“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 memories they have interacting with them, while their personalities are forming. With “this is FAMILY” that is exactly what I draw focus to.
Family Portraits can be shot anywhere. However, shooting around the home or in the surrounding gardens is the ideal environment, as it will be familiar for each family member. Baking, Barbeques, playing cards, whatever is natural to you and yours can be included giving it a nice lifestyle feel.
Alternatively travelling to a location known by your family is also a great idea. Many are used to going on family walks to the same place 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 Portrait studio sessions 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 storytelling wedding photographer, I have a genuine interest in the lives of others and love using modern photography to detail personal stories of love, romance, family and friendships.
I am a husband, a son, a brother, an uncle, a friend and a confidante. So I know love, romance, family and friendships.
As your photographer, let me tell YOUR story!