COTSWOLD FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER
SPECIALISING IN FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE COTSWOLDS
Family photography in My Cotswolds Studio
Family photography on Location in the Cotswolds
COTSWOLDS FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER
BASED IN MALMESBURY COVERING FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY
IN THE COTSWOLDS, WILTSHIRE AND GLOUCESTERSHIRE
Included in my photography sessions is plenty of time to capture you and your baby or children together. I know as a mum I have so many photos of my baby but almost none of us together. My Cotswolds Family photography sessions take place on location and in my Cotswold studio.
I have several locations I tend to use but if you have a preferred location please let me know so I can check it out before to find where the light falls, towards the evening and where will look best for your Cotswold family photoshoot. I will guide you though different poses and if you have seen any photos you really like please email me them before so I can get an idea of what you are looking for.
I would recommend trying to coordinate your outfits avoiding black, bright white, bright patterns, characters, logos, and sports tops that may distract.
I have a wardrobe full of Brand New Trish Scully Dresses for girls in every size from 2 to 14. I also have boys trousers, braces, shorts and shirts. It helps me if you can send me a family photo before hand and the sizes of your children so I can pick out some outfits and coordinate them when I make the session plan.
If you would like to bring some of your own clothes the best tip I could give is pick three colours and try and find clothes that look good together with this palette. Don't stick to all wearing the same shirt try three different colours that all look good together. Avoid adding another colour on top one person wearing an extra colour will distract.
A great idea for Autumn would a burnt orange, ivory and brown, tan or even mustard. Think of those colours in front of all the beautiful Autumn hues in the leaves it would look fantastic.
Like wise a good idea for spring would be ivories, neutrals and pastels.
Stores tend to have a similar colour scheme for the children clothes that season. Look for all the outfits in one store and they will probably coordinate. For babies neutral colour knit rompers always look fantastic but you don’t have to worry about buying them as I have a lot of those here.
Don't be shy with what you wear. I know you'll probably be the only one in a beautiful dress in the woods but who cares you'll look great in the photos!
I hope these tips help and you enjoy browsing though my family photography taken here in the Cotswolds and will consider me for your Cotswolds family photoshoot.
A days bespoke photo shoot costs £100. This includes my time both on the day and editing after, use of all the props and editing all the images for you to choose from. This needs to be paid prior to your session by using the booking form below or by bank transfer (Please contact me for details). I am afraid I have had to many people not turn up or cancel the day before. I have to arrange child care
and obviously I keep that day free for you and not take another booking. I can no longer risk everyones time being wasted so it is important you pay the session fee before hand.
After your session we will go though the photos together and you will select the final 20 images you would like edited. I will whats app them to you to check before I send the USB via post. The cost of the final images edited is £250. This needs to be paid on the day. Unfortunately I have had one customer ruin it for everyone where I whats apped the images for her to check then she did not pay so now sadly I have to ask for the final payment to be made on the day of the session. Such a shame as it was the first time it has happened in three years!
Please note - I am afraid I can no longer do photoshoots for people who are not happy for their images to be used on my website or my social media. There is nothing more heart breaking then when you put all your efforts into your art then not being allowed to show it. I just can not do the job or edit your images with so much enthusiasm.
Right from the beginning Photography for me has not been about making a hugely profitable business. It has been about creating something beautiful. I have to charge money to keep it going (my props and equipment are all very expensive) but the main enjoyment I get is from visioning something then creating it then editing it into something special to share. I hope you can appreciate my honesty. I don’t want to do a job purely for the sake of earning some money I want to do a job to create something amazing. I might also add unless you ask to I never tag or link to who the subject is.
Having a hair and makeup Artist for your shoot who knows camera makeup will help you look the best you can. Your skin will look flawless. What works in life doesn't necessarily work on film. Many people underestimate the role a good hair and make-up artist plays in the process of getting photos done. I work with makeup artist Kate Kelvin who is familiar with my lighting and style of photography and she knows how to make you look your best. She has worked in opera, with the RSC and the BBC. I can arrange for Kate to do your make up for an additional £40. It really is worth it. I have write a blog about the importance of hair and make up and you can see before and after photos. Please click here.
You can book your session now online and I will contact you after to arrange a date.