It’s about capturing all those little things that you don’t want to forget, their tiny hands, their chubby cheeks, their favourite toys, days out at the park, days in reading a book.
All of these small everyday moments go by so fast, you worry if you’re making the most of them and you want to remember every little thing forever. These photographs will be looked back on in 10 years’ time as you fondly say, “do you remember when…?”, taking you straight back to that moment.
Families are honest, full of joy, messy and definitely not perfect. Family photography is about the little moments, finding the extraordinary in ordinary everyday life....Finding the beauty in the mundane.
I want to capture the everyday, your kids exactly as they are. I don’t pose children, they’re interesting enough as it is, I like documenting your kids while they’re spending time with you, giving you cuddles, reading with you, playing with you and causing mischief. The things that will be so easily forgotten in a few years time, bath time, how they looked when they smiled when they were a baby, their eyes, their hair. All of things change so quickly it’s so important to document every little thing.
I’m a big believer in creating honest imagery.
For all my family shoots I always go where you and your family are most comfortable. For many families this is their home, a place where you can be completely yourself and where you all spend most of your time. Or if you want the shoot out in the wild I always suggest we use somewhere that means something to you as a family. This could be a local park, a woodland or even just your back garden.
Your house will never be completely tidy, the kids will never be 100% well behaved and that is okay.
I want to photograph the connection between you and your children, I want to photograph those first moments where you’ve just become parents and feel like you’re winging the entire thing. Those magical moments when they first start walking, those first unsteady steps. I want to capture how you look at them and how they look at you, like no one else in the world is more important. Nothing will ever be perfect, and that’s okay, it’s so important to capture those moments, they go by in the blink of an eye.
Perfection is boring, imperfection is real.
I became an Aunt in 2018 (twice!), ever since then I’ve seen how fast babies grow into toddlers and I’ve always found it so important to capture every little thing I can of them growing. I captured their first day, their birthdays and all the tiny little moments in between. It’s so important to me to capture these moments, not just their birthdays but the ordinary moments too, them eating dinner and getting most of it on their faces. How they look at you while they’re feeding. How they play. This is all so important to me, and I want everyone else to have these beautiful documentary photographs of their children too.
Louise, Tom & River
Lisa creates the most beautiful photographs, it has meant so much to us to be able to have a collection of family photographs for us to treasure. Lisa is warm, friendly and a joy to be around! The prints she created for us are always noticed when people visit our home, thank you so much Lisa!”
Family shoots are £350*, they last up to 2 hours, include up to 6 people and you will receive at least 75 images delivered via online gallery.
*Travel fees apply outside Shropshire.
If you would like some beautiful, documentary photographs of your family, get in touch and tell me all about your family and where you would like your shoot.
I can’t wait to add your own photos to the collection!
Grab a brew and have a good peek at some of my all time favourite family photographs.
I accept payment via bank transfer or cheque. Most families choose to pay by bank transfer as this is quickest!
Don’t worry about it! All kids misbehave, it’s completely part of growing up. I’m here to photograph it all (which includes silly faces and nose picking!).
No problem! I totally understand that sometimes life gets in the way. I just ask that you give at least 48 hours notice so that your session time can be made available to other families, although I ask that you limit rescheduling to one time only.
Extra people can be added to your shoot for £75 per person, this is payable at the time of booking.
Family shoots usually last up to two hours, I find this is normally enough for most families, however if you’d like to add on extra hours I charge £100 per extra hour.
On the day of the shoot I mostly shoot in a documentary way. I don’t do any stiff posing, I like to keep everything as relaxed and as fun as possible. As well as gorgeous photographs I want you to have a wonderful experience during the shoot. It’s lovely to set aside an hour or two in a day to spend playing and spending time with your children.
I want to photograph you doing what you normally do with your kids. Whether that’s playing, baking, reading, sports, dancing, bath time or cuddles. Documenting how you spend your time with your children makes the photographs even more valuable.
You’ll spend most of the shoot not paying attention to me at all. We’ll chat, we’ll laugh and we’ll get some gorgeous images along the way.
When you get in touch, don’t hold back. Tell me everything you want capturing, all the bits you want to remember forever.
Your photographs and your story are important to me…
Your family is important to me.
I like getting to know what you like doing together, where your favourite places are and all the things that make you laugh.