Family photo shoots
It's easy to focus on the big moments in life. But it's the everyday that reflects who we are: the look of love between parent and child, eye-rolling laughter at a joke badly told, the carefree joy of siblings at play.
These are the details that are forgotten in a flash. And that’s why they matter to me.
I like to capture moments in a natural way: the genuine emotions, authentic connections, and real personalities that define us. So, while I’ll guide and prompt you during our shoot, I'll also focus on those seconds in between. The ones when you’re relaxed, having fun, and forget the camera’s even there.
Then, once I’ve captured these moments, I’ll help you immortalise them – on paper, canvas or even metal. That way, you can preserve them, realise their value, and delight in them forever.
Family photography pricing
£99 weekdays / £149 weekends and bank holidays
Face-to-face consultation. This allows me to tailor your session, and your images, exactly to your requirements
Preparation for your shoot. For example, I may visit your location, and work out how to make the best use of the natural light there
Advice on outfit choices, and how to prepare for your shoot
Your shoot. A 1.5 - 2 hour outdoor session. This can either be at one of my tried-and-tested locations, or at a location of your choice
Travel within a 30-mile radius of Ilminster, Somerset (additional travel subject to mileage charge)
Image editing. I select and individually hand-edit each of the images in your final gallery, ready for you to view
Wall design service. If you’d like to purchase frames or wall art, I design mock-ups to show you what they’ll look like in your home
Viewing and ordering session, carried out at your home around two weeks after your shoot
Hand delivery of your order
Your session fee is payable on booking, and is non-refundable. Please note that the session fee does not include any prints, products or digital files. These are purchased separately, at your viewing session.
Once you have viewed your gallery, you choose how you’d like to display your chosen images. You can purchase one of my collections, choose from my a la carte product list, or a combination of both. I steer you through the options, and help you choose the best products to suit your requirements and your budget.
High-resolution images are suitable for print, and low resolution for social media.
A la carte
My a la carte products include framed prints, box frames, metal prints, canvas wraps and mounted prints. Due to the time and cost involved in preparing your images for print, I apply a minimum spend of £299 (not applicable if you are also purchasing a collection).
For further information about my a la carte list, please get in touch.
About my products
I source my products from leading professional print laboratories in the UK and Europe. So you can be confident that the quality will be exceptional, and your images will look their absolute best. Indeed, I carry samples of most of the products I offer – enabling you to judge their quality for yourself.
Family photography FAQs
Where will my photo shoot take place?
Most of my family photo shoots take place outdoors. That way, I can make best use of the natural light, and the beautiful locations in the Somerset, Devon and West Dorset area.
If you have a location in mind, we can carry out your shoot there – subject to obtaining the relevant permission if it’s not on public land. Or, if you’d like some ideas, I have plenty up my sleeve.
How should I prepare for my shoot?
To help you to get ready for the session, I’ll send you a digital pre-shoot guide. This will contain advice about clothing and, if there are young children involved, tips on how to prepare them.
How long will my shoot take?
Outdoor family shoots usually take up to two hours. This allows for a relaxed pace, time for young children to play, and a good variety of photos and locations.
What time of day will my shoot take place?
This depends on a number of factors. Most importantly, it will need to be a time that suits your family – especially if young children are involved. I’ll also need to consider the location itself, and how I can use the natural light.
We can discuss all of this when you book your shoot and, if necessary, once I’ve visited your location.
Which areas do you cover?
I usually work in Somerset, Devon and West Dorset. But I’m happy to travel further, and charge mileage at 45p a mile for shoots that take place beyond a 30-mile radius of Ilminster, Somerset.
If you'd like further details, or to book a family shoot, please get in touch.