Family Lifestyle Photography
Family Photoshoots at home and on-location
Candid and fun, ‘documentary-style’ 1-2 hr photoshoots for families and couples
Family Lifestyle Photography - Introduction
If you've read my 'About' page, you'll now know that my passion for photography really took off close to the start of the digital photography age and the arrival of my first child in 2003. Like all parents, I wanted to capture, share and save every precious stage as my children grew up and that passion still drives me to this day (although as teenagers it's become increasingly tricky to capture the genuine, candid moments!). Although capturing weddings is currently the largest part of my business, family photography will always be my first love as a photographer. While wedding photography does fill most of my summers, I love to fit in as many family lifestyle shoots as I can in and around each wedding season. Whatever the time of the year, if you'd like to head out for some family photographs, it's worth getting in touch to check my availability.
From my own experience as the 'family photographer', I know that it's super hard (impossible!) to get the whole family behaving naturally in one frame without it being a 'phone selfie' and these are rarely of the quality to be able to print for the family home. These photographs are also, by necessity, staged and don't capture the genuine dynamic between family members. My aim at these very relaxed family shoots is to keep the poses to a minimum and just document the love, happiness and relationships that exist within each family as naturally as possible. The result is invariably a unique set of images like no other you'll own and that will leave you with just one problem - which ones do I print?! They'll also become treasured family memories that will be periodically re-visited while becoming of increasing value as the years pass and the children grow up.
Relaxed, authentic family photography
Memories of a very special time in your lives
Pricing & Packages
60-90 min shoots in or around Norwich for one household. Images are delivered via online gallery with full image rights to print and share.
60-90 min shoots up to an hour from Norwich for one household. Images are delivered via online gallery with full image rights to print and share.
How do I book?
Please enquire via the Contact Form or email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll get right back to you.
How many people can I bring?
I tend to shoot single household family groups which usually means 3 to 6 people. I do however have a package for larger groups with the price dependent on location and size of party.
Where do your family shoots take place?
I'm Norwich-based so the lowest priced shoots are in and around Norwich. I prefer to use natural light so outside space is preferred and is often best for families with lots of energy to burn. For small families, and during the winter months, light and airy family homes can also work well.
How do these shoots work?
Depending on the size and age of the family, we go for a walk with a few stops along the way. I encourage everyone to relax, enjoy each others company and have fun as if I wasn't there. We can do a few posed photographs for the camera but the best ones will be the natural moments.
What do we need to bring?
Usually just yourselves, maybe a blanket to sit on and possibly a favourite outdoor toy or game for the children.
What if the weather is bad?
I will work with you to re-schedule the shoot if we have a bad forecast for the planned shoot date.
The 'quiet moments'
As well as the 'loud', at home or on-location
To make an enquiry about availability or ask any questions, please do get in touch