The best family photographers in london

I. Introduction: Why finding the best Family Photographer is important

It’s the time of the year that you are looking to renew your family photos and wonder who are the best photographers out there?! Finding the right person that matches your family style is important as you don’t want to have photos on your walls that don’t capture the essence of your family or that don’t match your aesthetic. I am Alba, an outdoor Family Photographer based in North London and I have made your life easy by creating a top 7 of my favourite photographers serving London. I have been following some of these photographers for a while and they are best at their art, I invite you to check their website and portfolios to know more about them.

II. My top 7 favourite Family Photographers in London in no particular order


Introduction: I would be silly not to put myself right at the top ūüôā Specialised in Outdoor Family Photography, my style is Emotional, Candid and Sentimental, I like using prompts that encourage movement instead of stiff posing. I truly believe that location and styling play a huge part in getting amazing family photography so I offer a unique Location Guide with secret, pre-tested outdoor locations across London, Kent and Essex. You will also enjoy a styling service and will be able to borrow from my client’s wardrobe so you don’t have to shop for the perfect dress for your session. I’m also pet-friendly and have a background in pet photography so feel free to bring your furry friend to the session.

Style: Emotive, Sentimental, Candid, Unposed
Budget: ££
Offering albums: Yes 

Samantha Black

Introduction: Samantha specialises in portraits for family (all types) and brand photography. Her style is soft and the images are dark and warm and tell the family’s story. She is amazing with naturally posing babies.
Style: Warm, Storytelling, Raw, Soul felt, Authentic
Budget:  ¬£ (to be confirmed as this is just the session fee)
Offering Albums: Yes 

Sarah Kate London

Introduction: If you are after lovely, clean, timeless studio photography, Sarah Kate is your girl. Her style is refined and focuses on the relationship between each family member. She is based in Surry but not too far from South West London. She also shoots at the client’s home if you want to have your session in comfort.
Style: Traditional, Simple, Elegant, Timeless
Budget:  ¬£¬£
Offering Albums: Not mentioned

Melanie from Not Little For Long

Introduction: If you are looking for a photographer who can work in a studio at your home or outdoors, Melanie can do them all. She offers all types of Family Photography too. Her style is warm and inviting, she captures natural and candid moments.
Style: Warm, Joyful, Inviting, Natural
Budget:  ¬£¬£
Offering Albums: Yes

Nina Goks

Introduction: One of my absolute favourite Photographers, Nina has a unique, arty style that will make you look like a movie star. She is a storyteller and so good with her words. She also likes photographing beautiful nude maternity in complete nature. She is based in Margate, but also offers sessions in London. Her calendar is almost booked for 2024 so if you like her style get in her books soon.
Style: Raw, Arty, Dark and Moody
Budget:  ¬£¬£
Offering Albums: Not mentioned

Zofia May Photography

Introduction: Zofia offers simple and timeless Family Photography outdoors in the city or the park and at clients’ homes. Her style is natural with lots of smiles and fun. She also offers product and videography services.
Style: Happy, Fun, Natural, Posed
Budget:  ¬£
Offering Albums: Yes

Susheel Schroeder 

Introduction: With a background in the film industry, Susheel offers cinematic and vintage Portrait and Family Photography in London. She shoots at the client’s home and outdoors in the city or parks. 
Style: Cinematic, Film style, Classic, Timeless
Budget:  Unavailable online
Offering Albums: Not mentioned

III. What to think about when booking your London family photographer

Are you after something classic in a studio, an indoor session or something unique in the great outdoors? Try figuring this out first before picking your professional.

When looking at this list, did you feel connected more to one photographer in particular? If yes, go to their website and check their portfolio, you should feel if this is the right professional for you. Have a look and see if it’s consistent, do they deliver the same quality of editing on all their session? 

Another thing to think about is additional fees, this could be travelling fees, additional digitals, prints and albums that you would want to add to your session. Try to keep that in mind when doing your maths.

If you find a photographer that you love but is slightly over your budget, refrain from asking for a discount. Art takes a lot of love, time and energy so please respect their pricing. 

Another suggestion if they are over budget, but you like their work will be to save for a few months instead of going for a less skilled photographer. Although a less skilled photographer is great as they get to practice and you get low prices, you might end up disappointed by the images and not using them all. It’s something to keep in mind.

As we live in the time of payment plans like Klarna and Clearpay, I now offer payments over 3 months on my session fees. So if it’s something you want to do, please send me an email through my booking page below and I will get this organised for you.

IV. Conclusion: Now you just need to book the session!

Now that you have all the information, don’t overthink it and book the session. I don’t mean to be generic but there is no time like now. You will get busy, push it back or even forget. Take your family as an utmost priority and get in touch with the photographer of your choice. If you have questions and doubts don’t be shy to ask, most of us are lovely and passionate about our work and would love to help.


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If you’re after a candid, relaxed and intimate photography experience, you’ve come to the right place.¬†
My work focus on emotions, no stiff poses and forced smile; only gentle love and embraces. I offer a very hands-on experience, connecting over a video consultation with each family beforehand ; we explore their stories of love, loss and wins and turn it into a beautiful, meaningful session. Each family and session are unique and crafted with patience, love and understanding. 

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