'A Day-in-Your-Life' Photography

'A Day-In-Your-Life'... is a series of reportage or documentary photographic images which endeavours to tell the story of that special day in yours or your family's life.

My background is from a world of international photojournalism where I covered contemporary stories around the world for national, international and a host of leading magazines. From national disasters like the tsunami in Asia to Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, to conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. I also worked for many years with leading NGO's around the world on campaign's that dealt with health and poverty issues. I now bring these photographic sensibilities to a more localised arena.

Have you ever wished you could have had professional photographs taken of yourself when you were younger, participating in your favourite sport or involved in something special to you?

Imagine having a beautiful pictorial record of yourself or your loved ones competing in a musical event, special family event, or even a once in a lifetime holiday? In 5, 10 15 years, these pictures become even more important. Life is short, this is your unique opportunity in having one of your own life's many short stories preserved for ever.

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Unforgettable memories, captured forever

Having a visual record of something that you hold dearly, recording that once-in-a-lifetime event, by a professional who can capture those precious moments brilliantly, moments in your life that will rarely ever happen again, these precious moments are there, caught forever on film.

I also strive to deliver photos that show families’ love for each other. You can either decide on a three-hour at home photo sessions which are always relaxed and fun. All I ask is for families to be themselves. Day in the Life storytelling photo sessions last between 6 and 8 hours and are as crazy and busy as you are that day.

There are hundreds of beautiful occasions that would lend themselves perfectly to producing beautiful and contemporary documentary style photo books, photographed in either beautiful black and white or vivid colour; you will treasure these photo books forever, eventually passing them down to your families next generation.

My role is to record your day in the most discreet and unobtrusive way, a fly on the wall documentary of your special day.

So get in touch if you have a special event coming up that you'd like covered, and let's discuss how I can become your family photographer,  assembling creative, beautifully produced 'One day in your life' photo stories just for you and your family.


A Day in the Life

The Full Day Session Fee is £500. Collections start at £500.

I’ll document your day from wake up to bedtime. I am typically with families for an average of 8 to 10 hours. I will capture your everyday life and the real moments that unfold. This is my favourite way to document family life. I believe I am giving you, your children and grandchildren a very special gift with these images. Learn more about Day in the Life Sessions here.

Hourly Family Session

The Session Fee is £300. Collections start at £500.

Hourly Family Sessions include a couple of relaxed family portraits. The major of the session is focused on documenting natural moments. I ask that you plan at least two activities for the whole family. While my goal is to document your family interacting and playing,  it’s not about the activity, but the moments that happen as you hang out together.

Each A Day-In-Your-Life session includes...


I explain everything to you and answer any questions you have in person or on the phone.

An in-home unscripted session documenting your real life moments 

Making breakfast, brushing teeth, playing in the park, reading books, making art, eating ice cream, the bedtime routine, whatever you normally do!

Meet and greet/playdate

You and your children can get to know me. When we begin the session I want your family to feel comfortable with me.

Artistic editing

Editing your images to make sure that each moment has been captured perfectly.

a slideshow set to music

A slideshow of the final editing to share with your friends, family and loved ones.



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