Firstly, I am a mum

so I totally get it...

The stuff that is happening around you right now is the good stuff.

The normal, the every day, the things that happen, just because. It is the collection of all these tiny moments that make up the most important moments in the whole wide world and I want to capture that, the normal every day.

You don’t just want to look at a photo and say, ‘oh wow don’t we all look so young’, you want to remember your mannerisms and personalities, your quirks and emotions. You want to bottle up personalities and capture particular expressions… all the stuff that made each of you ‘you’ at that point in time.

When I am with a family, I fit with you, just capturing things that happen as they happen. The tickles, the giggles, the messy bed hair, grubby faces, the occasional tantrum, all the chaos, the beautiful mess that is family life and most importantly all the love.

 

Love the idea of family time...

tell me how it works?

Basically we just hang out. It really is as simple and as easy as that.

Whether you are at home, hanging out at a park or eating ice-creams at the beach. I’ll come to you, we’ll have a cuppa and a chat, I’ll play with the kids for a bit and then we will start. (Don’t worry I won’t greet you with a camera attached to my face and start snapping!)

The most important thing for me is to show the realness and the connection between you all. I honestly don’t care what you look like, what clothes you’re wearing, or what your house looks like, just let it all go. I just want you to be you and enjoy spending some quality time together, let me capture everything that you love about your family, just as they are right now.

“Kirsty was a delight from the moment I opened the door to her smiley, friendly face. She was immediately one of the family and mucked in. She was a constant source of delight to the children whilst taking beautiful, natural photos!”  – Nat

WHAT DO YOU GET

ALL SESSIONS INCLUDE

1 Hour shoot with up to 5 people
Travel to your home or chosen location within 15 miles of RG23
Online gallery of 75+ images to view with friends and family

 

MIX IT UP WITH EXTRAS

Additional people £35 per person
Extra hour £75 p/h
Travel 45p per mile if travelling further.
(Train fares covered if over 1 hour away)

Digital and print images are not included in the session price and are ordered separately
as part of a package. 

“Everyone who sees them raves about the photos you’ve taken for us. The children change in the blink of an eye and these photos REALLY capture them and their little characters. I already know a future me will love travelling back in time through these wonderful photos to such a precious time.”  – Lucy

READY TO BOOK // SAY HELLO

I would love to hear from you and find out about your family

QUESTIONS

General

Delivery

Other bits + bobs

WHAT IS YOUR APPROACH?

I am all about feelings, emotions and having fun! They are the biggest thing I try to ensure that I convey when I am shooting. I am very relaxed and informal with a homely feel. I am nearly all documentary; I shoot what I see, I step back and watch and wait. The good stuff happens because you have your best little people with you. I'm just there to hang out with you all.

WHAT HAPPENS ON THE DAY?

Just be yourselves. Don’t do anything you wouldn’t normally do. Dress in normal clothes and do your normal everyday things. Bake, go for a walk, play games. Just be together, be loving, give kisses and cuddles and have fun. That is all I need you to do.

It is nice to break things up a little so a bit of adventuring outside would be great. I always have wellies in my car and my waterproofs, just in-case we find a big puddle to splash in.

HOW LONG WILL YOU BE WITH US?

Normally around an hour. I like to arrive a little bit beforehand, meet you all, give big hugs, have a chat and a cuppa and let the kids get used to me before I get my camera out.

THE WEATHER(!)

I say screw the weather. The UK is so unpredictable, I have shot in monsoons, blizzards and boiling hot heatwaves, you just don't know what you are going to get so don't stress over it. Just be ready to embrace whatever comes your way. I always have wellies in my boot, I'm up for anything!

DO YOU DO FORMAL PHOTOS

Nothing super formal but I always make sure that we get you all together to do a few 'look at the camera' shots, but I keep these very, very limited.

HOW DO WE BOOK?

Yeahy – that is great news. Drop me a line, we can find a date that works for everyone and chat about the details. I will then send you a booking form which needs to be returned with your session fee and that is it… You are officially booked in.

WHAT CAN / CAN'T WE DO WITH THE IMAGES?

This is a good question and an important one. I talk about it more in my T+C’s but overall
 I hold the copyright and you get the reproduction rights to your images so you can share, email, 
 print, create, as often as you like and as much as you like. All I kindly ask is that you not edit the
 images when sharing on social media as it creates a false impression of my
 photography style.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTERWARDS?

I go home, back-up and back-up again. Then start editing (and I get really really excited looking back over my time with you.) 
 You will be able to view your photos online no later than 4 weeks after your session.

Then you can choose your package option and enjoy your images. 


WHERE ARE YOU BASED + DO YOU TRAVEL?

I live in a little village in Hampshire and I love it. It is very green and muddy and very country. And yes, I love to travel, around the UK or abroad (especially anywhere with beautiful golden light, or the snowy mountains) I have a passport and would love to hop onto a plane and explore somewhere new.

Travel fees apply 15 miles outside of RG23

ARE YOU INSURED?

YES, YES, YES, I am fully insured. You would have to be a bit of a numpty not to be.

WHAT HAPPENS IF ONE OF US ARE ILL ON THE DAY?

Please don’t panic, kids pick up and pass lurgies around a lot. If they/you are really poorly and want to re-arrange for another time it is no problem at all. We will find another date that works for everyone.