Okay, let's take a look at what's going on behind the scenes here...

I get it, I really do. I mean I was that person that used to complain about photography prices! Hell I even had my own photo session and gulped when I seen just how much they were going to cost me. Why? I thought. Its literally a person with a camera, what can be so expensive about that?

Let's just get this straight here and now, photographers are expensive because photography is expensive! Take a half decent camera, a few grand, add a couple lenses - oh a few grand more, and that's just to start, I haven't even scratched the surface yet. I have invested thousands into photography, literally thousands because I want to create those amazing beautiful photos. Oh, but it's so much more than that, editing software, a fast processing computer with lots of memory, SD cards, studio lighting equipment, business management software, tripods, batteries, spare equipment, training and more training - and then (takes a deep breath) I entered the world of newborn photography. Heating, newborn props (£100 for a newborn bowl?), baby outfits, wraps, teddies, posing beans, posing beds, dog beds, backdrop fabrics, new lenses, a baby shusher, the list is endless.

There's 3 main elements to a photography session, there's the prep work involved beforehand, getting to know your client, picking a location, planning a session, ensuring you have everything you need, the right poses in mind, the sneaky haribos for the kids and the additional sneaky toys to take with you to help keep the kids interested.

There there's the photo session itself, the bit you see with us and a camera.

Then there's the editing - the bit that doesn't get talked about - the editing is what helps distinguish you between the next photographer, or the ones with the latest iPhone15+ who claim their camera is just as good. Hours and hours of endless prep, planning and editing go into every session to help ensure you get those beautiful images. Ever wonder why a photographer gets super pissed when you say 'your camera takes good photos?' the camera is the tool, it's the photographer's creative passion, planning, and years of training that delivers the good picture.