Watch the video to take a peek into what a photo session with me look and feel like. I can tell you how relaxed it is, but I thought it was better to show you.
See the result of this maternity/family session on the blog >
You get in touch with me, I send you all the process and pricing information, and I always offer a pre-session consultation, via phone, Skype or In Person. I like to hear about your family’s story and what time of the day or activity you’d most like to capture. If you’re not really sure, I’ve got a questionnaire that will help you figure all this. During this meeting, we will simply get to know each other, see if we’re a good match, and I’ll address any questions or fears that you have.
Once you’re ready to book your session, I’ll send you a link to complete the booking form signs the contract and pay your session fee. Once your form is complete and your reservation fee payment is received, you are booked on my calendar!
Your photography session will either last 1h (Short Story), 3-4 hours (Half Day-In-The-Life) or 8-10 hours (Full Day-In-The-Life).
All my clients have said that they were able to relax during the session and it was an enjoyable moment. The longer the session, the easier it is for everyone to feel like they can just be themselves and don’t need to behave in a certain way for the camera.
All my sessions are unposed and documentary in nature (they’re intended to capture real life), but I’m always happy to spend a few minutes for posed portraits at the end of the session. For a newborn photography session, it means I might direct you to a place in your house where the light is best and then let you get back to interact/feed/cuddle your baby.
Location is very important and must be somewhere you feel connected to. Home is the perfect place for most sessions and with longer sessions, we can combine more than one location.
Within four weeks of your session, we will meet again for what I call the Viewing and Ordering Appointment. I pack my laptop and samples and travel back to your home at a time where all decision makers can be present.
The viewing starts with a slideshow of your images and this is one of the highlights of the process for my clients (and I)!
After the slideshow, we will go through the images again more slowly for you to pick your favourites and choose which products best work for these images. I will be there to guide you every step of the way and even show you what your images look like on your walls.
Most families go for an album to keep all of their favourite photographs and add some wall art for those images they want to see every day. Small prints also make a great gift for family members.
Your products will be ready to enjoy approximately 3 weeks after ordering! Albums may take a bit longer.
Before the session, I was worried about the camera intruding on moments or us feeling pressure to perform for the camera. Instead we forgot you were there as a photographer and we had a lovely family afternoon and you slotted in so well it was as if you had always been part of the family. There was no pressure to perform, behave or pose.
We loved the idea of a photographer coming to our home and capturing the experience of life with a newborn. I was worried that it would be stressful to have a photographer in the house with such a new baby but Johanna was totally unobtrusive, and so good at developing a rapport with us and with the children, that it wasn’t stressful at all.
The photographs you created are beyond what I could have hoped for. You have managed to capture those small looks and glances of love between my children and their grandparents. I’m sure that these images will only increase in meaning for us as the years pass.
What I loved most about our photo session, was that it wasn’t staged or forced. Johanna captured everyday life with me and my little baby. My daughter was so relaxed with her and she made me feel relaxed too. I thoroughly enjoyed it and I’m already looking forward to our next session.
I usually hate having photos taken but I felt entirely at ease with Johanna. She was brilliant with my son, & has managed to capture a really precious time in our lives.
We will plan your photo session together so that I can produce images that tell your story authentically. At the end of our journey, I will proudly hand over to you beautiful, tangible products to enjoy for years to come.