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 moments of you all enjoying your ‘every day’.

My award winning, relaxed 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, 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 taking parent 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 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 cost…?

Working in a way that allows you to see what has been beautifully captured before you choose what you’d love to keep means there’s no pressure.

You can simply be yourself, trust my expertise to capture your family life in a natural way and then excitedly wait to see your photos and film before picking the perfect collection or a la carte options!

After the day I head home, personally edit your family photos and video and get everything prepared to show you what makes your every day so unique and special.

As well as a sneak peek you’ll get a slideshow of the favourites within 2 weeks of the shoot followed by your family video and full gallery online.

Then you have the fun of deciding what you’d LOVE to download and print for your very own family  keepsakes with my ready-made collections or cherry pick your personal favourites…

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!

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, 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 ‘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…