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Family Photography – Frequently Asked Questions

How would you describe your photography style?
I try and keep my family photography very natural, capturing the action as it happens, so it's lots of fun and not too much posing. I feel this will bring out the true character of your children and will also make the session more enjoyable.

What time do the sessions take place?
The ideal time is in the morning, as early as possible. This is for a few reasons: the early morning light is lovely, children can often be at their best after a good night's sleep and also if we go to a park it tends to be less busy. If mornings don't work for you I'm happy to find a time that suits your family.

Where does the photo session take place?
The one-hour sessions take place in one location - either in your family home or in a London park. The two to three-hour sessions can be in a variety of locations – maybe starting at your home and then moving on to a place that means a lot to you as a family. Both rural and urban locations can work really well.

What happens if it rains?
I'll get in touch a couple of days before the shoot (after consulting the weather forecast) and if it looks like rain we can either reschedule (if you're keen to have some photos outside) or go ahead. We can still get a fantastic variety of photos in
your home and kids in wellies, jumping in puddles, are very photogenic!

Do you take any traditional posed shots?
Yes, I will spend some time taking some relaxed portraits of you together as a family, as this can be an important record for you too. But I spend more time letting the action happen naturally and capturing the moments as they unfold.

Do you photograph in colour or black & white?
I do a mixture, choosing what I think works best for each individual photo.

 

How do I view the photos after the session?
A week or two after the shoot your edited images will be available for viewing in a private online gallery. We can also arrange to meet in my West London studio where you can see the range of luxury frames and albums that I offer.

How quickly do we have to choose what to purchase?
After viewing the images your online gallery will be open for 7 days, giving you plenty of time to decide which products you'd like to purchase. Any products ordered in the first 3 days will have a 10% discount.

What happens if my child is ill?
I am happy to reschedule if this happens, I just ask that you let me know as soon as possible.

Should we bring anything to the session?
It's great if you can bring along some of your child's favourite toys, games, balls, kites, bubbles – anything that you enjoy doing together as a family. Snacks are also a good idea to boost your child's energy levels.

What should we all wear?
Exactly what you like – you all want to look and feel like yourselves. As a guide simple clothes tend to work best and avoiding logos and stripes is preferable. Layering works really well for creating different looks and a change of outfit can be a good idea for very little ones.

Do you have insurance?
Yes, I have both public liability and professional indemnity insurance.

How do I book a session with you?
Just get in contact and we'll find a suitable date. All I need then is a signed contract and the session fee paid in full. This payment is non-refundable.

If you'd like more details please email me on hello@alexakidd-may.com, visit our contact page or phone me on 07813 816335.

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