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Coventry + Warwickshire Family Photographer

Hey! My name is Claudia Rose Carter and I’m a family and portrait photographer based in Kenilworth, Warwickshire. I have over 13 years of experience documenting weddings and families across the globe, always with a natural and unobtrusive style. Pricing for photography packages starts at £250 including images, have a look through this page to find out more information and see more example galleries!

The Parkes, taken at Coombe Abbey in summer of 2019

I’m a parent. I have a son, Jesse, who turns 6 in April of 2020. My son, despite having two photographer parents, HATES having his photograph taken.

So, I understand. I hear it time and time again from parents worried that their child isn’t going to smile in the best way, or may not even want to speak to me to begin with.

That’s absolutely fine. All of my family portrait sessions begin in your house, the camera is brought out but put to one side and I spend time getting to know your little ones, letting them know they can feel safe around me. When the camera does come out, if they are old enough, I show them; engage them in the process.

Trust with children is everything and they have this incredible benefit of instinct. Them trusting me allows me to get in that little bit closer, to get that natural smile, to get them on board when I ask them questions.

I want to capture your family, your memories, as honestly as they can be. There are so many amazing photographers that will do wonders with a studio session if that’s what you’re after… with me it’s more of an experience.

My sessions tend to be around two hours long, this depends entirely on your little ones. It can be longer, it can be less. I don’t leave unless I’m confident that I’ve got a good collection of family photographs for you. It doesn’t cost any more if I’m there for longer.

I like to photograph in your house a little and then head out to a local park or countryside. I can recommend some if you aren’t sure where to start.

Pricing + Package Information

Two-three hour family photo session in your home + surrounding area in Warwickshire

An online, password protected gallery

50+ fully edited and high resolution images 

Full license to print and share your images 

 

The cost of this is £250

FAQ

How do we book?
Just drop me an email with confirmation that you’d like to book in and I’ll add you to my client system. I take a 50% deposit, with the rest due the day before your shoot. 

What is your availability?
I also photograph weddings, so my Saturdays tend to be blocked out up to a year in advance. I can normally fit something in on a Sunday afternoon if I’m not travelling, otherwise my working hours are between 9am and 3pm Monday – Friday. 

I was just looking for a mini session, is this something you can do?
So much of my time on the shoot is taken with getting to know your little ones, so that I can get those natural smiles and laughs. I’ve tried the 30 minute session layout and it just doesn’t feel like I’m offering the best quality. I’m happy to split the session between two families (must both be in the same location!) if price is a sticking point.

Do you travel outside of Warwickshire?
For sure, I have experience photographing internationally having also worked with families in Scotland and Italy. An expenses fee will be added based on mileage (40p per mile)

 

Do you still take the more posed family photographs?
Absolutely. I tend to approach the session with a more documentary, story-telling type style but once everyone has relaxed and feels more comfortable around me, it’s that much easier to finish the session with some more directed looking at the camera type photographs.  

Can we see a full gallery?
I would ALWAYS recommend that with any photographer you book, you see full examples of what they have provided for others. See my full galleries on my Client Area page here. It’s in my contract that I’m able to use the images for this purpose although if you really wouldn’t like your images shown, please do tell me as that’s absolutely fine.  

Do you shoot pregnancy or newborn photography?
I 100% do and love to capture those memories. I’m currently working on specific pages for these but please ask me for examples.

We’ve noticed other photographers include a USB and prints in their package, is this something you can do?
Being completely open about this, my reasoning for not including these as standard is simply because I care greatly about reducing my carbon footprint, and posting heavy things out that also incur production consequences just doesn’t sit right with me. I fully believe that seeing your images in a physical form is important and there are some print discounts emailed out following your gallery delivery. But, for now, I’m keeping everything digital.

If you are looking for an experienced family photographer to capture beautiful memories for you, please do contact me to chat further.

I live in Kenilworth but work across Warwickshire in Warwick, Coventry, Leamington Spa, Stratford-upon-Avon, Henley-in-Arden, Solihull and further afield.