FAMILY PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER
“I specialise in beautiful, natural, family photography, capturing the cheeky essence of your little ones and the special bond between parents and children.”
My approach is known as ‘lifestyle’ photography. I don’t place babies in jars or on miniature rocking horses but prefer to photograph them cuddled up in blankets or simply held in parents’ arms being adored. Likewise, I don’t expect 3 year olds to sit on a stool in front of a white background, and am very happy chasing them around your kitchen or playing hide and seek in the woods. I’m now the mother of two small boys (who are delicious and exhausting in equal measure!) which is so useful for this job! I’m so busy with wedding photography that unfortunately I can only fit in family shoots during the week at the moment.
I do newborn photography sessions at my clients’ home (I travel up to 45 mins from my home in Englefield Green, including Wandsworth where I used to live). Birth dates are, of course, pretty unpredictable, so contact me and tell me your due date and I’ll try my best to accommodate your little arrival when they decide to turn up! The best time for classic newborn photos is in the first 10-14 days after birth before they lose that lovely curled up look. Otherwise I suggest waiting til 12+ weeks when they’ve got lovely and smiley. If when the time comes you don’t feel up to having some photos done we can always reschedule e.g. for some first birthday photos.
Families and Children
I offer photography sessions in your home (within about 45 mins of my home in Englefield Green, Surrey) or on location (e.g. in your favourite park, or Windsor Great Park) to capture spontaneous, fun pictures of your babies/children at play. Between us we can work out a good venue – for babies a simple double bed with a white duvet cover often works well (I tend to get in close and work with a narrow depth of field so the background isn’t hugely important – there needs to be good natural light though), whilst your garden or a local park provides the space to run/toddle around for older toddlers and children. As with my wedding photography, I aim to be as unobtrusive as possible. I’ll give some direction where required, but there’ll be no forced, unnatural poses, and certainly no dodgy false library backgrounds like in my old school portraits!