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NATURAL, FUN AND RELAXED FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY

Baby, children and family photography in Warwickshire and the Cotswolds

Jessica Stevens Photography captures the true personality of you and your family in timeless photographs that you will cherish. I want to capture those genuine smiles, the real moments of joy and adventure that being a family can bring.

As a Mum myself, I understand just how busy life gets as a parent and how quickly your children grow. I also understand how valuable it is to invest in quality images of your family that mirror your lifestyle and the places that mean something to you. They say photographs are the only tangible memories. For this reason my sessions are about creating relaxed and memorable family time

WHAT TO EXPECT

By letting the children run around and play, there’s no awkward posing and so any feelings of shyness quickly disappear. The photographs are real and natural, brimming with beautiful energy and laughter.

Using beautiful outdoor settings that are familiar and local to you, I like to take families on a walk or create a game with the children to achieve natural, relaxed and playful family photographs.

 

Each session is fully bespoke and depends entirely on your families personality, what you enjoy doing together and where you most like to be. Sessions can take place in your favourite outdoor setting or a private garden. You can also divide your time between home and outdoors, if you wish. 

I only shoot on location; in places that hold a special family meaning. Whether it's your home or a favourite park, the places you'll always remember are the most natural settings for your story. The result is an enjoyable experience and beautiful, unique images. I love working with people, especially with families and children. No family is the same, therefore, no two shoots are ever the same. I tailor each shoot specifically to you.

My working style is very relaxed. It is not about awkward posing and smiling for the camera – it’s more about capturing the natural moments of family life.

 

Let's capture some moments that you don't want to forget.

How it works

Secure your date

Once your photo shoot date is secured, I will email you my ‘what to expect’ guide which includes tips on what to wear and how to get the best out of the session. 

Any other questions that you may have, I am always here to have a chat on the phone.

Plan the session

Once we have a date I will ask you a few questions to get to know you and your family a bit better. This also helps me understand what direction you want to take the shoot in and where. 

Your ideas are important to me.

It’s a great idea to think of ways we can make the session special to you, this might be a session at home or you may want to get out and about

 

Have no idea where to start? don’t worry I can suggest some great locations.

On the day

Your family photo shoot will be relaxed and fun, resulting in photos which are natural and authentic. I will give some direction at times to ensure you are in the most flattering light.

 

Mostly I let you just be so that I can capture your family interacting naturally. This is your chance to take an hour or so out of your busy lives’ to just enjoy each others’ company.

After your session

I will spend time selecting the very best images from your shoot (around 40-50 in total), then digitally perfecting each one individually. Within two weeks you will receive a password to a secure online gallery for you to share with family and friends and choose what you wish to order.

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Frequently asked questions

WHAT EXACTLY IS A SESSION LIKE?

We start with a little wander and a chat, and I will give gentle direction or prompts throughout to make it fun and easy.
No forced posing required! Just a fun time together as a family.

WHAT IF IT RAINS?

We can always work around a bit of drizzle and, in fact, an overcast day is preferable to a bright one. The majority of the time we can work with or around the weather and can take some beautiful photographs indoors too. If I conclude that the weather is too bad, we will re-schedule.

I WORRY ABOUT MY CHILD(REN) RUNNING WILD

No need to worry. I’m more than happy for your children to do what they have to do! It makes for really natural photographs and relaxed parents. My sessions are very relaxed and go at the children’s pace.

WHEN DO YOU OFFER PHOTOSHOOTS?

It often can be difficult to find the time to get all the family together in one place at the same time. Therefore, I offer location shoots seven days a week, morning & afternoon, at a time to suit you. I never book more than one shoot per day, so that I can give each client my undivided attention and time.

 

DO YOU WORK IN MY AREA?

I generally work in and around Warwickshire and the Cotswolds but I do also work across the UK. If you are further afield I’d still love to photograph your family or wedding. There will be an additional charge for my travel costs. Please get in touch for a quote.

WHERE DO YOUR PHOTOSHOOTS TAKE PLACE?

All my sessions take place on location. Generally I will travel to your home and we will take the photographs in your garden. This works especially well with younger children as all home comforts are on hand! I am also happy to take your photo session in a local park, wood or somewhere similar. The location is up to you! We will discuss what is best for your family at the time of booking.

WHAT IF WE ARE UNWELL?

If you are, please let me know as soon as possible and we will re-schedule your photo session. 

WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR?

On booking, I will send you some tips on what to wear to make the best out of your photographs. Dress for the weather first, and wear something comfortable, but that you feel good in.

HOW MANY PHOTOGRAPHS DO YOU TAKE?

I will take a lot of photographs! The final selection will be approximately 40/50 photographs.

 

HOW AND WHEN WILL WE SEE OUR PHOTOGRAPHS?

The final selection will be uploaded to a secure online gallery within two weeks. From here you will be able to select your favourites and we can discuss any other products that you may like. You are also able to direct family and friends to the site, where they can order their own prints of digital files, should they wish.

 

WHEN DO WE NEED TO PAY

Session fees are due in full BEFORE the date agreed. Then the remaining payment depending which package you opt for is to be paid after viewing your photographs.


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