Jaxon & Harriet – Walton family photography

Family photography in Walton

This was a bit of a special one! A bit of backstory, I met Mum Sophie at Brownies almost 30 years ago  – what!! And because we were namesakes we became friends (as you do aged 7). Fast forward to many years later I had Sophie photograph with me at a few weddings, and the rest is history! Sophie became a Mum to Jaxon a few years ago, I was sadly in the midst of my busiest time when she chose to have some photos of him taken, so a friend stepped in to help. We managed to have a lovely shoot in West End Common when he started walking so as soon as Hattie came along, I knew we’d have to do some more!

It was just the loveliest session with these four, photographing friends is always a little harder as I just want to chat! But it also made it really relaxing for us all, and Jaxon loved every minute, especially being the best big brother to his new sister. I had a blast doing this shoot and can’t wait for the next one!

If you’d like me to capture your little one, please do get in touch, or check out my galleries! x

“Thank you so much for the photos they are beautiful and there’s so many gorgeous ones there that we love!! We are so so glad you were able to capture such a special time for us. I don’t know how we will choose what ones to print!!”

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Frequently Asked Questions!

Hello and thanks for taking the time to read more information on my shoots and what they involve, I’ve put together a little post of my Frequently Asked Questions so please read on!

Where does the shoot take place?

For shoots with little ones I will either come to your home or your preferred outdoor location, these shoots are very relaxed and all about you as a family, enjoying yourselves and having fun. You may not remember your child sitting neatly in a chair with a forced grin when he or she grows up, you are more likely to recall their cheeky smile or grubby knees from when playing in the mud.  These are the photos I hope to achieve, natural and just how you want to remember them! If you need help with outdoor inspiration I have plenty of places in Surrey and Hampshire that I can recommend. Some of my favourites include West End Common, Sheapleas and Frensham Little Ponds.

How long is the session?

Sessions last approx. 1.5 hours, although I allow up to 2 hours for newborn sessions as we will need to allow for feeding and changing. Sometimes we wrap up within an hour, but I won’t stop the session unless I know I have it nailed!

Is travel included?

Yes, within 25 miles of Walton-On-Thames, Surrey. Outside of this there would be a 45p per mile charge. I generally limit my sessions to Surrey, Hampshire and some parts of Sussex. If you’re interested in a shoot taking place outside of these areas, please get in touch and I’ll do my best to accommodate!

Do I need to prepare for our newborn shoot?

I have a few blankets and muslins I can use in my sessions but my focus for newborn shoots is taking natural, beautiful photos of your new baby and yourselves. I don’t believe in posing babies into unnatural positions and photoshopping them, I’d rather concentrate on the delicate features and those precious cuddles in the first few days. I always invite any family heirlooms, or new gifts such as blankets so please just ask during the shoot and we’ll include them!

The weather isn’t looking too great, can we postpone?

Yes, if it’s going to be a downpour then I’ll always happily reschedule for the next available timeslot, I usually keep an eye on the weather so will get in touch if it’s looking iffy and we can work out what’s best to do.

I can’t make that date anymore, can we move it?

I’m happy to postpone the shoot free of charge with more than 72 hours notice, unless it’s an emergency. If we cannot agree a new date to re-schedule the shoot within a reasonable time-frame of the original booking, a cancellation fee of up to 50% of the Deluxe package may incur. All cancellations less than 72 hours incur the loss of your session fee.

Do you require a deposit?

If you’re ready to book then the non refundable session fee is payable at the time of securing the date. Please see my pricing page or brochure for more details on this.

What happens after the session?

Since I carefully curate each image I choose to edit, I will deliver your password protected gallery within two weeks of the shoot. All images in the gallery will be professionally edited by myself in my unique editing style. From here you’re free to share these with family and friends whilst you make your decisions on which collection or which products you’d like.

Is there a minimum spend?

Once the session fee has been paid, there is an obligation to purchase either one of the packages as stated in my pricing page within two weeks after the gallery has been delivered. If you haven’t made your choice after 30 days, I will invoice for the minimum package amount.

What if I have other questions?

Please feel free to call or email me! I’m more than happy to answer any queries you have, and chat through what you’re planning and make the session work for you!

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Evelyn – Alice Holt

Alice Holt Family shoot

Dearest little Evelyn, she truly is such a treasure! Once again I had the pleasure of photographing this little one who seems to be growing up far too quickly!  This was our third shoot since she was born, I do really have to pinch myself when I realise how lucky I am to be invited back again and again! Helen & Gareth were first wedding clients of mine, and it’s so lovely to be able to catch up with them each time we meet. Especially as they always travel down from Suffolk where they now live for our shoots!

This time we headed to the fantastic Alice Holt park, what a place! It was an ideal location and I am so happy we got so many lovely images. Isn’t Evelyn just gorgeous?!

If you’d like me to capture your little one, please do get in touch, or check out my galleries! x

“Sophie they are amazing…again! So many lovely ones that we won’t know which ones to choose to put up! We had a lovely time with you and Evelyn really enjoyed it though think she’s photo’d out as she told me off today for taking a pic! She said something like “taking photos like Sophie….”

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Located in Walton-On-Thames, Surrey