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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      

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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.

 

mother and son snuggling as the sun sets behind them

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.

Family walking hand-in-hand along the beach at sunset

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.

FAMILY photographer hampshire

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. 

outdoor family photos new forest

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

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FAMILY photographer hampshire
FAMILY photographer hampshire

SUNSET FAMILY SESSION

real life family films

£350

Sunset outdoor photoshoots are suitable for, Maternity and Family Sessions.

What’s included:

– a style and preparation guide to help you look and feel great

a questionnaire for me to get to know you (optional FaceTime call prior to session )

– a relaxed 1.5 hour outdoor sunset family photo session 

– a online gallery to view your whole HAND edited session

– 5 full resolution digital photographs to download, hand edited with full print release

* Family photoshoots can be reserved with a £100 booking fee with the remaining £250 due one week before your session.  

* Photo shoots are for up to 6 immediate family members. Each additional family member is £25. This allows for the additional co-ordination & editing.

*A choice of flexible payment options are availble to select during booking. Bespoke options are also available on request.

OUTDOOR FAMILY FILMS

FAMILY photographer hampshire

£750

Sunset family videography is suitable for Maternity and Whole Family Sessions.

What’s included:

– a style and preparation guide to help you look and feel great for your family film

a questionnaire for me to get to know you and plan your family film  (optional FaceTime call prior to session )

-2-3 hour relaxed filming session. 

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

– 5 full resolution digital photographs to download, hand edited with full print release.

Family Films can be reserved with a £100 booking fee with the remaining £650 due the week before your session.

* Travel fees may apply to some out of area locations. There is a £80 fixed travel fee for Greater London   

 

*A choice of flexible payment options are availble to select during booking. Bespoke options are also available on request.

Family Sunset 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. For more infomation on upgrades please use the contact form to fill out an enquiry and recicve pricing guide.   ​

Printing your photographic memories is something we rarely do, yet photographs fill us with some many happy memories. We’re all guilty of taking so many photos and leaving them stuffed on a USB stick tossed to the back of your drawer, maybe long forgotten on your phone , or worst still lost forever on a crashed hard drive? Don't worry though, I've got you. You'll be able to choose prints from your session via my online store linked to your gallery.

I offer fully flexible upgrades and 3 month payment plans for over £300 which can be agreed prior to your booking.

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