Spikey Photography | FAQ

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION

FAQ

What is Lifestyle Photography?

Lifestyle photography is all about capturing “LIFE” as it is happening, regular interactions, moments that memories are made of and the story they tell. Lifestyle photography allows to capture the warmth, special bond and love between family members. It has that genial emotion that formal studio image lacks. Lifestyle photography is particularly successful at capturing those precious moments with your children when they are allowed to be themselves and they happily lead the photo session by creating memories to treasure and share.  

Do you have a studio?

No, I do not.

Duration and Scheduling

The session lasts from 2 to 3 hours. It depends mainly on the children's enjoyment.

How do I reserve the chosen date?

To reserve your chosen date, a signed contract and a non-refundable deposit of £75 are required. If your shoot is within the next 28 days, the full fee is required upfront. 

What happens before the session?

We will contact you by phone or email a week prior the session to introduce myself and get to know you, discuss the details of the session, advice on what to wear and bring, and answer the questions you may have.

Can I change the date/location of my session?

Yes you can. Notification of any changes in schedule or location must be made in a timely manner.

What happens in case of illness?

Sessions may be rescheduled due to illness or injury. If you need to reschedule, please contact us as soon as possible at 0785 6550 442. There is no extra charge to reschedule due to illness, however if the photographer is already on location or the session is about to begin or has begun, there will be a £79 charge to reschedule.

Do you photograph extended family?

The maximum number of people to be included in the session is four, additional people are charged at £35 each.

What happens in case of bad weather?

A few days before the session we will check the weather forecast and offer the session to be rescheduled if the forecast is poor for the day.

What to wear?

Plan in advance. Avoid wearing all black or white clothing, which can create a washed out look.Pastel colours work best: light grey, blue, light pink, beige, peach and so on. Pastel colours look really good on camera if you mix them! In family photos, they add a certain softness that makes the overall look more “dreamy” and warm.

Dress in layers! Dress casually, but with the touch of elegance. You need to feel comfortable during the outdoor sessions, so it’s better to go with a casual look. To add a touch of “formality” to the outdoor family session accessorise with an elegant scarf, with classic jewellery or perhaps bring along a second pair of shoes. Remember, it is precisely the small things that make the difference. 

Limit or avoid large prints (no lines or dots). Large prints tend to “steal” the focus away from smiles and faces, so it’s better to avoid them completely. Of course, traditional ethnic clothes can be an exception to this rule as they add a note of authenticity to the final portraits.  

What to bring?

Snacks and water for children. Please avoid snacks like orange puffs that can easily leave traces on the clothes and are hard to clean.

The young children’s favourite toys. The toys help keep children happy and help to draw their attention. You never know when a back-up outfit for children will be needed.

When do we get our photographs?

We will provide you with a little sneak-peak (2-3 photos) on the day of the session or the following day. You will be able to access your photo gallery and download your image files in 2-3 weeks time.