These are the questions that I get most asked. If you would like to know anything else, please do get in touch.
WHERE WILL THE SHOOT BE?
While we will discuss the location and I will offer some advice, the choice is always yours. It could be your local park, fields or woods; the coast; a country estate; or even your home.
HOW LONG WILL THE SHOOT LAST?
This will depend on what your requirements are. However, I would recommend putting aside a minimum of two hours, although this could increase to three or even four hours depending on how the shoot is evolving. I am not strict with timings as I understand the importance of getting the best results, however I do balance this with your comfort.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING TO A SHOOT?
We can discuss this prior to the shoot, however if there are any specific items which you would like included in the shoot, by all means bring them along. In addition, I would recommend some snacks - if nothing else I find bribery works well as an inducement to co-operate!
WHAT SHOULD THE KIDS WEAR?
It is important to consider carefully what to wear on a portrait shoot, and my basic advice is that you should have one eye on the whole look we are trying to achieve. I personally love the juxtaposition of clothes and surroundings - both in colour and style - but ultimately it is part of my service to advise on this further during our initial consultation. I would say it is vital to dress comfortably and appropriately for the weather and I would recommend plain, simple attire, avoiding large, distracting logos or text. With more than one child, clothes should be complementary, but not matching.
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CAN I RE-ARRANGE THE SHOOT?
If you need to rearrange a shoot please give me as much notice as possible. As a dad myself, I recognise that children may become sick so I am flexible and happy to work with you in order to re-arrange a shoot. With regards to the weather, generally rain and falling snow would require postponing a shoot, although this will be discussed with you at the time. Settled snow would not necessarily mean postponing a shoot, although I will always have your safety as my first priority. If you have any concerns about the weather whatsoever, please let me know.