Children and Family Photography Sussex and Surrey
Children and family photography is very important, it shows all the incredible emotions that come when you have children and reminds you of all the wonderful memories that you and your children can look back in years to come.
Our sessions are offered in a fun and relaxed atmosphere and are available all year round. Weather permitting, we recommend sessions outdoors. In parks and out in the countryside there is space, beauty and gorgeous natural light to give unique results at any time of the year. Outdoor locations are perfect for children as they can explore while we capture all the moments, they feel entertained all the time while we create fantastic natural images.
We have lots of beautiful spots around Crawley area that we use for a photoshoot (parks, fields, meadows, woodlands) and we drive up to 10 miles from RH11 at no extra cost. Please do let us know if you have a particular spot that is special to your family – we may be able to use it as our location so it will provide great memories for you. The exact location for our sessions is usually agreed during the booking.
Every session is bespoke and tailored to fit around your family. Over the years we gathered a range of props that are available for sessions – carefully selected classic dresses for little girls, headbands, hats and suspenders for boys, chairs, a wooden swing with flower arrangements, blankets and many more.
The outdoor children and family session usually last up to 2 hours.
Preparing for your children and family photosession
Choose outfits carefully. Coordinating is what really brings wardrobe together. Just pick two or three main colours of wardrobe. It is best to avoid large logos, motifs and characters – these graphics can really detract from the focal point – your lovely family; people will naturally be drawn to those in the first instance. Patterns can work well sometimes, but please keep them minimal and fairly neutral, for example, one member of the family in the photo wearing a pattern (check, small floral, stripes).
In a majority of cases, simple and timeless outfits work best. For a girl this could be a plain lace or smock dress with a bow; for a boy a plain shirt, bow tie and a cap will look fabulous.
We can advise about the outfit choices so don’t hesitate to send us pictures of what you consider.
Choose clothes that fit well. We know we usually buy clothes for our children that leave a bit of room for growth, seeing as they grow so fast. However, for a photo session, too large or baggy clothes will look sloppy. Consider purchasing outfits specifically for photos and choose something that fits perfectly or maybe is even a bit snug – this will create a nice tailored look.
Layer, layer layer! Layers add dimension and depth to photos. Layer your dress with a cute belt and pendant necklace in the warm weather. In colder weather wear cardigans, belts, statement necklaces, scarves, hats, blazers, etc. For children layers are equally important – hats, bow ties, cardigans, vests will give that additional depth to photos.
The time of the year will also have an influence on what you wear, especially in colder weather you want to be able to easily add or remove layers.
For any shoot involving children, we always recommend bringing an additional cardigan or a vest – little people tend to get cold quicker and they may be uncomfortable.
Plan around nap time. While it is best to shoot at certain times of the day, if you have a little one that has naps at specific times of the day, please let us know. We want your children to be at their happiest so we will do everything to work around their schedule.
Don’t be afraid of candid photos. While we do some posing during your session, a lot of it will be very natural interactive moments between you and your family. This is especially useful if your child seems uncooperative and does not want to look at the camera – just continue to play and laugh with them.
Necessities. We recommend bringing a little snack just in case your children need a break (non-mess ones would be best e.g. pretzels, carrot sticks). Please also take with you their favourite toy and an outfit change.
Have fun! Do not stress too much about the camera and our presence, just have fun with your children!
To book simply contact us and we'll plan a date and time for your photography session.
A £100 of deposit is required to book your session and this is deducted from the total package balance.
All payments are non-refundable. The remaining balance is due on the session day.
What happens after the session?
Following your session, you will be invited to view your images and choose the package. Viewing appointment will take place 3-4 weeks after your session and this is the time you will see a beautiful presentation with the results of the session.
Depending on the package selected (and products purchased),the products will be available within 2-4 weeks from viewing appointment and will need to be collected within 2 weeks from the initial information that order is ready .
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Crawley, West Sussex