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with over ten years experience


sarah firkins - family photoshoot mersea island colchester
family at home lifestyle photography  chelmsford, essex


at home or at your favourite local location


No cheese grins, no props, just authentic loving memories. My natural family photography sessions are about playful fun loving moments. The cheekiness, natural belly laughs and snuggles. Candidly photographing all those precious new feelings that will then be frozen in a photograph and cherished forever.

Your family at home or at your favourite local location.

I aim to photograph your family, surrounded by love in a comfortable setting for you all. 

I live in Colchester and have an ever growing locations list in the Essex & Suffolk regions, including many secret magical woodland glades, country side meadows and fields, local beauty spots and beaches. Embracing the time of year with, Autumn leaves, Winter ice, Spring time bluebells or Summer blooms, the Uk's ever changing natural beauties make great backdrops for your family portraits.  I am of course open to your suggestions of your very own favourite places to visit. I also love to photograph families at home surrounded by their very own precious belongings. in home family photoshoot - great horksley, colchester

Let's get creative and bring together a fabulous family gallery of images that will be cherished for years to come. 

Have I photographed your family before?
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ffers available Exclusively to you!
family at home lifestyle - colchester.

Family session Fees cover the pre-planning,
the photogr
aphy session,  post-production,
re-touching, access to your own personal booking portal, 
proof viewing gallery and private online store.

  • A personal photography session at home or outdoors.

  • Session  preparation & wardrobe guidance~

  • A set of Free Image downloads and more

  • Delivery of your luxury products to your front doorstep


  • Exclusive client membership to receive offers on future sessions and product purchases. 


Personal relaxed
Family photography session

Fifteen complimentary
digital image downloads
with matching 6" fine art prints

Sneak Peek &
A sharing slideshow


option to purchase extra digitals £30 each with discounts for bundle of Five or more.

Prints - Wall Art - Albums~
available from a private online store

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I have looked through the album and I simply love it! So many wonderful pictures. Thank you again. I love, love, love, the photos.
You do amazing work!

Jacqueline, Colchester

Time for you to stop and simply enjoy your family,

My photo shoots are set to be playful and enjoyable, younger children are never more relaxed than when at home or out playing with their family in the woodlands or at the beach.  A game of hide and seek or aeroplanes is guaranteed to get that toddler naturally giggling and who doesn't like chasing bubbles, splashing in muddy puddles just like Peppa or chasing around with woodland sticks and climbing trees? Snuggled on a bed with their favourite teddy or blanket or having a little teddy bears picnic at home is just magical.

For older families, taking time out together for a walk, or chilling at home, chatting and laughing together is always a winner to capture the love and connections.

  My sessions are very unique to each family, and from getting to know you prior to the session day I will understand if you prefer the focus to be more on your child/ children or as a family as a whole. I really would love to hear all about your family's characters and interests as this helps me to interact with everyone helping you  all relax and enjoy the session.  I love to hear your ideas for your photo shoots and will offer you a fully bespoke service where possible.


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