Young girl cuddling her toy in the sunshine


in Nottingham and Derbyshire

Family Photography in Nottingham

Seeking someone to document your family in a fun, fuss-free way? I’m Dave, a Nottingham family photographer specialising in creating natural, joy-infused family photography in Nottingham that captures the full character & emotions of your family. From throwing autumnal leaves in the air to those joyous splashes in the puddles, I’ll photograph your family being themselves.

Never contrived or posed, I’ll go with your flow, discreetly documenting all those beautiful blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moments. Like to know more? Come on in and have a nosy around my corner of the internet.

Looking for a fun family photoshoot in Nottingham?

Family enjoying the a woodland photoshoot

Life moves fast.

How will you remember yours?


Hi, I’m Dave. I’ve been shooting families in a light-hearted documentary-style 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 new nieces and nephews, all spread out across the country, we realise how important it is to make the most of the time we 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.


Think we might be the photographer for you? To make sure we’re the right fit for you, follow these simple steps:

  1. Have a good look around our portfolio. Like what you see? Can you see your family in these images?
  2. Peek at our pricing. We’ve laid it all out for you so there’s no surprises, just simple, straightforward, affordable family photography package prices.
  3. Confirm our availability. We tend to get booked weeks or even months in advance and because we like to give our all to every family, we only take on so many family shoots a month. So, if you’ve got a date in mind, GET IN TOUCH.
  4. Like what you see and want me to photograph your lovely family? Payment of the family photography session fee confirms your booking!
“The photographs are absolutely lovely!”
“The photographs are absolutely lovely and Tilly’s personality really shines through.”
Nicola Vincent
Oldmoor woods, 2019
“I would never use another photographer again!”
“I had a real phobia of photographers, but after a girly day out with my daughter Maisie and dog Bella, I have seen the light. I would never use another photographer again.”
Michelle Bates
Newstead Abbey, 2018


Check out our most recent family photography advice, and info on our favourite family photography spots over on the blog.


How to display family photos on the wall

Do you ever wonder what to do with all those AMAZING photos of your family?

Do you want to display them all proudly on the wall but not sure how?

Are you fed up with just having your photos on your photo or computer?

Creating your own wall display can seem like a daunting task but I promise it’s easier than you think.

Chloe and Craig (and the kids!) engagement & family photography session

As the autumn leaves were still on the trees, and the colours were still looking stunning, we were really excited to meet Chloe and Craig (and of course their gorgeous kids, Spencer and Frazer) at Elvaston Castle in Derbyshire for their pre-wedding photography session. These meet-ups are always great, we get together with a couple for the first time, talk through their plans for their wedding and do a quick photography session, all before they book or commit to using us for their wedding.

Looking for a fun family photoshoot in Nottingham?