Nobody wants to say cheese
How many great pictures come out of 'say cheeeeeseee'? You are often faced with facial expressions that look anything but normal, that's if you can even get children to say it in the first place. That's just not my thing.
The most important thing is that you are all relaxed. This starts right from us organising the shoot. Lets choose a place you will all be happy. Is there any point choosing the most beautiful cliff side view to have your photos taken when all you will be doing is worrying about the little ones? Or if you have toddlers will it be too much stress doing an at home shoot if you want the house tidy and getting yourself ready? It's important you think about these things as it really can make or break a shoot. I know from my own experience.
Once we have decided on the best place for you, people always ask me what they should wear. My answer is always whatever you feel your best in. Everyone knows wearing their best outfit you feel different inside which obviously makes for better photos. Same for the kids, it's always nice to see them in something cute but if that outfit has an irritating collar or is too tight for them while they are running around it's not going to look fab, so go with cute, yes, but also comfortable. The one tip I can give you is try and think about colour palette. Try and choose colours that go together, so, as an example if it's Autumn it would look lovely if you were all wearing oranges, yellows and browns.
I just want you to be happy
I'm a huge people pleaser and I adore my job. I guess if I could just blow that trumpet again, the one thing you get when booking a shoot with me is I REALLY care. I know how important family photos are and the effort it takes to get you all there at a certain time, everyone fed, slept and dressed (ideally) but I can assure you if the kids stain their t-shirt on the way, if they fall over and ruin their trousers honestly it's fine, it's the happy smiling faces you will notice from being relaxed and from noticing how relaxed you are. It's the emotion between you all, the giggles, the swinging, chasing and cuddles that you want to keep forever.
All my family shoots with the exception of my themed mini sessions are all between 1-2 hours. We all know children don't have the greatest attention span so this usually gives us enough time to keep everyone relaxed, having those well deserved snack breaks and just have fun while capturing some beautiful shots.
no hidden costs
They all include 80+ images. I never put a limit on the amount of images you get, if I have taken a beautiful photo you will receive it even if that means you get 200 images. All these images are sent digitally in a beautiful gallery and there are no additional hidden costs for them. They are all yours to print and share as you like. I do have an online print store where you can purchase prints if you like but again I'm not into the heavy sales thing, this is completely up to you.
All of my package prices are below and if I can help with anything else at all just pop me a question on email at email@example.com or on Instagram @belleandbobo