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WELCOME GUIDE

Natural, Romantic & Colourful Images

Thank you for your interest in Rosanna Goddard Photography. If you’re reading this that means you’re either thinking about choosing Rosanna Goddard Photography to capture your family’s memories or you’ve already booked your RGP session, either way I’m delighted to work with you!

Throughout this guide you’ll find all the information you need to guide you through the complete RGP experience. You’ll learn how to prepare for your session, what to expect and all about the pricing and viewing appointment! We have created each step to give you the full service photography experience you deserve.

Do you have an iPhone, hard drive, disk or flash drive full of pictures? Raise your hand if not one of thoes pictures have ever been printed? Did you say ‘yes’ to both questions? Rosanna Goddard Photography strives to make sure that neither of these two things happen!

RGP is a full service boutique photography business. Our goal is to make sure you not only have an amazing session that leaves you with fun memories but also to provide you with heirloom quality products that will last a lifetime. No more files hidden away in drawers for no one to see.

** Due to COVID-19 we are now displaying your final photos through an online gallery so your viewing appointment will be in a safe and comfortable environment in your own home. We also have an online shop so you will be able to purchase our collections and digital images through your gallery which is password protected**.

About two weeks after your session you will have your viewing and design appointment where you will get to see all of your images for the first time. We will work to create amazing products to showcase your entire session. From wall art to albums, RGP has a full range of products to meet all of your needs! 

I’m guessing that right now you’re saying “But I want the digital images!”. Don’t worry I completely understand where you’re coming from. I value digital images as much as you do (otherwise I wouldn’t have a stack of hard drives filled with precious family memories!). RGP offers collections that include digital images along with the quality products for your family to enjoy. You’ll get the best of both worlds AND get them for a lower price when they’re combined in a collection. So now it’s time to grab a cup of coffee and scroll down through these pages. Learn how, together, we’ll create an experience of a lifetime!

Rosanna xx
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We had a great time during our photoshoot. We are really happy with the photographs and looking forward to sharing them with the family worldwide!

Carolina – Lifestyle Family Portrait Photography

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YOUR FAMILY LIFESTYLE SESSION

Our family lifestyle sessions are truly a memorable experience and are a great way to enjoy yourselves in the great outdoors. This is a lovely way to see your children interacting naturally in their own environment. Your session usually lasts approximately 1 hour at a local location of your choice. This could be a special place that you love spending time with your family; beside the river, amongst bluebells, in the woods, walking through beautiful fields in the countryside, the possibilities are endless. I also love dogs so if you have a dog, feel free to bring them along as they are part of the family too!

Our family sessions normally take place either in the morning, starting early to take advantage of the best natural light, also this is when your little ones have most of their energy! Families with older children can take advantage of the evening ‘Golden Hour’ for stunning images, approx. 2 hours before sunset.

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PLANNING YOUR SESSION
Are you dreading planning your session?

Are you dreading trying to get all the kids to smile?

Don’t worry, your session is going to be fun! Here are a few tips as we begin to plan your session. Remember that I’m here with you through the whole thing so be sure to relax and let things flow!

– When we’re deciding on a location think about places you and your family LOVE spending time together and have the most fun. This could be your garden, the beach, a favourite park, woodland walks or at the National Trust! Wherever it is we’ll make sure to capture your family being your family and having FUN!

– When choosing outfits refer to the “What to Wear” portion of this guide and remember it’s likely you can choose right from your own wardrobe.

– Stressed about convincing your child (or husband) to give the perfect smile? Don’t worry, I’ve got it covered. The best thing you can do to help make this happen is to relax and let me handle it. I pride myself on taking the time to get to know your family, to play and have fun. During this time I’ll grab the fun candids but also convince your child that they like me enough to smile for those perfect shots!

A LOCATION THAT YOU LOVE SPENDING TIME TOGETHER
PLANNING YOUR OUTFITS
RELAX, HAVE FUN AND ENJOY YOUR RGP EXPERIENCE

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WHAT TO WEAR
Deciding what to wear for your session can seem a little daunting. Following these simple tips will help you choose the perfect outfits for your session with ease. Don’t forget to check your wardrobe first!

For more inspiration on what to wear please visit my Pinterest page.

DO’S

– Choose a colour scheme based on where you’d like to hang these photos. E.G. If you’re planning on a living room wall display and your living room is decorated in earth tones choose colours that will coordinate.

– Layer up. The more layers the better. Jumpers, scarves, jewellery, jacket layers create visual interest and add texture throughout your photos. They’re a great addition.

– Pay attention to your shoes. A pair of trainers mixed in with cute boots and dress shoes can be an eye sore in your photos. Try to stick with neutral shoes for the whole family.

– Stay comfortable! Especially for mum, pick something you love and build around that. Wear something you’re comfortable sitting, standing, running and playing in.

 DON’TS

– Match. Leave jeans and white t-shirts and instead choose a colour scheme and coordinate.

– Be afraid of patterns. Polkadot, florals and stripes can be overwhelming when all paired together but mixing in a few patterns here and there are another great way to add some interest to you photo session.

– Wear logos. As much as shoes can be an eye sore so can a big logo across a t-shirt. Try to steer clear of sports or brand logos or sayings across the front of your shirt. Again, this takes the attention away from the family and brings the eye right to the t-shirt and can date your photos.

– Don’t over think it! You want your family to look like your family, so don’t stress too much about the outfits. Be sure to have fun with it.

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The photos that you took are amazing. I thought your friendliness and customer service was outstanding and this is the reason that I would use your service in the future. Our framed photos look so good and they are exactly what we wanted. Thank you very much! ”

Billy – Lifestyle Family Portrait Photography

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AFTER YOUR SESSION

** Due to COVID-19 we are now displaying your final photos through an online gallery so your viewing appointment will be in a safe and comfortable environment in your own home. We also have an online shop so you will be able to purchase our collections and digital images through your gallery which is password protected**.

Approximately 2 weeks after your session your images will be ready to view! We’ll schedule your Viewing & Ordering appointment at the same time we book in your family session to make sure you see your images as soon as possible. At your Viewing session you’ll see all of your images for the first time.  It’s definitely something to get excited about! Your Viewing session will take place at our studio and I’ll show you a gorgeous slideshow of your images.

After you’ve experienced the slideshow you’ll have some time to go through all of your images and take a look at all of the product samples. Seeing everything in person will really give you a sense of what products are most important to you. Our most popular products are our storyboard frames and albums! You’ll be able to ask any questions and there is no hard sell to purchase anything.

Our collections below have been put together to give you the absolute best quality products for the best value. Our collections are available at your Viewing session only. No need to worry if the products in the offered collections don’t fit your needs, as I can create a bespoke collection for you. Please let me know before your viewing day if this is something you require.

The goal of the Viewing session is to finalise your order so we can get your products to you as soon as possible. To help make this stress free it’s a great idea to take a look through all of the different products and collections, so you can go into it with an idea of what might work best for you and your budget you have in mind. Once you’ve seen your images that may change but it’s always good to have an idea when we get started!
When all the fun of your Viewing is over, you’ll have a short wait before you’ll have those images in your hands! Digital images purchased will be made available within 24 hours and you can expect to have your products in hand within 2-4 weeks. When everything has arrived, we’ll schedule a time that I can hand deliver everything to make sure it gets there safely to you or if you are not local to me I can arrange your products to be shipped to you instead.

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THE INVESTMENT

Session Fees ~ £75

Our standard session fee covers newborn, maternity and family sessions. This is to secure your session date and covers the time of the photographer, travel, editing time and your viewing session. All products / collections are purchased seperately to to the session fee. Below you will see our wonderful collections which offer you great savings and high quality products. You can also purchase Digital Collections if you wish.

THE HEIRLOOM

All digital images

9″x 6″ Book

 

£750

THE KEEPSAKE

All Digital Images

24″x 24″ Storyboard Frame inc. 4 images

£550

THE ESSENTIAL

10 Digital Images

20″x 16″ Storyboard Frame inc. 3 Images

£350

DIGITAL COLLECTIONS

5 Digital Images       £200

10 Digital Images     £300

All Digital Images   £500

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YOUR QUESTIONS
WHEN TO BOOK A LIFESTYLE FAMILY SESSION?
Family lifestyle sessions take place throughout all of our seasons, so there is not a certain time of the year to book your session. Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter look beautiful in any of your family photos and brings lots of colour and intrest in your photographs.
WHERE WILL MY SESSION TAKE PLACE?
Your family session can take place at a special location of your choice. This could be the beach, woods, at a park or National Trust property etc. Our session fee already includes mileage up to 50 miles from GU34. Additional mileage outside of our 50 mile radius will be an extra charge to the session fee.
WHEN DO WE GET TO SEE OUR FAMILY PHOTOS?

Your editied photos will be ready to view approximately 2 weeks after your session. I will then arrange a date with you for your viewing and ordering appointment which will take place at our studio. I will present a slideshow to you to relive your memories and show you some of my sample products. We can then have a chat about your plans for your photos and how you would like to display them. I can help design with you some amazing bespoke wall art for your home using my latest frame display software. You may decide on displaying your photos in a bespoke family album. Either way I will be happy to help create a collection that you will love.

WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS?
I always check the weather before our session. A few showers are workable as we can always take shelter and continue after they have past. Wellies and colourful rain coats make for fun photos, especially the kids playing in the puddles! If the weather is bad such as strong winds and continous heavy rain then we will contact you to reschedule your session.
ARE YOU INSURED?
Yes, as professional photographers we are fully insured. We have Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance.

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GET IN TOUCH

We would love to hear from you. If you have any questions or would like to book us, please feel free to drop us a message using the form below.

Rosanna xx

CONTACT US

07979781596 info@rosannagoddardphotography.co.uk