For your family event, the photoshoot will take place at or around the church, your wedding ceremony location, the party venue, or a picturesque location near-by. If I have not been to the location before, I will arrive well before the photoshoot to scout the best spots for your photos.
For a family photoshoot, after you have booked a time, I will contact you, and together, we will choose the best location for your family from a range of options. All locations I work with feature different settings for photos and offer timeout options for the children. Alternatively, the session can take place at your home, which is especially recommended for Newborn photoshoots. Additionally, for newborn photography, I can also come to the hospital (usually within 72 hours after birth).
Family photography packages in their basic setup are for up to 4 adults and up to 4 children. That doesn’t mean your family can’t be bigger, it will only mean that you need to book additional photography time. Newborn photoshoots concentrate on the newest family member but will feature parents and/or siblings.
For your family event, there is no limit on the participants. I may recommend booking additional photography time depending on the size of your party if, for example, you want to cover a lot of group photos or locations.
For family photoshoots, in order to move around on location and to provide variety, sessions take between 1 and 2 hours (depending on the package). This also gives me enough time to engage with each family member and make sure that your children are entertained as well.
For wedding photography, we will spend anything between 1 hour and a whole day together – you just choose the number of hours you want to be covered. This way, your bride and groom preparation is covered, as well as the ring exchange, cake cutting, first dance – you decide.
You can expect a minimum of 40 and a max of 100 photos in your online gallery for one hour of photography. You will, in fact, receive in fact double the number of photos, as I also provide you with a black & white version of all photos. For all packages, you always have the option to buy a custom lie-flat photo book, which will include all photos from the photo session, and is designed by me.
All photos will be made available in highest resolution to you in an online gallery (in .jpeg-format), ready for printing and sharing on Social Media. In addition to a colour version of the photo in my signature look, you will receive a black & white version of each photo. As an additional option, you will receive a printed photo book, designed by me, with a selection of photos from the shoot.
During the shoot, we will move between a range of spots on location or around your home, and I will ensure to get shots of the whole family or the mum-to-be standing, sitting and lying (weather permitting), all expressing closeness and connection. For family lifestyle sessions, I also photograph siblings together, individually, in turn with each parent, and parents alone – all in natural, engaging poses. Newborn photos will be featuring the little one sleeping (if possible), with family members and feeding (if wanted).
For your special day, be it your wedding or baptism, I will cover the key moments – bridal preparation, first look, arrival at church, ring exchange, kiss, cake cutting, first dance – and everything we talk about beforehand that you wish to have photographed. I will throughout the day capture detail shots, impressions of your guests, and of course, we will have a dedicated couple’s portrait session.
After the photography session, my work continues. I sight, sort, and edit the photos, prepare your online gallery, and your photo book (if chosen). You can expect your online gallery within 15 working days after the photoshoot, and the printed photo book within 10 days after the online gallery is finished.
You decide what you wear – simple! Colours don’t have to match between family members, feel free to colour-coordinate. It’s not about what you wear, it’s about the connection between people.
To give you a few recommendations:
If our photoshoot is not in the middle of summer, bring warm clothes, especially for your children. It’s important that you are comfortable, and there is always the option to take a jacket off for a few minutes for some photos.
Bring a pair of comfortable shoes if we move around between a lot of locations. You can put your heels back on when we arrived.
Outdoor photography is subject to the weather. BUT! We can always find a solution. If it’s not your wedding or any other set event, we can reschedule. If it is your wedding, I’ll make sure to make you shine just as much under a tree, a canopy, a roof, and of course inside. In any case, I always check the weather close to the date and time of the photoshoot and will contact you, if we need to reschedule or replan some of our shoot.