Hello! I hope you’re well and enjoying the glorious sunshine we’re currently having?!
I just wanted to let you know about the mini sessions I am holding at Inglenook Farm on Sunday 6th July!
The plan for the day is to do the mini sessions in the lavender field (pictures below provided by Inglenook). I’ll be bringing along some props such as picnic blankets, bunting, balloons, bubbles and Emma from Smile Acorns is also bringing some bits and bobs along too (you can visit her shop at Inglenook for gorgeous kids’ clothes and accessories)! The venue is absolutely fab, the farm has plenty of things to see and do, there are art galleries, shops selling crafts, essential oils and food, plus the farmhouse cafe and you might even see some animals! Why not make a day of it with the whole family?!
If you have booked a session or are thinking about it, here is a little guidance and some things to consider before the shoot 🙂
What time of day are the children at their best?
There is no point trying to get a small child to smile for the camera if he is due a feed or a nap, he’ll just be grumpy! Please book your session at a time that suits the children.
What should you wear for the shoot?
Colourful clothes always look good though I would avoid things such as football kits as these date very quickly. I would also avoid all white and all black outfits. If it’s a nice day consider summer dresses for the girls and maybe smart shorts and shirts for the boys. You may also want to bring along hats, sunglasses, favourite toys (teddy bear’s picnic anyone?!) musical instruments and anything else you can think of. Don’t be afraid to use your imagination, the more fun we make it, the more relaxed everyone will be and this will show in your images!
What happens during the session?
My main aim during the session is to make sure everyone is as relaxed as possible and we have fun! I don’t believe getting your photograph taken should be a terrifying, uncomfortable or unpleasant experience. It should be fun, lively, colourful and leave you with a warm feeling in your tummy! I tend to give very little direction to small children as anyone who has a 2 year old will know, they do what they want, when they want! For older children I usually get them to tickle each other, laugh, scream and generally have a great time while I capture some wonderful images for you!
What happens if it rains?
I don’t mind grey skies and a bit of drizzle but if it is tipping down on the day I will postpone. Your session fee will be transferred to the new date or you can use it towards one of my full sessions which are tailored to your needs and last between 1-2 hours at a location of your choice.
What happens if I can’t make it?
I would really appreciate anyone who can’t make the shoot giving me as much notice as possible so I can re-book the slot. Again, the session fee will be transferred to another date or a full session. I will not re-book or refund anybody who doesn’t turn up on the day without letting me know beforehand. This is incredibly rude and a waste of a slot that could have been used by somebody else.
If you would like to book a mini session or ask any further questions please contact me via the contact form. See you soon!! 🙂