A lifestyle portrait session is a chance for you to capture unique, relaxed and natural images of your family.  Rather than a set of posed images taken in a studio, a lifestyle session allows you to be yourselves in a comfortable location.  Consequently, the photographs taken will capture those genuine expressions moments and interactions that take place, providing you with a precious record of this special time in your family's life.  This could mean capturing the tiny, fragile beauty of your your newborn baby in your home surroundings, a playful session with toddlers at the local park, or the whole family having fun together at your favourite beach.  I have worked with children and families for over a decade and I really enjoy interacting with them to achieve the very best images. 

Before the session:

I will carry out a consultation with you to discuss the style of images that you would prefer, and to get to know you a little better before the photo session.  We will then also plan where best to go to capture your family images.  If you have a particular favourite place where you enjoy spending time then this can work really well, or I'm happy to suggest nearby location to you.  As mentioned above, I always photograph newborn babies in their own home where you are all most comfortable, but I would recommend going out on location with toddlers and older children.  During the consultation we will also discuss the best time of day for your session and I can answer any other questions that you might have, such as what to wear for the session. 

The photo session:

The most important thing to me is that everyone is comfortable, relaxed and having fun.  I don't do formal poses and I really don't like forced smiles.  Instead I will help to create a fun environment where the children's natural personalities shine through, and I will capture these moments for your images.  Depending on what suits you, we may go for an adventure walk, play games on the beach or explore some exciting woodland.  This means that you will be left with a wonderful set of images that show your family in the way that you know it, recognising the unique character of each child and the way that you all naturally interact together.  The session will typically take around one to two hours, although if we are having a lot of fun it can sometimes go on longer!  I don't watch the clock, I just enjoy working with your family to capture those beautiful moments. 

After the session:

I will carefully select and edit the best photographs, and you will then have the opportunity to look through all of these and choose your favourites.  You will be presented with a private online gallery, usually containing a mixture of individual portraits, family groups and natural images of your children in the environment.  There is no minimum order required although families typically spend £200-£500 on prints and products, including beautiful canvas wraps, fine art prints, story frames and albums.  I will provide you with more details on the products available before the session takes place so that you can start to plan the best way to showcase your images.


My session fee is £125, which covers the following*:

- Pre-session consultation, either at your home or over the phone if you prefer.
- The lifestyle photo session, at your home or on location, lasting around one to two hours.  
- Selection and careful processing to perfect your images after the photo session. 
- A private online gallery of these images that you can share with your friends and family.
- A 15x10" print of your favourite image, or a £25 credit towards other items.

Please note that the above price does not include high resolution digital files.  These are available to purchase if you would like to do so, along with other beautiful printed products to showcase your images.  

*this price covers sessions taking place in Devon.  I am very happy to travel further but will need to add travel costs to the fee.  

Booking a session:

Please complete the booking enquiry form below and I will telephone you at a convenient time to arrange further details.  Alternatively I can send you more information via email if you would prefer.  You can email me by clicking here, or tick the email box below.  

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 All images copyright Helen Lisk