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Family Photography at home is great, as for younger members of a family, and probably old too, the home environment is a place to relax. On this shoot from last year, I visited a relatively new family to capture some of their life with their newest member, and into the mix we also managed to get some shots of the family’s lovely Collie dog. I spent a couple of hours with the family producing natural shots in the house, front and back gardens and on a short walk down the lane on which the family live. It was all very relaxed and hopefully this shows in the photographs. One young man certainly spent a great deal of the time smiling.

We started indoors, introducing the family’s young son to the idea of a photographer and cameras in the living room. As it was a bright day there was lots of light indoors and plenty of time to make an acquaintance whilst photographing a little bit of cruising around sofa edges and tables in addition to family cuddles. Moving outdoors to the back garden we found a favourite swing and the family’s Collie dog. With a bit of planning and a well placed favourite ball we even managed to get the young man on his swing with his Collie beside him before also getting some shots with mum and dad. With the sun being so bright we had to be quite careful to avoid quite a blinding sunlight by sticking mainly in the shaded areas of the back garden so also explored the front lawn of the property which owing to a large oak tree on it’s boundary had some great leaves for a certain young man to play with as we tried to get some portraits of him sat on and crawling around the lawn. Finally we had a little walk looking for some lovely soft light and any little places we could find down the lane from the house before returning to the family’s home.

I photograph lots of different shoots each year but by far my favourite are shoots outdoors or family photography sessions at home. If you’d like to book a session then please get in touch. I hope you like a few of the photographs from this shoot below.



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I love heading out into the Norfolk countryside for family shoots and there’s nowhere better than the North Norfolk coast with it’s lovely beaches. Last year I headed out with a family with two young boys to find the adventure and fun as a Wells Portrait Photographer.

Anyone with energetic young children will tell you that they don’t sit still so heading outdoors is a great solution, however it’s also the solution to children who don’t like having their photograph taken. Simply put when you’re having fun and a bit of an adventure it’s hard to remember that someone might also be photographing you and lets face it when you have been running about for a while it’s nice to stop for a moment or two with mum or dad or perhaps have them carry you for a little while. It all makes for great photographic opportunities and on this shoot worked a treat.

A big thank you to the family involved who were great fun to photograph. It’s always really nice to look through a set of photographs and see so many genuine smiles, so many photographs that will soon become remarkable as two little guys grow taller and taller.

This is a small sample of the fun to be had on an outdoor portrait session, please get in touch to book your own family a moment in time. I promise it’ll be great fun.

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I love being a parent of a young family and as a North Norfolk Family Photographer there’s nothing I like more than meeting other parent’s of young families to photograph them. I’d met Mum and daughter last year for a shoot on Hunstanton beach so this time got to meet dad too when the family came to stay in the Holkham and Burnham Market area.

It was quite a cold day, windy and with a threat of heavy rain showers. We met up at the family’s holiday home in Burnham Market and quickly decided that an outdoor shoot might be worth risking despite the foreboding weather reports. We headed toward the Holkham area, hoping to find somewhere to shoot protected from the icy wind. Thankfully North Norfolk’s coastline has a good sandy soil which drains water away quickly so that often it’s quite dry under foot and combining this with local knowledge of natural windbreaks that would afford us some warmth away from the wind we found a lovely spot in which the family could have a bit of fun.

It quickly became apparent that the cooler weather wouldn’t bother us at all as the warmth generated by this young family having fun together became apparent. In fact in a change from the weather reports the sun even came out to show it’s face. We had lots of fun: there was “row, row, row your boat” with plenty of screams, balancing along fallen trees helped out by mum and dad, wild geese flocks to watch as they flew through the sky, kisses and cuddles, wellington wearing, exploring with sticks including just a little bit of prodding daddy with them, sausage snack eating and lots and lots of smiles.

I think we were all very happy to have headed out, made some memories for a lovely family, great fun for a North Norfolk family photographer.

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It’s often the case that as a Norfolk Portrait Photographer at the weekend I’m out photographing a number of families at some lovely locations in Norfolk. I love it, getting out into the outdoors and meeting new people all the time, for relaxed photography sessions. There is one drawback though and that’s that often when I get some time at home the last thing I want to do is load the cameras up and take photographs of my own family. However, in late Autumn I sometimes get a few weekend days free and can’t resist getting out into a local wood to use some of the lovely colours there for some family shots.

It was a late afternoon Saturday walk, the sun had mainly deserted the back edge of the woodland as it made its way toward the horizon. However, the girls were on good form, keen to mess around, show off, have fun. I only had one camera and one big lens, normally I carry three cameras so this was travelling light (albeit at about 4kg of camera and lens). The girls climbed on benches, up gates, sat beside trees, walked through deep piles of leaves and had great fun together, mum even got in on a few photographs too 🙂 Half an hour or so of family time, time to make photographic memories, to have fun and experience the joy of being a dad and husband to some beautiful ladies 🙂

I hope you like some of the photographs.


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A home photo shoot is great particularly if you have a young baby. This session was quite similar to one I’d done for the same family a couple of years prior but with the addition of a new younger sister and a new family dog.

When I arrived it was straight on with photographing the youngest member of the family. I love to photograph babies usually from the age of 6 months onward. This is because by this age babies have usually started to sit-up and are generally inclined to smile lots and enjoy the experience of being photographed. I’m glad to say that this little lady did just as well as her elder sister at the same age with both being wonderfully photogenic.

We then moved onto photographing the siblings together before giving the younger sister a bit of respite for a feed whilst her older sister had a few photographs.

The whole family then posed for photographs, with the photographs being taken in a relaxed fashion designed to produce natural images of interactions, and natural expressions.

The plan had then been to take a short walk to some local woodlands and take some outdoor shots with the autumnal colours available. However the weather had other ideas and it started to rain heavily for the rest of the afternoon. So we stayed indoors, took some more photographs and generally had some fun getting family photographs that’ll be cherished in the future.

If you’d like a family shoot at home, please get in touch.


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