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Family photographer Balham

Photographing families in Balham is so special for me – as a Balham-ite myself I love photographing other families here! I’ve loved raising my own daughter in Balham, and expect we’ll be here for years to come.

Having Clapham common and Tooting common on the doorstep is fantastic. We love the massive range of kid-friendly restaurants – you’ll often find us in Pho!

Knowing the area inside out means I can suggest some great locations on the commons for your own photo session. We can discuss which park might suit you best, and we can also visit your local playground if you prefer.

“The session was relaxed and Louise captured some great shots, especially of our two daughters who are definitely not the easiest subjects.” Alana

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At home in Balham

First, photographs at home in Balham

In my experience, it’s best to meet at home first so your children can meet me where they feel most comfortable. It’s wonderful to be able to photograph them playing in their own environment, incorporating their favourite toys and activities.

We move around your home at your child’s pace, taking photographs in rooms where the space and light work best. Don’t worry about how your home will work for photographs – I can take beautiful photographs in any home!

Baby lying on a quilt at home

Then, outdoor locations for Balham family photography

I always suggest spending some time outdoors on a family shoot. We can go out to your garden, or to your favourite park.

A selection of family photos in Balham:

See some photos from a recent portrait session in Balham

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“If you want natural photos with a photographer who has some magic with little children – go for Louise! She was great in handling our children and making them smile. A great memory for us!” Irena

Natural, meaningful family photography

Family photography sessions are always fun and relaxed. You need this to be easy to arrange, and enjoyable – and it will be! 

You've worked hard to create your family, and capturing this stage of childhood is precious. I photograph children just as they are – natural, spontaneous and totally in the moment.

Family life isn't perfect or polished, so there's no need to worry about how your kids will behave! It's all about the cuddles, the giggles and the little moments that really sum up your children. 

Photographing your children play and interact with each other – and with you – makes for really meaningful images.

Over the course of your session, I’ll find the right moments to take individual portraits of each child, photographs of siblings together as well as photographs of each of you playing with and cuddling your children.

The love and bond between you all is so important, so of course I'll also take some relaxed family shots too.

I always look to take photographs that will not only move you now, but will also bring back memories in years to come.

Please know that all families are 100% welcome – single parent families, same sex parents, all religions and backgrounds. Families come in all shapes and sizes, and I’m honoured to photograph each and every one.

I have a simple pricing structure, with no hidden surprises. 


Toddler laughing in our garden chair


Helping children relax 

As a mum myself, I really understand how to get the most out of children, how to work with their mood and bring out their unique personality. My ten years' experience as a full-time family photographer helps too! 

Your portrait session is always child led – there’s plenty of time, and no rush.

It’s all about making children (and grown-ups!) feel comfortable and not at all self-conscious.

We’ll allow plenty of time for snack stops, toilet stops, and any little issues that might crop up.

I’m highly experienced with children of all ages so can keep even the crankiest toddler on side – I promise!

Your child's the boss – whatever toy or game they're in the mood for that day, we'll run with that. Rest assured though that I’ll gently guide you into pretty light and spaces that will work well for portraits.

You can find out what to expect here, and we can discuss what you're looking for to see if I'll be a good fit for your family. Just get in touch


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Quality prints, frames & albums

I work with specialist framers and album suppliers to create truly stunning products for you to treasure, and to pass on to the next generations. It's a great opportunity to create some family heirlooms that your children can share with their own children in years to come. 

Fine art prints really bring your photographs to life, so I include at least one print with every booking. It's so important to have your photographs out where you can see and enjoy them! 

Frames mean you get to enjoy your photographs every day. I can provide design support (free of charge) in selecting the frames that will suit your home best

Albums create a beautiful time capsule of this stage in your family's life. Looking through them together as your children grow up is a magical experience – we never tire of it! 



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You might like to see this behind the scenes video from a family portrait session:



And you might like to hear a testimonial from a family portrait session:


What to expect