A happy family with their treasured pet in Wandsworth with autumn leaves on the ground

Family photographer Battersea

Photographing families in Battersea brings back such fond memories of spending time here with my own daughter. I whiled away many an afternoon pushing the buggy round the park. We’re still here so often, making the most of the long cycling routes through Battersea Park, and of course we never grow tired of the zoo! I love photographing families here, imagining the memories these children will develop of the area. And knowing that the photographs we take here will bring back wonderful memories for them of their life in Battersea!

“The photos are absolutely beautiful. They are incredibly special, and will be cherished.” Kelly

First, photographs at home in Battersea

Family portrait sessions usually start off at home, so your children can meet me where they feel most comfortable. It’s wonderful 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.

Then, outdoor family photography in Battersea

I always suggest a trip outdoors too on family sessions. We can go out to your garden, or go on a trip to your favourite park.

Battersea families often opt for Battersea park for their outdoor photographs. The pond makes a great backdrop, and the ducks are always a hit with little ones.  The landscaped areas are also fun for children to explore, and the open areas of greenery off the beaten track are a lovely secluded spot.

Wandsworth Common or Clapham Common are also great options. I know lots of spots in both commons that are away from the main paths so we can avoid passersby.

Which park you choose really depends on which is closest to you and where you spend more time as a family. If you’re not sure which might suit you best, we can discuss that.

Knowing these parks as both a parent and as a photographer means I can take you to spots that will make for great photographs, and that your children will really enjoy exploring.

Maternity session with toddler in Battersea park
Battersea park

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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!

 

family photographers Barnes Wetland centre group shot

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!

 

Queensberry-flushmount-album

storyboard frame families 4 prints

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
What to expect