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.

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How a documentary 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 a full day in the life. 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.

Prices from £195 for a one hour session in Northamptonshire to £995 for a full day in the life session in London.  Albums and books from £175 to £550. Framed prints from £85.


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