Childrens Portraits


Skye DeerI love to photograph children , of all ages, from toddlers through to teenagers and everything in between. The sessions can take place either in the Studio in the lovely Village of Banks in West Lancashire  or out on location using some of the beautiful places we have nearby – Formby pinewoods, Botanic Gardens, Ainsdale Beach are just a few of the amazing locations I have used .

My style of photography is calm and relaxed , and I aim to gently capture your childs personality , some children are full of smiles and giggles , others are reflective and quiet in front of the camera , and others are very shy and need a little time to settle.

Your children are unique , they are awesome , their quirks , their talents the way they can drive you crazy one minute and then fill your heart with love the next! So their photoshoot and the resulting photographs should be unique too, a beautiful classic black and white portrait , a photograph of your teenager with their musical instrument or in their sports gear, your little one in their favourite dressing up outfit , a cake smash to celebrate their first Birthday – the possibilities are endless

I have a range of beautiful backdrops in the Studio and some gorgeous props that we can use to gently style your childs session , a vintage French chair from the 1800s looks wonderful with classic dresses and christening robes , an antique sofa that can be used for a group of children to sit together and a rocking horse that every child falls in love with

How to plan for your childrens photoshoot …

If you have specific ideas then feel free to get in touch and see what we can plan – we have had a Harry Potter theme , guitars , pets , a sports theme and 12 Princess outfits in sessions so most things are possible!
Plan what you want your child to wear – or obviously for older children , get them involved in planning their outfits , I tend to suggest keeping things simple , what does your child like to wear , and what would you like them to wear ? There is often a compromise so feel free to bring 2-3 outfits for the session. Click here to see some ideas of what to wear .

Bring along a hairbrush for last minute adjustments and its always a god idea to bring a favourite toy for little ones. A snack is a good idea and there is always time in the session for a break but try and avoid chocolate or messy food!!!!