BROWSE by category
frequently asked questions
What is lifestyle photography?
Lifestyle photography is a natural way to capture your life, unposed, relaxed and without too much fuss.
Just you and your family being yourselves. You don't have to look at the camera in every single photo, I want to see the real you, interacting with your children and your partner. Talking, playing and laughing.
What should we wear on the day?
The most important thing is that you are comfortable. Dress for the weather. Summer dresses are perfect in summer but you will be cold when the sun goes down in Autumn. Smart Casual clothes that you would wear if you were going out to a party or a family picnic in the park.
Please avoid t-shirst / shirts with brand logos as they tend to distract in the photos. I have created a Pinterest board for you to look at to get some ideas.
What should we bring on the day?
If you have little ones, bring along a drink bottle or a small snack thats not too messy. If there is a special item that your children are obsessed with and it will keep them relaxed, please bring it along. They will love to see it in the photos and you will want to remember this season of their lives. Eg. stuffed toys, books, dinosaurs :-)
Mums you wont need your handbag, leave it safely in the boot of your car, you wont need it and it means your hands are free to hold your little ones and give them lots of squishy hugs.
What happens if it’s raining or some one is unwell?
I keep a close eye on the weather a few days before hand and will be in touch with you if its going to spoil our day. Wind can also cause a havoc especially on location, however a little bit of overcast skies are perfect.
If some one is unwell, I usually suggest that we reschedule. It’s no fun trying to laugh and enjoy your time together if the little one or parents are unwell. We will find a suitable day / date to do the photoshoot then.
If we were to continue, all you will remember from the day, how unwell you or your little one was when you look at the images I capture.
How long will the session be?
My photoshoots usually last around 45min to 1.5 hour for a family. Newborn photoshoot can be 1 - 3 hours, as we are on their schedule.
I'm very mindful how your little ones are feeling and if they are happy to keep going or have had enough.
We haven’t done this before, what do we do at the shoot?
I will gently direct you and talk you through the whole process on the day. I will ask you questions, and give you things to talk and think about that will evoke emotions and natural expressions.
We will walk around the park / location choosing different, I bring a picnic blanket with me so that you can sit down and relax too.
You don't have to look at me unless I ask you too, hopefully making you feel more at ease in front of the camera.
What happens after our photoshoot
I will show you a sneak peek on my facebook page usually with in 1 - 2 days. Your online gallery will be ready for viewing with in 10 - 14 days after our photoshoot. At that time you choose your selection of images for me to print out and get ready for download.
You will find that the images will be lightly touched up and colour corrected where necessary. Once you have made your selection, that's when I edit them to be perfect (removing pimples and blemishes and scars if required. I will always ask first though)
I then send of your selected images to be printed using my professional print lab. Once I have your images are back from the printers and ready for delivery, I will email you a so that you can download your images to your computer.
HOW TO BOOK
If you have looked through my website and can see yourself and your family in my images, then we are a good match.
Please send me an email through link below so that we can set a date and time for your photoshoot.