One of my favourite ways to work with families is to have an indoor/ outdoor photo session. I photographed this family in Berkhamsted, and suggested we start at home so I could get to know the boys a little better, before we headed outdoors.

I started off in the boys rooms, just chatting about what kind of things they liked, getting them to show me around their room and it turns out they both loved reading. They sat down on the bed and got their favourite books out.

We then ventured into the youngest rooms and he showed me his cot. The light was gorgeous and he also stood and waved to the trains going past…too cute!!

photo of baby in cot

We then took a few relaxed family potaits in their living room (which has great light as Mum uses it for photographing newborns) and I love how the kids are laughing

relaxed family portraits

I also wanted to try photographing some kind of family activity, and we decided baking could be fun!. Mum (who actually is a keen baker and photographer herself) was more than happy to let the boys get a little mucky.

lifestyle photo session family baking

After we hosed the boys down we went in search of welly boots so we could head outside. While we were locating big brothers socks (how is it that they always lose one??) Mum sat down with the youngest for a cuddle and a story.

Mum and son cuddling

Welly boots and socks located. we wrapped up and headed to a local park and along to Berkhamsted Canal for a few final images.

family photo shoot in Berkhamsted Park

I really enjoyed working with this family. and as Mum is a photographer too, we chatted lots about lenses/ light which I love! If you would like to see Rachel’s new-born work you can visit here . Rachel is also a fellow member of the Guild of Phortographers, who I am proud to say awarded me Childrens, Lifestyle & Family Photographer of the Year a couple of weeks ago.

If you would like to book a Lifestyle family shoot then please get in touch by emailing [email protected].


Nina is a Photographer in Berkhamsted, Hemel Hempstead, St Albans and Harpenden and also travels throughout Hertfordshire. She also runs Beginners Photography Courses for Parents with DSLR’s and has taught over 100 families how to take great photos of their children.