Keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of life
There is a special place in my heart for families and this beautiful genre of work was the very first stop on my photography journey. I have personally experienced all the stages from pregnancy to motherhood and my girls are teenagers now so I know how quickly the time flies. These incredible moments in time are fleeting and it is always an honour to connect with a family along their journey and document these precious times. I love photographing with natural light and try to create something authentic and emotive. My style is fresh, simplistic and dreamy and I engage with my family making them feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible while photographing the true essence of who they are and what they feel. I am based near Richmond and I photograph in London and also the surrounding countryside.
View my Family Portfolio
Pregnancy & Baby Gallery
Family Photography Pricing
MIDWEEK SESSION FEE
MONDAY – FRIDAY
UP TO A 2.5 HOUR PHOTOSHOOT
WEEKEND & HOLIDAYS
WEEKEND & SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
UP TO A 2.5 HOUR PHOTOSHOOT
Your favourite 10 digital images and 5 8 x 10 print
Your favourite ten high resolution digital files via a gallery and 5 8 x 10 prints.
THE COMPLETE DIGITAL COLLECTION
All your digital files (maximun 40) plus one beautiful mounted 14 x 10 handmade mounted print
All high resolution digital files fully edited sent via a gallery for you to download and share and one beautiful handmade mounted (on white card) 14 x 10 print
DIGITAL + FRAME COLLECTION
All digital images and a three or four frame collection
All high resolution digital files sent via a gallery for you to download and share plus a three or four framed gallery of your favourite images
Documenting your family time together is a very special experience. I have put together a few questions you may have prior to and during our session.
What should I expect prior to the shoot?
After your initial contact, I will call you to chat through your ideas and make some suggestions on the photo shoot. We will chat about dates, locations and clothing and I can provide you with different styling options for the day.
What are your photo sessions like?
During a child or family session I work hard to make you feel at ease. I normally take a little time getting to know the children, perhaps through play, before I blend into the background to take the shots. There will be some gentle guidance throughout to ensure to have a wide array of images in different settings. A newborn shoot is very different; quiet, relaxed and calm and I can pose your tiny ones if you require.
What if the weather lets us down?
I normally mark in a back up date when we first book but if neither work we will find more availability
What happens if one of us is sick?
There is no question, we will find another date
what is your style?
Natural, creative and simplistic. It’s also a little dreamy and I love to photograph in nature. My editing style is light, bright and not posed. I constantly search for the emotive shot in beautiful, natural light. I can use some lighting or a reflector and will occasionally take shots in a studio.
What happens after the shoot?
We will plan a time a few weeks after the shoot to meet with you and review your images. I generally offer a gallery of between 30 and 40 fully edited images for you to choose from. I also offer a photoshop service for a small extra charge. If you want to discuss wall art galleries, framing and printing, I would love to assist you. I work with a small selection of experts to offer beautiful products to enhance the images.
words from the heart
jill has now done three individual photo shoots for us. Pregnancy, New Baby & Toddler. This tells you how much we love her! She’s so easy to work with and blended easily with our family. We absolutely adore her work and treasure it forever
Jilly is absolutely brilliant. She is about to take our third shoot. She is caring and very professional and we will treasure all our beautiful photographs forever. We look forward to seeing you for years to come.
We have used Jilly a few times now for both a newborn and spring family photo shoot. She is always a joy to work with and patient with us and our children. We are always blown away with the photos and really do treasure them. It’s also wondered to have some printed on high quality professional paper. I’m sure we will use her again in the future.
Nicky & Jonny
I enjoyed having our photos taken with Jilly as she is such a lovely person to be around and does everything in her power to make the photoshoot work. She had our little girl baptised with all the family around me and we loved the photos so much and also received some stunning prints. Thank you dear Jill.
Jilly is a fantastic photographer and she really builds a strong rapport with the whole family. My son is usually camera shy but with Jilly he just totally came out of his shell and participated with ease and enthusiasm. He built such a great relationship that he still talks about her. The photos were stunning and I loved the natural precious moments and expressions she caught. Thank you so much!
We had a great time at our baby shoot with Jilly. She is very warm and friendly and instantly put us all at ease including my four month old daughter. This meant we got lots of giggles and opportunities for Jilly to do her magic! She produced beautiful photos which we will treasure forever.
London life, Wanderlust & Photography Stories
Welcome to my little blog and a chance to share snippets of travel, London lifestyle and my photography experiences. There will be stories and interviews, offers and suggestions as well as things that I dream of but haven’t experienced YET….. I look forward to sharing with you and hearing your thoughts. Jilly x
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