Capturing the beauty amidst the chaos of family life!
This isn't poses and cheesy smiles, this is authentic, beautiful photos of you and your family having fun!!
As a mother of two, I know that family life is rarely as peaceful & stress-free as some may believe. Despite that, I believe that there is beauty to be captured in the chaos. I believe that these are the days we will look back on in years to come and long for.
I want to capture your real - the moments of laughter and joy, either at home or on location in Devon & Cornwall.*
HOW IT WORKS
My family photoshoots are designed to fit around you and your family.
Whether it's capturing those early days with a newborn at home...
Or fort building, baking or bath time with your littles...
Or adventuring outdoors with your tribe; a stomp on the beach or a woodland adventure, I can't wait to hear your ideas!
If you need suggestions for a location for your shoot, I'm always happy to recommend some great places!
My family sessions last between 60 and 90 minutes and are priced at £150.
Your session fee includes a pre-shoot call to discuss what you hope to achieve from your photoshoot, advice on clothing and location as well as 3 digital images. Further digital images, prints, albums and wall art are available to purchase after your session. Please click here for more detailed information on prices and packages. In addition to my standard packages an a la carte menu of products are available on request.
Your full gallery of 50+ images will be delivered within 14 days of your photoshoot.
A group that dreams, laughs, plays and loves together, always present not only in the good times. The most precious gift.
Frequently asked questions
What's the best time of day for a family shoot?
Golden hour is the BEST time of day for a photoshoot!
Golden hour is the time of day right before sunset where the light is stunning and makes everything and everyone look so good! For those of you with little ones, I recommend a late nap and a snack/dinner before the shoot. However, I realise that it's not possible for everyone.
Second best is the morning, when the sun isn't too high and the kids are still in a good mood! *hopefully*
What should we wear!?
Above all else, my main concern will always be that you feel and look like yourselves! If you feel comfortable, the chances are, you'll look comfortable too.
I'd always advise to co-ordinate outfits rather than matching them. This gives scope for individuals to wear outfits that are more fitting to them and gives an overall softer, more subtle result.
Solid black or white can look really flat in photos so I would suggest avoiding these if you can, or if your heart is set on white, try something with texture, or an off-white instead.
Text, stripes or characters tend to detract from the main focus of photos so if you're able to part your little one with their favourite character t-shirt, you will reap the rewards!!
What happens if it's raining or cloudy?
If the weather is awful I'm always more than happy to re-schedule. I generally follow the weather forecast in advance of any shoots, so will email you a few days in advance of your photoshoot if I think we may need to postpone. Sessions on cloudy days will go ahead as scheduled, you might be surprised at how soft the light is on overcast days, which can make for really gorgeous photographs!
Should we bring anything to the session?
If you'd like to bring along some of your child's favourite toys, games, balls, kites, bubbles – it's lovely to capture something that you enjoy doing together as a family. Snacks are also always a good idea.
What if my kids don't behave?
Kids are kids and I love to photograph them in their happy place - with you!! I don't expect children to sit still and smile sweetly at the camera (and tend to find asking children to smile at the camera, or to behave themselves do more harm than good!!) I'd much rather capture them giggling with mummy & daddy, jumping in puddles or exploring rock pools. Please don't stress about your kids being on their best behaviour, I'd much rather capture them being themselves!