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lifestyle family portrait photographer based in Romford, Essex

 
 
 

 FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY INVESTMENT  |   PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTWORKS & KEEPSAKES |   |  FAQ's

As your lifestyle family photographer, I feel it’s so important not to let those fleeting childhood memories pass without capturing some of those moments of true innocence. From your toddler taking their first steps to your grandparents proudly surrounded by their loved ones, there are so many special family moments worth capturing in photos. Lifestyle photo shoots offer a really enjoyable way to capture these natural, candid moments and the honest expressions of your family and children in a relaxed and informal location. 

I impulsively gravitate to documenting the love, the laughter, the beauty and all that comes with family life. Combine this with my creative style and documentary approach and you will be delivered a vibrant set of images that capture the true essence of your family connection.


Family photography investment

Family session fees start at £75 and this includes one 7" mounted print of your choice. Additional mounted prints then start from £50 and I also offer a range of products, including beautiful bespoke frames, canvases and books. Digital files can also be purchased in addition to Wall Art or as a collection. 

My aim during your lifestyle family session is for you to relax and enjoy the experience of creating beautiful, timeless photographs of your loved ones. After your photo shoot we will arrange an ordering session, whereby you can enjoy the viewing of your finished images. I believe gorgeous photography deserves to be enhanced and shown off in the way that it deserves; framed and displayed as special memories to look back on and enjoy for years to come. During your ordering session, you will have the chance to see samples of the frames, canvases and other products I offer while I can assist you in selecting the perfect display options for your home.  

There is a beauty and realness to a photograph that is printed. Displayed in your home a simple print becomes a point of interest; it’s a permanent reminder of your cherished memories and can be viewed and enjoyed everyday.

Take a look at some of the bespoke photographic artworks such as frames and canvases and keepsakes that are available to create from your session images here.

 
 
 
 

get in touch

If I can help make your memories of your family, timeless and beautiful, and if my lifestyle photography and working methods resonate with you, I’d love to hear from you. The easiest way to get in touch is via the contact form here or email danielle@danielle-smith-photography.com. I look forward to hearing from you!

 
 
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Frequently asked questions

In which areas do you photograph families and children?

I'm based in Romford, Essex and work within a 25 mile radius. However, I love to travel to photograph special memories so do get in touch no matter where you live, for a bespoke quote.

What is your style of family photography?

Lifestyle photography is all about embracing the real moments. Blending my eye for composition with a documentary approach, I’m looking to capture the very heart and soul of you and your family in the most honest and beautiful way. This is the reason I find it best to get outdoors, play some games, interact and capture the natural moments that unfold. Photographing kids is all about getting them in their most expressive and uninhibited state, to capture those true expressions of character.  

What is your aim when photographing children and families?

My bespoke, personal service is different to what you'll get at a high street studio. I take a candid approach and my goal is to discover and capture the character, those moments of the effervescence of childhood, the radiance of love, and all the small details that make your child and your family. In order to create photographs that, not only describe what your loved ones look like, but show us those characteristic things that make them who they are.

Where will my family photo shoot take place?

I normally find that toddlers and older children have the most fun outdoors at parks, woods, beaches, towns and other scenic locations. There is nothing better than unique locations that reflect the interests and values of the families I photograph. If your child is younger sometimes an in home session works best, particularly if the weather is chillier. It is essential that your family/child photography session is relaxed and real, in a setting that allows you and your children to feel comfortable and be themselves. I am happy to recommend areas for family photo shoots or work with a location of your choice.

How long does a family photography session last?

Sessions generally last up to an hour.  

What should we wear? 

Try to wear something you might normally wear. I want these images to be natural and a slice of life, but some clothes work better for photos than others. I always recommend neutral tones, some pops of colour, textures and most importantly something COMFORTABLE. I love bright, airy, whites, greys, bright pops of colour and simplicity when it comes to family photography. Try to coordinate colours so that it works well as a group. Also, consider the weather and wear something appropriate for this. If it’s wet, wellies and coats can be really cute in family photos!

What happens during the photo shoot? 

When we meet at the location of your choice we can chat through any ideas you have for the session. Then we will go for a walk, try to imagine I am not there most of time! I will capture natural images of yourselves and your family throughout, directing if and when necessary to capture the best out of yourselves and the location. Try to treat it as a family day out and enjoy it as you would normally!

How much does a family photo shoot cost?

Session fees start at £75 and this includes one 7" mounted print of your choice. It also includes a bespoke in-home viewing and ordering session after your photo shoot, whereby you can view and choose your finished images and which photographic products you would like. Additional mounted prints then start from £40. I also offer a stunning range of wall art products including beautiful bespoke frames, canvases as well as stunning keepsake storybooks. Digital files can also be purchased in addition to wall art or as part of a collection. Please see the product guide (link to newborn photographic products and keepsakes) for more information and get in touch for a full guide on products and pricing.

How many images will we get from our family photo shoot?

You can expect to view between 20-25 images from your family session.

I’m interested in having you as our natural family photographer, so what’s the next step?

The easiest way to get in touch is via the contact form or email danielle@danielle-smith-photography.com I look forward to hearing from you soon!