Relaxed family photoshoots in Coventry and Warwickshire
If you're like me, you'll understand the magic of looking through old family photographs; turning the pages, laughing at dodgy haircuts (thanks mum) and immediately being transported back into that exact time and place.
The reason we love those family photos so much is because the photos in them are of real moments. In an emergency, I think it is unlikely that families would rush to grab any formal, posed studio portraits from the walls; instead they'd be rushing for the albums.
Why? Because those albums contain actual memories, memories that can't be staged or forced.
This is the reason that I don't do posing. I don't make everyone lie on the floor and say cheese in matching outfits with the biggest at the bottom and the smallest on top (unless that's what you guys want to do, in which case I'm all for it!). I don't get children or teenagers to pretend they're enjoying themselves. I don't force anyone to smile.
I photograph families as they are; beautiful and real.
That doesn't mean the photographs you get from me will be no better than the casual phone snaps you already have.
For one, my super high quality images can be printed to the size of a single duvet (and that's not an exaggeration- one client had an image of mine printed onto a blanket!) whereas any print bigger than a postcard is too much for a photograph taken on a phone.
Also, I don't just click and go; I edit my images to perfection, so the colours are enhanced and everyone looks their best. I also have a zero "dodgy airbrushing" policy, so whilst I do enhance skin and hide temporary blemishes like annoying spots, you won't end up looking like a waxwork model of yourself.
So no, I don't do awkward or cheesy posing. But I do give gentle direction. I make sure you're in the right light, I will make sure to catch your good angles, and I'll make sure any children are having as much fun as possible.
In one, hour long family photoshoot, the images you'll get will range from fairly formal (everyone in a big group) to totally candid (when you think I'm finished but I snap one more shot and it's the best one of the bunch). You can choose which type you'd like to focus more on.
I also consult with you beforehand to give advice about outfits and locations so we have an idea of how the shoot will go.
If you're into family photos, but you're not keen on posing awkwardly and saying cheese, and you want the photos on your wall to be both stunning and full of personality, I'd love to hear from you.
I offer two types of family photoshoot in Coventry, Warwickshire and the surrounding areas: lifestyle family photoshoots at your home or outdoors, or at my home-from-home photography studio in Cheylesmore, Coventry. The studio is suitable for groups of 6 people or less.
My approach is the same for both types of shoot, but there is a of course a difference in the overall look of the photos, depending which you choose. Feel free to take a look at both to see which one would suit you best.
Once you've decided, get in touch and I'll get you booked in!
I can't wait to hear from you.
p.s. If you'd like to know more about me: your friendly, neighbourhood family photographer, click here!