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Christmas gift ideas for Mums

Firstly let me tell you, I LOVE supporting fellow work at home Mums. It takes a lot to juggle life at the best of times but add working and running your own business, wow it's tiring! Nonetheless it's amazingly empowering and of course we experien...

Making time to capture the everyday moments

Yesterday I grabbed my camera for ten minutes to capture April at home. It's surprising how rarely I do this! As we near the end of our time in this house I'm suddenly hit but emotion, for this house was the place we brought our little girl home t...

So much love for The Kindness Elves – A new Christm...

  Would you like to start a new Christmas tradition with your family? It's always lovely to recreate the traditions you had as a child for your own children but new ones are just as important. Last year I wanted to introduce something n...

Fancy taking some cool sparkler photos?

So Guy Fawkes is upon us. A weekend filled with fireworks displays, the smell of bonfires in the air, toasted marshmallows and wrapping up warm with loved ones in the dark! If you're not off to a display, or even if you are then I'm sure many of y...

A little note to my younger self as a first time Mum

  Dear Sarah, Oh my younger self you are so amazing. You've already been through baby loss and given birth to our beautiful boy at home. You are stronger than you know, I wish you could realise that. I want to give you a really impo...

Don’t be afraid of that competition, embrace it!

Easier said than done perhaps? The thing to remember is that your business type is not unique, you are not the only photographer, cake maker, clothes maker, designer etc in your town. What you must remember instead is that YOU are the unique p...

Family fun at the beach

I met this family last year for some autumnal fun in Chelmsford. Oh how I love this location, it brings back many childhood memories for me! She is a little sweetheart and even had some photographs including her little boyfriend, seriously cut...

The other half of my parenting team…

I talk of Motherhood and all it means to me often. Being a Mum has been my life for the last 7.5years so of course it's never far from my thoughts, in fact I'm pretty certain it's a part of all my thoughts the majority of the time! As the years ha...

A beach adventure

You know me, I LOVE the beach! Family photo shoots at the beach are always full of so much fun, it's a place that we all love to be. This summer I've spent most weekends there and I've had the most amazing time. This shoot was a little different f...

Why I LOVE Autumn!

I think we all have our favourite seasons. For the weather, for the events it brings, for the clothes we wear and the places we like to visit. My absolute favourite day would be a sunny, crisp day in autumn. A little chilly but wrapped up in a cos...

Goodbye Summer!

This Summer has been amazing! I've visited the beach nearly every weekend, played in long wavy grass and had fun in the most beautiful purple flowers. Mostly though I've enjoyed watching and capturing families just simply being together, the conne...

Running a business when you’re a Mum

So what's it really like running your own business and being a Mum? Oh how I'd love to tell you it's all sunshine and roses! It's not always as easy as it seems. Truth is it's bloody hard work! If you're a Mum (pretty likely if you follow my p...

Mothers, I see you!

Have you seen the way your little one looks at you? I have. Have you noticed how they are so happy to have you near, at ease to truly be themselves? I have. I watch you beautiful Mama, I see you. You are barely there in your family photographs, he...

We found a Grasshopper!

Quick Mummy get your camera! The other day during one of our many days spent between our lounge and garden, Luke discovered a grasshopper on the trampoline! Then came three little (hmmm not so little!) squeals of delight all wanting a turn of h...

Two years on, time to start healing

August is a month full of fun in our house, lots of family birthdays including mine! No school, lots of time spent in the garden with the odd pj day thrown in. Yet 2 years ago our lives were turned upside-down and I feared we'd never feel happines...

More than a Mum, Wife and Photographer

Late night contemplation, it keeps me awake so often! I'm the definition of a night owl, all my best ideas and thoughts come way past 11pm. Obviously the house is much quieter at this time but it's always been the same way for me, even before tiny...
Life with endometriosis

Life with endometriosis

  I don't often talk about this and it's likely you didn't know I have it. Possibly you've never heard of it! Yet so many women have it to varying degrees, many women don't know they have it.  I'm generally a positive person, I love to bu...

Why hire a professional family photographer?

Why hire a professional family photographer when you can just take your own photos? You know your kids the best right? You'd save yourself so much money. Especially outdoor photography or in your home, anyone can do that.... Well yes and a big ...

Thank You Babywearing

The beginning of the end... Babywearing can I just take a moment to thank you? Thank you for all the times you were there for me. Thank you for all the times you calmed us. Thank you for the times I felt I just couldn't cope with three children...
newborn photographer colchester

Newborn photographer in Colchester

There are so many hugely talented newborn photographers in Colchester and beyond. I admire a variety of artists from all over the world. Posed studio sessions with an array of props, wraps and stunning lighting grace our screens all the time. Imag...