Claire Smith - Little Acorns Photography

Hi, my name is Claire and I am a family lifestyle photographer living In Haywards Heath. I am Mum to Izzy and Harry and since the arrival of Izzy 6 Years ago I have been submerged and consumed by nappies, feeding, routines and naps! Izzy has now started school and Harry just turned 2 so its been the perfect time for me to spend more time on my passion, photography.

My background has always been photography, from a young age I was interested in taking photos and was known to be the reliable person on a night out to capture the night on camera! I did a photography A level which just developed my love further and then worked for a wedding photographer, working in Lindfield and the surrounding areas. I absolutely love capturing those special moments for people and seeing them smile at the end result makes me so happy. Children and their cheeky personalities has always been where my heart lies and in 2017 I decided to follow my passion and set up on my own!

I also have a degree in Early Childhood studies and a PGCE in Primary Teaching so I am very used to getting the best out of young children.

For me, photography is about capturing a moment, a look or a little detail in their life. I know that childhood passes so quickly and these little moments fade in our minds so I love to capture them in a photo so they can be remembered forever. I don’t like to pose the family too much and instead capture those totally natural moments.

My aim is to offer fun, enjoyable, relaxed photoshoots to families to help them enjoy these moments a little longer and capture the moment in time for life. Whether you want some pictures with your very special new arrival, some shots of you all together or to mark a special occasion like a first birthday I can help. I look forward to hearing from you!


Timeless photos that won’t go out of style

Photographing families is my real passion – believe me, this is so much more than a job to me.

I specialise in honest, creative, family photography that captures moments of love, excitement and are full of emotion. I aim to make you feel at ease, relaxed, and comfortable, creating photographs that you will make happy for years to come and that you are proud of.

I want to capture you and your children as you are. The natural looks and moments for me are the most precious.

What you can expect

Before we meet, I like to talk on the phone so you can get a sense of who I am and what I’m about. It’s also an opportunity for you to ask me questions, and talk through any concerns you might have. At this point, it’s about learning more about you and understanding what you are after.

During our photo session, I’ll keep you at ease. You won’t feel self-conscious, and I’ll keep things as natural as possible, offering lots of encouragement and gentle direction.

I’ll keep in touch at all stages of the process, so you’ll always know what’s happening. And my pricing’s transparent, so you don’t have to worry about hidden extras.

Above all, I will make the whole experience fun and enjoyable, and leave you with  timeless photos that won’t go out of style.

So now you know all about me and my family –
I’d love to hear about your and yours!

If you’re looking for a children’s photographer and want to capture those magical moments with your family then I would love to hear from you – please click the button below to get in touch.