Family Photo Shoots

Make it Personal

For me, booking a family photo shoot is about embracing your family and having the opportunity to capture a snippet in time. I feel passionately that family shoots should be very personal – they should be tailored specifically around your family, from choosing a location that excites and suits your family, to choosing a time that allows for all members to feel up for it and not tired or hangry!

Choosing the right location is an essential step in making the photo shoot work for you. Are you a family who likes lots of colourful flowers? Or are you a family who wants to go for a dog walk in a favourite spot? Or maybe all your kids want to do is climb trees or splash in the water? That’s where we choose to go then. I have realised over times that if the children are happy and excited (whether they are toddlers or teenagers) then the parents relax and it makes for a far happier, more relaxed and more genuine shoot! This has a massive impact on the images. If you’re unsure of a location or don’t know where to start, then I have written a blog of where I have shot and what has worked for me. Please feel free to click here if you are interested in finding out more information.

Duration of a Family Photo Shoot

I allow anything up to 3 hours for my family shoots but it completely depends on where we go, how up for it everyone is and how much fun we’re having! We can just take it as slow or relaxed as want which is a very relaxing and rewarding way to shoot!

I always bring ‘props’ and ‘rewards’ with me on family shoots which children just absolutely love, especially the bubble machine! It’s great to bring these out if the children are not as engaged as you want them to be or if you just want a natural break!

Generally though, we keep shooting and playing as long as everyone is enjoying themselves! A lot of children can start feeling self-conscious but when they realise that they’re allowed to run, climb trees or throw leaves around, they tend to relax very quickly and forget that they’re having their photo taken at all!

Step 1: Plan your Family Photo Shoot

Step 2: Arrange your Family Photo Shoot

Arrange your photo shoot

Drop me a message and we can start arranging your photoshoot!

Step 3: Pick your Package (after you’ve seen the images)

Patience of a saint! Caroline did a truly fantastic job of photographing our extended family together. No mean feat, with 3 dogs, 4 children and some reluctant adults! The results are superb, capturing special and treasured moments of pure joy, love and special bonds. What a fantastic photographer!

Liz

Thank you Caroline for an amazing experience, you are so talented and the pictures speak for themselves. The kids loved the photo shoot as much as I did and I would love to work with you in the future. We are very pleased with our photos. X

Ramona Christense

Caroline has an amazing talent for capturing a persons personality within one photo. She always goes beyond just taking a picture and creates a relaxed environment with her caring, bubbly personality which leads to photos that capture the real person as well as the situation.

I couldn’t have asked for more beautiful wedding photos that tell a story of my family, friends and our day together. She has also recently photographed my newborn son.

She’s not only captured the relationship between my children but she did it in a playful way that they enjoyed. She has an amazing ability to put people at ease. I wouldn’t have wanted anyone else there to capture these life changing moments for me. Thank you Caroline I loved the shoot at home, at Farley Mount, our teddy bear’s tea party and Upham.

Veronique and Carl Anning

As a mummy to 2 boisterous boys, I was a bit worried as to how well they would co-operate having photos taken.  I needn’t have worried! 

The summer shoot was great fun, and a lot of the time I don’t think they even realised there were photos being taken.  They loved running about, playing with props like balloons, throwing glitter about and being cheeky to make each other laugh.  Caroline made the photoshoot fun, and kept the boys entertained and engaged throughout.  

After a fun morning having the photos taken, I couldn’t wait to see them and they didn’t disappoint!  I loved all the photos we received, (even the ones with me in!).  They capture my family perfectly and it’s lovely to think that the laughs and smiles are all genuine and not posed.  Now to choose which ones will take pride of place on my walls!

Thank you so much Caroline, I’m looking forward to another shoot in the future!

Lisa Moreton

Caroline was fabulous and made us all feel relaxed. We had a family photo shoot at Hilliers and she took the most amazing photos of us all, capturing the beautiful autumnal colours which made the perfect backdrop. Caroline took some lovely natural shots and managed to capture the children smiling and laughing – they were like putty in her hands!

Claire Jones

We didn’t quite know what to expect as we set off for our gift of a family photo shoot. But we should not have worried. Caroline is so down to earth, friendly, full of energy and extremely patient. We shall treasure the memories of that morning forever. The portfolio she has created is just fantastic and exactly what we requested – informal mixed shots of everyone having fun together on Shawford Down.

Truly grateful thanks Caroline.

Elaine and Michael Green

Caroline was totally brilliant with our three kids (aged 6, 6 and 18 months). She really made sure that they had the space and time to have fun on our autumn photo shoot, but directed them when necessary and they responded really well to her. So pleased with our pictures, thanks Caroline!

Hannah and Mark Davey

I couldn’t be happier with the photos taken by Caroline on our recent summer photo shoot. It takes a very brave photographer to work in an outdoors environment with an excited three year old and grumpy nap-needing one year old. Caroline managed the situation like a total professional, using her wonderful way with children she was able to take some fantastic shots of my boys.

Her pictures are very natural and totally capture the personalities of my little monsters. The only trouble I have is picking which photos to display from all the fabulous ones she took. I can’t wait until my boys are a bit older to do it all over again!

Sabina Latto

Thank you so much for our amazing photos. We loved our time with summer shoot with you, and have created some amazing memories together as a family.

Lucy Stickland

During a precious visit with my parents, I asked Caroline if she would capture our time together on a summer shoot. Little did I know that my daughter would be going through a ‘sticking my tongue out’ phase during our photoshoot (insert appropriate emoji at this juncture).

However Caroline worked her magic and we have stunning photos of her beautiful smile and our special time together. We had such fun, and Caroline made us all feel relaxed right from the start. Receiving the photos was a joy and each one brought ooh’s and ahh’s, we certainly couldn’t pick just one favourite! We couldn’t recommend Caroline enough, and look forward to our future photoshoots – with all future child phases & challenges 😉

Candice and Nick Matthews

If anyone is ever looking for a photographer, hire Caroline Jenkins. She is amazing with the children and really works hard to make them comfortable. Not only have I got some beautiful photos, but Dylan and Sophie had the most amazing morning at Winnall Moors on our winter shoot. Thank you for catching their gorgeous smiles on camera Caroline.

Madeleine Warburton

It’s hard to put into words how amazing our photoshoot experience was with Caroline. We received our photographs yesterday and the whole family can’t stop talking about them – we are all in love with them! Caroline was wonderful with the adults and children alike – being able to give advice and ideas on what would provide the best photographs whilst still being keen on hearing any ideas myself and family had about the shoot and how best to accommodate those. She even took it in her stride when two family members decided they wanted to be models and demanded picture after picture as they ‘posed’!! I literally can’t praise her enough! A wonderful day, wonderful photos and I will definitely be booking Caroline again in the future. My mother described the whole afternoon as ‘inspired’ and I couldn’t agree more xx
THANK YOU CAROLINE!

Eleanor Rhys-Davies

I am thrilled to bits with my photos from Caroline. They are so natural and capture the very essence of Charlie. Such a laid-back photo shoot with no pressure to pose. Just a lovely walk at Hillier’s Gardens. We hardly noticed we were being photographed but so pleased with the results. A gorgeous mix of shots and certainly many to be framed and cherished. Thank you so much for our Hilliers shoot.

Claire Everett

Caroline is an outstanding photographer and a child-whisperer. The children were immediately at ease with her during our summer shoot at Twyford, as was I. The pictures are fantastic and I can’t recommend her highly enough.

Mel Phillips

We asked Caroline to capture some photos of our Dad’s four grand-daughters to celebrate his 70th birthday.  Aged 12, 3, 2 and 1 this was no mean feat and to make things even more challenging we decided to take them all to the top of St Catherine’s Hill in Winchester which is one of Dad’s favourite places!

Caroline came to our autumn shoot armed with lots of props and ‘incentives’ for the girls (including balloons, Smarties and even a bubble machine!) to make it fun and all the girls really responded to her. What could have been a bit of a stressful morning (we had to share the shoot with cows!) turned out to be tons of fun and Caroline captured the most beautiful, relaxed and natural images. We’re struggling to choose between them!

Sam and Greg Bradley

Thank you Caroline. We absolutely love the photos – they are really lovely and beautiful autumnal colours. We had a great time with you at Hilliers in the autumn and the boys loved it and haven’t stopped talking about it!

Katy and Richard Noble

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