About Family Photoshoots

Your family photography will be a set of images that freezes a moment in time, for you and your children. These are documentary-style photos that will become part of your family story for generations to come.

All my sessions last around 1 hour ( I’ve found this to be the optimum amount of time before the kids start to have enough!), they take place either at your home or an outdoor location of your choice. I always think it’s best to choose a location that’s personal to you, but we can chat about that when you book your session. Some of my favourite spots are the beach, woods or country parks.  I know loads of gems round here in Essex and Suffolk so if you need any help deciding, just let me know.

What is a family photography session like?

Basically your session is a time where you all get to have fun as a family and at the end you’ll get some great photos that will preserve your memories for generations to come. I think the most common thing I hear after each photoshoot is ‘That was so much fun!”  I don’t think people really expect it to be like that.  Normally having a camera in your face isn’t the most relaxing thing, but this really isn’t about the camera, it’s about you and your family.

Throughout the session there will be a few group shots and one-to-one portraits  of the kids. And then the rest of our time will be a bit more unstructured, if you’ve chosen an activity that’s fun for the kids then everything else can work around that.  We’ll just go and have some fun and I might gently prompt you for certain photos if I think they’ll work well.

I’m passionate about capturing real life in a beautiful way, so the priority is to enjoy your time as a family, not stare at the camera.   The most important photos will always be those that capture our memories, and that means no fake smiles or white backdrops.  It’s not about creating a fake situation where you all try to look happy, it’s about being together as a family and capturing those honest expressions and moments.

After your family photography session, I individually edit each of your photos to enhance the emotions that I can see in those image.  For me that is a big part of the process and for each family there will always be something unique about their personality and their photos.

To keep it simple, I include all the edited files in your own personal online gallery.  This is all included in your session fee.  Then if you’d like to purchase any of the files you can add on a package to suit you.  Find out more about my prices here.

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