Family photography Hampton: at home and outdoors
My family portrait sessions typically start at home, as I find this works best for little ones. Meeting someone new where they feel most comfortable makes such a difference – I like to set a very calm and relaxed tone for the session. I follow your child’s lead, playing with whichever toys or activities take their fancy that day.
“As always, we are thrilled with the photographs. I wouldn’t use anyone else for family photographs. A fabulous family photographer – highly recommended”. Helen
There are so many pretty outdoor spots in Hampton that work brilliantly for family portraits. I love riverside areas, and of course Bushy Park is a stunning location. The gardens around Ham House also work well for family photos. Ham Common is nice for more open areas, and we can also head over to Richmond Park. The mix of riverside and meadow in Petersham makes for great opportunities, or we can walk up to Pembroke Lodge and play on the stepped slopes. Wherever you spend time as a family is great – this makes for really meaningful shots that will bring memories flooding back for you.
Even the smaller fields around King George’s Field can make for a lovely location for your family photos:
Venturing over from Hampton to Richmond Park for your family photos:
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.
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.
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!
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:
“We were delighted. The entire experience was very relaxed and resulted in some great natural shots – exactly what we wanted. Our toddler can be strong willed at times, but Louise was excellent at engaging her and capturing that engagement.” Chris