Family photography FAQs
WHERE DO SESSIONS TAKE PLACE?
My professional photo shoots outdoors take place in South West London, in some of the loveliest parks in London. If you live near Twickenham, you'll probably recognise the locations in my photos! I'm particularly fond of Kew Gardens, Richmond Park, Radnor Gardens and Marble Hill Park.
HOW DO WE PREPARE FOR SESSIONS?
One of the first questions families ask me is about what to wear.
You'll want to pick outfits that complement each other. Some people choose dark bottoms with light coloured tops for everyone. Just try to avoid bright patterns or clothes with logos on them. And try not to wear any tight fitting watches or they'll show up in close-up photos if you're holding your baby.
Just before starting, it's a good idea to make sure everyone's ready - everyone has brushed their hair, cleaned their teeth and washed their faces! It's amazing how quickly little faces seem to get dirty.
WHAT IF IT RAINS FOR OUTDOOR SHOOTS OR MY CHILD IS ILL?
Professional photo shoots in overcast weather can turn out lovely, with even lighting bringing out everyone’s features. Unfortunately, my camera doesn’t like being outside in the rain and neither do most people! I keep a close eye on the weather and if I think the weather will be bad, we can reschedule. My rule of thumb is to make the final decision the day before.
As a mum to a young child, I know that life can sometimes be unpredictable. I always allow families the option of postponing their shoot if their child is ill. Your booking fee is transferred for the rescheduled date. In the case of mini shoots, I will refund your booking fee if your spot is filled on the day. Otherwise, you can use it for your next mini shoot.