What springs to mind when you hear the words ‘family photography’? Is it stuffy, formal images from the 80? Everyone dressed up in their best in front of a brown backdrop. Bribing the kids to please sit still and look at the camera. Or is it the ‘cooler’ noughties style? Everyone in white t-shirts and jeans, lying barefoot on a bright white backdrop with their chins in their hands. Is is hundreds of group selfies taken on your phone, sometimes printed, but mostly sitting on your phone, and in Facebook albums.
Here at Sweet Whimsy Photography I aim to bridge the gap between posed, professional family photography and the images you take yourself. Professional quality images that you are proud to display in your home, that show true emotion and connection. My aim is to make the session as relaxed as possible, that way I get real smiles.
Why choose Sweet Whimsy Photography?
Today, anyone can pick up a camera and call themselves a photographer. I think it’s great that there are not so many boundaries for people who dream of creating businesses they love. But all the choice can make it hard to find a photographer that’s right for you. Here at Sweet Whimsy Photography I want to create beautiful images for you in the most relaxed way possible. Here at the benefits of working with me;
Joyful Family Photography
I don’t want you session to be another chore, I want everyone to have fun. I photograph families outside so that there is more space to run around and play. This means that children enjoy themselves and give real smiles. Mums and dads can relax because we’ve chosen a place where it is safe you roam. You don’t have to ask children to sit still (because we all know children hate sitting still unless they have an Ipad) and I can blend in to the background. You can have fun with your family whilst I am capturing your memories. Because everyone is relaxed and having fun, your images will show real connections. The artwork in your home will be a true expression of your love for each other.
Retouching as Standard
Bogeys and dribbles are retouched at no additional cost. Sometimes little imperfections like dribbles help tell the story. Where they don’t, I will retouch them for you. Your artwork should tell the story of your family, not the story of how your little one bruised his head whilst pretending to be Batman.
Specialist Family Photographer
My passion is families and children. It is the main area of my business and where I spend most of my time. This means that I’m experienced with children. I know that they don’t like to sit still and that’s OK. Your session will designed to ensure your children have fun and you get beautiful, natural smiles.
No Time Limit
Most people do not spend every day being photographed, and many people feel awkward in front of the camera. Add to that children may be shy and it means that it may take time to get the best images. I don’t want you to feel rushed so there is no time limit on our sessions. If the little ones want to take a time out that’s totally OK with me. Most sessions take 45 to 90 minutes to get great images, depending on the number of people, ages etc. However, if you need more time than that, you’ve got it!
In Person Session Consultation
I will come to your home to help you plan your session. You don’t have to worry about dragging the kids out and trying to find a parking space. We can plan your perfect session together so on the day you can relax and have fun. This consultation is a great time for us to get to know each other, and there’s no obligation to book, so if you decide I’m not the right photographer for you, that’s totally fine.
After the session I’ll meet with you in person to show you your images and help you plan the perfect wall art so that you can enjoy your images for years to come. A long time in the future your granchildren will love looking at their parents when they were children, and you will love remembering how they loved being thrown in the air and how fiercely they hugged you.
Don’t Just Take my Word For It
Read about some of the lovely things my previous clients have said about their experiences on my testimonials page. I have also been featured on some great local blogs. Check them out below;
Love Your Images or your Money Back
If, for any reason, you don’t love your images, I will refund your session fee. So you have nothing to lose.
Invest As Much Or As Little As You Want
There’s no minimum order value, so you can invest in the artwork that you love. See my products page for details.
Credit and Debit Cards Accepted
I accept all major credit and debit cards at no additional charge, so you don’t have to remember to do a bank transfer. You can pay with Chip and Pin during your viewing session, so you can rest assured your details are safe.