Couple laughing with each other in front of bright yellow door

Everyone has a camera on their phone, but despite the ease of snapping pics whenever you want, when was the last time you appeared in a really special photo? 

When did you last get one of your photos printed or framed to hang in your home?

Couple photo shoot in Nottingham
Black and white close-up portrait of an actor
Cake Smash photo shoot for a first birthday
Male acoustic artist performing at a festival

Capture a moment in time

Your friends and family are the most important people in the world to you. You share your life and you’ve had so many experiences together, both good, and bad. While couples often ask me for engagement photos, there are many reasons why you might want to capture a moment in time with your loved ones. 

This might include:

  • family gatherings or fun days out
  • graduation day
  • cake smashes
  • results day!
  • birthdays and other special occasions
  • Valentine’s Day
  • wedding proposals
  • engagement photo shoot
  • capturing your experience at a festival
  • special anniversaries
  • shots for social media
  • the list goes on…
Had an absolutely fabulous session with Gemma doing a cake smash shoot with my daughter, Gemma was amazing, making the kids feel at ease and involving my toddler son in helping out.
Cake Smash photo shoot for a first birthday

Choose a special location

There’s no doubt somewhere that’s special for you as a couple, family or group of friends; the place you shared your first kiss, where your partner proposed, or simply a place you enjoy hanging out together.

All of my photo shoots take place outdoors to make the most of natural light and amazing backdrops. I also think they offer a relaxing atmosphere that keeps my clients at ease.

I’m happy to travel, so get in touch to discuss your location.

What to expect from your portrait photo shoot

1. Get in touch

Make an online enquiry and I’ll get back to you.

We’ll arrange a mutually convenient time, date and location for your couples, friends or family photo shoot. I’ll spend a bit of time getting to know you and gather your requirements. This will help to determine the location and style of photo shoot.

Once logistics are agreed, I’ll send a confirmation email detailing everything you need to know.

There will be a small deposit to secure your booking.

2. Get ready

It’s time to raid your wardrobes and find the outfit(s) you’d like to wear for your photo shoot.

Be sure to select clothes that you feel great in, and encourage each other to wear what you look best in. If your photo shoot includes outfit changes, you may need to carry your clothes around, so make sure you bring a bag.

Don’t forget to iron your clothes!

Pack any accessories or props that you’d like to involve in your shoot, such as hats, glasses or jewellery. If you have a pet you’d like to bring a long, please do!

If you’re planning a haircut, leave a few days for it to settle so it doesn’t look too freshly cut for the shoot.

3. On the day

It’s time to get super excited!

Simply turn up on the day at the agreed time and location and I’ll be the one with the camera! I always send a pinned Google Map in your confirmation so you’ll know exactly where to go.

It’s completely natural to feel a little nervous about your photo shoot, but you’ll relax into the session in a heartbeat. You’ve got each other for emotional support, and we’ll most likely be somewhere important to you that will make you feel comfortable.

We’ll spend up to the allowed time for your chosen session walking, chatting, and having a great time. I’ll be capturing beautiful and engaging moments between you with a mix of posed and candid shots.

You have the option to pay your balance in cash at the end of the session or send a bank transfer before the end of the day.

4. After your photo shoot

This is the bit where I pour myself a large Malbec and relax into my studio chair. I’ll hand-pick the very best shots and do a spot of post-processing. You’ll be able to download your photos from your own personal gallery within five working days, and I’ll send you an email to let you know when they’re ready.

You’ll spend a few days cooing over your lovely new photos and deciding which ones you love the most. If you’d like more than your photo package’s allocation, you can purchase additional images online.

From around the web

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