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I recently photographed the dreamiest at home lifestyle family photo session as well as announced my newest service – Family Films!

Home family sessions are my absolute favorite. While I love photographing children and their families outdoors in nature, with plenty of rich filtered golden light (the best time of day to schedule a photo session – here’s why) , there is something so special and personal about photographing a family in their home.

Children are so relaxed and at ease in their safe space, and it makes such a difference in the photographs! Family heirlooms and childhood favorite toys are readily nearby, which makes lugging and carrying items to an outdoor shoot much easier. I’m also able to photograph families doing simple tasks that they regularly enjoy doing together like making breakfast and enjoying their favorite interests such as piano playing, dancing, and hair braiding. It makes a session so much more unique and personal to the family.

It’s the simple things that we do together as families that we remember decades from now.

And it is why I am so passionate about documenting these moments in photo and video format. 

I love being a fly on the wall and quietly documenting families interacting and having fun together, especially in their home. You just may want to cozy up with a cup of hot cocoa while scrolling through these gorgeous photographs…

At Home Lifestyle Family Photo Session

family cuddling during Home Lifestyle Family Photo Session in France with Helena Woods Photography girl in pink dress dancing at Home Lifestyle Family Photo Session with Helena Woods Photography  mother braids child's hair during Home Lifestyle Family Photo Session in France mother cuddles girl during Home Lifestyle Family Photo Session with Helena Woods Photography family cooking breakfast at Home Lifestyle Family Photo Session in France child baking during home Lifestyle Family Photo Session in France mother cuddles children during Home Lifestyle Family Photo Session with Helena Woods Photography

At Home Lifestyle Family Photo Session // Helena Woods Photography

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Book an At Home Lifestyle Family Photo Session with Helena!

Are you looking for an at-home lifestyle family or newborn photographer? Please inquire for session details and more information on booking. I look forward to documenting the love between you and your family!

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Family Film – Helena Woods Photography

Family films can be added to any HWP  session type. To see the Family Film from this lifestyle family home session, watch below or click here!

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At Home Lifestyle Family Photo Session and Our New “Family Films” Service

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I'm Helena! As a creative storyteller, I document magical, emotionally honest family and children's portraiture. A lover of childhood, fairytales and natural light, I photograph families across the world. I'm the ultimate Disney nerd, and I'm obsessed with cats and expressing my love for the simple joys of slow, daily life.

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