As a professional family photographer, I believe family portraits should be all about freezing precious moments in time, rather than displaying beautiful images just to compliment your home’s decor. Family life is chaotic, but you’ll soon be longing to remember these fleeting times.
This is why I am here, to capture the “here and now” of your family’s on-going journey. To ensure you have the most beautiful, natural and timeless images to hold on to forever. Images that will become even more treasured as time passes.
I’m a local family photographer in Hampshire and I primarily cover the South of England, including Surrey, Berkshire and Dorset. However, I do enjoy travelling and I am willing to go further afield when required.
I always strive for my family photoshoots to be a blend of photojournalism and art, but above all, natural. I love capturing children having fun, playing and interacting. While at the same time catching your own reactions to them and the whole family enjoying themselves.
During every family photoshoot I always search for the best natural light, most suitable backdrops and those truly ‘once in a lifetime’ magical moments. I will endeavour to make the whole experience as relaxed and enjoyable as I can for you and your family.
Simply scroll down to view a few example “snippets” from my family portrait portfolio, where you’ll see my unique photographic style.
If you love the natural style of my family portraits and are interested in hiring me as your professional family photographer, then please get in-touch through my online enquiry form to receive a copy of my current prices and to check my availability.
My artistic preference for family photoshoots is for them to take place at a suitable, scenic outdoor setting. I have a number of wonderful local locations I like to use, or I can incorporate a location that is particularly special to you and your family. Indoor home shoots and full studio sessions are also possible.
When shooting outdoors, I will aim for our session to take place during (or as close as possible to) the “golden hour”, which is a photographer’s term for when the natural light is at it’s best – shortly after sunrise or before sunset. This does vary throughout the seasons, although the only time to really avoid is noon, unless it’s overcast. I am happy to work alongside your schedule and we can usually arrange a few options.
I feel that it’s always important for me to get to know a family a little prior to the shoot and discuss any individuals that may need some help to feel comfortable in front of the camera. Advanced planning of what you are going to wear is optimal and I am happy to advise if needed.
Family sessions last between 1-3 hours depending on your package and location. A small deposit is required to hold your booking, which once received, will be confirmed via email.
All family portrait sessions include the photoshoot, the post-production work and the supply of digital images in both high-resolution and web-ready formats. These are typically supplied to you within 2-3 weeks from the shoot. Terms and conditions apply.
Simply complete the form; providing as much detail as possible. I will then email over my latest price list, including any special offers that I may be running at the time. There’s no hard sell and no obligation.
I aim to respond to all enquiries within 24 hours and lookforward to hearing from you.
“ We are so grateful to Emma for taking our family’s portrait, squeezed in between the Covid lockdowns. We all had a really good afternoon at the local park. The kids took a real shine to her and totally enjoyed themselves. Her photo prints now take pride of place hanging around our home. Super photographer and can highly recommend! ”
JOHN & ZOE BRADLEY - (WALTON-ON-THAMES, SURREY)
“ Emma took some gorgeous, truly beautiful photos of Lilly and I together. It was so nice to get some lovely natural shots of us enjoying some “mother and daughter” time. My little Lilly can be quite shy sometimes. However, Emma really knew how to talk to her and made us both feel at ease. By the end of the photoshoot they were best friends and it was a really enjoyable afternoon. Our photos are now proudly displayed in our living room for everyone to see. I can’t recommend Emma highly enough. ”
LAURA GAULT - (SUNBURY, MIDDLESEX)
“ Emma produced a fantastic set of photos of my family. She was brilliant at putting everyone at ease and made it fun too. Highly recommended. ”
CLAIRE MACKKINTOSH - (FLEET, HAMPSHIRE)
“ Emma is a truly excellent photographer. On the day, she made our family feel very relaxed and took some amazingly wonderful natural style photos. All my boys had great fun and looked upon it as a great day out. I was a little unsure about the woodland setting when Emma first suggested it. However, this worked so well for our particular portraits and something we would never have thought of ourselves. Our whole family is thrilled with pictures Emma took and would highly recommend her to anyone looking for natural family portraits. Thank you so much again, we had a great time and will treasure these photos as we watch our boys grow. ”
CARA JORDAN - (YATELY, HAMPSHIRE)
“ We booked Emma in for a family photoshoot a while back, and the photos we got at the end were honestly some of the most incredible photos that I've ever seen. I have them proudly displayed in my home and I'm always getting comments about them. Emma made us all feel so comfortable on the day, even my very shy son was skipping, jumping and dancing around for Emma. She has such a warm and approachable personality, which I think is so important as a photographer, especially with kids. Emma is a perfectionist, and that is demonstrated in the photos you get given at the end. They are flawless. I honestly couldn't recommend her or rate her enough. She is just simply amazing. You will not regret it if you book her. ”
LAURA DITON - (CHERTSEY, SURREY)
“ Emma was great from the start for our photos. Put everyone at ease and captured some amazing pictures. Thanks so much xxx ”
LAURA BERWICK - (FLEET, HAMPSHIRE)
“ Emma was amazing. The way she managed to capture the most gorgeous pictures on an overcast day and three young kids was nothing short of a miracle. Emma was able to capture my kids personalities and characters whilst getting them to play and have fun, they didn’t even realise they were having their photos taken so all the shots were natural. Highly recommend Emma. ”
EMMA PIGGOT "THE THREE LITTLE PIGGOTT'S" - (SURREY)
“ Emma’s photos speak for themselves however her warmth, patience and professionalism made the whole photoshoot experience a positive one, capturing wonderful memories and an important snapshot in time for our family. My teenage daughter was very anxious, but Emma put us all at ease, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend. ”
HARRIET PRETTY - (FLEET, HAMPSHIRE)
“ Emma has done numerous photos of our family over the years and her work blows me away every time. She is so talented, her photos are always high quality and beautifully taken. Will 100% be using Emma again. ”
VENESSA DREW - (WEIGHBRIDGE, SURREY)
“ I have used Emma several times now for photos of my daughter and family gatherings. She managed to capture photos that I will cherish forever, as they are truly amazing. She is very discreet in a social setting. You wouldn’t even know she was there. Plus she is amazing with young children and is able to get them to really work well with the camera. I would whole-heartedly recommend Emma for any photo occasion you have. ”
KIRSTY MCQUILLAN - (SUNBURY ON THAMES, SURREY)
“ Emma is absolutely amazing! The quality of pics are superb! She makes us feel so comfortable when taking the pictures! My boys are not really keen on having them taken, but she makes it so fun! They loved it! ”
FERNANDA MOORE - (HANWORTH, MIDDLESEX)
If you would like to see more examples from my family portrait portfolio, then I can provide you with several complete galleries via my online gallery system. Secure login access is provided on request.
If you’re local, I am happy to arrange a free 1-to-1 consultation and bring some physical examples of my work. Or, you could always pop along to see me at one of the events I attend throughout the year. In addition, I will be uploading regular featured projects to my website in due course.
After your family photoshoot you can order various optional print products directly from my online gallery system.
All my completed photoshoots include a downloadable set of high-resolution digital images for you to keep forever and print them as often and as large as you wish. For those that are on a budget, my online gallery system provides you with various easy DIY options for you to create your own framed pictures, albums and canvas prints.
We’re all busy people, let's face it - it might be months, even years, before you get around to printing your images. I also offer "hassle-free" and premium print production services for those looking for high-end gallery and exhibition level prints, canvases and albums. I handle all design and production on your behalf.