Documentary Family Sessions

Are you looking for family photos with a difference? Would you like more from your family session than fake smiles and stressed out parents? If you are looking for family photos that capture magical moments rather than awkward poses, maybe a documentary family photography session is for you. You will be surprised by just how beautiful your every-day life really is.

Who knew that your everyday life could be so beautiful…

During my family sessions I will capture the beautiful story that is unique to your family. You can choose to have your session in the comfort of your own home, or somewhere that is special to your family. You have never had such a relaxed an easy photoshoot.

These sessions are totally un-posed; it is just your family being themselves. This makes them ideal for members of your family who might feel slightly uncomfortable in front of the camera. They are a wonderful way to get gorgeous images of your loved ones looking happy and relaxed, capturing little memories just the way you will want to remember them.

I will capture the fleeting, meaningful, interactions between you. The moments of connection, the emotions, the highs and lows of everyday family life. You will have these precious memories captured forever in both print and digital form.

Every family session includes:

  • before your session we will have a telephone or in-person chat about what you should expect
  • you will receive a ‘What you need to know to have a successful family session’ pdf
  • we will have a relaxed photoshoot in the comfort of your home or out and about, lasting from a few hours to a full day*
  • the best images from your session will be artistically edited**
  • you will have a relaxed viewing session when you will see you photos for the first time and receive your online gallery details*** plus a special digital slideshow of your family session
  • you will also receive a keepsake box containing 6×4 prints of your images (and have the opportunity to order any further products)
  • finally you will be eligible to enter our referral programme to earn further prints or money off future photography sessions

The Sessions:

Family Time Session

A two hour session centred around a specific family activity such as baking, playing board games, a celebration, a country walk, a visit to a play park.

Slice-of-Life Session

A four hour session taken at any time of day which captures your normal every-day routines. It may include time at home plus an outdoor activity.

The Dawn Chorus

From waking up until just after lunch. Think lazy morning cuddles, bed hair, morning pancakes…

The Late Shift

From lunch time until bedtime. Think grocery shopping, making and eating dinner, bedtime stories, sleepy babies…

Day-in-the-Life Session

It is exactly that, a full record of a day in the life of your family. From wake-up until bedtime, capture all of it!


Documentary Family Photography sessions start at ÂŁ199 for two hours. Four hour, half day and full day session prices are available by request. I am passionate about printing images so your keepsake prints, as well as the social media files and slideshow, are included in the session fee. You will also have the opportunity to purchase additional products during your viewing session.

If you are not sure exactly what would suit your family, please contact me via my Facebook page or the Contact Form and we can tailor your photography session and the print package to your exact vision and budget.

documentary family photography session photo of two children on slide laughing with mother and father on either side

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*I offer 2 hour, 4 hour, half day or full day sessions, please contact me to discuss your requirements

**the number of images I deliver will depend on the length of your session

***social media files are included in each package. These files are compressed to make them ideal to share on your social media platforms. I also offer high resolution files for printing at an additional cost. Please note social media files will have a small Victoria Clare Photography watermark, this will not detract from the image.

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