London Family Photographer – Ben Heasman Photos for your beloved unordinary life Documentary family photographer for London, Surrey and everywhere Want to see some real family photography? Family photos that GET your crazy brilliant life? Pictures of the exhausting marvel of your family*? *I am forever re-examining the meaning of this word. My own family evolves anew each day. Which is a bloody challenge. And amazing. Then you’re extremely close to a treasure trove of family photos… Of your cherished, unordinary, real life together. Find them through the orange. They are called: 'THE PHOTOS OF US' (Because they are yours. And that would be grammatically correct.) Jen, Bishop's Stortford When I looked through the album I began getting teary eyed… …as you’ve captured the love we have for each other and I wasn’t sure that would ever be captured. Kayla, Norwich Thank you so much it is sooo beautiful. Your photography is just STUNNING Ben!!! Ligia, Sunbury Ben managed to get the most amazing pictures without us even realising how and when he took them! He is actually an artist! MEET BEN London documentary family photographer Hi! I’m Ben – a husband, dad, wannabe badminton* player and documentary family photographer in London. I have a background in fine art and teaching and a foreground in toddler parenting. I am fluent in the language of beautiful photography and am also a pretty good people-person. I love light, atmosphere and occasionally musing on my own family. And I use unposed documentary photography to capture the specialness of your real life – the one that you really love and really want to remember. Read more about the documentary approach that I take over on my blog. And chat to me about your everyday days and your special days coming up – and how they can turn into beautiful artwork for years and years to come. *Started playing again. (Extremely proud about this – ‘considering-an-entire-blog-post-on-it’ proud) AS SEEN IN FROM THE BLOG Recent sessions: Family photos of Jen and familyA family photo session with Jen and family, featuring a very cool trampoline, weekend car washing, and lots… Continue Reading News & features: Storytellers Photo-ConferenceMe, mum and dad went to a place called Florida last year. When we got there, dad kept… Continue Reading Photo journal: Bubbles by the front doorStanding the ‘wrong’ side of the front door, amongst the junk mail and the coats, there are bubbles…. Continue Reading SEE SOME WARM, BIG-HEARTED FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHYHave a look at a selection of photographs taken from a variety of family sessions. You will find real emotion, connection and joy. This is natural, documentary family photography. VIEW PORTFOLIOCHAT TO A WARM, BIG-HEARTED FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHERGive me a call or an email. I love chatting about all things family and photography, and I’m sure I can help you out with any questions about sessions, pricing, and process. CONTACT BEN THE PROCESS My approach – as a family photographer in London From a regular day with your family to your most special event, I document genuine human stories – the characters, exchanges and surprises that colour your life. The things that make it so relatable, and that make you know it all afresh. I respond to emotions, details and moments as they unfold, and I use a camera to make of them something artful: to show the suddenness of a shock, the atmosphere of a particular time, the ‘plumness’ of a plum (that’s a line from the English Patient – but you get the idea). I work discretely, with lots of feeling and with a keen visual eye. I love the genre of photojournalism but I don’t feel restricted by it. And I like plums every now and then. Your real family What I love to photograph more than anything in the world is people and situations as they are. There is always a beauty, an emotion, a significance – ‘there’ – right in the fold. I like nothing more than to reveal one, two or a torrent of these moments in a visual form – a form in which I have training and, I guess, my own history, significances and references. It’s important to say that I bring all of this ‘artistic literacy’ into my work as a family photographer in London, or wherever. To help give a language to those moments of genuine intrigue, of revelation, or pure fun. The value of documentary family photography Most importantly perhaps, what I bring to my work is… myself. I value the feelings, the trust and situations of those I work with. I have an unobtrusive manner – although I prefer the word ‘responsive’, as I understand that being ‘unobtrusive’ sometimes means being ‘part of things’ and, at other times, means giving you space to be who you are. As a family photographer, I’m not ‘in your face’ or interfering, neither am I cold or aloof. I will respond to the energy and emotion and atmosphere of a situation; and I will photograph meaningful, human moments because I will recognise them, value them, and shake them by the hand. GET IN TOUCH Company First Name * Last Name * Email Address * Comments / Questions * This is me London family photographer And UK! Talk to me firstname.lastname@example.org 07752674652 Follow me Instagram News – of deer visits, and family musings… London family photography locations: Before entering the special world of documentary family photography I spent many years practicing lens-based art and teaching photography – and I bring this experience with me wherever I go. I am based in South West London and provide family photography sessions to areas such as Twickenham, Teddington, Richmond, Wimbledon, Esher and Kingston without batting an eyelid. However, all areas of North London and South London are covered with relish. Family photography sessions are also available further afield in counties such as Hampshire, Surrey, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Sussex, Dorset, Oxfordshire and Hertfordshire. This green and pleasant land is a nice place to travel.