Documentary Family Photographer

I am a family photographer in County Durham that takes natural photos…

Capturing magical everyday moments in beautifully natural photos

Based in beautiful County Durham, I am a documentary family photographer specialising in un-posed, natural photos. Quite simply, I come to your home, or your favourite place to hang out, and I spend anything from a couple of hours to a full day capturing all the wonderful details of your life. I promise you will never have a more chilled out family photoshoot!

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

toddler in summer dress chases a giant bubble in garden in county durham

Take a Look!

Not sure what sort of photos you could get without someone directing you? Come and have a look at my gallery to see what a documentary family photography session can look like…

mother wiping a child's face captured at a birthday photoshoot in county durham

Real Life

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

sling wearing mum and toddler taken at a beach photoshoot in northumberland

Natural Moments

Imagine a relaxed photography experience with no posing. Where your toddler can be themselves without being forced to perform or to smile on cue.

mother on sofa with children crawling about around her in home photography session

Honest Emotions

Family life is hectic, wonderful, funny, boring and exhausting. And that’s how you will want to remember it with all its ups and downs.

toddler with their head inside mum's top as mum makes lunch funny moment in family photoshoot

Authentic Connections

You know how your toddler follows you everywhere, even to the toilet? If I said that in years to come you will look back on it fondly would you believe me?

detail photo of child's trainers covered in sand from the beach

” Vicki came to our home for a family photo session with my two 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 more pictures of us soon. ”   Kate

Vicki

Vicki

I am a coffee-chugging, olive-obsessed visual artist. I love to draw and paint, as well as taking photographs. I love books, lists and starting new projects, oh and olives… did I mention the olives? My happy place is behind the lens. Find out more about your photographer here.

mum pulling laughing baby back by nappy shot by durham documentary family photographer
grandparents and grandchildren in black and white at a photoshoot in county durham countryside
portrait of young boy laughing in a hammock
black and white documentary image of a meal with grandparents laughing

Family photography with a difference… no posing, no filters, no gimmicks;  just your family’s story captured in authentic and timeless photos.

Find Out More

Would you like to find out more about how a documentary family photography session actually works? Where do sessions take place? How long is a session? What happens during a session? What packages do I offer? Find the answers over on my Family Sessions page.

four pairs of children's arms hug their dad during an outdoor photography session in darlington

Drop Me a Line

Don't be shy. Let me know if you have any questions!

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Call Me: 07952 463815

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