Outdoor Photography Sessions in Gloucestershire

Enjoy a stroll, let the kids run around and I’ll be there to capture the moments that make you YOU.

Although most of my portrait sessions take place in the studio, I also offer outdoor family photography throughout Gloucestershire.

Heading outside offers a more natural feel to studio photography and can make for a less daunting experience for younger children, or those with special needs. With minimal direction and posing, the sessions are focused on your family at its best.

My favourite time of year to head outdoors is autumn when the light and colours make for the most magical family photographs. However, here in the Cotswolds, we are spoilt for choice for unique backdrops for your family memories throughout the year.

Outdoor Photographer Gloucester - Moments by Katie Mitchell

We had a photo shoot with Katie last weekend and I was really impressed! Katie was really friendly and chilled, she knew that my step son was very camera shy and she did a fantastic job with him. She took lots of natural shots so we didn’t even realise she was taking photos, which really helped with my step son. She managed to get him to smile!! And we have some really lovely family photos to cherish. Thanks Katie!

Jenny

Outdoor Family Photography Pricing

What your session includes

  •  A 1 hour photoshoot within 20 minutes of GL2 0JY (travel expenses may apply outside of this)
  • Pre-session consultation to plan your photoshoot
  • Welcome guide to help you prepare for your (stress-free) 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)

Outdoor Photography Packages

Within a few weeks of your photoshoot, you’ll be invited to my Gloucester studio to see your photos and to choose the package that’s right for you.

Outdoor Photography Gallery

Natural and posed photographs for the best of both worlds.

Outdoor Photographer Gloucester - Moments by Katie Mitchell
Outdoor Photographer Gloucester - Moments by Katie Mitchell
Outdoor family photoshoots in Gloucester
Outdoor Photographer Gloucester - Moments by Katie Mitchell
Outdoor Photographer Gloucester - Moments by Katie Mitchell
Outdoor Photographer Gloucester - Moments by Katie Mitchell
Outdoor Photographer Gloucester - Moments by Katie Mitchell Photography
Outdoor Photographer Gloucester - Moments by Katie Mitchell Photography
Outdoor Photographer Gloucester - Moments by Katie Mitchell
Outdoor Photographer Gloucester - Moments by Katie Mitchell
Outdoor Photographer Gloucester - Moments by Katie Mitchell
Outdoor Photographer Gloucester - Moments by Katie Mitchell

Looking for somewhere a bit special?

This year, why not head to one of these beautiful locations for some really special family photographs?

COTSWOLD LAVENDER

Cotswold Lavender farm is a stunning location for a family photoshoot. The lavender is only in full bloom for a handful of weeks each summer and is truly a sight to behold.

Typically the lavender is at its best early to mid July, however this does vary slightly from year to year. Sessions can be pre-booked at any point throughout the year, with dates confirmed once the farm has released its opening times for the year. 

Bookable with a £99 surcharge.

Cotswold Lavender Photoshoot
Outdoor Photographer Gloucester - Moments by Katie Mitchell Photography

THE CONFETTI FIELDS

With its gorgeous white, pink and purple flowers, the Real Flower Petal Confetti fields are another stunning location for unique family photoshoots.  

The fields are only open to the public for a week or so in the summer. Sessions can be pre-booked at any point throughout the year, with dates confirmed once the farm has released its opening times for the year. 

Bookable with a £99 surcharge.

Confetti Field Photoshoots - Moments by Katie Mitchell Photography

WESTONBIRT ARBORETUM IN THE SPRING AND AUTUMN

In addition to offering spring and autumn photoshoots in the local area, I also love heading further afield to offer family photo sessions at the spectacular Westonbirt Arboretum.

With stunning blossoms and gorgeous autumn leaves, your photographs will have the perfect backdrop.

Bookable with a £99 surcharge.

Newborn baby photoshoots in Gloucester

COTSWOLD PHOTOGRAPHY TRAIL

Are you looking for a unique experience where you can take some time out as a family to explore the sights that the Cotswolds has to offer?

What if you could capture all the fun and preserve those precious moments so that you can always look back fondly on your time together in this beautiful part of the country?

That’s exactly what the Cotswold Photography Trail is for!
Click here to find out more.

Outdoor family photoshoots in Gloucester

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Outdoor Photoshoot FAQs

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

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.
WHEN SHOULD I BOOK OUR FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION FOR?
Family photoshoots can take place at any time in your family’s life but honestly, the best time is now! Don’t put it off in the hope that a perfect day will come; you might end up regretting that decision. Let me help you to celebrate family life as it is now!
Newborn Baby Photography Gloucester - Moments by Katie Mitchell
Outdoor Photographer Gloucester - Moments by Katie Mitchell

On the day

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.

HOW WILL COVID-19 AFFECT MY BOOKING?

I’ve written a blog post detailing the additional precautions in place due to COVID-19. If you have any questions about something that I haven’t covered, then please do not hesitate to ask.

WHAT ARE THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS?

Standard terms and conditions can be found here.

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 PHOTOGRAPHS AT THE VIEW AND ORDER SESSION?
Ideally, yes. The purpose of the view and order session is for you to sit back and enjoy your photographs and decide which, if any, package is right for you. Additional view and order sessions 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.

Outdoor Photographer Gloucester - Moments by Katie Mitchell

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