how long is a photo shoot?
I have a two hour minimum booking but after that, as long as you like!
The exception may be product photography if they are posted to me to shoot in my own time, and Short and Sweet Social Sessions which are half an hour.
do you have a studio?
Yes! I have a cutesy little studio called the Beehive, in Marthall near Knutsford. It is lovely and light. It is perfect for headshots, cake smashes, baby shoots, product photography, pet photos... and it was perfect for my festive minishoots this year!
how many photos will i get?
I’m worried my little darlings (monsters) won’t behave...
Don’t. They’ll sense your angst. In my experience, even tiny babies can sense that something is expected of them but they’re not quite sure what. Just accept that what will be will be.
Try not to feel time pressured – remember quality over quantity. If they’re hungry, need changing or cuddling, just do it. Relax, and breeeeeeaaathe.
Also, I’m a mother of two. I KNOW it’s frustrating when you just want some lovely pictures and they’re making ridiculous faces or refusing to look in the direction of the camera. A little bribe here and there can work wonders. Jus sayin. Yes, a beautiful giggle over the sheer wonder of being alive is the goal, but a cheeky gleeful smile over the mention of having a treatsize packet of buttons before 10am? I’ll take it.
It varies depending on what type of shoot it is, who we are shooting and a million other things that we may or may not be able to control, like levels of child tiredness/happiness, how comfortable you are in front of the camera, weather, amount and quality of environments/backgrounds available, how much wine I drank the night before… (JOKE) but for a Short and Sweet Social Session I’d say anywhere from 40 to 80 photos. Perfect for filling your Instagram feed! For a hour's family shoot, a hundred or more? But the aim is for quality over quantity. How many photos do you really need up on your wall or website anyway?