Laughter FIlled St Albans Family Photography
You know that feeling when you look back on old photos and just feel all warm and fuzzy inside? That's what I’m all about! Let me capture those sweet, silly, and sometimes downright ridiculous moments that make your family life so special.
Looking to tell your Family's Story IN PHOTOS WITH A ST ALBANS BACKDROP?
Are you looking for a relaxed and laughter-filled family photo shoot to capture your family as you are right now? The days are long, but the years are truly short so it’s great that you want to record these little moments that make up your world.
As a Mum myself, I know that your family are the centre of your world but sometimes you miss the small things among the daily chaos! The great news is that photos keep your memories sharp around the edges.
Do you worry about how a family photo session would go if your partner or kids aren’t cooperative? (This is the biggest concern I hear, you’re not alone!)
Fret not – with me photo sessions are super chilled out and we roll with the punches kids (or your big kid!) throw at us. We focus on you having fun together; I have a strict cheese free guarantee!
Plus, I’m told I’m a bit of a child whisperer – I’ve never met a kid I couldn’t win round yet…
WHAT IT’S LIKE TO HAVE ME AS YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER
It may come as no surprise that I’m a visual person rather than a woman of words! As such I had a video made so you could really see how it is to work with me and why I absolutely LOVE what I do, and why I think you having photos of your family has such immense and intrinsic value (past just having some pretty pictures of your kids). I’d love you to take a watch (it’s only 2:44 minutes long!)
FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY AT YOUR HOMEContact Me
While some families love to be outdoors for their family photo sessions, others prefer to stay closer to home. If you are looking to have those early days with a newborn documented, are homebodies or are looking for photos in winter then I would definitely consider photos at your home.
I often get asked at photo shoots at home because families worry that their home isn’t big enough or light enough or it’ll just be too hard to tidy up before the shoot. None of those things could be further from the truth! Your home is perfect just the way it is; it’s where you make your family magic; it’s the patchwork of your lives together.
I know how to look for the best light (and all houses have it!), and if it’s big enough for you to live in then it’s big enough to take photos in. And I firmly believe in moments over mess.
I mean, I photograph my son in our mess all the time!
You may be asking...
Still got more questions? See if this answers them. If not, drop me a line and ask me anything!
The bottom line is, I love to photograph your family just being your awesome selves. You’re probably a tad nervous about having your photo taken, but your photo session will be super chilled.
Just have fun and you’ll get some incredible photos 🙂
If you want lots of posed photos against a white backdrop etc then I’m not going to be the right person for you.
Well, I think we all do a little bit! The first few minutes you might feel a bit awkward, but everyone relaxes into it… If you have photos at home, you’re already in a familiar environment just hanging out and having fun. Read some of the testimonials to get a feel for what it’s like having me around! Most people say it’s just like hanging out with a new buddy.
I offer a cheese free guarantee – real smiles only!
Don’t talk crazy! Your life is awesome in all its extraordinary ordinary moments.
You don’t need to be on a big adventure to be interesting. There is beauty in the little quiet moments of life too.
Plus, let’s be honest… every day is an adventure when you are raising little people 🙂
I wrote a blog post about why your home is actually the perfect location, because I’m pretty passionate about this. Your home is fabulous just as it is! I’m not there to judge or critique your home, I’m there to capture how you live inside it.
Whether you live in a sprawling estate or a cosy flat, your home is merely the backdrop for your awesome family life and we can create interesting pictures anywhere!
Like the families I photograph, no two homes are the same. As such I offer a la carte options or packages to let you get your photos the way you want them. I am really passionate about the products I have sourced for you to show off your photos.
My preference is always products over letting your photos sit on a hard drive. Flipping through the pages of beautiful albums or feeling that flutter of pride at seeing your beautiful artwork beats viewing them on Facebook every time.
I’m in St Albans, Hertfordshire but travel all over the UK and further afield for families.
Often families want their photos their own home or neighbourhood so I’m happy to go anywhere, just book a natter with me below and we can chat about the details.
Did you know, I also go on holiday with families to capture sunny fun?
Of course! The more the merrier.
I think multi-generational shoots are fabulous fun and if they’re an important part of your family then I love meeting them!
It can also be a good way to make your shoot more cost effective if you want to have different branches of the family at a single shoot so that’s fine by me!
Dogs also welcome 😉
That’s totally ok!
Newborns and babies work best at home because the weather then isn’t a consideration.
Otherwise, you can pick if you want an indoor or outdoor shoot. Or if you live right by some greenery go for a split shoot?
If you can’t come up with a location, just let me know and I can come up with some suggestions 🙂
Well, I get asked this all the time, and you know what, it might! We’re hardy Brits so a bit of drizzle shouldn’t worry us right? Rest assured you can’t see a tiny bit of rain in photos.
Torrential downpours on the other hand don’t happy kids make! If the weather is appalling we can reschedule or move to your home.
I try to keep reschedules to a minimum where possible for everyone’s schedules.
I’m not looking for your kids to ‘behave’ in any way other than as themselves so don’t worry if they’re a bit grouchy. Plus, I’m often told I’m a bit of a child whisperer and can win any kid round 😉
Read this article about kids ‘behaving’ too – kids need space to be themselves and if that’s having a bit of a strop for a while then so be it. We still have plenty of time to still get great photos!
I get it, things happen when you’ve got kids. If someone is ill and you need to reschedule then that’s life. If you can give me as much notice as possible I really do appreciate it. I also talked about bumps that kids get and should you reschedule your shoot?
Wherever possible, I ask you to try to keep rescheduling to a minimum as it helps me to plan my calendar and also enables me to plan time with my family too.
I believe that great photos should be available for everyone which is why my session fee is deliberately low and that covers your shoot time.
After your shoot you can choose your products in line with your budget.
Similarly, I can offer you the option of paying for any products in instalments so that if can make things a bit easier.
You're so close to every moment of family magic caught on camera...
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Am I The Right Fit For You?
“Tori has a lovely way with children in that she is just there taking pictures without them knowing. My youngest daughter is very shy and hates having her picture taken but thanks to Tori, we have gorgeous pictures of both girls. We can’t thank you enough!”
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Many people love the photos they get from me. I bet you will cherish them too!
Award-winning family photographer
In 2023, I won the silver Best Businesswomen Award for Best Creative Business, in 2021, I won an award in Shining Star Business awards and was one of the world top family photographers 2019 for Lifestyle Family Photographers.
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