Let’s go on an Adventure…with Glasgow Family Photographer Kate McAllister

  • Dad holds daughter aloft for a kiss on a beach
  • Woman hold's her daughter's hand  while playing in the sea
  • Girl shows her mother a fairy ornament
  • Family hugging and laughing during family shoot at Bothwell Castle
  • Girl laughing and playing behind grass
  • Mum and daughter explore Glasgow cobbled streets
  • mum and toddler daughter hug in autumnal leaves
  • Mum and toddler hug in black and white image
  • Mum, Dad and toddler son in a floral garden in Glasgow
  • Toddler Girl looks directly at camera
  • Family of 4 hug tightly by Loch Lomond shores
  • Mum is kissed by her two young boys at Bothwell Castle
  • 1 year old girl sits on grass and chews her fingers
  • Mum and toddler son share a cuddle
  • Mum and toddler son in bobble hats sharing a cuddle
  • Toddler girl leans on a toadstool with a pumpkin nearby
  • Autumnal Image of mother and baby taken on a bridge in Uddingston
  • Proud uncle watches his niece graduate
  • Family pictures of 4 children taking during an autumn photoshoot in Uddingston
  • Young girl blows on dandelion in Uddingston

Natural & Fun Glasgow Family Photography

Family Photography in Glasgow, Lanarkshire & Surrounding Areas

My family photoshoots are lovely, relaxed sessions suitable for laid-back families looking for fun, natural and relaxed storytelling sessions throughout Glasgow and Lanarkshire. I capture a combination of individual portraits, family groups and photojournalistic shots of children at play.

I want to make this photo session work for your family. So whether it’s a few photos with your children, or some memorable pictures of you and your own parents or an extended shoot with the whole family; I can make this happen. This is your chance to get creative and really make a photo session about you and your loved one’s and the special bond that you share.

Make this year a priority for beautiful portraits with loved ones. Read more about why NOW is the perfect time for a family photoshoot here

Mother kisses baby on head

“The shoot itself was a LOVELY experience. Kate was friendly and patient and had taken time to scope out good spots for the photos beforehand. She made us feel very COMFORTABLE. The resulting photos are beautiful; we love Kate’s natural and relaxed style. Would recommend her for any families looking to capture SPECIAL moments”

Janie Dickson, Family Client

Where do the sessions take place?

My outdoor family sessions are set in beautiful locations all over Central Scotland. I have a number of favourite spots but I am always keen to try new locations if you have somewhere special in mind – think woodlands, a castle, a lakeside park or even your own garden. You can also opt for “in-home” family sessions; great for the winter months when Scottish weather can be quite “temperamental”! I will travel to homes up to 45 minutes away from Uddingston (where I’m based) for all photoshoots so just get in touch to discuss options. If you live further away then a travel fee may apply.

What happens if it rains?

I live in Scotland so am VERY used to working in all types of weather conditions! The only time I will reschedule a session is if very heavy rain or strong winds are forecast. I do ask you to be flexible on the day of the shoot as we sometimes may alter timings slightly to avoid a shower or two! It also helps to be prepared for any weather eventuality and wear waterproof shoes!

Tell me more about what the session’s involve?

I’m a lifestyle photographer…..what does that mean? Well, I want to capture your family’s personality – snuggling, walking hand in hand, laughing and playing (and everything in-between). I provide gentle prompts and guidance but allow the freedom to be completely yourself. I won’t force you into any awkward poses or make your child “smile for the camera” or even look at the camera if they don’t want to. My aim is to create memories that will be displayed with pride in the home

Still have worries? Check out my blog post here to put your mind at ease  

What should we wear?

I don’t restrict you to a strict colour palette but it’s always good to dress appropriately for the weather / season we are shooting in so you feel as comfortable as possible during the shoot. Think warm layers, bobble hats and scarfs for “Autumn / Winter” and light, floaty, delicate fabrics for “Spring / Summer”. A lot of my clients like to go for variations of neutral tones for their shoots as standard but if you enjoy wearing bright colours and patterns then please do! It’s important your personality shines through in the images! 

Will we get the digital prints from our session?

Yes! My custom lifestyle shoots are all-inclusive so you will receive full resolution, edited digital files with printing rights within 14 days of your shoot date. You will also have an option to download “social size” images to make sharing your shoot on social media a breeze! All prints are hosted in a password protected gallery where you can view, share and download your images.

What packages do you offer?

My outdoor family shoots can be for immediate family, couples, extended family, or friends you would like to be family! They are great for celebrating birthdays, special occasions or simply to document your growing tribe. Shoots take place at a mutually agreed location. This session will include a minimum of 30 high resolution digital images presented in a password protected gallery.

To give you complete price certainty I have one family package which includes downloadable digital files which you can choose from your final gallery. Prints and albums can also be added.  

£185.00 / minimum 30 digital files

All package prices are a flat rate inclusive of session fee, private online gallery with fully downloadable images (both high resolution and social) and direct access to a gallery store where you can purchase printed images and fine art prints. All digital files include full printing rights.

How do I book?

Hooray! I’m looking forward to our shoot! Just pop me a message on my contact page with a brief outline of your requirements and we can pin down a date and time that mutually suits. A 50% deposit is required to confirm your booking. You can contact me by using my contact page or directly by email on katemcallister_photography@outlook.com. Any questions just ask!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Lovely Relaxed Atmosphere”

A five star Photographer for any time you want to capture special moments


Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Just Perfect “

Kate was so relaxed and patient and totally put us all at ease.


Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Professional, warm and encouraging”

The photos she took captured us perfectly. We would 100% recommend!


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