Family portrait photography

When was the last time you had a family portrait together?

Thought so.

Life has a funny habit of passing you by, doesn’t it? One minute the endless summers of the school holidays stretch ahead of you like a desert and the next moment you’ve landed your first job, buying your first car and looking for somewhere to live.
Now you have a family and as you’ve realised, time doesn’t slow down! Sometimes I’m asked when the perfect time for a family portrait is – the perfect time is right now, before it’s too late.

A family portrait session is like a priceless gift to your future self.

My name is Simon Kemp and I’ve had the pleasure of photographing families for over twenty years.
Now that my two munchkins are all grown up I know only too well how quickly time goes by. I am so glad I have photographs of the four of us when the kids were small. I realised there was no going back and no way of capturing those special days of parenthood and family life.
Many parents are never in the picture because they are the ones taking the photograph :)
Commission a beautiful family portrait of you and the children now – there is no time to waste.
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We’ll chat about your family and decide the best way to photograph you all – studio, at home or on location and put a date in the diary.


A relaxed, informal shoot which gets the best out of everyone. No hurry, no stress, just a unique time to enjoy being together as a family.

The Photographs

We’ll meet after the session and I’ll show you your beautiful photographs for you to make your choice. No pressure, no hard sell – promise.

They say that parenthood comprises a series of goodbyes :)

Goodbye to your baby when they turn in to a toddler, goodbye when they’re older and spending more and more time away from home. Goodbye when they finally fly the nest.

Get in touch and let’s organise some beautiful family portraits before it’s too late.

baby and mother portrait

Do you feel that you had enough photographs of you as a child
with your parents?


Cleaning out the loft recently, I found this tiny pair of socks :) It’s hard to believe how quickly my two have grown. The eldest is 22 next month(!) whilst my youngest is 18 and away at college.

Any parent knows how quickly things go by and how fast they grow.

There’s never been a better time to own a beautiful, warm portrait of you and your loved ones.

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It's not about the camera

Technical standards aside, quality family portrait photography is more about the photographer than the equipment.

Portraits you will love

All of my work is guaranteed. I take the time and trouble to make sure you will love your family portraits. Find out more.

Expression is key

Twenty years experience + relaxed and unhurried sessions means natural, relaxed and genuine expresssions​ on the faces of your loved ones.

"Just a note to say thanks for the wonderful photographs of the family. I helped Dad put up the portrait and it looks stunning!"
family portrait photo
Vanessa Fulker
Sandhurst, Berkshire.
"Simon came to our home for a family portrait and created a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere that was ideal for our toddler and newborn baby. The photographs are top quality and will take pride of place in our house!"
baby portrait
Katherine Moseley
Aldermaston, Berkshire.

Family Portrait Photography | Reading, Berkshire

Hi and thanks for visiting my photography website. I am a family portrait photographer based in Spencers Wood, just south of Reading in Berkshire.

I have the pleasure of photographing families, babies and children in Spencers Wood, Shinfield, Arborfield, Swallowfield, Riseley, Eversley, Mortimer, Beech Hill, Farley Hill and Reading. From each portrait session I aim to produce relaxed, natural family portrait photographs in black and white and in colour.

My clients book me for my relaxed style of portrait photography, beautiful portrait prints, framed wall portraits and other portrait photography products.

I’m an experienced photographer specialising in portraits of all kinds; at home , on location or in the studio. Our fully equipped photographic studio, situated south of Reading is ideal for small groups and individual shots. At each photography session I strive to relax my clients and produce images that show their personalities and their relationship with each other.

Children’s Portrait Photography in Reading, Wokingham, Berkshire, Family Portraits in Surrey and Hampshire. Specialising in family studio portraits and portrait photography at home.
Family and Portrait Photography in Spencers Wood, Wokingham,
Aldermaston, Mortimer and Reading, Berkshire.

Please do get in touch to find out how I can create family portrait photographs that will be priceless and irreplaceable in the years to come.

black and white baby portrait