Planning the Perfect Family Photography Session

Every family photography session with Crystal Contrast Photography is different.


            Because every family is different!

Gone are the days when we all shuffled into the stuffy portrait studio, sat on the same bench in front of the same textured backdrop and were positioned inch-perfect by the only tog in town! Now we get the (sometimes overwhelming) choice between photographers. Some do studio, some do outdoor, some use props, some go natural. Its really up to you what you have!

Our clients choose us because we tailor each session to them and their family. You may be a traditional family or far from it! What all our clients have in common is that they want to feel comfortable with a photographer who knows what they’re doing and is in control.

But don’t just take our word for it. Here’s just a few snippets from out clients.

"Our shoot was so relaxed and natural feeling but the photos we have look absolutely stunning. I look photogenic for the first time in my life!!”

"We have had loads of really nice comments from people about the photos since, can not recommend enough!”

“Having never done a photoshoot before I wasn't sure what to expect, but Sam was so organised and welcoming the whole experience was really enjoyable!”

“My maternity session with CCP made feel absolutely beautiful. The pictures she has taken are stunning, I'm so pleased with them, and Sam is very relaxed and makes you feel at ease with the awkward experience of standing in front of a camera!”

“For anyone who wants a fun and relaxed photoshoot with beautiful and unique pictures, I honestly couldn't recommend Sam and Crystal Contrast Photography enough, will be using again!”

“I’m so happy with the photos and can’t wait for us to have our photo shoot when our princess is here. Thank you so much Sam – if any of my friends want photos doing honestly go to Sam. I’m over the moon.”

How does it work?

We meet every client before their session in person. Instead of spending weeks emailing back and forwards, or missing one another’s phone calls, we meet at a time and place that is convenient for you. In this consultation, we chat about the most important factor – you and your family! We’ll get to know one another to make sure there are no nerves on the day.

Next, we’ll delve into your ideas for the shoot. Don’t worry – we’ll have loads of ideas and suggestions for locations, wardrobe and props if you need us. Some of our clients have a very clear idea of what they want for their session and some come with no ideas at all! We’ve got you covered either way.

Now for the most important part of our consultation, the end product! We love to discuss what you plan to do with the images from your session. Do you want to show them on your walls? Would you love to gift prints to the grandparents? How about an album as a keepsake? Of course, you don’t have to make any final decisions here!

With us, you don't buy anything you don’t love – we have no minimum orders or hard selling tactics. The idea is just to get you thinking about how you’d like to display your images. This helps us to plan the session and tailor the shoot to come out with exactly what you’re after. While we always shoot with a view to giving you plenty of choice with your images, we can ensure we cover the things most important to you.