Children’s and family photography

I have been photography children and families for many year.  These sessions are taken outdoors where children can feel free and explore.

I offer an all inclusive price list. I do required £85 deposit (non-refundable) to secure your family photo shoot.  The deposit will be deducted off your chosen collection.  


Newborn, Baby and Family Photography in Gloucestershire

Children and family session includes the following: A small fee will apply for more than 4 people.   

  • Telephone consultation
  • 1 - 2 hours shoot time 
  • My skills and knowledge
  • Use props and accessories, if required
  • 20-30 beautifully edited images to select from
  • Personal viewing and product advice
  • Password protected online gallery to share with friends and family after your viewing session

You pay a deposit of £85 (non – refundable) at the time of booking, this will secure your session. You will receive a full PRICE LIST of the products and collections available before you book, there are no hidden costs.

You will find session information a little further down the page.  This information provides you with useful information about my session.


Two to four weeks after your photo shoot you will be invited back to my studio for a viewing/ordering session.  It is very informal, you can have a cuppa sit back and watch your gallery unfold on my screen.

So, what to buy!  You have four collections to choose from. From a few digitals to more digitals, prints and a credit towards wall art.  You then have an option to add wall art to your collection if you wish.    

Children’s and Family Photography Session

I have a relaxed and fun approach to children’s and family photography sessions. Getting to know my clients and understanding their requirements, results in natural looking photographs, that you can relate too.

These sessions are photographed outdoors, on location around Gloucester, Cheltenham, Stroud and other parts of Gloucestershire.  I love strong imagery created by colours and the elements that the outdoors offers.

The session usually last 1-2 hours, nothing is rushed.  For young children timeout maybe required at times and that is fine.

I love using softer light, when the sun is lower in the sky, so my sessions tend to take place after 4pm, however when photographing very young children that may not always be possible.


How to dress your family 

When it comes to what your family should wear for your photo shoot, planning ahead is good!  Wearing colours that compliment each other and also works well with the surroundings, will really add impact to the photo’s.  I will happily guide you on what colours to wear.

What if my my child………..?

Many of my customers love the idea of a session, but are worried about how their child/children will behave, after all it wasn’t their idea.

Having two boys of my own with two very different personalities, I know that in some situations they are not going to play ball, and I need to think of a new strategy.

On my outdoor children/family photography sessions there is no pressure to perform.  Your child needs to feel relaxed and happy where they are and not restricted.  They can bring toys to the session to give them security, they can even be used in the shoot.

I take time to get to know the child/children, let them see the back of the camera so they feel involved and a little in control.  It becomes a fun experience for them.

Should they decide to have an 'I’m not happy’ moment we take a break, give them space, before we continue. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me.


Family photo shoot gloucester and cheltenham

We had a great family photo session with Zoe, she was so good with our children that by the end of it she was our two year old's new best friend! The photos are perfect, she clearly put a lot of work into the editing and we've got some photos that will stay on our walls forever. Thanks Zoe.  

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Natural Essence Photography deliveries beautiful Baby and children portraits, specialising in Newborn Art Photography.  Customers come from all over the Cotswolds and beyond, such as, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Cirencester, Stroud, Tewkesbury, Swindon, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire