Tell Your Family Story Through Beautiful Images
Families I photograph book me to create beautiful portraits in the comfort and convenience of their own homes. As a family photographer that comes to your home, I offer either a studio, lifestyle, or location session. The vast majority of families book me for a studio-style photoshoot. The studio backgrounds, props and lights are brought by me to your home to create a mobile studio.
It’s easier for you if I come to your home. You have on hand your full wardrobe, the most meaningful belongings and toys for the children, and all of your pets! If the little ones get tired they can have a break too.
My Aim: To Make Every Aspect Of Your Portrait Session Effortless And Enjoyable
Harry’s favourite blue shirt (the only one he will wear at the minute) is covered in grass and dog hair…and you have to be at the portrait photographer’s studio in less than an hour! You’ve been putting this portrait sitting off for months because Lucy can’t sit still for more than 30 seconds, but the grandparents’ golden wedding is coming up and you really wanted to give them a family portrait.
Now imagine this…
It’s 9am on Tuesday morning. Peter the Portrait Photographer is arriving at 10am. You had a lovely chat with him last week when he came to visit for your pre shoot consultation and the kids loved him. He is going to stay for as much of the day as you need, so Harry’s shirt can have a quick spin in the washer drier and there’s plenty of time to change Lucy into her second best dress. Misty can play in the garden, but Peter loves dogs and will probably want to take her photo too!
So, instead of stressing and rushing and panicking about finding a parking space, you pop that shirt into the machine and put the kettle on…
“But I want it to look like a studio shot,” I hear you cry. Never fear – we bring backdrops, lights, the whole shebang!
Lucy can wear six different dresses, Harry can sit on his rocking horse (that his grandparents gave him for his birthday), and you can be confident that Peter will capture you all at your very best.
Photographer That Comes To Your Home
You will find that having a family photographer come to your home really is the most stress-free way to get that perfect family portrait.
Photography In Your Home – How It Works
What Happens On Photoshoot Day?
Photoshoot day is all about fun. I arrive nice and early to get set up and we are ready for action!
While most children are completely confident in front of the camera I’m aware that not all adults share this enthusiasm. My aim is to make the whole process fun and pain-free for all of you. I know how to make sure you’re in the good light and how to use the right angles. You’ll look your very best without feeling like you’re being put on the spot.
After Your Family Photography Session
After your photoshoot, I’ll process your pictures and prepare them for your Reveal Session.
We’ll then arrange a convenient time for me to show you your pictures in the comfort of your own home. You can choose and keep your prints there and then, along with a beautiful walnut treasure box.
If you would like frames or albums these can be ordered too. We’ll arrange the careful delivery of your beautiful frames, ready to be hung on the wall and enjoyed forever.
Where Are You Based?
Today I live in rural Derbyshire but I was brought up, worked and am regularly in and about Somerset with my family. Now I am the portrait photographer that comes to your home wherever you are.
I travel to every part of the UK creating lasting memories for families and individuals just like you.
Do You Travel Outside Derbyshire?
I travel all over the UK. Living in Derbyshire means that I am central to all locations up and down the country. I do not charge for travel within the United Kingdom.
For photoshoots outside the UK, quotations are made on a case-by-case basis to take into account the time and logistics involved.
Why Do You Not Charge For Travel?
I do not charge for travel within the UK as wherever I go I take the opportunity to indulge my hobby of landscape photography! You can check out some of my landscape images here.
Where Do Your Photoshoots Take Place?
All my sessions take place at your home or on location. I travel to you and we take pictures at your home, out and about at a favourite park, beach or woodland, or a combination of both indoors and outdoors.
My mobile studio is set up in a position that will capture your family at their very best. This could be the sitting room, dining room, kitchen, or garden. As a photographer that comes to your
For location sessions as long as there are no restrictions on photography, I’m happy to take pictures pretty much anywhere. Some locations do require a permit which I’m willing and able to arrange for you. These are charged at cost.
How Long Will Our Portrait Session Last?
Session length will depend entirely on what we are trying to achieve. I move quite quickly and add variety to keep everyone’s interest. Being in your home we have the flexibility to take breaks for naps, snacks and coffee or to enjoy a bit of quiet time if needed. I only ever book one shoot per day, so that whole day is yours, as much or as little of it as you choose.
I love taking pictures and it’s great to share sessions that are slightly longer than the norm. We have the luxury of time to do a variety of activities. This results in more interesting and diverse images for you.
What Happens If My Child Is Ill?
If your child is ill, then please let me know as soon as possible and we can postpone your session. I wouldn’t dream of forcing a sick child to have a photoshoot, as this would be miserable for everyone involved. It’s much better to wait until they’re feeling better and we can all have an amazing time taking your pictures.