Family Photoshoot At Home In Wigan

Rose and Dan were gifted this session from a very kind friend who wanted to treat them to a family photoshoot at home in Ashton-in-Makerfield near Wigan (I always classed Wigan as Lancashire but turns out it’s actually Greater Manchester!).

They’d recently welcomed a squishy newborn in to their family home and liked the idea of capturing a little bit of real life with a new baby.

Typically, April was feeling a little unsettled when I arrived with my camera but Vera (their gorgeous dog) was on hand to give her little doggy kisses.

I should add this is all totally normal. I totally get how it feels as a parent to worry how the photos and video will turn out and you may even find yourself being apologetic for them not feeling themselves but honestly it’s perfectly normal.

That’s why I love to offer a longer shoot time than most to allow more time for feeds, nappy changes, cups of tea and chill time to take a breather. I want you to feel relaxed so we can capture real family life (even the tears…).

So read on to see some of the family highlights from their session as well as their very own family film….


Natural Family Photography Slideshow

Real Newborn Family Moments

From cluster feeding to an outfit change (for Mum due to a few little milk sick down her top), nappy changes to cup of tea breaks, this family photography session at home was all about capturing family life as it is right now with a newborn baby.

Meaning they have something to look back on as parents but also to share with April when she grows up.

Can you imagine how special it will be to see candid photos of yourself growing up?

But also to see your parents (and your best dog friend) in those photos too?

A family photography and videography session in your own home with me is all about a more relaxed photoshoot where you feel most comfortable.

Where all your family memories are being made but also, where you can access anything and everything you could possibly need without the extra stress of remembering to pack it to leave the house!

If you’re looking for a family photographer covering Wigan, Greater Manchester, Lancashire or around the North West then keep reading to get a better idea of my more natural and relaxed photography style, I think you’ll like it….

A Relaxed Style Of Family Photography in Wigan and Lancashire


natural family portrait in wigan with newborn
mum with newborn at home in wigan yawning
baby looks at family photographer as parents hold her
dad kisses baby sat on sofa for photographer
parents try to calm crying baby down for photoshoot
honest natural photo of family life in Wigan

Honest, Fun, Natural Family Photoshoots

A Love Gets Sweeter family session is all about honest connections and real moments.

Completely unposed and natural so you can enjoy family life without feeling like you’re taking time out of your day to capture photos of you all together.

Sometimes those real moments can feel a little too honest and you may worry that about what I may capture and whether you’d rather remember posed happy times than real moments…?

I totally get that and that’s why every session only requires a session fee for my time capturing family life first. You can then see what I captured before you invest in your favourite memories in digitals, prints or even your very own family heirloom album.

Oh my god they are SO lovely! We watched it on the TV to get a proper look. I love them all, even the ones where April is crying! 
You’ve captured it all so perfectly! 
We love the B&W shot of her on the changing mat, the one with Dan kissing her head on the sofa, the one you’ve taken from above when she’s feeding, the B&W in the bedroom when dan is wiping her face, the one with all four of us in front of the play gym…I could go on, haha! 
Rose and Dan

mum squishes babys cheeks for natural photo
natural photo of parents changing baby girl
baby laughing on changing mat at home
natural breastfeeding photograph of mum at home in Wigan
bright dusty pink and mint green baby nursery on photoshoot

Real and Natural Family Moments…

Want to know what else makes a Love Gets Sweeter family shoot that little bit special…?

Bringing those family memories back to life by having the filmed and edited in to your very own modern family video!

As well as documenting your family life in photos with my camera I also discreetly capture little bits of video for your too that includes ambient audio caught on the day. All expertly edited in to a little family highlights film.

You get to hear all the little newborn noises, gurgles and your little baby chats together all over again.

We all know babies develop and change so fast in these early weeks and months that it’s a great way to help you pause this time now and give you something to really slow down when things can move so fast.


Your Family Film – Family Videographer Wigan

What’s Involved In A Home Family Photoshoot?

I encourage you to keep it simple and allow me to capture the every day moments over the forced or posed ones!

In my experience as a family photographer, it’s the little ones that tend to lead the way with what you get up to during a family photo session anyway and it’s a lot easier to follow their lead.

You’ll learn to relax and they’ll have more fun being able to enjoy being in the moment with you all.

How much does it cost for a professional family photo shoot in my home?

A session fee starts from £100, the most popular session is £195/£245 (weekday/weekend).

After you’ve seen your family photograph gallery and film you can choose what moments you’d love to keep and make the most of your memories with prints, downloads and beautiful photography albums and photobooks. Prices start from £25 for your favourite image to download or £35 for a beautiful fine art print.

I’m here to help guide you with ideas and suggestions for your shoot if you like having a bit of structure or back up plans (I know I do) and even after to help you get the very best from you family session.

Finding Out More About My Family Photography…

If you’d like to find out more then get in touch for your copy of my family photography and videography brochure either below or email me directly at charlene@lovegetssweeter.co.uk

I’m based in Lancashire but love to travel all over the North West and the UK capturing real family life so do let me know if you’d like to me to travel to you!

Or if you fancy having a look at more of my natural and relaxed family photography then you can see my family portfolio of films and photos here.

If seeing this confirmed you love the documentary style approach to capture real family life then fill in the form below to get a copy of my family brochure and check my availabilty.