Family photography: blog


I absolutely get that there’s a lot to take in when choosing the right photographer for your family. I hope that these blog posts will help you get a better feel for my approach to family photography.

baby sleeping in his fathers arms

Choosing A Session Length For A Newborn Portrait Session

I’m often asked how to decide which session length to book for their newborn photo session. I hope this guide will help you to see which is best for you.

You might also find it helpful to see examples below from 3-4 hour sessions and from 2-hour sessions. You can also hear from families why they chose the session length they did – and what they’d recommend.

Do get in touch to discuss what you’d like from the photographs. I’m very happy to offer guidance on what will be most appropriate for you.

Family photography Chiswick House and Gardens

16 Beautiful London Parks For Family Photographs

Something I often get asked by families is which park to choose for their portrait session.

I always suggest choosing a park that’s special to you. Where do you spend time as a family? These locations will bring back lots of memories for you.

One of the best things about living in London is the extraordinary amount of green space. We’re spoilt rotten!

The beautiful parks and commons are a gift for family portrait sessions. They provide lots of variety in backdrops – and lots of space for your children to run around and enjoy themselves.


How To Hang Pictures On Your Wall At Home

Working out where to hang a framed print is worth taking a little time over. Get it wrong and it looks a little slap dash. Get it right, and perfectly placed frames on your wall can transform a room.

With this expert guide, you’ll find out how to hang one frame, several frames or a gallery wall.

I managed a photography gallery in London, and over the years I learnt all the pro tips and tricks for hanging pictures for exhibitions. Now, as a full-time family photographer, I’m often advising clients on where and how to hang their artwork.

family photographer Wandsworth - toddler crib

Choosing Where To Take Photographs In Your Home

Parents often ask if their home will work, what I’ll do if it’s not a picture-perfect home, if it’s cluttered, small or dark. I totally get that these are very real concerns. Having lived in a North-facing flat, I really empathise!

It’s easy to say that I can always make any home work, but I thought it might be better to show this in action. To give you an idea of how I’d approach a cluttered room, I whizzed round my daughter Zoe’s bedroom to show you where I’d take photographs. Read on for those snaps!

What’s The Difference Between High Street Prints And Giclee Fine Art Prints?

Clients often ask me what a giclée fine art print is. I thought I’d take the opportunity to share with you the differences between a fine art print and a digital print. What are the pros and cons of each?


I only offer giclée fine art prints, because they’re the highest quality prints available. I want my clients to have the most beautiful print possible of their photograph, and one that will stand the test of time.

Newborn photography Richmond - swaddled

Photographing Babies With Reflux

Around 40% of babies experience some level of reflux. It’s a condition that I’m very experienced with working with. It’s always possible to take beautiful photographs of babies with reflux, it just takes a little patience and lots of experience.

No matter what medical condition a baby has, or his/her mood on the day, I work at their pace. I won’t rush either you or your baby.

Baby crawling on the kitchen floor

Family Photographs: Why Start Off At Home?

I absolutely get that for many parents, photographs outdoors in a pretty location is their priority. And we can absolutely take those photographs!

Experience has shown me, though, that for babies and young children, it’s always best to meet at home first. Home is where they feel most comfortable and relaxed. If you’re mostly interested in the outdoor photographs, we can look to head out as soon as your little one seems happy.

Newborn portrait session Clapham in south London

Photographing Siblings With A Newborn

Photographing siblings with a newborn is a bit of an art form in itself. I’m very comfortable and familiar with this situation – I have photographed hundreds of families with siblings.

I totally understand how nervous parents can feel about a session like this will go, though. The experience will be so different from a newborn portrait session with just one baby. How will it work with a toddler in the mix?

Well, my years of experience mean that I can read your oldest child’s mood as well as your newborn’s. I adapt the format of the portrait session according to their needs. If one child wants a break, that’s fine! If your toddler wants some time being the star, that’s also fine – I can work with whatever they like doing.