My passion is for lifestyle photography, allowing you to do your own thing while I capture the most natural moments as they unfold during our session. I work with the natural light and use beautiful surroundings which are ideally meaningful to you.

FAMILY LIFESTYLE

My lifestyle shoots with you take place outdoors, typically in beautiful parks or countryside local to you. By having surroundings where you feel comfortable and have space to explore, I find that this provides the opportunity for the most natural connections between those in front of the camera.

These encompass a variety of shoots – couples, families, children – and can include things like pets, toys and scooters! Whatever you have in mind, get in touch and I’ll be happy to discuss your ideas.

NEWBORN LIFESTYLE

A newborn shoot will typically take place during the second week after baby is born, around 10 days(ish). Naturally birth is unpredictable, so if these timings have to be changed we can work together to organise a suitable shoot date. A newborn session doesn’t have to take place this early in baby’s life though, it’s totally up to you… whenever you’re ready.

These sessions are longer than a typical lifestyle session to allow for feeds, naps, changes etc. To make things simpler for you they take place at your home, where both you and baby are comfortable and know the surroundings, and use natural light and any items you may wish to have included – for example blankets or favourite toys.

I love being able to photograph a baby in these early days, they change so much and so quickly that it’s lovely to be able to capture these memories for your family.

Get in touch to discuss your ideas and book your shoot
An image of a father bouncing his son on his knee - family shoot by Sam of Hansford Carter, a Kent-based wedding photographer
Joe & Maxwell • Greenwich Family Shoot

I love it when a photoshoot with me is bought as a surprise gift for someone. And in this case Maxwell's mum didn't tell him or his dad Joe what was going on until just a couple of minutes before they met me! That's definitely one way of avoiding them having any nervous build up...

An image of Jasper with his cuddly sheep - newborn photography by Sam of Hansford Carter, a Kent wedding photographer
Welcome Jasper!

Those of you that read my post about Rebecca’s maternity shoot will know that she was due imminently. Well that day recently came and after 67 hours of labour - I know, I can’t even imagine - her little baby boy, Jasper, entered into her life. Babies change so quickly and Rebecca wanted a newborn...

An image of the happy couple stood overlooking a beautiful reservoir - wedding photography by Sam of Hansford Carter, a Kent wedding photographer
Showing us how it’s done

Engagement shoots and wedding days are all wonderful celebrations to photograph, but the culmination of these are the years that follow. After all, spending your life with that special someone is the aim of the game. This makes an anniversary shoot particularly special. Cheryle and Michael (aka mum and dad) are paving the way and...