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How much should you pay for family photography?

How much should you pay for your family photography? You should pay as much for your family photography as you can afford. With that being said there is so much more that goes into good and quality family photography than just pushing a button.

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How much you pay for family photography is more about how much do you value family photography? Family photography is about chronically your family history, not just for now but for future generations. Your children will one day be someone’s grandparents. What a treasure to have photographs from their youth. much pay family photography

 

How much to pay for family photography?

How important are your memories is a more accurate way to ask this questions. Memories are priceless and precious. Yet digital images cheapen this modern wonder. We think of them as disposable and easy to duplicate. When you pay for a family photographer you get much more than just an image. You get someone who has studied their craft. Someone who will take the time to get to know you and your family and your tasted. Someone who takes the time to chronicle your time accurately.

much pay family photography

When you hire a family photographer you should first have a look at their photographs and see if you like their work. The next most important part about family photographer is finding not just one who takes nice photographs but someone who is personable. You need to meet your photographer first, either in person or at least over the phone. If you can not engage with them it will show in your photographs.

much pay family photography

I always conduct pre consultations with my clients. I do this so they know me and are more at ease during their sessions. Having your picture taken is extremely an awkward experience, it’s even more so with a stranger. I pay much attention to each family so that their photography session is personalised and relaxed.

much pay family photography

We all feel self conscience about our appearance to such extent that we normally put it off already for far too long. You are going to want a photographer who understands how you feel and who you can trust. These photographs are so important to document your family and who you are now. You want to look good, and a friendly photographer is going to help you do that. I will tell you if your hair had gone whacky. I will allow the kids to make silly faces only part of the time. I will get Daddy to relax and look natural in your pictures too.

much pay family photography

The best thing you can have for your family photography is not just a photographer who takes wonderful photographs, but one who engages with you the subject and helps you to relax.

much pay family photography

Once you’re relaxed and feel safe and comfortable, then the photographer can get down to the capturing of these authentic moments.

When considering what prints to purchase, you need to consider how long your prints or art will last versus something else you’re willing to spend the same amount of money on presently. If thirty pounds sounds too much for one print, consider where else you might spend thirty pounds without concern, and what would be the durability of that purchase. One thing about photography is that it increases in value over time. The value is emotional, not monetary, and eventually become one of your most treasured pos

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Lavender Family Photography

Every year in Surrey, we are blessed to have a wonderful place for lavender family photography. There is a sumptuous site that host both english and french lavender. To have family photography sessions in this lavender is a feast for the eyes.lavender family photography

Now with your lavender family photography session you will have not only beautiful photographs, but there is a shop to take home fresh lavender from you shoot too. Not many family photography sessions come home with a fragrance as well.

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Children love the locations as it has long paths that invite them to run. The lavender is not too tall, but makes a magic sea of purple.

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The location for the lavender family photography is set in Surrey. The location does require a photography to use the site so I book these sessions in blocks.

lavender family photography

lavender family photography

Lavender Family Photography

It is such a gorgeous venue and your session will be one of the best the summer has to offer.

lavender family photography

lavender family photography

Wether you have teenagers or toddlers, you’ll love your photography session as it has an exotic feel, but right in the heart of Surrey. Almost like a setting from a magical storybook, or enchanting holiday.

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The lavender fields are beautiful on sunny days or cloudy ones too. Please make sure to wear long trousers or leggings (even under dresses) as sometimes there are nettles about. The lavender fields are an active farm and employ bees for pollination, should you have allergies be prepared. There is a parking charge that goes towards the maintenance and upkeep of the lavender fields. There is also a small cafe and shop who’s sales benefit the lavender fields and I encourage clients to contribute. The products are all lovely and good quality. lavender family photography

Your children will enjoy this venue and you will have beautiful memories to last a lifetime.

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Leavers Portraits (Senior Portraits UK)

Leavers Portraits (Senior Portraits UK) are a once in a lifetime session that captures your child’s past, present and future. In America, they commemorate this milestone of leaving school. I’m sure many have that first day of school photograph somewhere, how quickly time has passed since then. Now your child is at the other bookend of childhood of leaving school.

leavers Portraits (Senior Portraits UK)

Senior portraits are very much about who your child has become since they started reception all those many years ago. There is no reason to settle for just another school photograph in their uniform. Now they can have their own photo session that covers everything about who they are now. Where they want to go, and what they’re looking forward to.

leavers Portraits (Senior Portraits UK)
leavers Portraits (Senior Portraits UK)

We took so many pictures of our children when they’re babies and toddlers. But as they get older, we don’t notice the changes as much so we take less and less. Though your leaver may be very involved in taking selfies, but duck lips don’t make for nice portraits.

leavers Portraits (Senior Portraits UK)

leavers Portraits (Senior Portraits UK)

Your baby seems so grown up now, but in ten years this moment will seem like the last chapter of being a kid. This milestone for seniors/leavers’ is that bridge between child and adult, and deserves a special snapshot of them.

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I completely appreciate that your child may not be up for this leaver/senior session. They’re too busy, or had things they’d rather be doing, but you’re not doing this for them for right now. Leavers’ portraits (senior portraits UK) are not about what they want now, you’re having these wonderful photographs made for them for later. We all enjoy looking back at old photographs when we were young and with our friends, because these were the moments that we felt most like ourselves. We felt hopeful and scared. We had time and energy to amuse ourselves, sometimes over the silliest things.

leavers Portraits (Senior Portraits UK)

leavers Portraits (Senior Portraits UK)

I go and meet each leaver/senior before our session and find out what they’re all about. What they’re involved in and what they love. These sessions are all encompassing, so much more than a school photograph. It is best to book your session now before this school year is over. Because when this moment has passed, and they’ve moved on, there’s no going back.

leavers Portraits (Senior Portraits UK)

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Natural Family Photography

Natural Family Photography is the sort that is unscripted, un-posed and completely pure family time. My natural family photography sessions are about capturing moments and preserving memories. Let the children run and play, allow them to laugh and giggle. If there is mud, that’s fine too. When you sign up for a natural family photography session, you’re giving your future selves a time capsule of this moment in your life. Natural Family PhotographyNatural Family Photography

Family photography is more than those snaps on your phone, more than those few photos you printed from your holiday. Family photography documents your family’s history, for now and forever. Five years is a short time, but is a is a quarter of childhood. Each of the blocks starts and ends so differently and deserve to be preserved so you and your children can enjoy them forever.

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The baby you’re holding now will be the child going to school in five years. At the end of those five years, you’ll be looking for secondary schools. The next chunk will be mid teens then the final five you’ll have an adult child. Natural family photography session captures your family in a way that only an observer can.

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One of best reasons for choosing natural family photography is because it really captures the concept: How We Live Now. So often everyday occurrences fade into obscurity. We always think we won’t forget them, but it’s so difficult to remember it all.

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With every natural family photography session I follow and spy on the children at play. I capture the interactions between different members of the family, and I also squeeze in portraits of the children and families, but they’re all unposed and forced. These sessions are a time for the children to relax and just be.  Group family photographs are important and some can be too natural, they do add to the reality of the time though. Yet with perseverance and patience, a natural family photograph comes out in the end. Natural Family PhotographyNatural Family Photography

Natural Family Photography

Natural Family Photography

Natural Family Photography would not be complete with the inclusion of all family members, especially the important ones. Capturing these members of each family and looking after their safety is of the utmost importance.

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Natural Family Photography

If chronicling your family history is important to you, then book your Natural Family Photography session today:

Contact:

Emily Goodin

info@shootinglittlestars.com

for a free telephone consultation.

 

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Child Bluebell Photography – Having a photography session of your child in the bluebells can be one of the most beautiful locations for the year. In Surrey we are so lucky to have such a plethora of bluebells. These wild flowers that are a sign that you’re in ancient woodlands. You want your child to have beautiful portraits to capture their rosy cheeks and big bright eyes. Woodlands with a floor of bluebells gives their photography session an enchanting, timeless and magical feel.

Child Bluebell Photography

child bluebell photography

Sometimes, to make the session more fun, costumes can be brought along to add to the enchantment of the location.

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Child Bluebell Photography

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Child Bluebell Photography

Child Bluebell Photography isn’t just for kids. You don’t have to be walking and skipping to enjoy the bluebell scenery. If your baby is sitting up, they’re just the right height for stunning bluebell photography. Bluebells look good for boys and girls, they’re just enchanting. These session take place in May, and are conducted an hour before sunset.

Child Bluebell Photography

Child Bluebell Photography

Child Bluebell Photography

Bluebells are very special, and great care must always be taken when using them for photography sessions. If bluebells are crushed or damaged or picked, that will prevent the bulb from blooming again next year and they are a protected species. Bluebells should never be picked, as it’s bad for them and against the law. Wellies for walkers and robust pushchairs are essential to get to the location. Please make sure your child has had a nap, well rested the previous evening or not had an exhausting day. These photographs will last a lifetime.

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