For some stunning photographs that you will treasure for the rest of your life why not let me capture beautiful family portraits in the great outdoors.  I advise getting outdoors once your little one is on the move and exploring the world around them. Children feel most at ease when they are running around exploring the outdoors in the company of their loved ones. So, that’s exactly what I aim to do, to capture some stunning portrait photographs in a location that your little ones will love. It’s important to me to spend some time getting to know your child/children so that they feel comfortable with me.  This session will last around 45 minutes.  I can do the session at a time to best suit your needs, however, the absolute best light of the day for stunning portraits is an hour or two before  the sun goes down.  This time will obviously change depending on the time of year but I will try to reflect this on my availability.  If you have any questions about the best time to book your session, please contact me.

It would be best to use a location on your doorstep, such as Roundhay Park, Temple Newsam or Golden Acre Park all stunning locations with picturesque landscapes that will make the perfect backdrop for your family portraits.

Living in Yorkshire can make for some very unpredictable weather. While a little bit of rain can make for lots of fun for your little one to jump around in, it would not be expected for you to attend the session in a thunderstorm! Under the circumstances of severe weather, I will try my best to re-schedule your session for as soon as possible.

When choosing what to wear for the session, I would advise that everyone wears the same tones (e.g. navy blues/creams) so that the photographs keep a consistent theme. Please be wary of patterns and logs, as they can distract from the image. In the warmer weather, I would recommend jeans and a plain t-shirt for boys, and a simple dress for girls. To maintain a sense of simplicity I’d say go for a natural everyday look so that the portrait photographs capture you in your true light. However, in the more chilly weather, I’d suggest chunky knitwear, rain coats, hats, scarves and welly boots, which all work well.

How to book

This session should be booked as far in advance as possible.  In order to secure your session, you will need to pay the £50 session fee.  

I really understand how busy mummies and daddies are.  For this reason, I offer online galleries so that you can view your images in the comfort of your own home at a time that suits you.

After the session, I will edit the best of the images taken and will create your personal, private, online gallery.  This can take up to 14 days.  I will email you a link to the gallery along with the password you need to gain access.  Depending on your email filters, the email can sometimes go into your junk folder so please ensure you check this, if you haven’t received an email. 

When I send the email, you will have 72 hours to view your gallery and place and pay for your order.  A £25 admin fee will be added to your order if it is placed outside the 72 hour timeframe.

Your order can take 4-6 weeks to arrive back in my studio but once it has arrived, I will send you an email to arrange a collection time that suits you.

To book a session, please fill in the contact form with your personal details.

Get in touch.

Use the contact form to contact Jan Sweeney Photography

7 Sandringham Green
LS17 8DJ
United Kingdom

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