Capture the love between you and your children

Welcome to my family photography page. I am a South London family photographer and I have been photographing families in London for the last 12 years. 

Mums, do you find that you have a lot of photos of dad with the kids, but not you as you are always the one behind the camera? Or do you have very few family photos of you both with your children? In your family photography session in London, I can capture beautiful memories for you and your children to treasure for years to come.

Sara-Jane x

Family standing by a tree at an outdoor lifestyle photography shoot in Greenwich, South London
Family photo of parents with their three children and newborn baby in Fulham, South West London
Parents with their child at Tower Bridge, London by professional lifestyle photographer
"We had the lovely experience of Sara-Jane doing a family photoshoot for us and our two children after we realised we didn't have one picture with all of us in it. Sara-Jane took a series of beautiful pictures of the children and of all of us together. We were so happy with the end result and can't wait to hang the images in our family home."
Photo of Putney family of four in black and white in SW London
South London
"We have done family photography sessions with Sara-Jane on several occasions and I can honestly honestly say hand on heart, I have never been disappointed. Even when my children have been grizzly and unhappy for the entire time and I am convinced that we will end up zero photos, when Sara-jane send them through - there are tons I love!"
Family of four on a bed at a family photography session in Balham, South London
South East London


Family outside on their balcony at professional photography session in Canary Wharf, East London

Family photography sessions in London are always so much fun! Your photoshoot can be at your home or your favourite outdoor location around London where you spend time together as a family. I do some traditional posed shots to capture that perfect family portrait. Then I just ask you to interact with your newborn, baby or child. Be it tickling, kissing, throwing in the air or running around the park. 

Lifestyle photography captures those intimate, real and natural moments between you and your children. These are the pictures which will make you smile the most.




Includes pre-session consultation, 1-2 hour family photoshoot in London, preparation of your gallery and in-person/ online ordering appointment. This is payable on booking and does not include digital images/ prints. Once you have seen your images, you choose from one of the following options. I know you will love your images but there is no obligation to buy if you don’t. Note that your session fee will be deducted from the collection cost. 

Children must be over 18 months – for family sessions involving newborns and babies please see those session pages for prices.



Boy kissing grandma taken at family photoshoot in Dulwich, South London

1-2 hour session

20 digital images

10 prints up to 12×8

Personalised mobile app

£50 wall art credit 

Most popular



Photo of Putney family of four in black and white in SW London

1-2 hour session

10 digital images

5 prints up to 8×6*


* from chosen images



Family photography in Chelsea, London - black and white picture of dad laughing with his two boys

1-2 hour session

5 digital images



Parents with their four kids at family photography session on Clapham Common, South West London

Prints & Products

A range of prints and products are available to buy after any session, check out my product page for more info.


I am a South London family photographer but your family photography session can be held at your London home in South London, East London, West London or Central London. This is much more relaxing for your family than a studio as your children are in a familiar environment. I will set up in your bedroom and throw a blanket over the bed to make a background. I will normally pose you for family photos against a blank wall. I can also take photos of your children playing in their bedroom or in your garden.

Your family photoshoot can also be held in your favourite London park, my preference with older children.

Family photoshoots can take up to 2 hours. I only book in one family photography session per day, so it feels super relaxed and not rushed. I don’t time sessions and I will stay until I know I have captured all of the photos you want!

I will take a variety of photos of your children, often playing and running around, whatever it takes to get those smiles! In terms of the family photos I will take some traditional posed portraits but then I will ask you to just play and interact with your child so I can capture those natural moments between you. 

Light colours are best – doesn’t need to be totally plain but please avoid bright patterns/ tops with logos. Siblings should be coordinated! 

For the grown-ups, it’s best to wear light/mid, non-patterned clothes which coordinate with each other and your children. Similar colours/ tones work best especially for black and white photos. 

I am happy for you to send me a screenshot of your proposed outfits before your session so that I can advise if they work together.

I have spent lots of time with kids so I have many tricks to get children to cooperate so don’t worry if you think they won’t sit still! I will be very silly to encourage natural smiles and make friends with them. Bribes always work too 🙂

In the rare occasion that they don’t play ball, I will return on a day when they are in a better mood. Your session is also flexible if your child is sick, as there is no point trying to get photos of an unwell child. 

Although I am a South London family photographer I also provide family photography sessions in Central London, West London and East London too. I will travel up to an hour from Herne Hill SE24 – anything over this (c10 miles) will incur an additional travel charge.

The session fee must be paid at the time of booking your family photoshoot. Payment for collections and products is due at the time of ordering. 

After your family’s session, I will provide around 20-30 images in a mix of colour and black and white for you to view. Your viewing will be either via an in-person ordering appointment or online gallery. I aim to get your images ready for the viewing within one week of your shoot.

Orders must be made either on the day of your ordering appointment or within a week of your online gallery being posted. You can order collections, digital images, prints, albums and wall art products. 

All digital images ordered will be professionally retouched, with blemishes, background etc removed. I will supply you with high resolution images with full printing rights, either via We Transfer download or on a USB.

Family photo of mummy and child in Westminster, London


If you would like a family photography session in London to capture beautiful memories of your family, please get in touch using the form below, email me at sarajane@shutterbaby.co.uk or call me on 07958 734184. I look forward to hearing from you.

Sara-Jane x

Family of four on a bed at a family photography session in Balham, South London