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 know how busy life can seem when you have children. But I strongly believe that you should take time out every now and then to stop what you’re doing and celebrate your growing family. Don’t wait for the perfect time, because there may never be such a thing.

I offer timeless and traditional family portraits in the comfort of my studio in Gloucester. I understand that children need time to adjust to new faces and places so you don’t need to worry about feeling rushed during your session. I want to make sure your photographs show your kids as the gorgeous, happy children that they really are.

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. Click here to find out more

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

What to expect during your family photoshoot

There’s no such thing as the perfect time to have a family photoshoot. Capture the memories of your family as they are now.

BEFORE

Family photoshoots can be booked at any time. A £100 deposit is required to secure your booking, which will be credited towards your final order. Once you’re all booked in, we’ll get to the fun part of planning your photoshoot with either an online or in-person consultation.

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ON THE DAY

We’ll take our time to ease you and the kids into the session, as I know it can be a little daunting for all involved! Once everyone’s settled, we can then get to work on the poses that are going to bring out the best in you and your family.

Behind the scenes of a family photoshoot

AFTER

If you’re up for it, you’ll have the option of a social media sneak peek that very evening! Then, a few weeks after your photoshoot, you’ll be invited back to the studio to see your beautiful gallery for the first time. You’ll get to see and touch the unique pieces of wall art on offer and see exactly how they’ll look on the walls of your home. This is when you’ll choose the packages and products you’d like to buy and make your final purchase.

Family Wall Art

For more information and for common queries about family photoshoots, take a look at the Family Photoshoot FAQs.

Family Photography Pricing

The family photography packages available to you are listed below. But please don’t get too caught up in them now! You don’t need to make any decisions until after you’ve seen your photographs. All I ask on booking is that you pay £100 as a deposit to secure your appointment and this will be credited entirely to your chosen package at your Reveal Appointment. If you’d prefer to make a bespoke order, you’re more than welcome to do so, however there is a minimum spend of £299.

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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 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. Payment plans can also be used to pay for your products after your view and order session, however no photographic products will be received until your invoice is paid in full.

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.
WHAT IS THE DEPOSIT FOR?
A £100 deposit is payable for all photo sessions to secure your booking. This is then used as a credit towards whichever package or products you would like to buy. The deposit is non-refundable in the event of a no-show.
DO YOU OFFER OUTDOOR FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY?

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

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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 an email telling 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 three 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 view and order session, where you’ll be able to view your photographs and choose the packages and products that you would like to purchase.

Please note that some mini sessions and event photography packages may not include a personal view and order session; in these cases you will be provided with an online gallery from which to download your photographs.

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 view and order appointment?

Ideally, yes. The purpose of the view and order session is for you to sit back and enjoy your photographs and decide which collection is right for you. Additional view 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.

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