Welcome to Michaela Strivens Photography! I offer an on location family photography service based in Carshalton, Surrey, dedicated to helping families create beautiful, natural images that will be treasured for decades to come.
I will photograph your family at home or outdoors drawing inspiration from the mood, the light, the changing seasons and most importantly, your unique family story. I like to create images in a location that means something to you and your family, and where everyone can feel comfortable and have fun. I also love photographing christenings, baptisms and other family occasions in a relaxed and candid style but can of course provide more traditional photographs of the event should you wish.
My approach to a photography session is relaxed, fun, friendly and very patient, especially when toddlers or very young children are involved. I will take the time to build rapport with your family before the camera even appears. In my experience as both a photographer and a mother, the most beautiful and authentic images come about when everyone can be themselves and enjoy the moment. At the same time, I will provide gently direction so you’ll never be left wondering what to do!
When I'm not photographing families or looking after my own family, I'm participating in workshops and training sessions, practising new skills and techniques and generally pursuing my passion for photography. I'm a registered member of The Guild of Photographers and fully insured for your peace of mind.
If you think I might be the photographer for you, or you'd simply like to have a chat about what you're looking for and how and I can help, please get in touch.