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Documentary Family Photography and Film Portfolio

Honest, Candid Family Photography and Videography

On this family photo and film portfolio page you can find examples of my honest and candid family photography and videography sessions for families just like yours wanting to capture more natural family moments. No awkward posing allowed!

Whether it’s been that their house wasn’t ‘ready’ for a photo shoot, the kids (or other half) may not be on their best behaviour or they worried they may never watch a video back. They’ve all had worries about being in front of the camera. .

I’m certain after watching these family films and photography slideshows you’ll see how special it can be looking back at your seemingly ordinary ‘every day’.

Whether it’s documenting your pregnancy with natural maternity photos or those early newborn baby days, a little bit of family life or a full Day in The Life session to document your ‘every day’. Let me document your family life so you can have your very own heirlooms to treasure…


Alternative Family Photography – Your Real Life

Natural Family Moments – Capturing Real Connections 

I know being the family photo taker, it’s rare to find a natural photo with you in it too!

This natural, documentary style approach to filming and photographing your family time allows you to relax in to your every day family life without worrying abut the camera.

Seeing those candid family moments, those genuine connections. Seeing all the family in front of the camera, together but in a more natural way. It’s not only for you but for your children to grow up and enjoy seeing those real family moments. Together.

Can you even imagine getting excited about seeing what real moments I managed to capture? Some I even manage without you even realising they were taken…

Alternative Family Films – An Honest Approach

Examples of Relaxed Family Sessions – Documentary Family Photography

The McLellen’s Family Photos and Film

Sarah and Derek were in front of my camera in 2012 for their wedding day in the Wirral. All these years later there’s 3 new family members and a new family home in Great Sankey, Warrington!

Sarah was very honest when she called only a few days before George’s first birthday that she has spent forever putting off a professional family session despite loving my style of work because nothing ever seemed ‘ready’.

The worry of missing all these milestones and family moments gave her the nudge to book and they were so thankful I could come and capture a little bit of their every day.

Here’s their family photography slideshow sharing some of the best moments captured in just a couple of relaxed hours at their new home. As well as their very first family film.  

Family Photography and Film Session – Cheshire

The Davies Family Photography and Film

This was Freiya’s last family session for her ‘Sweetest Year’ shortly after her birthday. 

Not only did I get to film Freiya at only a few weeks old but we got to catch up a few times over her very first year as part of her ‘Sweetest Year’ collection to help her family document all the amazing milestones and achievements along the way. 

From first sounds and smiles to first steps and words, creating a professional keepsake allows them to relive these moments together with them in the frame too. No wobbly phone footage left stored on a phone…

They now have a collection of family photographs and films that capture lots of the little things that were so very ‘Freiya’ at that moment in time. 

Family Photography Session – Lydiate, Merseyide

An Alternative Style Of Family Photography and Film

Looking for a more relaxed, alternative style of family photography?

It’s all about genuine love and connections, those REAL moments for me as a documentary family photographer. Capturing and documenting your real family life in a way that captures all the honesty of family life.

Those every day stories that may seem a little ‘ordinary’ to you right now but they’ll soon be the every day you wish you could relive all over again.

Having a more relaxed family photo and video shoot allows you to be you. There’s no stress of getting to a studio on time, whether everyone’s in a ‘good’ mood or how you’ll manage to pose when you’re too tired to function (been there).

There’s the distinct lack of posing or direction from me so you can avoid any worries of feeling awkward in front of the camera. My laid back, documentary approach allows me to capture real family life in a honest and genuine way.

But the most exciting thing you’ll find after the shoot is having the wonderful combination of family photographs AND video to help you see a little glimpse back into your family life as it is right now…

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Family photographer and videographer based in Burscough (near Ormskirk), Lancashire.

Travelling all over the North West and UK to document family life in a candid and honest way. Including Cheshire, Liverpool, The Lake District and Yorkshire.

email: charlene@lovegetssweeter.co.uk phone: 07985445064