Family Photography Sessions

Hello people!

When you think of all the things that matter to you it all boils down to one thing. Family. Family and friends, love and laughter, fun times and frolics! OK, I may have gone overboard with the illiteration there, but I know you’re hearing me.

The people you love, the life you live is absolutely everything to you. When you think about times gone by you get misty eyed, you know the future is going to be just as magical but part of you wishes you could just do it all over again.

And absolutely NONE of your best memories have anything to do with forced smiles, pretty outfits and not a hair out of place. The BEST moments for you are the belly laughs, the rosy cheeks from playing hard, the toothless grins, the tears and tantrums and the cuddles better. Because this to you is life. This to you is perfect. And this is what you want to see and feel when you look at photos of your family.

You want pictures of all of this, and you want to be IN them, not taking them. You not a huge fan of being in front of the camera but you want to exist in photos with your kids, for your kids! You don’t want memories of a trip to the photographer’s studio where they told you to pose and say CHEESE, but you do want your memories preserved.

and that’s where I step in…

Covering Dorset and all of the South West I am a fun photographer specialising in documentary and reportage family photography.


treasured forever

I can not thank you enough for the beautiful photos from our ‘day in the life’ photoshoot. Louise instantly made us feel at ease and as a result we have so many natural photos that capture our girls so perfectly. The photos will be treasured forever and I am sure they will be treasured by my daughters as they grow older, it is a perfect snapshot of our life as a family. I cannot recommend Louise highly enough, she was a pleasure to be around and provided a professional, personal service.

The Langdown family



Session Types

All sessions are largely documentary or reportage in style, I will do a few posed shots of you all but the rest of the session will be relaxed, natural and just you doing you.  I’ve given a bit of an overview below.


Mum and baby during an at home photo shoot

These sessions are one-two hour sessions in your home or on location, mostly unposed but with a bit of guidance from me where needed.

Day in the life

Documentary family photographer Dorset

These sessions are full day sessions from breakfast to bedtime where we do a mix of at home and out and about activities.  Again largely unposed.

Circle of life

Mum and baby during an at home documentary family photo shoot

3 sessions over the course of the year – usually to document a baby’s first year.  Choose from maternity | newborn | 3 months | 6 months | 1 year.



Sessions start at £95 for weekday shoots. 

This includes my planning, shooting and editing time, I will then send you an online gallery to purchase any images you like as digital files, prints or albums.

From £95




Once you’ve booked your session I will send you a little questionnaire to get to know you a bit better and best plan where and what to do for your session to get photos that perfectly reflect you and your gang.

Once the session is over I will edit the photos and send them back to you via an online gallery for you to choose your favourites. 

You can purchase your images and prints direct through the gallery. 


beyond my wildest dreams

Right from the initial contact I knew I was going to get something spectacular, and I wasn’t disappointed!! The shots of my children were beyond my wildest dreams and we have fallen in love with each and every one. It takes a very special photographer to connect the way you did, to capture each personality so perfectly. Thankyou just isn’t a big enough word.

The Fenn Family



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So if all of this sounds good to you, fill in your deets below and I’ll be in touch.  I can’t wait to hear from you!

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