I love photographing families and creating images that they will get to look back on for the rest of their lives. Here is some more info on family shoots.
When shall we do the photoshoot?
You should pick a date that works well for you - the best is if it's a nice quiet day with not much else on your schedule so you're not feeling hurried or stressed.
The same is true for the time of the shoot. You should consider around what time everyone is usually in a good mood, so probably not right before mealtime when everyone's hungry or just before naptime for younger ones.
If you are choosing to do an outdoor shoot at the beach, we also have to keep the lighting in mind. A beach photoshoot will have to be done during 'golden hour', just after sunrise or just before sunset to get the best result. This time changes throughout the year, so get in touch for more info.
Should I be worried about my kids misbehaving?
Not really. As long as you keep your expectations realistic. For example, if you have a wild 2-year-old that doesn't want to listen, then you shouldn't expect many photos of them sitting quietly smiling at the camera. I can usually get one or two of those though, and there will be lots of photos of you interacting together and being a family. We will make the photoshoot a super fun experience and capture the real moments. Those photos will be just as precious.
If your child happens to be having an off day (perhaps they are teething or didn't sleep very well and are in tantrum mode), then we can try the photoshoot on another day. I won't charge extra for a second attempt.
We had wanted to get some family photos since we had had our third and final child but knew that our very busy kids wouldn’t tolerate having to stand or sit still.
Liz K Photography was a perfect answer as we chose the scenery that suited our children and ourselves and Liz was super understanding of our kids not wanting to stop moving.
What if I need to reschedule or cancel?
If it rains on the day of your outdoor shoot, I will get in touch to either reschedule or possibly move the shoot to my studio if it's time-sensitive. If anyone is unwell or you need to move the shoot date for any other reason, just let me know as soon as you can. There are no deposits or cancellation fees, and we can always find another suitable date.