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.

Frensham ponds family photos


So what are Out and About Family Photos Shoots? Well rather than arriving at a photo studio we’ll pick a fun and pretty outdoor location to go to. Everyone can run around and enjoy the space to be free and have fun. Together we can work out the best location for you, somewhere you’ll enjoy as a family. Maybe that’s at the beach, or at a park, or woodlands.

On the day we’ll spend an hour or so having a wonder around, picking out a few different backdrops to stop at and take photos. I like to keep things super relaxed and fun, so we might play some games, enjoy some family cuddles, anything that keeps you and your little one/s having a good time with smiles on your faces.

I love creating a really nice mix of photos for families, so you’ve got some lovely memories of a fun day that will look great in an album, but also some beautiful photos of the children, and of you all together that will look great framed around your home to enjoy as your little ones get older. 



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

15 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

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 your favourite images



A 30 minute shoot at a location of your choice *

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



+ 45p per mile for travel outside my local area


These at home family photo shoots are a great way for you to get some relaxed and natural photos of you together, in the comfort of your own home. I’ll come to you, spend an hour or two getting some beautiful photos of you doing life as a family. Whether you want to document those early months with a newborn, navigating parenthood, or maybe you want photos of you all snuggled in bed reading books. Maybe you’re a bit more adventurous and fancy getting some photos of you baking together and capturing all the chaos that comes along with that. Just as I would with my Out & About Family Photo Shoots, on these At Home Sessions I’ll focus on capturing some natural photos of you doing your thing (with some help and guidance from me), as well as some more posed photos of you all. You’ll have a nice mix of photos which you’ll love looking back on as your little one/s grow. These are the kinds of memories that can be so easily forgotten but are often the ones you want to cling onto forever.


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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