About the Session
BOOK YOUR SESSION
When you book your session it is really helpful to have a pre-session chat on the phone so I can find out a bit more about you and your family and discuss the session and advise you about what to bring to the session etc
My studio is at my home in Frant just outside Tunbridge Wells. The family session will take around 1-2 hours. Newborn sessions can take up to 3-4 hours.
I want you and your family to feel at ease and enjoy yourself during the shoot. I will take posed and candid shots and aim to capture natural images.
CHILDREN & FAMILY PORTRAIT SESSION
There is no rush with any photoshoot particularly with babies and young children, we may need to have a break so please feel free to bring some drinks, snacks and toys.
For individual shots of the children please bring any favourite outfits - layers look great. Dressing up clothes and props can be fun...tutus, football kit, favourite toys, musical instruments, skateboards, hats and hair accessories etc
For family group photos please bring a selection of clothes. Outfits can be similar but they don't need to be the same. Generally, for group shots, it is better to keep clothing simple, light or mid-range tops, jeans/skirts and bare feet work well.
Dogs and other pets and additional family members such as grandparents are very welcome.
Bump portraits are best taken when you are about 32-35 weeks. Your bump will be a good size at this stage but you should still feel comfortable to move around. Prior to the session, we will have a chat about the kind of poses you would like. It is not necessary to take your clothes off. Beautiful and elegant poses can be created with clothes on or off. You can come to the shoot with your partner, child or children or a friend or your mum - just anyone you feel comfortable with.
Please feel free to bring any favourite outfits, thin-strapped dresses or vests, your favourite lingerie and jeans (even if they don't fit!)a shirt with buttons down the front- maybe one of your partners! Baby shoes and scan photos are also fun to photograph. I also have some sarongs that we can use.
NEW BORN PHOTOSHOOT
It is best to book you newborn session while you are still pregnant, we can make a provisional booking around your due date. Let me know when your baby is born and we can confirm a date for the session. Your session should ideally be when your baby is 5-12 days old, this is the perfect time to capture the peaceful, sleeping, curled up poses. It is worth photographing the baby when they are tiny because as they get older they are more likely to develop milk spots and colic and be unsettled. The session may take 3-4 hours because we go at the baby's pace and will need to take breaks to feed and change. The studio will be nice and warm to keep your baby nice and cosy while being photographed.
What to bring... I have a large selection of props - blankets, wraps and hats but please feel free to bring any of your baby's favorite outfits, blankets, hats and toys. For mums please bring any favorite outfits, light/white tops and vests, thin-strapped tops and dresses work well.
Please don't worry if you are feeling self conscious about any parts of your body because I can use creative posing to ensure your body is looking its best and after the session, I will also process the images to compliment your natural beauty.
For dads, bare chests can look great or jeans and simple dark and light t/shirts and shirts work well.
EDITING & VIEWING SESSION
Following the photoshoot, we will book a time 1-2 weeks later for you to come back to view your images.
I will select the best images and crop and re-touch the images ready for you to view. At the viewing session you will watch a slideshow of the images and you will be able to look at different framing options and choose from the a la carte products menu (bespoke frames, mountboards, announcement cards, prints, albums and digital files)
Once you have chosen your favourite images I can upload them onto a password protected viewing gallery on my website so that any family or friends can view the images.
Please allow 2 weeks for print orders and 3-4 weeks for bespoke products such as frames and albums. Baby announcement cards will be processed within 3-7 days.
RECOMMEND A FRIEND
Please tell your friends about Wrightportraits and as a thank you, you will receive £25 towards frames or prints for every friend that comes for a photoshoot. Your friends will also receive £25 towards the photoshoot or frames and prints.