Black & White Expression Sessions

Because your child is unique

Lots of room for personality

As the babies I had photographed in the early years of my career grew up, many clients were asking me for a session suitable for older children. I spent a lot of time researching the look and feel that I thought would work for this age. I was seeking a classic fine art result but always ensuring I capture the true personality, not a cheesy grin or a serious pose. I want to produce something where you the parent says ‘YES! That’s him! That’s the expression he pulls. I want to remember that forever.’

As my daughter got older I also couldn’t help but compare the portraits we did in my studio to her formal school pictures. Personality is definitely the difference! And bringing through the different facets of that personality as it is forming is a wonderful experience for me and a wonderful record and piece of art for the family.

These sessions are designed predominantly for pre-school and primary school children, though if your child falls out of this bracket then do get in touch and we can see what would work.

Sessions are limited and take place on specific days that are dedicated to B&W Expression Sessions. Please check the dates and details below and use the contact form to book a session.


NEXT DATES AVAILABLE: Saturday 5th October, Sunday 13th October, Tuesday 22nd October (half term)

Shoots take place in my home studio in Gidea Park. The shoots are designed for children aged 3-11 years. If your child(ren) fall outside of this age range please discuss with me before booking.

Specific days are dedicated to Black & White Expressions sessions, so please get in contact to find out when the next one is planned, join the waiting list or alternatively, why not get a group of you together (minimum 3 bookings) to book your own date.

Sessions allow 25 minutes per child. I find this is a great time frame for warming up your child but keeping their interest!

For siblings, it is 45 minutes for two children, 1 hour for three. We will do individual images as well as some group sibling shots. One session fee covers up to 3 children and includes one 8″x8″ framed image.

A “What to wear” guide will be provided to you before the shoot which really helps you style your child to get the most out of the shoot.

Around 2 weeks after your session you will come back to the studio for your viewing and ordering session.


The session including one framed 8″x8″ print is £125.

Please note that no other prints or digital files are included in the price, however you will be able to select further products, should you wish, at your viewing and ordering session.

Please note that these sessions are only suitable for up to three siblings. If you would like a larger family session then please contact me to discuss the best option.

Sessions may not be shared between friends, cousins etc.


One framed 8″x8″ print is included in the session price. You are then welcome to purchase further products from my product range which includes a wide range of wall art.

The most popular products are:

– Simplicity frames (8″x 8″ image)  £75 each

– 12″x12″ framed image (bespoke frame) – £285

– Multi frame (“Storyboard”) of nine 5″x5″ images with corresponding digital files – £725

You can browse through some of the products here.

Please ask for a product guide that gives a full list of products and prices.