Family Photography

Beautiful, natural, spontaneous, fun, and relaxed

Documenting the smiles, the laughs, the tears and the grumps.

A family photoshoot with me is all about capturing each of your personalities, your connections and the love that binds you all together, even if you’ve just spent the morning yelling at each other!

Our lives are incredibly busy these days, so it’s even more important to capture special moments to give you wonderful daily reminders of great memories that will be there for generations to come. For this reason, I provide some free prints with your shoot, so you have them ready to put straight in a frame and up on your wall, cataloguing the family history rather than lost and forgotten on some dusty hard drive!

For this reason, I provide some free prints with your shoot, so you have them ready to put straight in a frame and up on your wall, cataloguing the family history rather than lost and forgotten on some dusty hard drive!

I have plastered my house with photos of my family together to remind us all that, even on the shoutiest of days, we do love each other, have fun and Mummy & Daddy are quite lovely after all!

Typically, we would go for a walk or spend some time in your home – I have some handpicked locations for different times of the year and contingency for rain!

The family photoshoot usually takes 1.5-2 hours, but there’s never an exact time limit as I want it to be a stress-free and relaxed experience, so it really lasts as long as we are all enjoying it.

I largely just hang out with you and your family, asking questions, playing some tailored games and use my creative skills to provide flattering, relaxed photographs. My aim is to provide a wide variety of beautiful images for you to choose from, based on your requirements. Oh, and waggy tails are always welcome!

I will always allow some time before the shoot to discuss location, what to wear and what you would like from the shoot.

I want to really understand about the dynamics and personalities of your family so that I can tailor my questions and games to get the best results.

I live in Farnborough, Hampshire which is close to the Surrey and Berkshire borders. I love to shoot in and around these areas especially Farnborough, Farnham, Camberley and Guildford, but I am happy to travel. If you have a location you want to use that is special to you and your family, I will take the time to recce it before hand.

MY PRICES

It is simple to book – just choose when you would like a session and get in touch to arrange a date and pay.

When you have seen your gallery of family photos, you then choose from 3 packages to buy your preferred images.

Weekday Session

Monday to Friday

9am to 3pm

Up to 5 people (£10 per additional person)

Earlier & later sessions available over school holidays in summer months with longer, lighter days.

£75

Weekend Session

Saturdays and some Sundays

8am to 5pm

Up to 5 people (£10 per additional person)

Later sessions available over school holidays in summer months with longer, lighter days.

£150

WHICH PACKAGE IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

After your family photoshoot you will receive a link to an online gallery to view your images. You can then select the package you like best.

1

BANANARAMA

5 digital images via download to share and print from

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A matching set of 5 prints in a beautiful white gift box, for you or the grandparents to put straight into a frame.

(£40 per image)

£200

2

THE BONO

10 digital images of your choice to share and print from

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A matching set of 10 prints in a beautiful white gift box, for you or the grandparents to put straight into a frame.

(£35 per image)

£350

3

THE BOWIE

Our most popular package

All the digitals images via digital download to share and print from (a minimum of 50 images)

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A full set of 6×4 prints in a beautiful white gift box.

(£15 per image)

£750

Additional products can be bought with any package:

Item Gloss Fine Art
6×4 Print £8.99 £15.00
10x8 Print £12.00 £20.00
Digital Image £25.00  
     
Albums (from) £200  
Gift Vouchers (from) £75  

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

If you..

  • Want images of your family that capture their characters and also their gorgeousness
  • Love walks in the woodlands and countryside
  • Are happy to let the shoot unfold with no mention of the word “cheese”
  • Like getting dressed up, but aren’t afraid of muddy puddles
  • Love ras-bellies, tickles and snuggles
  • Want to have those beautiful, natural moments you are part of, captured to keep forever

…then YES, I’m the family photographer for you!

A photoshoot that the whole family will enjoy

Based on your completed pre-shoot questionnaire, we will be hanging out in your house, the park or a walk and play in the woods. I tailor the shoot to your family. Mostly I will capture you at play, but there will be some moments where I bring you together for some gently directed group shots. Each session is 1-2 hours long.

An award-winning photographer

With over 30 Awards, 7 years of training and experience and a qualification in photography, plus a career in the film and music industries, I know a lot of what makes a photoshoot fun, what looks great and how to capture beautiful natural shots.

Images you will love after the shoot

I will send you an online gallery of at least 40 hand-edited images in a mixture of black and white and colour. You can then select and pay for the package that suits you best.

My photo sessions are very relaxed. When you book, I send through a questionnaire for you to complete telling me everything about you and your family. This helps me tailor the shoot to you and plan what will be fun. The more you tell me about you all, the better the experience.

The session lasts between 60-120 minutes. However, I never put a time limit on as I want it to be a stress-free and relaxed experience, so it really lasts as long as we are all enjoying it. Typically, we would go for a walk or spend some time in your home. I have some handpicked locations for different times of the year or we can go to a place that’s special to your family.

Don’t worry there will be no awkward moments! For the most part we just hang out and I capture you playing together, based on your questionnaire answers. I will use my creative skills and years of training to provide flattering, relaxed, natural photographs. My aim is to provide a wide variety of images for you to choose from, based on your requirements.

When you book I’ll send through a questionnaire for you to complete. This helps me work what works best for you and plan some fun for your shoot. Tell the children you are going for a fun couple hours with your friend Justine, to help them feel relaxed.

Start with What makes you feel good!  When you book I will send you a guide on choosing what to wear in your welcome pack.

Wherever you like! You can choose to have your family photoshoot in your house and garden (which generally works best for babies of 0-12 months), or in a mixture of your home and out and about. I can suggest several woodland/park locations around Farnborough, Camberley, Fleet, Farnham and Guildford that look lovely and have great light for natural family photos. Alternatively, you can choose a place that is special to you as a family.

Get in touch and let’s have a chat about what would suit your family best.

I understand the anxiety of inviting a stranger into your lives to photograph you, and feeling the pressure of time and getting it right.

This is why I ask for as much information as possible on your questionnaire, so that I can tailor your shoot to you. To help make it relaxing and fun, I allow more time than is needed in case we need to take a pause.

But honestly, I am there to capture you as you are, because this moment … those wobbly lips, fat tears and child that won’t sit down or teen that won’t smile … are memories to keep and enjoy later.

And if you let me, trust me, I will coax out some giggles and smiles too.

There is a session fee for the photoshoot and this is defined here.

You then choose which package you want depending on the number of photographs you would like. The packages are defined here.

Absolutely not. My packages and prices are all available to view on the website so take a look so you can be confident you have the budget for the photo package you want before booking your session fee.

Your online gallery link will be emailed to you within 4 weeks of the session taking place and is live for 7 days for you to choose and pay for your package. You then get 1 month to select your images.

Your digitals will be ready to download within 24 hours of making your selection and the boxed prints will arrive within 7 working days. I will either deliver your products myself or arrange for signed delivery to your door.

Yes! Maternity photoshoots are perfect for creating beautiful, natural and relaxed portraits as you prepare for parenthood. They can be just of you and your bump, or include your partner too.

I find the best time to have the shoot is when you are 32-35 weeks pregnant. Sessions last approximately 90 minutes, and they can be done in your home, on location or a mixture of both.

Yes! Ideally a newborn photoshoot is taken when your baby is 0-4 weeks old and I love being part of this special time in parents’ lives, capturing precious moments for a lifetime. Sessions last up to 2 hours in your home, allowing plenty of time to pause and feed/have a nap.

Please let me know your expected due date when you book – the photoshoot can always be moved if dates change.

Choose whether you would like a weekday or weekend session, then click the ‘Get in touch’ button and let me know the best way to contact you to find a date that works.

As we know. it rains a lot in the UK. (You just have to say “BBQ next weekend” to almost guarantee it!)

But I find it rarely rains all day, so if the weather looks iffy on the day of your family photoshoot, we can be flexible about the shoot time to find a gap in the weather. I don’t book in more than one session a day and am happy to be flexible where possible.

If its wet I love to embrace it with wellies and umbrellas and sploshing in puddles (left to the end of the shoot of course & only if you are happy).

However if it looks torrential we can change location or move to another mutually convenient date within 1 year.

Yes, every package has digitals included. You can also buy additional digitals with every package.

Your gallery will be hand edited in a mixture of colour and black and white pictures. These are separate images to purchase.

It can seem from when they start nursery your child is constantly got one bug or another.

I am always happy to postpone if you are ill, the weather is dreadful or due to a family emergency. If you need to cancel the session fee is non – refundable.

Yes please, waggy bottoms are very welcome. Please tell me all about them in your questionnaire.

Absolutely! I love capturing the whole family together.

Often bought as a gift voucher for a birthday or Christmas. This is sometimes a surprise gift for grandparents to come along to or to enjoy the printed images we have created together.

Every one of my packages comes with a beautiful set of prints in a gift box and also a set of digitals for you all to print from. The top package includes all the digitals and one set of prints so you don’t even have to agree on what images to have.  Each package is for 5 people and so just add £10 per additional person.

From children’s birthday parties,  christenings and baptism’s to Big adult birthdays please get in touch to let me know your event and date and receive a tailored quote.

I love getting gift vouchers towards things I really want. It brings me one step further to having it.

I therefore sell gift vouchers from as little as £25.  Get in touch  and choose a digital gift card or a beautifully boxed printed copy (please allow 5 workings day for the printed version to arrive)

When choosing your gift voucher. I recommend you select the option based on your budget, the recipient will always be able to upgrade to a larger package should they wish to do so once they see the photos.

Do check here for my prices and be sure to let them know what your gift covers.

Sessions start at £75 and packages from £250.

Gift vouchers can be used for Family Photoshoots, Weddings, Headshots or products such as digitals, printed photos or albums.