My passion is for lifestyle photography, allowing you to do your own thing while I capture the most natural moments as they unfold during our session. I work with the natural light and use beautiful surroundings which are ideally meaningful to you.

FAMILY LIFESTYLE

My lifestyle shoots with you take place outdoors, typically in beautiful parks or countryside local to you. By having surroundings where you feel comfortable and have space to explore, I find that this provides the opportunity for the most natural connections between those in front of the camera.

These encompass a variety of shoots – couples, families, children – and can include things like pets, toys and scooters! Whatever you have in mind, get in touch and I’ll be happy to discuss your ideas.

NEWBORN LIFESTYLE

A newborn shoot will typically take place during the second week after baby is born, around 10 days(ish). Naturally birth is unpredictable, so if these timings have to be changed we can work together to organise a suitable shoot date. A newborn session doesn’t have to take place this early in baby’s life though, it’s totally up to you… whenever you’re ready.

These sessions are longer than a typical lifestyle session to allow for feeds, naps, changes etc. To make things simpler for you they take place at your home, where both you and baby are comfortable and know the surroundings, and use natural light and any items you may wish to have included – for example blankets or favourite toys.

I love being able to photograph a baby in these early days, they change so much and so quickly that it’s lovely to be able to capture these memories for your family.

Get in touch to discuss your ideas and book your shoot
An image of a little girl looking for something - first birthday photoshoot by Sam of Hansford Carter, a Kent wedding photographer
Where does the time go?

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An image of a couple by a lake - couple shoot by Sam of Hansford Carter, a Kent-based wedding photographer
Jess & James • Crawley Couple Shoot

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An image of the happy couple in their secret place in the woods - wedding photography by Sam of Hansford Carter, a Kent wedding photographer
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Kirsty entered my Facebook prize draw in February and her and her partner Wayne were the lucky winners of a couple shoot with me! We went on location to their local nature reserve, Scadbury Park, which is a special place to both of them. They are the sweetest couple and have been together for 14...