Fun And Natural Family Photography  In Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds And The South West

Kathryn Goddard Photography

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So you’re looking for a family photographer in Gloucestershire?

Welcome! And thank you so much for thinking of me.

I absolutely love getting out and about in the Forest of Dean, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds to take photos of you and your gorgeous family.

(When I travel to meet you, I arrange for trees to be planted to offset my carbon emissions too.)

Now, I completely understand that not everyone enjoys having their photo taken. (I hear you!) So I specialise in helping you and your family to relax, have fun – and actually enjoy our fantastic time together.

Let’s take family photos – and have fun!

I can give you heaps of ideas for lovely locations if you need me to. Somewhere wonderful and natural where you (and any little ones) will feel excited to explore. I promise it won’t even feel like a ‘photoshoot’!

I’m happy to advise on all the things you may be worrying about. (What should I wear? How will we keep the children focused? Can I bring my dog/alpaca/horse?!) Don’t panic – I’ve seen and photographed it all. You’ll be fabulous!

I have so many ways of making your family photoshoot light-hearted and joyful. (That’s how we end up with those huge, big smiles, after all.)

Natural photography – with genuine giggles.

You may catch me lying down in a pile of leaves, trying to get the most natural shot. (If the sight of me trying to get back up again doesn’t make you chuckle, nothing will!)

You’ll hear me saying silly things like ‘squish’ or ‘swing a toddler.’ (It will all make sense on the day!) I encourage piggy backs and bug hunts and anything that makes us feel playful and giggly. (But no pressure. Whatever works for you.)

I do things differently.

I know how it feels to have family photos taken and not to like any of them – because you didn’t feel comfortable. 

And I’ve been through those expensive, posed shoots where you can’t actually afford the photos at the end. (That can be so frustrating.)

So at Kathryn Goddard Photography, I do things differently. 

We make friends and enjoy every moment. This is your experience – you deserve to!

And I keep my pricing reasonable, with none of those confusing or hidden charges.

So let’s get together and capture those family memories and milestones ... so they’re yours to keep!

Let’s Capture Those Moments!

“Kathryn is lovely, friendly and made everyone feel relaxed. The morning just felt like going for a family walk with a friend who takes fantastic photos!!”

Emily, Gloucester

 Your Family Photo Session In Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds And Beyond

The Family Photo Session

Perfect for any family and/or friendship group, these sessions are 90 minutes long. 

We’ll choose our location – perhaps in the Forest of Dean, the Cotswolds, Cheltenham or Gloucester – and get ready for the fun! I know you’re going to love it.

If you choose this session, please note that prints and other products are not included. You can buy these by adding a photo collection from the section below. Have a browse!

price £90

The Mini Photo Session

Mini sessions are 30 minutes long, with a maximum of 5 people. (Family and/or friends – you decide!)

We’ll choose our location – maybe the Forest of Dean, the Cotswolds, Cheltenham or Gloucester – and get ready to enjoy those precious moments!

This session includes 10 photos and professional editing. You’re welcome to add a photo collection from the section below if you’d like to.

price £250

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Add A Photo Collection

Your Favourite Collection £250

Choose your favourite 10 images from our session to keep as high-resolution digital files. (I’ll professionally edit them for you, so they’re just perfect.)

You’ll also receive a professionally printed and beautifully mounted print of each of your 10 chosen images.

They make great gifts – or just treat yourself!

Your Storybook Collection £550

Choose your favourite images from our photoshoot and I’ll curate them into a 20 page bespoke portrait book for you. (This will contain around 50 of your must-keep images. You’ll be spoilt for choice!)

Once you’ve agreed the proofs, your book will be printed on luxuriously thick paper and will be ready for you to have as a wonderful keepsake.
You’ll also receive your final edited images presented on a USB to look at, print or enjoy whenever you fancy.

Your Memories Collection £450

Choose your favourite 27 images from our session and I’ll professionally edit them for you.

You’ll then receive a wonderful 18” x 18" frame, finished in either black or white. The frame is perfect for displaying your fun, retro inspired prints. 

With a magnetic background, you can swap your prints to showcase 9 of your favourite images at a time.

Each frame comes complete with your choice of 27 fine art prints and your final edited images presented on a USB stick. Perfect! 

Let’s Arrange It!

“Kathryn is brilliant with every age ... we spanned four generations from 2yrs old to 95yrs.”

Dee, Forest of Dean

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frequently asked questions

I offer sessions suitable for children, teenagers, families and friends, including family celebrations.

I also offer mini sessions throughout the year.

My sessions usually take place at a favourite location. I have lots of fun ideas if you’re stuck with this! Do get in touch.

I don’t have a studio. I prefer to work outdoors or on location (which helps to give your session a fun feel – and makes for gorgeous, natural photos).

I work in and around Gloucester, Cheltenham, the Forest of Dean, the Cotswolds and the South West. (Or we can discuss me travelling further.)

If you’re having a celebration at a venue, I’d be delighted to meet you there to capture those precious memories for you. Let’s chat.

Please allow around 90 minutes. Little people sometimes have limited attention spans and I want everyone to enjoy our time together.

Great question! First of all, wear something that you feel comfy in. 

Layers work really well. For your family photoshoot, try to avoid being too ‘matchy.’ Choose a staple colour and try to have everyone wearing something in that colour so you complement each other. It’s best to avoid logos or characters.

Have a look through the galleries on this page to get an idea of what looks great.

Please, please don’t worry! I have 2 children myself so I am used to children having moments. The best thing about working outdoors is that children can relax and be themselves. This will allow me to capture those natural moments – I promise.


Most certainly! I’m a pet person too. My sessions often involve people’s dogs, horses, alpacas ... They’re very welcome and can be an important part of the family. 

Just let me know in advance so I can pick the best location and pack a few treats!

If I decide on the day of the photoshoot that the weather is unsuitable, then of course we can reschedule. 

But don’t worry if we don’t have brilliant sunshine! I’ve done family photoshoots in the snow, drizzle and cold before and have still captured some beautiful photos.

An overcast day is absolutely fine (and is actually the most flattering light to shoot in!) 

Yes, of course. A poorly little one doesn’t make for smiley photos! 

I’m happy to reschedule your session to another date at no extra cost.

Please do try and give me as much notice as possible.

There’s a £90 booking fee which is payable when you book your session. Following your session, you can then choose whichever collections or products suit you. Payment for products is required when you order.


Around 2 weeks after your session (sooner if I can!) I’ll email you a link to a pass.word protected gallery of the final images.

The gallery remains online for 21 days to allow you to choose 

If you’re happy with me sharing images online after you’ve seen them, just let me know. (I’ll send you an image consent form. I will never share your images unless you’ve completed this to say that I can.) 

As a photographer it’s important for me to showcase my work – but I do understand that not everyone wants their family photoshoot popping up on social media. 

That’s so exciting! Thank you. Just press the ‘Let’s Book!’ button below to get in touch. We’ll sort everything out from there.

I can’t wait to meet you.

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"Kathryn did a most wonderful job of capturing our extended family in a series of informal photos. She was sensitive to our requirements, and immediately put everyone at ease, from the one-year-old upwards. She demonstrated a great understanding of what works best, and took her time to ensure perfect results, and we are absolutely thrilled with these

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"So relaxed and patient with us wooden, camera shy ladies. The results are treasured. Thank you!"

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"great family session, despite the weather we still have a huge set of memorable pictures to treasure. x"

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"Loved all our shoots and have returned to Kathryn for several occasions. friendly, helpful, nothing is too much trouble. Thank you for creating so many lovely memories. x"

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"Thank you so much for my horsie photoshoot! I can highly recommend Kathryn - She is brilliant and a pleasure to be with. A fun relaxed morning was had by all - Including Misty!"

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"Thank you Kathryn for braving a photo shoot with the Austin clan (plus dogs that like to face the wrong way!!!)today!!! It was great! :)"

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