I like to photograph children and families outside, at a location that is significant or holds special memories for you.
This could be somewhere you enjoy visiting as a family or your favourite place for a Sunday afternoon stroll. The seasons make a wonderful backdrop and a child’s imagination as they explore and play is the best place to take truly authentic and unique pictures. Don't worry if you can't think of anywhere - I know lots of places around the Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire countryside that I can introduce you to.
My sessions are fun and very relaxed. I like to let the children take the lead, only giving gentle direction when necessary, so I get a good mix of action shots and natural poses for you to choose from. I understand that children sometimes need time to warm up and that can’t be rushed. It’s important that the session is fun for you all so there is no rigid time limit and if we need to stop for an ice cream or a cup of coffee, that’s just fine.
I love to have fun creatively with my images so some of the session can comprise of this if you would like. I always phone for a chat in advance of a session to discuss ideas as I like to make these images as personal as possible. These are the pictures where we let the children dress up as Batman or wear their favourite tutu and they are often my clients' favourites.
We live in the UK, so sadly the weather will not always be our friend. If this is the case for your session, we can re-schedule for another time or take photographs in your home. Indoor sessions are great, children are often much more relaxed surrounded by their toys and generally feel less self-conscious. They are usually very keen to interact with me and my clients are always amazed by how their home looks in the images - I'm an expert at removing unsightly plug sockets and socks under the sofa in Photoshop!