Fiona Caroline Photography - About me

Hi I’m Fiona! A family photographer specialising in capturing connection, joy and soulful moments. My style is a little bit of storytelling, a dash of documentary, mixed in with some posing and prompts – all resulting in a beautiful, heartfelt collection of family images.

I live in leafy West London, surrounded by lots of beautiful parks and I love that I’m close to the centre of the city – because I am without a doubt a city girl – and I adore the hectic, buzzy atmosphere of London. 

I find my clients are like me and we become friends, which is the best. You’ll know from looking at my work that I adore shooting in the home. I think the home setting is so important to a family. Check out this blog post to learn a little more about My Why.

What next? I recommend you scroll down and read the shoot FAQs below, have a look through the Portfolio if you haven’t made it there yet. Once you’ve done that, and you’re ready to book, get in touch through the Contact Form. I can’t wait to photograph you!

Frequently Asked Questions

Before

How much is a shoot?

Photography is an investment. You are investing in timeless images and you are investing in your photographer to have the experience, equipment, insurance and creativity to capture this moment in time, as the family you are right now.

My Session Fee is £185 and my Collections for a Family shoot start at £350 (including the Session Fee). To receive my Welcome Guide with my Bespoke Family Collections and Pricing please get in touch.

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 support a family that have a child with cancer.

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

The best time for a maternity shoot is right around the beginning of the third trimester. Anytime 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?

I suggest having a newborn shoot within those first 4 weeks if you want to capture those very fresh details – however I take on baby shoots at any time, so if you want to settle into Motherhood (or Fatherhood) for a little while before getting pictures that is absolutely fine! I have shot beautiful newborn sessions at 6+ weeks and they’re every bit as special.

How do we book/reserve a shoot?

To book a shoot, and reserve your date, I take a £100 deposit. The rest of your balance is due two weeks before your session.

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

Absolutely! A family size up to 6 people is included and each additional family member will cost a little extra. The supplement is £50 per person.

Can we reschedule?

Because I shoot mostly in the home, usually I don’t need to reschedule since weather is not such a big factor. But I want to be as flexible as possible for you, so if anyone is unwell or you want to change the date I will do my best to accomodate you.

Do you photograph outside of London?

Travel outside of London Zone 1-4 will incur a small fee to cover time/travel expenses. I visit the North East of England frequently and will happily book in a couple of sessions when I am back there. I also release details of my international travel and shoot availability on my Facebook, Instagram and in my newsletter, which you can sign up for here.

During

How long will the shoot take?

Family and Maternity shoots will take about one to one and a half hours. For newborns, the shoot can take up to three hours – but is usually around the two hour mark. This is because I follow the little ones’ lead. A longer shoot takes away the pressure and gives time for any changes, feeding etc. that is needed during the shoot.

What should we wear to a shoot?

Firstly, the most important thing to keep in mind when putting together a shoot wardrobe is comfort. If you don’t feel comfortable, then you won’t feel good 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 do have a lot 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 on a session I shoot a little film, here I use a Pentax 645N – a gorgeous medium format camera – which produces the most beautiful negatives and images.

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 another area I cover in detail in my Prep Guide once you have booked. Don’t let fear of wild ones make you miss a family shoot if it’s important to you. We will get good shots – we will also get some honest, mad, real life ones too!

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

I love shooting in the home, it’s really important to me. You can read about why here. I will give you a guide to prepare for your shoot, once you book. This covers how to prepare your home – don’t worry it’s not too much work! But I will shoot outdoors if you prefer that, I am happy to arrange a call to discuss your concerns.

After

How long will it take to get my images?

You can expect to receive your online gallery within 2-3 weeks after the shoot. Your gallery will be live for 2 weeks. 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 are in a rush though, I can try to make sure everything is done as quickly as possible.

How many photographs will there be in my gallery?​

You can expect around 50+ beautifully edited images from each session.

What is an online gallery?

An online gallery is an instant way to view, download and buy prints and products of your images! Once your photographs are ready you will be sent a special link to your photo session and a password only you and I know to get in. If you opted for a package that includes the digital downloads, you can also download the high-res images of your images here. You can also buy fine art prints, art books and framed wall art here.

Can I buy extra prints?

Yes! Once you get your Gallery, you will be able to purchase additional products & digital files, or upgrade to a bigger package if you want. All my pricing is available, please ask.