Family photographer Richmond

Photographing families in Richmond is a real treat for me, as it brings back lovely memories of my own childhood! My mum loved taking us to Richmond park – we loved exploring in the bracken as children, and running down the hills. I really enjoy photographing families in Richmond, thinking of the memories children growing up here will develop of the area. Knowing the park as both a parent and photographer is great for family portraits. I can take you to spots that work really for photographs and that your children will enjoy exploring.

family photography Richmond at home
family photography Richmond at home

“Louise immediately put us and our daughter at ease. We are thrilled with the relaxed, natural photos – we would highly recommend her.” Louisa

First, family photographs at home in Richmond

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!

Twin newborn babies lying asleep side by side in their Sleepyheads

Then, outdoor Richmond family photography

We’ll usually head outside after an hour or so, to spend some time in your favourite park.

I find that the variety of indoor and outdoor photographs creates a really varied set of photographs. Lots of different colours, different light and different activities!

Richmond park is one of my favourite parks to photograph families in. The open meadows are so picturesque, and the pond and ancient trees also make interesting backdrops. The woodland areas are lots of fun for toddlers to explore.

King George’s Field is another option that works well for family photographs. It’s small but quieter, far fewer people there than in Richmond park. The meadows are pretty, and the path makes a nice location too.

We can also go to your local park or playground. If you’re not sure which park you’d like to have your photographs taken in, think about where you spend the most time. Having photographs in a park that’s meaningful to you in very special. We can discuss your nearby parks and choose the one that will work best.

king georges field richmond

King George’s Field, Richmond

Some family photographs in Richmond Park and the Isabella Plantation:

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