Our Most Asked Questions


We have compiled some of the most common questions below for you.  If you find that your question isn’t here please do contact us at the studio and we will be happy to help.


What Should We Wear for Our Family Photography Session?

The simplest answer is to wear what you love! You want to be yourself, and it’s a good idea to wear comfortable clothing that fits well. It’s also great to coordinate the colours in your outfits. Solid colours work well and it’s best to avoid too many patterns and big logos. Think about where the images will be displayed in your home to help you choose the best colours. You want a wonderful memory of you as a family, so being yourselves is important.
Check out our full blog on preparing for your family portrait – https://lovelightphoto.co.uk/preparing-for-your-family-session/


How Long Does a Family Photography Session Last?

We allow up to 90 minutes for family sessions. This gives plenty of time to make sure everyone is relaxed, and you get fun natural images.


Can We Bring Props to Our Family Photography Session?

Absolutely! We love creating fun-filled and unique portraits and your props will bring out your personalities! Musical instruments, favourite teddies, toys or even fancy dress outfits will add personality and help your images tell your story.


Boy in studio holding a hockey stick

Can We Bring Our Pets to Our Family Photography Session?

Four-legged fur babies and family members are more than welcome. We love dogs coming to the studio and think it’s important they attend. We have dogs ourselves and know that they are part of your family. Just remember the treats!


When Can I Book My Session?

Newborn and younger baby sessions are available Tuesday to Friday. We have family sessions available from Tuesday to Saturday, and occasionally on Sundays.  Weekends tend to be booked four weeks ahead, so please call ASAP if you have a date in mind.


I Hate Having My Picture Taken, Will You Make Me Look Good?

Don’t worry, we always ensure every session is fun and relaxed. We are experts at setting you at ease and making sure you look amazing in your images. Just check out our reviews – we’re renowned for it! Our state-of-the-art lighting and photography skills are super flattering.


My Little One Never Sits Still, Will You Get Any Good Images?

Over 20 years of experience photographing kids have taught us how to make our sessions lots of fun. Before we start, we spend time getting to know you all so we can work out the best way to capture your images. We love playing games and being silly behind the camera, whatever it takes to get natural expressions and images you will love.


What Happens if I am Not Happy with the Images?

We know you will love your session and the images we create for you! That’s why we offer a 100% Money-Back Guarantee. If, for any reason, your shoot does not go to plan, or if you are unhappy with your images, we will offer you a complimentary session or refund your photography experience fee.


fireman with baby in the studio


Can We Request Specific shots or poses for our family photography session?

Of course! Let us know if you have any combinations or images in mind and we’ll incorporate them into your session. It’s really important that we capture all the personalities and relationships within your family. We love to ensure that you receive a good variety of family images, shots of the kids together and even individual photos of the kids.


How many photographs do you take during the family photography session?

The number of photos we capture during your session will vary depending on what we do while you are with us. We will curate a selection of 40-50 of the very best photos from your shoot to look through with you at your design consultation.


What is the cost of a family photography session and what is included in the package?

The cost of a family photography session is £99 and includes a fun and relaxed family photographic experience in our studio.  Our special gift vouchers include a session and a mounted print. Please check your voucher to see what’s included in your package.

Need to buy your session? Don’t worry we have a range of photography packages for Family, Newborn, Babies and Maternity. Packages start from £59 through to our Deluxe Session with Wall Art for £349.

How much are additional prints and frames?

After your session, we’ll book you in for a design consultation where you can choose your favourite photos and how you want to display them in your home.

Our prints start from £99. Our framed wall art starts from £399 through to £2,999 for one of our largest framed wall displays.

We also offer packages of prints and digital photographs. These start from £399.

Most families choose to invest around £900 and there are lots of options to choose from.

Wall products on display in hallway


Father and children in a studio portrait with light tops on and a white wall behind