Family Photographers in York – photos make the perfect gift
It might be time to mention the word ‘Christmas’… there we said it! With things being somewhat different this year, a great Christmas present idea is a professional photo of your family.
We’ve rounded up some amazing photographers, all based locally in York, so you can arrange the perfect photoshoot, tick off a few people’s presents AND support a local business. An all-round win! Professional photos make lovely Christmas gift for family members, especially this year when you might not be able to be with everyone.
Now is the ideal time for a photo shoot, especially if you fancy something outdoors so you can take full advantage of all the beautiful autumnal colours.
Whilst we all take hundreds (ok maybe thousands?) of photos of our children, families and pets on our phones, the results are not even close to that of a professional photographer who has the right skills, a creative eye and the best equipment to take amazing photos of you and your family that you will treasure for years to come.
Here are just a few great reasons to have a family photo shoot:
📸 Whilst iPhones and cameras can do a lot – there is no substitute for the knowledge that a professional has. It’s more than the equipment – they know how to use the correct light, compose, tricks to get the right expression and lots more!
📸 You can frame the photos and hang them in your home so you can enjoy them every single day
📸 The photos make the perfect gift for family or close friends
📸 You might have loads of photos on your phone, but how many have ALL of you in? Someone is normally hiding behind the camera
📸 You could use the photo shoot to celebrate a special milestone – a new addition to the family, a child starting high school or even a new family pet!
📸 The photos will be a lifetime investment and be valuable to you forever
By Jackie – Photography for Bumps, Babies and Families
Give your friends and loved ones something to look forward to in 2021 with a gift voucher towards a family, maternity, newborn or milestone photoshoot with award-winning local photographer Jackie.
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More information: Visit Jackie’s website for more information or email Jackie to purchase your gift voucher. Vouchers available in increments of £10. Maximum of two free portraits per photo session.
Charlotte Atkinson Photography
York based family photographer Charlotte Atkinson, has been photographing families in York since 2012. A fun and friendly photographer who is great with children and capturing those natural smiles.
Around this time of year Christmas Photo Sessions are becoming ever more popular. Charlotte Atkinson Photography offers an amazing snow scene backdrop for Christmas Photo Shoots. At only £45 on offer day’s, these photo shoots make the ideal Christmas gift for loved ones.
The current offer days are held at Rufforth Institute on the 31st October and 14th November, £45 for a 20min photo shoot with all the best images sent via email, only a £25 deposit is required to secure your time slot, further dates maybe added.
If you wanted a location shoot there are plenty of places in York for this. Location Photo Sessions are from £55. All photo shoot packages are available as gift vouchers as well.
Ella Dean Photography is a family and events photographer based in York. Her studio is based in the comfort of her own home, where I believe is the perfect place to make everyone feel confident and at ease.
If you are seeking capturing a family day out at somewhere special that you and your family have fond memories of, Ella also offers family Location shoots. This is a great way of capturing your loved ones in a natural way where you can also bring pets too!
Movie Moments, by Jackson Portraiture of York, is a unique role-play photography experience for kids.
A Movie Moments shoot is all about play and creativity. Your child gets to dress up as their favourite character or superhero and be captured in camera playing the role of their dreams. No more dull or orchestrated posing for family photos – this shoot is on their terms!
There are plenty of options including astronauts, dinosaurs Disney princesses, cowboys, mermaids – and, of course, plenty of Harry Potter and Star Wars characters! The end result from the shoot is beautiful wall-art for your home that has the look and feel of a real-life movie poster.
Find out what York Mumbler Emily and her family experienced at a photo shoot last year. Read her thoughts and see the images in Emily’s review here.
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Julia Healey is a wedding, pet ‘pawtrait’ and family photographer.
Portrait photoshoots can be for any occasion. She can create a stunning selection of images you’ll be proud to hang on your wall. These can take place at her studio with a range of beautiful backdrops and studio lighting to create fine art images or meet at an outdoor location.
Photographs preserve memories that stay with you a lifetime. It’s rare to get a photograph with all of you included, so let Julia help capture and secure these memories for you.
Her approach to wedding photography is vibrant, creative and to capture every detail, enabling me to tell the story of your wedding day. She offers a variety of wedding photography packages including wedding albums and digital options.
Julia is currently offering ‘Christmas Mini Photo Shoots’ – see her Facebook page for more details
It’s that festive time of year once more! K L Photographers think photos make the best present and are offering their Christmas Portrait session by appointment only this year (normally open days). Their studio is located on 128 Boroughbridge Road with free parking. They have lots and lots of backdrops to choose from and two new ones for 2020!
Packages start from only £30 with further special deals for canvas printing and more. A deposit is required to book your session when you call to book your slot. Nikki & Steve look forward to seeing you.
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York’s freshly opened Lovingly from the Stork studio is owned by a passionate photographer – Ola Kucinska. She is making sure that it has plenty of perks awaiting for local families: from upcoming discounted portfolio building offers to baby and toddler model calls in style!
This year’s mini Christmas specials on 7th, 8th and 14th Nov 2020 take place in Ola’s small, yet cosy home studio and they boast truly magical themes, from the winter scene on a wooden sledge to the wonky Christmas tree with unique hand-made props at hand.
In addition, she provides a uniquely safe photographic service while maintaining more than social distance – by addressing your needs online. Some magic can be added to your existing photographs (£12.99 per photograph) or a magical outdoors photo session can be arranged (starting from £54.99).
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Nik is a local photographer and dad of 2 girls in York. Having been featured in national magazines and exhibiting his work in London, Nik now specialises in unique individual portraits of adults and children in Yorkshire.
Portraits are my true love when it comes to photography. I strive to show, through my images, not only a portrait of someone but also to show something of my subjects personality. On top of this I am looking to create eye catching images that look fantastic around your home.
An individual studio photo shoot with Nik is £245 which includes 5 x professionally edited digital images in both B&W and colour with multiple print rights (Ideal to give to relatives for Christmas) If you want photos of an additional person or child then it’s £315 which includes 10 x professionally edited digital images.
Gift vouchers available for Christmas.
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With over 20 years in business “people photography” has always been Nikki’s greatest passion…. weddings and family groups, toddlers and babies. Each shoot is special to her and she captures people in a natural and informal way.
A family portrait is something which can be treasured forever, and is often overlooked until children have grown up. It is lovely to capture a family at different stages over the years, and people should not put off having it done, as in years to come they may regret not having had one.
A family photo shoot is a perfect gift for loved ones this Christmas! The shoot can be booked in time to get prints or canvasses done as gifts. Nikki also provide gift vouchers that can be given as a present and the shoot booked at a later date.
💜🎉💜 EXCLUSIVE MUMBLER OFFER! Special offer for Mumblers!!! (Please quote MumblerXmasOffer). £75 for a full shoot, your home or location in York. Includes 10 digital images chosen from many, high resolution copyright free and printable (Extra images can be purchased if required)
Robert offers a range of portrait photography for both corporate and personal requests – no fuss, just a genuine personal connection to create beautiful imagery. He will discuss with you before the shoot about potential location, timings, and ultimately the kind of pictures you want.
It is important to him that your shoot is an enjoyable experience; keeping things relaxed and using natural light wherever possible, meaning he can get the candid and creative shots you are after. All you need to do is relax and be yourself while Robert captures the moments.
Having lived and studied in and around York his whole life, he knows the area well and has a wealth of local knowledge about great locations. From city shoots to woodland walks we have a plethora of stunning places on our doorstep.
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Scout and Wolf, family photography by Samantha Ward.
14th & 15th November, York
Beautifully styled mini photo shoots in the woods with a Christmas theme, perfect for cards or gifts for family and friends.
The shoots are 20 minutes in length and priced at £100. You will receive 10 full edited digital images.
Samantha has a background in childcare and has been photographing children for over 20 years. She has a passion for capturing the joy in the ordinary, creating beautiful and honest images which portray the freedom and soul of childhood.
Childhood, Family & Love
💜🎉💜 EXCLUSIVE MUMBLER OFFER! £20 discount off the mini shoot price taking place on 14 & 15th Nov. Scout & Wolf are also offering £50 off any family photo shoot booked by the end of 2021.
York Photography Studio love taking photographs of people, making you smile and setting you at ease to get the best possible results. To make sure they are meeting your expectations, they will work together with you before the shoot – taking time to understand what you would like to achieve, and offering suggestions of styles or example images for inspiration if you need them.
They can work with you in their fully equipped professional studio, or out on location, whichever you prefer. They have a range of “off-the-shelf” packages available, with prices starting at just £55 for a 30-minute studio shoot with 6 professionally edited images provided digitally. They can also provide bespoke package prices including printed images to meet your exact needs.
💜🎉💜 EXCLUSIVE MUMBLER OFFER! Whether it be for yourself, your family or as a gift to someone you care about, they have a special offer just for Mumbler followers over the Christmas period. Book a 60-minute photo session in their dedicated studio environment here in Acomb, York and receive 10 professionally edited digital images along with two 30X40cm printed images of your choice – all for just £99. Offer valid until 31 December 2020.