My approach

I shoot in a very relaxed manner.  When I photograph children I like them to think of it more as a play-date, rather than they have to be on their best behaviour for a photoshoot.  I want them and you to feel as relaxed as possible

family photography Oxford

There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in.



I offer three kinds of family portrait sessions.

family home sessions


My home sessions are real and raw, and very much based on your ‘normal’ what ever that may be.  I come to your home early in the morning and document your daily routine. They are and they are for families who want honest memories of this time right now.  You will receive about 150 images, available to download which will include many documentary story telling images as well as portraits of you all.

family portrait sessions

My family portrait sessions are ideal for those of you would love some images of you and your family, captured in a beautiful non-cheesy way.  I shoot these either in your home or my home studio.  The session takes around 40mins and you receive 20 images, available to download. These are only portrait images only and not storytelling documentary. Travel costs may apply outside of Oxfordshire.


family mini sessions

My mini sessions are for families who are short of time, and would just like some super cool photos of them with their gang.  I only offer these sessions twice a year so please join my mailing list below to be kept in the loop.  The shoot takes 20mins, and You will 5 images, available to download, and have the opportunity to purchase more.


cancelled until further notice due to covid


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Let me know what kind of family shoot you are interested in..

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