PREPARE FOR YOUR SESSION

where will my session take place?

Your session will take place at your home or outside – I do not have a studio. We’re spoilt for amazing outdoor locations in Oxfordshire, I can suggest somewhere nearby when you make a booking

do you bring/use props?

No – I’m a lifestyle photographer. I capture your family in a natural way and provide you with beautifully genuine images. It’s just me and my camera. No artificial fancy lighting or backdrops.

what to wear

I get asked this question a lot! Think timeless – hopefully your photos will be printed and on display in your home for years to come. My only request is that you are all coordinated (not matching). Subtle patterns are great, nothing neon or with text/pictures on please. We can discuss styling in more detail when you make your booking.

what time of day should i book my session?

For both indoor and outdoor sessions it’s important that we book a time when the lighting is on our side. If you’re booking an indoor session, we will spend most of the time in your master bedroom, so if you could check this before we confirm a time that would be really helpful. My outdoor sessions take place first thing in the morning when the sun isn’t so harsh, the earlier the better. I also offer evening sessions. Golden hour (around 1 hour before sunset) is the best, you’ll want to keep the kids up a bit later for this gorgeous light.

indoor sessions

It would be great if you could declutter before I arrive. You’re super busy raising a family so I really wouldn’t expect you to clean your house before I arrive. With your permission, I may just move a couple of things out of sight if I feel it distracts from your story.
When I arrive at your home I will ask you to show me around so that we can look for some lovely light – as a natural light photographer this is everything. I can assure you that my home is the darkest I’ve ever worked in (sadly my husband won’t consider moving), and I’ve gotten pretty good at working in low light situations with a bit of creativity. Again, with your permission, I may move some of your furniture around to get the best possible photos for you.
Light dependant, I have a few go-to spots around the home. The master bedroom is always a firm favourite as this gives us a nice big surface (your bed) to relax and get cosy. I would advise a neutral coloured bedspread if you have one – we don’t want anything to distract from your little one. If you have older children, they’ll also probably want to show off their bedroom and favourite toys – a perfect time to get some portrait photos.

outdoor sessions

We’ll run around, play games and you’ll snuggle together. I basically hang out with you for an hour and we all have loads of fun together. Just a couple of things to bring with you – a picnic blanket and more importantly, snacks and water to keep the little ones happy.