Children’s and family photography

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

To secure a photo shoot I do ask for a deposit of £49  (non-refundable) for up to a family of 4.  For 5 or more people an additional cost will apply. 

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. 

I ask for £49 deposit for a full newborn session. 

There is a minimum spend of £249 (inclusive of desposit) and 3 collections to choose from. 

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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.  My outdoor sessions take place in Spring and Autumn, these months offer beautiful light and colours.  

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.

There are 3 collections for you to choose from. I do ask for £49 deposit (non- refundable) to secure your session. Collections start from £229 and include the following:

  • 1-2-hour Outdoor shoot
  • Use of props and accessories
  • Sibling and family shots
  • A gallery of around 20 professionally edited images to choose from
  • HD slideshow
  • Face to face gallery reveal and product advice if required
  • Password protected online gallery to share with friends and family after your viewing session

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 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.

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01452 535 495 / 07900 433 058

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