Family portrait session with the Cotters

We recently invited Bethan and Adam to the studio with their new baby Jacob under the Emma’s Diary scheme.

We often have a few family members join in, usually mum and dad, or a few siblings, or even a family pet. This all adds to the fun and helps us to get much more out of the photo sessions for our customers.

This time Jacob brought along mum and dad, uncle, grandma and grandad, great grandma and great grandad, and even Stanley the labrador!

Now that makes for a fabulous Emma’s Diary photo session. As a result we took a varied selection of photographs. This gave mum Bethan and dad Adam a wide choice when they came to their viewing session a few days later. Grandma as able to join the viewing via Facetime from Wales and choose her own favourites at the same time that mum Bethan was choosing hers.

We photograph approx 10 babies per month at the studio under the Emma’s Diary scheme, and for maybe 70% of those we photograph just the baby, because that’s what mum asks for. For the rest, we generally will include mum, dad, or both. But occasionally we have clients who really embrace the whole experience. That helps them make the most of the offer, and I just love that.

My favourite shot of all is the four generation photo with baby Jacob, mum, grandma and great grandma. Not only because it’s a gorgeous picture in itself, but because that photo is a very precious combination of people.

family group
Baby Jacob with mum, dad and great grandparents
close family
A close family shot with mum, dad, grandparents and uncle.
large family group
A full family portrait with everyone together, including Stanley the labrador.
family photo
Baby Jacob with mum, dad and grandparents
Emma's Diary photo
Baby Jacob with mum and dad
composite baby images
A gorgeous selection of photos from Jacob’s baby session, beautifully designed into a large photo composite.

Family portrait session with the Harpers

Well it’s over four years ago since we photographed the Harpers family portrait session at the studio. They have recently welcomed a new addition to the family – baby Sophie.

Mum Victoria recently brought Sophie along under the Emma’s Diary scheme . We have taken a gorgeous selection of baby photographs for mum and dad to choose from.

We had a special request. I have created a family collage of both girls using some of the images from the first family session a few years ago.

This brings both girls together in a creative art piece which mum and dad will display at home with pride.

It’s always fun working with previous clients. I love to see their families growing up and developing and meeting new additions to the family.

Toddler portrait girl
Lovely Leah from our first portrait session
Toddler portrait girl
From our first portrait session
Baby portrait
Baby Sophie from our recent Emma’s Diary portrait session
Baby portrait girl
More of baby Sophie from our recent baby portrait session
Family portrait
Family portrait from the Harper’s original sitting
Child photo portrait composite
A creative montage of photos from both portrait sessions. This brings both sisters together in one wall art piece.


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