Family Photography in London | Family Storytelling | Documenting Real Life

Everyday, ordinary, real family life is far from boring!

Slice Of Life 

The Slice Of Life photo session is a 2 hour family photoshoot that's a perfect taster and introduction to documentary family photography

An informal, fun and relaxed family photoshoot, either at home or at a location of your choice. No posing, all my family photo sessions have a documentary feel and capture you as a family in the most authentic way possible. 

There's time to capture one, or maybe two, activities that you love doing as a family too.  This could be anything, from a trip to the playground, to having a picnic on the trampoline in the garden, and depends on what you like doing as a family. 

My goal is to document your family honestly and objectively. 


A Morning In The Life

The detailed and in-depth A Morning In The Life shoot documents your day in unforgettable detail. There's plenty of time to capture a longer story of your family life. This 4 hour family photoshoot will cover your morning routines and traditions and allows more time to capture those daily moments. 

Breakfast in bed? Your daily morning walk to the park? Baking a carrot cake with dad? Some of my favourite photos are of families' daily routines. This is a morning photo session, but afternoon sessions are also available if you prefer to capture your afternoon routines instead!

You and your family can be yourselves, enjoying your day and your time together, and I am merely there to document your story through my photographs.


Visual storytelling

Documentary family photography is moment driven, unscripted and is inspired by real life. So you're in luck if you don't like to be in front of a camera. There is zero posing involved and you don't have to worry about what to wear either. 

If you're after a unique family photography experience without the fixed grins and awkward poses then documentary family photography is for you. Real life is all we have so let me tell your family story in an authentic way. Everyday life is far from boring!

How does it work?

It's really easy. I will come to your home (or another location if you like) and will document your family story. About a week before the photo session I will give you a call to put your mind at ease that this is going to be a fun and relaxed photography experience. 

There's absolutely no need to prepare anything and please don't bother about "the mess" in your house. I am a mum myself and I know spaghetti stains on the sofa, a floor covered with toys and crayon on the walls is just part of family life. I promise you will feel at ease in my company, I will just hang out with you and your family and will bring your story to life through my photographs.

Irma Arrowsmith | Documentary Family Photographer | East Dulwich, South London

I am based in East Dulwich, South London, but covering all London areas. Recently, I’ve worked in areas including Peckham, Herne Hill, West Norwood, Forest Hill, Brockley, Sydenham, Honor Oak, Brixton and Stockwell.

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