let's talk about capturing magical portraits

Time passes by in a flash. You want to soak in all those little details, and precious moments. A relaxed portrait session is the perfect way to celebrate your life and loves in the here and now. There’s no better time.

your family wants you to exist in photos

shall we make it happen?

If you’re anything like me you have a camera reel of photos of your (fur)babies, loads of your other half with the kids, but virtually none with you in the frame. Am I right? Let’s put you back in the picture. Trust me, when your kids are grown they are going to want a photo with you in it. So get on in there! You lot do the snuggles and tickle fights, and I do the rest.

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You just want one of you all together

Without getting stressed about everyone ‘behaving’

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You want photos that show who you are

With zero pressure to pose 

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You want options

To buy every beautiful image or just choose your faves

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I love helping families capture intimate and relaxed everyday moments

because who wants a stuffy old photoshoot?

I’ve got two young kids of my own and I KNOW that they aren’t going to want to sit still and ‘play nice’ for the camera. 

So don’t stress, my shoot sessions are very much about letting you do you, while I just capture all the joy and all the love. We can go for a walk in the woods, head to the beach at sunset, or just have a play in the garden. It’s those simple interactions between you, the eskimo kisses and the cuddles, that you’ll want to look back on as the years pass.

My fave photos are always the ones with a bit of playful chaos thrown in!

And is it just me or does each year seem to fly by faster and faster?Photography is a way of freezing a moment in time for you to keep so you’ll always remember that little curl in your baby’s hair, the texture of your mother’s hands, the way you were together. Perfection.

HOW IT WORKS

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get the down low

Get in touch via my contact form and you’ll be pinged a brochure straight away with all the info about pricing and product options. The session fee along with a signed booking form secures your session.

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choose your location

Once you’re all booked in I’ll send you a link to my handy session planning guide. Grab a cuppa, your new fave bedtime reading is packed with tips for choosing locations, what to expect and what to wear.

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relax and have fun

It’s time for your session. Relax and enjoy it, and let the kids be kids. The best ones are always the photos of everyone having fun, where no one is looking at the camera! We usually shoot for around an hour but sometimes less if you have a little one.

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choose your images

I’ll then get to work on beautifully editing your images and you’ll receive them a few weeks after in your own online viewing gallery. The gallery is live for five days for you to choose your favourites and any extras you’d like to purchase.

just fantastic

Booking Lydia for our family shoot was one of the best decisions we made.

you’ve been saying

kind words

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what a wonderful gift!

We are really overwhelmed by your photographs. They are just so amazing and unlike the usual ‘posed’ ones that we often see! They have movement and joy. What a wonderful gift your talent for photography has given us. They will become treasured family heirlooms we’re sure. We sing your praises, thank you.

Midge – family shoot

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i love them all!

She made me feel at ease and very, very lovely. Lydia had loads of ideas for pictures but also listened to my requests too. Nothing was to much trouble. I didn’t think I’d laugh as much as we did that afternoon, but I soon forgot to be shy and managed to enjoy myself. When Lydia sent me a link to the final results I was blown away. I love all the pictures – I’ve tried to narrow them down to a list of favourites – it’s impossible!

Polly – natural boudoir session

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worth every penny

In the first few days as a new parent it could be quite daunting to face a photo shoot but we needn’t have worried. Lydia was so patient with us, she allocated plenty of time to deal with the need of a newborn including plenty of feeding and nappy changes. The first few weeks were such a blur I’m so glad we decided to have this precious time captured proffessionally. Lydia’s skills were worth every penny and the album will be treasured for years to come.

Kamen – newborn session

what does it cost?

I shoot portraits outdoors in a location of your choice in my signature relaxed style. Commissions are available from £120 for a shoot including three prints with the option to purchase more images if you’d like to.

Or you can choose from a range of packages including my best selling products. I also offer gift vouchers for my sessions.

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A handy pre-session guide full of tips

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Relaxed 1 hour photo session

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Beautiful post production & retouching by Lydia

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Online viewing gallery and print store to share with friends and family (I'm looking at you Grandma!)

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The option to own every image or just a few of your absolute faves

got some

questions?

But what if my kids won't behave?

Please don’t worry about this, my style of photography is relaxed and natural. I always prefer the images where there’s a bit of chaos and running around after the bambinos as it’s a more relastic representation of family life than a stiff, posed photo of you all looking at the camera! Ocassionally some little ones are shy to start with but rest assured I’ve never done a session where I didn’t get lovely shots out of them in the end. 

What if we need to reschedule?

No problem, I’m always happy to reschedule due to ill health or bad weather and just ask you give me as much notice as possible.

Can you recommend a location?

I’m very happy to recommend a few options for you. Keep in mind private land including National Trust properties require a license and usually accompanying fee. Nature is my favourite backdrop so your Sunday walk or fave beach is always a good option. 

Is there a booking fee?

The session fee and a signed booking form with the terms and conditions secures your booking with me. You can then choose to pay for a product collection up front, or add one when you’ve seen your gallery of images.

Do we have to have prints or is it possible to have digital images?

There are three 6×9 prints included with every session. If you choose a product collection this also includes all the images from your shoot in digital download, or you can choose to just buy one or two digitals, whatever you’d prefer. The choice is yours so you can choose whatever suits you and your budget. 

let's hang out online*

(But not in a weird way)

I love a bit of social scrolling. Not gonna lie. Have been known to go down an Insta Reel rabbit hole from time to time. 

But it is also where I take a lot of inspiration from other creators and where you can see my latest work, and stories behind the scenes at weddings or featuring my dog!  Wanna hang out?