Natural Lifestyle Family Photographer
Almost all of my work is family photography, whether it’s a child by themselves painting or a baby at home in a Nursery that Mum and Dad painted, everything is about family. I often find that little groups – shots of you individually with your son or daughter can be more striking, more impactful and tell a greater story than shots of a larger group.
What’s important in your family?
When you look back on your family photographs – what one’s make your heart sing? Is it those family photographs that capture a moment – sometimes that can all be about an expression, but often a bit of context – your environment, your home, the kid’s favourite beach, that teddy bear that little Bobby would never put down – are the things that make a family photograph something that you want to look at again and again.
My approach to Family Photography
I want to try and capture authentic, real life moments of you and your family. That can be playing at home, a trip to the seaside, making dens in the wood, a birthday party – anything and everything. I want you and your family to be relaxed and comfortable – wear clothes that you feel comfortable in, try to forget about me and enjoy being with your family.
My top tips for Natural Lifestyle Family Photographs
2) Try not to ham it up for the camera. In a studio getting a smile can be about “generating energy” – in the real world that fake big laugh, just looks like that when you look at the images again.
3) Be yourselves. But on a good day. Be patient, be caring, get physically close to each other.
4) Enjoy yourselves – that’s down to all of us – I want you to feel comfortable with me, and I want you to have fun. For some families that can be energetic and full throttle stuff – for other’s it might be colouring and reading.