Outdoor Natural Family Photo Shoots
The announcement that groups of up to 6 people can meet outside at a social distance means that I'm now pleased to be able to offer socially distanced outdoor photo shoots for families! I'm so excited about this as I've missed photographing families so much, especially with the amazing weather we have been lucky to enjoy this Spring.
Of course, there are measures we need to put in place to ensure we all stay safe, so I've put together this blog post to help answer some of your questions and hopefully give you all the information you need.
When can we book a socially distanced family photo shoot?
I'm taking bookings for these sessions now and I have plenty of availability during the week or weekends at the moment with weddings still being restricted for the foreseeable future. Early evenings work really well when it's sunny because we'll capture that gorgeous soft golden light, which makes for magical and romantic family images. During the day is absolutely fine too though.
Where will the sessions take place?
The shoots will take place outside in open spaces. There are some lovely country parks and wild spaces in Chelmsford that I can recommend. Alternatively, if there is a quiet outdoor space that you know of, I am open to ideas. As long as we can easily maintain distance from each other as well as members of the public.
What protective measures will be taken?
Firstly, I will be using a long lens which means I can stand quite far away from the subjects to photograph. It's like a zoom lens so we can still capture a combination of close up images as well as wider angled ones without getting too close.
All paperwork and payment is organised digitally before the session so that it is contactless.
I'll be bringing anti-bacterial gel and wipes to sessions and ensuring I use them regularly and between sessions and locations.
I don't plan to wear a mask as this has not been been officially advised and I feel an important part of my job is to encourage natural smiles and communicate with subjects clearly. However, I am happy to wear a mask if requested.
If government guidelines change, I'll be sure to follow them closely. So, if lockdown measures are restricted again or if I or yourself or anyone in your household develops Covid-19 symptoms, you will be able to reschedule your session to a later date.
What about newborn baby photography?
For now, I will not be visiting newborns in the family home as I usually would. However, I am happy to photograph you with your newborn baby outdoors if you feel comfortable. Your photos will naturally have a different look to my usual newborn photography at home and to ensure safety, your baby will predominantly be photographed in the parents' arms.
Can I still order prints and wall art?
My print lab partners are back up and running which is great news! So I am now offering my full range of printed products again. They are working to the normal turnaround times but delivery times may run on slightly delayed schedules. You can view all my printed products and prices here.
How much does it cost?
These sessions cost £250 and include 5 digital files of your choice in an online download gallery. The session usually lasts up to an hour. You are of course welcome to purchase any additional images/ printed products you may like afterwards too.
How can I book?
If you have any questions at all or would like to book your socially distanced outdoor family photo shoot, please get in touch via my contact form here.
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