Family Photography

"The best things in life are not things." art buchwald


I believe in the beauty of the simple things in life. A real smile, a tight hug, a sibling’s joke. Those little moments that make us unique and that make our family unique.

 
 
Documentary family photography London

DAY IN THE LIFE


A whole day with the family results in true stories. The beauty of every day is what matters the most here.

Documentary Family photography London: family having fun together

Close your eyes and drive yourself to some time of your childhood. Look who’s with you, what clothes they’re wearing. Look around, how is where you are, what objects are there. What jokes are you making and how are you feeling. Now imagine if you had the chance to have this image as a photograph, how much do you think it would be worth?

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This is the spirit that documentary photography seeks to rescue. Much more than parents who want to perpetuate the childhood of their children, documentary photography is, in fact, the best gift parents could give them. When they grow up it will be in this kind of photography that they will find memories of the details, of the caresses and of the day to day life of their childhood and family. In this kind of photography the parents are present, interacting, worried, cheerful or whatever they are.


Why documentary family photography?

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We have a natural tendency to register what is new, what is different, and we let these moments of everyday life escape because they are common and are always there, but they end up being the most precious and important ones further in the future.
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Maybe you can tell me that you already photograph your routine by your cell phone or your camera. But I ask, in how many of these photos are you present? In how many of them is the whole family? How many times do you stop enjoying the moment to photograph?
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A day in the life is a day in which your only concern will be to live your real life and let me take care of the rest. And the longer I stay with you, the better. More time means you will notice less of my presence, and this means truer photographs.
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The work can be focused on a day of your everyday family life, at home, or something that you want to eternalise, like your family going to the park every Sunday, for example. We can talk and decide what fits you best. 😉

Documentary Family photography London: kid putting her finger inside dad's mouth

Documentary or lifestyle family photography

SHORT SESSIONS


2h in your home or outdoors, documentary or lifestyle

Documentary Family photography London: kids rolling on the ground

For short sessions, you can choose documentary or lifestyle style.
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If you want documentary sessions (storytelling), the approach is similar to Day in The Life sessions. The difference is that you should plan the activities you will do because we have less time. It can be those simple moments that happen every day or special ones you want to remember. For example, the time you all get up of the bed in the morning, have breakfast together. Or when you do some activity together as a family, like playing games or making a cake. We can chat and decide together what’s important to you.
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You can also choose for a lifestyle session, which means kind of a portrait session but with no pose, cheesy uncomfortable moments or matching outfits. I seek to bring elements of the personalities of your family during the session, that can be at home or outdoors. It results in timeless photographs that keep beautiful even years later, never going out of fashion. Each family is unique and I am happy when the photographs can show their beauty.

 


What’s the difference between lifestyle and documentary sessions?
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The main difference between lifestyle and documentary is the intervention of the photographer. Whereas in documentary there’s no intervention of the photographer, in lifestyle the photographer conducts what is going to happen in some moments.

Lifestyle family photography London: mother and son in front of a lake holding hands, sun reflecting on them

FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY PRICING

PRICING

Documentary Family photography London: family having fun together

Day in the life

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Session fee is £830 for a full day session and £460 for a half day and includes:
– up to 12h session (full day) or 4h session (half day) at your home or outdoors
– an online gallery  (50-100 pictures) where you can choose and purchase your pictures (it does NOT include any digital files or products, which are purchased separately before or after the session)
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Digital pictures, prints, slideshow, photo books, and albums should be acquired separately.
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My clients usually spend from £700 to £2500 with products like digital files, albums, and prints (not including the session fee).  To know all the details, request a full brochure.


Short session

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Session fee is £180 and includes:
– up to 2h session at your home or outdoors
– an online gallery  (30-50 pictures) where you can choose and purchase your pictures (it does NOT include any digital files or products, which are purchased separately before or after the session)
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Digital pictures, prints, slideshow, photo books, and albums should be acquired separately.
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My clients usually spend from £300 to £1500 with products like digital files, albums, and prints (not including the session fee). To know all the details, request a full brochure.


 
Digital pictures, prints and albums make your experience complete

PRODUCTS


I truly believe in the power of prints, books and albums. I think if you have your precious moments always available to enjoy again, you feel happier!
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Digital files packages from £350. Photobooks from £269. Fine Art Albums from £499. Packages available.
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To know all products details, request a full brochure.

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Photobook pages

But I can print myself those pictures later…
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Sure you can, if you purchase the digital files. But a lot of people leave that for later and end up never doing it. I think it’s a waste when you hire a photographer and don’t use all the investment. Besides that, I know the good printers, I use the best available in the market, where I print my own personal albums too.
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Your album is going to have a beautiful design and I put my eye in it. I believe my eye is one of the reasons you hire me, isn’t?
And it’s suuuuper easy, you only have to choose the photos and you will receive a beautiful album at home. <3


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FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER

LET'S GET IN TOUCH

Morgana Secco London Photographer about contact picture

Ready to get in touch? I’d love to chat about your questions or what you expect for your session.
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Send me a message, I’d be delighted to hear from you. I can’t wait to get to know your family and to create beautiful memories together.
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CONTACT DETAILS
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If you want to know more about me just click the link bellow.
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what clients say

Testimonials

  • Morgana Secco, I do not need to say anything about your work. It is already showed in your words and in every detail that you shoot as NOBODY. This singularity in what you do is for few, but surely you are among them. Thank you for leaving us with such a strong record of this beautiful and true phase, just like your work! I cried and I was moved because on the daily rush we do not really realize how reality is beautifully (im)perfect!!! ❤️❤️❤️
    Gabriela Quevedo
    Gabriela Quevedo
  • We were delighted with Morgana's work, she was spectacular and very professional in everything, exceeded our expectations and was essential to make our moment (pregnancy and childbirth photography) even more magical, as we always dreamed. We love her professionalism and her loving gaze in every moment. Not to mention that the photos were incredible, we were very moved and with the certainty that we made the best choice!
    Leycianne Matias
    Leycianne Matias
 
 

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