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           Family Photo Shoots

"So natural and capture everyone beautifully ...will cherish them...                                                                                             it was a great experience."  Elaine  

           I am so excited to be writing this page and introducing you to my Family Lifestyle Photography Sessions.                         I realise that some of you will be curious about what this involves and about me, so this page is designed to answer many of the questions you may have..

Who am I?  I am a wife, a mother and brand new grandmother so I understand how quickly families change,  your little ones grow and your young adults leave home to start families of their own. I am also an established, award winning photographer, you can find out more about me and my Fine Art photography here. Photographically I love ‘Capturing the moment’, that never to be repeated gesture, action or happening.

What is Family Lifestyle Photography? Families often plan to photograph and capture the big events;  weddings, christenings, graduations, ‘big birthdays’ etc. but how many of us plan to capture the everyday, the natural reactions and the emotion? This is what I aim to capture in the photographs I create.

I am a lifestyle family photographer, 'Capturing the Moment' for families and creating memories that will last a lifetime. The photographs I create are not static images, the families interact, play and enjoy one another's company. I will pose groups in order to create the best images possible for you and to help those who feel a little nervous in front of the camera. This will be a fun experience, feedback from clients tells me the whole family enjoys the session, its a fun family time.

What happens during a session? Forget standing and looking at the camera, also I will never instruct anybody to smile. My style is to capture your family enjoying each others company, having fun and interacting. In order to make this happen and overcome any shyness  or awkwardness I will suggest poses, and actions; we will get up close  and personal...it will be fun. I will ask you to sit on the floor for some images, play with your children, and interact with one another.

Click here to view a gallery of images from recent shoots. Please note these families have given written permission for their images to be shared; your gallery will be password protected.

What do others think of their experience of the Family Photo Shoot?

"Thank you soooo much Shirley! Some really lovely ones there - will cherish them.....they are fantastic! So natural and capture everyone beautifully - thank you and well done...it was a great experience. "  Elaine

" you've captured some really lovely shots ...it was a fun experience, everyone really enjoyed it"  Beth

When and where? I am based in Dunstable, Bedfordshire and shoots within a 10 mile radius of Dunstable are included in your package. Venues further afield can be considered, please discuss your ideas with me before booking. Once you register your interest I will send you a link to a Family Photo shoot Welcome page, here you will find more information about the sessions, where they are located, timings, what to wear, how to book etc.

How much does it cost?     Click here to view details of packages on offer.   My pricing of my package is simple, I call it the All Inclusive. It includes a 45 minutes session, creation of a beautiful gallery where you can view your images, with the option to download as many images as you wish and share or print as you would like, I guarantee 50 images. I do have optional extras you can purchase and there is the opportunity to have your images printed by a top class professional printing company, but only if you wish, no pressure or high pressured sales pitches!

How can I find out more?     If you click here you will find answers to some Frequently Asked Questions. For more information register your interest and I will send you a link to the Family Photo Shoot Welcome Page.

Can I purchase a gift Certificate?  Yes you can. I have created gift certificates for both packages. Simply click here and purchase the certificate; I will email you the certificate, along with the one use only unique code which the recipient can use during the booking process.