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Spring Photoshoots

Sunday 21st March 2024

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Photoshoot in Winchester – Information

boy plays among the flowers during a spring photoshoot in Winchester
extended family pose during spring photoshoot in winchester

How do Spring Photoshoots work?

Spring photoshoots in Winchester work for different families for many different reasons – the main one being they are shorter than family shoots! So if you have young children or children who have the attention span of a gnat, then these 30 minute sessions will be perfect for you!

Spring photoshoots are all about bright colours, blossom and making the most of the warm weather and being outside! They are fun, energetic and will be making the most of the surroundings (which I will confirm nearer the time).

Once I have decided on the shoot date, I will set up a booking link. This means that you have complete control over the time slot you choose to have your spring photoshoot at. This is great if you have small children who need naps or if you have other places to be that day!

 

Clothing

A lot of people struggle to know what to wear for bluebell shoots as the colours are so powerful and the last thing you want to do is clash with the flowers.

Neutral colours are advisable with as little to no patterns or motifs as possible. A common thread of colours among all family members looks great and really knits everybody together.

I have attached a link to my Spring Pinterest board which hopefully might provide some clarity and inspiration. It is not a complete guide by any means, but hopefully might help guide you!

girl holds wicker basket during a bluebell photoshoot in Winchester
baby sits in amongst blossom during spring photoshoot in Winchester

Location

The location for my spring photoshoots this year will be confirmed a week before the shoot. So much depends on the colours, if and where I can find blossom, and the general state of the ground underfoot, that I will several reccies the week beforehand and let you know.

How do I book?

If you want to book a spring photoshoot in Winchester then you’ll be pleased to hear that the booking process is simple. Click the link below and you will be taken to my booking form where you will be able to select the time that is best for you and your family. As I mentioned earlier, I am allowing 30 minutes per family.

Once you have booked, you will receive a confimation email of the date and time you have booked (these can be changed if there is still availability). I will then invoice you for £85 which will cover the cost of the shoot plus 3 images (this is the Autumn minishoot package which is also the basic package).

A week after the shoot you will receive a link to your private and protected gallery. You can then choose to upgrade to the Sunflower or Bluebell packages should you wish.

The product credit can go towards any of the products listen on my products page or against some other items that are available to look at in the online shop that is linked to the gallery.

girl cuddles dog during bluebell photoshoot in Winchester

See my Spring Portfolio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minishoot Packages

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if the forecast is wet?
I will keep an eye on the weather forecasts in the days leading up to our shoot. If it looks like it’ll just been patchy rain, then I suggest we go ahead. However if it looks really horrible then I suggest we rearrange to a different date or time and keep everything crossed that the Great British Weather is on our side!
What should we wear?
I always advise my families that the most important thing in family shoots is that everybody feels comfortable. There is no point getting the children to wear their best clothes if they feel really awkward, because this will be written all over their faces.

If you really want to make the most from your shoot though, I always suggest that a similar theme of colours works brilliantly to tie you all together. I will send you links to my Pinterest boards once you have booked, and hopefully this will help inspire you with colours and styling.

Something that I strongly advise against however, is anybody wearing any clothes with motiffs or patterns on, as all this does is draw attention away from all of the beautiful faces!

What should we do if one of us gets poorly?
I am a Mum, so I totally get how children can be fine one day and then come down with something the next day. All I ask is you give me as much notice as possible and then we can rearrange for another day.
Can we change outfits during the shoot?
This is becoming an increasingly popular thing to do as people want to vary the images as much as possible. People view family photo shoots as an investment (both in terms of time and money) so they want to make the most of it. Changing outfits is fine with me, but you will need to bear in mind that we will all be outside in public places. Plus we will only have 30 minutes so it’ll need to be quick!
What time is it best to have a shoot?
Here’s the thing – if I were to advise you as a parent then I would always say to book one in so there’s no overlap with nap times or meal times, as this is when children can be more ‘fraught’ shall we say! As a photographer wanting to get the most of your images however, I would suggest that we avoid shooting anywhere between 11am and 3pm due to the strength of the sun and harsh lighting conditions. I appreciate though that this is a very difficult situation for you however to find that happy medium.

Ultimately, the most important thing is that you’re all happy and up for it, and if we have to shoot in harsh sunlight, then we all just need to bear in mind that we will be spending all of our time in the shade!

Please feel free to contact me and ask any questions – I would love to hear from you!

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