YOUR PHOTO SESSION
...will be a relaxed, effortless and exciting experience.
Our aim is to really capture your child's personality and their relationship and interaction between their loved ones.
To create a unique image we work together before the shoot, going through different ideas for backdrops, colours and bespoke props that would suit the day. All this is discussed before hand via email or by phone with you. Information regarding what you would like from the session will also be discussed and any specific ideas can be translated at this point along with other general information.
Fun & Son works from Hannah's studio set up, in Queens Park London, but we can also create outdoor shoots in North, East and South London. There maybe a small extra cost for travel time to certain locations. It is also possible for us to come to your own home to shoot, if that is preferred.
Please consider neutral clothing when thinking of the shoot day, as this seems to be the most successful way of achieving beautiful, timeless imagery.
There is of course exception to the rule; we understand that a favourite T-shirt with a specific image may look great! I have a picture of me from the 70's with Sesame Street characters and in the 80's with rainbows, which really take me back to that time whenever I look at them.
We do like to discuss the colour and type of clothing you are considering beforehand so that we can determine the background colour and any necessary props that will go with your shoot. Additionally it can helps us to have a snap shot of your child, so we can see the skin tone, hair and eye colour etc. This helps us to work out the most complementary scenarios to shoot with for your child.
ON THE DAY OF THE SHOOT
Natural light is used whenever possible, and the sessions last for 2 hours with as many breaks as the child /parent requires. Please note a newborn session and a young baby usually lasts longer for any necessary feeds, usually 3 hours.
Location shoots will also take 2 hours, excluding travel time.
On the shoot day will have already discussed what images we would love to achieve so we can get started straight away.
We have refreshments of herbal infusions, coffee, water and delicious healthy snacks.
The environment will be relaxed and fun as we quickly make everyone feel at home and at ease in front of the camera.
AFTER THE SHOOT
A few days after your Fun & Son shoot we will be in touch to send a 'clients edit' to you. We will have a selection of images to show you, which have been carefully edited for your viewing, to make it less overwhelming so the process of choosing is easy and exciting.
We would then recommend a viewing session so that we can show you what is possible in the final production of your images and we can also advise on what images we feel may work best together. Also we assist you on choosing sizes for specific rooms or different styles of framing to suit the final image and the situ in which it's going to be displayed. We want to make it as easy as possible for you, from image to framing!
CREATIVE OPTIONS WITHIN THE EDIT
When it comes to the editing part of the shoot, Fun & Son offer many unique creative options. Drawing on our experience from within the art and fashion industries we consider if certain images are best suited to being in Diptychs, one placed alongside another or maybe the process of layering one picture over another would evoke a stronger image.
This is the point at which we can work on your images and create a bespoke book or story using our creative eye: putting images together so that they translate a relationship between siblings or other loved ones, and maybe incorporating a much loved place or belonging to overlay or juxtapose with the portrait. Capturing your child in that unique moment in time.
After your viewing session and your choices have been made, Fun & Son will set to work on your order and will have your finished imagery sent to you in your chosen format within 6 weeks.
Copyright of all images taken on the shoot belong to Fun & Son, but we will of course ask your permission to use any images on social media for Fun & Son, and the Fun & Son website.