Nothing brightens up a wall or a sideboard better than  colourful, bright and fun photographs of children and animals. 

Quirky Photography has been borne out of a desire to make portrait photography cheerful, affordable and easy to access, coupled with a need to find new ways to work in order to maintain a viable business in the ever-changing post-covid landscape.

Fine art style portrait of a red haired girl blowing a dandelion clock
Portrits of a girl aged 9 and aged 15 with the caption The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do.” — Andy Warhol

There are lots of reasons for taking photographs, and all of them good:  to record a special occasion, to capture a beautiful scene, to create a piece of art to name a few – but when it comes to photographing your family it’s all about creating memories. Not just for you, although you’ll look back fondly on your lovely images in years to come and recall this happy moment , but for future generations who will yearn to know what their family looked like back in the day.

One of my greatest joys is my collection of photographs of my children as they grow up. The pictures above are of my daughter,  aged 9 and aged 15. I am blessed to be able to document them growing up so thoroughly, although my son, now aged 12, is rather more reluctant to pose for the camera than he used to be. 

So how does Quirky photography work?

The first question you have to answer is two legs or four? That is to say, are you wanting child or pet photography? Examples of both can be seen on the portfolio pages of this website. Can you have both? Yes, of course you can.  Then you need to decide what style of portrait or fantasy image you would like.  Contemporary or traditional? High key and bright or low key and dramatic? Colour or monochrome? Would you like a painterly style image, a cartoon style, or even a full-on fantasy composite? Perhaps your child has a yearning to be a fairy, a mermaid, a footballer, a pirate, or even chased by a dinosaur. The possibilities are endless! 

But don’t worry, part of my job is to talk you through your options and together we can plan your photoshoot. A lot of my work is done before I even pick up a camera. I start by having a conversation with you – on the phone or over a brew, whichever you prefer – so that I understand exactly what
you want.  For example, what do you want the portrait for? Is it going to hang on a wall or stand on a table, or perhaps you’re thinking about an album or something for your website. Then I’ll ask you the style you’re looking for – formal, informal, fun? Understanding all of this makes a big difference to how I shoot the portrait, and is something you just don’t get with all photographers.

Before the shoot, I’ll send you a guide to help you get the best out of the occasion, covering my most frequently asked questions such as what to wear and what to avoid.

fine art portrait of teenage musician by Lisa Marue Gee of Quirky Photography

How much?

I want to be as affordable and as transparent as possible in these uncertain times, so all my styles of photoshoot start from a very affordable £99. This includes a consultation, photoshoot in the studio, your home or on location, plus your favourite three images as printable digital files. Details of all my packages are available on request.  Just give me a call or fill in the contact form and I’ll send them out to you asap. Various options to upgrade are available, but you’ll never be given a hard-sell. I hope my work speaks for itself.

And in order to be as accessible and affordable as possible, all packages can be paid for in three instalments. Just pay one third as a booking and shoot fee to secure your session. Then make another payment after your session and once you’ve seen your photographs. The final third can be deferred and paid when you receive your finished artworks.