"Kirsty was great at getting natural shots of the whole family and it feels like a miracle that she managed to get a lovely shot of my family of 6 looking and smiling at the camera!"
BEFORE YOUR SESSION
I provide an experience that is stress free and above all - fun! After an informal chat and introductory conversation, we'll discuss what you have in mind for the location and what you ultimately want to achieve from the experience. If you're happy with everything, we'll pin down a date for your shoot and I will collect the session fee. The session fee covers just the session itself.
If you live in Edinburgh I'm also very happy to come to your home and talk in person if you'd prefer. It's always lovely to meet people beforehand and that in itself can have it's advantages, especially if there are little ones to photograph. We will also discuss the type of shots you hope to display in your home as that will determine how I will shoot on the day.
ON THE DAY
It's fun for all the family with many a giggle along the way. I very much go by how people interact with each other. I want you to be at ease and relaxed, and above all I want you to be yourselves! I'm quite happy working silently in the background capturing candid and spontaneous shots from a distance. Children are more reactive in outdoor locations and there's more chance to capture those 'living in the moment' style of shots if there's lots of space to run around. I've been doing this for 9 years and seen many a tantrum so you don't need to worry about your wee ones not playing ball. For more on that, see here. I come supplied with bubbles for those moments but sometimes it just requires some down time and a biscuit! Other than some gentle direction the session is fun and informal. I like to get a range of naturally posed shots in amongst the candid ones where possible, providing a good mix of images.
Approximately two weeks after the session you will be presented with your images in the form of an online gallery. You will then select items you'd like to purchase a la carte, or you can choose from one of the display packages I offer. I will provide guidance and advice for the ones you want to display where required. It's sometimes very difficult to narrow it down! The most important goal for me is for you to be over the moon with the results.