Whatever the weather | Teen photographer St Albans

Teen photographer, St Albans, Hertfordshire

I have moved from photographing children to being a teen photographer with this family, they come back to me year after year and it’s been wonderful to watch them develop into great young adults. We have generally been quite lucky with the weather, but this time it was a drizzly, cold, grey autumn day and there was no hope of a break in the clouds. The driving rain meant a location rethink, so I started off observing the children in their home, using pretty window light, but to mix it up a bit we decided to brave the rain and venture out. The boys had a lot of fun playing cops and robbers on an old industrial estate, before we headed to the park where we discovered the one bonus of bad weather – the park was deserted. No one else was crazy enough to think playing in the rain is fun, but it’s amazing what you can do with a camera, even when the weather is unkind. If you would like to see this family’s earlier photoshoots have a look here and here.

St Albans teen photographer
St Albans teen photographer
St Albans teen photographer
St Albans teen photographer
St Albans teen photographer
St Albans teen photographer
St Albans teen photographer


St Albans teen photographer, Emma Collins at eskimo*rose photography

I am a St Albans lifestyle photographer, available for family, children and teen photo sessions in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and London … and further afield if you wish! If you would like to book your own eskimo*rose photoshoot, please get in touch to discuss your requirements. You can email me at emma@eskimorose-photography.com, or visit my contact page.

Gorgeous family photoshoot products | St Albans photographer

Something that I am extremely passionate about is getting photos in print. Photos should be framed, in albums to browse, on display for you to enjoy and look at everyday. But I am willing to bet that all of us have hundreds of images stuck on our hard drives, gathering metaphorical dust. This is why I have a menu of high quality, handmade products to offer my clients, it would be so sad for the beautiful images of your special family to be hidden away. If you have digital images, there is always tomorrow to print, there’s always something else to do, I remove all those hurdles and makes sure that beautiful family photoshoot products are delivered right to your door. After a winter sun photoshoot this family chose one of my most popular products, a stunning storyboard frame which encapsulates the story of the day. They also had 3 frames, one of each of their children, as well as some prints and frames which winged their way to relatives on the other side of the world in New Zealand!

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St Albans on location photographer, Emma Collins at eskimo*rose photography

I am an on location photographer based in St Albans, available for family photoshoots and newborn photoshoots in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and London … and further afield if you wish! If you would like to book your own eskimo*rose photoshoot, please get in touch to discuss your requirements. You can email me at emma@eskimorose-photography.com, or visit my contact page.

Absence makes the heart grow stronger | St Albans on location photographer

On location photographer, St Albans, Hertfordshire

As an on location photographer, I get all sort of requests from clients, but these teen boys and their mum had a really special request. Dad had been posted abroad with work, so they wanted to send him something really personal for his birthday to remind him of his beautiful family back home. After an early morning run one day, inspiration struck and a photoshoot was booked. We headed to a local park one evening, the rain just about held off and I managed to get some gorgeous images of the boys playing and joking around with their mum. Capturing these sort of family interactions really makes my heart sing, real meaningful moments that show the true heart of a family.

on location photographer
on location photographer
on location photographer
on location photographer
on location photographer
on location photographer
on location photographer


St Albans on location photographer, Emma Collins at eskimo*rose photography

I am an on location photographer based in St Albans, available for family photoshoots and newborn photoshoots in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and London … and further afield if you wish! If you would like to book your own eskimo*rose photoshoot, please get in touch to discuss your requirements. You can email me at emma@eskimorose-photography.com, or visit my contact page.

Winter photoshoot at sunset | St Albans family photographer

Family photographer, St Albans, Hertfordshire

I am always delighted when a client wants to book a winter photoshoot. It’s one of my favourite times of year to get outside. White crisp frosts, clear blue skies, layers of warm woollen clothes, the neutral grey of bare trees. But most of all I love that I can photograph in the warm golden light of sunset. For most of the year, sunset is so late in the UK, but in winter it is at a very accessible time. If you can brace yourselves for the cool air, it is worth it.

I arrived early at the home of this family, so took a few portraits of the children around their home, whilst they finished getting ready (even the family cat got in on the action!). Then we headed out for an early evening stroll in Verulamium Park, St Albans. The light was perfect, and became more and more beautiful as I walked with the family, capturing them interacting and enjoying themselves in the winter sun.

winter photoshoot
winter photoshoot
winter photoshoot
winter photoshoot
winter photoshoot
winter photoshoot
winter photoshoot
winter photoshoot
winter photoshoot
winter photoshoot
winter photoshoot
winter photoshoot
winter photoshoot
winter photoshoot


St Albans family photographer, Emma Collins at eskimo*rose photography

I am a St Albans family photographer, available for photo sessions in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and London … and further afield if you wish! If you would like to book your own eskimo*rose photoshoot, please get in touch to discuss your requirements. You can email me at emma@eskimorose-photography.com, or visit my contact page.

Boys will be boys | St Albans family photographer

St Albans family photographer, Hertfordshire

As an on location St Albans family photographer, my heart sinks when I see a rainy weather forecast. So, during a particularly warm stretch of summer, I couldn’t believe we managed to single out the one day of storms to book this family photoshoot! But after examining the weather forecast we found a little slot in the evening when the sun would be shining again, so headed to a local wooded park in the St Albans area. In the dappled evening light, these boys had a whale of a time just being themselves whilst I observed and clicked. They were racing each other, hiding and seeking, play fighting, and eventually tiring themselves out so I could get some shots of the family as a whole, before returning home.

st albans family photographer
st albans family photographer
st albans family photographer

Did I mention that there were storms on the day of this session! Before heading to the park, the heavens opened so we waited it out in the shelter of the family home. It was a beautiful home with so many interesting angles with puddles of light, so I made use of the time and snapped the boys playing as they waited patiently to get into the open air.

st albans family photographer
st albans family photographer


St Albans family photographer, Emma Collins at eskimo*rose photography

I am a St Albans family photographer, available for photo sessions in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and London … and further afield if you wish! If you would like to book your own eskimo*rose photoshoot, please get in touch to discuss your requirements. You can email me at emma@eskimorose-photography.com, or visit my contact page.