Welcome to Little Lantern 'At Home'
I believe that families, in particular children, are most truthfully captured when they are at home, simply being themselves. From the way your littlest crosses his feet whilst brushing his teeth, to the disarray of unicorn hair clips your eldest insists on wearing…these are the things that make them totally unique.
My ‘At Home’ sessions are the opposite of a staged shoot; they are about telling your story, as it looks at this moment in time. When you look back in years to come, these photographs will hold a treasure trove of quiet details that simply wouldn’t exist if I posed you all on a rug and ask you to scream “cheese”. They're about bottling the truth and beauty of a very normal morning or afternoon 'At Home'.
It's all about tiny moments that tell big stories.
Whilst sharing my work in my portfolios is vital to growing my business, respecting the privacy of my clients' children is more important to me. With this in mind, I have chosen not to share identifiable photos in any of my marketing, even if parents have kindly consented to me displaying them.
Taking a look at the shots shown here, along with the style of my wedding portfolio, should give you a strong idea of the approach I take across all my work.
In case you were wondering…
How long does an ‘At Home’ session last?
Three hours, which allows a good amount of time to capture plenty of the nooks and crannies of family life.
Do I need to spend a month re-painting and tidying the house?
Please don’t change anything about your home ahead of the shoot. Of course, feel free to whip the hoover round, but this is about documenting your family and home just as they are. I will embrace the clutter on a kitchen dresser, the pile of shoes by the front door as part of your story.
What will we receive at the end of the shoot?
Three weeks after the session, your password protected gallery will be ready, containing the full collection of images. These photographs will be available to you as hi-res jpegs to download at no extra cost.
Can you help us create an album?
Absolutely. As handy as it is to store images digitally, nothing beats having them become part of your home in the form of prints and albums. Our own family albums live in our kitchen and are giggled at, pawed and loved on a regular basis.
"Little Lantern Photography produced some gorgeous photos of my three children - Hannah captured each of them beautifully and also got such lovely, relaxed group shots. I was so pleased with the end result but the whole process from start to finish was excellent. Hannah is the ultimate professional, was very thorough and had some great but simple ideas which is what you need when small children are involved! Can't recommend enough."
“Hannah made our family feel at ease very quickly and developed a great rapport with our children. After shoot service was faultless with no pressure to buy more than you wanted and the end result is much admired in our house.”
"Hannah is a natural talent. Our photo shoot was effortless... she captured our children's personalities in all of her pictures, whilst making it fun for all of us."
"From the initial booking of the family shoot, the shoot itself to receiving the finished photos, Hannah went above and beyond and exceeded our expectations. We were really excited to see the end result and I have to say we were blown away by the photos... Hannah had captured some truly special ‘sister moments’ and in the process given us memories we will cherish forever."
"She created an afternoon full of laughter and fun for our boys whilst artfully capturing every cheeky grin! We treasure every single photograph we have from our family session and will do for years to come."
"Hannah has just completed her second family photo shoot with us. The children love her and she very quickly manages to get the children to really relax in her presence which results in some wonderful shots revealing their true mischievous characters. The photos are commented on by everyone who sees them and we can't wait to see her results next year!"
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