Family (Un)Expected | Documentary family exhibition at Les Rencontres Arles

Family (Un)Expected is an exhibition taking place at “Les Rencontres de la Photographie” in Arles, France, one of the most important international photography festivals. I’m beyond excited that this photo of my daughters, called ‘Teenage Angst’, was...

Why I fell in love with Documentary Family Photography

I haven’t always worked in the documentary family photography genre, I used to be a family lifestyle photographer. You know the kind of photo where everything is picture perfect. Everyone dressed in pretty outfits, on their best behaviour, in stunning locations...

Life in 2021 | Photography Exhibition celebrating real life

I’m honoured and delighted to have had an image selected for the ‘Life in 2021’ juried photography exhibition. The collection showcases images by documentary family photographers from around the world, visually depicting true stories from 2021....

International Exhibitions Showcasing Documentary Family Photography

We all know how strange the last 12 months have been. The photography industry has certainly been hard hit by lockdowns. But I always like to try and find a silver lining. With my work diary being quieter than normal, I was given the gift of time. For the first time I...

Lotties in Lockdown | Documenting quarantine without leaving the house

What do you do when you’re a family documentary photographer in lockdown with no families to photograph? You start a collaboration with your 9 year old daughter to make photos of her Lottie doll family instead! … and so the Lotties in Lockdown photo series was...


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I photograph in homes and on location across Hertfordshire, London, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and the South East, including St Albans, Harpenden, Cambridge, Wheathampstead, Berkhamsted, Tring, Rickmansworth, Bishop’s Stortford, Hitchin, Letchworth.

I also regularly travel to photoshoots in Central London and North London, including Hampstead, St John’s Wood, Primrose Hill, Muswell Hill, Marylebone, Kensington, Clapham, Chiswick. I have photographed families all over the UK and around the world, including Canada, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Sweden and Singapore, please enquire for travel expenses.

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