I absolutely adore photographing families and children. Family lifestyle photoshoots are a fantastic way of capturing a your loved ones. I keep the session relaxed and full of laughter so that we get some lovely and natural photographs of you all together.

What is

Lifestyle Photography

Lifestyle photography to me is capturing the moments that are unfolding in front of you. These are not posed but may need to be directed. Lifestyle photography has been around longer than you may think, but it was just called photojournalism. Because these sessions are not posed, I want to tell a story but I will need to give some direction. Because it is not a documentary session I am free to place my clients in an area of light that is appealing. “Hey, can you and little Izzy can you  go sit over there by that window.” vs. “Hey, can you and Izzy sit here in this chair and place your heads together and look at me and smile.” There’s a BIG difference in what kind of imagery I am going to capture. I want to give you direction and let you react naturally. I always have your camera ready! I don’t want to miss a moment.



The essence of family lifestyle photography is in capturing moments involving the family members and their daily activities.


You contact me, and we pick a date and location for your shoot. A deposit secures your date.


I’m available for portrait sessions anywhere in the North Tyneside & Newcastle area, and I can advise you on a location. The ideal location will be scenic with minimal cars and people. Secluded spots tend to make my clients feel more relaxed, having a space for children to run is ideal for your photos.

Recommended locations include: Jesmond Dene, Plessey Woods, Rising Sun Country Park, Tynemouth Longsands, Saltwell Park and Northumberland Park


The best natural light occurs in the morning or about 90 minutes before sunset. A mid-day shoot is usually not ideal, as the bright light can create harsh shadows on your face and make you squint — not a good look! The exception to this is when the day is overcast or when we’re shooting at a location with plenty of shade, such as a tree-filled park. A family portrait session with young children typically lasts about an hour, but I’m happy to spend more time with you — the more photos the better!

Family Sessions

What’s included

On the day of your session, your only job is to relax and completely enjoy every moment as we bring your family love for each other to life…

  • One hour photography experience anywhere in Newcastle or North East.
  • phone call prior to your photoshoot.
  • All images beautifully edited.
  • Five 10″ x 8″ prints

Price £200 (£50 deposit is required at booking)

Are you looking for a family photographer?  If you are looking to capture beautiful timeless portraits of your family, then you’ve come to the right place.

“I love Children and Family Photography.  Photographing individual children, siblings, and complete families in an authentic and natural way.  I structure my photoshoots to be fun and relaxed, making sure that everyone has a great time.”

Using beautiful light, natural posing, and a little creativity. Spending time with your family shouldn’t be about posing for a camera. It should be about spending quality time together.  Relaxing and having fun with a minimal about of posing allows the love and connection you share to come shining through. Capturing the excited giggles of being chased, being tickled and the warmth of love you feel when you hug someone special.

I have worked with a wide range of kids from babies to teenagers! I put them at ease with being in front of the camera. I use games & activities to getting everyone laughing, I love to laugh!  My aim is to coax out their natural personalities, creating fun poses, cheeky smiles and great family portraits.

Capturing the connection of a family and their individual personalities, resulting in a set of beautiful photographs. I believe the best family portraits are those that capture the true spirit and personalities of their people in the picture.

Gift certificates are also available so if you’d like to treat friends or family to a fun family photo experience, please get in touch for more details.

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