Family portrait photography and individual portrait photography in Somerset

Looking for a great a portrait photography in Somerset? I have a lot of experience photographing families in numerous locations and settings.


Below are a few family portrait photography shoots such as family reunions, birthday milestones and anniversaries.


How to get the best family photographs

Many photographers these days tend to take most family photos on a white background. To me that’s a bit clinical and lacks soul. Why not use the beautiful Somerset countryside around us?


Being based in Somerset means easy access to lovely places like the Quantocks which is an excellent location for family photographs. Family photos can be captured in a studio setting if you wish, but for larger groups an outdoor location makes it is easier to switch backgrounds.


There is also more for you to interact with. Locations for a photo shoot could be your favourite walk, where you grew up, or perhaps you are a proud gardener and want that to feature in the photos. You may like to be engaged in an activity like a picnic or horse riding rather than a very straight portrait, just let me know what you envisage and we can work from there.


Obviously location shoots are weather dependent, but I am flexible with the date of the shoot if the weather is uncooperative. Outside provides infinite background choices giving you a greater variety of photos, and I can work quicker, more creatively, and with much larger groups. You will also find yourself more relaxed on a location shoot as you will be in a more natural environment.


Whether your family photographs are taken in a studio or outside, my aim is to give you timeless images that are flattering to you.


Baby photography

Not really something I tend to do, but I can highly recommend Sharon Lewis Photography for that: 07957 567 926

Fun family photography inCannington

Engagement shoots, pre wedding shoots and modelling photography

Engagement photos | Romantic photo shoots

So you have just got engaged and are now planning your wedding day. A wedding is a very busy day with all the preparations, ceremony, mingling with guests, the meal, speeches etc. Trying to fit in a good selection of photos of the two of you as well, whilst away from your guests can be a challenge, and time definitely won’t be on your side.


A great idea is to have some engagement photos taken. An engagement shoot gives you the opportunity to have some special time together without all the distractions of the wedding day. It gives me the extra time and flexibility to get beautiful engagement photos that will complement your wedding photos as a complete story.


How about some engagement photos of you walking through open fields or in a leafy wood, or on a Somerset beach like Kilve? I can also capture you in a studio setting with some beautiful black and white timeless images or some bright and breezy colourful photos. My aim is to provide you with beautiful engagement photos that capture the connection between when you and in a way that flatters you both.

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Modelling portfolio photography | Somerset glamour photographer

We all like to look amazing and feel special. Well you can with one of my beauty photo shoots. With careful posing, flattering lighting, and some thought into your outfit, I will make you look and feel amazing in your photographs. Consider arranging to have your hair done as it can make a huge difference to the final result. Check out my modelling page.

Taunton family photos

Beautiful family photos to remember

Family photography in Lyme Regis, Dorset with the Nettley family

Lyme Regis was a great place for family photographs for the Nettley family as there were lots of opportunities for interesting backgrounds. I particularly liked the boats background. Choosing a fun place to go for photos helped relax everyone and the kids even got an ice cream out of it! In only an hour we got lots of great photos but we could have got plenty more as there were lots of other nice places to explore and lots of ideas I had in my head.

What they said…..

“Ross is very good at putting you at ease and was fantastic at getting the best out of the children. He was very patient and moved us around swiftly to keep the children captivated. We have all been blown away by such fabulous pictures. I would definitely work with Ross again. Thank you for beautiful captivated memories.”


“I have mounted the small ones and they are already on display. I will take a photo of them so you can see what I mean. They really are stunning. Something we can treasure and look back on in years to come. A moment in time! The children are pleased with them too which is a huge success. Thank you again so, so much and I hope we can sort another shoot in the future.”

Family photography in Cannington – Locke family

I had a lovely evening family photo shoot with the Locke family. The shoot location was Cannington in Somerset and it was a beautiful sunny evening. I had an hour for the shoot so I started by acquainting myself with the family and then having a look at the surroundings such as the gardens of the house and a nearby stream. I was also informed that there was a field of wheat nearby so I thought that would be a brilliant opportunity for a very attractive country background.


I was fortunate enough to have three very smiley subjects, Guy, Lucy and Anthony who were very pleasant to photograph and all happy to be part of some new family photos once they got to know me a bit. Of course I would have liked more time to get even more photos, but even in a short time we got a lot of photos and we all had a great time. Nice to know that the photography from that evening will be added to the rest of their family photos and enjoyed for years to come.

What they said…..

“I thought you did really well coping with two teenagers who were a bit nervous beforehand. You had a relaxed manner with them and afterwards they both said how much they enjoyed the experience. It’s great that you are all about the quality of the photographs and the whole experience.”


A fee will be charged to book the date of the photography shoot, but will not be refunded if cancelled. If the date is moved due to poor weather, I will accommodate a new date without charge subject to availability.


Weekend bookings more than 3 weeks away will be booked at the discretion of Moment Photography (depending on demand for wedding bookings).


The remaining payment must be paid at the time of the shoot.


I charge by the time taking actually taking the photos, but for every hour taking the photos, usually there is more than an hour of editing them. I take a lot of care to make the images colourful and really stand out.

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