Family photography in Lucerne
„Don’t shoot what it looks like. Shoot what it feels like.”
David Alan Harvey
I find beauty in little things, in the perfect imperfections of families as they are. I believe that the cuddles, the vulnerable emotions and the connections are those moments to be remembered. Take the time to slow down, to create beautiful memories that will last forever. Family photo session is a unique artistic story of each family, we will work together on wardrobe styling and color combination to get an overall harmonic and natural look.
I usually start work about 1-2 hours before sunset. At this time the colors of nature and light create an almost magic ambience.
If you would like to receive more information about the session, follow the link below.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME FOR A FAMILY PHOTOSHOOT?
Any time is suitable for a family photo shoot. These memories become more valuable as your children grow older.
A photo shoot for the whole family is always a great experience for the little ones as well for adults. Capture moments and generations in one photo and remember them for years to come.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN A FAMILY PHOTOSHOOT?
Everyone who is family to you and with whom you want to keep memories forever! Grandparents, friends, godparents, all family members are welcome!
DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH MORE FAMILIES/GENERATIONS TOGETHER?
Yes, of course, with pleasure!
I kindly ask you to fill out the contact form and I will be happy to send you an offer.
HOW DO YOU ORGANIZE THE FAMILY PHOTOSHOOT?
I normally start the session with some posed photos, everybody looking at the camera is the first picture I take to break the ice.
I will then explore more emotional and storytelling pictures taking a step back and simply look how you and the kids interact.
You can be completely relaxed, I will still guide you, there will be moments of joy and play, laughs and maybe some tears, let the kids be themselves making them comfortable and familiar in front of the camera.
I take photos of the whole family as well as just the kids with both mum and dad, some pictures just mum with kids and then dad with kids.
WHAT HAPPENS IF MY CHILD DOES NOT BEHAVE?
Children are children! Even if the session is well planned, a child may still not want to “play his part”.
I recommend that you as parents stay calm and don’t lose your nerves. I will find the beauty in the chaos and capture unique moments.
Of course, we can also take a short break any time, something to drink and a small snack always help.
A tip that always works: prepare a small gift for your children, that they will receive after the photoshoot if they behave well.
WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR TO OUR FAMILY SHOOTING?
As soon as your appointment is booked I will send you an Outfit Guide with color combinations, ideas and tips in how to choose the clothes.
I have a wide range of outfits and accessories for little girls (from 2 to 11 years old). If you would like to see the dresses, I will be happy to send you pictures of them.
If you want to shop before the shooting, I have collected some preferred shops for you in my guide.
WHAT DO WE NEED TO BRING TO OUR FAMILY SHOOTING?
I always recommend enough water and a small snack that won’t leave stains on your clothes. Mosquito spray in summer is a must!
DO YOU USE PROPS IN FAMILY PHOTOSHOOTS?
For family phootshoots I always have a blanket with me and small vintage toys. Soap bubbles are a must, the kids (and parents) love them.
For a special photo shoot with decoration (flowers, baskets, ..) you can have a look in the “Birthday” or “Children” portfolios.
HOW CAN WE PREPARE FOR OUR FAMILY SHOOTING?
You can quietly prepare the outfits for the whole family and send me photos so that we can find the best combination.
Hands will always be visible in the photos and in many close-up shots. Before the shoot, please check if the hands of all family members look well-groomed.
Your children should have slept well. If our planned photo shooting time slightly overlaps your kids’ afternoon nap, it’s better to postpone it a bit so that everyone has slept well.
It’s better not to make big plans or run errands the morning before the shoot.
Make sure no one comes hungry. And just have a small snack in your pocket for emergencies.
Tell the children that you organized an adventure and Sara would document it so that the family will have lovely memories for the future.
The children have to be themselves; they don’t always have to laugh or look at the camera, it’s actually best to have no instructions at all so that the shooting flows naturally and everyone has fun.
WHAT HAPPENS IF SOMEONE GETS SICK?
This happens often with children. Please take enough time to get healthy again. A photo shoot with sick children is never successful! No worries, we’ll find an alternative date.
- 10 photos
- Any additional photo Chf 30.-
- 15 photos
- Any additional photo Chf 25.-
- 20 photos
- Any additional photo Chf 20.-
What the fee includes:
– Delivery of the hand edited digital photos included in your package (jpeg format, high resolution).
– My assistance in the wardrobe selection.
– A useful guide with higlights on how to style and choose the proper clothes & colours for your session.
– All the props/material of my inventory used for the session.
– Wide choice of girls outfits (form 2 years old) and accessories at your disposal.
– 1 photo gratis of your choice if you let me publish (social media, webpage, participation in photography competitions) some photos of your gallery.
– Prices up to 5 family members, for each additional family member: Chf 30.-.
Additional photos (only valid with large package)
- 10 photos
- 15 photos
- 20 photos