“You’re mad, bonkers, completely off your head. But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are”
“Five stars just isn’t enough for Antonina! What a joy she was to work with. Booking and planning was so easy and she was quick to answer my many questions. ” — Tara, London
BEFORE THE SHOOT
Who’s excited?! I am for sure! Once your photoshoot is booked in, I’ll take the time to get to know you and your family a little better. About a week before the day we’ll have a phone consultation to chat about all the things you like doing as a family, and the crazy quirky and adorable antics your kids get up to.
Need tips on what to wear? I will of course help with that, but rest assured you will not need to rush to the shops and purchase coordinated outfits for everyone (unless that’s what floats your boat of course!).
And after that you can relax and look forward to the experience!
ON THE DAY
The photoshoot with me is a fun and enjoyable experience, and I will put you and the kids at ease before I start snapping away. There is no need to pose, look at the camera or for the kids to be on their best behaviour – in fact the crazier the better!
I tend to drift between actively entertaining the kids, making a complete fool of myself to get the genuine laughs, and blending into the background to capture more quiet, intimate moments. If required, I will give a little direction, particularly when we are getting the all-important family portrait, but otherwise I will let you just be and enjoy this time together as a family.
“Antonina skilfully drifted between actively entertaining the kids to blending into the background and catching what felt like private moments. She succeeded in capturing the personalities of my children perfectly.” — Christie & Stuart, St Margarets
AFTER THE SHOOT
Your photographs will be ready within four weeks, and we will arrange the time for you to view them and make your selections – either via a password-protected online gallery, or in-person.
You only ever buy what you love, and I will always be on hand to help you with your selections and advice on what might work better for the images you love.
Once your albums and frames are ready I will hand-deliver them to you at a convenient time (if you’re overseas they will of course be shipped over).