Your family shoot
Children are brilliant, aren’t they? Their motto is to play and have fun and I am totally onboard with that! As your Hertfordshire family photographer, I make sure that your photo shoot is relaxed; I connect with you and with the children, and then we simply play. There are likely to be lots of silly jokes and games and perhaps even the smallest amount of mischief. I am passionate about storytelling through my lens.
The photo shoot usually takes place at your home or at a beautiful outdoor location (I have lots of favourite places). Sessions last around an hour, depending on the age of your children – and more importantly on their mood. As a parent myself, with a background in teaching, I know that not all children want to play up to the camera, and I have lots of tricks up my sleeve to engage with them. Families often describe a photo shoot with me as being like a lovely walk with a friend.
After your session, I carefully edit your images to give them my signature style and ensure that they are perfect (digitally wiping knees and noses!). I have high standards when it comes to my final product so you can be proud of the photos that will grace your walls and albums. Finally, I upload your pictures to your own private online gallery so that you can choose your favourites.
Below you can find some of my more frequently asked questions, but if you would like to know more please do get in touch!
Alannah Hebbert – your Hertfordshire family photographer.
They are so perfect
‘Wow’ and ‘amazing’ don’t seem worthy enough words to describe what Alannah does. I saw the proofs of our photos and I’m not ashamed to say I cried because they are so perfect.
First you will need to choose your session, which covers the photography time on the day. This is usually 60-90 minutes depending on where we go, what the weather is like and importantly, what mood your children are in! I always factor in time for snacks, face wipes and even changes of clothes if necessary.
Weekday session fee: £70 Monday to Friday mornings, term time only
Weekend session fee: £90 Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays
When you have received your images, you can choose your photo package, depending on whether you love digitals, prints or beautiful wall art. The package prices are outlined below.
Alannah captured beautiful photos of all of us, especially my children. She made the kids at ease and they loved the photo shoot. The only difficult decision is narrowing down to which photos to get, we love them all.
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Err, so how do you pronounce your name?
Alannah rhymes with Hannah – it’s an Irish name meaning ‘sweetheart’ (I know!) and I’m named after my great aunt, who is an absolute wonder and lead the most adventurous and exciting life.
Hebbert, well, you can blame my husband for that one. Just know it is not ‘Herbert’ and you’ll be fine 😀