Could your family photos do with an update?
If you have new additions to your family (including pets) or everyone looks a bit different, not having photos that represent your family now can be a bit frustrating.
We understand that it’s not easy to plan a family photoshoot and get everybody together and that it can take a while before you decide to take action.
With over 10 years of experience in family photography, we’ve invited hundreds of families, just like yours, and helped them to transform their homes with beautiful images that represent them and their loved ones.
We’ll organise everything at our studio and take a mixture of family and individual photographs that represent all the relationships in your family.
We’ll even get your teenagers to smile!
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Why Choose Us For a Family Photoshoot?
Full Guidance at Every Step
From bookings to make up to photography and viewing, we'll guide you at every step. Our customers continually come back to us because we understand the importance of your images representing you in the correct way.
With packages starting at just £150, we know we are competitive. As a business we'll provide you with as much transparency as possible. In an industry where this is rare, we're proud our clients continually come back to us and value the work that we do.
100% Satisfaction Guarantee
Whatever your personal requirements, taste or budget; Vanity Studios can offer you incredible results with every bespoke shoot. We also offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee meaning that if you’re not happy we’ll retake your images for free.
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A lack of quality images capturing those key moments in your family’s journey can lead to regret.
Trying to do this on the cheap can sometimes leave you wanting more.
Whether you want a full family photoshoot, a baby photoshoot, or a cake smash photoshoot, your images should give you a warm and content feeling and we’re here to help!
In the end you’ll be happy with your new, professional family photos your friends will envy, to display in your home.
What You’ll Get With Your Family Photoshoot
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Thinking about a Family Photoshoot Day Out in London?
Are you looking for a family portrait photographer in London to capture your loved one’s special moments with a family photoshoot? At Vanity Studios we believe that photography is essentially a mark of history and is something within our lives that literally lives forever. From newborn photography to digital images of the whole family; our professional photographers offer family photo sessions in the heart of London to ensure that every memory is cherished.
A family photoshoot provides the perfect keepsake that will stay in your family throughout generations and having a special photoshoot to capture a family portrait will help you reflect on amazing memories for years to come.
At Vanity Studios, we have experienced family photographers available who can create stunning portrait photography of your beautiful family in our professional photography studio in London. Not only do we pride ourselves on our exceptional photography results, but we also ensure our approach is a fun and friendly one so that every member of your family is comfortable and has a great experience at their family photo session.
Whether you require a baby photographer to capture your little one’s birthday, have a family of four or want to gather the whole family for a larger scale shoot; we can cater to your individual family’s needs to deliver the most personalised results possible.
In order to get the best family portraits, we have to allocate enough studio time to cater to families of any size and explore various image options throughout your family photoshoot in London.
Our professional London family photographer is incredibly skilled and experienced, and can therefore put nervous teenagers at ease, make your baby crack a smile and help achieve the perfect outcome for your family photoshoot – even dogs are welcome!
Our family portrait services also utilise the latest camera and lighting equipment to ensure that you fall in love with the end results and that each image is of extremely high quality. Family photography sessions are a great way to get the family together for some quality time and a fun day out. If you’re not from the area but are planning a London vacation with the family, why not book a family photoshoot to remember your trip?
We offer professional packages for your family photoshoot in London, including hair and makeup so that you get the full, luxury experience. We can also provide baby photography with a range of different props and sets to create beautiful, unique images that you can treasure forever.
Discover professional family photoshoots London – Vanity Studios family photography packages are fantastic value, and as you will see from our picture gallery, the results are outstanding. Contact our studio today for your specific requirements, to enquire about any special offers or packages or for help on how to book your family photo session.
Never had a family photoshoot before? You probably have some questions.
The key thing to keep in mind when selecting your outfits is coordination. Basically put, you all need to look like you’re going to the same place! Although we’ll shoot four outfits, we always recommend you bring 4-6 changes, because until you see the final images, you do not know which style/look you will prefer on camera. It is not necessarily your favourite look that works best, sometimes the simplest thing like a white top and jeans can look absolutely great in a family shoot.
Another thing to keep in mind is colour. If baby is a nice bright pink, maybe don’t choose a red outfit for mama! Colour clashing on camera does not look great so keep your colours complimentary or neutral. Also avoid too much black in group shots as we tend to lose a little too much detail.
When choosing your looks, think about variety. Go for a couple of casual looks and a couple of dressy ones; some families even go for a little theme that shows their character! Whatever it is, it should be authentic to you and your family.
There are a few variables at play when it comes to family photography. Firstly, if there are a few hair and makeups to do, this of course will add a little time to your session. Also, when shooting a group, the aim is to get as many different pairings and mini groups as well as full family shots and individuals. This can be complicated! Again, it really depends on the size of the family and if there are children, we have to take into account their age. If they are very little, they can be difficult to direct, this can add time to the shoot as photographers will not give up until they get the shots!
All this in mind the entire session will generally last around 4 hours. We totally understand this sounds like a fairly long time if you have babies and small children, however, it easily works with the right preparation and our family shoots generally feel much quicker! We offer a more express style photoshoot as well that focuses purely on photography; these are great for baby photoshoots. However, most families prefer the pampering included with the longer session and make a nice day of it complete with prosecco and nibbles!
Unlike couples and people who arrive solo, a family photoshoot can be more complicated to coordinate. It can be frustrating to massively overrun or go to all the effort of getting people together only to not get the shots you want. Luckily there are a few things you can do to prevent this. One of the main things to do is prep the children. Here are a couple of golden tips below!
- Get your outfits coordinated and prepared in advance and make sure they’re ironed the night before.
- If you have a baby, work your voodoo to get them to sleep before the shoot. Nothing makes a photographer happier than seeing a sleeping baby whilst other family members are in hair and makeup.
- Also getting them fed and changed beforehand is ideal as it avoids any irritability that may occur during the shoot, which of course will allow smoother sailing when getting the shots. It’s much easier to get those all important smiles after a sleep, a change and a feed!
- With small children or family members who do not need hair and makeup, you may prefer to get them to arrive just before the photoshoot. This prevents boredom in the little ones and not to mention some of the gents who do not wish to watch hair and makeup!
We have so many hints and tips to ensure that your family day runs smoothly but it is absolutely necessary to do a little preparation to make sure you do get the results you are looking for, as smoothly and efficiently as possible.
This really depends. To give a straight answer we’d say an average spend would be about £500 – £600 and would include a nice selection of roughly 15 high quality images and prints plus hair and make up for four people. However every family is different and it really depends on what you’re looking for and whether you want just a basic service with some nice family shots or you’d prefer a more complete service that would also include high quality personalised products that you could display in your family home. Please see our pricing page for more information.
We’ve always focused on quality over quantity. We know that some photographers offer packages that include say, one retouched image and the rest digitally. While this may sound like a great deal, our experience and feedback from customers tells a different story. In a typical photoshoot, for say two people that lasts an hour on set, we’ll probably take around 500 shots. Our aim is to get this number down to around 80 shots that have excellent lighting, excellent composition, no blinking or awkward expressions so that when you view your images you are viewing quality images that you’ll be impressed and happy with.
It takes some work for us but this is part of the service – having an expert eye edit out all the bad shots before you view them. The truth is that not all photographers can be bothered to do this. By giving you all the images it may sound like a lot but it’s means you have to do the hard work. This may work better for some clients and we won’t be the right fit for everyone. However, we’ve found over the years that our customers prefer our approach and feel happy to rebook with us, confident that they’ll never risk wasting their time or their money.