In-home family photoshoot in North London

As parents, our favourite photos are always the ones where we’re all looking our best, and our children are wildly happy. And that’s why my in-home family photoshoots aren’t about awkward poses or fake smiles. I want to capture real smiles, belly laughs, and tightest-of-squeezes hugs. You know, all the best bits that’ll make you smile whenever you look at them.

So instead of sitting stiffly on the sofa smiling into the camera, we’ll get you playing games together. Silly, simple games everyone can join in that’ll get you all having fun together and being yourselves. I want the first thing you see when you look at the photos to be your love and connection as a family.

But the more you look at them, the more you’ll appreciate the subtle touches of care and intent in the way they’re taken. The way you and your family are framed perfectly in the shot, the details of your home in the background, the way the light falls.

So while I don’t want it to feel like a photoshoot, I’ll definitely suggest places to sit, or guide you towards the best light. Because those little tweaks will be the difference between “aww look at us”, and “oh wow! Look at us!”

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A beautiful blend of all you’ve come to love, with echoes from a life when you were only two

You’ve spent so long creating a home that’s yours. Walls in the perfect colour, picked from swatches of a hundred discarded shades. Things you picked up on your travels, and cute little finds from back-alley shops.

And then came the avalanche of colour and clutter. Rogue toys under sofas, drawings on fridge doors, endless Rice Krispies underfoot. ‘The rug from that place’ became ‘the rug where they took their first steps’. Walls in that perfect shade now imbued with memories, and warmed by life and laughter.

With my in-home family photography, I want to give you photos that capture both. The simple moments of love that fill your every day, framed beautifully in the house they’ve made a home.

If you’d like to book your family in for an in-home family photoshoot in North London, I’d love to hear from you. Please get in touch today.

My North London in-home family photoshoots are:

Gently guided, relaxed, fun and natural


Child-led (happy children make for the best photos!)


Focused on your love and connection as a family


Subtly styled in harmony with your home






During the session

Before the session

After your session

We’ll have a chat before I start shooting, so I can make friends with the kids and you can all relax a little before I get the camera out. Then we’ll play some games, have a little fun, and create beautiful art together. I’ll guide you towards the best light or suggest places to sit, because lighting and framing are so important. But above all, I want the photos to capture your connection and love for each other as a family. So the less posed the photos are, the better.

Your gallery and slideshow will be ready for viewing a few weeks after your shoot. I'll check in with you to ask when the most convenient time is, then send it over when you decide is best. Once opened, it will stay active for 72 hours for you to choose and download your included images and decide if you'd like to upgrade. If you decide to do so, it will stay open for a further month for you to download your additional images and choose any products.

As soon as you know when you might like a session, get in touch. My diary usually books out a few months in advance, particularly on weekends. I generally run my in-home family sessions in the morning around 10am, and the beauty of them is that we can do them at any time of year, in any weather! If you have any concerns about your home's suitability for a shoot, just get in touch and we can chat about the options.


Melissa took pictures of our family and we absolutely loved it. The session was great, surprisingly easy with two kids. The photographs are amazing and it was a great gift to our families. I would definitely recommend Melissa!

- Leszczynska Family




Family Base Session Fee


  • A detailed pre-shoot preparation and styling guide to ensure you feel relaxed and at your best on the day
  • Consultations over email and the phone to answer any queries or concerns you may have
  • A bespoke questionnaire to help me get to know your lovely family, so I can tailor the session to your needs
  • 1.5-2 hour photoshoot (up to 3 hours for newborns)
  • Travel within London (Zones 1-4)
  • Up to 6 immediate families members included
  • A password protected online viewing gallery to view your beautifully hand-edited images
  • 5 hand edited high resolution photos to download with printing rights
  • Upgrade options available - please contact me for full details