There are lots of events in your children's lives that make fantastic memories worth capturing on a photograph.
Your toddler is growing so quickly, yes, you'll be glad when they are over the terrible twos, but you don't want to miss capturing them on a photograph at this special age. The sparkle in their eyes, the smiles on their faces, those treasured expressions and developing personalities; you must record them for your future enjoyment.
When we arrange an appointment for a shoot, just let me know when works best for you and your toddler.
When you arrive at the studio we need to discuss the kind of pictures you want to acheive. So the first thing we need to do is to find something to occupy your yougster; it's worth bringing a favourite toy for this purpose, we can also play some music if it will help. After we have finished discussing the photo shoot, the pictures you'd like to acheive and where you are considering displaying them, you can have a look at the framing options and canvases that are on display in the studio for some further inspiration.
Once we have concluded our conversation, it's time for your toddler to spring into action (if they haven't already); it's worth checking their clothing (no labels popping out of collars etc), adjusting hair if necessary and wiping noses. Everything should now be set for the start of the shoot.
Your toddler needs to be helped onto the raised stage, this is the area where they can play and explore whilst I take the photographs. I'll need you to talk to your yougster, get their attention etc. Depending upon what you are after, we can introduce different props into the shot. As the shoot progresses I will aim to cover all the pictures we discussed at the start.
Often, toddlers will want to see the the results of their efforts there and then. It's not a problem, they are very welcome to have a look at the camera's LCD screen before we move on to the next set of shots.
When I am sure we have got a suitable selection of photographs, we will finish the shoot. If your toddler decides differently and wants to finish early or just wants a break, then we will stop the shoot. If we need to, we can schedule another appointment so that you can return to try again.
When all the photographs have been taken, then at the end of your shoot, we will make an appointment for you to return to view the images.
I process the images and make an initial selection of the best pictures. When this is completed, I will contact you to confirm your next appointment back at the studio for the viewing, the appointment is usually about a week after the photo shoot.
Sit back on the sofa as I dim the lights and start a slide show of your pictures. Your photographs will be projected in the studio for your viewing and selection.
When the slide show is over, we will go through the pictures and you can select your favourites!
There are framed prints, canvases and multi-image options to consider. The multi-image product is a great way to display a group of pictures from your shoot, especially if you are finding it difficult to decide which photographs to have.
My frames are all hand made and are of the finest quality components, acid free mounts are used so that there is no discolouration over time.