When my son had family week at school, they all had to take a family photo of who lives in their house.
Sadly enough to say, the photographers’ child did not have a single family photo and we got Oupa to come visit to take some family photos for him to take to school.
Family photos should be done once a year!
Over the years I have done so many family photos only AFTER it was too late, after daddy passed away and after granny was not there anymore.
If you’re having a family gathering, hire a professional to come take some family photos. I promise you that that will be money well spent, even if you get the whole family to contribute towards the family photos.
I do quite a lot of families over Christmas, because everybody is together, people came from far and wide to be together and would love special photos to treasure.
My turnaround time for these lifestyle images are approximately 4 to 6 weeks, allowing me to give you a product that I am proud of, while still shooting for other clients and allowing for life to take its course, as we all know it does.
Family photos also include a wide variety of other family orientated photos such as maternity and newborn photographs. It is such a special time in your life and spending that money on decent photos is well WORTH it!
I do maternity photos between 32 and 36 weeks during a normal pregnancy. Where there are complications, we do it a little earlier to be sure we have the photos done if the little rascal decides to come early.
Newborn photos are done when baby is about 8 to 10 days old, usually at baby’s own house to keep baby as calm and happy as possible. Newborn photos are offered solely to a few clients – I take on newborn clients at my own discression and will refer you to someone if I am not able to accommodate you.
All these sessions are usually about an hour long, but I do tend to prefer a little longer when doing the littlies…. They do tend to sometimes (more often than not) have a will of their own, need to still adjust to a routine, feed, be changed, be comforted … the list is endless and can take time. I am reasonable when it comes to not charging for “feeding” time, and in this case will take note to have an hours’ SHOOTING time in between all the other goings on! I will however charge extra when we exceed 2 hours but will confirm this with you before I go “overtime”.
Please contact me for more information or to book your date.