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OUTDOOR FAMILY SHOOTS

For a Family Photographer London is my awash with amazing locations for photo shoots.   I want to create beautiful, tasteful and creative portraiture and by doing an outdoor photo shoot you allow children to be relaxed and unrestrained which leads to gorgeous natural images.  They are only little (and cute!) for a short period of time, capture it now with some discerning portraiture and your memories will be preserved long after they have grown up.
Wow, what can I say?! Your album is simply stunning, thank you so so much. I’m absolutely thrilled – moved to tears right now in fact!  Thank you for your amazing work on the day and now I’m creating such an incredible keep sake for Brontie to be able to enjoy one day, and me in the meantime!
Kate

location shoot London

Should we go for an outdoor shoot?

stylish family photography on location

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!

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

How old do the children need to be?
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..
What should we wear?
family photo shoots in London

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 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 sessions?
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.

How far ahead do I need to book?
My weekend sessions book up to 2 month ahead of time, though weekdays can be booked up to 2 weeks ahead so it’s worth thinking ahead about when you want to do your shoot.

It’s a great experience for both proud parents and beautiful children.  Do give me a call to discuss your options- 07815 864884.

HOW DO I SCHEDULE A TIME WITH YOU?
If you’re ready to go ahead and find a time click here.

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HOW MUCH ARE YOUR SHOOTS AND PRODUCTS?
My shoot fee is £170 which covers my time and experience but does not include prints or digital files.  If you would like a full price list  Do fill out the form below

+44 7815 864884
susan@sptphotography.com

RECENT REVIEWS

I booked a family shoot with Susan because I wanted to capture a special moment in time with my family. We had never had a professional shoot before and were a little sceptical about how Susan would get us into a frame looking like we wanted to be there! We visited Susan's studio and she managed the task with humour. The shoot was fun, and the photos prove that. We are getting some classic close up prints which I will treasure.
Fiona MacNeely
Fiona MacNeely
12:41 29 Dec 16
Susan did an excellent job photographing our newborn. She has a lovely down to earth demeanor, and conducted the shoot from our flat - all of which kept my husband, our new baby, and me at ease. The photographs turned out beautifully. We're very happy with the whole experience.
Brooke Holiday
Brooke Holiday
13:32 28 Dec 16
We got images taken on Hampstead Heath as we enjoy walking there as a family. Susan is really friendly and engaging and was absolutely wonderful at getting my two boys to be enthusiastic about the shoot - which is no small feat especially since the youngest is only two years old. The resulting images were beautiful, the only problem we had was deciding which ones to frame!
Jean Clarke
Jean Clarke
13:14 28 Nov 16
We recently had our two children photographed at Susan's studio, and the photos really capture their personalities. Our 4 year old daughter especially loved posing in front of the wind machine and Susan managed to capture our cheeky one year old son with his big sister after many creative attempts at trying to get them to stay still together! The images are superb and I would recommend Susan for her skill and artistry.
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Ealing 135 Advertising
21:27 21 Oct 16
We are delighted with the photos Susan took of our family at home! She used some of our personal belongings and was very engaging with our 3 year old boy. I would definitely recommend her work!
Silvia Yasuda
Silvia Yasuda
11:41 07 Dec 16
Wow! I am truly blown away by the photographs that Susan shot of my children. I can't stop looking at them. She has managed to capture such beautiful, gentle, elegant yet powerful images. I will treasure them forever. Susan made the children feel totally relaxed and at ease, they loved every minute of the shoot and had lots of fun. We have had professional shoots before but they have been nothing like this and it shows in what she has produced. Thank you Susan
Marian Bavington
Marian Bavington
12:35 04 Mar 17
We had great experience with Susan. The shoot place were primrose hill. Her arrangements were perfect. Especially, she instructed us just right position and took us with sunlight filtering through the trees ingeniously. Our sons really enjoyed the photo shooting. The photos are so good and much exceeded our expectations. The photos and the experience are our precious memories in London !
Junya Hosaka
Junya Hosaka
15:27 18 Nov 17
Its a pleasure working with Susan. Our exchanges before the shoot were great - I knew exactly what to expect and we got good advice on location and what to wear. The shoot went very smoothly, and Susan was able to capture fabulous shots, ticking off everything on my wish list. She was flexible and worked well with my two-year old daughter, dog, and husband - who does not like posing for the camera! I cant wait to work with her again.
Nadia Strone
Nadia Strone
10:19 22 Nov 17
Susan is the perfect photographer to create beautiful memories of your family! We truly love her pictures, full of personality and love. We also enjoyed very much the shoot at her studio. She is simply professional and highly recommendable! We look forward for our next shoot with her!
Anna Maggioli
Anna Maggioli
16:20 14 Dec 17
Once again, we had such an amazing experience. Susan has a great personality and a spot on eye, able to improvise at any minute while we were outdoors. My daughter felt relaxed and happy and so did we. The pictures were fabulous and that is why I keep coming back to Susan for more and more photo sessions. I would recommend Susan to anyone who would want long lasting, quality memories.Thank you Susan, you've been brilliant again! xx
Eliza Moldovan
Eliza Moldovan
10:24 17 Sep 17
We had lovely photo section with Susan, Susan was friendly and helpful. The images taken with Holland park in Autumn were gorgeous ! They are even better than I was imagined. Thank you so much Susan !
Kelly Wu
Kelly Wu
00:30 30 Nov 17
I really enjoyed my maternity photo session with Susan last weekend. She is warm, friendly and immediately made us feel comfortable. I wasn't really sure what I wanted, other than for us to capture 'the bump', but I love the varied, beautifully lit images she has produced. I'm happy we'll have these to look back on and remember this time. Definitely recommended!
Steph
Steph
17:12 15 Sep 17
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