closeup photo of an adorable blue-eyed little boy in a tree trunk in the park

Family photographer Dulwich

Photographing families in Dulwich is lovely for me, as my partner lives in the area so we’re often here with my own daughter. We love the adventure playground and the landscaped areas in Peckham Rye park, and the wide open spaces in Dulwich park.

playful mum and her adorable daughter playing in the garden full of flowers in Peckham Rye
Childrens photographer east London

“Louise is a great photographer who puts children at ease and captures lovely natural images. We treasure the photos she took of our baby.” Alex

First, photographs at home in Dulwich

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!

B&W photo of a dad kissing his son's head
brother and sister laughing on their parents bed

Outdoor locations for Dulwich family photography

We can either go out to your garden, or we can go on a trip to your local park. Knowing the parks as both a parent and a photographer is great, as it means I can take you to spots that work really well for your family photos. The pretty pathways in Dulwich park are great for photographing families, as are the open areas near the cafe. In Peckham Rye Park, I especially love the wysteria pergolas and the low-level planting that works so well for toddlers.

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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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