Sessions paused until end of national lockdown
I'm sad to say that following the UK Government's announcement of a nationwide lockdown from the 5th January, I am pausing all family and newborn sessions until a return to Tier 3 restrictions or lower. Gift vouchers are still available to buy at any time.
I will be opening the diary as soon as I know when I will be able to shoot again. Priority will be given to the clients whose sessions have already been postponed. To join a waiting list for the earliest available dates, you can pay a deposit of £40.
Beautiful, joyful family photography with real emotion and connection.
I'm Hannah, a family photographer based in the beautiful city of Oxford, U.K. My photography style and approach to my work creates beautiful, creative images full of joy, emotion and connection.
A session with me is a relaxed, organic experience which captures authentic expressions and your unique family dynamic. I work exclusively outdoors or in my client's own homes.
Come, grab a coat, some snacks and several changes of clothes (because, let's face it, you've got kids and it's UK weather) and take a portfolio tour with me!
“I cried when I saw these. Thank you for capturing my family for me. You made the experience so wonderful and the photos are stunning. I don’t think I could part with any of them.”
Family Photography | MY PHILOSOPHY
Why at home or outdoors? What even IS lifestyle photography?
Family Lifestyle Photography has become a popular choice for families since the early 2000s as an alternative to the more formal studio portrait. Without all the pressure and stress that preparing and dressing up for a studio portrait session can bring, you can relax, we can chat, and you and your small ones have time to get used to a giant lens being pointed at you. I've spent my whole professional life putting people at ease in front of a camera - you're in good hands.
As a lifestyle photographer, I don't pose my families, instead I offer a little direction and prompts that will get you doing what I need you to be doing to get the best angles and expressions. This is when my clients get the images they love - when everyone lets their guard down and authentic smiles and joy radiate. The result? Your images feel authentically 'you', and, when you get them up on a wall or into a book, they'll remind you of a simply awesome day.
Part of capturing this magic comes from getting to know my families a little bit beforehand and there's the opportunity to talk through your needs, potential locations, and your clothing before the session.
Your images are delivered in a dedicated, password-protected online gallery for you to browse and your final selected images are edited, retouched and finished in my signature style, delivered as high resolution digital files. Professional prints can be ordered straight from your gallery - no need to mess around with files!
Pricing & Packages
Up to 1.5 hours of family photography outdoors or at home.
Online viewing gallery of 100-150 images.
10 edited and retouched high resolution digital images of your choice delivered in colour and black and white.
Up to three hours photographing you and your new bundle of squish at home.
An online gallery of 100-150 images.
10 edited and retouched digital images of your choice delivered in colour and B&W.
Guidance and preparation on preparing for your session.
MATERNITY 'BUMP TO BABY' SESSION
A one hour maternity session, just for you, or you and your partner.
A newborn session as above.
10 edited and retouched digital images of your choice from each session delivered in colour and B&W.
45 minutes of photography for children aged 4-18
Online gallery of 50-100 images
5 edited and retouched digital images of your choice delivered in colour and B&W.
Sessions including siblings must be booked as a family session.
Upgrade any package
After you receive your online gallery, you can choose to upgrade your package to receive all your images from our session.
This upgrade includes 20 of your absolute favourites given special editing attention, delivered in colour and black and white.
How long will it take to get my images?
I know that it can be hard to wait to see your images, but rest assured a lot goes on behind the scenes to prepare them for viewing! You will receive your viewing gallery within 2 weeks of our session, and final images usually take another 2 weeks.
What editing or retouching do you do?
Every image you see in your viewing gallery has been given a treatment in my signature style - this includes adjustments to colour tone, exposure and contrast. After you make your selection I do some light skin retouching to bring out the best versions of you all and edit out any distracting background objects.
Do you do Gift Vouchers?
I do indeed! Any of my family sessions can be bought as a gift, and the vouchers come presented in a beautiful gift box with ribbon for a supplementary cost of £4.95. Contact me to buy one.
What do we do if it rains on our session day?
We're in the UK, so let's not kid ourselves. It rains! Sadly my equipment doesn't do too well in the wet, so I usually check weather forecasts about 48 hours in advance and offer an at-home shoot or postponement if it looks bad.
Do you offer prints with any of your packages?
Every family is different, and so I keep the print options à la carte! When your session is finished, you will receive a brochure for prints and products. My prints are created in a studio which is only available to professional photographers and the paper and print quality are second-to-none, with colours true to how you see them on your screen. Your framed prints will last for years, even on a window sill in full sun.
I also offer complimentary gallery wall or photo book design for anyone who wants this option.
Stay in Touch
Just browsing and not quite ready to say 'yes' to a family session? You can stay up-to-date on special session offers like mini sessions, Black Friday deals and more by signing up to my VIP mailing list. You'll only get a handful of emails a year - I promise not to spam you!