In a nutshell
Book an outdoor maternity, newborn or family photoshoot with me and you'll get natural, light-filled images of your family. How do I get these? By making your session a chilled-out affair. All you need to do is hang out together, cradle your bump, cuddle your baby, tickle the kids, giggle, run around and just relax and have fun. You might get a few gentle prompts from me but there'll be no awkward posing because we're looking for genuine moments and real smiles.
I also know that more often than not it is mum who takes all the photos and that means you're never in them. So I take extra care to make sure you get some lovely shots of you with your little ones. Shots that you won't want to delete, that you'll be proud to display and share. I promise!
Let's talk about style
How would I describe my style? Simple, natural family photography. No plain white backgrounds here. No forced posing. No blue jeans and white shirts for everyone. I strive to capture natural family images that look and feel like you. If that sounds like what you are looking for, then keep scrolling...
Once you've booked your photoshoot, we'll have a chat so I can find out a bit more about you and your lovely brood. That way I can tailor the session to you. I'll send you a guide with some tips for getting ready for your family photoshoot and some advice on what to wear. We'll pick the date, time and the location. If you have a location in mind, great, if not I am happy to help with this. As a family photographer, I cover areas across Surrey, Sussex and Kent. If you've booked a mini session, then the date and location is fixed. All you need to do is pick your time slot.
THE SESSION ITSELF
I allow about an hour for my sessions but I don't clock watch. If we need extra time for changing nappies, giving the kids a snack, or a quick outfit change then that's what we need. It takes as long as it takes! Limited Edition mini sessions are generally scheduled for 20 minutes.
I understand that it can be slightly terrifying if you aren't used to being in front of the camera, so I aim to keep it relaxed and fun. Because that's how we'll capture the sweetest, unscripted moments. I've got lots of fun games up my sleeve to get everyone in the mood! We'll bank a couple of everyone-smiling-and-looking-at-the camera shots, but my main focus will be getting natural, relaxed, fun photos of you just being you.
About 2 weeks after your session you'll get a link to an online gallery. Here you can view your images and decide which ones you would like to buy and whether you want to include any prints or artwork in your order. On the fence about prints? Here's why you should consider it...
Choosing your family photographer is a big decision. I've answered some of the most common queries I get below but if there is anything else like you'd know please do give me a shout. I'd love to hear from you!