Capturing real family life is what I’m most passionate about. I lost my Mum to Cancer when I was 16, and while we have endless photos of us all by a cairn on a misty fell in the Dales or the Lakes I don’t have any photos of family life at home. The years fly by, life events happen and time makes memories fade a little or a lot. This is what compels me to document my life with my husband and two wild children. I want to give to other families what I have for mine – honestly captured yet beautiful photos of everyday life, small and big milestones, tiny details, laughter, tears, playtime and snuggles. All the things that make your heart flutter with love and joy, they should be captured, recorded, displayed and kept alive.
Your documentary family photography session with me will be natural because you’ll do what you normally do – a walk in the woods, playing at the river or park, or even a trip to the beach. I’ll be capturing the essence and magic of your family, your personalities and quirks, the emotion and story of your day, it will be fuss-free and with out props. These relaxed sessions are for families who run a mile at the thought of family photo shoots and perfect for children as they can just be themselves.
Your (socially distanced) session can be outdoors in a more lifestyle type of shoot, where I may give some direction or guidance, and interact with you. Or if you wish to capture your family life as purely and honestly as possible you can opt for a documentary session. Sessions inside the home are on hold at the moment but I can capture life through your windows and open doors and in the garden. Whether you choose an outdoor documentary or lifestyle session or an at home family documentary session, you’ll be doing what you normally do so your photos will be honest, heartfelt and utterly unique to you. These are the photos that make you FEEL and remember those moments as well as being worthy of display in your home.
Documentary sessions vary in length from an hour to half day or full day but are negotiable and tailored to you. I’ll join you at home or your favourite location (or both) and capture your family having an adventure, fun and just being ‘you’.
Slice of Life Mini Sessions:
I have 2 options for you:
1) £80 – 30 mins with 10 photos to download or
2) £125 for 1hr with 15 photos to download.
The Family Life Session:
£250 for a 2 hour session, all digital photos and (2) 12×8″ mounted prints.