Never get around to having you and your family photographed together? Worried your children won't enjoy a photo session? Do you feel awkward in front of the camera? I get it, and I have been there! We as mums always seem to be the ones behind the camera, but we don't want our children to look back and not be able to see us in the frame. Time goes by so quickly, and one day the only tangible thing we'll have left is the photographs.

Being a mum I recognise that children will be happier if they do not feel too posed, and they are having a good time. I understand that you may not feel the most confident in yourself after always putting everyone else's needs before your own. I focus on capturing these fleeting moments in a natural, relaxed and fun way. This allows you to be present and really in the moment so that when you look at your photographs you'll be taken back in an instant.

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Lucy Miles-Barnes, family, maternity, newborn and wedding photographer, on botany bay beach, kent

Hi there! I’m Lucy

I’m a family photographer based in Kent and I cover both Kent and London. I was introduced to photography when I was just a little girl and it was the start of a lifelong love affair! My dad was my biggest inspiration and I’m so proud to have followed in his footsteps.

My work is hugely inspired by the natural world; put me in a meadow, on the beach or in the forest with my camera and I’m happy!

I specialise in family, motherhood, maternity and newborn photography and I’m not exaggerating when I say capturing you and your family brings me so much joy. My mission is to create a space where you feel relaxed, I love that my clients really enjoy their sessions! Lean into the experience while I capture the magic and create beautiful art for you to treasure.

golden days photography

This is our process:

Family photography, mum in wheat field at golden hour holding son up in the sky, Whitstable, Kent

Before you book

You are looking for a photographer and have stumbled across my work. Want to see if we match? Get in touch by phone, email or socials and let's connect!

Book the date

Once your date is secured, we can start planning the location for your session, it’s simply a case of ‘choose your wild’. Beach? Forest? Meadow? Have a place in mind- great! If not, I have a plethora of beautiful handpicked locations I’ve personally scouted that will be perfect for your session. Alternatively, we can do it in the comfort of your own home. I offer styling advice for the whole family and you can even choose something from my client wardrobe which has been explicitly curated to compliment my style of photography!


It's the day of the session! I will meet you at the location and gently guide you while taking your photos. I want you to have fun and enjoy your family while I capture your authentic connection. Please don’t worry if your children are wild (mine are too! Wild children are happy children)

I want you to enjoy your experience so my sessions have a relaxed vibe.

Deliver memories

You will receive a link to your personal online gallery where you’ll be able to view and download your beautiful images! Depending on your chosen package, your prints and artwork will be ordered. Alternatively, you can order artwork separately via your gallery's ‘shop’ icon!

Newborn photography review, picture of baby boy wrapped in a green wrap surrounded by leaves


“I’m overwhelmed at how beautiful the photos are!”

Review of newborn photography, mum holding baby up nose to nose, at home in sevenoaks, kent


“There aren’t words to explain how beautiful the images are”

Family photography review, Dad throwing boy up high in the air, in perry woods, selling, faversham, kent


“Lucy captures photos in such a natural, authentic way”