When you have children you want to capture them growing up with perfect professional photos that make your heart smile whenever you look at them. Baby E was in neonatal after she was born so we didn’t have any cute newborn photos and I was keen to make up for lost time, though I thought it was too expensive to do on a regular basis. But, I’ve found a wonderful local solution which means you can regularly have PROFESSIONAL photos taken at an AFFORDABLE price, right here in the Peak District.
Since our first photoshoot with the wonderful Whitebox Photography we have been back many times and I’m always spreading the word about the fabulous Liam who runs the local franchise. Here are my top five reasons for loving a Whitebox photoshoot:
A Whitebox photoshoot is LESS THAN £50. I’ve written that in capitals and bold to emphasis the point – people never believe me! To reserve a photo slot is only £15, so if on the day your children are sick and you can’t go, not too much money has been wasted. When researching online, most other shoots seemed to cost a couple of hundred, this is much more affordable. And at such a great price, you can have regular shoots!
At the end of the shoot you are given a CD with ALL the photos. So there’s no need to um and ah over selecting just 5 pictures (which happens with some photographers) and it means can print them, or share online, whatever you want. We have family all around the UK and abroad so it’s great to easily share photos.
Liam and his assistant make you and the family feel at ease. There are props for photos, toys to amuse the children and if you’re quick you can have an outfit change! Liam is there to get the most out of you so you’re happy with the photos.
Each shoot is about 15 minutes. That doesn’t sound long, but try grinning for 15 minutes or keeping children happy to pose for that length of time! I’m always amazed at the number of photos you get in 15 minutes – on average we have had about 100 each time. Also it’s just the right length of time for children to stay engaged.
There are so many ways you can enjoy the photos afterwards
We are always thrilled with the photos and have used them in many different ways:
Large print family photo
Framed by Aperture Picture Framing in Buxton (a GREAT framers, he matched this frame to another we had)
Printed onto canvas
And displayed on our dresser – we use Photobox
Framed for us to have in our offices at work
Printed copies to pass to nursery
So E could show off her family
Thank you cards
After A was born
Digital magnets made by Sticky9
So E can play with them on our fridge
Turned into a beautiful illustration
By the local artist Elizabeth Furness to go next to the pencil drawing of her daddy
Whitebox Photography is coming to Buxton again at the end of February 2016, you can book a slot online.
I will share our photos after the shoot!
Happy posing 😉