Summer finally seems to have arrived so this is a great time for me to get outside with the camera.
Lifestyle Portraits (sometimes called Environmental Portraits or even portraits outdoors!) are a portrait session designed to capture people in a relaxed and natural setting, ideal for couples and families. This is a more natural alternative to a studio based shoot where shots tend to be a little more posed. People tend to be more themselves when in a more comfortable and natural location.
As a consequence the photographs normally capture more natural expressions and interactions that take place, ensuring that genuine expressions and moments are captured forever.
Lifestyle shoots could take place in your own garden, park or other pleasant outdoor location.
Prior to the shoot:
I will discuss with you the style of images that you might prefer and plan where the best place might be for the lifestyle portrait session. I have a selection of favorites of my own but I would also welcome suggestions from yourselves also.
This type of session works best with couples and families but it is normally recommended that babies are at least of toddling age for an outdoor shoot. I can also advise you, as to what to wear (which also depends on location to some extent as well as photographic appeal) and also the best time of day to suit individual locations. We must bare in mind also that this is England so its not uncommon that on some occasions Lifestyle Shoots have to be postponed due to inclement weather.
During the shoot:
I try to capture moments as they happen, rather than always trying to force that smile and try to make everyone feel as relaxed as possible. I schedule most sessions for about an hour but its best to allow up to a maximum of two hours. I would rather spend a little longer in a pleasant environment with nice people creating images that will capture lifelong memories that you will want to cherish forever rather than rush the experience.
After the shoot:
I will upload all the images taken onto your own personal web gallery which can be password protected if required so only you and anyone you invite will have access. On the web gallery you will have the facility to enlarge each image, crop the image and have the ability to order a wide variety of products through the fully integrated online web store. There is a full range of products available from single Prints, Framed Prints, Canvases, Eco Frames, Mouse Mats and Mugs etc. So its also ideal opportunity to purchase presents for other family members for Birthdays, Christmas and Mothers day/Fathers Day etc. There is also the facility to purchase all the high resolution digital files free of copyright.
Making a booking:
In the first instance it is best to drop me a line either by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07745204331 and we can discuss your ideas and requirements. Prices are £45 for the session which covers all areas withing a 10 mile radius of Huddersfield. I will travel further but there will be an additional travel cost.
So don't delay book today, the man who will "shoot the wife & frames your kids" and if you like I will even "hang up the mother in law" too!