Family portraits & lifestyle photography in Banbury, Oxfordshire and the Cotswolds

Real, documentary portraits with a creative eye for light and composition – for those who don’t want cheesy poses. I’ll capture your family’s unique dynamics during a relaxed, fun photo shoot, where you can just be yourself.

Do you ever wish you could freeze time and stop your children from growing, just a little? Sadly, time doesn’t stop… they will be grown up, and we’ll have grown old, before we can blink twice. So, while I can’t stop time itself, I can help you remember those special days. Outdoors or in the comfort of your home, let’s take photos that will be treasured for ever – and remind you of your current messy, funny, beautiful times.

Anywhere! I can come to your home, we can go outside somewhere special to you, or just somewhere that I suggest based on your vibe and general idea of your family situation. I will advise of pros and cons of each option and we can decide together what would work for you!

I always suggest we schedule a time when you know your children will be reasonably well rested, fed and generally content. Usually this would be mid-morning after breakfast, or after nap time if they still nap. It’s harder with small babies of course, so with them I always make sure we schedule plenty of time for our shoot, so if they need to eat or fall asleep, I can still work around that. Also, bring snacks, lots of snacks, just in case. 🙂

Ideally I will load the images onto my laptop right after our shoot, and we can sit down for you to review and choose your favourites right away. This way I can go home and edit your picks as soon as possible!

If we don’t have time for you to review straight away, then we’ll schedule a separate review appointment for you to do this.

Usually there’s a 2-5 day turnaround for smaller projects, and 1-2 weeks for larger projects. I’ll give you a better estimate of what to expect once we go over your shoot plans.

Of course! I can do both (and I have some other cool products you may like), we’ll chat about this during our consultation and I’ll make sure you get photos suitable for whatever you need!

I always love to hear your ideas about the style and poses you want! However, every client’s vibe and location is different so of course I will work with you to create photos inspired by what you show me, while in keeping with the characteristics and possibilities of our location.

The standard license includes your own personal use and print rights for all shots. If you’d like to re-sell the images or use them for another purpose, please ask and we can negotiate an extended commercial license.

I have full public liability and professional indemnity insurance through PolicyBee/Hiscox (policy no. 14791356). I carry backup equipment with me so that if something breaks or malfunctions, I can continue working with minimal interruption to coverage. I shoot on dual memory cards, too, so if one becomes corrupted I have a full backup on the other card by default so your images aren’t lost.

Creating beautiful art for your home, to celebrate your family.

Get in touch

Tell me more about your family and what kind of shoot you’d like!
If you’re having trouble with the form, just email me directly at hello[at]barbasboth[dot]com.