Girl spinning in home family lifestyle shoot in Peterborough

“The most beautiful things in life aren't just things.

They are people and places, memories and moments, smiles and laughter."

A bespoke photography experience for you and your family

Whether it is the belly laughs of a child being tickled, the warmth in the eyes of parents looking on at their child with joy and pride, or the tender embrace of couples. Each family is different and has a story that is unique to them. That is why I believe in creating a bespoke photography experience for you, going beyond the traditional poses, to capture those candid expressions and connections that uniquely tells your story and says who you are.

The essentials - getting to know you

Before a shoot, I like to get to know my clients first. I like to find out about what you would like from your shoot. You may have seen my portfolio and found a selection of images you liked. You can also expect me to fill you in on what will happen during your session so to put your mind at ease before it begins.

The photoshoot (the fun part!)

On the day itself and depending on the location we have agreed on, I will photograph you either in your home or outdoors somewhere, like a park. We may even have time to move between the two as your photoshoot typically lasts 1.5-2 hours, which allows me to get a variety of shots in different settings and light. I find that as time progresses is when the magic usually begins to happen. That point when everyone feels relaxed and just happy interacting with each other, even perhaps not noticing I am there is my favourite! It allows me to truly capture your family dynamics and meaningful moments as they naturally occur. I like to make my sessions fun and enjoyable for everyone involved, and will use games or prompts if necessary.

The reveal

After your photoshoot, I will select and edit the best images using my creative style to create stunning images in colour or black & white. Your photographs will be ready within 3-4 weeks after the shoot, where you will receive a password-protected online gallery to view your photographs and to place your order. You have the option to view my sample albums and framed prints either before the session takes place or I can visit your home when your gallery is ready. This gives you the comfort of visualising the products in your own home before you purchase and I can give some guidance if you like. Have a look at my pricing to see what I offer and get in touch to book a session.

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Day in the life sessions (NEW in 2018!)

The day-in-the-life sessions are great for families who would like to have a part of their everyday moments captured. These are longer session lasting several hours - a half-day session usually lasts six hours and a full-day session lasts twelve hours, which would cover your morning and/or evening routines. These longer sessions allow me to use a documentary approach to capture your family as you spend a typical part of your day together, whether it is in your own home, a walk to the shops or visit to the local park. The beautiful photographs I create for you is a unique way to document your family life as it truly happens and they will become some of your most treasured memories for years to come. Contact me for more details.

Mini-shoots

Occasionally I offer mini-shoots 2-3 times a year. These are typically shorter shoots lasting an hour in a pre-chosen location, such as a park or woodland. They are different to the storytelling sessions I offer above, but they do give a taster to what a longer session may entail and how I work. You can subscribe to my mailing list to be informed when they happen and also 'Like' my Facebook page for news and updates too.