Natural, fun and relaxed outdoor family photography in St Albans throughout the seasons...
My favourite photos from my childhood are the ones of my whole family together. I LOVE looking back and seeing my parents and my siblings and I together as little gang. My son Theo’s favourite photos are of him with me, my husband and his baby brother Caspar.
Family photos create a sense of belonging, history and wellbeing. They bring joy for decades to come. Family portraits are so important. As I'm sure you know, they are actually very difficult to achieve unless you make a little bit of time for it, don't have one parent (usually mum!) taking the photo, have someone who knows what they’re doing guide you in a beautiful location, in a lovely light and entertain and entice your children to look in the direction of the camera too!!
Shy babies, high energy toddlers, busy preschoolers, uncomfortable teenagers, reluctant dads, unsure what to expect and hoping for the best mums, doting grandparents… I’ve photographed them all and we ALWAYS create beautiful memories.
Family photoshoots are approximately 30 minutes long, I’ve found this is optimal for capturing a mix of portraits and natural moments of you and your children and the right length of time before your little ones have had enough! Shoots are fun and relaxed and I will guide you and your partner and do my best “children’s entertainer” role to get some smiles and looks in the right direction! Sometimes family shoots are calm and sometimes they’re high energy with singing, games, bubbles, tree climbing, running and a lot of laughter! I go at your child’s pace, their personality and what we think will work best to keep them interested! My own son Theo is super high energy and an absolute whirlwind and has really helped me to hone my lightening-fast toddler-ready camera skills!