Big brother and his little brother laughing while playing with their toys

Family photographer Surbiton

As a professional family photographer, I find myself photographing all over London and beyond – and am frequently in Surbiton.

In fact one of the first families I photographed were in Surbiton, so it always brings back special memories for me each time I come back here.

My family portrait sessions usually start off at home, where your little ones will feel most comfortable and relaxed. After an hour or so, we can head outdoors to your favourite park. Bushy Park is a great location, with the pretty stream and the interesting woodland areas for toddlers to explore. The open fields also works well for family group shots.

“Thank you for the wonderful photographs. You put us at ease from the outset, and made the experience enjoyable. Thank you for sharing your talents and for all your help.” Natasha

A family portrait session in Surbiton:

It was so much fun photographing these two little brothers in Surbiton, and of course their lovely parents!

The family photography session was a present for George’s birthday from her friends.

I took some group shots in the house and outdoors, and for the rest of the session I photographed the family playing and interacting naturally.

They’re such a musical family – it was great to photograph them playing the piano, the bongos and a singalong story book!

The boys tore around the house and garden, showing me their train set, aeroplane, teddies, trampoline, playhouse, balloons and bubble wands. Oh, to have the energy of a little boy!

“Louise is very calm and gentle, and she’s great around small children.

Despite our younger boy being a bit tired and grumpy, Louise somehow captured the most beautiful smiley pictures – both of the boys individually playing up to the camera and of them unaware and playing together, as well as scenes of intense focus and concentration. We have so many lovely photos it is proving difficult to choose which ones to display.” George

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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And you might like to hear a testimonial from a family portrait session:


What to expect