Why is Photography Important?

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Photography helps us tell the story of who we are!

Your mind is a powerful thing. Behaviour, habits, your personality and who you are.

Record keeping, all the way back to the first cave drawings, cemetries, saying “I was here” is part of who we are.

As a child I remember the joy when the photo albums and memory boxes came out.

Our brain can remember moments and replay them as if we are there. PTSD is an example of this. Any one of our senses can take us back, embedding the memory, even back to how we felt in that moment.

  • Music has the power to move us.
  • A place can take us back to a single moment.
  • A smell can remind us of a loved one
  • A photograph can begin a story of a time when…

Why are Photographs Important?

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Photographs are story starters, a way for us to connect with the next generation, to reflect and learn who we are, who they are and how we got here. But they can also do so much more.

Photography can:

  • Connect to our past
    • Photographs remind us of people, places, feelings, and stories.
  • Call our attention
    • Photographs help us notice the things we miss in our everyday lives
  • Defeat time
    • Images can keep the memory of a loved one alive.
    • Hold a moment in history for future generations.
    • Be a witness to a tragedy or joy.
  • Be a universal language
    • Everybody can understand pictures, and the meaning can traverse cultures, generations, and communities.
  • Document everyday life
    • Smartphones make this easier, so get to it.
    • It helps us understand our times.

Photography is an ideal medium to navigate ideas around humanity, connection, identity, memory, presence, experience, and intimacy.

Why is Professional Photography Valuable?


Photography is now more accessible than ever before. But a natural family photography session really brings everyone together, and reminds you of your love for each other.

“Photographers are the dedicated, passionate and sometimes half-crazy individuals who are willing to give their lives, to show us what needs to be seen, what needs to be known”

– Sarah Leen, Director of Photography, National Geographic

“Though I am a documentary wedding and family photographer and do not interfere into the activities before my camera, my work is still extremely subjective. Just by choosing my position, my lens, the moment, I create the story as I feel it.”

– Katrin Küllenberg, Photographer

But let’s not forget, we want you in your family album!

Display your Family

Children feel safe, welcome, seen, and loved if there are images of themselves in the family home. I love this idea and think this is something every family needs to know.

I offer a range of amazing products to display your family, add to memory boxes and create your family legacy. These can be great gift ideas too.

Now sadly because of the power of photography I have also read that the lack of photographs is something felt most keenly by care leavers, and even images of places they stayed can help them make sense of their own past and memories. No child should have to live without a connection to their past. I would love to help.

If you are a Foster Carer and would like to chat more about this, please get in touch by using the messenger pop up to chat with us directly.

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If you would like to chat to me more about capturing your family or simply to connect, the easiest way is to message me on Facebook. You can use the link on my website or directly on Facebook.

I’m Lesley-Anne, also known as LAL.


Our humanity is what makes us beautiful.

The light will never look the same or be seen the same again and neither will we.

We will never have this moment again.

So, let’s capture it!

Why Choose Me, as your Family Photographer

It’s your story and your legacy. It’s how I see your story through my lens.

I am one of a handful of photographers in my area and in the UK that showcase honest, authentic, everyday moments. This is my speciality!

I am noticing delicate, awe-inspiring moments and connection. I am seeing these with every family I am lucky enough to spend time with.

I want to share what I see with you.

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I want you to fall in love with your family time and time again!

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