My Approach


Providing family photography in Chelmsford and the surrounding areas is a dream come true for me - I get to meet lots of fantastically unique families and photograph them in the beautiful Essex countryside. What more could I ask for? 

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My approach to your shoot is very relaxed and aims to capture your family naturally whilst you interact and play as you would when the camera is not there.  We simply take a walk around our chosen location, chatting and getting to know each other. At various spots, we will stop and take photos of the whole family, smaller groups / couples and individual shots. Please feel free to offer ideas and suggestions – you know your family much better than I do and when we work together we get the best results.

Every shoot and every family is different. I do some family sessions where no formal images are taken and no posing at all has taken place. In other shoots, we do some simple poses to ensure that we have shots where everyone is looking towards the camera at the same time. Most shoots feature a mixture of both formal and candid images.

Sometimes children (and adults) are shy and that's perfectly OK! Let's take a little time to get to know each and settle in to the process. Some children have tantrums and tears - that's OK too! Let's take a break and put the scary camera down for a little bit.  Each shoot lasts between 90 minutes to 2 hours to allow us to all become relaxed and comfortable and so that there is no stress or time restrictions on the fun and creativity. 

There is never a rush, never any pressure and no expectation for your family to be perfect (how boring that would be)!  

If at any time a setup or location feels uncomfortable or unnatural for your family, please speak up and we can try an alternative approach.  I want you to be relaxed and engaged during the shoot and feel that you have been involved in the creative process.

These are your own lifelong memories we are creating and I want you to feel empowered to feel fully included at every stage of the shoot. 

I have written a blog that helps to allay some of the common fears families have regarding a photo shoot, so if you do have any concerns, have a little read by clicking HERE

I would love to hear from you to plan your ideal family photography shoot whether in Chelmsford, Essex or further afield.

Don't forget I am happy to be contacted by phone, text or email but the simplest way is simply to complete the form below. 

Let's get planning that exciting stress-free photo shoot! 

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