Summer Family Portraits in Surrey

summer family portraits in surrey with Clare Murthy Photography

After what felt like the longest winter, summer is finally here and it has been wonderful to be out and about capturing summer family portraits in some of Surrey and London’s loveliest spots.

One of my favourite things about outdoor family photography is that every season bring something special. Summer brings lush greenery, long grasses, vibrant flowers, and warm, soft sunlight. This happy family’s photo shoot last year brought all of these things together perfectly, andI’m delighted to be able to share some of my favourite portraits from their session with you today.

outdoor family portraits in Esher with Surrey family photographer Clare Murthy

This family had a happy, smiley ten month old baby boy and we started the session with some photographs of the whole family together.

I always aim to start family photo shoots with the whole family in the frame, as it gives everyone a chance to warm up to the camera, and for younger members of the family to get used to the photo shoot experience whilst they’re with their parents.

As you can see this gorgeous little boy took no time at all to warm up to the camera, and gave me such lovely smiles all the way through the session – it was a joy to photograph him!


natural family portraits in surrey

One of the lovely things about a summer family photo shoot is that you don’t need to worry about layering up with cardigans, jumpers or coats.

I always recommend that families choose a maximum of three to four complementary colours to base their outfits around, and in the summer soft, muted colours tend to work particularly well. This forward planning helps to achieve a cohesive look, and to give the final photographs a polished finish – as you can see this family coordinated beautifully!


outdoor family photography by Surrey photographer Clare Murthy

As the session progressed we moved on to capturing different groupings – each of the parents alone with their son, and of course their gorgeous little boy on his own! I’ve put together some more of my favourites from this session below:

mum and baby portraits in Surrey by Clare Murthy Photography

Dad and baby portraits in Surrey UK by Clare Murthy Photography

outdoor family photography in Surrey UK by Clare Murthy

Surrey family photographer Clare Murthy

I absolutely loved photographing this lovely family, and I hope the photographs have made you smile as much as I have.

Would you love to have a family photo shoot this summer? Click on the link below to find out more about booking a shoot with me.

Outdoor Family Photography Sessions

Clare Murthy

Clare Murthy

I’m a newborn, baby and family photographer working with families from South West London and Surrey. I specialise in timeless, natural photography with no props or unnatural posing. I photograph babies at my studio, and families in beautiful outdoor locations. I'm based on the Surrey / London border, close to Hampton Court.
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