I love taking photos of children. I’m a mum myself and I’m aware how quickly time goes as your children grow up. I took so many photos of my boys when they were little and I love looking at them now. You forget all the expressions and moods and laughs and missing front teeth and it is so great to have a record of it all.
It’s not the stand there and smile photos, it’s the knee deep in mud and falling over, the climbing a tree or splashing in the sea, or the everyday moments, playing quietly, running round the garden, the falling asleep at the end of the day. These are the bits I love to photograph. The little bits that make your child beautiful.
Claire has been photographing our family since my eldest son was a few weeks old. We had photo shoots at his first birthday, on the arrival of his baby brother and on various occasions since including a wonderful shoot at the beach. I have never been a ‘photo shoot’ person but Claire’s relaxed style lets the family be themselves. It’s amazing when a few weeks later you get these beautiful photos that you don’t even remember her taking. It’s given me the freedom to enjoy time with my kids without snapping away at them constantly. I can put my camera down and relax knowing that she has captured them perfectly.
I can spend an hour with you or longer, it’s entirely up to you. The photographs will be natural and unposed, life as it is. We’ll have a chat, I’ll make friends with your child or children so they feel comfortable having me around and you can let them do what they do while I photograph them. A lot of the families I have photographed have asked me back to take more photos every year or so. This is a massive compliment, and great to catch up and watch your children grow.
Please get in touch if you want to chat about a photoshoot, sessions start from £60.