FAMILY PHOTO-SHOOT WITH EMILY FAIRWEATHER

Thanks for asking me to photograph your family – I am known for my stunning children’s portraiture, mostly in gorgeous, outdoors settings in vibrant colour and striking black and white imagery.

I keep things fast moving and light during a photo-shoot –if we’re having fun together it will show in the images.

I will listen to the children, finding out what they like to do & wear, be it their favourite superman outfit or her ballet tutu – and I will take the kids’ ideas on board first & then move onto our ideas later. I love photographing children & I hope it shows.

Including family pets in your photo-shoot helps to relax everyone and I love having dogs, cats, chickens and sometimes horses in my shoots! Splashing in puddles, climbing trees, playing Chinese whispers, these are just a few tactics I’ll use to elicit lovely reactions from your children.

But I also like serious images when children are just being themselves, absorbed in a game of conkers or examining a leaf.

During a family photo-shoot I will do some natural, documentary-style images where you are all interacting as if I wasn’t there; and then individual portraits, especially of the children.

These can be more considered without being self-conscious.  I will choose the background and clothes carefully so these compliment each other.  We’ll use available light at our location, be it your home or mine; a bluebell wood or a rustic barn. Looking for the perfect light in any location is my speciality & what makes my images ‘pop’.

A typical photo-shoot will take one and a half to two hours.

Normally I ask clients to wear simple clothes avoiding bold logos that tend to dominate photos. (What to wear FAQ) If you like we can have more than one outfit. I can help you choose when I arrive!

I am always happy to visit the locations before our photo-shoot if you’d like me to so we know what we’re doing on the day. It’s also really helpful to see your home if you are looking for wall art so that I know what space we are looking to fill prior to the photo-shoot.

What the photo-shoot costs and what is included

The photo-shoot fee is £195.

As part of the photo-shoot I will :

  • Liaise with you about the concept of our photo-shoot prior to meeting
  • Travel to your home or our chosen location
  • Advise on suitable outfits to compliment the location
  • 1.5 -2 hours photo-shoot with me and loads of lovely kit!
  • Selection and subtle editing of 100 images from our session
  • Private viewing at my studio
  • Hosting of 100 images on a password-protected gallery on my website
  • And your choice of 1 x 10×8” art-quality, mounted print

After the photo-shoot

I will edit, using Adobe Light Room and Adobe Photoshop, around 100 of our images, enhancing each and every one in a subtle way. I do not overproduce my images – they still retain their authenticity but just ‘pop’ a little more. The images will be ready to view within 2-4 weeks from the photo-shoot and if practical I will then invite you to my studio in Crowcombe, Somerset, for a slideshow on my big screen.

Either way, the 100 images will be hosted onto a private gallery on my website for you to share with friends and family.

Viewing

If you can attend the viewing at my studio I can offer advice on which images I think will go together & which products I think would look best in your home.
The 100 edited images are all available to buy as framed images, canvases and acrylics.
Framed images start at £75. For full details of products please view my products page.

Concept Photo-shoots & Mini-Sessions

A concept photo-shoot is just that, where we latch onto a theme, which could be anything from fairies to Autumn leaves and just go for it. We will select outfits, props, lighting all in line with our theme.

I also love giving a photo-shoot a nostalgic/vintage feel by using Classic clothes and period props like a 50’s rocking horse and editing the images with a vintage wash.

Mini-Sessions

In 2016 I joined forces with a local ballet school, Dancemore; employed hair and make up artists and did mini fairy & wizard sessions. Mini-sessions are at a fixed location and tend to take around an hour : half an hour for hair/make up and wardrobe and half an hour for photos. I photograph around eight children on any given mini-shoot day.

Please watch my website/social media for details of 2017 Mini Sessions.
Including :

  • Bluebell Wood Day
  • Fairies in Blossom
  • Neverland
  • Alice in Wonderland

emilyfairweather@btinternet.com or 07958 763029.