FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY IN SURREY & LONDON

 

Life with children never stops. A whirlwind of things to do, places to be, and a million little moments you want to freeze in time.

My family sessions capture these precious years with natural, relaxed photographs at home or outdoors. Pressing pause on a moment in time so that you can remember and enjoy your memories forever

FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY IN SURREY & LONDON

Life with children never stops. A whirlwind of things to do, places to be, and a million little moments you want to freeze in time.

My family sessions capture these precious years with natural, relaxed photographs at home or outdoors. Pressing pause on a moment in time so that you can remember and enjoy your memories forever

PORTFOLIO

Families at Home

Families Outdoors

RELAXED, NATURAL FAMILY PORTRAITS

It’s wonderful that you’re thinking of booking a family photo shoot! 

If you’re looking for natural, relaxed family photographs and hate the idea of cheesy grins and awkward posing you’re in the right place.

I specialise in lifestyle family photography – in your home or in a beautiful outdoor location. I love to capture the energy, personality and spirit of your family. All in a place that you love.

If this sounds like what you’re looking for, please do get in touch. I’d love to hear from you.

HOW IT WORKS

SETTING A DATE

When you get in touch to schedule your session we’ll discuss your ideas for the session, locations and timings. I offer sessions on weekdays and on Saturdays.

We can photograph inside your home all year round. I recommend scheduling outdoor sessions between April and November.

To book your session please get in touch by email, phone or by filling in the form at the end of this page. 

 

Thames Ditton Family Photographer
Worcester Park Family Photography

BEFORE YOUR SESSION

When you book we’ll schedule a telephone consultation where we’ll plan your session. This is a time for you to tell all learn about your family and what you’re hoping for from the photographs so that I can tailor the shoot to you. 

At this point we’ll discuss locations – you may know exactly where you’d like to have your session but if not I can suggest lots of lovely, local ideas. I’ll also share lots of practical tips to help you prepare from what to bring to what to wear, and answer any questions that you have.

A few days before I’ll get in touch again to run through all of the final details, and make sure you feel prepared for a relaxed, enjoyable session.

YOUR FAMILY PHOTO SHOOT

The day of your session has arrived! We’ll usually spend around 2 hours together, but I won’t be watching the clock. If we need to take a break for snacks, feeds or coffee for the grown ups we can. I won’t leave until I’ve captured a lovely variety of photographs for you.

I’ll give you plenty of guidance on what to do as we move through the session, so you don’t need to worry about feeling awkward. And I’ll have plenty of games up my sleeve to keep little ones entertained.

Esher Family Photographer
Surrey family and maternity photography session in Bushy Park

VIEWING YOUR PORTRAITS

Around a week after your session we’ll meet at my studio or your home for your viewing. This is when you see the photographs from your session for the first time, and choose your favourite pictures.

I’ll be on hand to give as much or as little help as you need. I can help you design frames and gallery walls, or choose the best way to display your new photographs. But I promise that there’s no pressure or hard sell – that’s just not my style!

The viewing is where you place your order and make payment. Once payment is received, digital images will be delivered within 24 hours and printed items will follow 4-6 weeks later.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

I’m sure you’ll want to make an informed decision about who you choose to photograph your baby, and you might have some questions. If you can’t find your question here please send me a message using the form below, and I’d be delighted to answer it for you.

The best months for outdoor family photographs are usually April to November.

Outside of these months it can be quite cold and uncomfortable to be outside for the entire photo shoot – especially for babies and young children.

Between April and November we have three beautiful seasons; spring, summer and autumn all give wonderful backdrops for family photographs. I recommend scheduling your session at anytime during these months.

The best months for outdoor family photographs are usually April to November.

Outside of these months it can be quite cold and uncomfortable to be outside for the entire photo shoot – especially for babies and young children.

Between April and November we have three beautiful seasons; spring, summer and autumn all give wonderful backdrops for family photographs. I recommend scheduling your session at anytime during these months.

I offer sessions on weekdays and Saturday mornings. It’s best to book your session at least a month in advance to ensure availability. This also gives you time to arrange outfits, hair cuts for the family, and any other preparations you’d like to make. 

At my busiest times of year Saturday mornings can be booked up a few months ahead. So if you’d prefer a Saturday session it’s best to book as early as possible.

In the run up to your shoot I’ll keep a close eye on the weather forecast, and I expect you might too! Regardless of what the forecast says, I always recommend that we don’t make any decisions until the evening before your shoot. The reason for this is that I find the forecast can change frequently over the course of a week, and a day that is forecast to be rainy in a week’s time, can often be forecast to be a lovely dry, sunny day once we reach the day before.

If we can’t go ahead as planned because of the weather you can either choose to have the entire session at home, or reschedule to another date free of charge.

Yes, absolutely! I hear from lots of families who are getting the whole family together to celebrate a special birthday or anniversary and would like to use the opportunity to have some photographs taken.

The signature session has no limit on the number of family members who take part and is usually the best option for extended family sessions.

In these situations families usually have a very specific date in mind for the session and so it’s best to contact me as far in advance as possible to ensure I am also available on that date.

If it isn’t possible for all of the ‘decision makers’ to come to your viewing appointment after the session, I can also provide an online proofing gallery for relatives who can’t make it to order their photographs from.

When you’re choosing between a signature or mini session, the decision usually comes down to where you’d like to have the session, how much you’d like to spend, and the kind of experience you’d like to have.

This article explains the difference between a signature and mini session, and how you can decide which is right for you: What’s the difference between a signature and mini session?

If you’re still not sure which to choose please feel free to get in touch and we can discuss which option might be best for you.

When you’re choosing between a signature or mini session, the decision usually comes down to where you’d like to have the session, how much you’d like to spend, and the kind of experience you’d like to have.

This article explains the difference between a signature and mini session, and how you can decide which is right for you: What’s the difference between a signature and mini session?

If you’re still not sure which to choose please feel free to get in touch and we can discuss which option might be best for you.

I take your privacy very seriously, and will only publish pictures from your shoot in my online portfolios with your permission. If you do give permission the pictures are always shared anonymously (I would never share your or your children’s names.)

I will ask you about this when you book your session, and if you don’t want me to share the pictures from your session you can let me know then.

Yes. After a signature session you’ll have the option to buy high resolution digital images, printed items or a combination of both. Whichever option is right for you.

Mini Session and Baby At Home Session packages all include digital files.

You can find my family photography prices here.

In the run up to your session I’ll share lots of information to help you prepare – including some tips on what to wear.

These guides to choosing clothes for your photo shoot may be helpful as you prepare:

The best clothes to wear for a family photo shoot at home.

The best clothes to wear for a family photo shoot outdoors.

GET IN TOUCH

If you’d like to make a booking or ask a question you can get in touch here. I’d love to hear from you.

I’ll send you an email reply within 24 hours.