Family walking in the woods

Family photography in Petts Wood

Little boy and his dog playing with a stick

As a full-time family photographer, it’s not often that I get to experience a new outdoor location – I know most of London inside out now! So it was a total treat to explore Petts Wood with this family on their photoshoot. The woodland areas are magical – the trees are impossibly tall, and create lots of interesting light and angles. Woods can be quite dark for photography, so it was a pleasure to find how wide the paths are – plenty of light reaches in for gorgeous, flattering portraits.

I’ve included some photos taken at the family’s home too, because that’s where I always suggest starting a family portrait session. Little ones feel so much more relaxed at home, and it’s a great opportunity to capture more of their personality through their toys and their bedrooms. Having the mix of indoor and outdoor photos gives plenty of scope for different moods – quieter moments at home, as well as horseplay and monkeying around.

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