Connecting to people and capturing the real spirit and personality of those I photograph is the secret to a great shoot. I’ve always been able to quickly build relationships with those that I photograph. Maybe it’s because I’m a real people person, maybe it’s because I’m a bit of a big kid at heart. The good news is that everyone from a camera shy mum to a timid toddler trust me to take their picture. They smile and let me share their family space. It means magical family moments can be caught on camera.
I love to shoot on location, whether that’s in a field packed with flowers, lazing by a favourite lake or searching for shells on a beach. I love to shoot in natural light and there’s usually plenty of that in the family home, so relaxed shoots can take place there too. We can work together to choose the right location and I’m always happy to jump in the car and travel if we need to.
Fun, relaxed and natural Lifestyle portraits at home or at a favourite location, the beach or somewhere special for the family. Each session is tailored to your individual requirements, meaning we can design the experience around you. All you need to decide is where you want the shoot to take place and what to wear! Gorgeous midweek family shoots on location are available at £150.00 and weekends and Bank Holidays at £200.00. These shoots typically last between one and two hours – or until I’m happy with what I have in camera. Soon after the shoot you can choose from my beautiful range of products (see below).
To check availability and to book a portrait photography session please get in touch.
Frames and albums
Once you have had your shoot I will forward you a link to your private online gallery with your carefully selected and individually hand-edited digital images. Here you can choose how you want me to present the pictures as a lasting memory. Canvases and acrylic frames work well in contemporary spaces, as do three and four way frames. These are always a favourite as they give you even more opportunity to show more shots from the shoot. Albums are also available as well as personalised presents for family members.
Q & A WITH HAMISH MITCHELL
Where will our family shoot take place?
In a nutshell, it can take place anywhere you want! In any part of the country – the beach or park, or even a walk in the forest and bring the dogs too!
What if it’s raining?
If you choose to go outside for the shoot then of course if its raining too much then we may have to reschedule the shoot. otherwise we say bring some wellies and a raincoat and we’ll have some great fun!
We don’t really like having our picture taken..
Don’t worry, who does! The way I work will put the whole family at ease. There is no time limit to the shoot and we will not leave until we have captured some beautiful moments. Children can take time to warm to the camera, we don’t rush out shoots and wait for the everyone to be on our side!
How do I see my images?
Images can be viewed from your private gallery where they are displayed online indefinitely. You can chose from a wide variety of beautiful framing options & albums. If you have decided on the High Res File Collection this will be ready to download 3 weeks after your shoot.