What to expect from your photo session?

How does it work?


Never had your photos taken by a professional photographer before? Don't worry, it's not as scary as it sounds!


My job is to ensure you have fun while getting beautiful images that capture real natural photos of your family today. Don't worry that it's too late! However old your children are now, they will never be smaller; now is the time to capture family life, before the babies grow up or the children leave home!


There are lots of example photos from happy clients on my website. Any questions that are not answered, just drop me a message!

Booking your Photo session


Once you have decided I'm the photographer for you, contact me to book your session and reserve the date with the session fee.


Your next question maybe where to do photos? I work on location either at your home or outdoors, and can suggest location to suit you based on the season and age of your children. We can also combine home and a local park for the best of both!

Why have your family photos outside?


Outdoor sessions are natural and fun, for capturing images of lively children at their best. We will spend our time exploring and photographing your family and I try not to say “Cheese” – when the kids are having fun then we get the real and natural smiles.


Outdoor sessions are great for children who are on the move, from toddlers to teenagers. For babies we can take a few blankets along, and outdoor maternity portraits can be stunning!

You can choose a place that is special to you or I can suggest local locations that look great according to the time of year.

Why have your family photos at home?


An at home session can capture the place that is most special to your family. We'll make images of a slice of your day to day in the heart of your home. Imagine a relaxed photo session with no need to get everyone out of the house at a certain time.


These sessions are great for newborn babies and little ones that are not yet walking. For bigger children we could combine home and some outdoor time.

On arrival I'll have a look around for the best light and locations; don't worry, your house doesn't need to be picture perfect, children are living there after all!

Preparing for your photos


I'll send you my photo prep guide and I can suggest locations based on the season, and ideas on what to wear. We can chat on the phone or via email to make sure all the details are right before the session. This is a great time to tell me about your ideas, ‘must have’ shots and special people or items you would like included.


Portrait of six month old baby in an orange dress with family


The Photo Session


I keep my photo sessions natural and relaxed, so it's best to tell the kids we are going for a fun trip out! Your photo session is between 60 and 90 minutes at your home or favourite outdoor locations.



What's next?


I select and edit 30+ great photos from your session for you to view at home. From here it's all on-line so no need to leave home to pick your favourite photos.



How do I choose my photos?


You receive your private online gallery to view from the comfort of your home within 2 weeks of your session.


You'll get a week to share with friends and family and choose which ones to keep and display. I can also edit out minor blemishes, scratches and mud on request, so your little ones look as tidy as you wish they were!

Displaying your images


Digital images are a very popular way to save your photos, and are included in all my packages.


If you want those gorgeous baby smiles on display why not go full service and let me do the work to produce wall ready art, all you will need to do is decide where to hang it!


See the full list of options on my products and prices page.

Does this sound like the relaxed photography experience you are looking for? Get in touch to talk about your photography needs and how I can help, or select a session type to see more details.