Thank you for booking a bluebell photoshoot. I am really looking forward to seeing you in the woods! Please see below information to help you prepare for your photography experience and to get the most from your investment. If you have any queries, get in touch, any time.
The shoot will take place at Micheldever Woods, off the A33/Basingstoke Road, between Micheldever and Kings Worthy, near Alresford.
Take the turning along the stretch of dual carriageway, signposted to Northington and the Candovers.
The address is Micheldever Woods Car Park, Main Road, Alresford SO24 9TZ. You can park for free at Micheldever Woods Car Park, which is a small free car park, but there are no toilets or other facilities.
The car park can get busy, so please arrive in good time. I am running several sessions one after the other, so please arrive ten minutes before your session is due to start, follow the signs and blue ribbons tied to trees, to find me and wait at the waiting point where my husband will be there to meet you.
I highly recommend neutral or pastel colours such as cream, grey, light pink, light yellow, light blue.
Dress according to the weather - layers are good.
For a photo that stands the test of time, opt for clothes that are classic rather than super trendy. Try to avoid trendy patterns and styles that might be outdated in a year.
You want to be comfortable, but choose something flattering and timeless that will make you want to keep that family portrait up for years to come. Coordinate rather than match.
Avoid wearing large logos, motifs, characters, graphics or clashing patterns, which will date your photos.
• Clean and healthy snacks – carrot and celery sticks, cheese, crackers (no messy food – such as chocolate).
• Water or other drinks that don’t stain the inside of your mouth
• Treats to bribe children
• Hair brush
• Warm waterproof clothing – just in case of a sudden April shower
• Activity to do as a family – or a picnic to enjoy in the woods after your shoot.
There are great den making spots in the woods and a play area, plus lots of
wildlife to spot.
• Most of all, bring your patience!
**Remember there is no cafe and there are no toilets.**
Get kids excited about the shoot far in advance. Plan a surprise or a special treat like ice cream or mini golf after the shoot, so that they look forward to the entire day. You don’t want your kids to think of the photo shoot as something scary, or worse, a chore.
Make an effort and plan. You are paying good money for these photos so don’t look as though you have just come home from the school run in the rain! You don’t have to look like you are off to the races either, but look your best!
Don’t show up to a photo shoot on an empty stomach. I meet many families who come to a photo session with dinner or a picnic scheduled at the end. If this is your plan, be sure to give everyone a healthy snack before the photo shoot.
**There is no cafe at the woods and there are no toilets either.**
You have a 30 minute slot allocated for your photoshoot. Please arrive at least 10 minutes before your start time, to allow you time to park and to find me in the woods - follow the signs from the top right hand corner of the car park (with your back to the road) and look for blue ribbons tied to trees.