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“Thank you so much for the 'Paddy Shoot' today - you are so patient and calm - and from the shots you showed me, a brilliant photographer.”
Liz Williams

Circle of Life Photography

Welcome to my family photography website

I am a family portrait photographer based in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey. This website, Circle of Life Photography, is for traditional family portrait photography, including maternity, babies, newborn, children, family and pet photography. I have another website, called Leading Light Photography, for fashion and commercial photography.


My aim is to help you end up with what you want.

I provide a friendly bespoke service, and I pride myself in understanding the wishes of my clients. If you aren't yet sure what you want don't worry. You are not alone, and I can guide you through the various options.

I have always enjoyed photography, and I continue to invest time and money in my own professional development. Even when I am not doing paid work, I am constantly experimenting and pushing my own boundaries. This is because I love capturing images that have some meaning. The meaning may be to capture an emotion, a moment, or a personality. Or it may involve crafting an image to tell a story.

I love the versatility that photography brings, and this is why I avoid limiting myself to “a single style”.

This dedication to my craft has resulted in the accumiulation of a wide range of photographic styles. Not only in family portrait photography, but also in commercial and fashion photography. This is why I have so many happy clients, and why my services are sought after.

This is the wealth of experience I will bring to your photo shoot. Whether you want family photography, or portraits of your children and pets, or whether you want baby and maternity photography, I will bring all my experience and skill to capture some beautiful photographs for you and your family to treasure. I never rush, partly because I don't like rushing, but also because I want my clients to be able to relax and enjoy the process. I don't want my clients to feel they are being forced to hurry!

Although I am not the cheapest portrait photographer in Surrey, I might be more affordable than you think. Starting prices are indicated on my products and prices page, and it is always worth checking my special offers. Currently I have some very special offers for maternity and baby photography. I also have an exceptionally good value for money offer on modelling portfolios, on my other website, Leading Light Photography.

I am based in Surrey, and I work on location and in my studio in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey. "On location" means out and about, or at your home if this is appropriate.


Would you like more passion, more drama?

This website is for traditional family photography. I have a separate website for more adventurous photography. In particular I wanted to keep my boudoir photography separate from my family photography website. So if you are young and adventurous (or just adventurous) and would like more drama in your photographs, why don't you visit my other website, Leading Light Photography? This is where I bring fashion and commercial styles of photography to the general public.