About the client questionnaire | Switzerland Family Photographer

Hi there, dear friend!

When families come to me, to have their pictures taken, they seek out more from me, than me just capturing their mere apperance: they want their session to be a special family experience and when looking at their images they want to find their love and their connection in them.

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All of this requires me to get to know the families and their personalities before the session and in order to do so, I use the session questionnaire.

It helps me to plan the session around each and everyones uniqueness and needs beforehand, and  every time I fall in love with the awsomeness oft the family, before we have even met...

If you are about to fill out the questionnaire and feel a little unsure what I am looking for, or just need some ideas, I have made a list of  prompts to get you started:

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About your family:

  • why did you decide to have your portraits taken now?
  • what do you want to remember about your family?
  • what does parenthood (motherhood/ fatherhood) mean to you? How does it look and feel like for you?
  • how do you picture your family? (eg. describe a perfect day/ sunday morning with your family)
  •  tell something about yourselves (hobbies, personality traits, preferences, needs)
  • what do you like to do together/ places you like to go to?
  • if you could pick one word to describe your family- what would it be?
  • what you love the most about your partner?

About your children:

  • what do you love about your little ones?
  • what do you want them to remember about their childhood?
  • how does the perfect childhood for your children look like to you?
  • let me know about you childrens personalities
  • imagine your child playing by him-/herself, what would she/he do? What would be his/her expression?             

Your style:

  • How would you describe your (life)style?
  • what inspires you?
  • books / movies / art / music / ...

Please keep in mind that you do not have to stick to those questions, or have to answer all of them! They are meant to be a little guide, to get you into the right feeling...  I keep those questions very open to give room for your own thoughts and to let you decide which information you want to share and what is most important for you.