The Family Photo Session Explained!

I have been photographing families for over 15 years now (yes I started very young for those working out my age!). Each family I have worked with have all been totally unique, each special in their own way. I always get the same response each time- that they are so glad that they took the time to get it done. Years go past so quick and life is so busy that we rarely get time to lift our head above water and take stock of the stage we are at.


Families usually need an excuse to remind them to get their family photographs done, I have had all sides of the spectrum, families who have received news that a precious member of their family may not be around much longer and also brand new families welcoming their first baby into the world. I am beyond privileged to be part of these moments and honoured to be chosen to have the job of making these important photographs that will be treasured forever. 

You don't need any excuse or event, its simply something lovely to do with your family and a chance to create something to remind you of the way you are.



The most  common response from 90% of all my clients. And one I relate to because I also hate getting my photograph taken. Actually no, I despise it, I know that I will be blinking/making a face/ not looking anywhere near as good as I may have thought.

However, everyone and anyone can look good in photos (maybe even me) if they are done in the right way. We all look our best when we are relaxed, at ease and mid-laugh is usually my favourite. You may think that you don't look good in photographs when in fact it may be that you just have never had your portrait done properly before.


It may feel like a struggle to find a time that is suitable for the whole family between sports fixtures, birthday parties, holidays but remember that you only need ONE HOUR. And if all goes well, the session can be over even quicker than that. It may be the most valuable hour that you have spent with your family in years.


There is never the right time for a family photo.  My most common reply is 'I will come back when I lose a bit of weight'. To which my response is you will look back at these images and wish you appreciated the way you looked then (honestly!). Again, I think a lot of people are scared of how they will look in photos as they have never had their photo taken professionally before. My aim as a photographer is to capture you in the best possible way.


-Usually take approx one hour

-Can be done in studio (Belfast or Omagh) or on location (you choose!)

-Your own personal gallery to view/choose your favourites.

-Reprints/ enlargements/ products /framing also available

-To book your call 07872538806 / email

(I promise you won't regret it!!). (GIFT VOUCHERS ALSO AVAILABLE)

McCaffrey Family Portrait in the Gortin Glens

Thank you Katrina – ! You really made the experience very enjoyable and stress-free. We’re looking forward to seeing all the photos and getting something new above my mum’s fireplace!! Thanks again for making us all comfortable. Hazel Snell/Liverpool/May 2019

We couldnt recommend Katrina Taggart enough, great days fun aswell as loving our shots! She captured us so well thanks for the great memories honey xx Roisin McCaffrey-Feb 2019

Simply amazing! Katrina just makes you feel so relaxed and covers every angle. She puts 110% effort into ensuring you get the best photos, and has them ready for you to view extremely quickly! First class service, highly recommend to anybody. A***  Helen McDermott 2017

Thankyou so much katrina photos were really beautiful. Would definately highly recommend you to anyone. Great with children and so patient and professional. X. Bernie Meenagh 2017

You are amazing... You have such a skill and patience!!! We enjoy every time we get our pic done!! Hope we have many more sessions!! Fionnula Horisk 

Thanks so much too Katrina for the beautiful photos of my son in Ormeau park, stunning autumnal photos amongst the leaves (not easy with a 3yr old rocket) she showed great patience, very professional, great with kids, would highly recommend. Patricia Hegarty

antastic photographer...Katrina has great talent her photos are fab !! Great time and patience spent during the session has the ability to get everyone smiling including my mad son !! Many thanks Katrina we are delighted with the photos/.Leah Quinn