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A family photographer is probably someone you should get to know a little. Family pictures are one of those things that we often skip having taken, and yet they are massively important, especially as time marches on. Wouldn’t it be easier if they were taken at your own home? We can arrange that.

As families grow and mature, everything changes very quickly, and taking regular pictures is absolutely invaluable. For me, they can literally make me cry with joy, looking at pictures of my kids from even just a few years ago.

It’s true that in a disaster situation, like a fire, most people would grab very personal things like family pictures. We can easily replace a pair of shoes, but we can never replace that photo from 5 years earlier. This is also where a family photographer comes in – archives.

I have literally had clients call in tears, having had their computer crash, or their laptop stolen, with all of their precious family photos lost in the process. Luckily, I keep all photography sessions of my clients, always, so they were able to get back at least the pictures that I took.

The value of our family pictures should never be underestimated. As a family photographer, I see the expressions on the faces of my clients when they get their beautiful new photographs. Priceless.

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Some FAQ’s

How Much Is A Family Photographer?

As with all custom services, it depends. It depends on how much time you want your family photographer to work with you, and what the end products are. There are digital images, prints, wall portraits, and even albums.

As a guide, my clients spend anywhere between $500 and $1,500 on their photos. Less and more are both possible. I like to think that for the price of an average phone, my clients can end up with memories that will last a lifetime, even pass through generations. And why not? Our children will have children, who will have children, and these images could go a long way. We better make them beautiful, right?

How Do We See The Images?

There are a couple of options. One is that we can sit down together a few days after the photo shoot, once I have time to edit the images. I will be able to give advice and answer any questions that you have.

The other option is an online gallery. In that case, the final images are uploaded to a gallery for viewing, and you can of course pass the link to everyone in your circle.

It can also be both options.

What Will We Wear?

It’s a great question. Some families like to coordinate, maybe all with blue jeans and white tee shirts, while others like to be different.  It’s really a personal choice, and it’s worth looking at images online.

Please get in touch if you need any help.

Maternity & Newborn Photography.

These are sessions that require a bit more planning. Please get in touch to discuss these potential sessions before booking.

Some Links.

Our Instagram and Facebook pages have more work examples, as do Pinterest and Google.

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Family photographer Hugh Anderson, captured this unframed wall portrait, December 2017.
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Family photographer Hugh Anderson Photography. Maternity photo in Franklin.
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Stick With Your Family Photographer.

It may seem self-serving that as a family photographer, I’m suggesting that you stick with me, every year, but I do have my genuine reasons.

As a photographer and as a father who has lost a child to sickness, I am acutely aware of the importance of photographs. Every single photograph of my son Christopher is a work of art to me – even if it’s blurry. The importance of the images captured by a portrait photographer is immense, if not today, one day.

The first thing is connection.  In working with your photographer, whether it’s yearly group photos or a birthday party, a relationship is built over time.  And that helps a lot, people are more relaxed around their family photographer if they have been around them many times.

Then there is the style.  Your photographs will be consistent from year to year using the same photographer, and at some point if you decide to put together a photo album, it all gels. It fits together best if the final pictures all came from the same photographer.

Possibly the most important consideration is you are more likely to send a quick email every year saying “Hey, we need new pictures” if you have a good relationship with your family photographer.

Some things to consider, right?

Families Love Photo Shoots.

I have noticed over the many, many photo sessions I have done – families have fun with their photo shoots. Everyone gets dressed up, sometimes it involves larger numbers made up of several families, it’s awesome! It’s like a social gathering of sorts.

My work as a photographer grants me the privilege of seeing families come together and have fun. It’s a beautiful thing.

Best Family Photographer Near Me.

Did you search for “best family photographer near me”? If you did, and I came up, I’m flattered.

Seriously though, I don’t know where I fall on the list of best family photographers, but what I do know is this – I will work hard to make sure you get the family photographs that you desire and deserve. Making sure that you are happy with the results is what it’s all about.

Other Photography Services

Here is a list of typical photography services provided. Of course, it is not exhaustive, so please got in touch if what you need is not listed.


Seniors. Visit the High School Seniors pictures page. 

Kids Photography. Check out kids’ photo examples here.

Portraits.  Portraits are here. 

Headshots.  Business, social, and actor headshots are here.

ERAS Photos. Get your photos for your medical residency application here.