Cardiff, Caerphilly, Newport, Bristol & South Wales Birthday Party Photographer
**Please Note: This page is on children’s birthdays, but if you need photography for any other event, do contact me to discuss**
Q. WE’D LIKE TO BOOK YOU FOR OUR FAMILY EVENT SO HOW DO WE DO THIS?
**For prices see box further down the page.**
Q. WHAT TYPES OF PARTY CAN I BOOK YOU FOR?
A. Anything that’s worth throwing a party for! Children’s birthdays are most popular, but I also photograph anniversaries, business and Christmas parties. Engagement parties and baby showers too as well as baby naming ceremonies. I have also been known to photograph birthdays of pets! So whatever your occasion, do get in touch to discuss your options.
Q. WHERE WOULD YOU BE WILLING TO TRAVEL TO FOR MY CHILD’S PARTY?
A. I primarily photograph kids parties in Caerphilly and Cardiff as I’m local to there. I do frequent events Newport and even Bristol too. Pontypridd, Bridgend, Blackwood and anywhere in the Welsh Valleys. I cover pretty much all of South Wales including Swansea, Penarth and Barry but if you have a birthday party coming up elsewhere, do contact me to discuss.
Q. WE’RE HAVING A BIRTHDAY AT OUR HOME. WOULD YOU COME TO OUR HOUSE TO PHOTOGRAPH IT?
A. Absolutely – yes! Probably most parties happen at home and this has many benefits. Not only is it far cheaper, but all of your child’s toys and games will be there too, meaning lots for them to play with and do. Some parents even hire entertainers to come out and keep the kids occupied.
Q. HOW WILL YOU APPROACH THE PHOTOGRAPHY FOR MY CHILD’S BIRTHDAY PARTY?
A. I shoot in a mostly natural style and love to document events as they happen without fuss or interference. Most of the photos you get will be candid moments that tell the story of the day. Sometimes though, things need to be slightly tweaked in order to get the shot. Particularly moments such as blowing out the birthday cake candles. If you need any group shots, I can set these up as well. If we liaise closely with each other both before and during the day, then you’ll be sure to end up with a great mixture of documentary and fun posed shots. The emphasis is totally on people having FUN!!!
I also photograph all of those special details such as the cake, table settings, menus, wall art etc.
2 Hours Birthday Photography Coverage (not Saturday)
Special Price for 2 Hours Photography on a Saturday
Photographic coverage + beautifully edited photos provided in a mixture of colour and black and white.
Extra Hours = £70/hour
Q. HOW DO YOU WORK WITH CHILDREN?
A. I have a background working with children in both a care setting and on film and TV sets. Being a licensed and DBS checked chaperone, I am used to dealing with them and their different ways. Use of subtle methods ensures they are comfortable with my presence and I think this shows in the end results. I don’t intrude on their space, but am always friendly, approachable and happy to chat and play. Sometimes, I even let them help take some photos – touch wood there has been no breakages yet!
Photographically, shooting low at their height level helps with more dynamic and striking photos.
Q. HOW LONG IS THE AVERAGE CHILDREN’S BIRTHDAY PARTY AND WHAT COVERAGE DO YOU PROVIDE?
A. Children’s parties are usually considerably shorter than those for a grown up. They generally last about 2-3 hours at a maximum, so I provide photography to cater for this time span. However if you need photography for shorter or longer than this, do get in touch to discuss.
Q. HOW WILL YOU EDIT OUR PHOTOGRAPHS? CAN WE CHOOSE?
A. I’ll process your photographs in a mixture of colour and black and white as I think suits. There are examples of my photographic styles throughout my site so have a browse through. If there’s a style you really like or one that you’re not so keen on, please feel free to tell me and I’ll remember this during your shoot and editing. I don’t have to edit in black and white, so if you prefer all colour, do say.
Q. WHAT TYPES OF VENUE AND ENTERTAINMENT IS TYPICAL FOR A KID’S PARTY?
A. I don’t think there’s any such thing as a typical venue. Obviously the family home is very popular whether the parent’s or grandparent’s house. There are also numerous venues to hire in Caerphilly and South Wales and Bristol for a few hours. Most family pubs have a children’s birthday party package option.
There are also now many options that go way beyond the traditional blind man’s buff at home. For older children and teenagers there is now laser quests and paint-balling courses, obstacle courses and outdoor adventure such as Go Ape and water rafting. Go-karting is popular as is tenpin bowling.
For younger children there is soft play, slime parties and magicians available to hire. Toddlers and early years children are usually more easily amused. For them, just the chance to run around with friends and eat party food is usually enough.
Here is a brilliant resource at Mum’s Make Lists for planning your perfect children’s birthday party!