FAMILY

Family photographer in London

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Welcome, let me tell you more

As a family photographer in London, I have been working with families outdoors, in my home studio and in family homes for the past three years.

I encourage families to enjoy the moment and connect with each other during the photoshoot, whether you prefer a family photoshoot at home or an outdoors shoot. 

Being a family and seeing the children grow is so special and having beautiful family memories together is invaluable. I love to make the experience fun, enjoyable and unforgettable, to capture a moment where you stop, look at and appreciate what you have created. 

If you prefer an outdoor family photoshoot, we will go for a walk, throw sticks, climb trees or play hide and seek. I love capturing the magic of your family together while you are connected to each other, rather than asking you to pose for an unnatural photo. At home in your garden or outdoors in a park, I find the best features to frame your photos, for instance some beautiful flowers, a feature brick wall, a natural frame in the trees, a pergola, stone steps, a clearing in the woods… The resulting photographs truly capture who you and your family are, when you are all together, surrounded by love.

Lavender Family Photoshoot, Mayfield Lavender Farm

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HOW IT WORKS?

As a family photographer in London, I offer four locations for family photographs.

  • Family photography outdoors in the park
  • Family photography by London landmarks
  • Family photography in your garden
  • Family photography in your home

Upon booking, I will send you my fantastic style notes so you can prepare without getting stressed out about the photoshoot. These notes include tips on what to wear, what to bring with you and how to get the kids ready.

My clients often tell me after their shoot how happy they are with the results. They are often especially pleased with how I interact with their children and keep them engaged during the whole shoot.

To enquire about my availability for booking a family photoshoot in London, you can call me on 07934788100 or email me directly at photography@shimilimears.com, or alternatively, you can complete the form at the end of this page. 

After the initial enquiry, I will reply back with more details on how to book and we will schedule in a phone call. 

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Laura made the whole family feel relaxed

“We are delighted with our photos from Laura! There are a few special ones which will create happy memories forever! Thank you, Laura!” The McCarthys

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PRICING for family photography

The final prices will depend on the collection selected, below I give a general indication of the price range. You can also request a price list which I will send straight into your inbox. 

Investing in beautiful portraits of your children and family is invaluable and you will have precious memories to cherish forever.

Clients usually spend between £500-£850 in collections and print products and they love the quality of the photographs, which give them the opportunity to be surrounded by the beautiful images of their children, displayed throughout their home.

SESSION FEE

In order to confirm a photoshoot, a £100 session fee deposit is due. This secures your preferred date and time. The fee includes one print in 8×10 inches with a mount for framing, so you can hang your photo in pride of place. The prices of the collections are additional.

£100

collections

COLLECTION I

Book a Family Photoshoot, London Photographer

INCLUDES

Photoshoot of 1 hour

10 Digital images

5 prints in 7×5 inches, including mounts

£350

COLLECTION II

Lavender Family Photoshoot, Mayfield Lavender Farm

INCLUDES

Photoshoot of 1-2 hours

20 digital images

5 prints in 7×5 inches, including mounts

£450

COLLECTION III

Lavender Family Photoshoot, Mayfield Lavender Farm

INCLUDES

Photoshoot of 1-2 hours

Full digital gallery – 30 images

Album with 10-page spread

A large frame of a 10×12 inches print with mount and frame

£750

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The kids really liked Laura

“We had our family photoshoot with Laura and everything went really smoothly and nicely. The photos were great, and the kids really liked her. I highly recommend Laura as a photographer!!”

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Ready to make an enquiry?

If you’re ready to book a London photoshoot, great! Then please fill in the form below with all the details of your enquiry.

If you’re not ready yet, please scroll down for more information and some commonly asked questions from previous customers.

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PORTFOLIO

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IT WAS A PLEASURE

We had the pleasure to have a family photo session with Laura. She is a caring and reliable professional and was very patient with our kids. 

 

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YOUR QUESTIONS

See below for answers to some frequently asked questions.

Have I left something out? Please do get in touch and I’ll be happy to answer any other questions you may have.

How to reserve a family photography session in London?

Following the initial enquiry and phone call, we will pencil in a date and a time that is suitable for you for the family photoshoot.

To reserve the booking I ask for a session fee of £100. Payment can be done via bank transfer for which I send you the details once we have confirmed a date and a time that suits you. The session fee includes a print in 8×10 inches, in a mount and ready to be framed. The price of the collections is in addition. 

Where does the family photoshoot take place?

For family photoshoots in the studio, the session can take place in my home studio in Tooting Bec. 

For a family photoshoot outdoors, we will discuss at the pre-booking stage the best outdoor location for your family. It can be a local park, somewhere further afield or a landmark in London.

For a family photoshoot in your home, we can discuss the details together, which room to use and how you can prepare.

It is possible to do a combination of outdoors and in your home starting with a phtoshoot in your home first and we would need to allow for more time. 

What can you bring with you for the family photoshoot?tn?

I recommend you bring a favourite soft toy for the children or any favourite items, such as a guitar or a book. These personal items will help make the photographs even more unique and memorable for your family.

How do we choose the final images?

Following the family photoshoot, I will make a gallery available where you can view and choose the photographs and the collections you’d like to purchase. 

What is the cost for a family photoshoot?

Typically clients spend between £500-£850 depending on the collection they choose.

If you would like to receive a price list, drop me an email and I will send that across to you.

In the press

To document a moment in history and to bring joy to families in my local area, I took Doorstep Photographs during the month of May as a fundraiser for St George’s Hospital. 

See the project on their website 

Doorstep portraits by Local Photographer for St George’s

The project has been a great blessing duing the lockdown and it has been amazing meeting so many local families and capturing unique memories for them. 

The project was captured in an article by the South West Londoner together with another local photographer taking photographs of families in South West London staying at home. 

South West Londoner article.

South West London stays at home for St George’s 

professional photographer

I am a trained photographer in studio photography, children & outdoors photography and newborns.

I am fully insured and a member of the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers (SWPP).

I am also a partner with Clapham Mums online magazine designed for mums, dads and carers with the most up to date information on events & activities in Battersea and Clapham. Members of Clapham Mums receive a 10% discount with partnered businesses. So if you have their card let me know and I will happily take off 10%.