Activities & Days Out / 8 July, 2020 / Ellie Thompson
If you’re anything like my family, the past six months will have included lots of milestones, birthdays and occasions that couldn’t be celebrated as planned. To capture something of the year so far and to mark our son’s first birthday, we decided to book a back garden social distancing photoshoot with Perfocal.
Perfocal is a small business with a big plan. They’ve simplified the whole process of choosing and booking a photographer for every occasion. And what’s more, their business model keeps costs low, so you don’t have to worry about how many images you can or can’t afford.
A UK wide company, Perfocal works around an entire database of trained and personally approved photographers, so wherever you are, they’ll find somebody perfect for your family photoshoot on a time and date to suit you.
Picking a photographer can be a daunting task, and a top tip is to always enquire about image and print prices before you agree to a booking.
We love that Perfocal takes away the hassle and decision making of choosing the right photographer. They’ll simply match you to the highest-rated local photographer on their books, with the experience to meet the needs of your shoot. Their standards are high, and with only 2/10 applications approved you can rest assured your photographer will be match fit for whatever it is you have planned.
Perfocal’s online booking service is completely transparent, so there’s absolutely no uncertainty around what it’s going to cost. Simply choose how many hours you’ll need the photographer for, and provide details on your chosen location and some information about your shoot requirements.
Perfocal’s photographers come to you, wherever you may be, so you can capture your special moments where they count, without being in the staged and sometimes clinical environment of a studio.
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Last-minute bookings are not a problem, thanks to the size of Perfocal’s little black book. You don’t have to plan your shoot weeks or months ahead.
For an outdoor social distancing photoshoot the ever-changing weather is always going to be an important factor. Simply keep an eye on the forecast, and if rain threatens to stop play, you can decide to rearrange giving 24 hours notice.
During your social distancing family shoot, your photographer will be busy taking an unlimited amount of photos, capturing a whole host of both formal and informal moments. In my opinion, for a family with very young children, an hour’s shoot is plenty of time to capture a whole host of classic moments. Just ensure you’re prepared ahead of time and be ready for action as soon as the photographer arrives.
If your children are a little older, they might want to change outfits and maybe even tolerate a location change, so a 2 or 3 hours’ long shoot could work really well to guarantee you get that all important money shot.
You’ll pay a flat fee for your chosen package, which includes edited copies of everything from your shoot, minus any duplicates, or photos that didn’t quite make the editor’s cut. You can choose to receive every original raw image for an extra £29, and for just £19 you can access your library in high res – so your prints can be blown up to A1 without losing any definition.
These guys don’t hang about – your images are processed and ready to access within days, and you can even pay a little extra for a 24-hour service.
You can now create your very own photobook with Perfocal’s new photobook maker using photos from your shoot and/or by uploading your own. It’s super-simple and so much fun to do.
If you’re looking to arrange a social distancing photoshoot for your family, check out Perfocal and their fantastic range of packages here.
Right now, the guys (who are LOVELY, by the way) are offering the first 50 readers a £20 discount on their chosen package on booking using discount code perfocal-loves-mybaba. What are you waiting for? Time to capture and treasure some beautiful memories of 2020 so you can look back and remember, it wasn’t all bad.
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