Family portraits are my favourite kind of job, and being a father of two young children I know how difficult it can be to get just the right shot of a happy family together.
I am experienced in both formal and informal family portraiture. I conduct formal portrait shoots in families own homes by bringing a compact mobile studio setup which can fit into almost any family space. I find that children are always fascinated by the setup and process of a formal shoot, and having it in the home allows more time for preparation, changes of outfits and relaxation between family members or sibling groups having individual photos. It also means that my clients don't have the stress of having to get to a studio to a deadline and that I, as the photographer are the guest in the space, not my clients. I often find that children are keen to ask questions or get involved in the setup and teardown of equipment. I am always happy to answer any questions on a shoot or explain what I'm doing in detail - to both children and adults!
I am also comfortable with more naturalistic informal family portraits, drawing on my reportage experience combined with skills in getting families to engage together in photogenic settings. I am experienced in indoor or outdoor settings and believe in getting everyone to have fun in the session.
I am happy to provide references on request for any family shoot.