Preston Family Photographer. Confetti Photo-Shoot

Why you need a photographer in your life and how to get one

When you start a family, there is so much to think of in anticipation of that new baby bundle of joy steam rolling over everything you once new to be stable and secure. Not only do these tiny little additions come with so much ‘stuff’ but they change the way you live. There will now be limited trips to the cinema, the big shop will now be done online and lazy weekends chilling with friends in the latest gin bar in town will be swapped for play centres, kids parties and early nights, for everyone! Now don’t get me wrong, I love an early night and there is so much food left over from a kids party, your can fill your boots!

When you have a new little life to look after, I also feel you need to open your arms and welcome a great photographer into your lives too. There will be so many milestones along the way, you must, absolutely, definitely capture them.

I love photographing families and their little additions, no matter how old they are.

You should really bond with your photographer and both feel relaxed and enjoy the session. This is why I feel you should have a brilliant photographer that becomes a great friend in your life. I love to have a chat with all my little models and clients, and my Mummy and Daddy parents. I talk to them like a friend would and build up a great bond with them.

I truly believe you need to invest in a photographer you love, respect and value. Too many people are not valuing a photographers time and effort into every photo. People are asking a friend who just so happens to own a camera to capture the most precious memories in their life and not getting what they want. Why would you risk it?

Why you need a photographer in your life and how to get one | Emily Frances Photography

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Family Photos Preston
Emily Frances Photography Baby and Child Portrait Photography

Here at Emily Frances Photography in my studio in Grimsargh, Preston, I offer lots of different sessions, however they all have one thing in common. They are always fun! They also have the answer to the same question I get asked a lot. “What if my child is too shy or won’t co-operate on the day”

I offer all sorts of photo shoots for growing families. You may prefer your children ‘do something’ while having their photo taken rather than just expect them to sit and smile! I know parents panic, they have a feeling their children just won’t co-operate on the day or might be too shy to smile. Please don’t worry. I have great patience and practice to make children feel comfortable in the studio.

At most of my sessions, more ofter than not, there will be something to get the children interacting. Some children like to bring in their favourite teddy, some like to play with feathers and some want to pick every petal off a flower (my favourite :) ) Both Jessica‘s and Emilia‘s blog are perfect for this.

Preston Cake Smash and Splash Photographer
Cake Smash Preston

I have so many Cake Smash and Splash blogs for you to have a look at. Why not check out Zach’s and Thea’s.

Messy play is great for the senses, especially for developing little minds. My Cake Smash and Splash sessions are ideal for first birthdays where they can get messy and enjoy a little cake along the way! I also offer another great messy play photo session involving paint! The kids love it! The Paint smash sessions are really popular and are ideal for any age, but great for when your little one is turning 2 years old. They still want to get messy!

Here are a few examples of the Paint Splash!  Just remember, you don’t have to clean up! Jessica had a great time and created a work or art to take home. You can see her blog in full here.

Emily Frances Photography. Paint Smash Photo Shoot Preston

Usually it’s the mum that gets in contact with me to arrange a photo shoot for her family. Sometimes it’s the dads, but mostly the mums!

There are all sorts of amazing photo shoots where children can have fun and they don’t even realise they are having their photo taken.

You really can get creative when they are any age. My fun sessions range from Cake Smashes, Bath Splashes to Confetti sessions.

Glitter Smash Photography Preston. Emily Frances Photography
Glitter Smash Photography Preston. Emily Frances Photography

Sparkle sessions are so magical and the little ones love it! They feel so special, especially when they sparkle for the rest of the day! I advise these sessions are perfect for 3 year olds and older.

Grace’s Sparkle blog lets you see exactly what goes on at a sparkle session. Once you’ve seen that one, check out Isla-Mai’s.

1st Birthday Cake Smash Longton, Hutton, Penwortham. Emily Frances Photography

Who doesn’t love a bath? I always provide a bath at the end of the cake smash to clean up. the little ones love the bubbles and playing with the ducks. Henry had a great time splashing in the bath. Why not check out his session with his family.

Children's Portrait Photography Preston. Bubble Portrait. Emily Frances Photography

I haven’t met a child who doesn’t love bubbles. Let’s face it, they go mad for them! While the children are popping and blowing bubbles they have very little resistance to having their photo taken. Go and see more from Layton’s blog.

I absolutely love the confetti sessions and the children absolutely LOVE it too! They have a lovely summer feel with splashes of colour. Frankie and Milly can be seen having a confetti fight here and Ellie’s love of confetti can been seen here.

I absolutely love the confetti sessions and the children absolutely LOVE it too! They have a lovely summer feel with splashes of colour. Frankie and Milly can be seen having a confetti fight here and Ellie’s love of confetti can been seen here.

When looking for a photographer that will suit your family, check out their website. I LOVE my website. I feel it shows my work at its absolute best. Not only is it awesomely constructed but it is filled with my images 😉 I show some images on my Facebook page of Before and After too. The ‘Before’ is what the image is like on my camera and the ‘After’ is after I have edited it. Sometimes there is a massive change, sometimes it is only subtle depending on the image setup. Take a look below at some examples. When looking for your photographer, find out how competent they are at editing and using Photoshop.

My sessions also go outside and on location. They can also go into your house and capture your family naturally in your own home. I would absolutely love to hear from you. Why not tell me what session you would like to book your family in for.

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