A family session usually takes around an hour, on location.
Here are four tips to make the session fun and memorable with beautiful images for wall art, prints and sharing via social media.
- Wear comfortable, favourite clothing. No big logos or branding, so the emphasis is on you. However we know that a great experience and happy faces are important, so it’s your call. We recommend the family wears similar clothing i.e. jeans and t shirts. This may sound boring but makes for beautiful images.
- Always bring bribe goodies, but be aware we probably won’t need them as much as you think, so we’ll introduce the idea slowly and only when necessary. They’re good for peace of mind.
- There is only one photographer in the session. Let them direct the action, it will be fine. The first few images are taken to ease the family into taking direction and to see how everyone works together. Shy children need a little time to warm up. Don’t worry about what you think will happen, or how things will look, a photograph is a captured moment from the camera’s point of view – and you can’t see that, so, relax and have fun.
- If there’s anything you feel we should know before the session, please tell us. If you have questions, please ask. We want everyone to have a great time, and that goes for pets and humans alike.
Mousehold Heath is a great location for a family photographic session if you want to bring your dogs! Cafe Britannia is fabulous for a drink and snack afterwards, it allows dogs on the patio but not inside – however it’s fairly sheltered and is fine if you’re dressed warmly in cooler weather.
Get in touch if you’re interested in a location session at Mousehold.