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Family Photoshoots in London
I have been a family photographer in London since 2005 and am highly experienced in using natural light at any time of the year to create really artistic natural and elegant family portraits. I can recommend locations, clothing and will lead your family in posing ideas. I can work with children of all ages and any mental conditions, I work fast so to preempt any meltdowns and am master in the art of distraction to get the best out of your kids.
Outdoor Family Photoshoots
I strongly believe that location photography is the way to go with younger children, they are far more relaxed, are easily entertained and distracted and are free to move and to explore, all of which lead to far better expressions and a really enjoyable family experience. I will lead the kids around from one setting to the next staying just long enough to get some great shots without them getting bored before moving to the next place. There won’t be much walking as all the places I like to shoot in have great locations really close together, and I wouldn’t want the children to have to walk too far as it may effect their mood! Est 2005 I have been awarded the accolade of Master Family Photographer London, UK.
If you’re concerned about how your children will react to a shoot, read this blog I wrote and don’t worry… Family photo shoot tips and advice for parents
Studio Family Photo Shoots
I have been a family photographer in West London since 2005 and have a fully equipped modern studio with gorgeous canvass backdrops and beautiful furs to pose on. The studio is a lovely big modern space in Ealing, West London and as such is a very relaxed setting for children who settle in very quickly. You can park on the road outside without a permit or the tube station is only 2 mins walk away. I will aim to produce not just family photos, but gorgeous family portraits which will stand the test of time and form the backbone of your family record.
FAQ Family Shoots
How old do my children need to be to do a photo shoot?
For outdoor shoots children need to be old enough to either sit or walk on their own to make the most of the shoot outside. I would not recommend a newborn or a crawling baby, as newborns will generally be wrapped up so tight when outside that it’ll be hard to see them properly, and crawling babies won’t sit still long enough for portraits to be taken. They want to be on the move which, when crawling, means they have their head down which is not great. So as long as they can walk or sit then we’re ok..
For studio shoots, any age is great.
What should we wear?
I will give you a call to discuss clothing and colours to use, taking into account the children’s characters and colouring and the time of year to choose clothes and props that will compliment them and make the most of their session. In general you should aim to compliment each other and the colours of nature (or the studio backdrops ) at the time of year you’re having your shoot. Take a look at this blog for my advice on clothing and colours.. WHAT TO WEAR
How long are the photo shoots?
The location shoot would take around an hour and the edited images will be ready to view from your home computer within a few days. I will take both black and white and colour images, I think they work equally well and are both going to stand the test of time.
I am happy to photograph siblings together and separately and parents with each child, it may take slightly longer to do 3 kids but I work quickly so as not to have them run out of steam and I find that the kids truly love the sessions and feel very special having their portrait taken.
Do I need to come back to see the images?
No, all your edited images will be viewable in an online gallery with an order for attached so you don’t need to find more time to get to me for a viewing. It’s very easy to order from and I’m here if you need any help with it.
Where is the Studio?
My studio is in West London, W5. I have some really stunning canvass backdrops. You can park on the road outside or the nearest tube station is Northfields on the Piccadilly line.