Family Shoots

Love-drenched Photography for Laid-back Families

by Hannah Montague

I LOVE photographing little people in their happy place. Mostly that’s at home, with you.

The Extraordinary, Ordinary Moments

Brushing their teeth on tippy toes, pulling on their wellies to go and splash in puddles, running towards you for a hug with extended arms. These are EVERYDAY moments. Ordinary moments. But we all know how special they really are. And to be able to capture them with my camera for you, so that you can relive them once the wellies are too small and the teeth cleaning isn’t such an ordeal, well it fills up my heart with joy. Because I know how much I treasure all the photos of my two little monsters now they’re not so little anymore.

Your Childhood Photos v Your Family’s Photos

Perhaps your memories of family photos are the sort that required visiting a studio, or lying on the floor with your siblings, chins in hands, or a photographer bellowing “say cheese”. But those images definitely didn’t capture your personality, or the love between you and your parents, or the sibling rivalry you maybe had!

So you’re looking for something different for your family. Photos that the love SHINES out of. That capture your milk drunk newborn on your shoulder, your toddler taking those wobbly first steps, the adoring look your son gives you as you read him his favourite book for the 100th time, and your cheeky 4 year old that loves pulling Dad’s hair whilst she sits on his shoulders. Because we all know that these moments are fleeting, and precious, and will be gone almost as quickly as they arrived.

How It Works

So…don’t dress up (unless you really want to!), don’t worry if your small person doesn’t like the camera, or new people, or posing for photos. I’m just coming along with you on a family adventure or a morning at home doing what you do best as a family. Whether that’s playing, baking, crafting, reading, eating, messing around together, whatever it is you love to do together. We won’t be doing any formal photos, we’ll be capturing a bit of your real life in relaxed surroundings.

We can have some fun together at your home or out on location (the park, the woods, or any other favourite spot). If we can combine the two all the better! Kids are way more relaxed with me and my camera if they are in their own or a familiar environment. This means I’ll easily be able to get the authentic shots I’m after that tell the story of your lives right now.

If this sounds like the kind of family shoot you would like to have I would LOVE to work with you so please do get in touch via my contact page and we can fix up a date.

“Thank you so much for your family-centred and personal approach Hannah, you’ve captured a moment in time that represents the love shared on the most ordinary of days”

My Family Sessions start from £150 for a weekday shoot and last for up to 2 hours. Portrait collections are in addition to this and most of my clients’ spend between £600 and £900 overall. See my pricing page for more info on what’s included.

I know you’ll want to post your favourite images on social media. But printing your favourite photos, displaying them around your house to make you smile and putting them into albums to look back on together and remember all of the adventures you have had is an absolute MUST. My professional lab creates gorgeous fine art prints and  albums that preserve your images beautifully. See here for more info or get in touch for a full brochure.

Please see my FAQs for any questions you might have about how I work and what to expect. For even more info please get in touch for my brochure.


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