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Family photographer in Essex? Newborn photographer in Essex?

One of the things we are asked most often is “Do you do family shoots” or “Do you do newborn shoots”

As such, we thought we’d address this in a post. Unfortunately family and newborn sessions are not something that we currently offer to clients. We also don’t have any plans to introduce these services.

Specialists in Wedding photography

For the last 6 years we have decided to specialise in wedding photography as this is what we enjoy photographing most. Being a specialist in a particular area allows us to focus all our time and attention on our wedding couples, meaning we can provide the best possible service for them. It also means that each year (if we’re lucky) our calendar is full of wedding bookings, leaving little time for much else March-November.

The nature of family and newborn photography can mean that is it unpredictable. Babies arrive when they’re good and ready, children get chicken pox, other things come up. It’s all part of normal family life. Sadly, this doesn’t often play out too well around a diary full of weddings, and a lack of flexibility doesn’t make a great service provider.

Six years of shooting weddings has meant we’ve developed a very specific workflow, routine and timeframe for getting our work done and sadly, introducing these kinds of services just doesn’t fit in with this.

Doing what you love

We’re big advocates for doing something you love. It’s the best thing about being self employed. It’s lovely to have the opportunity to do something different and step outside your comfort zone every once in awhile, but we feel we’d just not enjoy it half as much if we did these things often. At present, we shoot perhaps one or two non-wedding jobs a year for close family or friends…mostly because they’re close enough to use tactical pester power!

However, we are always more than happy to pass on recommendations for other photographers that we know will do a fantastic job for our clients and anyone else interested in booking us for these services. We can highly recommend Jennie, of Jennifer Louise – Lifestyle photography

We have worked alongside Jennie for the last 6 years and she is absolutely lovely. Relaxed, friendly and talented. She also has 2 little girls of her own, so she’s been there and done it all before. She’s a natural with children (and adults) and we know she’d do an absolutely fantastic job. Please feel free to contact Jennie directly.

Sam & Louise photography

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