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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?

I 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.

 So come and join us and make memories of your own family.  Step off the treadmill of life for just one hour.  You wont regret it!

Why I 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.

How it works

Choose a package

Our packages, detailed below, each come with a set number of digital files and beautiful prints. Choose a package that suits you, based around how many images you need.   You can add extra digital files, prints, books, albums or wall art at a later point if you so wish.

Plan your shoot

Start the ball rolling by filling in the contact form below.   You will automatically receive our beautiful pdf to inspire you and help you plan your session.   We will then be in touch to discuss where you want to shoot, who you want to include and anything in particular that you want to capture.  A great opportunity for me to understand your family and build a shoot to help you remember your uniqueness.

Your shoot

Your shoot will take place at a location of your choosing and will last approximately 1 hour.  It will be relaxed and informal.  I will guide you with some ideas of things to do then I will step back and simply take some moments.  You don’t even need to look at the camera if you don’t want to!

After your shoot

After your shoot you will receive a link to an online gallery from which you can choose the images from your package.  Additional digital files, prints, books and wall art can be ordered at this point if you so wish.  Turnaround time varies for different products so if you need them for a specific date please do let me know!

There is further information on our FAQ page or use the contact form below to get in touch.

Packages

Our packages have been carefully crafted to offer ultimate flexibility.   We recognise the importance of digital files for those wanting to create their own books, albums, frames or other family keepsakes. Each digital file has been carefully edited to create beautiful pieces of hand crafted artwork. They are made available to you as a high-quality jpeg files ready for you to print from as you wish.

We also recognise that not everyone has the time or inclination to do this.  For those keen to hand this over, we offer a beautiful selection of hand picked products (see below) to help create the most exquisite family heirlooms.   Simply choose your images and we will do the rest – books ready for the coffee table and frames ready to be hung.  

Package 1: £150

• Pre shoot consultation

• 1 Hour location shoot*

• 5 Beautifully edited prints (7x5in) & their associated high resolution, print ready digital files

• Option to top up by purchasing additional prints/ books/ wall art from our product list

Package 2: £295

• Pre shoot consultation

• 1 Hour location shoot*

• 15 Beautifully edited prints (7x5in) & their associated high resolution, print ready digital files

• £50 top up credit towards any additional prints/ books/ wall art from our product list

Package 3: £550

• Pre shoot consultation

• 1 hour location shoot*

• A complete set of all the images presented in your online gallery (40+) provided as beautifully edited 7x5in prints and high resolution, print ready digital files

• All prints and files presented in a beautiful wooden keepsake box

• £100 top up credit towards any additional prints/ digital files/wall art/books on our product list

*Mileage is included for a radius of 20 miles from Exeter.  Additional mileage chargeable at £0.5/ mile.

Mini Sessions

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The value of physical products

At the very heart of this photography business of mine is the genuine desire for people to have something physical, that you can touch to help you remember. Something that can be handed down through generations in a similar way that our grandparents photographs have been handed down to us. This is why I give beautiful prints with all my digital files so you have a family heirloom to keep or frame immediately. I love the idea that you might one day huddle around your kitchen table and talk about people and places with your family, their children and many generations that follow.

Products:  Price Guide

If you would like to create some truely stunning heirloom pieces from your session – maybe a beautiful album, set of mounted fine art prints or some bespoke wall art then I have researched some of the very best in the industry.  Simply choose your favourite images, I can design your piece and have it made and delivered to you, books ready for your coffee table and bespoke artwork ready to hang on the wall.  Job done.   

Guide prices are given below and a full price brochure and access to samples available upon request.

Prints, digitals, books and albums:

Prints – starting from £12/ print

Digital Files (high resolution & printable) (includes a 7x5in print) – starting at £25

Portrait Books – starting from £320

Fine Art Albums – starting from £550

Display / Wall Art

Framed Artwork – starting from £190

Large Panel Prints – starting from £190

Unbound Albums (mounted print box) – starting from £395

Contact us for a full detailed product brochure and price list.

Gift vouchers

Our beautifully presented gift vouchers are popular for those looking to gift something really personal to a family.  It may be to mark the arrival of a new baby, a retirement or a significant birthday.  Many use them for extended family photo shoots for a 70th birthday involving all the family from the tiniest baby to the greatest grandparent!  A true family heirloom and a great opportunity for the whole extended family to update their photo collection.

Purchase one of our packages with a set number of high res digital files and prints or simply provide credit towards a shoot or products. It’s your choice.

Use the contact form below to request a voucher.

Get in touch- let's plan your family shoot!

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