I am a great believer in taking pictures of children in their natural environment when they are having fun and being themselves as I think this will come through in the images. I therefore like to take you all out in the garden, to the beach, to the park, or even at home surrounded by familiar things. I like you all to forget that I am there and get on with the important business of playing.
I will take time to speak to you in advance to find out what you are looking for from your images and to see how we could best achieve that and to get an insight into the children to see what they like. I also provide an eBrochure which will provide you with loads of information in advance of the shoot.
When it comes to the day, I think it is better to leave the camera out of sight at the beginning so that everyone can get used to me and, if somewhere exciting, let the kids get the initial ‘exuberant’ phase out of the way. That way I hope to get the most natural shots possible that can be treasured for years to come.
If you have a new baby and would like to record those precious initial days, I can come along to the house and record all those treasured moments with the family. Unlike newborn posed images, I don't need the baby to be teeny-tiny so if you feel you need a few days or weeks to settle in and get to know the new member of the family, that is fine (& totally understandable!). Get in touch and we can talk in more detail about what you are looking for.
I am also available for family events such as parties and christenings.
If you are interested in a shoot, get in touch and we can discuss your requirements further.