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Why I carry my toddler {Babywearing Photographer Colchester}

I guess the first reason why is because I want to, but that'd be a pretty boring and short read wouldn't it?! Toddler wearing or carrying a toddler in a sling/carrier is not for everyone just as natural term breastfeeding isn't but that's complete...
summer outdoor photo shoot

The perfect family photo shoot for you

My dates for shorter seasonal sessions are coming very soon - many next weekend! I have the most amazing list of families to email for my pre release, public release will then follow two weeks later. I thought I'd have a quick chat with you all t...

Motherhood – Fear, love and pride.

Dear kids, It's hard to explain to you what it's like to love you all and I really hope that you get the chance to experience it when you're bigger. I never knew whether I'd have enough love to share between all three of you, I had zero idea ho...

Christmas now you have children

Before there were children life was a little different at Christmas. It mostly involved alcoholic drinks, lots of rich food, evenings with family playing games, trips out to the cinema and generally doing whatever we fancied! As you get older h...

Getting the balance right – when you’re a sel...

  So I got it a bit wrong...   During the summer I smugly thought to myself "Yeah I've got this work life balance cracked." How wrong I was. Sometimes it takes stopping and reflection to make you realise that actually you were wro...

When your children come to work…

Today I took my family along to Chelmer Park in Chelmsford so that they could have a play with Daddy whilst I worked. Now often the children of photographers tire of having a camera pointing in their direction, our constant models! Today though th...

Lazy Sundays – {Everyday lifestyle photography}

What a perfect Sunday. Lazy cuddles, films, a roast dinner - absolutely no work or homework for us today! I reminded myself that I really want to start capturing more of the mundane, more of the mess and our real lives. It's such an important thin...

Everyday Memories

It occurred to me recently that something was missing from my family photographs. I absolutely love to focus on faces, I adore capturing the glint in the eyes of a happy child and the connections between them. When I look back on my childhood phot...

My Mummy Tummy

Mummy tums. They come in all shapes and sizes - stretch marks, scars, dimpled skin, rolls, saggy skin. I see many posts online that begin "excuse my mummy tummy" or "yeah I'm a bit fat, I need to go on a diet." Actually hold on, you don't have to ...

My love of vintage chairs

Vintage items are loved by many. Often furniture is made to look vintage or items are designed to compliment the look. I have a particular love of vintage chairs, you'll see me using them often in my outdoor portrait sessions. I adore how the old ...

Embracing Motherhood

It's nearing midnight and I'm sat here in the dark blogging! Crazy perhaps but having returned from a lovely dinner with school mums one subject we talked about got me thinking. It was about how we change from just being us to becoming mums. Of co...

A vintage inspired child portrait session

A little while ago I spotted the most gorgeous chair on a local selling site... Yes I'm chair obsessed! There's no hiding it and I've decided to truly embrace this love by introducing vintage child portrait sessions. I've been collecting outfits f...

Life of an outdoor photographer in Colchester

Some of my clients I've known for years. They return again and again because they love their images and the experience they have with me. As you'd expect they tend to be lovers of the great outdoors and their children love to explore. However ther...

Starting School – Natural School Photos

School Photos - My way! I have a slight regret that I wish to share with you... why didn't I do this with my eldest son?! Truth is 2 years ago when Archie started his journey at primary school I was on maternity leave. That doesn't mean I didn...

Breastfeeding in the park {Chelmer Park, Chelmsford}

Following my group breastfeeding session in Highwoods I wanted to do another one! This time in a park setting with normal everyday clothes. So I invited 5 breastfeeding mums to join me in Chelmer Park, Chelmsford. Initially my intention was to ...

An evening session at the beach {Mersea Island}

There's no getting away from it, I love the beach! This summer I've had the absolute pleasure of shooting there nearly every weekend. I love the scenery, I love how I feel when I'm there and there's so much for children to explore. As I drive down...

Breastfeeding Twins {Colchester}

This was the first image I posted on my Facebook page of this amazing lady and her twins. Her name is Sunny and we met one beautiful morning in July to capture her journey with her girls. The reaction to this image was beyond anything I could'...

Striking the right balance between work and family life

This weekend my family and I headed to Great Yarmouth for a little break. I had thoughts in my mind of ice creams, beach fun and family time. In fact it turned out to be so much more. I needed this break more than I'd realised. I wrapped up my...

Our daughter had a prolonged seizure

Anniversaries of traumatic experiences are tough. It's difficult to get back to normality when something awful happens in your life, time heals but there's just something about anniversaries. The pain and worry returns, you find yourself right bac...

Growing up Project – Turning 2! {Birthday Sessions}

Last week 7 families including my own met up in Highwoods country park for Year 2 of my Growing up Project. It was a bit surreal being back in the same spot with all our toddlers running around! Last year only one was walking and the rest mostly ...