The best way to get a great photograph is when you are relaxed. This is why I avoid studios and only work on location. For babies this is best done in the comfort of your home. However for families, children and pets we can be at home (inside or out) or head to your favourite local place.
My whole approach to photography is to create natural and relaxed images. This is never more important when photographing families and even more importantly children and babies. By photographing on-location I am able to capture you and your family in their own environment. This creates images with a background story and works especially well with children as it is a chance to capture them at play with their favourite things in their favourite places.
I prefer to shoot these sessions in the morning straight after breakfast when the light is usually good, children are at their energetic best and parents most relaxed (but you know your routines better than me, so if this does not suit we can make another plan). There is no time pressure, I will play with the children so they become used to me and let their personalities shine through. There is no set plan, every family is different and we will only do what comes naturally.
The session is completely fluid and I would recommend a period of 3-4 hours as a good amount, although of course if you wanted me there all day this can happily be arranged.
There is also the option to purchase beautiful bookstore-quality FamilyBooks which is a great way to show off and enjoy your family photos for years to come. Please contact me for further information.