I truly have a passion for capturing real, honest photographs of you & your family leaving true memories, capturing the essence of you.

My style is very relaxed. I can either come to your home or a location of your choice. I start by getting to know you & your family by chatting & playing games until everyone feels comfortable & relaxed.

Once everyone is relaxed I will set up a few group family photos, but mainly I focus on capturing your family as themselves playing, talking, laughing, teasing & the relationships between each family member.

I get so much pleasure in creating memories that tell the story of YOUR family.

Helen x

family photography & videography

 

Full Session Family Package £180

1 hour session for families

All photographs are put onto an online gallery to view.

20 high resolution photographs to download of your choice.

Prints & digital images can be purchased from the online store. Digital images are £5 each and prints start from £6.

Mini  Session package £100

30 minute session for children.

All photographs are put onto an online gallery to view.

5 high resolution photographs to download of your choice.

Prints & digital images can be purchased from the online store. Digital images are £5 each and prints start from £6.

Large (extended) Family Session Package £250

1 hour session

All photographs are put onto an online gallery to view.

30 high resolution photographs to download of your choice.

Prints & digital images can be purchased from the online store. Digital images are £5 each and prints start from £6.

Children’s Video

1 hour video session.

3-5 Minute video.

£100

WHAT TO EXPECT

It is my job to capture you & your family just as they are, so just relax and trust in me to bring out your inner selves and photograph you all at your very best.

I will run through location ideas, styling and any ideas you have before your session so you are totally ready for a fun and memorable experience. Feel free to get in touch wth me any time, I will be happy to help.

Locations

We are SO lucky in Yorkshire. There are so many beautiful locations on our doorstep- the problem is choosing one!

The location you choose can be somewhere you love, a place that has a lot of memories for your family, somewhere the little ones will be entertained, your home (inside or out) or somewhere with a real taste of Yorkshire.

An example of some of my favourite locations are Harlow Carr in Harrogate, the Cow and Calf rocks in Ilkley, Otley Chevin, Knaresborough castle and river ( some of my favourite photos are on rowing boats on the river followed by cake in the riverside cafe) & fewston reservoir. These are just to name a few- there are so many more but I can’t list them all.

I charge 40p per miles outside a 30 mile radius of Otley.

If the location you choose requires payment for entry I ask that you cover the payment for myself and all members of your family.

We are SO lucky in Yorkshire. There are so many beautiful locations on our doorstep- the problem is choosing one!

The location you choose can be somewhere you love, a place that has a lot of memories for your family, somewhere the little ones will be entertained, your home (inside or out) or somewhere with a real taste of Yorkshire.

An example of some of my favourite locations are Harlow Carr in Harrogate, the Cow and Calf rocks in Ilkley, Otley Chevin, Knaresborough castle and river ( some of my favourite photos are on rowing boats on the river followed by cake in the riverside cafe) & fewston reservoir. These are just to name a few- there are so many more but I can’t list them all.

I charge 40p per miles outside a 30 mile radius of Otley.

If the location you choose requires payment for entry I ask that you cover the payment for myself and all members of your family.

Lighting

Light, light, light. The time of day you book your photo shot makes a HUGE difference in the results you get. I always recommend shots either early morning or early evening.

Before

Two weeks before your session I will be in touchl to discuss locations and address any questions you may have.

I always find it helps if parents have chatted to their children about meeting me & what will happen at the shoot, so the children know what to expect. Make it sound fun- explain that we can play games together and spend the time together having lots of fun! This way they look forward to the photo shoot.

If you have babies or toddlers then book your session with the best time of day for them in mind. Grumpy toddlers who need a sleep never get the best results 🙂 I can fit in to what ever time suits you as a family.

Two weeks before your session I will be in touchl to discuss locations and address any questions you may have.

I always find it helps if parents have chatted to their children about meeting me & what will happen at the shoot, so the children know what to expect. Make it sound fun- explain that we can play games together and spend the time together having lots of fun! This way they look forward to the photo shoot.

If you have babies or toddlers then book your session with the best time of day for them in mind. Grumpy toddlers who need a sleep never get the best results 🙂 I can fit in to what ever time suits you as a family.

During

We will meet at the location and just relax and enjoy the environment. Let the children run about and not pose, and I’ll capture them enjoying themselves and being their true selves. Once everyone has relaxed we can have more shots where the whole family is together. Remember as much as you can, just be you and interact with each other in all the ways you would do if I wasn’t there. Grab the children to swing them around, play, run about, or simply quietly sit together picking the flowers. The most important thing is not to feel forced.

After

I will edit all of your beautiful images and send you over a private link to your online gallery within 2 weeks. You then use that gallery to select your favourite within the package and I then make them available for you to download in high resolution.

If there are more images you love, you can use my shop to buy more at £5 per image.

I will edit all of your beautiful images and send you over a private link to your online gallery within 2 weeks. You then use that gallery to select your favourite within the package and I then make them available for you to download in high resolution.

If there are more images you love, you can use my shop to buy more at £5 per image.

DO YOU EDIT ALL OUR PHOTOGRAPHS?
Absolutely! Each image that you receive has been hand edited, one at a time.
CAN SOME PHOTOS BE IN BOTH B&W and COLOUR?
I choose which selection of images are in black and white or colour, but if you have the odd favourite that you would like in B&W then I would be happy to change that for you. If you have more than 10 that you would like to be changed I will have to charge for the extra editing time.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RECEIVE OUR PHOTOGRAPHS?

Your lifestyle photographs will be ready to view in your online gallery up to 2 weeks after your shoot.

CAN WE RECEIVE THE RAW, UN-EDITED FILES?
The RAW unedited files are not available for viewing or purchase. The images selected for editing and delivery reflect my very high standards. Any not given to you will be for a reason – repeats, closed eyes etc…
HOW FAR WILL YOU TRAVEL?
I will travel anywhere in the world! I am based in North Yorkshire & I charge for travel to locations over 30 miles away. If I need overnight accommodation, Air or train fares or to hire a rental car you will need to cover these charges.
WHAT IS THE ONLINE GALLERY YOU MENTIONED IN THE PACKAGES?

Once all your photos are ready to view I will email you a link to your online gallery. This gallery is available for 6 months. In this gallery your images are high resolution but with a watermark. They are perfect for sharing with your friends and family. Once you choose your favourite images I will then set them up for you to download. There is also an online store where your friends & family can purchase digital downloads & prints. Also if you would like to order extra downloads this can be done here too.

DO WE NEED TO PAY FOR YOUR ENTRY FEE TO LOCATIONS THAT CHARGE?
Yes you do. All entry fees will be added onto your invoice or can be paid on the day.