FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY AND FILMS
FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY AND FILMS
These sessions are designed for those who would like to preserve family memories and create unique and beautiful family portraits and/or films which will act as a window back to these special moments for years to come.
What memories of your family would you cherish having documented at this time? Think of me as a friend coming over to hang out and I’m just bringing my camera with me.
Family Photo Session Includes:
• Pre-session consultation
• One-hour shoot at a location of your choosing
• Up to 5 family members
• Online gallery of 25+ images (a mix of candid photos + a few traditional family pictures), delivered straight to your inbox within 2 weeks after your session, OR in person session for ordering digital files, prints, albums and frames
A family photo session lasts up to 1 hour and is focused on capturing the true essence of your family. I shoot primarily with natural light and book my sessions either earlier in the morning or before sunset when the lighting is most ideal. Together we will choose the location for the shoot. If you choose to have your session at home I shoot those mid morning to early afternoon. All you need to do is to simply interact with your family and I will guide you how to do so. Trust me the whole experience is going to be fun and enjoyable! A %25 non-refundable retainer will be invoiced to secure your session date, payable online at your convenience. The retainer covers my time only and does not include digital images or prints.
Family Film + Photo session Includes:
• Pre-session consultation
• 4-hour shoot at a location of your choosing
• Up to 5 family members
• Online gallery of 25+ images or in person session for ordering digital files, prints, albums and frames
• A hand crafted short film that captures real-life memories telling a story of your family set to thoughtfully hand selected licensed music
Film sessions last up to 4 hours, which gives you plenty of time to do your normal routine while I’m there. Usually we'll chat in advance to have a pretty general idea of what you’d like filmed and photographed. I’ll put together a game plan for our time together and I'll do my best to create the ultimate keepsake for your family you will LOVE.
A Few Things To Keep In Mind:
• The full session fee is payable when the contract is signed
• There is a 10% discount off packages for families who sign model releases.
• Families are responsible for any transportation fees or additional fees (admission to museums, parks, ferry tickets, Uber, bus, food, etc.) during the session.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Still have some questions? Here are answers to the questions we receive most frequently:
We've never been professionally photographed before. Will we need to look at the camera a lot?
The reality is, lifestyle photography gives you the freedom to relax and let go of perfection and the best way I have found to achieve that is to just let you be you! However I am going to guide and direct you into pleasing poses that ultimately demonstrate the connection within your family.
Is it any different with film + photo sessions? Will we have to be posed or asked to do something special for the camera?
When creating portraits and shooting film for a storytelling session I prefer to take an unobtrusive, documentary approach when telling the story of your day. I capture moments naturally as they unfold, so there is no need to direct your words or expressions towards the camera at all. You can simply relax and be yourselves, and leave everything to me. You can simply enjoy every moment, be present with your family, and let me do what I do best... capture your everyday!
What should we wear to our session?
Most important tip. Be yourself!! If you don't usually wear dressy clothing, don't. If your daughter hates dresses, don't put her in a dress. If your son can't stand wearing button down shirts, don't put him in one. You can find clothing that fits your style that is clean, nice, and comfortable. That doesn't mean that you shouldn't dress your best, but it does mean that you can dress your best in your own style. So, here are a few things to follow to get dressed for a successful photo shoot:
- Coordinate, don't match: when thinking about colors, choose colors that compliment each other, you do want to make sure you are wearing similar tones.
- Stay away from graphics and florescent colors: please!! don't let your kids wear those athletic shirts that are bright neon orange or yellow. What that means is that your kids face will be bright neon orange or yellow.
- Graphics tend to go out of style so I suggest staying away from them.
- Dress in layers: layers add interest but also allow for removing clothing if it gets warm. Think scarfs, hats, vests, cardigans, tights, blazers, jackets...
How to prepare my children for a photo shoot?
I got you covered, I have a few tips that will help to ease some of your worries and get the most out of your family photo shoot experience right here.
Will you give me the SD card with all the pictures from the session?
While we would love you to have all of the images from the photo shoot, the result of our work is a collection of beautifully edited pictures that we are proud of and we will not give away any unedited pictures in any form (SD card, RAW files, etc.).
Where does my photo shoot take place?
All my sessions take place on location - I drive to you and we take pictures either at your home or out and about, whichever you prefer, – such as the park, the beach, or the woods – and I have photographed in a variety of locations. I recommend visiting places that have a resonance for you as a family, as this will produce pictures that will remind your children not of the day of the photo shoot, but of the day spent playing on the bandstand, or the beach you always went to, or their favorite climbing tree. The sessions are designed to capture your lives as you live them, so the choice of location is up to you – as long as there are no restrictions on photography, I'm happy to take pictures pretty much anywhere.
What happens if it’s raining on the day of my photo session?
I can understand why this would be a concern, the last thing you want is to book a family session only to have it pouring rain the whole time! It rains in Amsterdam. A lot. Like every single day (most of the time). So if you are really concerned about weather then we will keep your photo session date flexible. If there is a little rain here and there then expect a great shoot. Don’t worry too much and pack a change of clothes, some towels and maybe a cute, color coordinated umbrella, and be prepared to have a fantastic time at your photo session!
We don't live in Amsterdam, do you mind traveling?
I love to travel and I shoot a number of clients in various cities and countries. I'd love to hear from you, get in touch with me to know my travel rates.
When will I receive my photos and film??
We will send you a link with your personalized private photo gallery via email within 2 weeks after your shoot. Your high resolution images will be delivered on a USB stick via post within 2 weeks after the invitation to your gallery is sent. If you booked a family film + photos - within 6-8 weeks after your shoot. Once you access the link, you will be able to download the photos directly to your smartphone or computer to share with your friends and family!
At Anita Perminova Portrait and Films I believe in power of prints.
Please, let us print your images at a professional lab using the correct color profiles and highest archival quality materials, we also choose the suitable paper for your images to complete the look you want to create. Allow us to finish the vision for your images by creating a beautiful work of art for you. Ask yourself if and how you will print those digitals before going the DIY route.
AND... because I believe your photographs are heirlooms, destined to be given to your children one day, a complimentary duo portfolio with a USB stick is included in your family session.