About Me

Hi, I’m Beth, and I am a lifestyle photographer. Thanks for dropping by my website.

Beth Goodwin

Lifestyle Photography?

This means I shoot entirely on location, not in a studio so that I can capture the ‘real’ family I am working with in their natural environment or in the great outdoors of which there are so many amazing options locally.

What makes me tick?

I passionately believe in photographing children, families and their pets in this way. It’s a style that might not appeal to everyone; some may prefer to be in the confines of a studio, with fixed lighting and a controlled situation. However, I believe that children are at their best when they are free to roam, run, seek adventure, play and generally be themselves.

If the children are having a great time then generally parents are more relaxed and themselves too (I speak from my own experience!).

Coupled with this relaxed, fun approach to my work, I also like to incorporate something of the natural environment in order to set the context. Remember, what you do and where you go as a family will change (or has already changed); a keepsake of those times is a precious key to unlocking those memories.

So, why choose me as your photographer?

Well, I provide a completely bespoke service to each client so no one shoot is the same, just like each family is unique. I’m all about memories – those that last a lifetime that is why the location has to be special.

Your shoot should be relaxed and about having fun as a family not worrying about time constraints, false smiles and studio lights. I capture images of your loved ones that show their personalities and the spirit and emotion of your family. This takes time and evolves as a session develops.

You return to the viewing studio a few days later and see your images come alive on the screen. Here you will have the opportunity to see and feel the quality of the wall art and albums that you can buy for your memories to be encapsulated and shared for a lifetime.

Of course I know how to use my cameras and manipulate the light to the best effect but I am first and foremost a people person.

I love getting to know new families and revisiting old ones, I love seeing the relationships at play and to the children embroiled in their latest game or mission be it in fairyland or espionage! And I love to listen to teenagers and hear their hopes and dreams and opinions on the world into which they are entering.

Prior to setting up my business in 2010, I was a secondary school teacher, I also have 3 little ones of my own, I therefore feel I know a thing or two about children and young people and I know the best way to direct them and get the most out of each session. The results I’m told show in the images I capture.

So call me 07875 437022 or email: beth@bethgoodwinphotography.co.uk, you can drop by the studio or we can chat on the phone about what you are after for YOUR family shoot.

It doesn’t have to be for a special occasion (although that is a good idea too: granny’s 60th/ 70th, a special birthday (we don’t have to talk which!), an anniversary, a reunion, a large family get-together) what is important is that those special times are preserved.

Time flies and especially so when you have children don’t let it whizz past and have nothing to show for it.

I look forward to chatting x

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