We all know how quickly childhood whizzes by - it’s gone in a flash before we know it. How many times as parents do we wish we could freeze a moment and hold on to it forever? Little babies very quickly turn into big kids and we wonder how they grew up without us grabbing on to each moment and bottling it. As lovely as family snaps are, they aren’t the same as beautiful, professionally photographed images of your children, proudly on display in your home.
I believe that good photography can hold the key to a memory, and transport us back to a time and a place, to a person and a feeling. We need great photographs of the important people in our lives, the people we value and treasure.
I have been photographing children and families since 2006. My family portrait sessions are not based in a studio, but instead make use of the local landscape, either down by the river, at a park or in your own home or garden. This helps children feel more relaxed, and if they are having fun it will show in the photos. Very few people like the thought of having their photograph taken, but my clients are surprised and relieved to find that they have actually enjoyed the experience!
I have two kids myself, which has definitely taught me patience! It means I understand children and how to get the best out of them. It also means I don’t get phased when your child refuses to cooperate and throws a huge tantrum in the middle of our shoot! I enjoy photographing children and work hard to capture them as they truly are, giggles and all!
Each photo shoot will last approximately one hour. I will then edit your photos and upload them to your own private gallery, for you to view in the comfort of your own home. This non-pressured environment allows you plenty of time to choose your favourites and how you might like them displayed in your home.
Investment: Prices start at £95, which includes a one-hour photo shoot and one 8”x6” photo of your choice. You will also have the opportunity to purchase a CD of images, additional prints, pieces of artwork for your walls or a photobook containing your images. Images will also be uploaded to a password protected web gallery for you to share with your family and friends.
Feedback from previous clients:
"Cheryl recently undertook a challenging task of a winter photo shoot with two young children. Nothing phased her, and her ability to engage my children was truly admirable! Cheryl had a great eye for detail and lots of patience. We would definitely recommend her." - Katherine and family
"Thank you for the fantastic pictures of Rohan's first birthday. As ever you caught everyone at their most relaxed and having tons of fun. Once again great work and would not hesitate to recommend you for all my friends and family. I am looking forward to getting more pictures taken of our family by you when Rohan is older." - Manjiri and family
"Franck and I are very happy to have such beautiful pics of our daughters that capture their true smiles (not posed) in their every day life. That's what we were looking for, so a big thank you! ” - Stephanie & Franck
"The photos of our family are really lovely. Thank you so much for fitting us in so quickly (before our youngest daughter's front tooth fell out). We were really put at ease by your professional, calm and fun manner during the shoot. You're amazing.” - Eva, Damien, Ella and Anna