Documentary Family Photography

I’m guessing if you’re here you are thinking about investing in some family photos? Welcome! I’m Charlotte a documentary family photographer based in Dorset.

How many family photos do you think you’ve got where you’re all in the photos together? It’s so lovely having pictures of your kids, but it’s also so important to make sure you’re also in the photos, and not the one constantly stuck behind the camera.

When your kids grow up, they’ll absolutely love looking back on the family photos that they’re in with the people who raised them. The people who made their lives so fun, and gave them crazy stories to tell from all the fun adventures they had together.

There is nothing quite like walking through your home and seeing beautifully captured photos of your family from a super fun day that just makes you light up and brings a huge sense of happiness.

I would love to create some gorgeous documentary family photos and create that feeling for you. I love photographing families in a really natural and heartfelt way. Capturing photos of your family that you’re going to love for a lifetime.


Instead of planning to have a photo shoot that the rest of the day can fit around, I plan things a little differently here, to give you the most value from the photos. First of all you pick a fun activity, adventure, something new to try, somewhere cool to visit, something that you know as a family you’ll love!

Maybe you’re on a camping trip, maybe you’re at the beach building sandcastles and splashing in the waves, you could be having a picnic in the park or maybe it’s something as simple as trampolining in the garden.

Whatever it might be, you’ve got you’re super fun day planned out. From there, I can pop by to meet you for an hour or two and get some truly gorgeous and memorable family photos that document all the fun you’ve had. Those are the kinds of photos that make your heart beam and that give you the best stories to tell when you look back at them.



We just looked through them all together and every 5 seconds kept saying “That’s my favourite. Wait no, that’s my favourite!” These photos mean so much to us and I’m really glad it was you that took them. Xx

Emma & Drew ~ July 2018



A 1-2 hour shoot on a week day around the Dorset area

5 of the best, high resolution photos (with the option to buy more), in your own online gallery to download to your computer and print as many times as you like




A 1-2 hour shoot around the Dorset area

All of the best high resolution photos, in your own online gallery to download to your computer and print as many times as you like

An 8×8 inch, hard cover photo book with all your favourite images



If you have any more questions, or want to book a family shoot with me, simply complete the form below to send me a message.

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