'Story Days' Film & Photography

Nature and the seasons are the best inspiration for my 'story days'; blackberry picking or conker collecting in autumn, decorating a Christmas tree or strolling through threadbare woodland in winter, an Easter egg hunt in Spring, or a trip to the beach in summer.  We could just stay indoors and let family life happen while making dens, or baking cakes perhaps?  Whatever the chosen activity and whether I am shooting stills and/or film, I spend a morning or afternoon capturing moments that you will cherish forever.

'Story days' are highly bespoke portrait sessions, shot on location in candid black and white.  A film and accompanying still images tell a story about your children, your family, your home, and about your family life.  Story Days are completely tailored to you and unique to Mike Thornton Photography in Cambridge.

Owen & His Little Sister:

Owen is a budding little farmer but all his baby sister Amy wants to do is play!  With Mum and Amy in tow, Owen heads outside to pick autumnal fruit, tend to the allotment and share plenty of family fun!

Isla & Ava:

Isla is a seventeen month old toddler who likes to do whatever it is that toddlers like to do (mostly whatever they want to do)!  She was keen to show off all the wonderful toys in her garden but would she play with her newborn baby sister?

An Afternoon With Olivia:

Olivia is three. She likes sticking, writing, drawing, stickers, more sticking and even more drawing! She also likes running and jumping like all the best three year olds do!  This film is an afternoon of doing all that and all at the same time!

Bath Time With Baby Sophia:

Baby Sophia is a brand new baby and a super smiley one too! This film is all about a morning with Mummy and bath time in the sink!


A story day FILM package costs £995.  Price includes an activity/design consultation, video shoot, 2-4 minute edited film and 5 high resolution images.

A story day PHOTO ONLY package costs £550.  Price includes an activity/design consultation, location photo shoot and 10 high resolution images.

More information about my portrait photography and video services can be found here.