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Family Photographer Nottingham

Natural Outdoor Children & Family Photos

I photograph families in outdoor locations in Nottinghamshire and Derby. Being in an outdoor environment is a great way to capture children’s personalities and families interacting together.

If you are a parent who is not keen on being in front the camera (and, believe me, that’s a high number) but you don’t want to miss out being present in your children’s photographic memories, an outdoor photoshoot is great for making people all ages feel relaxed.

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Blink … and another year flies by.

For many families, a family photo shoot is often on their to-do list. 

Before you know it, your children are another year older and, whilst you would love still  love some professional photos, you’ve not arranged a photo shoot.

Does this sound familiar?  If so, I would love to help reassure you with any concerns you may have about you and your family being photographed. I’m very calm and patient and have built up a reputation amongst families who return year on year for family photos.

Every time we think a photo shoot can’t get any better … it does! 

Thanks again for a great shoot and your artistic skills – marvellous. You’ve really captured our girls as we see them and so natural!

Family Photography Pricing

Session Fee: £50 Monday to Friday | £75 Saturday

Session fee includes:

  • 1-2 hour photo session at a location of your choice (within 25 mile radius of NG5).
  • Variety of photos taken of individual children, siblings and family together.
  • Viewing of photos approximately 2 weeks after session date.

Note: Session fee does not include any products/prints – please see below.

Once you have viewed your photos, you can choose one of the following collections:-

Digital Collection 1 – £345

(10) Digital Images

(10) Matching 7.5″ x 5″ unframed prints.

Digital Collection 2 – £445

Full set of digital images (approx 25-30*)

(10) 7.5″ x 5″ prints.

Digital Collection 3 – £645

Full set of digital images (approx 25-30*)

16″ x 12″ framed print.

(5) 12″ x 8″ unframed prints

(10) 7.5″ x 5″ unframed prints.

About Digital Images

Digital images allow you to display your photos on all of your devices, share, print for family and keep for the future.

When purchasing digital images, you receive both the colour and black and white version as standard (where both have been presented to you).

Mini Sessions -Perfect for a few photo updates

If you are just looking for a few updates, I offer 30-45 minute sessions at Woodthorpe Grange Park NG5 4HA.

Price: £195 Monday to Friday | £220 Saturdays.

Includes (5) Digital images sent via download link.

Note: Mini sessions are a maximum of 2 children due to shorter time frame. To read more about the differences between my mini sessions and full sessions, click here.

Beautiful photos deserve to be framed.

I also offer a premium range of frames to display in your home.

FAQ’s about Family Sessions

I’m always happy to chat about how I work, locations we could go to and suggestions based on your children’s ages.

Below are some questions about my family sessions. If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact me.

Country parks and woodland areas work well for family photos, places similar to Wollaton Park, Rufford Park or Highfields Park.  If there is a special place where you like to go with your children, we can go there or even your garden at home.  I’m always open to suggestions and constantly on the look out for new places.   I will also choose places based on the time of the year the session takes place.  Some locations work better in spring/summer than autumn/winter and vice versa.  There’s so much beautiful woodland across the East Midlands, we’re really spoilt for choice!

For a full session, I generally ask you to allocate 1-2 hours.    The session time can vary depending on the number and age of children being photographed.    Some locations may take longer to walk around and some children need a snack break.  I don’t rush my sessions and like to make sure children get used to me so if a session takes a little longer, then it’s not a problem. Some parents will also bring a change of outfits.

Note: Mini sessions are approximately 30 minutes.

Outdoor portrait sessions are an informal and a relaxed way of capturing children and families.  I’ve been a Nottingham Family Photographer for since 2009, 4 of those were in a studio. In comparison, I have always found outdoor photo sessions less restrictive than a studio session especially for young children. Young children can quite easily get bored and may want to run around  or move onto somewhere new quite quickly.

Outdoor scenery also creates the perfect backdrop for portraits and allows me to edit your photos creatively.

Absolutely!  I really do recommend having some photos taken with your children even if it’s just a few.  As someone who is mainly behind the camera rather than in front, I value the photos I have with my son and family so much.    Whilst the main focus of your photo session may be on your children, think about having a few family photos too.

We have a couple of options.  If it’s light rain and your child is happy playing in puddles or it’s a family photo session and you don’t mind a little rain, your session can still go ahead if you wish.

If that doesn’t appeal or it’s heavy rain, we can re-schedule for another date.  As the weather forecast is often wrong, I usually wait until the morning of the photo session before rescheduling. I’ll keep in touch in the run up to the session date so any worries, just let me know.

This is probably one of the questions most parents worry.  More so with toddler age children as they can be unpredictable or a little shy with new people.   All I can say, is please don’t worry because I’m patient, not pushy and I’m a mum.   If your child needs a little more time, I will completely understand.   I’ve been photographing children of all ages professionally since 2009 and no portrait session is the same.

Yes, I am happy to travel further afield and quotes for other locations can be provided on request.

Of course.   I often photograph extended families from different parts of the country who meet up in the East Midlands as a midway point.   They use their “meet up” as an opportunity to have professional photos whilst they are all together.

If you would like more information about my family sessions, I’d love to hear from you.