Family and Newborn
Creating and capturing authentic, heartfelt moments in Aberdeenshire.
Before we go any further, I'd like to share with you a bit of my heart, and explain my love for family sessions.
As a photographer, they feed my creative soul and I delight in the gorgeous moments and photographic records that we can create together.
As a mum, I'm emotionally invested in capturing authentic moments that are a forever reminder of this chapter of your family's continually changing story.
For me, it's all about capturing and cherishing the little details and personality quirks that change or disappear over time.
Friends, time passes so quickly. Let me help you slow it down a little and create a reminder that shows your life is beautiful, just the way it is.
So welcome, grab a cuppa and pull up a seat. I cannot wait to get to know you better.
- Aaron Siskind
“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever... It remembers the little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”
Family Sessions are all about capturing the beautiful ordinary of your life, exactly how it is on the day of our photoshoot.
I join you, either in your home or at an outdoor location of your choice and we'll make some memories in a fun and relaxed way.
Together, we'll create an artful documentation of this chapter of your family's life.
Children grow so fast and life is so busy. Let's freeze time for a little bit.
They are only this age once.
What's a natural family session like?
Family sessions are available weekdays only and last (approximately) an hour. They are relaxed and family-led, so some sessions might take longer and some may be quicker. No matter how long the session takes, it will be an easy and enjoyable process.
I will be with you every step of the way - from shoot location suggestions; to styling ideas. During your photoshoot, I will use a combination of gentle, fun prompts that encourage interaction and engagement between all family members. And sometimes, I'll just step back and watch the magic unfold between you and capture the beautiful organic way your family comes together.
- Albert Einstein
“A photograph never grows old. You and I change, people change all through the months and years but a photograph always remains the same. How nice to look at a photograph of a mother or father [or of your child] taken many years ago. You see them as you remember them. But as people live on, they change completely. That is why I think a photograph can be kind.”
What sort of session will suit your family?
An outdoor session that can take place in a location of your choice - maybe somewhere you frequent regularly, or that has special memories attached - maybe a park or a favourite walk. Or if you fancy trying something different then I have a comprehensive list of picture-perfect locations.
These sessions are great for the whole family - adults and children alike. But, you can't be afraid to get a little bit wet or dirty as the lovely Scottish weather can be unpredictable.
Let's stay home!
A session that takes place in and around your own lovely home - the place you make most of your memories together. We can be inside; playing out in the garden; or both - your session is unique to you.
These sessions are great for all ages, and are an especially lovely option for a newborn session - with no need to worry about weather whilst we capture those tender moments.
I join you in your comfy space and focus on the connection between your family.
The goal isn't just to take a pretty picture of your family (although we will of course get those too), but to preserve how a moment feels. And link it to a memory that we've created, full of love and laughter.
Each and every session is tailored uniquely to your family to make it authentically you.
The creative fee for the session is £50*, and this is all you're required to invest before seeing your imagery. Once you've viewed your images, only buy what you love.
*Travel included within 20 miles of Turriff, Aberdeenshire - please note that there will be a slight additional fee outwith this area.
- Audra Winsley
“As photographers, we use the lens to tell stories. And it's a beautiful privilege and powerful tool to capture amazing moments that would otherwise go unnoticed.”
Rachel Cassie is a relaxed photographic artist based in Aberdeenshire, covering Scotland and beyond. Her style is inspired by the beauty of relationships and delight of every-day life, and is a combination of lifestyle and documentary photography.