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Fathers Day Mini Session

Fathers Day Mini Session

Fathers Day Mini Sessions, Horsham, West Sussex.

Fathers Day is coming and we can all agree that 2020 has been a crazy year.  When we celebrated the New Year, none of us could’ve imagined that a couple months down the line we’d all be shut indoors, trying to keep our families safe.

Fathers Day Mini Sessions are for that special man in your life.  I want to help you remember Lockdown of 2020 and the special times that you had as a family.

This session can be purchased for Fathers Day and used at a later date.   I can provide you with a gift voucher to be given on the day and redeemed when lockdown is relaxed even more.

OUTDOORS

These sessions will be run outside, to ensure you are safe and to maintain a social distance.

If you have a large garden I can run the session from there, or alternatively it will be in a local beauty spot, such as Southwater Country Park.  Backdrops can either be natural or I can provide a plain one.

Who can be in the photos?

A  maximum of 6 people can be in the session.  This can be parents, children, grandparents, cousins, the choice is yours.  If you wish to have more people included, please get in touch so that we can discuss the options.

How does the session work?

Prior to your session we will discuss the best place to meet, normally in the Horsham area.  The great thing about outdoor sessions are that children tend to be more relaxed. Allowing us to get fun, smiley images.

Clothing plays a large part of the photos, therefore, I will give you some guidance on what to wear.  Although, ultimately, as long as you are all comfortable, it really doesn’t matter.

Being relaxed and having fun is definitely a main part of the session, as we really want to capture the love and happiness within your family.

 

PLEASE NOTE: These sessions are only valid until August 31 20120, unless lockdown is extended further.

What happens afterwards?

 

After the session I will edit your photos and provide you will an online gallery.  You will be able to choose your photos from the comfort of your own home, at your own leisure.

I do sell wall art and additional prints if you wish to purchase and photos for gifts.

For more information about Claire Wilders Photography please click HERE or you can email me at clairewildersphotography@gmail.com

Family Photography after lockdown… back open and taking bookings

Family Photography after lockdown… back open and taking bookings

Family photography after lockdown.. sessions now available as lockdown eases in Southwater, Sussex

Family photography after lockdown is more important than ever. Having been through such a tough few weeks as a family, why not celebrate and book a photo session?  We have all come to realise our families are extremely important and sadly during Covid 19 many people lost family members and wished they’d booked that last photo session.

 

Now that lockdown has eased slightly, I am available for outdoor family photo sessions around Horsham, West Sussex.

 

My studio space is not suitable for adhering to social distancing safely.  So, unless you have a large enough indoor space any session will need to be done outside.

 

It is still possible however to use backdrop.  The headshots below were all taken outside, on the same day, using various backdrops.  

Outdoor session venues

There are so many beautiful areas in Sussex!  I am happy to travel to your favourite area or can choose a suitable place for you.

Being outside is ideal for families because it enables your children to be free.  They are able to be themselves and play during the photo sessions.

Having a long lens means I am able to stay further back from your family.  Keeping you safe, at all times.  Also allowing you to interact with your children without me getting in the way.

 

If you would like to know more about a family session please click HERE to be taken to my family photo page.  If you would like to know more about head shots and personal branding please email me at clairewildersphotography@gmail.com

Can I book for later in the year?

Yes, I am taking bookings for later in the year, including Christmas and Autumn sessions.  I believe Claire Wilders Photography will get extremely busy as families update their photos, so it is important to book sessions as soon as possible.  If you are pregnant and wish to book your newborn session, we can discuss the options, so please do get in touch.  You will find more information on my newborn photography page HERE

How do we keep safe and are you following guidelines?

 

I will take all the necessary precautions when taking bookings and during sessions.  At the moment only 6 people from different families are allowed to meet so I will adhere to these rules too.  You as clients are extremely important to me and I intend to keep you safe.  As the numbers ease and we can meet in larger groups, I too will work to this.  

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Photographing children with special needs

Care is needed when photographing children with special needs

Here is a lovely review a friend wrote recently:

The background story.

A friends son has Autism and Tourette’s, so found it too overwhelming to have photos taken at school.  The environment was too noisy and he didn’t like having his photo taken in front of other people.

This was too much for, lets call him Peter, so his siblings have their memorable school photos but he doesn’t because the environment wasn’t suitable for him.

Photographing a school photography session for a child with special needs.

This is why last year, for the for first time they came to Claire Wilders Photography in Southwater, near Horsham.  For a bespoke school photo session. Peter came in and took his time to settle in slowly.  The session was then taken as his speed.  He was a little star and had his photos taken with his siblings and together they got some lovely photos of them ALL together.  It took a bit longer than the “allotted time” but that’s okay because it’s about creating a memory for the family and they deserve to have that photo, just like everyone else.

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So now they have that “normal” school photo.. like everyone else.

BUT…what is normal?

Is Peter not normal because he doesn’t like his photo being taken or is he completely normal because he doesn’t like his photo being take?   He just has extra needs. Every person on this page has had completely different needs because no child is the same.. even twins!

Family Photography Horsham, children with special needs

MOST children HATE having their photo taken..

Children, like Peter that have special needs may find having their photo taken a struggle because it’s too noisy and too intrusive.  Others hate sitting down too long BUT don’t most children?  Things children don’t like about photo sessions include having to look at the camera, hating their outfit or not liking a stranger making them do this and do that.  Some just hate having to be near their brothers and sisters!

 

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But this doesn’t mean they can’t have their photos taken.  It’s about adapting to the children.

This could include; playing with their toys, running around the woods or reading a book. Helping them to settle in, in whatever way they need. The session can be at your house, the park, their sports lesson, wherever they feel comfortable. (It also doesn’t cost you more if it’s in the local area)Party Photo Session Horsham, Family Photography Horsham

Any photographer will tell you kids photo sessions are very rarely a dream because children are not little robots.. BUT you will have some gorgeous photos at the end of it, showing their personality!

Mini Family Photo Sessions in Horsham.

Mini sessions are great because these only take around 20 minutes so families aren’t expected to “perform” for ages. Outdoor Mini Family Photography Sessions allow your children to burn up some energy on the walk to the location.  It’s also possible have a quick play and relax before the camera comes out.

Please do get in touch or feel free to head here to have a look at the Families Photography Page.

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None of the children on this page are models.

It’s about capturing emotions and personal moments.  Whatever they are; cuddles, splashing in a puddle, wearing a princess outfit.

Together we will decide the best environment to capture the perfect photos of your family.

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UPDATE…

Peter asked his mum if I can take his photos again this year because it’s much calmer for him and he prefers this to the crazy school environment.

If you wish to keep up to date with future offers and information you can also like my Facebook page by clicking Claire Wilders Photography 

 

MOTHERS DAY is coming… are you ready?  Let’s celebrate them all!

MOTHERS DAY is coming… are you ready? Let’s celebrate them all!

Mothers Day Photography sessions

 

Why are mothers day photography sessions important?  Let me ask you a question?  Are you one of the organised people that can think of awesome presents months in advance or are you the person that leaves it to the last moment?

Whichever you are, I can help…. because I am running photo sessions to celebrate Mothers Day.  We are all getting older and know that our parents won’t be around forever.  But do you have any recent photos of you and your mum? Or of you and your children? We all have the excuses, I want to lose weight, I hate having my photo taken but what if you didn’t have the photo to look back on? How would you feel?

You today are who your children will look back on and your mum today is looking her best.  Lets capture those beautiful memories with a Mothers Day Photography Session.   

 

Whether it is for:

Your own mum (or dad, if from a single parent family.. it’s a celebration remember), wife, girlfriend, nanny or grandma.  Daughter and her family or even just your children.  The choice is yours.

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I have sessions available…

How does the session work?

This day is about celebrating all mums, regardless of the age of their children, and all the amazing thing they do for us.

Whether you would like a voucher to be given on the day so that you can come at a later date as a family… or booking it prior to Mothers Day so that you can give the gift on the actual day.  The choice is yours.  This is a celebration of mums so feel free to bring three generations of families.  I want your Mothers Day Photo Session to be memorable day providing wonderful pieces of art that you can proudly show on your wall for many years to come.

 

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Where are the sessions held?

Depending on your family size session can be held at your home, in my home studio or outside in the garden or local park.  When booking a session together we can discuss the options and which one will work better for your family.

Wall Art will also be available to purchase and will include a 10% discount to celebrate our mums!

 

Please click HERE   to visit the Family Photography page for more information.  If you would like to get in touch please mention Mothers Day.

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Soul Sisters Craft Fayre

What a busy month its been.  Everyone seems to be super organised and getting their photo session booked so that they’ll have some beautiful Christmas presents.

I, however, am hoping to buy a few gifts this weekend when I’m attending the Soul Sisters Event at The Haven Centre in Crawley Down.  I will be running mini photo sessions but there will also be gift stalls, dancers, father christmas, entertainment for the children and much more.  All stalls are held by local female businesses so come along and share your support and grab some presents on the way…

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