*New baby? kids growing up? new puppy/kitten or want to include pets, teenagers that don't let you take their photo anymore? I've worked with them all and LOVE IT! 


My style of family photography is simple and are for families who want to freeze time and capture real moments in their daily life


Using soft natural light in the comfort of your own home, garden or favourite hang out. I spend some time getting to know you and your family whilst documenting what I see. We can go outside, we can stay home. Your kids can show me their rooms, their toys etc, jump on the bed and show me all their proudest creations.


I find they are more relaxed in their own surroundings (rather than a studio) and see me as a family friend that happens to take photos. They can retreat for quiet time when they’ve had enough. You can give them as many snacks (bribes), nappy changes and feeds as they need.


Cheekiness, real smiles and cuddles are all encouraged.

Weekends and weekdays are good for me and for outdoor shoots if the weather isn't great I am happy to reschedule.

*Please note baby lifestyle shoots don't include any of my prop / poses. (unless baby is under 10 days old and very sleepy we can try a few shots).

Newborn photo shoots can take some time and so will need to be priced accordingly 

Digital Packages


There are 4 options available for Family Shoots. 

Choose from: 

  • a standalone shoot, with no photos included simply choose your quantity of images afterwards

  • a photoshoot with 10 digital photos of your choice 

  • a photoshoot with 20 digital photos of your choice 

  • a photoshoot with your *full lifestyle story (60+ photos included as a minimum).

  • Previous clients receive 3 extra images or a *USB with full lifestyle story option.

All shoots are around 60-90 minutes long, You will receive your voucher via email. These vouchers can be transferred but not refunded and shoots are available within 18 months from purchase.

I will be in touch to arrange your session requirements or send your voucher on to the recipient once payment has been received.. Please let me know who the shoot/voucher is for.

If you have a preferred date please add it and I will check my availability, we can be rearrange if the weather isn't agreeable or due to illness.

Ideas for shoots include:

 Family - Baby Bump - Baby - Sitters - One year - Cake smash - Back to School

Birthday Milestones - Childs portraits - Child Model portraits - Child Fine art

Prom - School leavers - Teenagers

* Locations in and around Bedford 30 miles from MK40

beyond this limit - a small travel surcharge can be added.

Ballet & Dance
Bump shoot
Sitters / 6 months +
Cake smash & Splash
Teenage shoot
Portrait / Fine Art
Teenage Dance / Model
Butterfly Child
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Creative portrait and artistic wedding photographer, Tara Gillen Photography covers Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, London, UK, 
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