"Amidst the newborn haze, Kirsty captured sweetness, love and most importantly PURE, GENUINE JOY" ~ Felicity


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Family Sessions with Kirsty Hamilton

Hello! Welcome to my small space on the internet. I’m so happy you are here and I’d really love to work with you.

Creating magical, lasting and above all EMOTION-FILLED memories for families is pretty much what I live for.

If we are going to work together, we should get to know one-another…

My name is Kirsty Hamilton. I’m a mum to two tiny people (Logan, 5 and Calla, 3) and I aim to do for your family the very same thing I do for mine, every single time I pick up my camera: and that is celebrate you, just as you are, right now. 

But my photography isn’t for everyone. I don’t do formal, posed portraits.

I’m not interested in just capturing static, traditional images of you. As a former journalist, I really want to tell YOUR story. I want to truly celebrate everything that makes you unique.

Scroll on down and let me tell you about what a session with me looks like, why you'll love them, and what you'll get from them. I promise, it's worth it.


The experience 


Kirsty’s photoshoots are an absolute joy. If you’re thinking about whether or not to book a shoot then stop - just do it.
I promise you, you won’t regret it.” ~ Kate


My Style

A good photograph might make you smile. But a great photograph? A great photograph will make you FEEL.

Whenever I pick up my camera, I'm aiming to create art that evokes emotion.

Do I need you to look at the camera? Nope. I just want you to enjoy the moment, with your family, while I capture the magic.

Whether I am photographing you in your home or in a lovely outdoor location of your choice, I will direct you to where the light and framing are best so that I capture the natural and connected images you can see in my portfolio. 

What to expect

You and your family are unique and it is important to me that your individuality shines through in your images. Prior to the session, I ask you to fill in a questionnaire with some details about you, what you are like and the things you like to do together. I spend a good deal of time planning my sessions before I actually meet you.

If you have booked an in-home session, I’ll meet you at your home at the time we have agreed, kick off my shoes and introduce myself to your family, making sure to chat with your children and explain what I am going to do (this is where knowing about their favourite things comes in very handy). We'll spend a relaxed 60 to 90 minutes having fun in your home while I capture precious memories for you.

If you have booked an outdoor session, we will agree a time and place to meet and I will have scouted out the location before you arrive. I will have planned our session in advance and I’ll take you to where the light and scenery is best to give your family a truly breath-taking background in which to be themselves.

Want to see what a family session with me looks like? Tap here to watch a highlight slideshow from a recent session

Frequently asked questions...

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What if my children won’t pose for the camera?

I don’t want your children to be anything other than themselves infront of my camera. I don’t need them to sit still or ‘be good’, I have a 3-year-old and a 5-year-old who point-blank refuse to pose for me, I’ve become an expert in taking photos on the run and I have a lot of tricks to make sure that I get those lovely, connected family photos that you are after. 

Toddler tantrums and momentary meltdowns routinely happen at almost every single session I have  (and sometimes that's just the dads!)

It’s my job to make sure you get the kinds of photos you see in my portfolio and I never want you to worry if your child or baby becomes upset. If it happens, we’ll take a break, distract them and make sure they are happy before continuing. I always recommend having a snack and a favourite toy on hand for this very purpose. 

When will we get our photos?

Every single photo you see in your final gallery has been custom-edited by me in my own style. I do both colour and black and white edits (where possible). It takes me up to 10 hours to edit each gallery.

I work very hard to ensure I never have a backlog of editing to do. This means that I can start work on your gallery almost as soon as our session is finished and I aim to get your photo gallery to you within 10 days.

Your gallery is then live for two weeks so that you can choose your favourite photos. If you have booked my Simply option, you will also have an opportunity to upgrade your package at this point if you wish to as well as order any extra framed photos, canvases or albums.

I order your fine art prints, framed photos and albums from a professional photography lab which utilises the highest quality inks and paper. Therefore your products can take up to four weeks to get to me once I have ordered them.

I’d like to book a session with my extended family, how does that work?

My sessions are designed to work with families of up to six people. It takes me extra time to take and edit the photos of additional family members so I charge an extra £25 per person for extended family sessions.

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How do we book?

After deciding whether you want an in-home or outdoor session (or a mixture of both) I suggest contacting me to arrange a date and time that works for both of us.

In order to book your session with me, I ask for a deposit to secure your chosen date and time.

£100 for sessions booked during the week and £130 for sessions booked on the weekend.

Then you need to decide which package you would like. Please note that the package fee is payable in addition to the deposit.

The package fee is payable in full the day before your session takes place.

I provide you with a full online digital gallery where you can view your photos 10 days after your session has taken place.

Once you have viewed your gallery, you can choose to add on extra products such as frames, canvases or albums

If you have booked my Simply option, you are able to upgrade at any time.

You are also able to pay for your session in instalments over three months if you prefer, please note that you will not be able to access your gallery until the final payment has been made.


"The photoshoot was beyond my wildest expectations. Kirsty was brilliant with my raucous toddler, with endless patience & so many cute ways to get her engaged with the camera. This woman is a magician! You absolutely won’t be disappointed.” ~ Sue


Pricing

Family with dog - London Newborn Photographer

Simply £275

~ A bespoke session lasting between 60 and 90 minutes, tailored exclusively to your family

~ A detailed guide on how to prepare for your session

~ An online gallery and slideshow where you can VIEW your whole session (minimum 50 images)

~ 10 full resolution digital images from your gallery to download with a print release

~ Five lustre prints of your choice

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Fine Art Print £400

~ A bespoke session lasting between 60 and 90 minutes, tailored exclusively to your family

~ A detailed guide on how to prepare for your session

~ ALL the digital images from your gallery to download with a print release (minimum 80 including black and white conversions)

~ Five Fine Art Prints

~ One 12”x8 canvas or framed fine art print of your choice

Additional Extras

My sessions are designed to work with families of up to six people. It takes me extra time to take and edit the photos of additional family members so I charge an extra £25 per person for extended family sessions.

Framed prints, canvases and other products can be ordered through me.

Prices start at £180.

If you have booked my Simply option, purchasing any framed print or canvas will entitle you to receive ALL of your digital files for no extra cost

A price-list for these is available on request.

*** Prices are subject to change at any time and are not confirmed until your booking is made and your deposit received ***

Lets celebrate who you are and where you are, right now!