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Winter – The perfect time to update your family pho...

You will find me happily shooting outdoors all year through. Fresh air in my lungs, children exploring and lots of memories to be made together. Have you ever considered a photo shoot in the winter months? When you think of an outdoor family p...
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Beautiful Horses – Essex Photographer

Horses, dogs and children - All in a days work! It was a late afternoon during September, the forecast was perfect. We had scheduled our photo shoot to make the most of that gorgeous light before the sun sets. As I headed back to the family f...
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Newborn Photo Shoot – In the comfort of your home

Finding the right newborn photographer can be tricky, there are so many websites, so many styles and a huge variety of prices to take in. Not to mention a ton of recommendations from friends! I am a huge believer in planning so my advice to you i...
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Family Photo Shoot – The Boiler House

An interesting location steeped with history. Known for my outdoor family photo shoots in Colchester many of my enquiries are for sessions in local country parks or at the beach. Some I've worked at almost weekly and I know inside out, others are...

School Photos – Real smiles, laughter and silliness!

I have school aged children, I'm a photographer, it makes sense to me that I take their school photos. I also love to be shooting outdoors and encourage children to have fun - making my school photos look a little different to the norm that we are...

Autumn Photo Shoots are coming!

I'm having a planning day and that means autumn photo shoots are on their way! In my eyes Mother Nature puts on her most beautiful show in the autumn, all those colours! Crispy leaves to play in, rosy cheeks, layering your clothing, snuggly cuddle...
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Picturing Lockdown – Historic England

One of my lovely clients messaged me last month suggesting I submit some of my images for Historic England's Picturing Lockdown Collection. With nothing to loose I decided to get shooting and entered. A week or so went by and I received an email ...
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Mums, you are worthy! Get in the frame with your children!

I'm too fat, I have too many grey hairs, I hate my smile, I've got too many wrinkles, I hate my body, I don't need photos of me, the kids are more important. All genuine reasons I hear for Mothers not wanting to be in their family photos.  And it...

It’s not just all avocados and veg!

I think the way to sustain a new vegan/veggie diet is to find staple meals that you love. This may not just be about finding alternatives to what you already love, it's also about finding completely new meals that you enjoy. For example I've alwa...

Going meat and dairy free

I've been looking for a way to naturally improve my health. Endometriosis is something that has caused me stress, anxiety and pain for over 10 years. Perhaps a meat free diet is the answer? It's now been 8 weeks since I last ate meat. This is a...

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 ...