THE PERFECT HOLIDAY SOUVENIR
Born in the Ural Mountains in Russia, my love of wild places brought me to the French Alps in 2015. I now practise my two biggest passions – photography and video making – by capturing beautiful weddings and family experiences in the stunning mountains around Morzine.
Too often we forget, happiness is what happens in the little moments in life. Grandad’s rumbling laughter, your toddlers toothy grin, your 3-year-old’s favourite sayings… I find beauty in simple and authentic moments, and through my lens turn these into memories that can be cherished forever. A session with me is very informal and relaxed; even if you usually shy away from the camera, I can guarantee you will have fun and come away feeling excited about seeing the results.
For me the mountains are a magical place, and whether it’s your first time here, or you come every year, my beautiful and artistic photography will enable you to take some of the magic home with you.
We are utterly delighted with the video Polly produced, it’s such an incredible memento of a wonderful morning and in fact my Mum shed a tear of two when she saw it. If you are like me and wouldn't necessarily contemplate organising a full-on photoshoot, this is a really great way of getting something even better!
I’ve created three packages from photos only with the ‘mini’ one hour session to a three hour ‘deluxe’ session for a family film and gallery of images.
The beautifully finished images will be presented to you in an online gallery, where they can be easily viewed, downloaded and printed.
I’ll come to your chalet or meet you at the agreed session location in and around Morzine, Les Gets or Avoriaz*. I know this area well and am happy to guide you on the best locations for your session.
Great locations include:
*Sessions that take place further afield may require travelling costs to be covered, please get in touch for details.
Along with family holidays, I photograph couple and engagement sessions; maternity and newborn; and any special dinner or celebration you’d like to capture. We also shoot weddings, please visit Eight Bells – our sister company – for details and our wedding portfolio.
If you’ve not considered having a professional family video made before, take a moment to have a think about it. How often do you get the chance to have your loved ones captured in professional film quality footage?
Video extends the story with sound and movement. Capture the joy and sounds of being in the mountains, the voices of grandparents, your kids giggling with joy, the sound of a snow ball hitting your head!
These moments are all priceless and tell the story of your own family. Unfortunately once gone, these moments can be lost forever. Let us help you keep them close for those special times in the future when you wish to share and experience them again.
I create a beautiful and secure online album where you can share and download your photos. I simply send you the link and password and within seconds you’re smiling at your stunning pictures.
A separate link and password will be sent to view and download your video.
Yes, all the photos are edited to the quality shown on this website. Editing includes colour, exposure and contrast correction. No retouching will be applied. All the digital files will be high resolution jpegs suitable for printing in sizes up to 60x90cm without losing details.
I carefully edit your video to include the most natural and beautiful moments from your session. I select tone appropriate, non-commercial instrumental music to complement the footage. The editing also includes colour, exposure and contrast correction. The length of the video file depends on the package you chose: one minute or three minutes.
Unless otherwise specified, within two weeks of your session.
You can easily purchase high quality prints from the online gallery and have them sent directly to your home.
We can also make a beautiful album of your favourite photos. We’ll design it for you and have it professionally printed in bookshop quality. The product can be printed as many times as you wish for family and friends and sent directly to your home
Believe it or not, pretty much everyone tells me this before their session, and it never turns out to be true! When you’re having a great time, you look more beautiful than you thought was ever possible. Your only job is to relax and have fun.
Put on your colourful waterproof ski clothes and boots, and get out in the snow! Bring goggles or sunglasses, but be assured that we will also create shots where eyes are clearly visible. You may want to bring some snacks too, as well-fed kids are happy kids!
I film in a very natural way and find the best results come from unscripted sessions. However, if there are particular moments you would like to capture, like a person saying a few words to the camera or a child reading a poem, I will be sure to work with you to record this in a beautiful and authentic way.
Once you book your session on the website, this slot is reserved for you and you’ll receive a confirmation email.
Within 48 hours I will be in touch to discuss the specifics of time, location and any special requirements for the session.
Mountain weather is not known for being predictable! Capturing weddings and family sessions has meant that I have photographed in just about every type of weather condition imaginable – rain, wind, snow and bright sunlight – so please don’t panic if the weather takes a turn for the worst. We always finish with beautiful photography. The most important thing is your family members have fun and feel comfortable. We often do indoor shoots, so photographing in the comfort of your chalet accommodation is also possible and will always produce lovely relaxed images. Rarely will we need to re-schedule, but occasionally if very adverse conditions are forecast we can find another date. We need four days notice to re-schedule, so please check the conditions ahead of the session and get in touch if you would prefer to do another date.
Cancelation in more than 7 days before the photo session – full refund, except a non-refundable booking fee of 50 euros.
Cancelation in less the 7 days before the photo session – no refund.
I’m so happy that we were able to have this session with Polly to preserve some memories of our life as a family of four. I absolutely love her natural style and sweet personality and in love with the results. If you live in the area or plan to come on a family holiday to the French Alps, we’d highly recommend a session with Polly to document those precious memories of family fun in the mountains! These videos and pictures are so precious, I will treasure them always!
We are utterly delighted with the video Polly produced, it’s such an incredible memento of a wonderful morning and in fact my Mum shed a tear of two when she saw it. Polly is charming and very unobtrusive so it felt extremely natural to get on with what we were doing around her. I am not especially comfortable in front of the camera so I was expecting to feel awkward but that wasn’t at all the case. Polly was extremely patient and brilliant with our children.
We took our girls to see snow for the first time! I couldn't ask for a better memory thanks to the talented Polly who captured our family moment incredibly. Not just for us but also for our families living far away, now we can relive them with a video - which honestly made me tear up when I saw it. Polly has a great eye, warm personality, making you feel comfortable in front of the camera and the result exceeds your expectations! I highly recommend having your photos by Polly!
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