Family Portraiture Photography

Working in a place as picturesque as the Lake District means I’m lucky to always have an idyllic setting for shooting family portraits and photographs.

Right on my doorstep, there are breathtaking locations that are the perfect backdrop for photographs. These are scenes that have inspired writers, artists and creatives for centuries, and I count myself lucky to work in an area of such stunning natural beauty.

Having this local knowledge means I can easily research and source locations that suit your needs for your family photographs. There are some magical spots where children can play and express themselves in a natural environment.

I will capture the essence of them at that moment in their lives for you to keep forever.

I have worked with many large families who have decided to holiday in the Lake District together and who would love a special family portrait or an album of photographs to treasure the memory of the trip forever. When I shoot families together, I’m conscious of the different dynamics and the unique relationships between the family members.

I always watch and observe closely and carefully in order to capture those special bonds through my photographs.

Together with weddings, my passion for photography lies with family portraiture. My enthusiasm for this form of photography was reflected in the Tom Gower Award, which was awarded to me by the British Institute of Professional Photography for my portfolio of work which focussed on children and young people.

When it comes to photographing children, I always bear in mind that childhood is a time of learning, adventure and wonder. I will capture the magic of this special time which, as any parent will know, goes far too quickly!

Similar to my wedding style of ‘reportage’ photography, I take pictures that tell a story, that are completely natural and ‘in the moment’. I won’t be telling your youngsters to ‘say cheese’ or forcing constructed shots, instead, I’ll capture the moments in a natural, genuine way.

You can choose to be photographed at home, in your holiday accommodation, or on location at a special place we can help you pick, using our knowledge of the local area. After your sitting, we’ll send you a link to view the portraits online through our website. You’ll be able to share this with your family, no matter how far away they may be.

We also have a range of products available, ranging from desktop portraits to full albums and classic mounted and framed pictures, which prices starting from just £70.

If this sounds like the style of photography you’re interested in, then I’m really pleased to offer a choice of three sitting experiences to help you choose the best option for you and your family.

Family sitting 1: Full sitting with Russell Colman within 50 mile radius of South Lakes PLUS USB of complete digital images sized for digital sharing and £100 voucher towards printed products of your choice from our on line galley shop: £350*

*add our beautiful USB overlay mini album £550 

The Album is handcrafted and made to fit the USB and showcases 10 of your favourite images. 

Family sitting package 2: Full sitting with Russell Colman within 50 mile radius of South Lakes PLUS USB of complete print ready digital images plus all images uploaded to your own private password protected gallery.

We present your 10 favourite images in a beautiful handcrafted mini USB overlay album: £795

Of course if you wanted something different from the packages listed then I would be delighted to talk through your ideas and come up with something just for you.

If you’re interested in a family photography style that is relaxed and unobtrusive, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch for more information. Either give me a call on 0781 689 6378 or pop an email over to – we can discuss your requirements for your family portraits and I will send you my current brochure.