Thanks for visiting Louisa Peacock Photography. I’m a family photographer, North London and have been specialising in family and kids’ photography in and around Muswell Hill, Crouch End, Hampstead and Highgate for over 10 years.
This page lists all the things you need to know to book a family photoshoot with me, indoors in my neat little studio in Muswell Hill, or outdoors in your favourite, local park.
Many families choose to have their photos taken outside. Why? Because I have a golden rule when it comes to capturing families: let the kids be kids! I treat the whole session like a really fun playdate, and I’ll never force them to pose or to sit and smile at the camera. The best photos come from spontaneous and genuine expressions captured in the moment, running around and having fun, and that’s what I’m known for.
Typically a family photoshoot can last between 1 to 2 hours in the park. Feel free to ask any questions!
How it works
As a mum of two I know that if you ask your kids to ‘smile’ for a photo, you either get flat refusal or a really awkward, odd face. Bless them.
That’s why days before our phtosohoot, I’ll phone you to ask what it is you’re looking for. Do you want candid, spontaneous images of your kids having fun? Or do you want more of a posed, professional look in my studio?
Think about… how you’d like to display your images. All my families go home with stunning, digital images – that’s a given. But I get you thinking about how to print and enjoy those images for years to come. Are you leaning towards a wall gallery to brighten up your home? Or a gorgeous, keepsake album?
Either way, I let your kids be themselves.
I ask them to show me what they’re interested in, build a friendship and then start shooting.
I love it. Most kids genuinely have a great time, they forget the camera is even there.
The same goes for adults too! I know how daunting it can be to hire a family photographer, North London, and to have a stranger take your photographs while trying to ‘look natural’.
Believe me, you’ll really feel like you ‘belong’ with me. I guarantee I’ll put you at ease so we can all enjoy the session together.
Whether you opt for an outdoors location or come to my fully equipped studio, you’ll know which one feels right for you.
FAMILY PHOTOSHOOT – £295
The session fee includes a 2hr photoshoot in a local park or my studio, 25-35 images edited fully for viewing, a pre-session consultation in-person or over Zoom, and a viewing appointment, cinema-style, at my studio.
Prints and digital images are extra – see below for details.
Create Your Own Collection
– in 2 easy steps
Pick digital images
Second step, choose:
All large digital files: £795 (printable to A1+, a box containing all prints and 30 announcement or thank you customisable cards, designed by me, a wooden memory stick)
All medium digital files: £445 (printable to A4, delivered online)
p.s. just want the digitals?
Not sure you want a printed piece of art from me? No problem! You can walk away with just your digital images so you can choose in your own time how you’ll print them.
A set of 10 is £445.
I’m so happy with the overall photos. The colours of the images are outstanding and you made it all look amazing. I really love the overall printed wall art you did for us too, it’s in our hallway and we walk past it everyday, reminding us of some magical times when the kids were so young. Thank you for the great job.
Thank you for these precious photos of us as a family after the birth of our second daughter. It’s lovely to have these pics as our family unit is now complete and you did such a great job of making my eldest feel at ease and happy with her photoshoot experience.
Ah these shots are so lovely I don’t know which ones to choose from! It’s great that we have so many lovely photos and the photoshoot itself was a really nice experience. My daughter had a great time.
I absolutely adore the photos you took of my daughter and her friend in the park. What a special time and as she grows up I will treasure these. I’ve already printed them into a beautiful wall collage which I’m so happy with. Thanks for making us feel so welcome.
These images are stunning. You are really talented, even managing to capture a beautiful portrait of my son during the pouring rain. Thanks for this photo, I’ll treasure this one in particular forever as it’s really ‘him’.
We love, love the photos. As usual you’ve produced images that we’re blown away by and I’m so grateful.
Louisa was absolutely wonderful throughout the process. She takes a lot of time to understand what you are looking for and instantly puts you at ease. She was able to work some special magic with our 3 month and 2 year old, and we couldn’t be happier with our family portraits! I can highly recommend her.
How long does a family photoshoot take?
This can depend on a few things, like how old your children are and the great British weather! But usually they last between 1 to 2 hours. It’s kind of like a big, fun playdate and I’ll always bring the photographing to an end when the kids get tired.
What if it rains or is freezing on our photoshoot day?
Don’t worry, I can always reschedule a photoshoot if the weather doesn’t behave how we’d like it to. However, in true British spirit, I tend to persevere with the session as long as it’s dry outside. Having said that, nobody wants miserable, freezing kids, so if it’s pouring it down or unexpectedly cold then I’ll re-arrange free of charge.
Of course you can always rearrange your outdoors photoshoot for an indoor, warm and dry guaranteed photoshoot at my Muswell Hill studio.
What should I wear to a family photoshoot?
My style is natural and neutral. In our pre-session consultation I’ll go through in detail with you on what to wear and if you’d like, I can always come round to your home to have a sneak peak at your wardrobe and pick out a few things for you that will work, based on my 10 years’ experience photographing families. I’ll also send you a free guide on what to wear so you can prepare – and trust me, it’s easier than you might think. We’ll sort this all out beforehand for you, your partner and children so you don’t have to think about it on the day.
What if my kids misbehave or simply won’t ‘play ball’ on the day?
Believe me, being a mum of two lively, strong-willed boys I know exactly how you feel on that one. But I mean it when I say I ‘let the kids be kids’. No kids are perfectly behaved all the time and to be honest, a little bit of cheekiness and silliness on the day makes for great photos!
I’ve never yet done a session where the kids didn’t join in and end up having fun – even if they thought they wouldn’t like it or were a bit shy to start with. I spend lots of time getting to know the kids, playing games with them and having fun – it’s like a playdate where I befriend them from the start. And it’s all about them and what they want to do; they can actually call the shots which many find super rewarding.
Even in my studio, I let the kids play with toys, jump around and generally ‘be silly’ – that way they feel comfortable and relaxed and forget the camera is even there.
I’m worried my husband won’t really want to do this as he’s a bit camera shy.
You’re not the only one! Most people that book me tend to be mums and then dads are told ‘after the fact’ they’re coming on a photoshoot. In my experience, Dads can often feel a bit camera shy or worry that they haven’t got the time to build a family photoshoot into their hectic lifestyles. Please don’t worry. In some cases, if Dads have to shoot off then that’s not a problem; we can get the full family shots done first and then focus on the siblings together. I’ve even written this blog on how to convince dads it’ll be fine. It will be. And most end up having just as much fun as their kids 🙂