Finding family photography through recommendation
This area of my photography came about almost by accident. Several years after I had photographed their wedding, the couple asked me if I would spend the morning with them and capture their time as a family – as two had suddenly become four. They loved their reportage wedding photographs and didn’t want a traditional, formal, family portrait session, just great photographs of them being them. This happened a few more times and hence James Darling family photography was born…
It’s such an honour to stay in contact with wedding couples and photograph their growing families – occasionally I even photograph some families every couple of years, simply because children evolve so quickly and once that time has gone…it’s gone. That said its not a prerequisite that I have photographed your wedding or even that you are married!
At the same time my own family was expanding and this inspired me further to capture the amazing moments that childhood presents. My relaxed, natural, reportage approach to family photography is a world away from formal studio photography.
“We all had such a fun time when James came and spent the day with us. There was a huge amount of laughter from our two boys as James captured their real characters jumping off sand dunes, surfing and climbing trees. We had never met James before but he put us all at ease and we almost forgot he was photographing us which made for fantastic, natural photographs – which we absolutely love…”
Children grow up so quickly and once that time has gone…it’s gone … unless it’s been photographed…
“James took the most outstanding and skilled photographs of our little baby girl. His manner is professional, approachable and relaxed for the children who without exception found him easy to connect with and were completely at ease. He has a great talent at catching these ‘special’ moments naturally and spontaneously. This makes everyone (parents included) feel that you’re just having fun together and I hardly noticed that James was snapping away.”
Family photography packages
I offer two family photography packages:
The choice of location is yours. I can photograph at your home or somewhere you all enjoy spending time – the beach or park. The idea is to capture your time as a family as unobtrusively as possible. You enjoy yourselves, forget I am with you and I photograph the day.
Family Photography – Option 1: £890
Including an A4 book style album of around 25 photographs. The albums are beautiful hand-made leather book-style portfolios which are a lasting physical memory & which you can return to again and again.
Family Photography – Option 2: £550
Without an album
Both family photography packages include:
- James Darling photographing your family for half a day (2-3 hours). Longer photo shoots can be arranged.
- 50-100 individually edited 6×4 inch family photographs delivered around 7 days after your family photography shoot.
- High resolution disk. The disk is supplied to you with an unlimited perpetual licence meaning the images are yours to do with as you wish, except for commercial profit.
- Password protected online gallery of your family photographs with reprint ordering service for use by you and your family.
- Travel within Cornwall. I am very happy to travel anywhere, although an extra charge will apply for travel and expenses.
- Family photography albums can be purchased after the photography shoot for £400
- I do not charge VAT
“Timeless beautiful photographs which I will cherish forever on my walls for all to see. They are pieces of art as much as photographs. I will keep coming back to James for more as my babies grow and develop into young adults!”
To find out more and to book your family photography shoot please do get in touch.