the day can allow for some planning and a short feature storyboard to be drawn up. I find this gives everyone direction and reason for what they are doing.
Family Portraits in the studio start at £230 for four members and includes a pre-shoot consultation, various wardrobe changes and a reveal and design session at a later date. Environmental Portraits are also available for a supplemental fee. With an inclusive £100 towards your prints and products, you select a collection that best fits the story for your family. Handmade Italian Leather products house your chosen matted prints, preserving images in a way that you will love and cherish, always. Additionally lots of great big wall art can be purchased to line the walls of the family home. Payment plans are available.
Let me tell your story!
As a Birmingham Portrait Photographer, I have a genuine interest in the lives of others and telling personal stories. If this is important to you, I would love to hear from you!
Feel free to contact me on the button below or if you are in the Jewellery Quarter, let me know and perhaps you can pop in for a coffee and chat!