PHOTOGRAPHING YOUR FAMILY (AND FRIENDS!!) ON LOCATION

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There are only three things you need to know about having photographs taken outside a studio:-
 

1. You should have a blast having it taken (because this is what you will remember every time you look at it)

2. You should ALL be in it (which, in fairness, is why you are probably booking me in the first place). And this INCLUDES the dogs. Because dogs are family too. And friends. Friends are also family too!

3. It should be printed. Because this is the only way it will survive the ravages of technological change and you will still be able to look at it in 30 years time

 

So, this is the usual plan:-

” Zero Stress Sessions” with NO time restraints and NO rigid posing rules. If the kids/dogs/both need to run around for the first 30 minutes just to let off steam – that’s fine with me. If we’ve got 90 year old grandparents joining us and need to be super quick – that’s fine with me too.

PLUS –  as much help as you need BEFORE your session getting everyone in the right zone not to mention the right clothes.

Or, if the latter is just TOTALLY a step too far….. we do everything in Black and White.

Honestly….we really do!

I’m a Mum/Wife/Daughter/Stressed-With-Life/Real Human Being too. I know what this can be like to try to organise:-

Your other half is probably horrified even at the thought and would rather do anything else other than this thing you’re trying to organise 

You’re eyeing up your two year old wondering if the photographer has even heard of the Terrible Two’s ( yes she has – she’s even managed to get her Terrible-Two through University and out the other side)

The teenagers would rather stick pins in their eyes.

You’ve got elderly parents and you’re wondering if they’re even physically up to it and if the photographer has any idea what she’s letting herself in for attempting to get two practically deaf Octogenarians on walking frames into a family group ( Yes she has….. the photographer regularly gets her 91 year old mother plus walking frame into a MIni and around Tesco’s.  So I am probably 10 years ahead of you in the ‘coping’ stakes)

And then you look at the washing and wonder if you can even get everyone in CLEAN clothes at the same time and on the same day, let alone in co-ordinating ones (I mean – lets face it – what family really has matching beige chinos and white t-shirts?)

Then you look in the mirror….and wonder if you SHOULD perhaps loose that half a stone and THEN think about booking?

And then you just give up – because there is just TOO much to think about.

And another year rolls by.

 

Don’t worry – I SO get it.

Just DO it!  Get booked in and it’ll be a hundred times easier than you think! Just choose somewhere lovely**. And that can be whatever works for YOU. It can be the park. The garden. Granny’s Garden.  Granny’s garden in her nursing home. Your caravan in Wales. Your holiday home in Scotland. Your private island in the Bahamas. 

Or come to me. It won’t be quite the same as your private island in the Bahamas but we do farm at home and I can guarantee I can find a lovely spot outside. 

And never dismiss the pub as a location. If you’ve booked a family meal for something lovely – I’ll meet you there. We’ll just gather them all together and do something super special before you eat. It hardly gets any easier than that (AND they can all have a drink. AND you don’t have to cook). 

 
 

 

YOUR LOCATION SESSION FEE – £195

Does not include products or digital files. Collections are purchased separately once you have seen you finished images. Collections start at £299

 

Your session fee includes:-

As much help as you need beforehand to prepare

As long as we need to create as many beautiful portraits as we can. Times will vary depending on the number of people you are bringing and their ages but expect me to be with you for somewhere between one and two hours.

All post production work to beautifully tone and edit your images in the iconic Annie Bee Style

As much help as you need choosing your final collection (and an online gallery so that you can choose at home if that’s what you would prefer!!)

 

CHOOSE YOUR COLLECTION

But Only After You’ve Seen Your Images

 

COLLECTION ONE – £299

5 Digital Files

A £100 Print Credit towards anything of your choice

Perfect if maybe you want that one special image, framed to hang on the wall! Framed images start at £65

 

COLLECTION TWO – £499

25 Digital Files

A £200 Print Credit towards anything of your choice

The perfect collection for sharing or for Picture Books. A picture book with all 30 images starts at £125

 

 

COLLECTION THREE – £599

Every Digital File from your Session

A £400 Print Credit towards anything of your choice

The ultimate collection for a beautiful wall piece (canvas, acrylic, metal or Fine Art) or an Italian Album. Both start at £395

 

JUST SO YOU KNOW:-

Good Food Pubs for Photos and Family Meals close to Annie Bee include The Red Lion at East Haddon and  The Saracens at Brington

 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Will you come to us?

Absolutely.  In fact I would RATHER come to you! Your own backdrop in your images will mean so much more to you in years to come. ** Choose Somewhere Lovely means that I work right across the UK – England, Scotland , Wales and Ireland.  Travel time and costs are simply calculated at 95ppm from NN6 8DS and – if overnight accommodation is required  – then this is similarly charged at cost (and I will always stay in a Travel Lodge….not your local Ritz!!) . But just let me know where you are and what you are thinking and I’ll let you have an accurate price.

 

What can I do with my images?

That is not a decision I make for you! And that is the very reason all of my collections include a Print Credit and not a product. 

Some people want prints. Some people want a Memory Box. Some people would prefer something beautiful for the wall. And some people would love all of their images in an album!

And some people want all of the above!!!

Whatever you choose to do with your Print Credit you will have as much help as you need – be it sizing your pictures to fit perfectly on your walls or laying out album pages for you.

Fine Art prints start at £45, Framed Gallery Wall images start at £65 and Picture Books start at £125 – so the Print Credit in every Collection will mean that you can walk away with something beautiful!

 

 

WHAT TO DO NOW

1. If this all sounds horribly overwhelming – call and have a chat, 01604 770013, and tell me what terrifies you.

If it’s 11am and the answering machine kicks in, I’m in the studio – leave a message and I’ll call you straight back as soon as I’m free.

It it’s 11pm and I’m in bed (but this is the first chance you’ve had all day to read anything) just click HERE and tell me when you’re around and I’ll call you back when you’ve got time to talk.

2. It this all sounds amazing and you can’t wait – just pop over to the ANNIE BEE DIARY and book your date. 

Once you’re booked in I’ll give you a call and we can start planning something INCREDIBLE!

3. If this all sounds amazing and this is DEFINITELY something you’re going to do eventually but aren’t quite ready to book then why not join the Annie Bee VIP’s.

All VIP’s can pay for sessions by subscription. Just pop over to ANNIE BEE GIFT VOUCHERS & SUBSCRIPTIONS and check out A PORTRAIT EVERY YEAR

And I can’t wait to meet you!

Annie x

PS You do NOT need to loose half a stone. I can make you loose that just by the way I make you stand! Trust me….my reputation as a witch is not without foundation 

I BELIEVE YOU! BOOK ME IN!

I ten years time you’ll be glad you did! Or wish you had.