Portraits

What happens at a family portrait viewing & ordering session?

What happens at a family portrait viewing & ordering session?

Depending on which family photographer you choose for your portrait session in Suffolk, you'll be invited to view your photographs after the session in one of two ways. 

Either via an online gallery, shared by your photographer, where you can view your photos in your own time and then choose your desired products on your own, or via an in-person appointment where you will meet face to face with your photographer and will be personally guided through the selection and design of your chosen art pieces.

What happens if it rains on the day of our family portrait session?

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Suffolk Family Portrait Photography

Ah, the great British weather. When it’s on our side it is gorgeous and beautiful, but as you know, we aren’t always blessed with it being quite like this, especially in those non-summer months.

And when it comes to planning your portrait session a question that sometimes comes up is: 

What happens if it rains on the day of our family portrait session?

It’s a great question. With every portrait session, I will monitor the forecast in the week leading up to the session and usually around the day before the session I will take that forecast as the most likely for the chosen location .

If it looks like the weather is going to be considerably wet, windy or stormy at the time scheduled, I will get in touch to discuss this with you and allow you to decide if you would like to still go ahead or reschedule.

There is never any blanket decision as every family is different and depending on who will be involved, this can often dictate our next steps, especially if there are any special requirements with very young children, pets etc.

At the end of the day I just want everyone involved to be as comfortable as possible and so talking this through, at this time, allows us to do just this. 

I always stress though that this process will only apply where considerably bad weather is forecast. If it just looks a little cloudy, a little breezy or a little damp, we will always progress with our plans.  Where needed we can just adapt our clothing, bring along our brollies and wellies and still have a super fun session.

In these circumstances, I recommend that the family just embrace the weather and run with it, as usually slight weather changes are fleeting and often do not take up all of our session time.

There may well also be some areas of the chosen location which are undercover and so these can be used too.

So I hope that helps in explaining what happens when the weather is not on our side, on the day of your session.  So if this is the case for you, let’s keep in touch and make the best decision for your family. After all, there’s always another day.

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P.S - If you have any questions, anything at all, that you'd love to ask me about family portrait sessions in general, please do reach out to me via the website, here.

3 reasons to get out of the studio & have your next family portrait shoot in the great Suffolk outdoors

3 reasons to get out of the studio & have your next family portrait shoot in the great Suffolk outdoors

One of the great things about living in Suffolk is that we have such a wealth of beautiful, amazing spaces to visit with the family.  Whether its the Waterfront in Ipswich, The beaches of Aldeburgh and Southwold, or just a late afternoon stroll through the many winding country paths that the county has to offer, there really is something for all tastes.

And this is also great news when it comes to booking your next family portrait session.  You may have previously had your family photos in a studio environment and like you I love the style and fun photos that a great studio session can bring. But I wanted to share 3 reasons today while you may want to consider a lifestyle type shoot when planning your next family portrait session.

Planning your family portrait photography shoot in Suffolk

Planning your family portrait photography shoot in Suffolk

My guess is that you've clicked on this article because you're considering a family portrait session, either with myself or indeed another photographer and are looking for some tips and inspiration on what you need to do up front,  in order to get the best out of your family shoot.

Depending on the photographer you choose to work with, they will all have different ways to assist and guide you through the planning stage of your family portrait session, in order for you to ensure that you get exactly what you would love from your time together.

Why are you a little more expensive than some other Suffolk Portrait Photographers?

Why are you a little more expensive than some other Suffolk Portrait Photographers?

If you are considering a family portrait session, you have no doubt been searching online for photographer's work with which you really connect with.  As you delve deeper, you will also notice that every photographer is different, in the way that they price and market their services.

Something that sometimes comes up in conversations is...

Why you should invest in more than just digital files from your family portrait session

Why you should invest in more than just digital files from your family portrait session

In the digital age, the way in which we use photographs has changed dramatically.  Every day, we find ourselves taking, sharing, downloading and posting photos without a thought.  It's our second nature.  And with this, the way in which professional photography is purchased has changed somewhat too.  With more and more photography studios over time, serving the public demand for the digital files of their photos, the landscape changed somewhat.

Why your kids may well misbehave at your family portrait session and why this is totally OK

Why your kids may well misbehave at your family portrait session and why this is totally OK

One of the concerns that parents sometimes have is whether their kids will be engaged at their portrait session, or whether they may be disinterested and so play around and misbehave.

Today’s video talks about why it’s totally OK and natural for kids to misbehave a little at portrait sessions and why you, as parents, can relax as I’ve got it covered.

How much is a family portrait session? | Suffolk Family Photographer

How much is a family portrait session? | Suffolk Family Photographer

If you're thinking about booking a portrait session in Suffolk for your family, you may well be currently looking around online for your perfect photographer.  You may have noticed that as well as having different photographic styles, a lot of portrait photographers in Suffolk also have different approaches to how they run their sessions or shoots, and what is included in those sessions.

3 reasons why you need to be in photos with your kids (number 3 might surprise you)

3 reasons why you need to be in photos with your kids (number 3 might surprise you)

You know, it sometimes does come up at family portrait sessions.  And often, I do just run sessions for just the kids, as planned.  But that's not the type of sessions I'm talking about today.  I'm talking about the times when 'everyone' turns up for the session and clearly, there's been a lot of thought put into the location, what everyone is wearing and as far as I can tell we're good to go, in including the whole family in the session.

But as we prepare to get started..

How family portraits on our walls have helped my Autistic son’s development

How family portraits on our walls have helped my Autistic son’s development

I've always been a big advocate of displaying photographs of your family around the home. and it has always been such an honour to help the families I work with, in doing just this.