Someone once told me that the gift of a photoshoot was “priceless”. They said the value of those images far outweighed any cost that they would have to pay. I’ve always believed it myself. So when a family friend of this gorgeous couple booked this fun loving session as a gift, she was also giving them something that will transcend time and generations. She was buying them the first journey into their visual legacy. Gifting them love.
I’m mostly known as a studio newborn photographer, but I often booked for home sessions in Northamptonshire, and I adore them. Not only do I feel honoured to be welcomed into a family’s sacred space, I feel a huge duty to do the best I possibly can to capture everything they love about their new world. These sessions are gentle and although directed, they involve less posing and more natural. When I’m spending the time choosing the images, I look for those that make me feel something special going on, something real.
When I’m taking the images I do go into a zone of what I know I need to capture and try and keep things as simple and relaxed as possible. The sessions last two hours and they fly by! I take time for baby to have a feed or settle, nothing is rushed. I also love getting to know my families in these sessions and give my whole heart and soul into making them feel as comfortable as possible. Plus I love people so this is my highlight to a day that might be otherwise spend editing the images.
When I’m thanked at the end of the session, before they have even seen the images, I know that I’ve ticked my first job as a newborn photographer, which is to make this a happy relaxed and fun journey. My aim is for a family to feel they’ve experienced something new and something special. The photos to follow will seal and confirm that deal.
If you are reading this because you are curious about having one of these family photoshoots yourself. It could be a newborn baby, older baby or older children, then call or message me to chat. It’s the first step to knowing more about making some real memories.
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Home sessions for baby, children,maternity or family are worked around you and your home. I love to use rooms with the best window light but the session will involve some direction, mostly asking you to relax in the best place for good light and interact with your baby or family and some following you. These images are finished off with the main emphasis on capturing raw emotions.
THE FUN LOVING FAMILY SESSION
2 hour session in the comfort of your home using natural light only
20 beautifully edited and high resolution images on a USB and available to download via secure weblink
20 x 9″ by 6″ prints or 8″ by 8″ in a presentation box (10 mounted)
*20 is the maximum images you will see
£100 credit towards wall art