families

The Family Shoot

The Family Shoot and what to expect!

Have you ever wondered what it's like to have a family photo shoot with me? 

"What do you wear? What will I shoot? Where will we shoot? What if the kids throw a wobbler! Will you have to tidy up? Will I make you look thinner? Will you have to pose? Will it be fun? etc etc..

You have absolutely nothing to worry about!  I'm about as friendly as they come and my aim is to give you the best experience possible. I'll leave you at the end of your shoot all happy-exhausted, probably wondering if a shoot even took place!  We're just going to hang out and that's all there is to it. You will of course have so many pictures to remember it by and they will be beautifully authentic, honest and real!

"What do I wear?"

Absolutely anything you want (but please (grown-ups) let there be clothes!)

I'm here to document your life as it is right now and if that means you want to wear your pyjamas then wear them!  If the little people want to be superheroes or ballerinas - please let them! I'm a huge fan of letting the kids dress themselves. With me there are no rules! There's no need to colour match your outfits, nor do you have to go out and buy a whole new wardrobe. Nobody has to wear matching white tops. I am going to document a bit of (or all of) an ordinary day in your life - so be comfortable but most of all be you.

What will you photograph?

Everything! And I mean everything - unless of course you don't want me to (then just tell me!) I'll take pictures of moments (lots of them!). Details too - I love details! I'll get in really close and sometimes I'll shoot from afar. I'll be like a cat in the room and sometimes I'll play games with the kids! I'll document the laughs, the tears, the arguments the tantrums and the everything in betweens!  

MOMENTS

The whole time I'm shooting your session I'm constantly looking out for moments. These can be anything from a hug, a kiss, a touch of hands, a laugh a knowing look anything small or big that makes an interesting picture and tells a story!

In this picture, I love the connection Sienna has with the viewer. 

THE DETAILS

"Why do you capture the details? They're so... insignificant!  The details (however unimportant they seem right now) are woven around the moments to make up the story of your day.  Little hands and feet soon won't be so little, the endless cups of coffee you never got round to finishing will soon be a memory. When you display your pictures the detail shots complete your story. Maybe right now they seem insignificant, but one day (and trust me on this) - they'll mean a lot more!

COMPOSITION

I'm always looking to make good creative compositions. I love lines in a picture and I love reflections too! You might sometimes catch me pointing the wrong way and think 'should I tell her we're over here?!' but I'm probably shooting through a mirror! I like compositions that break the rules too and I love shooting through stuff - anything really but prisms are a favourite.

LIGHT

If your home is bright and airy, try and turn off the lights for your shoot and let the natural light come in.  If it's dark, artificial light doesn't bother me but if theres a heavy mix of tungsten and daylight I might convert the image to black & white. Whatever the light though, I love being creative with it and making the most of it to produce a varied selection of images.

ANGLES

I'm constantly changing my perspective when shooting families.  A good tip when photographing your own children is to get down low. There's much more of a connection when you're at the childrens eye level! I like to mix it up too by offering different perspectives  - high, low, wide, close.  Anything to keep it varied!

 

 

A MINI SESSION

 IN THE FOREST

Have you ever wondered what we get up to on one of my mini sessions!?  Here are the gorgeous Garvey family who I had the pleasure of meeting (finally!) last weekend!   I love the forest. It's literally on my doorstep and I spend many hours stomping round Delamere with the family or letting our spaniel burn off some steam.  It's always fabulous to work there too - not that it ever feels  like work!

Thanks Nicola, James and Annabelle for booking a Mini Session with me - I'm so glad you love your photos! 

To book a mini session with me, please click here

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Christmas Mini Sessions

Well this blog post is ridiculously overdue!! Sorry about that - life's been pretty busy lately! But cast your mind back to last November - I spent the day at Marbury Park in Cheshire for some photography sessions with some amazing families! It was freezing cold but we definitely lucked out with the fog on the Sunday - it made the photography so beautifully atmospheric!

I'm a documentary photographer by heart so the sessions largely take your lead, but we also make time for some great (non-posey) group photos too!  Mini Sessions are a great way to dip your toe in to the world of lifestyle photography and gift vouchers are also available.

I'm about to have another jam-packed-full day of mini sessions tomorrow & I can't wait! If you're looking to book onto a mini session with me, please email me at hello@louisejacob.co.uk

Cheshire Family Photography - Documentary Photography and Lifestyle Photography throughout Cheshire and the UK.

Mini Sessions at Marbury Park

Mini Sessions at Marbury Park

Cheshire Family Photography
Cheshire Family Photography
Cheshire Family Photography
Cheshire Family Photography
Cheshire Family Photography
Mini Sessions are so much fun and hugely different to studio photography

Mini Sessions are so much fun and hugely different to studio photography

Cheshire Family Photography
The fog made the pictures look so different

The fog made the pictures look so different

Cheshire Family Photography
Cheshire Family Photography
Cheshire Family Photography
Cheshire Family Photography
Cheshire Family Photography
Cheshire Family Photography
Cheshire Family Photography
Cheshire Family Photography
Cheshire Family Photography
Cheshire Family Photography
Cheshire Family Photography
Cheshire Family Photography

For more info email hello@louisejacob.co.uk