Helen Bartlett / Family Portraiture

Family Portrait Photography in Oxted in Surrey


Children's portrait photography in Oxted

On the blog today a fantastic family photo shoot in Oxted in Surrey. A few years ago I’d not been to Oxted, but now I’m lucky enough to visit fairly frequently and this was my third session there this summer. It’s such a beautiful part of the world and such fun to visit for family photographs. We were so lucky with the weather too, narrowly missing one of the storm days, we had beautiful bright sunlight creating some lovely light, especially under the trees in the beautiful garden.

Exploring all the favourite family activities

I love photo shoots where we can work our way around a big garden, finding different spots and playing different games.

The children had wonderful sports skills and so football and ball games were a big part of the morning. I loved playing catch with the space ball and find it hilarious that the old game of ‘jump in and catch the ball your sibling is about to catch’ is just as funny now as it was when I was little. Kids are brilliant, I love watching sibling relationships and seeing how much fun they all have together.

Climbing trees and hide and seek

As regular readers will know a game of hide and seek is one of my favourite things do and the kids were such fun finding tiny corners to hide in. They found me very quickly, I fear the clicking of my camera might have given me away!

Moving from activity to activity and getting everyone involved and having fun is where the best pictures are. It doesn’t matter the activity whether it’s running races or creating an elaborate clapping game children hanging out with their parents is always a source of joy.

Indoor pictures

We finished with some indoor pictures and it’s always nice to take a few pictures indoors whatever the weather as there’s always such a different feel to indoor images.

Over the morning we had such great fun and took such a wide variety of pictures. I can’t wait to share the full selection with the family but in the meantime, here are a few favourites from a wonderful family photography session in Oxted, I hope you enjoy them.

Book your family photo shoot

With three more weeks of the summer holidays, I have very limited availability and September is almost fully booked so if you would like to put something in the diary for your family do get in touch sooner rather than later, I’d love to meet your family can create some beautiful pictures for you to treasure.