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!
Why am I the photographer for you?
I’m a parent, first and foremost. I have a son, Jesse, who turned 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.
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 and 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 For Warwickshire
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.
Example Family Sessions
Couple crushin’ right here. Janey + Rhys held the ultimate wedding party of all parties at Fforest back in 2018. Fforest is possibly my favourite venue in the UK, so
David first got in touch with me when I had my studio at FarGo Village, as his wife was due to have their second child (the gorgeous Jaxon) and he
The Prance Miles clan are ultimate #squadgoals. Eight, or maybe nine, years ago I was lucky enough to be a second photographer at Lou + Gary’s wedding, plus I fell
Abi, Rob and I go way back. We first started speaking about their wedding plans which originally were going to be taking place in the UK. To my great excitement
Where do I start with these two? I feel as though every time I talk about my couples it sounds as though it’s written for effect. I’ll clarify; it isn’t.
Heather won a voucher that I’d donated to a local Coventry organisation for a raffle, for a family photography session. I’ve been working hard this year on increasing my visibility
Emma and I have been connected on social media for years now, without having ever met in person. Emma had enquired with me about photography back in the very early
I was a little nervous when Jesse started school. I know, I know, it’s a common occurrence for us parents as we watch our children start a new journey. Especially
Last week I was able to spend some time with one of my closest photography friends, Matt of Matt Parry Photography, and his beautiful girls Carla (his wife) and Phoebe
My son, Jesse, has built the most amazing group of friends during the last two years of his school life at King Henry VIII in Coventry. Ollie is one of
The journey from Fiancee, through to Husband/Wife, through to Parent is one that I am so incredibly grateful I get to be part of. I first met Ash + Tom
This little cutie is a perfect example of why I like to spend time to begin my family photography shoots just simply getting to know your children. Although Anand goes
Coombe Abbey in Coventry is one of my favourite places for family photography sessions. I’ve captured the Parkes’ girls playing lions+tigers in the long grass, or Leo getting his smart
I first met Sophie and Gregg in a West London cocktail bar in July 2016 to discuss their wedding later that year, taking place at the incredible home-from-home Soho Farmhouse,
I could not be any more in love with these two humans. Their wedding, held at South Farm in Cambridgeshire, was the beginning of a beautiful friendship with them and
Frequently Asked Questions
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?
Monday – Friday from 9am until 3pm
Sunday – flexible if I’m not travelling
Very occasional Saturdays
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. You can view my full galleries on my Client Area page. 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..
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.