If you’re planning a trip to London with your family, why not hire a professional London Vacation Photographer? It’s the perfect way to record your special time in this amazing city. Selfies have their place on holiday (they certainly do on mine!) but why not relax for a morning or afternoon and pop your cameras/phones away? Then just enjoy some precious time with your family and allow me to create a fabulous set of professional photographs that you’ll enjoy forever.
I’m an award-winning London Vacation and Holiday Photographer specialising in storytelling family and couples photography. I’ve lived in London my whole life, which means I’m lucky enough to know pretty much every street in this wonderful city. I’m happy to advise you on the best locations for your very own Vacation Photography Session with your unique family.
There are so many fabulous areas in London it’s difficult to pick out the extra special ones, but I’ll have a go! I’ve photographed families from all over the world and many of them have been keen to include some of the famous London landmarks in the shots. This works brilliantly and as a natural family photographer I can do this for you in an authentic way. There’s no need for you to stand in front of the London monuments posing and saying cheese! Instead you can just enjoy visiting them, while I capture your London adventure in a series of relaxed images.
One area that always works really well in vacation sessions is the South Bank, next to the River Thames. The family or couples photography session can start near Big Ben on Westminster Bridge and then we can wander along the river towards the London Eye. Here we can also include one of my favourite spots for photography, which you might not be familiar with. This is the graffiti-covered Skateboard Park near the Royal Festival Hall. It’s such a fun location and works fabulously for photos.
A little further along the River Thames we can visit the historic Oxo Tower and then make our way to the Tate Modern. This is a great area for vacation photography and right next to the Millennium Bridge, where we can take some relaxed portraits of your family with the stunning St. Paul’s Cathedral in the background.
Other vacation shoots have started near the iconic Tower Bridge, which always looks pretty spectacular in images. From here we can go on to explore the nearby Borough Market, which I love for all its quirky backgrounds. It’s also a good opportunity to grab a bite to eat here if you’re starting to feel a bit hungry!
Another great location is around Covent Garden. It’s such a vibrant place to visit with its Market, cobbled streets and very colourful Neals Yard. And then a few minutes down the road is Trafalgar Square, where you can admire the lions and the fountains. Or you might prefer to explore Notting Hill, with its quirky backstreets, colourful houses and of course the famous Portobello Road Market.
Other families like their holidays to be a little quieter and choose to have all or part of their vacation photography session in one of the London Parks. I’m happy to recommend one that will work best for you, maybe near where you are staying. The larger London parks are always firm favourites with families on vacation. Or you might prefer Battersea Park, where we can include the River Thames and pretty Albert Bridge in the images. Or maybe you’d like the less well-known Holland Park, with its beautiful Japanese Kyoto Garden.
For families who are willing to travel a bit further afield and enjoy some spectacular views over London we can take a trip to Hampstead Heath or Alexandra Park, both situated in north London. Or over on the other side of the city, in South East London, is historic Greenwich. The park here has stunning views over London and you’ll be able to enjoy the beautiful architecture of the Royal Observatory and the Old Royal Naval College.
Wherever you decide to have your family photography session you can be assured that it will be relaxed and lots of fun! And you’ll have a fantastic set of professional photos that will always bring you so many happy memories of your wonderful family vacation in London.