This has to be my favourite time of year to get out into the woods and take pictures of the kids. In this series of blog posts I’m going to take you through the what happens in a family photo session.
We’ll start with the hardest part of all: actually booking it.
We get a lot of interest in family sessions and the pictures we have on the wall of the office, on the web galleries, facebook etc all ‘wow’ people who would otherwise be alergic to having a professional family photo session. The pictures show families of young kids freely enjoying the woods and countryside. Kids being kids: playing, smiling, laughing, enjoying themselves.
They are memories created of your family just the way you want to remember them.
The overwhelming feedback is that all the family enjoy the session. Many Mom’s come in after the session saying their kids want to know when I can come and play again!
It’s also something that’s too easy to put off. Unlike a communion or a birthday or another key date it could happen this week or next – and the reality of busy family life is that we are short of time at the weekends between clubs and matches and all that stuff.
But all it takes is an hour.
I try to be as flexible as possible: for many younger kids mornings are normally better for their routine but I’m generally available to suit your schedule. I can do a Sunday session if that’s what it takes and I’m generally available on the October Long Weekend.
The school Mid-term is a great time to get a session done.
The weather is always going to be a factor but you’d be surprised how few sessions I’ve actually had to cancel due to rain. The kids need to be warm and comfortable whatever the weather so as long as it’s not tipping down we normally go ahead with the session (I have done some great sessions in between showers too!).
So just go ahead and call. Find the next weekend you’re all around and book the session.
If you’re not sure where to go then I can come up with plenty of suggestions (more on that later) so don’t let that stop you either.
I’ll look ahead a couple of days before the booking to see what to expect and if it’s definitely going to be terrible then we’ll re-schedule. No problem – just pick up the phone and book the session – 021 429 3714