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It's a Family Thing...

March 19, 2018

My take on family portrait photography

“Never work with animals or children”, they say. Well I do both. And I love it! My job is truly a privileged one which I will never tire of! If you have followed any of my previous blogs you will have noticed that much of my time is spent capturing brides and grooms-to-be, making the biggest commitment ever on arguably the most special and important day of their lives. This is an awesome honour for me to capture and, despite nearly two decades of photography under my belt, I still feel blown away every time a couple ask me to photograph their big day. Between weddings however, I am often found photographing glowing bump-laden mums-to-be, squeaky-new newborns, mischievous toddlers, sometimes harmonious / sometimes chaotic sibling combinations and character-filled families taking all forms, shapes and sizes. Sometimes the ‘family’ portrait shoot simply involves a single beloved pet, yet each and every opportunity to capture bonds of love between those considered precious, cherished and adored by their loved ones, is unique. It demands thoughtful preparation, good timing, the right environment and professional handling - to mention just a few of the key elements that need to be right when considering booking a portrait shoot. In this blog I will aim to unpack these elements a little to give you a headstart if you are thinking about why, how and when to have portraits taken. You need to feel confident about making the plans to capture your developing family in photographs and not fear the task and then miss the moments. Such crucial stages will be fleeting, can never be re-lived, and equally should never be forgotten, which is why now is the perfect time to get planning. 


Catching The Love Bug

February 23, 2018

Claudette & Aaron's Southend Barns Winter Wedding

I was delighted to be back at the charmingly restored dairy farm buildings of Southend Barns in West Sussex, photographing my last wedding of 2017 in the low November afternoon sun. Long shadows stretched out over the green stripes of the neatly mown lawn in the courtyard as wispy clouds brushed across the clear blue sky above the infamous three canopy peaks. Claudette and Aaron’s wedding day was pretty en pointe weather wise and I was excited for all the little magical moments, that I felt certain, we would all experience on this crisp wintery afternoon.


Flowers In The Rain

February 12, 2018

Jess & Tom's Upwaltham Barns September Wedding

For those who adore flowers, Jess and Tom’s floral inspired wedding day captured the rustic and romantic late summer ambience with an abundance of fresh blooms and various floral details adorning the venue and theming outfit style selections. This positively creative couple celebrated their nuptials at a unique scenic countryside barn venue, where the little bit of September rain was embraced and where the fun and celebrations continued long into the evening.


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