From toddlers to teens, whether it's a special occasion, a favourite time of year or just an opportunity to capture your growing family - families is what we do here at Lightmonkey. You have lots of options for a family shoot - to make sure you experience a shoot, and come away with photographs, that really reflect you and your family.
Location shoots - I'm happy to photograph outdoors in the beautiful countryside surrounding Berkhamsted and Tring, in Ashridge Forest, at a local park or landmark. Autumn is a popular time for a woodland shoot, as is April and May when the Bluebell woods come to life. If your children are old enough, the light in the evening just before sunset (which we photographers call golden hour) makes for really beautiful photographs. Many people prefer location photoshoots as they feel like it is more relaxed and they like the 'natural' look of the photographs.
Lifestyle shoots - I'm also happy to come to your home for what is known as a "lifestyle" photoshoot. You don't have to have a huge, show house style home for this, in fact, one of my favourite home shoots took place in a lovely, but tiny, two up two down Victorian terrace. I usually combine this type of shoot with some photographs in your garden, or a local park, for variety. Of course the advantage of this type of session is that you and your children are in your own environment, and are much more relaxed and at ease. We can include favourite toys or unique features in your house.
Studio shoots - Alternatively, I'll welcome you into my home where I have a fully equipped studio. Many clients prefer the clean, minimalist look of a studio session. I have heaps of experience with children - including my own two monkeys - so getting kids to relax and enjoy themselves is never an issue. I have props to use, a playroom for siblings to amuse themselves and weather is never a problem.
Examples of all three shoot types can be seen in the gallery above. Wherever we choose to take your photographs, my style is relaxed and natural - I try not to pose too many pictures, but just let you have a little fun, mess around and capture those moments of you being you.
Packages - Prices start from £219 including the sitting fee, prints and digital files - whichever type of shoot you choose.