Documentary family photography capturing real moments from family life


Hello, I’m Simon Atkins, a wedding and family photographer based in Northamptonshire. I’m available for documentary family photography in Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, London, Birmingham and surrounding areas.

100% real life in all its beautiful chaos.

Contact 07595 362270

Documentary family photographer

My documentary family photography is about capturing real moments from your family life, the love and laughter, those precious moments and interactions between family members frozen in time for you to remember forever. I photograph the real imperfect moments that make up family life. Your session might be in your home or at a park or even on the beach.

As a father myself I know how quickly children grow up, it seems one minute they are crawling and the next they are at university. Many of my family photography clients invite me back at regular intervals to take more photographs which can be presented in a book or album which shows the story of family life over the years.

How a family session works

At the booking stage we chat about what you would like from your family photography, generally I don’t plan too much in advance as my style is more about photographing what I see.  I work with small Fujifilm cameras as these don’t get in the way of working in my documentary style. After 20 minutes I find children lose interest in what I’m doing and I can then start to capture natural photographs. I like for you to forget I am there and interact with your children so I can photograph you all together. Sessions last from 60 minutes to all day although my most popular option is half a day which is typically 3 to 4 hours.

Afterwards I process your photographs and present them in a private gallery for you, at this stage you can order prints, framed prints, wall art, books & albums or digital files depending on your preference.


Documentary family photography prices

One hour mini session. £125 + travel outside Northamptonshire.
Option to purchase prints, wall products, books & albums as well as digital files (no products included)

Half day session (most popular option). Three to four hours of photography and typically 100 images presented in your private gallery. Includes six 7"x5" museum quality prints and the same six digital files. Option to purchase prints, wall products, books & albums and digital files. £350.

All prints are printed in-house on fibre based paper to museum quality using a Canon Prograf printer with pigment ink.
Print prices (unframed, sizes in inches) 7x5 £15, 10x8 £25, A3 £45. Boxed set of 12 7x5 prints £175.

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