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 myself, 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 photoshoot. 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 and show so many different cute and funny characteristics.  Moments that deserve to be remembered. 

There are 3 collections for you to choose from and the session includes:-

1-2-hour outdoor photoshoot

Use of props and accessories, if required

up to 2 outfit changes

A gallery of around 20 professionally edited images to choose from

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 



Children’s and family photography – capturing and celebrating family life.

I 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, for this reason, my sessions tend to take place late afternoon.  

Children’s and family photography beautifully captures your family’s history.  A chance for you all slow down and connect as a family.  My job is to photograph 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 is captured in the great outdoors. With spacious surrounding that children can explore and plenty of beautiful backdrops for the photos. Barnwood Arboretum is one of the locations I use.

2020 was not the year we expected. The year of COVID. The year we couldn’t meet up with our loved ones, had to homeschool our children, and the introduction to wearing a mask. Definitely not a year any of us could have predicted.

One opinion so many of us have in common is 2020 has highlighted just how important family is. Photos are what shows us our history and bring back past happy moments, that are so easily forgotten.

Should you wish to have a shorter session and fewer images, then a MINI FAMILY SHOOT may be perfect for you.


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