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Children & Families

Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… it remembers little things long after you have forgotten everything.

Aaron Sussman

Why Shoot?

To remember. Simply to freeze a few moments from this beautifully chaotic stage of our lives before we move onto the next chapter of our story. Those little bodies, faces, mannerisms and little quirks constantly changing and moving onto the next, slightly more grown up stage of their childhood. Equally beautiful, yet different. Let’s capture a few moments at key stages along the way for you to treasure.

My sessions are focused very much around what I personally like to remember as a mum. Not just the faces, the details and things that we love to do, but more important than all of that, the connection and the love between us. A feeling that you get when you look at a photograph. That you know what it feels like to be a part of that family today.

You can find out more below about our packages, why I shoot on location and how to build a shoot of your very own.  To view the images on this page, and many other beautiful images at full size please visit our Children and Families Gallery page.

Why shoot on location?

To capture families in the most genuine and relaxed way I choose to shoot out on location where children (and adults) can feel at home and more relaxed. It also creates a backdrop that means something to you, a specific beach, family farm, moorland, woods or parkland that your family have been visiting for years. Or maybe you want to record your day to day life at home. The location provides another layer to your story, a special place maybe with special memories. It creates a beautiful, personal landscape for your wall art and a prompt to talk about your family stories. A million miles away from a traditional portrait.

Package Price

£175 session fee includes:

  • Pre shoot consultation to design your bespoke session (via phone/ email)
  • 1 hour location shoot*
  • 2 archive quality 10x8in prints and associated high res, print-ready digital files
  • Post production and preparation of your images to create beautiful pieces of art
  • Password protected online gallery from which to order your products
  • You will be provided with a set of low resolution, thumbnail files of any images that you purchase as part of a product or print.  Sized for use on social media or phones. (Those wanting to purchase printable digital files can look at our product list for digital packages)  
  • Option to purchase additional images from our range of beautiful products from loose prints to hand made albums, books, frames or digital files options.

*Travel within 20 miles of Exeter is included. Additional mileage is chargeable at £0.50/ mile.

Visit our Products page to find out more about our beautiful products and digital file options.

How to build your shoot to tell your story

I encourage you to take time out from the chaos and let me record your story. Let’s go to your favourite places… the woods, the beach or hang out at home. Let’s do the things that you love to do together as a family, paddling in the sea, feeding the chickens, building dens, reading books, walking the dog or snuggling a favourite toy. Whatever your ‘thing’ is let’s take a bit of time out and capture it for you and future generations to remember forever.

For further information and inspiration about planning your session please download this PDF.

Testimonials

Helen

Jess is such a fantastic photographer. You can tell how much passion she has for her job as soon as you meet her, and her beautiful portraits speak for themselves. Jess is such a warm person who instantly puts everyone at ease on a photo shoot. She really cares about her clients and manages to capture people’s spirits in her pictures. She has that rare gift of finding the beauty in the everyday moments. Jess always goes over and above to provide a quality service from start to finish and has given our family truly precious heirlooms that will be forever captured in a frame. I am eternally grateful to her for that and wholeheartedly recommend Perspectives Photography. Thank you Jess x  – Helen

Ali

In a word, wow! Jess takes such amazing photos and is great at putting you at ease in front of the camera. She’s photographed our wedding and both of our children as babies as has produced some truly lovely photos we’ll cherish forever. Thanks Jess!  – Ali

Triona

I highly recommend Perspectives Photography. The end product is beautiful and Jess is very talented at capturing special moments. She is a pleasure to work with and makes the shoot feel comfortable and natural without any awkward pressure. We have had three shoots with her and we’re very happy. – Triona

Laura

Jess is such a warm and kind person, usually I hate have my picture taken but she made me feel so comfortable, talking and taking pictures to keep me relaxed. I really love the pictures and will definitely be back for more. – Laura

Sheelpa

I would like to say that some of the best shots you have taken of us have been when we are not looking straight into the camera.  When we went on our 1st photo shoot with you we were worried it may have looked too staged, but you instantly made us feel relaxed, and allowed us to just carry on as normal.  You have a very calm manner and fall back approach, with subtle guidance so as to not interfere, which could have been quite challenging with our inquisitive 2 year old!  You took on-board what we were hoping to achieve during the shoot and we could not be happier with the results, – Sheelpa

Donna

“We had a shoot with Jess when our little girl was just 8 weeks old, as we wanted to capture the newborn phase. Jess put us completely at ease and made clear from the start that she was there to work around us and the demands of a new baby, which meant we were totally relaxed and not worried about needing to pause to feed/change etc.! We ended up with some truly beautiful, natural images of a really special time in our lives, which we often get out to reminisce and share with our little girl now she’s older.” – Donna

Emma

Beautiful images that tell a thousand stories. We welcomed Jess into our home to photograph our family with the arrival of our son.
Our session was so relaxed and chilled that even in my post natal haze I felt comfortable.  The images she took are perfect in everyway, catching the gentleness of our family home.  I cannot recommend Jess enough. Infact we are trying to arrange our next family shoot with her.  Five stars!! – Emma

Eve

Jess has photographed such special occasions for us and the whole time it felt entirely natural. We didn’t have to look at the camera or pose she was just present documenting our life in a truly beautiful way. She has such insight to what works for the individual and the location and leads in a compassion and gentle manner. She works so well with pets and children which was perfect for us! Jess has such a gift and we are so grateful she let us use it for our treasured memories. – Eve

Jean

Jess has documented two weddings, a seventieth birthday and a couple of beach and woodland shoots for our family.
A session with Jess is one you will never forget.  She brings such joy into your life with her bubbly personality and enthusiasm that you will feel totally at ease . In fact, it is easy to forget she is using a camera sometimes as you are having so much fun together, so the photographs are totally natural and show everyone at their best.  I cannot recommend Jess highly enough . – Jean

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