WHERE DO MOST SHOOTS TAKE PLACE? I find the best place for candid family shots is in Windsor Great Park and Virginia Water. There is nothing more simple yet striking than a family walking in a wood or children playing in leaves or climbing on a log. In the great park we are able to do this with the minimum of interruption and have lots of fun in the process.
I GET NERVOUS IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA! That’s perfectly normal. Most people can get a bit tense at the thought of being professionally photographed. The important thing to get here is that it’s OK to be nervous.And we know how to help you deal with nerves. We won’t poke a camera in your face and make you do things you don’t want to do. All you have to do is bring yourself and your family to the session
WHAT IF MY CHILD GETS SICK ON PHOTOSHOOT DATE? If someone is feeling under the weather, we’ll simply re-schedule for next available time. Same applies to bad weather. Cloudy days are not a problem – if anything, they provide amazing, soft dreamy light – but if it’s raining we’ll move your shoot to another date that works for you.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE SESSION? After your session Jonathan begins an extensive editing process of your photos. It takes about 3 weeks to retouch and adjust each photo to a level of perfection. After the process is complete, we’ll send you an email which will contain a link to your images which will be artfully processed and beautifully presented. You’ll be able to share the link with your family & friends.
WHAT IS YOUR STYLE, THAT I KEEP HEARING ABOUT? It’s a style of family photography which is based on candid (photojournalistic) photography and emphasizes capturing moments which arise from natural connections between people. The style is the opposite of being rigid, stuffy and contrived. The photographs feel light, bright and dreamy. You notice a sense of being caught-in-the-moment
I DON’T LIKE POSING! WILL I NEED TO? Children don’t like to be posed. If anything, posing children puts a lid on their self-expression. When it comes to posing adults, we find it’s not necessary for “Look there”and “Put that arm there” kind of instructions. Generally, we will gently guide you by describing an overarching context that we’re aiming to create or a theme inside which to play in and then give you freedom to be yourself. Just walking in the park is great.