Family Photography

for family’s in Essex and Hertfordshire.

As much as I enjoy taking photographs in the studio, I also enjoy taking the studio outside, and literally working outside the box! And I think kids prefer it too.

Family photography is part of all my portrait experiences, but as my studio is small I offer this option for family’s with older kids.

The number one thing I enjoy about running family documentary-style photography sessions outdoors is that children warm up to the camera faster when they are outside. 

And I get to capture beautiful moments between you and your children, occasionally asking you to hold a pose, but mostly allowing all of you to just be yourselves.

A session booking fee of £125 is payable when you book, and then it is whatever you choose to invest in your photographs on top. 

Not quite ready? Join the Notifications List here and get to know me better through my weekly emails, or follow me on Instagram @suekennedyphotographer

Outdoor family photography with parents and 4 year old in grasses
Bump portrait photographed from above
Two sisters climbing on a gate during an outdoor family portrait session at my studio's grounds in Harlow, Essex

Are You Ready to Celebrate Your Family?

With everyone’s busy schedules, we know how hard it can be to carve out the time for family photos.

Planning a photo session when life is planning is a challenge.  

Yet so many Mums say to us that they regretted not having family pictures taken, and yes it is an investment, but it’s one that will become more precious with time.

Plus you’ll enjoy looking back on these photos. 

At Sue Kennedy Photography, we have designed our family sessions to capture everyone’s portrait and provide you with a relaxed experience full of memories that will last a lifetime.

At this moment, you can genuinely see the Love and Connection you have as a family.




Specifically, when you don’t make the time, the weeks pass by and suddenly your kids are choosing universities or starting their careers, and you’ve missed out on capturing their childhood.



don’t keep putting it off.

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Take the next step



A quick call is the quickest way to go over all the details and answer any questions you have about working together.

Call us on 01279 433392.



Your photo session. We have photographed lots of families and know how to make beautiful portraits of this chapter of your family, that you will enjoy looking back on. 

We’ll send you a prep guide, a few days before, but happy to answer questions.

Please allow up to an hour, and there is plenty of free parking available at my Studio at Parndon Mill, Harlow, Essex, CM20 2HP.



About a week after your photo session you’ll return to the studio to view your finished photographs.

Before the appointment, have a think about what you would like to do with your chosen photographs, and measure your walls.

Do you want them printed big for the wall, and/or as a print collection in a handmade portrait box that you can look through at any time?


Your Outdoor Family Portrait Session




 in our studio grounds at Parndon Mill, Harlow, Essex. Allow up to an hour. 

A £125 family portrait session fee is required on booking and covers our time, creativity, and editing of photos. This does not include any products.

There is no obligation to choose anything other than what you love on the day of your big reveal a few days after your portrait session.



At your viewing and ordering appointment, a week later, you will see your beautiful photographs, and this is your opportunity to purchase.

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Most clients opt for wall art, either as a single photograph or a collection of photographs together in a frame for their wall at home. Those that do not want to hang wall art have the option of filling a portrait box with their favourite photos. A final option is a combination of the two, perfect for when it’s just too hard to choose. All options come with matching digital files to make sharing with family easier.

montage of products shots for the storyboard frame with 9 square photo prints in of a family from a photography session

Art For Your Walls

Display your favourite photo or a collection of photos on your wall at home. Hanging portraits at home is a great way to show your children how important they are to you, and they become more of a talking point as they grow.

photographed from above of a woman open up a portrait box of prints

Portrait Box

Perfect for those that want individual mounted prints. Simply choose your favourite 10, 15 or 20 photographs for display in your portrait box and customise the cover with your baby’s name.

wall collection of portrait photographs above a three seater sofa

A Bit of Both!

My collections offer the best value and enable you to have a wall art collection, AND a portrait box of your favourites as individual prints with matching digital files.

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Family Photography Experience

young girls stood on bench with her bear during child photoshoot

Family Photoshoot FAQ’s

What should we wear for our outdoor family photoshoot?

I would dress for comfort and warmth, as outdoor photoshoots tend to be more relaxed, so the clothing should match. As in the studio, it is best to avoid loud patterns or clashing colours.

Where does the outdoor portrait experience take place?

In the private grounds at Parndon Mill, Harlow.

What happens if it rains?

I’ll get wet! No, seriously we’ll review the weather on the day of the portrait experience, and agree on a plan, rescheduling if appropriate. Often the weather does something different to anticipated.

How long will the session last?

Allow up to an hour.

What colour work best for family photos?

It’s best to dress in similar tones. Use nature for your inspiration. If it’s cooler use layers to keep you warm, rather than a bulky coat.


Parndon Mill, Harlow, Essex

Nestled on the outskirts of Harlow, in open countryside, our studio location is a surprise and delight to many. With plenty of parking, and a beautiful riverside location making for a relaxing place to visit for your portrait photoshoot.

Parndon Mill from the air by Ben Richards


“I’m Sue & I’m thrilled about helping you to tell your family’s story in photographs.”

I absolutely believe you should print the photos that you love, hang them on the wall and enjoy them everyday.

Someone once said to me “digitals are temporary, prints are generational.” And it’s true.

I offer both options and will guide you through each step of your portrait experience, at my studio in Harlow, Essex.  

As a mother myself, I know how priceless those framed photos of my daughter are. And I want the same for you.

Not quite ready? Join the Notifications List here and get to know me better through my weekly emails, or follow me on Instagram @suekennedyphotographer

Portrait of baby photographer Sue Kennedy

Still got a question?

Drop us a line and we’ll get straight back to you.

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