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 so incredibly busy these days and so it’s important to capture these moments in a lasting memory.

There is no doubt, in this digital age that having a physical photograph that we can hold & touch and hang on our walls has now become pretty much obsolete!

I have plastered the 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 proof that mummy & Daddy are quite lovely after all!  It also creates wonderful daily reminders of great memories and cherished moments that will be there for generations to come, cataloguing the family history rather than lost and forgotten on some dusty hard drive!

It is, for this reason, I provide some free prints with your shoot, so you have them ready to put straight in a frame & up on your wall.

The family photoshoot usually takes between 1.5 – 2 hours, but there’s never an exact time limit on as I want it to be a stress-free & 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 and contingency for rain!

I largely just hang out with you, 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 images for you to choose from, based on your requirements. Oh, and waggy tails are always welcome!

I will always allow sometime 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 also close to the Surrey and Berkshire borders. I love to shoot in and around these areas especially Farnborough, Farnham , Camberley and Guildford but happy to travel. Ideally, we will be in a location that means something special to you as a family . if you have a special location you want to use then you I will take the time to recce it before hand.

Call me on 07970963865 so that we can have a friendly chat and book in your shoot. Please be aware that I get booked up 3-4 weeks in advance.

MY PRICES

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

When you have seen your gallery you then choose from 3 packages to buy your 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 limited 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 photoshoot you will receive a link to an online gallery to view your images. You can then choose the package you like best

1

BANANARAMA

5 digital images via download to share and print from

+

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

+

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)

+

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

  • Want images of your whole family that capture their character…
  • …And also their gorgeousness?
  • Love walks in the woodlands and countryside?
  • Happy to let the shoot unfold with no mention of the word “cheese”?
  • Like getting dressed up, but not afraid of muddy puddles?
  • Love ras-bellies, tickles and snuggles?
  • Want to have those beautiful, natural ‘at home’ moments you are part of, captured to keep forever?

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 between 1-2hours.

An Award Wining photographer

With over 30 Awards, 7 years of training and experience and a qualification in photography, 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 session are very relaxed. When you book I send through a questionnaire for you to complete telling me everything about you all. 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 last up between 60-120 minutes. Although I never put a time limit on as I want it to be a stress-free & 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 favourite place to your family.

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

When you book I send through a questionnaire for you to complete.  This helps me work what works best for you and a fun plan for your shoot.  Let the children know you  are going for a fun couple hours with your friend Justine.

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.

For more detailed information on each age group please click here.

As a general rule I find 0-12 months are great to photograph at home and 1 year + in a mixture of at home and out and about. This can either be in a location suggested by me that I know looks lovely and has great light. Or 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. For time spent together that’s 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 sit back and 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 need to choose which package you want depending on the number of photographs that you want to have.  The packages are defined here.

Absolutely not. My packages and prices are all available to view on the website. I suggest you take a look and make sure you have the budget for the package you want before booking your session fee. The Bono – 25 greatest hits – is my most popular package.

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.

I do! I treat these sessions as a couples shoot with a bump! Creating beautiful, natural and relaxed creative portraits. These last approximately 90 minutes. Please get in touch to discuss if you would like this in your home or on location or a mixture of both. The best time is between 32-35 weeks pregnant.

I love capturing this period of time. Ideally these are taken when your baby is 0-4 weeks old. Please get in touch with your expected due date to book a session to avoid disappointment. The session can always be moved if dates change. Sessions last up to 2 hours in your home, allowing plenty of time to pause and feed / have a nap.

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

It rains a lot in the UK (you just have to say “BBQ next weekend” and almost guarantee it!)

I find it rarely rains all day though and so we can keep in touch and if you  are happy to change the time we can 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.