Frequently Asked Questions

Leyland family photographer outdoorPreston family photographer outdoorRelaxed family photoshoots in Chorley Lancashire, capture your family story in with a natural lifestyle photographer, dog photoshoots available and for toddlers too

What kind of photographer are you?

I am an outdoor lifestyle, family and children's photographer. I love families and photographing family connections is my thing. Lifestyle photography is relaxed and fun for you and your family, I'll capture many natural 'in the moment' shots and I will also gently guide you in to some relaxed poses, rather than put you into stiff formal ones. 


Where will my session be held?

We have so many beautiful locations in Central Lancashire, the majority of family photoshoots take place around Preston, Chorley and Leyland's stunning country parks, although I am always happy to work with you if you have a particular location in mind.

How long will my session be?

Most sessions usually run to about an hour, this gives plenty of time for your little ones to relax and to capture a range of images across your family and even time for a short break/snack if needed.

Mini/standard Sessions are shorter photoshoots and usually last around thirty minutes. 

What will my session be like?

Your session will be relaxed and fun experience, I will capture natural smiles and you and your children sharing some lovely moments. Sessions can be just for children or pets so if you would prefer this just let me know.

What if it rains?

Well there is always a chance of that here in the UK. If it is raining on and off we can still go ahead and use a location that offers some shelter, however we want the children to be happy so we can reschedule if necessary, if the weather is a washout then we will reschedule to the next mutually agreeable date/time. 

What should I wear?

What you wear should reflect who you are and be comfortable. I suggest co-ordinating outfits rather than matching and to avoid big logos and patterns that will date your photographs quickly. I will soon have a pinterest board to give you some ideas of what works well and if you need any guidance I am here to help.


What if my child doesn't co-operate?

I know this may be your biggest concern but please try not to worry, toddler tantrums and preteen wobbles, I've seen it all before and it's fine. I have many many years experience working with children and have a number of 'tricks' to help manage the situation. It can help to prepare your children in advance, let them know that they'll be coming for photos a few days in ahead of your session, you could ask older children to help pick outfits and you could make it into an adventure for little ones, a bear trail/gruffalo hunt are often good options. Bring their favourite snacks and maybe even some treats. 

How far in advance do I need to book?

Generally about a month in advance but at busy times of year, like Autumn, I'd suggest booking as soon as you have decided you'd like a photoshoot with me. 

Mini sessions are released around six weeks before the dates and these are usually advertised on my Facebook and Instagram pages which you can find here.


How do I book?

To book a session or to enquire about dates/ask a question please just use the form on the contact page at the top of this page and I'll get back to you asap, usually within 24 hrs.


What happens after our session?

Once your session is over I will edit your images and upload them to an online gallery ready for you to view, I will send you the link as soon as your gallery is ready, usually within 10 days although this can be very slightly longer at busy times of year (Autumn). Once you have viewed your photographs in your gallery you can select the ones you would like as part of your chosen package, if you have selected the package with all images included I will send you the gallery and the link to download them all. Galleries stay live for 30 days so please download them and back them up online/on your computer/flash drive etc. 

How can I order prints and products from you?

Once you have chosen your images, if you would like to order professional prints just let me know and I will send you over a price list.


If you have any questions not covered here, please pop me a message and i'll get back to you asap.


I look forward to working with you

Debbie x