Family Portraits with KLD Photography
With photographing children I want to be able to showcase their abundance of personality whether they are being cheeky, telling me what they love about their favourite tv show or just generally running around and having a blast! During a portrait session I have a small structure that I like to run the session on, but I do like to just let the events unfold and capture the memories as we go along having fun throughout. Most of my clients come back and say to me it didn’t even feel like it was a photographic session it was just having fun!
What to expect
I strive to tell a story about you and your family through a series of photographs in a gallery. With a family session I love to photograph the connection between you all, whether it be mum and dad standing there together having a nice moment and the kids running wild around them, or all of you doing a big Toyota jump (which normally takes around 6-7 attempts for everyone to be jumping at the same time). I really love being able to get to know families before and throughout the session as this gives me an understanding of the type of emotion I want to capture to tell your story.
Children are SUPER UNPREDICTABLE… so, it is my job to be ready for anything! A lot of times parents get frustrated because sessions don’t seem to be going perfect… but the wonderful thing is that those small moments in between all the tantrums & chaos are beautiful.
People often ask me how I even managed to get one great photograph of their wild child! The answer is simple… It’s my job to capture it all! So… the only job I give you as the parents is to relax & enjoy it! I will do all the hard work! I will give a lot of direction during the session so you will know exactly what to do. Children match your energy, so if you are having fun & showing them how much you love them they will show you the same in return. Sounds simple, right?
Once in a while there are children for whatever reason, do not want to photographed so in a situation like this I will ask to photograph your child or children away from you so they will focus on me and my silly antics. It usually works!! They don’t know me and usually children are on their best behaviour for others!
Finding the perfect location is an important part of planning for the photo shoot of your dreams. I have my favourite places, and usually make a recommendation during our consultation based on your personality and style, but I always welcome your location ideas. I’d love to know if there is a place that is sentimental to your family so we can discuss our options and plan the best location to suit your family. I am always open to new ideas. I generally always do family sessions outdoors as the kids can run around and use there energy and I can photograph that them having fun. In a studio it is confined and generally can make the kiddies a little nervous. The only time I will photograph in the studio with a family is if there is a baby involved in the shoot.
What to Wear
COLOUR IS IN! This photo shoot is meant to capture your family, including individuality and style. Helpful tips to keep in mind when choosing outfits:
- Think coordinating, not matching. Incorporate colours and patterns that fit well together.
- Don’t be afraid of colour! Choose a few neutral colours, and then add a few bright accents to your outfits. Accessories such as scarves, necklaces, and clothing layers are great for this.
- Wear well fitting clothing. Not too tight, and nothing baggy. If you can’t walk in those pants, don’t wear them!
- No logos please. To keep the look timeless, try to avoid trendy clothing with words or logos.
- Always feel free to text or email me your clothing options laid out before our session!
Remember you would be surprised what you can mix and match together from your existing wardrobe!!!
Below I have just listed a few little compositions. Please note these are just ideas! I don’t expect you to wear exact colours, just wanted to give you some ideas. If you get stuck trying to find what to wear, please don’t hesitate to contact me or send me a photo of the clothes you have layed out on the bed!
Packages you ask?
All of the sessions here at KLD Photography require a $100 session fee. This is due upon booking in your session. Your session fee covers my time, experince and talent as your professional photographer and graphic designer to custom precess the finest captures from your session with 1 11×14 print included in your fee. KLD Photography’s Portrait packages then start from $790 and include an abundance of amazing products.
Proofs & Ordering
Within 48 hours I will post a sneak peak up on Facebook or email you directly. At this time we will also need to book in your viewing appointment which will be approximately 3 weeks after your session. At this appointment you will get to view your completed gallery and place your order. Payment can be made by credit card, direct bank deposit or cash. KLD Photography does also have payment plans for any purchases over $500. With the payment plans, once you have placed a 10% deposit we will order your products and you will receive your products while you are still making your payments. With no payment plan a 40% deposit is required to order your products, with the remaining balance due upon pick up of your products. Please allow 2-3 weeks for your order to be completed.