Family walking in Clapham Common

Family photographer Clapham SW4

As a local family photographer, I find myself photographing families in Clapham a lot. I was living in Clapham South when I set up my business, and I raised my daughter there until she was three. We’ve been living in Balham since then, and love having Clapham Common so close to hand. I love photographing families here, re-visiting our favourite spots on the common and seeing the new generation create their own memories here.

A recent family photography session in Clapham:

A recent family photoshoot on Clapham Common:

Another family photoshoot in Clapham:

First, photographs at home in Clapham

I always recommend starting your family portrait session at home. Let your children meet me and get used to the camera where they feel most comfortable – this goes for parents too! My sessions are always child led, so we’ll play whichever games take their fancy that day. There’s plenty of time built in for snacks and cuddles – whatever your baby or children need. Letting children become really engrossed in their activities is when their personalities really shine through. I love photographing those moments, capturing memories for you in each one.

mum and son playing with a train set at home

Happy little girl holding a book and sitting on the sofa.

“We were delighted with the photographs. The entire experience was very relaxed and resulted in some great, natural shots – exactly what we wanted.” Chris

Peeping through the shutters of a window

Outdoor locations for Clapham family photography

I always suggest a trip outside on a family portrait session. Clapham is spoilt for choice with picturesque spots. Having brought my own daughter up in Clapham, I know Clapham Common like the back of my hand and can take you to some very pretty spots for your photographs. The pond works so well, as does the bandstand, and the woodland areas nearby.

We can also go to Wandsworth Common or Battersea Park if you spend more time there as a family. Both work very well for family photographs. I’m more than happy to discuss which park might suit your family best.

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! 



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