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Merseyside Archives - Liverpool Wedding Photographer DJC



Lifestyle photo shoot checklist

Getting the best out of our photo sessions involves a little planning on your part. Sorting out the details will mean the shoot goes perfectly and you end up with some wonderful photos to last a lifetime!

Eat, drink and sleep well

All are necessary for life, as well as good portrait sessions! Seriously, plan an early night the day before out session, adults as well as children. As rested means relaxed. And don’t turn up hungry – have some high-energy drinks and snacks on hand – Dad will appreciate it!

Lifestyle family portraits in Liverpool

Organising your families clothes

Choose clothes that people feel relaxed in and plan colours to match as a group, rather than just for the individual. Get everything ready beforehand and bring some alternatives, just in case of accidents! I’d avoid brand names and logos as they tend to date the photographs and stick with solid neutral coloured items.

Bring along some props

This could be as simple as a child’s favourite toy. Or a piece of sports equipment. Something that makes the image unique to you guys and helps people relax. Perhaps a favourite book, or something from nature. I’ll have suggestions but you know your family better than me! Go creative!

Liverpool photographers checklist for families

Arrive on time

Fairly obvious but arriving in rush, not only cuts into your time on location but makes everyone a little stressed and trust me, this comes out in the pictures. So get there ten minutes early, have a look around, I’ll be there and we can plan out some poses and have a bit of ‘getting to know each other’ time.

Have a laugh!

Fun and laughter all make great photography. If Mum and Dad are relaxed and having fun, often means the little ones will too. And I promise not to tell too many rubbish jokes!

Fun relaxed portraits for Merseyside families

Finally, keep an eye on my site and Facebook pages

I’ll post up a sneak-peek as quick as I can online (as long as you are cool with this) – so please have a look and give it some sharing love to friends and relatives! Once I’ve finished editing the images you will have your own password protected online gallery and of course all of them on a CDR or USB pen ready for printing.



Formby Golf Club wedding photography

Formby Golf Club wedding photography

Great fun day with Julie and Danny at the wonderful Formby Golf Club, near the town of Formby in Merseyside. Set in 200 acres of parkland, at the heart of England’s Golf Coast, the sophisticated Formby Hall Golf Resort and Spa offers a top class hotel and reception facilities, with outstanding leisure facilities a 18-hole Championship Golf Course. Loads of visitors from Ireland travelled to this wedding and the dancing went on late into the night. Below are the highlights – enjoy !

Formby Golf Club wedding - Father of the Bride

Walking up the aisle

Happy couple

Confetti wedding photograph

Bride and girlfriends image

Bride and Groom

Bride and bridesmaid

Formal photography

Groom and gentlemen

Speeches and flowers


Bride dancing

So congratulations to Danny and Julie on their special day at the most excellent Formby Golf Club resort, the weather was wonderful, and the dancing started earlier – fun times !

Useful links:
Formby Hall Golf Resort & Spa – website
Southport Old Road
L37 0AB
Telephone +44 (0) 1704 875 699

ps: I’ve also worked at Formby Golf Club, just down the road – which often gets confused with the Hall resort !

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