Family photo shoot in Holland Park

Family photographer West London

As a full-time family photographer, I’m often photographing families in West London. My portrait sessions usually start at home, but as the parks here are so beautiful I’ve put the outdoor photographs first on this page!

If you’re interested in having your own family photo session, do get in touch – I’d love to hear from you.

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See a recent family photography session in West London

Outdoor locations for family photography in West London

Family photographs in Holland Park

There are beautiful parks to choose from in West London, but I do particularly like Holland Park. Even on the busiest day, it’s easy to find quiet spots for family photographs. The wooded areas are lots of fun for little kids, and the more formal planted areas make a vibrant backdrop.

“Thank you so much for the photos, they are gorgeous! You are amazing – I don’t know how you did it! I’m delighted.” Isabella

Chiswick House and Gardens

Chiswick Gardens is another favourite location, with its grand architecture and wild spaces:

Kensington Gardens

Kensington Gardens is also a magical spot for family photography. The open grass areas are fun for children to run around in, and the shaded areas are great for family group shots. The more formally planted flowers also make for a great distraction, and a pop of colour.

Hyde Park

A little further away, children’s portrait sessions in Hyde Park also work brilliantly. The ancient trees are so picturesque, and the planting is beautiful. Even on very busy days, it’s always possible to find some quiet spots for family photography.

Family portrait sessions at home in West London

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I love to meet families first at home, so I can photograph children in their own environment. It’s a great way to really capture their personalities, playing where they feel most comfortable and happy.

Here are some photographs from a family at home in Notting Hill, before we went out to take photographs in Kensington Gardens:

And here are some photographs from a session in a family’s home just off Hyde Park:

Family photo sessions in your local area

I cover all of London, though, so don’t worry if your area’s not listed here!

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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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