Not many people (myself included!) relish being in front of a camera. That's why Kissing Gate Photography is all about creating a relaxed atmosphere and capturing authentic and beautifully natural moments.
As a Dad I know only too well how quickly life moves. Photographs won't slow it down, but it does allow us to pause and reflect on those big and little moments to be treasured.
A Different, More Enjoyable Approach to Family Portraiture
With around 15 years of professional experience photographing people, I've learned that the better the environment, the better the photos.
Whether it's a new arrival or a big family gathering, the more relaxed the space the easier it is to create natural and authentic photographs that will stand the test of time. That's why my approach is all about putting everyone at ease from the start.
I want you to enjoy the experience of being photographed as much as you'll enjoy the photos you get after!
Family Portrait Packages
Every family portrait package provides a mix of documentary and lifestyle photos of both posed and natural moments. Centred around a relaxed and fun environment...
Moments in Time
"Time is not measured by clocks but by moments"
From new arrivals (human or four-legged) to a family gathering, mark any moment in your lives with a tailored photoshoot for approximately one hour at a location (outdoors or in) you feel comfortable in.
Included: One hour (approx) shoot at one location, around 20 professionally edited photos presented in a private online gallery with personal printing rights.
A Day in the Life
"Sometimes you never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory"
Capture the true character and essence of your family. Typically this package enables us to explore further, somewhere special, like the coast or the lakes and beyond. Maybe you're at having a special day trip or weekend retreat. An extended time slot allows us to create even more natural and relaxed photographs that document all those moments you can look back over generations.
Includes: Extended photoshoot/s at one or several locations, around 100 professionally edited photos presented in a private online gallery with personal printing rights.
A Year in The Life...
An exciting and unique opportunity to capture your family’s story like never before.
Whether it’s celebrating your lives with changes in seasonal backdrop or a mix of dates significant to the family. Working together over a longer period of time to achieve a beautifully crafted story that describes a year in your lives with a treasure trove of stunning portraits, group shots and magical moments timelessly captured.
Includes: x4 'Day in the Life' extended shoots, around 400 professionally edited photos that document a year in your famuily's world. Presented in a private online gallery & on a wooden USB drive with personal printing rights.
“OMG the photos are amazing!! We absolutely love them, a million thank you's to you!
I can't wait to share with everyone in the family.”
A Little Bit
I'm at my happiest when I'm outdoors with family and friends.
I've loved photography since picking up a camera when I was about 8. I graduated with a degree in digital photography in 2003 and began naviagting the crazy world of freelancing shortly after.
In 2010 we moved from London to Yorkshire to be closer to my wife's family and start a family of our own and so the beautiful chaos began!
Whether it's a corporate client, publication or family, I love capturing natural-looking photos.