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

Since becoming a parent life seems to move at a faster pace. Children are forever growing and changing. My family and children shoots are a great way to spend time together, have fun and capture your family's special connection. 

'All I can say is simply a 5* rating for Natural Essence Photography! Throughout the whole shoot Zoe was patient and accommodating with the children and actually made it a fun experience. All the final images literally reduced me to tears. She had caught my children looking exactly like my children. I can safely say we will be using Zoe again for our next family photo shoot. She is one talented lady and amazing a what she does! Thank you!' Tania Walker

As hard-working parents, we make every effort to give our children a wonderful childhood, full of love and fond memories.  Our family connection is everything.

Whether your children are young or all grown up, celebrating time together is so important and capturing those moments to display around the home, will continue to keep those special times alive.

My outdoor children and family photoshoots are designed with your family in mind. A bespoke luxury service, offering you a special experience, with photos that truly highlight your beautiful family connection.


I adore how individual each child is.  They are all so inquisitive, but also show so many different cute and funny characteristics.  Moments that deserve to be remembered. 

There are 3 collections for you to choose from. The session includes:-

1-2-hour outdoor shoot

Use of props and accessories, if required

up to 2 outfit changes

A gallery of around 20 professionally edited images to choose from

Welcome guide

Face to face gallery reveal and product advice, if required

HD slideshow

Password protected online gallery to share with friends and family after your viewing session


Children’s and Family Photography 



My job is to create a relaxed outdoor space for you all to connect and have fun together, whilst I capture your families interaction, love and happiness.

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.

Children’s and Family Photography captures your family history in a beautiful way.  You all slow down and connect as a family.  My job is to photographs the smiles, the intimate moments and your unique family bond. Images deserving a place on your walls. 

Children's and Family Photography

Children's and family photography shoots are for immediate family (Mum, Dad, children and dog). If you would like to include grandparents in the photo shoot a small additional fee will be required.

It is certainly a possibility with the British weather. If it is raining on and off, the session can go ahead, providing you are happy to do so. I would just allow a bit longer shoot time for the session. If need be, we will rearrange for another day suitable for all involved.

Ahead of the photo shoot I will send an email of images for inspiration of what to wear.  Clothing and colour choices can make a big impact in the final images. 

After your session, I professionally had edited your photo's.  You will then be invited back to my studio for your gallery reveal of all of your edited images 2-3 weeks later.  With a cuppa in your hand you will view all the edited images and can choose the collection you wish to purchase, along with any additional images or wall art you would like.


Whether you would like to find out more information or BOOK A SHOOT, please call Zoe on 07900 433 058 or fill out the contact form below.

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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