Family Photographer in Edinburgh

Relaxed studio and outdoor family photography. Photoshoots around Edinburgh and Lothians.

When is the last time you gathered your family together for a memory-making portrait photoshoot?

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Meet Armands, your family photographer

Are you looking for photography stories that reflect the real you and relation with your kids? I have done family photoshoots in Edinburgh for over 12 years. Documenting heirloom portraits for families across Midlothian.

It is scary how fast they grow and I want to document family lives as they are for your kids to remember.

I’m a family photographer in Edinburgh and dad of three myself and let me tell you – it has been a mad journey. Definitely lost and still losing hair and gaining more wrinkles on my face. Saying that I love every day I can play with kids. Roll around with them and play “monster” games.

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“We wanted to capture our daughter’s energy and personality and the three of us interacting as a family, so more fly on the wall rather than a typcal family photo shoot. Armands brought so much energy that our daughter was buzzing, smiling ear to ear in every photo and really engaging with him and the camera.We can’t recommend Armands highly enough, if you’re looking for someone you can trust to really care and go the extra mile, capture your family’s personality and really engage, please don’t look any further.”

Fun and Relaxed Family Photography

Capturing your family in photographs is always on the to-do list but there’s just never the time, is there? Yet you’d love to have photographs that document your family as they really are. So, let me help you! Book a photoshoot with me and I will ensure you never forget all of those amazing moments.

A photoshoot experience the whole family will love

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What type of family photo session is right for you? Studio or Outdoors?

How would you describe your family? My goal is to photograph your family story so it reflects true you with children. Are you very active and enjoying your time with kids outdoors or rather would prefer nice classic studio portraits? Maybe you just like to cuddle on the sofa and read books with kids, enjoy crafts, baking with them?

Before the photo session, we would get on the call and it would be the perfect opportunity for you to tell me more about your family dynamics.

Outdoors Family Photography

‘Day in Life’ and ‘Slice in Life’ family portrait photography photo sessions.

‘Day in Life’ and ‘Slice in Life’ both are candid unposed photojournalism family portrait sessions. I can be with you for only a few hours which would be just a slice or it can be a whole day from the moment you wake up till you go to sleep. In that case, it would be Day in Life photoshoot.

I would document all little moments. Moments which moms and dads do every day. Real-life stuff you know. We always have these memories in our heads, but never really in portraits. Personally, I love documenting my kids in such a way and I’m sure you would too.

Classic Studio Portraits

You also have my studio for full disposal. Studio family portrait sessions will concentrate on getting those key shots you are after. We can create nice traditional portraits or try to document those unfolding wild moments. When Amy asked to have a studio family session, she wasn’t really sure how this all will unfold. Here is what she had to say.

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“What a great experience – highly recommended. We arrived at Armands’ studio. Our 1 year old and 4 year old don’t sit still much. We were given a warm welcome and Armands took time to chat with the kids and gain their trust. They took a shine to him straight away. The photo session was hugely enjoyable for all – full of laughter.”

    Family Photo session Prices

    There are no hidden costs — the session fee means that when you book a photography session, you get my time and the full studio experience. Furry friends are always welcome to join in too! After the session has been completed, you will be invited for an ordering session. During the ordering session, you will be able to decide which are the best product options for you.

    Studio session fee (up to 2 hours) only £65

    Outdoors/Location session fee (up to 2 hours) only £125

    Families would invest anywhere from £500 and up for their final family portrait products like albums or wall art.

    Family Session FAQ

    Can I Bring Pets to the Children and Family Shoot? 

    You may want to celebrate your pets in your pictures – it’s a children and family photography session after all, and they are part of the family! They’re more than welcome to come along and join in the fun.

    How Long Will Family Photo Session Last? 

    Children and family sessions usually take two hours. Depends on where we doing the session. Day in Life sessions — as title suggests, takes a full day from around 7am till around 7pm. Slice in life is around 4 hours.

    Family Portrait Outfit Ideas — What to Wear. 

    When deciding what outfits to wear for family or children portraits the main thing is to be comfortable and aware of coordination – consider how you will look individually and as a group. Avoid clothing with words, logos or bold patterns. A good approach is to pick a colour scheme, and have all the members of the family in complementary – though not matching – outfits.
    Black-on-black always looks classic and for portraits is timeless. 
    Meanwhile black and white photography is becoming increasingly popular. On my blog, I share a few suggestions for what to wear for children and family photography sessions.  Read the post here.

    Latest Family Photo Session on my Blog