Family and Children’s Photography.
Don’t make them pose, let them play! Gorgeous, natural shots of your children doing what they do best!
Rachel. Grandma to Evie and Piper, Isan and Dylan, and little Bruce.
Sasha, mum of Louis and Arthur.
Sam, mother of George, Freddie and Violet.
Lucy, mother of Molly, Flossie and Henry.
Suzie, mother of Olive, Edie and Stanley.
Just how quickly do our kids grow up? Don’t miss out on a family photography session while your kids are still young!
Before you know it, those cute little smiles morph into snarling grimaces and your window to get those pictures is firmly shut! There’s nothing more special than a gorgeous picture of your child during those innocent years to gaze at even when they’re well into their teenage lives.
Why I love photographing families.
Family photography sessions are of a particular favourite of mine. Once upon a time, I was in front of the camera as an actress on children’s BBC TV but am now firmly and happily behind it taking all the pictures of your gorgeous children for you to treasure forever. With my simple and fun approach of ‘don’t make them pose, let them play’ I’ve now earned myself the place as one of North London’s leading children’s photographers.
With three (extremely) boisterous boys of my own and experience of teaching drama to the little ones at primary schools, I’ve honed the skills required to not only capture the playful spirit of childhood and take beautiful pictures of your children – but also to give them a great time while doing so. Come to my garden or the local woods and your children will have a great play unaware that while they play you will be getting some gorgeous family photos to treasure forever – that’s their outing and play done for the day as well as your family photography shoot.
Before the shoot.
Before the day of the shoot we’ll have a chat about what you’re looking for with your family photo shoot and make sure we’re all on the same page – when there are little kids involved it doesn’t pay to be too vague on the day. We’ll also discuss anything you should bring along and what to dress everyone in.
Depending on the age of the children I may advise bringing along some (little, non-chocolatey) treats to keep them happy if all gets a little tetchy. On the subject of tetchiness, it doesn’t matter at all if they don’t ‘behave impeccably’ – we’re after natural shots of kids doing what kids do, not pictures of them posing with a rictus grin planted on their faces that are nothing like their usual expression. And there’s nothing like a grumpy face to look ‘thoughtful’ in pictures anyway so no need to stress or fret on my account.
What happens during the shoot?
My family photography sessions nomrally take place in the woods nearby but I can just as easily come to a park near to you or your garden. We generally just let the kids have a bit of a play – (which in a park or woods is easy enough) while I snap away around them. In the case of group shots though and twosome shots, we obviously can’t shoot them together if they’re actually playing 10 feet from each other so in that case, they’ll need to all clamber on the fallen tree (in the case of my spot in Queens’ Woods) or any other suitable seating structure we can find. Those shots are just as natural and un-posey but obviously, there’s a degree of sitting relatively still all together so we can get some great, sharp images of family groups.
The family photography shoot generally lasts no more than an hour (usually around the maximum the kids are happy to be followed around by a strange lady with a camera) after which you’re all free to go off and play or grab a coffee while I take the images home with me to start work on.
After the shoot.
Once I’ve loaded up all the images and deleted any less than marvellous ones, I’ll start some general post-production on them all before loading them all up on to a contact sheet to send over to you to view. Once you’ve had a good look through them we can discuss which ones you’d like and in which format, size, colourway etc. Once you’ve picked them I start working the magic – retouching, editing, cropping and making them beautiful before ordering them in the sizes you’d like.
There are all sorts of ways to have your family photos – whether as a print, a canvas or a block board, we can discuss this all before you decide. And then you will have those beautiful pictures of your loved-ones to gaze at forever. I still have the pictures of my three from when they were small on my walls – even though they’re now big grumpy teens.
Photo session (however long it takes) £195.00. Includes.
- Free print up to size 5 x 7
- Five low-resolution copies of your ordered images for Facebook etc…
- 6″ x 4″ £20
- 7″ x 5″ £25
- 10″ x 8″ / A4 £40
- Canvases, Block Boards, Photo Books and Posters also available.