If like me you’re always the one behind the camera I bet you find you’re in hardly any family photos. Is it because you hate the idea of being in front of the camera or have you simply become the family ‘picture taker’?

Maybe like me you really want to be in the picture but no-one else ever seems to capture those natural moments you love so you’re left with posed portraits or selfies…?

The family you’re about to meet are The Brookes’ who live over in Wetherby, Yorkshire. And Hannah happens to be a family photographer and family ‘picture taker’ too!

Fun Family Photography Session at home in Yorkshire


Capturing candid every day family moments in Yorkshire

Our own family home walls seem to be covered in photos of my husband and Paisley but there’s only 1 candid one of myself and my daughter that someone else has taken the time to capture (discounting the professional photographers I have hired!).


A lot of my families with a ‘picture taker’ come to me because they’ve realised the same as me. They need more photos of them in the moment too! 

Even professional family photographers can get stuck in the role of family picture taker, like Hannah who had invited me over the border to Wetherby in Yorkshire to document a bit of their family life.

Make time to be in front of the camera in your very own relaxed family photo shoot!

Not only to ensure that you finally have some lovely images and video of you all enjoying some rare family time together at home but also so you get to see candid moments with YOU in them too.

See how much your little people adore you (even when you feel they’re being extra challenging that day or they’re being extra moody just in time for the shoot).

Have a reminder of how rewarding (and challenging) being a parent really is.

Looking back and remembering those funny things they did back then. I know when they look back at these moments they’ll be taken right back to the belly laughs helping Thomas and his snake to play his dinosaur tail (it became his dinosaur tail when it was tucked in!).

a mum laughs with her son during a family shoot
a natural photograph of girl playing peekaboo with her mum and photographer
girl brushe buckeroo with toothbrush during a real life family shoot
a fun photo of girl surprised by buckeroo game
parents play in the sand pit during a family photo shoot in Wetherby
reportage style photograph of a family racing on scooters outside their home yorkshire
a dad and boy play on climbing frame at a local park in Wetherby
a photograph of a young boy swinging high up on the park swings during an outdoor family session photo shoot
a little girl on her mums shoulders leans down and kisses her mum during a family photography shoot in wetherby
an alternative family portrait of a family being silly with the kids on shoulders at the park

Real Family Moments, Genuine Connections

Having a small moment of your family lives documented to enjoy looking back on for years to come allows you to pause right now.

Allows you to relive the parts of your children’s personality you love and will instantly take you back to a time with them.

And, having these memories preserved in photography and video is something special for your children to love looking back on as they grow up too.

There’s something pretty special about looking back at your own childhood isn’t there? And it’s proven that seeing photos around the home of family together can really help a child’s confidence and self esteem in how they see themselves. How incredible is that?

And imagine how extra special it could be for them if you’re in those photographs and video too…? Not only now but in years to come looking back over them with their own children…

Family Film – Family Videographer in Yorkshire

Despite my experience in the film industry and being a wedding and family videographer I still feel a bit ‘weird’ about being filmed.

What this means for you is that you have someone who can totally relate to any worries of going from the picture taker to the one in front of the camera!

I can assure you that all those worries you have will be long forgotten having me hang out with you to capture moments like these because it feels less like a traditional family photo shoot full of posing and ‘performing’ for the camera.

It will be more like a friend hanging out with you, enjoying a brew and a chat and I just happen to bring my camera to capture some really special moments of your family together.

a little girl sits on her dads knee giggling during a relaxed family photo shoot by love gets sweeter
a real life family shot of a mum sitting with children watching TV
a mum leans in to kiss her daughter on the head as they sit together during a family photography session in Wetherby

Booking A Family Shoot – Family Photography and Videographer 

So now you can rest assured you can relax during your family session, what’s stopping you from booking your very own family photography and video shoot with me?

If you’d still like to take a look around I’d highly recommend my ‘Family Portfolio’ page to see more of my work and what type of natural, candid moments I look to capture.

Or maybe you’d like to find out more about the pricing and get your hands on a copy of my brochure?


You can do that by filling in the quick and easy form below 🙂

I’m a documentary family photographer and videographer based in Lancashire but as you can see, it’s quite nice travelling around the UK capturing ‘real life’ for other families!

So, if you’re also in Yorkshire or even futher afield in the UK and love the idea of having me come and hang out with you too then get in touch!

I’d love to hear more about you and your family and set a date to capture a bit of your family life for you.

Charlene x