“OUR FAMILY STORY”
I+V SIGNATURE FAMILY DOCUMENTARY SESSIONS
“Life doesn’t happen only in the grand events and the momentous occasions, it happens in those little everyday times, and it’s those in-between times that shape us and make our family.”
What would YOUR Family Story say?
Imagine sitting down with your children in 25 years from now, on the eve of their wedding day, and they ask you to tell them about your family life and their childhood years, what would you tell them? What would you show them?
If it were my children I would want them to know all about the ‘everyday’ tales of their life. I would tell them stories about the house they grew up in, about the cupboards they would play many hours of hide and seek in, about that favourite t-shirt that they always wanted to wear regardless of how covered in dinner it was. I would tell them about how they sat down for every meal at the dinner table right next to their brother, how the eldest would help cut up his younger brother’s dinner for him, and how they would always race to finish first. I would tell them about how their Daddy and I tucked them into bed each night and talked with them about their day, and about how they liked to kiss my hand if we were out and holding hands. I would help them remember how their mummy and daddy looked when they were growing up, and tell them how full of love our family life was.
Oh, this is just the tip of the iceberg, there are so many things that I would want them to know about their childhood and our family. – I still remember enjoying looking through my own childhood photo albums, do you?
At Indigo and Violet, telling family stories through beautiful photography is my reason for being. Pure and simple.
Our ‘ordinary days’ are in fact not ordinary at all. They are intricate and fascinating, and they are the very building-blocks of who we are. They tell the story of who we choose to love, and how we choose to spend our time. They are the foundations on which we grow our family, and they are the anchor for our busy lives. They are the days and the moments that are most true to who we are and sadly they are also the most easily forgotten. These ‘ordinary days’ tell the story of our family; of our habits and of our heart. This story is the most important of all. THIS is why I have created the Our Family Story family documentary sessions.
Indigo and Violet Photography was founded on the principle of providing beautiful, natural, and, most of all, REAL, family photography. I take great pride in offering these unique storytelling documentary sessions as they are so important.
FAMILY DOCUMENTARY SESSIONS DETAILS
The documentary family photography session fee is £120 for a session of up to two hours.
This fee is for your time with me, your professional photographer, on the day of your session, but also for the time I spend planning and preparing for your session, comprehensive insurance and professional equipment, and also the time I spend editing your beautiful images afterwards, and more. The session fee does not include products, such as any prints you might like to keep. (Prints start at £23.) Most families who have a Family Documentary session choose to keep all their images (100 images+), the cost for this is £400.
The documentary family session is set at ‘up to two hours’ in order to ensure our time is not rushed. If you would like longer, in order to have everyone fully relax (as this is when the magic happens!) or so that we can venture out to a park or go on a trip together for instance, then additional hours are then charged at £45 an hour.
If you live further than 20 miles from DE23 1QA, then modest travel costs will need to be added to the session fee at a rate of £0.25 per mile.
If you would like to discuss any ideas you might have, or wish to put together an alternative package, or would like for me to document a very special event, like a birthday or a family get together, please don’t hesitate to get in touch! (I love parties!)
THE FAMILY DOCUMENTARY SESSIONS PORTFOLIO
Where better to capture the essence of your family than at your own home? Our home is the heart of our family unit and it is filled with memories and mementos that are really important to us and who we are. An Indigo and Violet photoshoot in your own home, garden and favourite places will be one that is treasured, and will prove to be a very special keepsake for future generations to come!