How to prepare for your photography session?

I've only been in the business for a short time, but long enough to know everyone asks the same questions and has the same hang ups before as session.

I'm learning how to prepare my clients in the best way I can so that we can eliminate as many nerves as possible before their Family Photography Session.Whether that is Newborn Photography , Maternirty Photography or any other session you can think of, i will also make sure my clients know what to expect when they are being photographed by Thursday's Child Photography.

I always send out a Pre Session Guide a few weeks before to give everyone an idea of what to expect, ideas on locations, and a guide on what to wear. I find this helps prepare everyone keeping the unknowns to a minimum.

I want you all to feel as relaxed as I can, because ultimately it will impact on your photos. The whole concept of Family Portraits or Family Lifestyle Photography is trying capture the special and potentially intimate moments. That is impossible when you all feel uncomfortable. Don’t get me wrong, it is nerve wracking when you have a huge great big black box shoved in your face, so it will take time for you to warm up and that’s so normal.

At the beginning of the Family Photogrpahy sessions I ask my clients to sit comfortably and chat amongst themselves whilst I do a number of test shots so they can get used to the camera, the noises, this is espcially importnant for children who might be feeling unsure.. I love to talk, I can talk to anyone about anything, and I have learnt that is a valuable tool to possess. Once you are in position I will ask questions, you relax I snap away, it's then we capture those moments you’ll treasure for the rest of your lives.

Don’t let nerves stop you from booking your shot, I promise you it’s not as bad as you think it is. Get in touch today to book your Family Photography Session :)



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Thursday's Child Photography |

Based in Hampshire


 Covering Hampshire, Dorset, Surrey, Berkshire, London and beyond.  

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Thursday’s Child Photography is a family lifestyle photographer and newborn lifestyle photographer based in Hampshire. ideally located for family and newborn photoshoots in South London, Epsom, Richmond, Bournemouth, Christchurch, Winchester, Romsey, Fareham, New Forest, Basingstoke, Fleet, Dorset, Surrey, Portsmouth, Chichester and West Sussex