Family Photography Sessions in Gloucester

Have you ever looked at your children and wished that time would stand still for just a moment? 

To gush at those cheeky smiles for just a bit longer or to feel the warmth of their adoring cuddles.

To pause and be able to breathe in the beauty and innocence of childhood.

I can’t stop time for you.

But I can capture memories that will last a lifetime.

I offer timeless and traditional family portraits in the comfort of my studio in Gloucester.

If you prefer a more natural feel to your family photographs, then my outdoor photoshoots may be a better fit for you.

Family Photographer Gloucester - Moments by Katie Mitchell Photography
Amazing lady – really friendly and super with children. Also makes you feel so comfortable whether it’s for posing in a maternity shoot or with your family. The photos are such a great quality too.

Shannon

Family Photography Gallery

Photographs of the people who matter most to you.

Family Photographer Gloucester - Moments by Katie Mitchell Photography
Moments by Katie Mitchell Photography
Family Photographer Gloucester - Moments by Katie Mitchell
Family Photographer Gloucester - Moments by Katie Mitchell Photography
Family Photographer Gloucester - Moments by Katie Mitchell Photography
Family Photographer Gloucester - Moments by Katie Mitchell Photography
Family Photographer Gloucester - Moments by Katie Mitchell Photography
Family Photographer Gloucester - Moments by Katie Mitchell Photography
Family Photographer Gloucester - Moments by Katie Mitchell
Newborn Baby Photographer Gloucester - Moments by Katie Mitchell
Family Photographer Gloucester - Moments by Katie Mitchell Photography
Family Photographer Gloucester - Moments by Katie Mitchell Photography

Prefer a more natural look to your photographs?

Why not choose an outdoor photoshoot?

If you prefer a more natural feel to your family photographs, then outdoor photoshoots offer the best of both worlds, with both posed group shots and natural, lifestyle photographs of you and your family.

We’ll go out and enjoy the Gloucestershire countryside and I’ll let you and your children take the lead, capturing all the joy and those special little moments along the way. 

Family Photography Pricing

What your session includes

  •  A 1 hour photoshoot
  • Pre-session consultation to plan your photoshoot
  • Welcome guide to help you prepare for your (stress-free) session
  • A range of props and outfits to use during your session
  • Professional editing of your photographs
  • A personalised photo Reveal and Ordering appointment, so you won’t need to choose a package until you have seen your final gallery
  • A same day sneak peek of one of your photos on social media (optional)

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Family Photoshoot FAQs

If you would like to understand more about the process, see my frequently asked questions about family photoshoots below.

Before your photoshoot

Can I pay for my session in instalments?

Yes! You are more than welcome to pay for your preferred photography package in monthly instalments in the run up to your session. Please let me know if you’d like to take advantage of this when booking your session.

ME/MY PARTNER/MY CHILD ARE POORLY, CAN WE STILL COME FOR OUR APPOINTMENT?

I have to be really careful not to pass on any nasty germs to the small babies that enter my studio so, please get in touch to reschedule. You won’t be charged and it’s much better to be safe rather than sorry.

WHEN SHOULD I BOOK MY FAMILY PORTRAIT?

There’s no perfect time for a family photoshoot. What I would say is don’t put it off! It’s far too common for parents to miss out on capturing special moments with their family because they’ve waited too long for perfect time/age/weight.. you name it.

DO I HAVE TO BUY FROM ONE OF YOUR PACKAGES?

No, you are welcome to make a bespoke order. There is, however, a minimum spend equal to the relevant silver package.

DO YOU OFFER OUTDOOR FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY?

Yes I do! Click here to go to my outdoor family photography page and find out more.

Family Photographer Gloucester - Moments by Katie Mitchell
Family Photographer Gloucester - Moments by Katie Mitchell Photography

On the day

Where is your studio?

My studio is located at my home in Longlevens, moments off the A40 and M5 motorway, making it ideally situated for clients in Gloucester, Cheltenham and further afield.

Can I have my hair and make-up done?

Yes absolutely! I work with a fabulous hair and make-up artist who specialises in beautiful, natural make-up. Simply let me know you’d like to book when you get in touch.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM MY FAMILY PORTRAIT SESSION?

During your consultation, we’ll have a chat about what it is that you’re after from your session and I’ll cater accordingly. After you’re booked in you’ll receive a welcome guide letting you everything you need to know to prepare for your session, particularly regarding clothing etc. We’ll aim to get a few different options for a full family portrait and then also get a variety of different photos of the kids/girls/boys etc on their own so that you’ve got plenty to choose from.

With younger children, we might spend a little while playing around at the start to get them feeling happy and comfortable in the studio before we get going. Please don’t worry or feel stressed – we’ll get you a whole gallery of gorgeous photographs!

After your photoshoot

When will my photographs be ready?

After your photoshoot, your photographs will be edited to my highest standards before being presented to you. This process typically takes two weeks, however may take a little longer during busy periods. As soon as your photographs are ready, you’ll be invited back for your personal Reveal and Order session, where you’ll be able to view your photographs and choose the packages and products that you would like to purchase.

What happens after my photoshoot?
As your photoshoot draws to a close, we’ll arrange a convenient date and time for you to return to the studio for your view and order session. I don’t like to keep clients waiting too long, so I normally aim to get you back within a couple of weeks of your photo session.

If you can’t wait that long, you’ll be offered the opportunity of a sneak peek of one of your photographs on Facebook the evening of your photoshoot. Please note that I need your consent to use your images in this manner, so if you have not already opted into this within your contract, you may be asked to complete a model release form.

At your view and order appointment, you’ll be shown a beautiful, customised slideshow of all of your photographs. You’ll be reminded of the packages available and shown the art of the possible when it comes to wall art. And then it’s up to you to choose how you’d like to proceed. There’s never any pressure and, of course, if you don’t fall in love with your photographs, I will happily refund your deposit. Thankfully I can report that 100% of my clients have loved their photographs!

Orders are to be made at the view and order session so please make sure all decision makers can attend. I accept cash or debit card and can also offer payment plans if necessary.

Do I have to decide on my final order at the Reveal appointment?

Ideally, yes. The purpose of the Reveal and Order session is for you to sit back and enjoy your photographs and decide which collection is right for you. Additional Reveal and Order appointments may be requested, however a booking fee will apply.

What is the charity donation?
I am passionate about helping families across Gloucestershire to celebrate family life but I know that not everyone is fortunate enough to be able to afford a luxury such as professional photography to help them do this. From an early stage in my business, I decided that I would do my bit to support those who can’t, so I chose to donate a portion of all standard packages sold to three charities in Gloucestershire that resonated with my values, Gloucestershire Bundles, The Family Haven and Footsteps Counselling and Care.
Will you use my images?
I’d love to! But I will never show your photographs to anyone without your consent. When you sign your portrait photography contract, you’ll be asked permission to use photographs from your session for marketing purposes. I know that some people feel uneasy about this until they’ve seen their images and that’s fine. You’re welcome to make up your mind at your view and order session and, if you’re happy for me to share your beautiful images with the world, I’ll simply fill ask you to fill in a model release consent form. And of course, if you’d prefer they stayed private, then that’s absolutely fine as well.

I wrote a blog post which goes into a little more detail about this here.

Family Photographer Gloucester - Moments by Katie Mitchell Photography

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