Alternative Family Photograhy and Videography

Documentary Family Photography and Film for families who want to capture real, honest family life

An alternative Family Photography and Videography approach capturing genuine, honest and natural moments of you all enjoying your ‘every day’.

My award winning, natural documentary family photography is perfect for capturing  those totally honest and candid moments for your family who HATE the idea of posing for the camera.

Whether you’re camera shy, HATE posing, worry your house isn’t ‘photo shoot’ worthy or simply struggling to find time to fit in a family photography shoot in then I have the answer for you with my relaxed, documentary style of family photo shoots and filming…

Award Winning Family Photographer and Videographer capturing real family life in Cheshire, Lancashire and around the UK.

A Little Bit About Me…

I’m Charlene, a passionate film-maker and photographer based in Lancashire. Wife to Lee, Mum to our daughter Paisley and all round film obsessed creative!

I’ve been creating family and wedding videos since 2010 after a career in the film and TV world AND editing my own wedding video!

It’s been a natural progression to go on to document family milestones along the way but looking back, it’s been those candid ‘real life’ moments I love the most.

Despite hating being in front of the camera I realise the importance of actually being in the picture so Paisley will have those memories to keep and share too. This photo of us is actually a ‘self portrait’ of us baking. Basically a family photo I set up with the help of a timer. I can’t always rely on my husband to capture those natural moments for me!

I’m guessing you’re probably the photo taker too…? A phone FULL of gorgeous moments of everyone else, but having to scroll WAY back to find one with you in a photo!

With my experience, in both filming and being a parent never in a photo, it meant I was really drawn to documentary family photography. Capturing honest, candid moments that tell a story of that very moment.

‘The days can feel SO long but the years are so short’ rings true and I’m making more effort to capture family life with me in it. The best moments really do come from capturing the natural, un-posed and real moments together of your ordinary family life and that’s what I’d love to do for you…

Documentary Family Videography and Films

An Alternative Style of Family Photography and Film

Natural and Candid Family Photography Portfolio

There’s no need for posing to capture the natural moments that you see here.

Those real family connections happen because you’re in in a place you feel comfortable, it’s easier to relax around the camera and you soon forget I’m there to take photos of you.

Shooting in this more relaxed way has SO many benefits for you as a family and there’s no pressure of ‘performing’ for the camera.

Your every day, the ordinary things you get up to at home is perfect for capturing a little bit of family life for you to look back on.

To see those connections and the little things you will miss as they grow up.

See more of my documentary style family photography and film on my family portfolio page


How much does a family session at home cost…?

I start with a low session fee that covers my time spent with you documenting a little bit of your family life. Allowing you to see what has been beautifully captured before you choose what you’d love to invest in and keep.

You can find more on my pricing here OR fill in the form at the bottom of this page and I can send you over a copy of my family photography and film brochure!

Working in this ‘session fee’ way allows you experience a more documentary, candid style family shoot at home without a big investment up front.

You get to see the moments I’ve captured of YOUR family. Your story, your connections, your ‘every day’. See what moments really mean the most to you now.

I encourage you to use my expertise and skills to get the very best from your family session.

Not only to help reassure you before the day if you’re nervous but also to help you create your very own family heirloom’s and keepsakes to pass down the generations…

Looking for a particular family milestone to capture…?

Relaxed, Documentary approach to Family Photography and Videography around the UK

Maternity and bump shoots, newborn and new arrivals to all those milestones in-between. Family events, naming days, christenings and all those wonderful opportunities to celebrate, I’d love to be there to capture it all for you in a discreet and natural way.

I like to keep it super simple for you starting with a low ‘shoot fee’ so you’re able to see what I’ve captured from our time together before committing to adding prints, downloads or beautiful heirloom albums and products.

To find out more fill in the quick and easy form below. We can chat a little more about your family and what you’d love to try and capture…

Travelling to your family home to capture real family life. Based in Lancashire, and covering the UK. Including Preston, Liverpool, Manchester, Cheshire and the Wirral (to name just a few around the North West).

Keen to find out more about the options for your own family photography and video session?

Keen to find out more about the options for your own family photography and video session?

Award Winning Family Photography and Videography in Lancashire,

covering the North West and around the UK

Capturing genuine, honest and fun moments for the family who doesn’t want to feel ‘weird’ in front of the camera…