Family photography in Mortlake

Smiling adorable baby laying on his tummy on a tiger rug

“I just love the photos, thank you so much! They are so much better than I’d ever hoped for.” Beth

Photographing families in Mortlake always puts a smile on my face, as it brings back lovely memories from growing up nearby myself. I was born in Putney and lived there through most of my childhood, so we were often in the Mortlake area. We loved having the combination of the river so close, as well as the wonderful choice of parks – both Richmond Park and Barnes Common are stunning. It’s such a treat coming back here to photograph children here, and imaging the memories they’ll be making in this pretty part of London.

Once we’ve taken some photos at home, we’ll venture out for some outdoor photos too. We can go to Richmond Park, Barnes common or the riverside – or we can head over to the Wetlands Centre. We can discuss possible outdoor locations when we chat through your session – I always suggest choosing a park that means something to you, a place where you enjoy spending time together. This really helps to bring back memories in years to come.

See some recent family photographs in Mortlake and nearby

See more recent family photographs in Mortlake and nearby

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