Family Photography in Cambridge

I first photographed Victoria and Ed’s family in 2015 when their son was only a year old.  This year, they asked me to host a very special photo shoot.  Their son was starting school and they were saying goodbye to their much-loved Nanny, Lucy, and her children.  Having some beautiful photographs of them all together would be the perfect leaving present and give them something to treasure from a very special time in their lives.

After school photo session

The photo shoot took place after school, one afternoon in September.  Victoria wanted the pictures to be in a place special to her family.  A place in Cambridgeshire where they had all spent lots of time together whilst Lucy was working for them.  I chatted with them before the shoot and sent some information about choosing clothes for their photographs.  Both Victoria and Lucy arrived with a full selection of different outfits for their children, which was wonderful!  As you can see they all looked great!

The running order

I’ve been doing family photography in Cambridge since 2014.  I work with children, of all ages, ALL the time.  Doing the more traditional group shots at the beginning of my photo shoots works really well.  There’s only so much standing still for a camera children want to do.  It’s best to get it done while they are still enthusiastic about ‘posing’!    We took a picnic tea, which the children loved, and then did plenty of running around and played some fun games.  We even managed to get some great shots with Victoria’s gorgeous spaniels – Hector and Ripple!

Photographing people’s emotions

It’s essential to capture a person’s feelings when you photograph them.  A portrait that shows the special relationships between the subjects will conjure memories and emotions for those looking at it in years to come.  I really wanted to show how well the children played together…. And how much Lucy had obviously become a very special part of their family over the years.

A print and digital package

Having seen all the images from their shoot, Victoria decided on a package of photographs.  She went for a collection that gave both her, and Lucy, a selection of prints to put up at home, and a USB stick of all the digital images from their shoot.  Perfect for producing extra prints for Granny, or making a beautiful photo book!

Booking your family photography session

If you’d like some beautiful family portraits, you can find more details about my family sessions here.  If you’re ready to book and would like to secure your session date, please drop me an email on louisafrenchphotography@gmail.com or fill in this form.

Louisa Williams is a family and children’s photographer based near Cambridge and working throughout Cambridgeshire, Suffolk  and the surrounding areas.  You can see more of her current work and enquire about commissions here and can follow her on Facebook and Instagram.