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Dorset Family Photographer

Working in Christchurch, Bournemouth and across Dorset​

Family Photography

As a Dorset Family Photographer, I love nothing more than being able to stop time for families, to capture memories, that will last long after the sticky little handprints are wiped away. I aim to end your session with meaningful photographs that you can have on your wall and hold in your hand, not stuck on a USB that ends up in the drawer.  This is why I work with you, so we can design beautiful wall art, albums & prints, for you to treasure forever.

As a mother I understand the emotions involved in creating your own family and how important it is to remember every moment. I can photograph your journey as a family, from pregnancy, to newborn and beyond.

There are so many milestones I love to photograph. Like when your little one’s personality starts to show, taking their first steps, starting school and the teen years.

Creating a family can be the most rewarding time of our lives. Having moments captured along the way is a great way to treasure those memories for generations to come. 

Get in touch to tell me more about your journey with your family.

"We've been visiting Jane for over 7 years. She's so warm and friendly and always ready with silly noises and props to capture the attention of young children. Jane is very experienced and knows just how to capture the right picture, be that posed or natural. We've done studio shoots outdoors to things like the forest and the bluebells as well as headsets and Christmas sessions."
Kyrsty

What To Expect

Being prepared for your shoot

Once your shoot date is confirmed I will send you some useful information with tips for your shoot and a guide of what to wear. I will also give you a ring to find out a bit more about your family so that I plan your session making it unique to your family. At this stage I will also go through all the artwork so you can starting thinking about where you would like to see your beautiful memories everyday.

The day of your shoot

By this stage your will know exactly what to expect.  You won’t need to worry about children smiling or posing as my style of photography is very natural.  I pride myself in making children feel relaxed so I can capture them at their happiest.  From our chat I will know all about your children and any worries they may have.  I will get you in the best spot and capture you interacting as a family.

After your shoot

Once we have captured some beautiful memories I will then select the best images from your session and within 2 weeks I will send you a password for your gallery. 

Where to display your photographs

This is the exciting bit…when we turn your precious memories into some gorgeous wall art!

I will be on hand to advise you and will also do mock up samples so you can see exactly what your products will look like.

Once your have decided it will take about 5 weeks for your products to be with you.

Session Fees

Bronze

£ 250
  • 1-2 hour shoot
  • On location, in the studio (up to 2 adults + 3 children) or at your home
  • Online gallery of 20-30 images
  • Guide on what to wear for your shoot
  • Advice on bespoke wall art for your home
  • £25 credit towards any products purchased
  • 5 digital images via a download link

Silver

£ 350
  • 1-2 hour shoot
  • On location, in the studio (up to 2 adults + 3 children) or at your home
  • Online gallery of 20-30 images
  • Guide on what to wear for your shoot
  • Advice on bespoke wall art for your home
  • £50 credit towards any products purchased
  • 10 digital images via a download link
  • 5 matching prints

Gold

£ 450
  • 1-2 hour shoot
  • On location, in the studio (up to 2 adults + 3 children) or at your home
  • Online gallery of 20-30 images
  • Guide on what to wear for your shoot
  • Advice on bespoke wall art for your home
  • £100 credit towards any products purchased
  • 20 digital images via a download link
  • 10 matching prints
  • £100 off your next session

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Once I have had a little chat with you we can decide where is best for your family or business.  As a Dorset Family Photographer there is the option of studio at my home in Highcliffe near Christchurch, on location on Bournemouth or Southbourne beach, or even in The New Forest Hampshire. We are so lucky where we live and this is more relaxed for children, or in your home providing there is sufficient lighting and space.

I pride myself in making everyone feel at ease during their sessions (trust me you are not the only one that feels that way). I will direct you all the way in order to make your look and feel great in a very natural unposed way. Please contact me if you are still unsure and we can have a chat – then see how you feel.

With newborn baby photography, I love to capture that moment when they are still in a womb position – sadly by 2 weeks they have grown out of that.

I am very aware of how new mums feel, having had three children myself, so I aim to photograph you in the most flatering way.  Remember your child will look back at the photographs and not look at anything but the love they have for their mummy.

Yes, of course! I’m happy to offer my thoughts and advice, as well as some mock up examples so you can see how it would look on your wall before you go ahead with your order.

My mini sessions are normally about 20 minutes long, would be on certain dates only and only include 3 photographs.  These sessions are ideal for anyone who would just like a few updated pictures or headshots – for example my Fathers Day Mini Session would be for those of you that perhaps wanted to get a lovely picture of the kids to frame for their for a gift. 

My normal sessions are an hour or more where we have more time to get the children comfortable, also giving me the time to photograph different combinations or perhaps get some with the family pet. 

Once you have booked a photoshoot with me I guide you throughout the process and that includes a guide on how to look good in front of the camera and what to wear.

My studio at home can comfortably fit a small family. Please get in touch and let me know how many of you plan to be included in your photoshoot and if needed, I can book a studio for your photoshoot. This will carry an additional charge, not included in the packages shown above.