Children & Families



Family Reunion

Baby Charlotte

Our Approach

Emphasis is on capturing beautiful, natural images of you and your family, new born or bump. Photo sessions are relaxed and informal so please don’t worry about having your photographs taken.

This is about getting the right surroundings for you and your family. You choose the venue and we’ll take the photographs! It might be at home or in your garden, at a park of in the woods climbing a favourite tree! We want your shoot to be as enjoyable as it can be so that we capture the images that you want and will be delighted with. During a shoot of approximately 90minutes we would aim to photograph the children individually and in whichever combination you choose. That way you have the photographs that you really want for your home.


We suggest you choose clothes that you are most comfortable in, and that reflect your lifestyle. Feel free to bring a change of clothes for children if you wish. We suggest avoiding stripes and any large text print as this can be distracting.

Babies and toddlers

Make sure that your shoot time is planned for a time of day to suit your child. We are more than happy to break for feeding and changing whenever it may be needed. We do not stick to rigid session times and can be flexible around your family’s needs.


If your child has a favourite toy, you may like to include this in the pictures. As we are intending to capture their childhood, their favourite toy will have a lot of sentimental value in the future – no matter how grubby and chewed it may seem now! Any toys or props you think will help our child to relax and have fun then feel free to bring along.

Viewing your images

You will be able to see your photographs approximately two weeks after the shoot. The pictures will be presented in the form of a digital slide show to music at our studio near Harpenden. During the viewing you will be able to choose from a selection of quality handmade frames, canvases, and other exciting display options. An online preview gallery can be emailed to you prior to your viewing if you wish.

The viewing experience was exceptionally organised, fun and helpful. We would have floundered around for a long time if we had just been left to review them!

Louise & Iain Plunkett – St. Albans


  • girls walking in field
    Family portraiture Harpenden
    June 19, 2018 by
    Summer Mini photo sessions, Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th July 2018 near Harpenden, Wheathampstead and St.Albans This Summer we are holding mini photo sessions once again.  Just £47 for a 20 minute photo shoot and two digital files of your choice. Additional prints and files are available. Or call us to book 01582 469003 Are you always taking the family photo and never in it, apart from a family selfie?!  Maybe this year is the time to have some family photographs taken professionally. Ian and I have 2 daughters and run our business from our home in Wheathampstead.  We know how rare it is and how important it is to capture those everyday magical moments.  If you have always thought about having some...
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  • family photo in bluebell woods
    Mini photo shoot, Harpenden, Spring 2018
    March 6, 2018 by
        Spring Family Photo Shoots Photo sessions near Wheathampstead and Harpenden. We are delighted to announce dates for our family mini shoot days! April 13th, 14th and 21st at a private woodland location near Wheathampstead. 20 minute photo session £47 including a voucher for 2 digital files. (The voucher is valid until June 30th via the online gallery which will be emailed to you.) Additional prints, digital files and framed products are available. Feel free to call us (Emma & Ian) if you have any questions.  Bookings can be made online via the link below.         Additional image files and prints are as follows: One image file £35. Five image files £160 Ten digital files £300 7×5 prints £25...
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Ian Scott Photography

We are a husband and wife team based in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, London and further afield. Between us we photograph weddings, children & families, corporate portraiture, weddings and Bar & Bat Mitzvahs.

Contact Us

Ian Scott Photography Limited
1 Valley Rise
St Albans

01582 469003