in Nottingham and Derbyshire

Family Photographer in Nottingham

If you’ve landed here then hopefully you’re looking for someone to document your family in a fun, chilled-out way. I’m Dave, a Nottingham family photographer specialising in creating natural, fun family photography in Nottingham that captures the full character & emotions of your family.

I hate cheesy studio photos just as much as you and would love your shoot to be out exploring in nature, throwing autumnal leaves in the air, splashing in the puddles & generally having a great time with you and your family (plus I’ll be taking awesome photos too of course!).

Looking for a fun family photoshoot in Nottingham?


Hey, I’m Dave. I’ve been shooting families in a light-hearted, fun way in Nottingham and Derby for over five years.

My love of family photography grew through photographing my own extended family and a love of working with children as a primary school teacher for almost 7 years. With five nieces and nephews, all spread out across the country, I realise how important it is to make the most of the time I have with them and to capture those moments of them growing up in a fun and natural style.

Like me, my photography style is laid back and relaxed. I’ll chat and have fun with the kids, encourage them to have fun, splash in puddles, walk the tightrope along a fallen tree trunk and throw autumnal leaves in the air, capturing the fun and adorable moments as I go.   

Goodbye traditional, unimaginative studio family portraits and cringy poses, hello real documentary family photography in Nottingham.


  • You’re adventurous, fun-loving folk who loves exploring the outdoors and going on mini-adventures.
  • You want to relaxed, fun photos of you and your kids that show off their personality.
  • You want timeless, beautiful images brimming with energy and emotion
  • You want a chilled-out, relaxed photographer with years of experience working with kids who is fluent in Kid.
  • You’d love to have beautifully framed photographs of your family hanging on your walls.

Looking to book a fun family photoshoot? What’s next?

Drop us a Message

Hit the Get in Touch button below and fill in our contact form.

Pay a Deposit

We’ll be in touch to check what you’re after from a family photoshoot.

And, I’ll drop you an invoice to pay the 50% deposit.

Get excited about the shoot!

Next, we’ll chat about the best time & location for your shoot plus I’ll answer any questions you might have.

And then all that’s left is to get excited about the shoot!

We had the best time with Dave strolling through a woodland as he took some cracking photos of myself, my partner & our kids.

I would highly recommend Dave.


I like to keep things simple which is why I just have a single package:


  • 60-90 minute photo shoot at a beautiful natural location in the Nottingham/ Derbyshire area.
  • You get all the good ones – no one is counting! But it’s normally 40+ photos, with full download and printing rights, in an online gallery where you can also purchase prints, frames and other products


No, I don’t have a studio and am unlikely to ever get one. I love the outdoors & outdoor shoots and shoots in the family home because they give much more real, natural and fun! If you’ve got your heart set on a studio shoot, I know some great local photographers.

Yes of course, but as I’m a documentary-style photographer I tend to keep group photos to a minimum. Your shoot will whizz by and I always find the best shots are the real ones, your kids splashing in the puddles, your dog speeding after that squirrel and your family being themselves.

Your photos will be displayed in an password-protected online gallery. You will be able to view, download and, if you choose to, purchase prints or frames. You will have unlimited sharing and printing rights to your photos. Alternatively, we work with a high-quality professional grade printing lab to deliver beautiful prints, frames and albums which are visibly better quality and will last longer than the high street brands.

I know you’ll be itching to see them, so I will edit and share them as quickly as possible. It typically takes me around two weeks to edit and send your final photos.

Want to book your family photoshoot?