I believe you are just browsing through the internet to find the right photographer for you. I know it’s an overwhelming task, especially in your busy life. Making decisions is what we all trying to avoid. Therefore I’ve prepared this guide to show you what the whole experience with Family Photography Glasgow Kinga Szulz looks like.
STEP-BY-STEP PHOTOSHOOT GUIDE
FROM THE MOMENT THAT YOU FIRST SUBMIT AN INQUIRY TO
THE MOMENT YOU'LL BE DELIVERED YOUR BEAUTIFUL PHOTOGRAPHS
1. SAY Hello, and request pre-session guide
Do you like my natural style? But you are still not sure if I’m the right photographer for you? That’s ok. I know a photo shoot is an investment and you want to be 100% sure. However, You won’t be sure if we are the right match until you contact me.
Are you expecting a new addition you your family? Are you cuddling your precious baby in your arms? Or maybe you already have two little humans at home and now you want to have true evidence of your deep love in photographs?
- Fill out the form and tell me about what you’re planning
- .Then I send you a pre-session guide where you can find out a bit more about my approach to photography.
WITHOUT ANY OBLIGATION TO BOOK! SIMPLY REQUEST THE BROCHURE!
REQUEST YOUr GUIDE
What Guide do you wish to see?
Please include what type of memories you’re looking to capture and the general timeframe you’re hoping to book within.
2.secure your booking - pay a session fee
If you made up your mind and you are happy to go ahead and book a session with me a session fee is required to secure your booking. At this point please read the THE AGREEMENT
By paying the session fee you agree with the “Agreement” and confirm you have read it.
The session fee covers the Photographer’s time, knowledge and skills during the photo shoot, travel to the location (up to 10 miles), use of dresses and accessories, professional post-processing of images, and preparing your private online gallery/viewing appointment.
Your session fee is not deducted from the package prices and is non-refundable.
THE SESSION FEE DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY PRODUCTS
You may pay via bank transfer or PayPal. The confirmation
of your payment will by send to your email address.
3.Let's connect and share the vison
Plan your session day
You have just booked your session! Great! So, it’s our time to plan your photoshoot.
At this point we will discuss location, time, outfits and your kids preferable activities.
Working together means sharing our visions. I’d like to hear about your expectations and the family story you want to tell in photographs.
questionnaire about you and your family
Because every family is unique, I want to customise your session just for you. Therefore, I will ask you to answer a few questions about your family. It helps me capture your family in a way that resonates with you and your loved ones.
CLIENT WARDROBE full of beautiful dresses also suitable to wear during pregnancy
4. Let's have some fun TOGETHER- your session day
If you have never had a photoshoot before don’t worry! In my photographs, I concentrate on your natural connection, simple moments of love, little gestures and glazes. I want to capture who your family is right now. Without stiff smiles and overposing.
Yes, I’m going to guide you during the session in terms of light. I would suggest activities that keep you on the move. The key to a successful photoshoot is in concentrating on kids and having joyful fun with each other.
Your photo session will run for approximately 2 hours. It’s going to be pretty casual and very relaxed. I’ll capture a range of photographs with you and your loved ones, your kids themselves, you and your partner and your own portraits as well.
I PROMISE WE WILL HAVE A LOT OF FUN TOGETHER DURING THE SESSION!
The outstanding balance £100 for the basic package must be paid on the day of the photo session.
What to expect on the session day
Our session wouldn’t last longer than 2h. The most important part of the session is to keep kids in the centre of your attention. I would like you to play and interact with them and just concentrate on having fun together.
My goal is to get natural-looking joy, excitement, and happiness between you.
STANDING POSES FIRST
I find that most toddlers and babies need a little while to warm up to me and the idea of the photoshoot.
This means I begin our session with standing poses so kids can be in your arms. My go-to is the kid “sandwich”. Parents on the outside with kids in the middle. Kids feel safe and comfortable in their parent’s arms so it’s a good place to start. Here’s where I attempt to get the ‘money or grandparent shot’ with everyone smiling and looking at the camera. This is so much easier to get BEFORE the kids get comfortable and want to get down and run away!
CHECK THESE IDEAS:
Once the money shot task is out of the way, without changing position, here are some prompt ideas:
Parents, look at your kids! (make silly noises/play peekaboo so kids look at you).
Mom, can you whisper daughter a secret?
Sister can you whisper a secret to your brother?
Sister can you give brother a kiss?
Daddy can you make sister fly?
individual kid Portraits and sibling shots
After this first set of standing poses, kids usually get comfortable enough to put down. In my experience (though this is not always the case), this is the perfect time to try to grab individual kid and sibling shots. There is a fine line between comfortable and cooperative and then wild and over it which usually happens by the end.
During this period, I recruit parents to help be their goofiest possible selves behind me! For kids ages 2+, I like to start to incorporate simple prompts:
Let me see your silliest/scariest/happiest face!
Do you know how to laugh?
Show me how high you can jump!
Can you run super fast?
Can you spin around in a circle?
Once everyone is feeling more comfortable with each other and being on camera (I am looking at you, parents!), we move to getting a little more snuggly. An easy way to do this with little ones is seated on a blanket.
When you get everyone seated, it’s all about mixing up the angles and getting in both close and further away. Families can tickle, snuggle, tell each other stories/jokes, sing songs, etc. Kids can run to their parents, climb them, surprise them by running up behind, etc.
Let's burn some energy
The best I leave to the end. At this point, kids start to show their real temper! To burn their energy I love to finish out photoshoots with some of my favourite movement-oriented posing activities.
Swinging or spinning (between arms, around in a circle)
Races with parents
Red Light, Green Light (best with 4y +)
Throwing child in air
5. have a look at your images - first online Gallery
Typically, 48 hours after the session, I’ll send you the first online gallery with unedited images. It’s your time to look through images and make a decision about which package you wish to purchase. You have three packages to choose from.
You can select 10 images covering the Basic package you have already paid for. Or you can upgrade to STANDARD or FULL package.
What About UNEDITED IMAGES? Can we get them all?
I often get the question if you can receive all unedited images. Yes, the FULL PACKAGE includes all unedited images uploaded to the first online gallery.
I know it may be hard to make a selection and choose for example 30 photos out of 200 you have in your first gallery. You would like to keep all those memories forever, I get it.
Therefore, unedited images come in FULL PACKAGE. So, apart from 65 edited photographs on USB, and 30 prints you are getting all unedited images from the first online gallery.
UNEDITED PHOTOGRAPHS IN THE FIRST GALLERY ARE COVERED WITH WATERMARKS TO PROTECT THE COPYRIGHT. ACCORDING TO THE AGREEMENT MAKING SCREENSHOTS IS NOT PERMITTED!
6. EDITING TIME
You have selected your favourite images so it’s time to add some of my magic to them. Editing images brings me joy and I love to enhance your pictures and make them even more unique. Your final photographs are delivered around 3 weeks from the day you selected your photographs.
PLEASAE REMEMBER: I do indeed image editing however it does not include adding makeup, correcting the hair growth or nail polish.
7. LEAVE REVIEW
share your review
While I’m busy editing your photographs I would like you to leave a review for me. Please share your thoughts. Your review will help others in deciding whether Family Photography Glasgow is a good fit for them too.
help improve my service
Moreover, I wish you help me to improve my service. Therefore, I send you a few questions for me to answer:
What part of the session did you like the most? What were your concerns before the session?
8. SecOnd Gallery with EDITED Photos
Gallery with Edited images
When I finish editing, I provide you with a new online gallery with just your edited images. Photographs won’t be covered with watermark anymore and you can download it straight out of the gallery. This gallery will be active for 1 month.
TIME TO SELCET IMAGES TO PRINT
If your package includes prints, it’s time to select those. Your prints are ordered in the professional photo laboratory.
10. VIP OFFERS
Now you can enjoy your images at home. But it doesn’t mean our adventure together is finished. Now, you are entitled to the VIP offers I do at least twice a year. Do you want me to send you incoming promotions? I promise I won’t send you thousand of an unuseful emails..