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Motherhood is tough!

Pressure to be the "perfect" mum, it's there every single day. We can blame social media but ultimately we need to let go a bit and realise that we're all just doing our best. External pressure come from all over the place, TV, magazines, even you...

Cosy Christmas Photo Shoot in Essex

Christmas photo shoots, we see them advertised all over social media at this time of year. I have to admit, for me personally I've always been a wait until December to talk things Christmas kinda girl! Or at the very earliest last November. I reme...
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A cosy photo shoot in Colchester

Sitter photo shoots are amazing. I love the way that the most stupid of little things like blowing raspberries makes them giggle! There's no arguments over what they're going to wear and I get to save my energy too! I have little outfits but a sim...
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Autumn photo shoot – some tips!

Autumn is my favourite! An autumn photo shoot in the woods - I'm in my happy place. There isn't one thing in particular that draws me to this wonderful season, I love it all. I love playing dragons with our breath on the morning school run, c...

Natural school portraits

This summer I had the pleasure of capturing a group of little friends who were getting ready to start school, a huge milestone! It was extra special to me having worked with two of the families since their little ones were tiny. Seeing them proudl...

Why write a review for a small business?

Reviews, they're something we don't always think about. Or maybe you're like me, a serial reviewer! As a small business owner I perhaps understand a little more what a review means, beyond the pat on the back for providing a good service. ...

Things to do this Summer

So the school summer holidays are upon us. Our children are huge balls of excitement ready to pop at any second and we're sat here trying to figure our how we're going to entertain them for 6 entire weeks! Many families are left  wondering just h...

TrueYou – Where it all began

Like many women, especially Mothers, I tend to put everyone else’s needs before my own. I have worked with many women over the years and noticed how they often shy away from my lens, instead willing the focus to be on their children. Many are wi...

Chelmer Park Fun!

When a place is so familiar I think it's really easy to forget that other people may not know about it! Chelmer Park in Chelmsford is a place I spent enjoying a lot of my childhood... and my teens! It's a very short walk from my Mum's house and we...

Bye Bye Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding has been a huge part of my life, ever since the first ever latch 9 years ago! I can't say it's always been the easiest of journeys but neither is motherhood full stop. It's been 6 months now since my daughter naturally weaned, I may ...
Miscarriage and healing

Miscarriage and healing

If you know, you know. That feeling of utter heartbreak, of feeling useless and completely out of control. It's safe to say I lost myself for weeks after loosing our first baby to miscarriage. I simply couldn't function, tears would fall down my f...

Our trip to Enchanted Audley End

This year we decided to try a few new experiences for Christmas. We knew we wanted to spend time together as a family and create some magical memories. I'm pretty sure some of them will now be new Christmas family traditions in the Everett househo...

Christmas present ideas for a home overspilling with toys!

It's no secret that I'm not a lover of having a lot of things. Honestly the number of clear outs we've had is insane! I'm definitely not a materialistic person, though of course everyone likes a little treat here and there. One big purchase for us...
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Ready for an Autumn Adventure?

Suddenly Autumn is here! Autumn outdoor photo shoots are my absolute favourite. Sure, I adore the beach all year through but there's just something about this season. Perhaps it's the glorious colours as the trees prepare to loose their leaves fo...

Starting School – Some helpful tips

With about a week left to go I've started the Back to School prep. With our boys going into years 2 and 4 we are no strangers to this now! Yet this year it all feels a little different, a little strange. This year their little sister joins them! I...

It’s been three years!

I knew the anniversary was coming. A date that shook our world. And there it was on my Facebook memories, April's prolonged febrile seizure, 3 years ago today. There was a time that I thought this date would be ingrained in my mind, a anniversary ...

Summer Holiday Fun (that won’t break the bank!)

Are you feeling the strain of the school holidays yet? We're a couple of weeks in now. My social media feeds are full of frazzled parents reaching for the wine! Right there with you with my glass of Malibu in hand! So many articles and posts about...

Being interviewed by a journalist.

What was it like? Why did I say yes to the interview?   A couple of weeks ago you may have seen that my breastfeeding journey hit the UK media online. It has been shared by the likes of Tamara Ecclestone on Instagram and I've been contact...

Time to stop apologising?

  Why do we (particularly women) apologise so often for being ourselves? Or for our lives in general? Sorry is a word to use when you've done something wrong or hurt someone's feelings. Why say sorry about being yourself? And I know I'...