Your guide to working with me, your very own photographer.
As an experienced family photographer based in the Midlands, I've often been asked about the process that takes place behind the scenes, the journey from the initial 'click' of the camera to the final 'print'. Today, I am pulling back the curtain to give you an insight into the magic that happens! It’s a process of transform in some ways, from a fleeting moment into a tangible and lasting memory.
1. Pre-shoot Consultation
The journey starts even before the camera is in play. It begins with a conversation - understanding your family or your brand’s dynamic. We discuss your vision, choose your dream location, decide on outfits, and most importantly set a date and time. These mini-steps help to ensure that I'm able to capture your family's unique personality and spirit.
2. The Photoshoot
It’s showtime! This is where the magic begins - the day of your photoshoot. Equipped with my camera and the shared vision from our consultation, I’ll be working to capture candid, genuine moments that portray your vibe. I encourage interactions, playfulness, and natural expressions to get those perfect shots. It's a day of fun, laughter, and creating memories together.
3. Sorting and Selecting
After the photoshoot, I have potentially hundreds of photos. My task now is to go through them and pick the best shots - picking the ones that represent you beautifully. This is a time-consuming process and requires a keen eye for detail, because even the smallest detail can make a big difference in the final result.
Once the best images are selected, they go through post-production. This involves adjusting exposure, contrast, sharpness, and sometimes retouching to enhance the photo's overall quality and feel. However, my aim always is to retain the natural beauty of the shot.
5. Client Preview
Once the images are edited, I will typically provide a client preview. This is your opportunity to see the images, choose your favourites, and discuss any additional editing.
6. Final Edits
After receiving your feedback, I make any required final edits. This could be things like additional retouching, changing to black and white, or even creating a collage of several photos.
7. Printing and Delivery
Finally, the edited images are ready for print. Whether it's a framed print for the wall, a photo album, or digital copies, this is the stage where you get to hold the captured memories in your hands. Seeing the look of joy on my client's faces - the moment when you receive your photos is one of the most rewarding parts of my job.
Even after the prints are delivered, my job isn't done. I'm always available for any aftercare you might need, whether that's ordering more prints, discussing how to care for your prints, or planning your next photoshoot!
The journey, from click to print, is a labour of love.
Each step is essential in transforming your moment under the spotlight. Your unique shoot captured through the lens - I’ll help you bring this beautiful piece of art to life so that it tells your story effortlessly. As a photographer, I'm honoured to guide you through this process, preserving your precious memories for years to come.
If you’re considering a photoshoot and you haven’t taken the steps to ensure yet.
Let me be the one who takes you from Click to Print!
Message me now to enquire about your first photoshoot, and what’s better than a setting in the summer sun!