your beautiful

FAMILY

The story of family life is imperfect, beautiful and entirely yours. My love as a photographer is to capture the special moments that bind you, the unique chemistry that exists only in your world. The love that exists in the quiet spaces between the chaos, the loud, messy fits of giggles. The joy of connection, not posed or forced. Just perfect for those who are a little unsure about being in front of the camera. Those are the seconds that make up the loving family photographs and films I capture. It is permission to stop, enjoy, indulge in each other. Creating the most beautiful tangible memories. Pictures that provoke conversations and inspire little minds. Creating your own perfectly imperfect legacy.

BEAUTIFUL MOMENTS

Hester is the most amazingly talented photographer, especially when it comes to children. She managed to capture beautiful moments of me and my toddler, even when I struggled to keep my little girl still, let alone to get her to smile! The photos are just beautiful. Hester must have used a little bit of magic to make those moments.

sara + sophia

GREAT FUN

The shoot was great fun and Hester was brilliant - warm, friendly, amusing and down to earth. Striking the perfect balance between directing us to ensure great photos and stepping back to capture us interacting naturally as a family. She was so patient with the kids and the photos are just beautiful. Thank you Hester.

dan + Family

TREASURE FOREVER

Hester took some beautiful pictures of my shy little boy. She was so incredibly patient. I will treasure the photos she has taken forever.

gemma

DO YOU SHOOT OUTDOORS as WELL AS 'in home' photography?

Yes I love both. Shooting outdoors - running wild and free. Finding beautiful pockets of dappled light amongst the long grass and trees. Seeing your children picking daisies and looking for butterflies helps create those moments of joy. However I also love 'at home' sessions too. Your home is where your heart is. I seek out beautiful light, find gentle corners of cosiness within your home and help you & your family look stunning. Don't worry if your home isn't 'magazine worthy' - I create gorgeous pictures you will be proud to hang on your wall.

I HATE MYSELF IN PICTURES. CAN YOU JUST FOCUS ON THE CHILDREN AND I WILL HIDE OUT THE WAY?

Everyone says this. And I mean - everyone! I'll pop you in the most flattering light and help you relax. When you look back at your photos you won't see the few pounds you want to lose or the lines you don't love. You will see an 'in love, happy, smiling' mother. Who doesn't want that? If you don't do it for you - do it for your children. One day they are going to want pictures of you. I guarantee it.

WHAT HAPPENS IF MY CHILD/DOG/HUSBAND DOESN'T BEHAVE OR HAS A TANTRUM?

You are in safe hands. My job is to capture the beauty within the chaos. To record real moments in an authentic, beautiful way. I have several tricks up my sleeve for children (and adults too!) to keep the peace and help everyone look like they love each other!

can we have a photoshoot and a little film too?

Oh yes. This is my favourite package that I offer. A full stunning family photoshoot with a one minute family film. Just send me a message and we can start planning your beautiful shoot.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

Prices start at £275 for a family session, this includes some digital images. Want to find out about my prices. Click here . Ready to book? This is going to be great. Click here to send me a message and we can pencil in a date.

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YOUR

FAMILY FILM

Family, love & life on film. Capturing the gentle moments that make up the story of your life. Perfectly imperfect days. You think you will never forget the way their little curls bob as they skip or how they hold tight to your hand as you swing them along. You will. Memories fade over time.

I would love to tell your story.

THE COLLECTIONS

 

My style is Heartfelt - Unposed - Down to earth. I capture authentic moments that will make you cry the happiest of tears. My lovely families tend to be joyful, full of style and a little bit quirky!

I know you will be delighted with your timeless gallery of beautiful moments.

 

THE OUTDOOR COLLECTION

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Running wild & free - capturing beautiful outdoor family

moments

shoot preparation guide, styling & clothing ADVICE

 

30- 45 minute OUTDOOR photoshoot

with hester barnes (within 30MIN DRIVE FROM GUILDFORD)

 

MAXimum 5 PEOPLE + PETS (SEE COVID POLICY)

 

gallery of 30 - 40

digital images to view

 

5 HAND EDITED HIGH RESOLUTION DIGITAL IMAGES

 

 

£195

THE

SMALL

COLLECTION

Beautiful digital images of your family - capturing love, life & everything in-between

shoot preparation guide

 

styling & clothing advice - helping you piece together your outfits

 

2 hour photoshoot

with Hester Barnes

 

gallery of 80- 100

digital images

to view

 

5 hand edited

high resolution

digital images

 

 

 

 

 

 

£275

THE STANDARD

COLLECTION

summer photoshoot guildford Surrey

Stunning prints and digital images -

capturing love, life & everything in-between

shoot preparation guide

 

styling & clothing advice - helping you piece together your outfits

 

2 hour photoshoot

with hester barnes

 

gallery of 80 - 100

digital images to download

with print release

 

beautiful slideshow

set to music

 

5 professional 5x7

mounted prints

 

 

 

£600

THE ULTIMATE

COLLECTION

Stylish album, prints and digital images - capturing love, life & everything in-between

shoot preparation guide

 

styling & clothing advice - helping you piece together your outfits

 

2 hour photoshoot

with hester barnes

 

gallery of 80 - 100

digital images to download

with print release

 

beautiful slideshow set to music

 

coffee table fine art album

 

8 professional 5x7 mounted prints

£850

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OPTIONAL EXTRAS

upgrade collections | prints | cinematic film | FINE ART ALBUM | hair & makeup

digital & Print
upgrades start from
£100
family photo album Surrey Photographerprints & albumsfrom £10
one minute cinematic film£250

THE FILM COLLECTION

I have always yearned after movement in my photography and last year I was lucky enough to train with the leading UK family film maker. To say I have caught the film bug is an understatement. As a photographer I always look and wait for those little details. The bouncing curls. The chubby little hand in yours. The squeeze around your neck as they snuggle in for a hug. Those heart squeezing moments you see as a parent. But to capture this as an emotive film takes it to another level. Watching one of my films is like opening an old metal tin of the most precious family photographs and seeing them bounce into life.

This legacy is all yours.

 

THE ONE MINUTE FILM

COLLECTION

Beautiful cinematic film & mini family photoshoot -

capturing love, life & everything in-between

film & SHOOT preparation guide

 

questionnaire & planning consultation

 

styling & clothing advice -

helping you piece together your outfits

 

3 hour film &

photoshoot

with Hester Barnes

 

one minute cinematic film edited

to ROYALTY FREE MUSIC

 

gallery of 40 - 60

digital images

to view

 

5 hand edited

high resolution digital images

 

£500

THE FULL FILM

COLLECTION

summer photoshoot guildford Surrey

Stunning cinematic film -

capturing love, life &

everything in-between

FILM preparation guide

 

QUESTIONNAIRE & PRE SHOOT

CONSULTATION

 

STORYBOARDING PLANNING CALL

 

styling & clothing advice -

helpiNG you piece together your outfits

 

3 - 4 hour FILM shoot

with hester barnes

 

ON LOCATION OR AT HOME

 

APPROX THREE MINUTE CINEMATIC FILM

 

*upgrades available to include digital images

 

 

£600

TELL ME EVERYTHING

Interested in a shoot? Love my style of films and photos? Drop me a line and let's make this happen

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CONTACT ME

+ 07944 394832
hello@hesterbarnesphotography.com

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