My images are inspired by my genuine love of people and their stories. Whether it’s sleepy newborns, babbling babies, cheeky toddlers, crazy kids, moody teenagers, blooming mums-to-be or the whole clan together, I specialise in honest, creative, documentary family photography that captures and celebrates real life, character, spirit and individuality. I absolutely love children and one of the biggest compliments I’ve ever been given was to be told that I photograph other people’s children as though they were my own.
Families who come to me for their photos aren’t interested in the cookie-cutter approach of stuffy family portraits in front of the same old white background – they want their photographs to tell a story, to be relaxed, natural, distinctive and artistic with bags of personality. You care about the real stuff, the good stuff… the people, the emotion, the fun, the love, the laughter, the adventure… You want to be able to totally relax, doing something you genuinely enjoy with the people you love, while I give you creative, artistic, emotional photos that are a totally unique, beautiful little slice of your very own life.
I want to tell a story about YOU, so I capture your family doing whatever you enjoy doing, in locations that you love and that mean something to you – whether that’s snuggling up on the sofa at home, making mud pies in the back garden, painting and crafting, baking biscuits in the kitchen, a walk and a picnic, hide and seek in the woods, wheeling round at the skate park, digging sandcastles on the beach, or something else altogether… You’ll be so busy having fun together that you’ll hardly notice the camera, it’s a brilliant excuse to devote some special time entirely to your loved ones….. and if you’re like me and usually hiding behind the camera, you’ll finally get those precious images of the whole family together, yourself included.
As a mum myself I know how quickly our little ones change into not-so-little ones… I’ll hand over to you a set of stunning images that you and your family can always cherish as a vibrant, real and meaningful reminder of your lovely clan and the love between you at this moment in time. The photographs will be completely true to you, totally unlike anyone else’s, and you’ll have a blast making them!
Have a good look through my family photography, and check out recent kids shoots and maternity shoots on my blog… and if you think it might be what you’re looking for, please get in touch, I’d love to hear from you!