ABOUT A MINI WITH ME
Minis are 25 minutes in duration. Minis are perfect if you're looking to update your annual photos but don't have time for a full length session or are worried your little ones might not sit still for long enough. It's also a great way for us to get know each other and see if you like my approach. My sessions are super low pressure and most of my clients tell me - we hate having our photo taken! So you won't find me asking you to sit still, or smile, or any funny cheesy lines. I like to bring a rug and follow the pace of the children. Some of us like slow and relaxed, some of like fast and excited. I'll match your pace and together we'll create a beautiful keepsake of this time in your families life. I promise you'll leave thinking - that was actually really nice - and you'll soon have real, tangible prints in your home to remember your day in the fields.
What will we receive?
- 10+ digital high resolution images (I give all the best)
- fine art prints for 4 images - 3 will be 5 x 7 size and 1 will be 8 x 10 - you get to pick
- a personalised online gallery for viewing - you'll make your selection of images from this gallery
- prints above the 4 can be purchased additionally
The fee is £240. 50% booking fee is required to confirm your spot and balance is payable on or before your session.
If the skies are grey, the mini will go ahead. If it's raining we will reschedule to a mutually agreeable date.
*Not suitable for newborns, or extended family sessions.
WHAT CAN WE EXPECT?
I love really natural and unposed photographs. I like to chat to you all first and get to know a little about you and give your children a chance to warm up. I like to ask questions when I'm taking photographs to get people to relax and look at each other. I love photographs where people connect with each other and/or the camera. Please don't tell your children what to do unless it is a matter of safety. Too much instruction children tend to close down and we lose a little of the fun. My sessions are best when they are unscripted, full of life, connection and movement. Then we shoot some photos and that will be it! My sessions are very low pressure and I don't like to do much posing. More I'll move around you while you soak up your surrounds. I'll share a preview with you within 48 hours but normally as soon as I can because I love previews!
WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR?
Whatever you feel comfortable in and reflects you and your location choice. You want to feel good and relaxed. I always suggest you wear what you would if you were going to that location anyway. Some people like to have their outfits match for photographs, others don't. I'm a fan of co-ordinated but I don't recommend matchy matchy. Compliment each other. Jeans and white shirts is not recommended. Be yourselves. I do ask you avoid heavy plaid, brand names scrawled across shirts and any solid red blocks of clothing just because it really draws the eye. That said if your favourite dress is red, or your child really, really, must wear a certain shirt that day then wear it. We'll make it work. Most important is everyone feels good and happy. This also applies to partners - you can spot a partner a mile off who has been instructed what to wear. Be yourselves and your energy will come through. I'm alway happy to chat about your location and suggestion outfits so from me a line or call me if you want to chat. I will send a mood board with inspiration once you are booked in.
WHAT IF MY CHILDREN HAVE A TANTRUM OR WON'T CO-OPERATE?
I have a 6 year old and a 4 year old so I know that you never can tell what will happen on the day so I really encourage people to keep it simple and fun. We'll work it out. My best advice is to let the children do what comes naturally. Too much fussing or instruction tends to result in tantrums or clamming up or they feel overwhelmed and everyone gets stressed. My best photos are the ones where the people are just being themselves without guidance. The moments will come. During the session you might worry we aren't getting the right photos but leave that bit to me. At all times you should take a moment out if you want to. There is no pressure to perform and if you want to take a few minutes out we'll do that. That said I'm a huge fan of real life - all the messy, chaotic, imperfect things that make up our lives. So if there is an epic meltdown in progress I might take a photo because there is beauty in those moments of connecting.
WHEN WILL GET OUR PHOTOS?
Images will be available for viewing and selection within 10 days of the session. The client will select their 4 favourite images for direct download and print delivery.
Additional images can be purchased from the gallery for £50 per digital file or the entire digital gallery for £150. When upgrading to the full gallery this is digital only. You will not receive
a full set of prints in the upgrade. Additional prints to the 4 included in the package can be purchased additionally. You will have 1 week from delivery date to select your 4
included images, at which time you will then be sent the high-resolution, non-watermarked images for you to keep. If you do not select your 4 chosen images within that time, I will choose my
favourite 4. Your 4 images will then be uploaded as high-resolution non-watermarked files for you to download from the gallery and your print order will be submitted with others from the
CAN WE GET FRAMED PRODUCTS OR ALBUMS?
Once you have viewed your online gallery of images you can place further orders for printed products with your selected images. I offer large, framed prints, wall stories (a collection of various sized framed prints), custom designed boutique layflat albums, birth announcements, thank you cards and a range of other premium products depending on your individual needs.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
I grant to the Photographer, Katherine Millard, the right to take photographs of myself and my children as deemed fit by the Photographer. I authorise the Photographer to copyright, use and publish the same in print and/or electronically. I agree that the Photographer may use such photographs for any lawful purpose; including for example such purposes as publicity, illustration, advertising, competitions and web content. If you do not agree to this clause please indicate by using the radio buttons above. Model release is a completely personal decision and your choice. I never name or tag clients unless they choose to themselves or without prior discussion and I am always sensitive in images I do share.
Upon payment, the Photographer will reserve the time and date agreed upon by both parties. Prices are non-negotiable and only guaranteed once the invoice has been paid. Payment can be made via cash, e-transfer and by paypal.
If your digital images are damaged or lost prior to viewing your gallery for any reason the Photographer will return the fee in full. No refunds will be given for dissatisfaction with your images. There are no refunds or exchanges on any digital products.
Images will be available for viewing and selection within 10 days of the session. The client will select their 4 favourite images for direct download and print delivery. Additional images can be purchased from the gallery for £50 per digital file or the entire digital gallery for £150. When upgrading to the full gallery this is digital only. You will not receive a full set of prints in the upgrade. Additional prints to the 4 included in the package can be purchased additionally. You will have 1 week from delivery date to select your 4 included images, at which time you will then be sent the high-resolution, non-watermarked images for you to keep. If you do not select your 4 chosen images within that time, I will choose my favourite 4. Your 4 images will then be uploaded as high-resolution non-watermarked files for you to download from the gallery and your print order will be submitted with others from the date.
Copyright & Reproduction
The Photographer shall own the copyright in all images created and shall have the exclusive right to make reproductions for, including but not limited to, marketing materials, portfolio use, competitions, sample products, editorial submissions and use, or for display within or on the Photographer’s website, Facebook or social media channels. It is understood that any duplication or alteration of original images is strictly prohibited without the written permission of the Photographer.
The Client shall only use the images, including digital files, in accordance with the permissions within this agreement. The Client’s images are for personal use only and shall not be submitted to contests, reproduced for commercial use or authorise any reproductions by parties other than the Photographer.
Your images may be used by me on my website and social media if you have consented to the model release. Model consent is 100% clients choice. Any images shared by the client on their social media or publications must clearly credit the photographer.
Weather & Illness Policy
In the event of bad weather conditions or illness the Photographer and Client will discuss and agree how best to proceed and if necessary reschedule the date.
If client requests to reschedule, or cancel this agreement 8 or more calendar days before the session date, the deposit will be applied to a mutually agreed upon rescheduled date. Cancellation within 7 days or less of the scheduled session or failure to show-up at a scheduled session will result in the deposit being forfeited.
Limitation of Liability
The Photographer's entire liability to the Client, above named models, or other companions for claim, loss, or injury arising from the Photographer’s performance or negligence is limited to a refund to the Client in the amount paid for services. If the Photographer is unable to perform this agreement due to illness, emergency, fire, casualty, strike, act of God or causes beyond the control of the Photographer, the Photographer and Client shall make every attempt to reschedule the session. If a reschedule is unable to be agreed upon, Photographer will return the deposit to the client and have no further liability. Further, if the Photographer is unable to deliver photographic materials due to technological malfunctions, including but not limited to camera and processing, or otherwise lost or damaged without fault of the Photographer, liability shall be limited. The Photographer reserves the right to cancel this contract for any reason. Care of children at outdoor locations and in-home is entirely the responsibility of the parent/carer. If a child climbs a tree I will be thinking about the photo opportunity. Please ensure you are comfortable with your surrounds at all times.
Back Up & Storage
It is the Client’s responsibility to keep copies of any digital files in more than one location, and frequently back the images up on another format such as a hard drive. After the images have been delivered to the Client, the Photographer assumes no responsibility for maintaining said images or keeping backup copies.
Images are edited at the Photographer’s discretion, and delivered prints may not include all images shot. The Photographer reserves the creative right to edit and release only those deemed creditable as professional in quality and within the Photographer’s artistic standards. It is prohibited for the Client or any other parties to make further creative edits to the photographs once the images have been delivered. Please note the RAW unedited files are never made available to the client unless otherwise agreed prior to the booking.