I’m a parent. I have a son, Jesse, who turns 6 in April of 2020. My son, despite having two photographer parents, HATES having his photograph taken.
So, I understand. I hear it time and time again from parents worried that their child isn’t going to smile in the best way, or may not even want to speak to me to begin with.
That’s absolutely fine. All of my family portrait sessions begin in your house, the camera is brought out but put to one side and I spend time getting to know your little ones, letting them know they can feel safe around me. When the camera does come out, if they are old enough, I show them; engage them in the process.
Trust with children is everything and they have this incredible benefit of instinct. Them trusting me allows me to get in that little bit closer, to get that natural smile, to get them on board when I ask them questions.
I want to capture your family, your memories, as honestly as they can be. There are so many amazing photographers that will do wonders with a studio session if that’s what you’re after… with me it’s more of an experience.
My sessions tend to be around two hours long, this depends entirely on your little ones. It can be longer, it can be less. I don’t leave unless I’m confident that I’ve got a good collection of family photographs for you. It doesn’t cost any more if I’m there for longer.
I like to photograph in your house a little and then head out to a local park or countryside. I can recommend some if you aren’t sure where to start.