golden hour sunset outdoor family photoshoot with family photographer southampton relaxed natural stylish family photos

FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY 

OUTDOORS

Welcome, come on in and take a look around. I am hoping you’ve dropped by because you are looking to invest in some stunning family photography at home. Why not make yourself comfy…maybe even grab a drink?  I hope your looking for the perfect photographer to take some at stunning sunset family photographs outdoors? Maybe its something that is long overdue and your are desperate for some new family photos to sit proudly on your wall at home. Maybe, you really would love to celebrate a special occasion with some professional family portraits at sunset? I am here to help. What’s the saying? There’s no time like the present? I really do believe that there is not a better way to celebrate with your beautiful family than to a photo shoot in the beautiful outdoors Not only will you never regret being more present in your family photo album but these images will be cherished and loved for decades to come. 

For me, there really is nothing quite like capturing your family as the last of the evenings’ sun throws golden light halos around you. You’ll love how the warm rays wash over you, making your skin glow, the way the brilliant sun flare will help captivate your eye, leading it to where you play games and laugh with one another. The nostalgic, honey-like glow will draw you into the images, transporting you back to the moment you’ll want to relive over and over. 

An evening in the sun is by far the world’s best antidote to busy family life. If you need a reason to stop, pause and enjoy each other, there is no better way. Revel in your children’s excited faces as they realise they have skipped bedtime and let them show you how to relax (after all children are the masters of play). In-turn you will give them the greatest gift of all, beautiful memories of childhood preserved forever, to enjoy over and over. 

I’m grateful to work with so many families every year, any who book me up to a year in advance. I’m even more grateful to work with many families just like you that are truly invested in their family photography.

I don’t know much about you yet but there’s still time to get to know one another but for the time being you can find out a little bit about me here

Please take a look around if you have any questions about a Family or maternity photography session at home then please do drop me an email via my contact form      

 .  

Picture of a family during a sunset photo shoot playing with an orange blanket whilst the children run underneath in the long summer grass

WHY I CHOOSE TO SHOOT FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHS OUTDOORS AT SUNSET 

I am a total light junkie. For me, light is the single most important aspect of any photograph. It trumps everything else. Did you know, the word photograph actually derives from the Greek and simply means ‘Drawing with light’? I adore all light even when you think there is no light, I know there is always a way to utilise it, but, if I had the option there really is no competition… I’d choose to shoot at sunset family photos every time. 

Being able to record all those moments, memories and meaningful connections that make your family who they are and being able to do that in stunning light?… Where do I sign up? 

For me, there really is nothing quite like capturing your family as the last of the evenings’ sun throws golden light halos around you. You’ll love how the warm rays wash over you, making your skin glow, the way the brilliant sun flare will help captivate your eye, leading it to where you play games and laugh with one another. The nostalgic, honey-like glow will draw you into the images, transporting you back to the moment you’ll want to relive over and over.

 

newborn baby in the moses basket wrapped in orange swaddle with hands of his parents and siblings placed on his body, he is lit from the side

WHY FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY IS MORE THAN JUST PHOTOGRAPHS ?

 Our family is an anchor, our main drive and the reason we work hard every day. We often we are so busy rushing around we forget to step back and take time to appreciate them. When children come along you can end up spending all of your days rushing about doing everything that your family needs but never taking time to soak them all in.  They are your why, and we can sometimes lose that in these hard times.

As a family photographer I have spent many years perfecting, watching, and waiting. I know the photos that you need to have, images you don’t even know you needed. I want to create a time capsule, to stir  up nostalgia, provide you with a legacy. Yes these images of for you to enjoy now, to walk past them in your home and smile.  But, its so much more than that.  In many years time these images will be something that you hand down to your children. I don’t create family art to be stuck on a USB at the back of your drawer. I want to provide you with more worthy stunning family portraits you’ll want to display on every wall in your home.

I want to give you memories you didn’t even know you need or wanted.

Image of a newborn baby taken from above their head looking down on them wearing a white bow in a cream sleep seat sleeping with long beautiful eyelashes

FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER IN SOUTHAMPTON 

Why I think you need to have your outdoor family photos taken…

Why I am so passionate about photographing families? Because we all need to indulge in those we love. It’s not selfish to want to pause the moment and have memories of these times.  A photography session at home not only gives you all the much-needed photographs to display on the walls of your home. It forces you to enjoy each others company. Just think, few hours away from screens, the monotony of, the washing, cooking, and cleaning.

See it like a little short holiday, one you come back from more in love your family , your metaphorical cups full to the brim with each other.  

That’s why I am such an advocate for investing in your family photography . Not only does the session give you all the much-needed permission to stop, to enjoy, and to indulge in each other, It creates a tangible memory. Something you can hang on your walls at home to provoke conversation, to inspire little minds, and most importantly to create a legacy for your children. I am so passionate about providing your family with images that not only look beautiful but that transport your back in time to a moment and a memory.

Did you know that having a family photographs on the walls at home has a positive effect on your child’s mental health? Yes, Really! Seeing a family photographs on the wall every day, where your children are surrounded by the people who love them the most, their parents, grandparents, and/or siblings. It’s a reminder of belonging and a feeling of being safe. It’s a daily reminder of who they are and where they belong. That, in turn, strengthens their self-esteem and confidence.

mum, son and daughter laying on the bed at home in Winchester cuddling from above

So what is it really like having your family photos taken outdoors? 

We live in one of the most beautiful parts of the UK. I love that Hampshire boasts some stunning locations, yet we are only a short drive from both Dorest and West Sussex. Basically, we are surrounded on all sides by beauty and completely overwhelmed by choice. If you have decided that an in-home session  isn’t for you then a outdoor sunset session is the family photography session for you. 

As with my in-home sessions, my outdoor sessions are run in a very similar way. I understand the importance of gaining your children’s trust,  making sure I build a relationship with them. I need do this to curate the images you see in my portfolio. If they aren’t themselves then we will not be able to capture you authentically, and be able to deliver you images that speak to your heart. My aim is to catch you in the most natural and authentic way possible. It may seem counter-productive but in order to do this I need to direct you and pose you. want to create a relaxed environment where they can be themselves. 

To do this your kids need to be on my side. We’re going to play games, we’re going to laugh, we’re going to say silly words. At the end of it what’s going to happen is they will tell me that they don’t want leave to go to home.  They are having way too much fun!! It’s so important to me to get them on board from the start.  I

 Family photography is as much about capturing true emotion and connection as it is about the smiles and laugher. It could be the way you brush your child’s hair from their face or the way they grasp your finger as they toddle to walk.. Maybe it’s the way they embrace you, or how your hands envelop theirs, or even the deep belly laughs that they struggle to come up for air from. I want to see and capture all of that. These are your memories that i will work alongside you to photograph. 

I like it see this as me giving you time to “breathe them in” to soak up their scent, how they feel when they lean against you, when you struggle to find where you start and they end. It’s so important to me that I am able to capture that and give you these all-important memories. Looking back through these photographs you should be able to be transported back to that moment and relive it over and over.

One day they will have out grown our laps, but we know they won’t our grow our hearts. 

As candid as my photo may seem, don’t be fooled. I don’t expect you to know how to pose yourselves. It’s impossible for you to know how to pose, so I will be there to give you some direction during the photoshoot based on the best light in your home. I will loosely direct you, help you get into flattering angles and then help you to relax into each other. Thats when the magic really happens. 

What can you expect when we book an outdoor sunset family photography session ?

When you book me you don’t just get a family  photographer. You’ll get a stylist and therapist  to take care for all those worries  over what you’re going to wear,.A children’s entertainer,  lighting magician and last, but by no means least, your photo taker / chief editor.

As a lot of my clients book me many months in advance this can means my diary is is regularly full up. I recommend that we start making plans ahead of time.  If you have a spefici date in mind  It’s even more essential that we get some dates in the diary many months before., 

“Her ability to put your entire family at ease and talk motherhood with me like I’d known her a lifetime was invaluable” Amy, Portsmouth, Hampshire  

What happens before our Sunset Family Photography Shoot?

 All of my relaxed outdoor sunset family photography session, you will get access to my tailored pre-session questionnaire so I can get to know you long before I meet you. We’ll also schedule a FaceTime/ Zoom or quick telephone chat too if that works for you. You’ll receive my curated style guides together with links to my ‘shop my style’ Pinterest boards which are linked to many UK shops. Making it easier than ever to treat your before your family photography session.

Most of all, please understand that we’ll be working together throughout this whole journey to your perfect family photos. I will make sure you are all fully prepared, looking your best, and most importantly relaxed so we can capture your unique story.

 

How do we choose the perfect location  ?

 

Simple, I do it for you. This is my job, I have spent hours and hours searching for the best locations to take sunset family photos. When you invest in a photographer you’re investing in more than just somebody who presses the button. So much goes into making these family photos during sunset utterly breathtaking. Scouting for the perfect sunset location is a small but incredibly important part of this. Location is so often overlooked. We’re too busy worrying about our hair or how we’re going to keep the kids in line to think about where we want to set the scene.

When you book a family photography session with me, rest assured that I have picked the perfect location based on travel, ease of access, the direction of sunlight and environmental features. Of course, I do this in order to create the perfect back-drop… but also to relieve some pre-shoot stress for you, allowing you to concentrate on having a great time! 

We have been meaning to get in touch – OMG wow, we love the photos!! You’ve done some magic there! You were right, the light was fantastic! THANK YOU !!  – Newman Family, New Forest, Hampshire Dec 2020

family photo shoot

FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY PRICING

 £295

FULL SESSION BASE FEE

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

– a pre-session welcome preparation guide detailing how to prepare your family and your home. 

– questionnaire help me plan your session and capture your family **

– pre shoot styling assistance to help make sure you look and feel your best on the day 

– 2-3-hour photoshoot at home 

– a online password protected gallery to view the whole session 

– 5 hand edited high-resolution digital photographs to download 

*photoshoots can be reserved with a £100 booking fee with the remaining £195 due of the week before your session. 

** one set of parents and their children.

 £225

MID WEEK BASE SESSION FEE

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

– a pre-session welcome preparation guide detailing how to prepare your family  

– questionnaire help me plan your session and capture your family **

– pre shoot styling assistance to help make sure you look and feel your best on the day 

– 1-hour photoshoot on one of my stunning hand picked locations Monday – Thursday.

– a online password protected gallery to view the whole session 

– 5 hand edited high-resolution digital photographs to download 

*photoshoots can be reserved with a £100 booking fee with the remaining £125 due of the week before your session. 

** one set of parents and their children.

Photography Upgrades & Packages

 

Once your images from your in-home family  photoshoot have been hand edited you’ll be sent a link to your private gallery of images from which you can chose your upgrade fromIf you wish to upgrade your session, my in home family photography packages start at £150. ​ 

Please click HERE to see more detailed information on prices and upgrade packages available. 

In additional  to my standard packages an a la carte menu of products are available via your online gallery . 

A 3-month payment plans are available for orders over £300 

 

FAMILY FILM PRICING

 £695

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

- a pre-session welcome preparation guide detailing how to prepare your family  for you emotive family film

- questionnaire help me plan your session and storyboard your family film

- pre shoot styling assistance to help make sure you look and feel your best on the day.

-2- 3 hour relaxed filming session. 

-3-4 min short family film set to royalty free music.

- 10 hand edited high-resolution digital photographs to download taken during the film

Family Films can be reserved with a £100 booking fee with the remaining £595 due of the week before your session. 

Travel over 30 miles of SO18 1GT will be subject to mileage of 50p per mile. London session will be charged at £80

Summer Daisy Photo Shoot- Life of a photographer after lockdown

Summer Daisy Photo Shoot- Life of a photographer after lockdown

Photos After Lockdown It’s been a long time coming. Four long months without picking up my camera capturing family photos , well, taking photos of someone other than my children that is. I’d forgotten just how much I relied on my work to bring me happiness, ground me,...

What type of family photography session should I book?

What type of family photography session should I book?

So, you’ve decided to take the plunge and book a relaxed family photography session with me. Now you’re trying to decide what type of session that would work for you and your family?   I know it can feel overwhelming when you look at all the...

 

– A 1-2 minute stunning family movie set to emotive royalty free music.

All your remaining digitals images from you gallery via digital download including print release.

– 3 A4 Professional Lustre Prints.