London Family Photographer Fiona Caroline Headshot

Hi, I’m Fiona! A family photographer specialising in capturing honest, joyful and unique moments. I live in leafy West London, with the city on my doorstep, welcoming the diverse and buzzy atmosphere of London.

With me as your photographer, you’ll enjoy photos that tell your story, a dash of documentary, mixed in with some posing and prompts – all resulting in a beautiful, heartfelt collection of family photos.

Capturing the beauty of candid family moments is why I began and my photography journey has adapted with the times and my own personal journey. In 2019 I had my own little one and I’ve become much more aware of those unmissable milestones that happen in the home.

As a photographer and a mum, the home holds great importance to me. When you look back on these pictures in years to come, the familiar feeling of home and every life stage you experienced will come rushing back.

Every family should be able to reminisce on those treasured moments. From every ‘first’ to the curious and playful times as they grow and discover their personality, my portfolio ranges from natural shoots with families, newborns, parenthood and maternity. 

I can’t wait to photograph you!

Frequently Asked Questions

Before

How much is a shoot?

Photography is an investment for timeless quality images, an experienced photographer, their equipment, creativity and insurance to capture this moment in time, as you are right now.

You can get a full rundown of what Pricing packages are available on my website.

5% of every booking will be donated to assist those affected by Childhood Cancers as well as funding treatment, research and support. Your donation will be put towards a hospital or charity dealing with the disease or directly to a family that supports a child with cancer.

When is the right time to do a maternity photo session?

Maternity shoots are best right around the beginning of the third trimester. Any time after 30 weeks when you’re getting a nice bump – but you’re not overly big or uncomfy!

When is the right time to do a newborn photo session?

If you want to capture those very fresh details, I suggest having a newborn shoot within those first 4 weeks. However, I take on baby shoots at any time, so if you want to settle into parenthood for a little while before getting pictures, that’s absolutely fine! I have photographed beautiful newborn sessions at 6+ weeks and they’re every bit as special.

How do we book a photography date?

To book a shoot and reserve your booking date, I’ll require a £100 deposit. The remaining balance is due two weeks before your session.

I have a big family! Can you photograph us all?

Absolutely, a family size of up to six people is included! Each additional family member will cost £50 per person.

Are we able to reschedule?

Most photo sessions are in the home, so usually, I don’t need to reschedule since the weather isn’t such a significant factor. But I want to be as flexible as possible, so if anyone’s unwell or you want to change the date, I’ll do my best to accommodate you.

Do you photograph outside of London?

Travel outside of London Zone 1-4 will incur a small fee to cover time and travel expenses. I frequently visit the North East of England and I’ll happily book in a couple of sessions when I’m in the area. I also release details of my international travel and shoot availability on my Facebook, Instagram and in my newsletter.

During

How long will the shoot take?

Family and Maternity shoots often take about 1-1 ½ hours. For newborns, the shoot can take up to three hours, but generally around the two-hour mark. This is because I follow the little ones’ lead and work around them. Making the shoot a little longer takes away the pressure and gives time for any changes, feeding etc., that’s needed during the day!

What should we wear to a shoot?

First and foremost, the most important thing to keep in mind when putting together a shoot wardrobe is comfort! If you’re not comfortable, you won’t feel confident in front of the camera, which will come through in your pictures. For a newborn shoot, chunky knits and simple clothing work best. I also love colour, so a vibrant muslin, or cushions, plants are welcome! I’ve added tons of clothing advice in my Prep Guide that you’ll get once you book your shoot.

What equipment do you use?

I shoot with a professional Sony A7R4 mirrorless camera, with a back-up Nikon D750 and either a 50mm or 35mm lens. Sometimes, I shoot a little film using a Pentax 645N – a gorgeous medium format camera – which produces the most beautiful negatives and images. This is at no additional cost to you.

I’m worried my kids won’t co-operate!

Don’t worry! I come prepared with some games, tricks and prompts up my sleeve. This is an area I cover in detail in my Prep Guide once you’re booked in. Don’t let the fear of wild ones make you miss a family shoot if it’s important to you. We’ll capture the good shots and we’ll also get some honest, mad, real-life ones!

My house isn’t perfect, can we have the shoot outdoors?

Photographing in the home contributes to those beautiful memories you’ll love to reminisce over. I wrote a blog post about shooting in the home and the importance it holds. You’ll receive a guide for your shoot once you’re booked in, which covers how to prepare your house (don’t worry, it’s not too much work!). I’ll shoot outdoors if you prefer that, but I’m happy to arrange a call to discuss your concerns either way.

After

How long will it take to get my images?

You’ll receive your online gallery within 2-3 weeks after the shoot. Your gallery will be live for two weeks and any prints or products you order can take up to six weeks from the date ordered to be delivered to you. Do shout if you’re in a rush and I’ll try to make sure everything is done as quickly as possible.

How many photographs will there be in my gallery?​

You can expect around 55+ beautifully edited images from your photo session for you to choose from.

What is an online gallery?

An online gallery is an instant way to view, download and buy prints of your images. Once your photographs are ready, you’ll be sent a unique link to your photo session and a private password. If you opt for a package that includes digital downloads, you’ll receive those high-quality photos from there. You can also buy fine art prints, art books and framed wall art too!

Can I buy extra prints?

Yes! Once you get your gallery, you’ll be able to purchase additional products and digital files or upgrade to a bigger package if you want. Take a peek at my Pricing for more info.

Covid-19 Health and Safety

Please take the time to read the ways I’m keeping everyone safe when returning to work. I’m keeping up to date with the Government Guidelines, adhering to the law and will update you if your booking is affected by these changes

  • Before I arrive at the location of our shoot, I’ll sanitise my hands with my own personal hand sanitiser and repeatedly throughout the shoot
  • If there’s a sink and soap on location, I’ll wash my hands before and after the shoot for 20 seconds
  • I’ll wear a mask during our time together
  • I won’t touch you or anyone else at the location, which means no high-fives or hugs, unfortunately!
  • If I travel by public transport to the shoot, I’ll wear a mask on my journey. If you’re uncomfortable with me arriving via public transport, you can choose to either pay a higher travel charge to cover a car rental/taxi, postpone your shoot until you’re more comfortable or request a refund
  • If myself, anyone in my household or anyone I’ve been in physical contact with becomes ill with signs of coronavirus, I’ll notify you immediately and our session will be postponed
  • If you, anyone in your household or anyone they’ve been in physical contact with becomes ill with signs of coronavirus, you must notify me immediately and our session will be postponed, free of charge
  • If you’re self-isolating or you’re living with someone deemed as high risk, currently, I’m not able to photograph you until a safer date