"Our lives are our stories, each day a fresh new page, each season a whole new chapter. Our parenting chapters become the beginning of our children's stories in glorious, dog-eared, mud-stained, daisy-chain pages of sunshine-filled days and wish-on-a-star nights and shared struggles and triumphs and tears and laughter. Where their stories go from there is up to them, where the begin is up to us." - L.R. Knost
Our families are the centre of our worlds. Each one so different and wonderful and I love to capture families together in all their quirkiness and messy playful lovingness. I know that it is usually a very rare occasion to all be pictured together, and I want these photographs to truly capture the essence of your little tribe. As with all my sessions, I take a mixture of posed portraits (looking at the camera), lifestyle (positioned but not looking at the camera) and completely candid shots.
My family sessions all take place outdoors, and occasionally in clients' homes/holiday accommodation. I live on the Roseland in Cornwall, where there are plenty of beautiful local spots ideal for family sessions. I also don't mind travelling further afield, though a travel charge is added for locations beyond 10 miles. We can decide together where would be best based on the time of day you wish to have your session, and the time of year etc.
Family sessions are fun, relaxed and (I hope) a new happy memory for everyone. I focus on the family as a whole enjoying time together, as well as the connection between each of you.
The £45 session fee is taken on booking to confirm and secure the slot. Once paid, a prep guide is sent with information about how to prepare and what to expect (including a section on what to wear and how to prepare the little ones).
If the forecasts aren't looking good the day or two prior to our scheduled family photo shoot, we'll decide whether or not to reschedule.
Session fee of £45 includes pre-consultations and prep guide, session time (1 hour), viewing and ordering session, plus a 5x7" print.
Extended Families - There is a surcharge of £20 for extended family sessions of 8 or more people.
If you're on a family holiday in Cornwall having the photo shoot during your visit, a remote viewing/ordering session can be arranged for once you get home.
Further details about my sessions can be found in the Information section.
Once little ones are on the move, I find it's best to move the sessions to a lovely outdoor location where they are free to roam around and explore. It's much easier to capture their true characters when they're in their element! Children of all ages are welcome, and I do my best to make their sessions as fun and engaging as possible.
There are some lovely beaches and country settings for photos on the Roseland in Cornwall, where I'm based. During the summer months I prefer to find spots that have a bit of shade, or try to push sessions to the very beginning or end of the day. I have a few favourite places for each time of year, but am happy to travel to somewhere you choose (travel charge may be added).
The £40 session fee is taken on booking to confirm and secure your slot. Once paid, a prep guide will be sent with information about what to expect and how to prepare. We can discuss outfit choices and other details - I have a few things on hand, depending on the ages.
Session fee of £40 includes pre-consultations and prep guide, session time (1 hour), viewing and ordering session, plus a 5x7" print.
"The family photos that Michelle took for us are some of the best we have. Not only does Michelle have a great eye but her relaxed and friendly manner meant that she was able to really capture my daughter being her sweet, cheeky self! I highly recommend Curious Creatures Photography!"
Session fees do not include travel, and an additional fee may be added with prior agreement if travelling further than 10 miles from Veryan. Entry fees and parking charges must be covered by the client. Session fee due on booking to confirm and secure a slot. Price list for prints and products is available on request. All prints and products are generated from our professional print vendors to ensure quality and colour accuracy. Please read the policies before you book.