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Family Photographer Derbyshire

Either way – welcome to my wonderful world of unposed family lifestyle photography.

My belief is that those authentic, unposed moments are where the true magic lies. So there’s no forced poses or smiles – in fact, I’m very keen to capture the real laughter and smiles that come from sharing life with your loved ones.

Family photo sessions can take place at home, down the park, out in the Derbyshire Peak District or anywhere beloved to you and your family.

Playing cards, bouncing on the bed or paddling in the sea. How do you enjoy spending time together?

Simon captured some wonderful family photos for us during an Autumn day in Markeaton park. We hardly noticed he was there while we entertained our 2 year-old by throwing leaves and climbing on logs, so we were amazed that he managed to capture so many beautiful shots.

Carol, MIke & RobinMarkeaton Park, Derby
children playing in a lake in summer
Father carries daughter across field in Derbyshire
  • Session lasts approx 1 hour
  • Photography takes place at home, or outdoors around Derbyshire and the Midlands.
  • £150 on weekdays
  • £195 on weekends
  • Photoshoot for up to 5 people, with a £25 surcharge for each additional family member.
  • Price includes digital downloads from your gallery.
  • Prints, albums and wall art are also available to purchase after the shoot.

Simon worked with us at home just observing the children at play and they were totally relaxed with him. As a result he managed to capture their spirit, their sense of wonder, the magical in the mundane and the normal chaos of family life. It is those moments that we will want to look back on in years to come.

RosieFamily Photoshoot at Home
Sisters wrestling on the bed

How would you describe your photography style?

I shoot in a very relaxed and natural style. It’s often referred to as photojournalism, documentary or reportage. It doesn’t involve posing and it relies on letting you and your family be yourselves.

Should we bring anything?

Anything your family enjoy doing together is really helpful. Flying a kite, playing a ball game…. with older families we’ve even played card games for the photo session.

What happens if it rains?

We can either reschedule before the session – move the session indoors or put coats and wellies on and go and splash in some muddy puddles.

Do you charge for travel?

I don’t charge for the first 15 miles (so if you live within 15 miles of Derby travel is included) – which gives you access to the stunning Derbyshire Peak District and National Forest after that it is £1 per mile.

Do you offer Gift Vouchers / Certificates?

Yes – please get in touch and let me know what you’d like (they can be for photoshoots or physical products such as prints or albums) – and I’ll make some up for you.

Where do the photos take place?

Family photography can take place in a family home, in a forest, down the park… anywhere you feel at home with your family.

In Derbyshire we’re wonderfully placed for the Peak District, Dovedale, Buxton & Sherwood Forest and Derby has several wonderful parks.

What should we wear?

My priority is that you feel relaxed and comfortable for your photos – so what you feel comfortable in is the best advice I can give! After that, try to avoid large logos / text and bold patterns…. although all these rules are there to be broken!

How many people is the family photoshoot for?

The family photoshoot is for up to 5 family members – with a £30 surcharge for each additional participant.

How do we view the photos?

You have a digital gallery where you can download your images and order lab prints.

How do we book?

Please get in touch using the form on this page and tell me about your family and requirements and we’ll get the ball rolling.

Day in the life Family Photography also available

  • A chance to capture a day in the life with your family
  • Creating authentic storytelling family lifestyle images
  • Full day (Up to 10 hours) £795
  • Half Day (Up to 5  hours) £495
Contact Me

Simon Dewey Photography
4 Embankment Close
DE22 4HF