Family Photography in Durham and the North East of England

I am a family photographer with a difference based in County Durham but serving the whole of the North East. Let me capture the glorious story of your family in beautiful photographs to treasure forever!

Do you love the idea of hiring a family photographer but hate the idea of formal poses, forced smiles and matching outfits?

All my family photo sessions are shot documentary style – which means I aim to capture your family as it really is, in all its wonderful, unstaged glory. And because I am there for your real moments, you will never have a more chilled out photoshoot. You don’t need an immaculate show home or impeccably behaved children; just be yourselves and I will capture images that you will fall in love with, and want to hang on your walls.

Right here is where the crazy imperfections of your life become art… welcome!

“Vicki is brilliant, I love every photo she has taken of M_.” Lili

Real life… Natural moments… Honest emotions… Authentic connections…

family photograph of mother leaning over a child sat at table peeling an orange child pulling face at sourness

What is stopping you from booking a professional photographer?

family photography durham photo of child making breakfast cereal with pjs pulled up over head
mum pushes child on swing as another child runs past in a blur
mother puts plaster on toddlers finger, toddler licks mum's hand

You don’t have to be perfect, you just need to be perfectly you!

Allow me to look beyond the surface and bring out the heart of who you and your family are in creative and artistic photos. My documentary family photographs will transport you back in time and make you smile every time you look at them. Allow me to preserve your family’s story in all its unique beauty!

mum, dad and two older children play cards with two younger children behind playing trains

A ‘Free-From’ Photography Experience

I can promise you a photography session completely ‘free-from’ fancy posing, fake smiles, forced merriment and matching neutral outfits (whoever decided cream was a great colour for families never had young children!)

Sticky faces, grubby feet, discarded toys and piles of laundry… You’ll be surprised just how much you will miss them when they are gone!

What are you waiting for?

There is always a reason to put off booking a photographer. Life is busy, and maybe if you leave it another few months you’ll have lost a few pounds, or you’ll have had the sitting room re-decorated, or the toddler will be a little less bonkers?! But every month that you put it off another milestone passes; our little ones grow, family life changes and the details of our lives, that we think will last forever, are gone.

toddler asleep on her father's lap

Vicki came to our home for a family photo session with my 2 children and I. She was incredibly intuitive with the children, and respectful of their feelings relating to being photographed, ensuring there was no pressure to smile. The photos she captured are so natural and unforced, and really capture our real-life selves, without any of the awkwardness so often seen in studio portraits. I’d recommend her highly, and will be asking her to take some more pictures of us soon.” Kate

Still not sure if a session with me is the right fit for your family?

Take a little look around and find out a bit more about me and what I can offer you…


If you live in County Durham or elsewhere in the North East and would like to find out more about documentary family photography, I would love to chat with you! You can contact me via my Facebook page or via the Contact Form.



Family Photography for Durham, Newcastle, Darlington, Hexham, Sunderland and the whole North East

Documentary Family Photographer In County Durham