Family Photography and Videography
Honest and Natural Documentary Family Photography and Videography
Welcome to my Love Gets Sweeter Family Photography and Videography page, thanks for stopping by!
I’m guessing you’re here because you’re looking for an alternative style of family photography and videography…?
Like me you HATE the idea of posing and know it’ll make you feel awkward (never mind the kids!).
You also know your kids probably won’t respond well to ‘direction’ to get that perfect family portrait or the baby will choose the photo shoot day to be grizzly (they always time it so well don’t they??)!
Maybe you’re fed up of only having selfies of you all together and fancy getting one of those really natural shots you capture but with you in the frame for a change?
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…
Know exactly what you’re after already?
Use the handy buttons below to see more of my newborn, ‘Day in the Life’ or Christening photography and videography…
Newborn and Family Photography and Video
‘Real Life’ Day in the Life
Christenings and Celebrations
A Family Photographer who also hates posing for the camera…
That sulking face in the middle belongs to me.
I HATED being forced to smile for the camera, as you can tell.
So I’d say that makes me a bit of an expert in how NOT to make someone feel when you pull a camera out for some family photos.
Now I’m a Mum (to Paisley), I’ve found personal photos and video have greater importance and I’ll find any opportunity I can to try and capture some memories along the way.
After all, the days can feel SO long but the years are so short.
But the best moments really do come from capturing the real moments. The totally natural, un-posed and real moments together.
And I manage that simply by bringing my camera along and hanging out with you. No direction. No posing. Just you, being you!
“The video is just so special.
To be able to watch and see how he was, what he was like and what he enjoyed (or didn’t enjoy haha!) is just amazing.
I take so many videos of him, but I can’t do it justice like you can.”
We all know how important it is to have family photos and video so we can relive these days in years to come.
To share happy memories all over our walls and in photo albums and photo books. To share online and via our family WhatsApp groups.
How many professional family photos do you have with your own family that you get to treasure…?
How many of those are you in front of the camera, with your children?
Seeing how they look at you, how you look at them when you think no-one is watching?
Those real connections are what I want to capture for you.
Totally natural family photography and videography
Having a professional family photo shoot doesn’t mean you have to feel awkward or forced to pose!
With a documentary approach to family shoots it’s all 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 my daughter Paisley started saying Elephant!).
All those milestones we’ve eagerly anticipated fly by in the blink of an eye.
All we’re left with a few shaky moments stuck on our phone…
“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.”
There’s no need for posing to capture the moments that I do. Those real family connections happen because you’re in your own environment. You’re made to feel completely at ease and I stick to my wedding rule of ‘friendly and discreet’ at all times!
A cup of tea for everyone sometimes helps too!
Spending at least 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.
If this style of relaxed and honest family photography and videography sounds perfect for your family then I’d love to hear from you.
From simple 2 hour shoots in your own home to ‘real life’ full day photo and video shoots there are plenty of options to ensure your ‘now’ is there for you all to enjoy forever.
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.
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 or downloads.
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…
Relaxed, Documentary approach to Family Photography and Videography based in Burscough, Lancashire.
Travelling to your family home to capture real family life. Covering Preston, Liverpool, Manchester, Cheshire and the Wirral (to name just a few around the North West).