Family photography is about taking care to capture part of our family’s history. I know there’s nothing more wonderful in a family home than a beautiful photo gallery showing highlights of your family as they grow and change, it happens so quickly and before you know it your tiny baby is all grown up. Professional family photography sessions help you capture moments during those years so you can all be in those images together.
My sessions are filled with fun, laughter and games so even those who are not fond of having their photographs taken love them! I will guide you to get the best from the location and light so that you have beautiful images of your portrait session but the focus will be on you and your family doing what you do best, loving each other. More examples of images from family sessions can be found on my portfolio page.
Do you have a studio?
My studio is a little south of Guildford in Surrey which is where I shoot newborns, and portraits. It is styled with unique vintage furnishings to suit the session, a calm and safe space to bring your newborn or relax and enjoy your creative portrait session. This is also where I have an outdoor studio, private land where I can shoot outdoor family and couples sessions. The studio is also open to clients who wish to see the products I offer first hand.
What would you class your style of photography as?
Images that make you feel something.
Do you shoot at other locations?
I love to shoot in my outdoor studio, it means we can easily have things to hand for your session like a blanket to throw down in the long grass or something to stand your littlies on.
Having said that, I love to change things up and nothing does that like a great location so if I find somewhere else close by that I feel will suit your family, I’ll suggest it. If you fancy somewhere else, a beach, in the hills, your own land, talk to me, everything’s possible.
Will you help me with what to wear?
Of course, this is one of the most important elements of your session. I am constantly adding to my client wardrobe, a collection of feminine dresses and skirts that I know will photograph well that you are very welcome to borrow for your session. We’ll also chat about what works for your session taking into consideration the location, season etc. I am available to you via text, email or WhatsApp to look at various options and piece together your outfits.
I feel very self conscious in front of the camera, will your sessions still work for me?
Absolutely. The majority of my clients have admitted the same which is why you are the best person for my sessions. Without the pressure to look at the camera and with lots of encouragement to have fun and be yourself, you’ll love having your photo taken. Promise.
What about the weather? We’re in England after all...
Most types of weather won’t stop me shooting but if the forecast is consistently not great, we’ll make a call the day before and reschedule. To get the very best light of the day it’s vital that we shoot either at sunrise or sunset so we’ll talk about the best time of year to have your session depending on the ages of your children.
How long will I have to wait to see my photos?
I’ll have your photos uploaded to your online gallery within two weeks of your session. If you have prepaid your digital package, you’ll be able to download them immediately.
What printed products do you offer?
I love seeing your photos in print and only use the very best print labs for my products. I offer stunning lay flat albums with incredible matte paper and bespoke covers as well as framed prints handmade by my local framer. I also offer a scrumptious vintage style solid wood print box to keep your memories safe. Do ask for more information, if you’d like something else, I can probably source it for you.
How long do sessions last?
Family sessions are 90 minutes, sometime a little less with very young children or in colder weather.
Family & Couples – FROM £550
Outdoor/indoor studio family sessions. Packages include sessions and a variety of digital or printed products.
JUST YOU – £550
Creative studio/outdoor sessions just for you. Perfect for creative women and photographers for their personal or online imagery or just to celebrate a time in your life. Packages include sessions and digital images.
ALBUMS & FINE ART
If digitals are not your thing and you’d love something printed from your session I create stunning lay flat albums with a beautiful range of covers to choose from, personally designed by me. I also provide handmade framed prints, made by my local framer with professionally printed archival quality prints as individual items or pre designed wall art sets to make creating a family gallery as easy for you as possible
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