Natural, Relaxed and Honest Documentary Family Photography and Videography based in Lancashire.
I have a love for capturing moments. Real, honest moments.
From family shoots at home with newborns and toddlers to full Christenings, family photography and videography is a HUGE passion of mine.
As a wedding videographer (my ‘other’ job) it is all about being friendly and discreet. Meaning I can capture fun, natural moments between loved ones, blending in so they soon forget I’m there!
That desire to capture truly natural moments led the way capturing family life in this honest yet fun way…
I’ve not only filmed myself as a kid (I still have the tapes somewhere…) but I have adored filming and photographing my own family too.
Sadly I only have a handful of photos from my own childhood but the ones I have saved are treasured.
They’ve even been used to compare to photos of our own daughter growing up (she so looks like me, even down to the sulking face haha).
From holidays and road trips around the world as newlyweds to those precious early years once we started our own family in Burscough, Lancashire.
When it came to photographing and filming my own family it was never ‘stand there and say CHEEEESSSEEE’. It was always looking for the everyday moments I wanted to try and remember.
And it was never all roses either! Sometimes it was more about the genuine emotions and connections.
Daddy staring so intently at his new daughter. The way her hand curled around his finger. The attempts at a smile and then a giggle…
The funny words they soon start saying properly, like ‘Ephalant’ (I was genuinely sad when she started saying Elephant!).
Before we knew it we were on to that defiant, strong willed face my daughter seemed to develop when she hit the ‘Threenager’ stage.
But even now she’s turning 4 I have all these beautiful photographs and videos to remind me of the days that went by in a blur!
“The photos and videos are SO amazing and beautifully taken
that it’s just such a special time sitting down with your family, looking through them all.
I absolutely love comparing the different shoots and seeing how much my little baby
has developed and growing between each one!
I think it’s amazing that I will be able to show Freiya such beautiful pictures
of herself when she is older and I will have moments and memories to
cherish for the rest of my life.”
A cup of tea for everyone sometimes helps too!
We all know kids do the opposite to what they usually do on a day we have plans anyway, don’t they?
Pretty much every family start the day with ‘oh they NEVER nap this early’ or ‘they’re usually so excited to do this’. We’ve all been there, right?
Imagine fighting that on a day you have to be a studio for a certain time?
I’m all about being relaxed and flexible, working around you guys and what you’re happy to do.
Spending a couple of hours with you also means there’s more time to be flexible. Should there be a few typical family ‘challenges’ it also gives everyone more time to feel comfortable with me being there.
There’s no need to ‘perform’ for the camera either. Or fill the hours with activities if your normal day is as simple as hanging out at home doing ‘nothing’.
Nothing to you won’t be nothing when you look back.
Reading books, sofa cuddles, snacks…all those ‘boring’ family moments go on to be the ones we treasure the most.
So imagine being able to actually watch all these moments back on your very own professional family video? As well as wandering past beautifully printed and framed photographs on your stairs?
Be honest, do you feel like you have enough photos of you as a kid WITH your parents? Wouldn’t it be nice to make some new ones for YOUR kids…?
If this style of relaxed and honest family photography and videography sounds perfect for your family then I’d love to hear from you.
I’m officially launching my new Documentary Family Photography and Videography offer soon so if you’d like to be the first to hear about it fill in your details below (I promise I won’t spam you, it’s just me and updates on my family work!).
Travelling to your family home covering Preston, Liverpool, Manchester and the Wirral to name just a few around the North West.