natural, unposed & creative – family photoshoots with a difference
available in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire & South Yorkshire
Capturing Real Moments & Real Life
If you’re looking for a story-telling family photographer who can capture all those cute, funny and fleeting moments, then you’re in luck.
My approach to family photography is simple. I’m a low-tech photographer, so I just bring my camera and my eyes. I spend some time with you, and I simply document what I observe. We can go outside, we can stay home.
I won’t tell you what to wear. I won’t ask you to look into my camera and smile. I won’t tell you how to stand.
If you want pictures of your kids playing, jumping on beds, having stick fights, eating their tea, and coming to you for cuddles in the most natural way, then get in touch.
I have limited weekend availability in the spring and summer, but I’m always happy to accommodate weekdays.
//Recent Family Photoshoots//
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Sebbie + Xander Family Photoshoot Sheffield BECOMING A BROTHER When I arrived at Sarah's stunning house she first mentioned that newborn Xander was fast asleep. Her other child, however, was not. Three year old old Sebbie was a bundle of energy and couldn't...
Isaac & Eron Kids Photoshoot Chesterfield INTO THE WOODS In October 2018 I put out a call on my Facebook page. I was looking for a few kids of different ages to have a short outdoor session that captured their personalities in a different way....
Hello, baby! Welcome your newest family member with a relaxed shoot in your home.
2-3 hours (as long as baby needs)
other family members can all pile in
40 ish photos of you all
in an online gallery
with an unlimited license to print & share
A chilled out family shoot at home, outdoors or a blend of the 2, with lots of fun. Posing not allowed.
wherever you want
print/share to your heart’s content
A short but sweet session, ideal for kids on their own or a special session to celebrate mums.
ARRANGE A FAMILY PHOTOSHOOT
HOW MANY PHOTOS CAN WE HAVE?
The minimum guaranteed gallery sizes are listed under each package, but I often get way more images than this.
Basically, I give you as many as I can.
WHICH SESSION IS RIGHT FOR ME?
Family photoshoots are intensely personal. The best way for me to get photos that work for your family is to choose an option that gives us lots of time together. This means that everyone gets used to me and I get some insight into your personalities before I start shooting.
CAN WE BUY PRINTS?
Absolutely! I use a pro print lab that knocks the spots off what you can find on the high street, and I’m more than happy to put some print bundles together for you. If you’d prefer just prints instead of digital copies, let me know and we can sort that out.
WHAT'S YOUR AVAILABILITY?
As I’m also a wedding photographer I tend to have better weekend availability from October to March. I can accommodate photoshoots during the week all year round, and I can be available after school.
WHERE SHOULD WE HAVE OUR SHOOT?
This is a personal choice. Think of somewhere you love to spend time together, and I’ll work with you to make it happen.
I’ve done plenty family photoshoots at home (it doesn’t matter if your home is small or large, as long as there’s a couple of good sized windows). I’ve also done them in the peak district, by lakes, in parks, on a working farm…
I have a list of preferred locations if you’re really stuck, but the options are limitless.
HOW DO WE BOOK YOU?
Fill in the contact form below to get the ball rolling. I’ll get back in touch and once you’re sure you’d like to go ahead I’ll send you a contract and deposit form.
Once I’ve received both these things you’re all booked in.
WHAT WILL WE DO DURING A FAMILY PHOTOSHOOT?
We’ll do whatever suits your family!
If you have a newborn shoot then I’ll spend some time taking photos of them alone and incorporate the whole family. You can feed and change the baby as much as they need – these moments often make for lovely images.
If you have older kids we’ll have a chat about what they like to do, and I’ll make sure they’re not bored or fed up.
Sessions are deliberately unstructured, so the children can lead.
WHERE ARE YOU?
I’m based in Derbyshire, but I’ll go pretty much anywhere. My travel is included for family photoshoots within Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire & South Yorkshire. Shoots outside of this will incur a small travel fee.
CAN WE HAVE AN ALBUM?
Absolutely. I offer both coffee table books and fine art handmade albums, and I’m happy to discuss both with you.
WE WANT SOMETHING ELSE.
If you can’t see an option for what you’re after, please get in touch. You can use the contact form below or email me at email@example.com.
I’m happy to discuss all kinds of requests, and I respond to all enquiries within a day or two.
Relaxed wedding photography & family portraits.