As an Oldham family photographer, the Inspired By Joseph experience will leave you feeling fabulous, confident and super happy! Why?
Working from the comfort of your home or in an outside area you love
I don’t so studios, it’s just not me. As an Oldham family photographer, working in an environment that you are familiar with makes for natural and emotional photos. Plus, no studio costs mean lower prices for you. Smart.
Oh and I don’t time my sessions either and for family sessions offer parents to change the time on the day. Why? Because I know how hard it can be after an night when the kids haven’t had a good night’s sleep and I’m just nice like that 😉
All edited, digital photos are yours to keep
Go share them far and wide once you have picked your favourites! Rather than charging per print, this allows you the freedom to create your own canvases, cards, mugs or phone cases galore. You are welcome!
Homework makes for a better experience
Before our session, I will share tonnes of resources to help you prepare and will get to know your requirements and expectations ahead of time. This ensures that we make the most of our time together and create a collection of photographs which show the real you.
My close up, light and airy style makes me happy
You can see my style right before you. I like to get up close and personal and use the light to bring my images to life. Raw, emotional and natural photos are at the heart of Inspired By Joseph.
Children are my expertise
I have a knack with kids, all kids. I just do! I have a 'bag of tricks' to make our time together such an adventure for kids of all ages. Of course, I am CRB checked too so you can rest assured that you are in safe hands.
My most popular collections include:
- An online or face to face chat beforehand
- Unlimited, untimed photo session
- All edited, digital images to download from a secure, password protected website
- Ongoing photography hints and tips after our session
- A donation to 52 Lives, Inspired By Joseph’s chosen charity
Cake smash sessions start from £79. All other sessions start from £199.
For bookings made midweek, I have significant offers available. See it as my way of saying thank you for helping to reduce the amount of weekends I work so I have more time with my family. Contact me for further information.
Because I love to craft, I also make a range of personalised scrabble frames starting at £5.99 or £4.99 if you buy three or more. Ideal gifts for loved ones.
From time to time, promotions are posted on my Facebook page.
I'm the Oldham wedding photographer for couples with children – cos I am a Mum too!!
When I got married eight years ago, Joseph and Victoria, my two kids, were just future dreams. We were younger, carefree and always busy (what the hell, I cannot believe I used to complain). Now, as an Oldham wedding photographer for couples with children, things are very different!
I know if I think back to the type of wedding I had, versus the type of wedding I would have now that I am a Mum, let me tell you, it would be SO different. I know that the focus would be on the kids just as much, if not more, than us as a couple. Activities for children, varied menus and thinking about when the kids would sleep would be top of the agenda for sure! Consequently, I know that the photographs that would document our amazing day would be so different.
Love of working with children
I have this in spades driven by my two children, Joseph and Victoria. I’m like the Pied Piper when it comes to kids, they just tend to follow me! I’m always goofing around and can hold their interest through my bag of tricks that I bring to every wedding. I have even been thanked for letting parents finish their puddings in peace, you know at that time of the meal when all kids have had enough! Oh and I am CRB checked too as I am a Trustee and Chair Of Governors for a range of schools across Greater Manchester.
Consciously putting the kids at the centre of the day
Yes, obviously the bride and groom come first but the kids are a close second. I work with clients beforehand to *really* get to know the children. I offer a pre wedding family session too, see it as a dress rehearsal for the kids before the big day. In reality, I know that parents want small children to sleep before a wedding, the day flies by so having these photos created beforehand (which to be fair, no one needs to know when they were taken) can be super useful. I have a ton of ways to involve them in the day (and the other small people at the wedding too!) making them feel super special and important, so you can rest assured that you can spend that energy on just the two of you.
Documenting the day by shooting what is ‘actually’ happening
I know that when a bride and groom have children, it can be difficult to get those staged group photos, after all, what kids want to pose for pictures and be bored! For some couples looking for an Oldham wedding photographer, they know that they might not get that ‘perfectly staged’ photo because they know that that’s not what it is about. I get it. Capturing a child spilling chocolate cake all down their front or playing batman across the dance floor is PERFECT in my eyes! Oh, and I try to get as many unstaged family photos of your guests too, I mean, how often is a whole family dressed to the nines and looking so flippin fab? It’s usually mismatched tops and bottoms with the most inappropriate footwear on your average day, isn't it?
Being more than just a photographer
Before I became a photographer, I had a very successful career in marketing. In that time I have run more events, new branch openings for Halifax banks and saw more airlines launch more new routes from Manchester Airport than I can remember! I always try to share this knowledge with clients to help keep wedding costs down and be a bit creative. This can be super useful in the run up to the big day! Then on the day, I basically just get stuck in with whatever needs to be fetched or moved or done because I know that sometimes, that is more important than capturing the moment.
I know that this won’t resonate with everyone, it’s not meant to. But if it resonates with you, I would love to chat about your day and find out more about the children who take centre stage in your world plus I am sure I will start thinking of wedding tips. Once I know more about your day I can advise of costs as each wedding is so different. All I can say is that I KNOW I am excellent value for money and I will always try to work to your budget. I will give you a clue though, it's not in the thousands! Plus I’ll even bring cake when we meet, cos every Mum needs a slice of cake don’t they?