How long will our session last?
Timings are very much controlled by your group size and the number of photo combinations you would like. Family sessions usually last around 1 hour. Sessions for individuals and couples are usually 30 minutes to an hour. We won’t rush you and will give your children the chance to settle and have some fun.
What do we wear?
Colours and styles that complement each other look lovely in photos. You may wish to consider a colour theme i.e. everyone wearing a shade of blue, everyone having something red, all girls one colour and all boys another or you may all decide to dress in a similar style i.e. all in jeans, all casual or even all smart. You are not limited to one outfit. We recommend you avoid wearing stripes and as a rule large logos can date your photos very quickly.
Where can we have our photos?
Currently sessions can be either in the comfort of your own home with a studio feel or at a special local location of your choice ~ living in such a beautiful county with so many great spots we are sure you will have a location in mind that is perfect for your session however locations should be within about 20 miles of St Ives.
How far will you travel?
For a great family portrait session I am willing to travel all over Cambridgeshire. Popular choices have been Milton Country Park, Riverside Park, Hinchingbrooke Country Park, Hemingford Meadow and I have even been to Rutland Water.
Can our pets join us?
Yes! Pets are part of your family so you are welcome to involve them too. Please remember to have treats on hand as it makes it so much easier for me to hold their attention.
When can I see the photos from our session?
We believe you will relax more for your session once you see how good you look so we offer sneak peeks of the back of the camera with a few images as we go. After your session we will arrange a time and date for your viewing. Once you have seen your images simply choose your favourites and let me know what you would like.
Do you edit our photos?
I personally edit every image we deliver to you using a range of professional software tools.
How much do your photos cost?
That depends on what you would like from your session - I have a web page devoted to answering this question and can also e-mail over a price list if you would like.
We are not sure we want our images posted on Social Media, is this ok?
Yes of course just let me know ~ there are many who work for professions who would prefer not to have their images on-line ~ one of the questions on my booking form covers where are you happy for your images to appear just for this reason.
What if our children do not play ball on the day?
All children sometimes have off days or simply do not always want to participate. This is nothing unique to them - and unlikely to be something we haven't seen before . You will be surprised at what we capture once we get them going. Don't get upset with them, some really settle into it and produce some great results and if necessary we can always rebook the session on another day if all else fails.
What if someone is unwell on the day?
If, on the day, one of you is full of cold or feeling unwell please contact us to rebook your session. I would much rather capture your beautiful moments when you are all able to have fun and are at your best.
Qualified member of the Society of Wedding & Portrait Photographers.
Registered member of The Guild of Professional Photographers
JLC Photography based in St Ives, Cambridgeshire offers beautiful Wedding Photography across Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, North Hertfordshire and Essex. I love working at our local venues who I know will provide you with a wonderful day. I regularly travel across our region to towns like Stevenage, Wisbech, Kings Lynn and Saffron Walden as well as our local cities and towns of Cambridge, Huntingdon, Ely, Peterborough and St Ives. If you would like me to travel further than 50 miles from Huntingdon I can however I may charge mileage for additional travel and also accommodation if needed.
Some of the beautiful local venues at which we have had the pleasure to be able to offer my photography services and may have images in our public gallery: Girton College, Gonville and Caius College, Queens College, Corpus Christi College, Hinchingbrooke House, Orton Hall, The Hotel Felix, Hotel Du Vin, Slepe Hall, The George Hotel, Quy Mill Hotel, The Old Bridge Hotel, Burwash Manor, Parklands Quendon Hall, Swynford Manor (was Manor 64 and Swynford Paddocks), The Cambridge Belfry, The Dolphin Hotel and The Royal Cambridge Hotel. There are so many stunning Wedding locations around Cambridgeshire and the surrounding counties in which to get married.
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