Family Photography & Portraits

Family portraits by Slinky Photography Studio, Wirral

We love nothing more than seeing our newborns grow. 6-9 months is a wonderful age for baby photos when your little one is sitting up, all smiles and perhaps even beginning to crawl. We offer cake smash for one year old's as part of a first birthday session – your little one gets cakey surrounded by balloons, bunting, confetti or your choice of decorations then we clean up with a bubble bath afterwards. Babies love to splish and splash and catch bubbles all on camera. Family portraits can take place at our studio or on location whichever you prefer. We like to chat with you in advance and can discuss the style of image you love, what clothes to wear and how to prepare. Head over to our galleries for some ideas and give us a call to start planning your special session with Slinky Media Photography Studio, Wirral.

Our clients travel from throughout Merseyside and Cheshire and further afield. The studio is located just a few minutes off the M53 so is easily reached from across the North West and North Wales.

Family Photoshoot

When should I book?

We are open by appointment only 7 days per week. Weekends often book up quickly, so if you have a particular date in mind, it's a great idea to contact us as soon as possible.

Cake smash sessions are best booked three weeks in advance of the big day if you wish to have your images back in time for the Birthday. Alternatively, why not book the session on the day of your little one's Birthday to make it part of the celebrations.

6-9 month sessions are super fun for 'little sitters' and a great time to capture your baby's cheeky smile on camera.

How long does the session take?

We allow two hours for most session types but this entirely depends on what you want from your session. If it's just your two year old being photographed for example... the best shots are generally taken in the first 20 minutes!

Please arrive at the studio promptly for your session to maximise the amount of time we have together in the studio.

How to prepare? What to bring?

This varies depending upon who is being photographed and the style you love, we will consult with you in more detail at the time of booking.

Black plain tops photograph very well on both women and men, as do plain white shirts and T-shirts. Loud patterns and colours not so good. If in doubt, have a browse through the images in our gallery, you can see lots of examples there on what to wear. You're more than welcome to bring several changes of clothes and we can advise as to what works best.

Snacks/drinks and favourite toys are a must for toddlers and younger children – but hey, you're a parent! You know that already :) A bit of bribery never goes amiss either! If they love chocolate buttons... it can't hurt to bring some along to help.

What happens next?

Around a week after your session we'll invite you back to see your images on screen at the studio! If you just can't wait, we also offer a social media 'Sneak Peek' on our Facebook or Instagram page – this is pre-arranged, your images are never shared without your permission.

Then the tricky part! We can work with you to design Wall Art collections, albums or anything else you'd like. It's helpful if you can bring photographs (mobile snaps are fine) and measurements of your home to your ordering session.