Natural family photoshoot Leicester, Nottingham, Derby

Fun, natural family photography, making memories for you and your children.

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No need to say cheese-  authentic family portraits

There is no rush, no pressure, no stress. If a child- or an adult-doesn’t want to play, smile or look at the camera, that’s perfectly OK.

I bring games, ideas, surprises and am happy to the kids’ ideas too to ensure that everyone is happy. It’s a mix of suggestions and complete candids; a mix of group shots and individual portraits -including pets.

From laughter to cuddles: real families, real love.

You know it’s true: in the blink of an eye, they’ve grown up.  We only get 18 summers with them and we miss them already. Photos capture those precious moments and your relationships so that you can recall their smell, giggles, shyness, daringness, their uniqueness and all the little things that melts your heart.

From birth to old age, through illness and funerals. Whatever special needs or conditions, everyone matters, and memories are priceless.

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bradgate park family photoshoot in autumn

Outdoors and at home family photoshoots.

We can go to your favourite locations in Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire. I am also available for photography in Birmingham and other locations, just ask.

For newborns and some maternity photos, or if it’s too cold or too sunny, we can shoot indoors if space and light allow. I also shoot in hospital if need be.

Whether it is for sisters, mum and daughter, grandparents, best friends, multiple generations, there is no limit on the number of people and yes you can change outfits. I will help you with choosing your clothes.

Pets are more than welcome. Bring what makes you happy: musical instrument,  dressing up, picnic… Involve the children in the planning, let them sufggest activities and lead the way!

 Family photoshoot prices and tips

Photoshoot prices

The sessions are between 1-2 hours, may be longer for newborns.

Mini shoot: £125 for 5 photos. You can buy additional photos at £25 each or upgrade to all of them after the shoot for an additional £175.

Full photoshoot: £275 for 50 photos minimum.

If you like a bargain, book 2 full photoshoots for £450 or three for £600.

For events and parties: it’s £275 for two hours, and £100 per hour afterwards.

Albums and coffee table books available from £100

Frequently Asked Questions

Please ask if you have any other question.

If it rains, we can rearrange. Or shoot in the rain, snow, it can be fun! You choose.

Families with special needs are welcome.

For very young babies, we can stay indoors- I’ll need as much natural light as possible. For maternity I can also do indoors photos with studio lighting.

Wondering what looks good in family photos and what to prepare? Look at my tips  here.


Some family photoshoots from my portfolio

Maternity photography


Newborn and family




Free range children


Christmas at home


What My Clients Say

"I have never felt very comfortable in front of a camera so I am usually the one taking photos. I was afraid I wouldn’t know what to do with myself, but Alix’s approach allowed all of us to look very natural, as we were just playing together rather than posing! The children never got bored for a second as the session is so well paced and the activities so varied – in fact they really loved it and didn’t want it to end! The photos are beautiful and I have printed many already, we now have whole family photos where I like myself! "

– Caroline Belfie

"We have had family photoshoots in the past and they have seemed like work. A lot of posing and fake smiling. This wasn’t like that. You captured our family in a dynamic and flattering way. The photos of the children capture their personalities but still convey the relationships between them. When I look at these photos, I see relationships and energy and affection."

– Carolyn


Maternity, babies and family photoshoots Leicester, Loughborough, Nottingham, Derby, Rutland and surrounding areas

Elvaston Castle Family Portrait Photographer Derby Lumiere Photography

As an ex-primary teacher, a mother and a family photographer in Loughborough since 2012, I understand kids, their needs, timings, etc. as long as they’re safe, it’s all fine. Find out more about me