"Our family shoot with Jackie was such a happy occasion - we just smiled and laughed from start to finish! The photographs were simply amazing, we were quite overwhelmed with the results."
Anne and Deepak
My passion is capturing moments that can be treasured forever… a fleeting emotion, a special moment between loved ones, expressions of happiness and joy.
I’ve always loved photographing people and capturing memories. I began by taking portraits of my own family and I know how much we love and treasure those images. There is something so special about looking through family photos and re-living precious moments together.
Taking portraits is an honour and I consider it my greatest achievement when I’m told that a photograph has truly captured someone’s character. What inspires me is making people feel and look wonderful; I take the time to understand what is important to you so that I can take timeless photographs that beautifully and naturally reflect who you are.
Let me know what you’re looking for – I’d love to hear from you.
HOW LONG DOES THE SESSION LAST?
Allow up to 2 hours for your session. This will allow us to capture the photos you really want and try some things you may not have considered.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR AND BRING?
Think about colour combinations across your family group. Simple is best to avoid distraction from the main focus – which is you! Plain colours and mid-tone neutral shades often work well; avoid bold designs, logos and words.
Accessories such as watches and jewellery can distract and are generally best avoided.
Props are welcome – favourite toys or cuddly friends help keep little ones happy and entertained.
A change of outfit is recommended for different looks and poses – and in case of mishaps for younger children!
Non-messy snacks and drinks are essential to keep energy levels up with smaller children.
WHEN WILL WE SEE THE IMAGES?
We’ll schedule a date for you to see the portraits about one week after the session. I’ll show you a gallery of approximately 24 beautiful images and that’s when you’ll choose and order your photographs.
WHERE DOES THE SHOOT TAKE PLACE
My home studio is in Teddington, between Twickenham and Kingston-upon-Thames. It is conveniently located for public transport and there is parking directly outside.
For outdoor shoots there are a number of locations in nearby parks and locations that I can recommend. Contact me for further details.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST / WHAT CAN I BUY AT THE ORDERING SESSION?
I offer a range of prices and packages and would be delighted to discuss what you’re looking for and provide details. Please get in touch anytime for more information.
Your photographs will be available in all formats, from archival quality prints to canvases, frames, photo books and also digital copies, so you can buy whatever you would treasure most.
My aim is to offer a range of artwork with the highest standards of image quality and character; from single photographic archival quality prints starting at £49, to large Framed Artworks costing up to £800 – and everything in between. I offer Fine Art Canvases, Framed and Unframed Art, luxury Heirloom Albums of various sizes, as well as collections of fully retouched images on USB with copyright permission for printing – perfect for creating gifts for friends and family.
I also offer special packages on the day of the viewing and am always happy to explore ways to provide your ideal combination.
HOW DO I BOOK?
Just call me directly to discuss and book your session; or alternatively, you can send me an enquiry form with your preferred date and I’ll come straight back to you. We’ll arrange a pre-session consultation so we can discuss what you are looking for, your artistic preferences and what works best for you.
Get in touch
Thank you for visiting my website and I’d love to hear from you!
Please give me a call or provide your details in the enquiry form below and I’ll get straight back to you.
I look forward to hearing from you soon!