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Rebecca Holmes Family Photography
Thank you very much for choosing me to photograph your family!

I love capturing wonderful family moments - all the giggles, smiles and fun. 

Hopefully, by now you've figured out that here at RHP, Jen and I like to keep things really easy for our customers. We want the photography experience to be an enjoyable and EASY one. 

To that end, we realise that for many of you, a multi-page welcome booklet reminds you of homework, and totally puts you off! So we've condensed the welcome booklet into a series of helpful videos. 

You can watch them with captions, you can speed them up - or stick to the welcome booklet - whatever works for you. 

As always if we can help you with preparing in ANY way, please don't hesitate to get in touch. 

The Videos

Rebecca Holmes Family Photography

Video 1: Introduction

A 'hello' from Rebecca and a short introduction to the process. Please click here to view the video. 

Video 2: Preparing the Kids

The main message is 'please don't worry!' as a mum of three and with years of experience photographing families there is nothing Rebecca can't handle, and there is absolutely no judgement here.  We all have worries about how our children are going to behave in new situations, but thinking ahead and having a couple of things planned (including the odd treat/ bribe) can work wonders and will help everyone stay calm and enjoy the day.

We really hope you enjoy watching this video.  Key topics with timestamps are below, so that if you'd like to, you can jump straight to the sections most relevant to you and your family.

  • 0:25 No smiling practice!
  • 1:45 Shy children
  • 3:40 Children with additional support needs
  • 4:05 Spirited children
  • 5:00 Incentives and rewards
  • 5:57 Activities to do during the session
  • 7:02 Don’t stress!
  • 8:24 Summary

Please click here to view the video. 

Video 3: Preparing Yourself

So often, we focus all of our energy on getting everyone else ready, but we really want you to take some time, to think about yourself ahead of this special day - and that way if you feel at your best, the end result will be fabulous photographs, capturing some really positive memories.

We hope you find this video helpful. Key topics with timestamps are below, so that if you'd like to, you can jump straight to the sections most relevant to you and your family.

  • 0:00 How to get the best out of your session
  • 0:59 Making yourself feel fabulous
  • 1:35 What to wear/ Leave the Spanx at home!
  • 2:18 Trust Rebecca
  • 2:50 Make-up
  • 3:36 Getting help if you need it
  • 3:54 if you’re feeling camera shy
  • 5:49 The power of positive affirmations 
  • 6:23 Having a goal in mind
  • 7:45 If you’re worried, let us know
  • 8:42 On the day itself

Please click here to view the video. 

Video 4: What to Wear

This feels like one of the questions that comes up time and time again, the idea of choosing clothes for yourself, and the rest of the family can be intimidating - particularly as you'll have these photographs for a long time!  No need to worry though, as Rebecca has an easy checklist to follow and plenty of tips and reassurance, so that you can actually enjoy this part of the planning process and feel really good about the choices you make.

Key topics with timestamps are below, so that if you'd like to, you can jump straight to the sections most relevant to you and your family.

  • 0:24 Making sure you look like you (point A)
  • 1:20 Avoiding ‘dated’ looks
  • 2:04 General rules of what to wear and what not to wear
  • 5:17 Transition lenses
  • 6:19 Make sure clothes fit properly and feel comfortable
  • 7:22 Colours: making sure your group co-ordinates, rather than matches
  • 8:19 Using Pinterest
  • 8:55 Dressing for the season
  • 10:06 Accessories
  • 10:57 Seasonal colours
  • 11:44 Stay true to yourself (remember point A!!)
  • 12:42 We’re here to help

Please click here to view the video. 

Video 5: What to Bring

There are a few things you can have up your sleeve to encourage little ones, when they're flagging and some practical items to make sure you're prepared and ready for anything!

We really hope you enjoy watching this video.  Key topics with timestamps are below, so that if you'd like to, you can jump straight to the sections most relevant to you and your family.

  • 0:44 What to pack
  • 2:07 Bringing a favourite toy
  • 2:58 Warm clothes
  • 3:14 Snacks (or lets be honest…bribes!)
  • 3:40 Activities/ Activity ideas

Please click here to view the video. 

Video 6: Make it Special

In today's video Rebecca talks about really making the day you spend with her special.  Thinking about preparing beforehand, activities during the session itself and what you might do afterwards to really round off the day.  It's all about making genuinely happy memories, that you're going to love looking back on together.

Key topics with timestamps are below, so that if you'd like to, you can jump straight to the sections most relevant to you and your family.

  • 0:40 Put the to-do list to one side and really focus on your session
  • 1:25 Making it an experience
  • 1:55 Make the whole day special
  • 3:03 Making the most of your print credit
  • 5:10 How we can help

Please click here to view the video. 

Video 7: Extended Family

Organising lots of people for a photo session can be full on...but the opportunity to capture one of the rare times you're all together, is absolutely worth it, and will be a lot of fun in the process - we promise!

Key topics with timestamps are below, so that if you'd like to, you can jump straight to the sections most relevant to you and your family.

  • 0:39 Thinking about your location
  • 1.24 Sharing our welcome pack and info around the process
  • 2:00 The kinds of photos I will capture
  • 2:23 Co-ordinating outfits/ What to wear
  • 3:20 Scheduling- we can help!
  • 3:30 Appointing a helper/ Bringing a helper/ Having a helper

Please click here to view the video. 

Video 8: What About the Weather?

Rebecca covers everything you might need to consider regarding weather conditions on the day of your family photography session.  And why, if you can, wait until the very last minute if the weather is putting you off...you may find the most stunning conditions after the storm!

Please click here to view the video. 

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