Family and Children's Portrait Sessions

I specialise in children and family lifestyle portraits and I usually try to photograph outside, to take advantage of the natural light and time of year, whether it be the spring sunshine, autumn leaves or even the winter frost. Aside from very wet days, I can usually make the most of what the British weather has to offer! I photograph outdoors all year round but most of my family and children’s sessions take place between mid-March and end of October.

I also photograph babies and newborns in a very natural way. New baby sessions are usually inside and can be done in the comfort of your home. I take a ‘lifestyle’ approach to photographing new babies and like to include mum, dad and older brothers and sisters in some of the photos as well. Babies are never babies for long and it is wonderful to have some memories of those special first few months to look back on.

Photographs of family life are so important and it’s so true that children grow up too fast. My aim is to provide you with beautiful images to treasure for years to come.

“We went to Knole Park, which made a beautiful setting. Claire made us feel very relaxed and we had a lovely couple of hours in the sunshine. The kids had a great time enjoying the open space, so much better than being confined to a studio. When we saw the results we were very, very happy! Somehow, despite my daughter running around, she had captured some beautiful shots. We are just trying to pick our favourites now!”

Kate, Rich, Sophia and Samuel (Family session, Knole Park)

“We went to Knole Park, which made a beautiful setting. Claire made us feel very relaxed and we had a lovely couple of hours in the sunshine. The kids had a great time enjoying the open space, so much better than being confined to a studio. When we saw the results we were very, very happy! Somehow, despite my daughter running around, she had captured some beautiful shots. We are just trying to pick our favourites now!”

Kate, Rich, Sophia and Samuel (Family session, Knole Park)

Photo sessions - how it works

Photo sessions

HOW IT WORKS

Book your session

Once you are ready to book, simply get in touch with me to book a suitable date. Photo sessions can be booked on weekdays or weekends and I also have some dates available in the school holidays. The session fee is payable in advance to secure your booking.

The session fee is £65 on weekdays and £95 on weekends and bank holidays. This includes the photo session of around 2 hours, the pre-session consultation, my travel to and from the chosen location and my editing time.

Pre-session consultation

Before every portrait session, it’s useful to have a chat on the phone and find out more about your family members, their likes and dislikes and to discuss the location for the session. I’ll give you a call one to two weeks before the session to go through everything, answer any questions and make sure that everyone is prepared!

Photo sessions can be at your home/garden or we can choose a nearby location, such as a local park or garden. I can also advise on outfits for everyone, which can make all the difference to the finished result.

Day of the shoot

On the day of the shoot, you just need to come prepared for a fun couple of hours out with the family. People are often unsure what to expect when it comes to the photo session itself, but most people really enjoy the experience.

Photo sessions usually take around 2 hours but each session is different and I don’t set a time limit! I have experience of working with lots of families and children of all ages and I will make sure I get the best out of everyone to create photos that you will love.

After the shoot

Following the photo session, I select and professionally edit the best images from the shoot and you will get 40-50 images to choose from (in a mixture of colour and black and white). You are then invited to come and view your photos over coffee at my home where I can talk you through the options for printing and framing.

You will have time to look through the photos and choose your favourites and then we can discuss printing and framing to make sure you get some beautiful prints and products to display in your home.

Session Fees

Weekday

£65
  • Pre-session consultation
  • 2 hour session

Weekend

£95
  • Pre-session consultation
  • 2 hour session

Please note: The session fee does not include any images, a Collection must be added on top in order to receive digitals or printed products.

Session Fees

Weekday

£65
  • Pre-session consultation
  • 2 hour session

Weekend

£95
  • Pre-session consultation
  • 2 hour session

Please note: The session fee does not include any images, a Collection must be added on top in order to receive digitals or printed products.

The Collections

Collection 1

Your 10 Favourites
£245
  • 10 high resolution images
  • 10 matching professional 5x7 prints

Collection 2

Full Digital Collection
£395
  • All high resolution images from your session
  • 5 professional 5x7 prints
  • 5 professional 8x10 prints

Collection 3

Digital + Wall Art
£495
  • All high resolution images from your session
  • 5 professional 5x7 prints
  • 5 professional 8x10 prints
  • Wall Art of your chosen image, size 16 x 20 to display in your home

Additional prints and beautiful wall products are also available if you would like to add to any of the above collections.

I can also recommend a professional print laboratory if you would like to make further prints once you have purchased your images.

The Collections

Collection 1

Your 10 Favourites
£245
  • 10 high resolution images
  • 10 matching professional 5x7 prints

Collection 2

Full Digital Collection
£395
  • All high resolution images from your session
  • 5 professional 5x7 prints
  • 5 professional 8x10 prints

Collection 3

Digital + Wall Art
£495
  • All high resolution images from your session
  • 5 professional 5x7 prints
  • 5 professional 8x10 prints
  • Wall Art of your chosen image, size 16 x 20 to display in your home

Additional prints and beautiful wall products are also available if you would like to add to any of the above collections.

I can also recommend a professional print laboratory if you would like to make further prints once you have purchased your images.