Head Shots Photography

Head Shots Photography

Head Shot Photography Horsham, West Sussex

,It was so lovely to meet Steve for his headshot photo session.

He is a professionally trained Clinical Hypnotherapist wanting to help his clients meet a wide range of goals.  These include: quitting smoking, weight loss, phobias, confidence, exam nerves, and IBS, to name a few. His aim is to provide a solution focussed approach, centred on you, the client.

 

If you’re looking for someone to help you meet your goals, through hypnotherapy, please click HERE. Steve is a very approachable person and is extremely easy to chat to.  His sessions can either be in person or in the comfort of your own home, via zoom.

 

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Headshot sessions can be daunting for lots of people. We aren’t used to the focus being solely on us and we don’t always like to be in front of the camera.  My job as the photographer is to put you at ease, to allow you to have a range of images for your website and social media.

 

claire wilders photography

Your own branding or headshot session

£75 for 3 digital images.  Retouched up to 3 times.  Extra digital images can be purchased at £50 per image

Together we will discuss the options for your session, whether you would prefer formal or casual images. Head shots or personal branding, to show your business and what you would like included.

Not many of us enjoy being in front of the camera, so, I will work with you to ensure you feel relaxed and get the images that you love.  I am happy to continue until you are happy so the session could last anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour depending on your goal.

After the session I will then send you the digital images on a private gallery, where you can choose your favourites.  We can then discuss any further “touch up” work that you would like.

If you would like to discuss your options for a session please get in touch using the contact form below. Or feel free to call me on 07904 980885.

Contact Claire to chat about a Head Shot/Branding Photo Session

For more information on Claire Wilders Photography please click HERE to head to my homepage.

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What is a cake smash?

What is a cake smash?

What is a cake smash?

 

celebration

A 1st birthday cake smash session, is a celebration of your babies 1st year!  So much has changed and life has been crazy! But you have all survived and you have the most amazing little baby that is growing up so fast!! This is not only a birthday celebration but also a celebration of making it through your 1st year.

The session is split into 4 parts… family photos, individual photos, cake smash and finally the clean up.. ALL for ONE price!

 

family photos

The first part of the cake smash session is to capture some gorgeous photos of you all together.  Celebrating that first year!

 

Cake Smash Birthday Session

the birthday child

 

Prior to presenting the cake, is a great time to capture some cute photos of your little one, surrounded by banners and balloons.  I like to keep my set ups simple, so that the birthday child is centre stage!

 

Cake Smash Birthday Session
Cake Smash Birthday Session
Cake Smash Birthday Session

 the cake smash

 

This is the part where the cake comes out.  Now this doesn’t actually have to be cake. 

It can be a bowl full of their favourite fruit, a donut or muffin, their favourite snack.. whatever you want. 

One of the little girls above had a raspberry cake… she completely ignored the cake and went straight for the raspberries!!  The look on her face was priceless and she just grabbed a handful (see below left)!  In the end we had to remove some of them, to stop her eating the whole lot and making herself ill.  

Cake Smash Birthday Session
Cake Smash Birthday Session
Cake Smash Birthday Session

the clean up

For some children, they’re not bothered about the cake BUT they do LOVE the bubble bath!

 

This is a time for your children to play in the warm bubble bath and enjoy some splashing around.  Some manage to make huge puddles around my studio but watching their little faces is a picture..

What is a 1st birthday cake smash?
Cake Smash Birthday Session
H&M wrap dress
Cake Smash Birthday Session
Cake Smash Birthday Session
what is a 1st birthday cake smash?

booking a session…

 

If you would like to book a cake smash session or would like more information, please click HERE and you will be taken to my cake smash page.  All prices are shown.  Normally, I say you will receive around 30 photos but quite often this can be more as we capture your child enjoying the session…. even when they don’t they still look cute though…

 

Cake Smash Birthday Session

A few more of my favourites from sessions so far this year…..

Cake Smash Birthday Session
Cake Smash Birthday Session
Cake Smash Birthday Session
what is a 1st birthday cake smash?
what is a 1st birthday cake smash?
what is a 1st birthday cake smash?
Cake Smash Birthday Session
Cake Smash Birthday Session
Cake Smash Birthday Session

Price List and Products

Price List and Products

PRICE LIST AND PRODUCTS

Some people have mixed feelings about having your price list and products online for clients to see but if I’m buying something, I like to know if it is within my budget before speaking to anyone.

Booking a photo session with the correct photographer is so important.  Not only do you want to feel connected to them and like their style but you also need to know that they are within your budget.  As my new client, I want my photos to be within your budget because images are so much more special when printed, rather than just being viewed on a phone.  The memory is there to see when hanging on your wall.

Listed below are the prices lists for sessions and products that I offer.   I am more that happy to discuss additional products and requirements if they are not listed below, so please do get in touch.

PRICE LIST

For family, newborn, cake smash and maternity sessions the price is set into two parts.

First of all you pay for the session fee and then you choose either the package or bespoke photos/wall art.

60-90 minute session £50

3hr newborn session £65

product and price list for Claire Wilders Photography

PACKAGES

10 Images Collection

£195

10 beautifully edited images saved to a lovely wooden USB

10 matching images up to 7x5in

ALL Images Collection

£295

ALL beautifully edited images saved to a lovely wooden USB

5 matching images up to A4

Print Collection & ALL Images

£375

ALL beautifully edited images saved to a lovely wooden USB

Plus a Premium print collection in a stunning Folio Box

(10 mounted images up to A4)

Stunning Wall Art & ALL Images

£450

All beautifully edited images saved to a wooden USB

PLUS choose from either:

A stunning large multi-aperture frame with up to 9 images (30x40inch)

OR

A beautiful linen 20-page photo album box set with matching USB

OR

A gorgeous mosaic bevel print block with up to 5 images (25x25inch)

Claire Wilders Photography Products

ADDITIONAL PRINTS

 7×5 in                             £20

10x8in                           £25

A4                                   £35

16x12in                         £50

20x16in                         £65

30x20in                         £90

CANVAS (20mm thickness)

10x8in                          £95

12x10in                        £125

16x12in                         £135

24x16in                        £150

30x20in                        £180

Claire Wilders Photography products

PHOTOBOOK/MOSAIC BEVEL/MULTI APERTURE

ONLY £195 each

(when purchased in addition of a package)

price list and products by claire wilders photography

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

Head Shots 

£75 (£50 per additional client)

includes 3 digital images

Session 30 minutes, can include outfit changes and basic retouching.

Additional touch ups £10 per image.

Extra digital images £50 per image.

Bespoke Sessions

£250 – 1st hour and includes the digital images.  Basic editing included.
£100 – Additional hours 

Additional retouches £10

bespoke school photos

From £10

family mini sessions

£99

Available in the Spring, Autumn and Christmas.

Lasting 20-30 minutes

Sessions include 3 digital images

To be on the waiting list please email clairewildersphotography@gmail.com 

To find more information on your chosen session please click on the following links to take you to the correct page: Family photo sessions, newborn baby session, maternity session, cake smash and birthday sessions.

If you require more information regarding my price list and products please do get in touch at clairewildersphotography@gmail.com

 

What to wear for a bluebell photo session

What to wear for a bluebell photo session

choosing your outfits

 

colours

What to wear for a bluebell photo session doesn’t have to be stressful.  It is about choosing one outfit and linking all of the rest.

I love neautral colours with one main colour. For example:

Blues, whites and tans.

Yellow, blues and whites.

Burgendy and neautral colours etc

 

patterns or no patterns

It is also important to not have lots of different patterns.  Ideally choose one small pattern and work the other outifts around this.  For example, if dad wears a check shirt, pick colours from that to dress everyone else.

 

textures & accsesories

Textures also look fantastic when mixing outifts.  Chunky knitwear and scarves can be a great addition.

 

 

what to wear for a bluebell photo session

Below I have chosen some outfits which will give you a few ideas…

FOR MUM – I POPPED OVER TO NEXT

Next Maxi Dress
Next beige cardigan
Next Blue dress

and h&m

what to wear for a blueblell photo session
H&M ladies playsuit
H&M wrap dress
Family Bluebell sesion

for older girls I decided to head over to shein

 

Shein has a wide range of outfits so I wanted to find something that would look great but would also link with the rest of the family.

Lots of teenage girls currently like to show off some skin, so I decided to included some chunky over sized cardigans, to give an elegant look.  These can also be paired up with crop tops or shorter skirts.

Teenage girl outfit Shein
Shein Teenage Dress
Shein trouser suit
Shein denim skirt
Shein white blouse
Shein chunky cardigan - blue
Claire Wilders Photography Bluebells

whereas for younger girls i went to h&m

Girls Play suit H & M
H&M Yellow cardigan - young girl
H&M Girls dress
Claire Wilders Photography Bluebells

and the boys, i also stayed at h&m

For the males, their outifts are pretty similar as linen trousers or chinos look great on them both.  Paired with a linen shirt or jumper and they look gorgeous.  Younger boys can even be in a smart pair of shorts with braces.

H&M boys blue chinos
H&M Mens blue linen shirt
H&M mens jumper blue
H&M little boys linen outfit
Mens linen trousers
H&M mens linen shirt

I really hope this has given you a few ideas about what to wear for a bluebell photo session but please do get in touch if you have any more questions.  You can even visit my Pinterest page for a few more ideas.

 

For more information on a family photo session please head over to my family sessions page by clicking HERE

Family Bluebell sesion
Claire Wilders Photography Bluebells-2

the portrait masters award

the portrait masters award

The Portrait Masters award

Lockdown for photographers has meant we’ve had a crazy year with very little work.  Being a non essential business we had to close down early and still aren’t open.

 

the portrait masters award

lockdown life..

In amongst home-schooling, providing snacks, entertaining my children, walking the dog, updating my website and keeping the house from turning into a complete bomb sight, I decided to enter some of my photos to a very prestigious photography competition.

what is the portrait masters award?

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Sue Bryce is one of the worlds biggest names in portrait photography and her work is AMAZING!  As a photographer trainer,  The Portrait Masters Award was created to allow photographers to submit their work to be judged by a panel of international expert judges.  Enabling them the chance to win prizes, accreditation points, and awards. The accreditation program, is for portrait photographers of all genres and is  recognition of ‘high professional standard.’To find out more about this award please click HERE to visit Sue Bryce Education website.

the portrait masters award

why enter?

 

Entering competitions is a great way to help us grow and rather than competing against other photographers.  It is about improving your own ability.

Photographing a family is about capturing a feeling.  To me, it’s more about the love between a family and spending time together.  Recording a precious moment in time.  It’s not about getting the perfect pose, it’s about your family connection. Capturing YOU together and creating a memory for you, to look back on with happiness!

Whereas, for a competition all the details need to be perfect, right down to the smallest part.

Because I was in lockdown, I chose to include 2 photos from newborn sessions and 2 photos of my children.   Not everything is perfect but I do love these photos. (For example my sons socks definitely did not match the rest of his outfit).

the results

Choosing these four images meant it showed a variety of work that I do.  Each photo is judge by 5 different photographers from around the world and the result is an average of these scores.  To be awarded a Bronze you must score over 70 points.

Waiting for the scores to come out was very tense.  But I couldn’t believe it, I was SO excited!  I had been given a Bronze in all four images.  I was expecting to be given a score under 70 but really hoped I’d get at least one bronze.  So I was completely shocked to get four!  And even more surprised that one of them was only one point away from a Bronze distinction!

This means that my photographs have been recognised to be of a professional standard by some of the worlds top photographers. 

I am so proud of myself and my two amazing children, who are always there to support me.  They are often dragged out to help me and rarely complain! 

 Next time, I will definitely set out to capture some “competition specific” photos to see if I can improve my score, so feel free to watch this space…

If you would like to book a photography session, when we come out of lockdown please head over HERE to my main website where you can find more information.

 

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