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Nurture & Sling – A wonderful outdoor baby gro...

If babywearing, mindfulness and exploring nature are your vibe then this is the group for you!   Maria (Beautiful Bonds) was on hand to make carrier adjustments if any mums needed help. Ideal for setting everyone up to be nice and com...
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Autumn – My favourite season for photo shoots!

Here we are, it's Autumn once again! This year seems to have flown by and stood still all at the same time! Those months of homeschooling seem to be a distant memory now and feelings of wanting to snuggle up in cosy clothes have hit. On a per...
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When is the best time to plan a family photo shoot?

You're sat there pondering the answer. Perhaps some of these questions ring true for you... Should I wait until the weather is warmer? Maybe I should wait until my baby can sit unaided? Oh I think I'll wait until I've lost a few more pounds...

Personal Branding Shoot – Victoria, The Mortgage Mum

Last year Victoria contacted me to create a collection of images to showcase her brand. We took time to discuss how these images could look, whilst being mindful to keep to The Mortgage Mum brand. Victoria has kindly taken the time to answer some ...

Lockdown – One Year On

Yesterday was a day of reflection, one year on from the beginning of Lockdown One. I remember that week so well - preparing the children for learning from home, purchasing masks and hand sanitiser. It all seemed a bit exciting, a change from the n...

Branding Photo Shoot – Why book?

Phone cameras are better than ever, entry level cameras are more affordable these days and social media tends to lean towards in the moment imagery - Is it even necessary to book branding photo shoot with a professional photographer? For some b...

Choosing a location for your family photo shoot

You've made the decision, you're ready to book. You LOVE being outdoors with your family and can't wait to have a beautiful collection of images to show off! But you're a little bit stuck because you can't settle on the location. I want you to kno...

Photo Challenge – Home

Home Lockdown 3 has been all about being at home with our families. A winter lockdown has felt so different - being indoors more, shorter days and everyone just feeling done. For my final Photo Challenge I asked you to capture what Home...

Starting a Small Business – Help!

You have an amazing business idea, you're passionate about it and you're ready to get going! Then you sleep on it and you're not so sure. That eager pumped up feeling has all but disappeared and you find yourself questioning everything. Suddenly y...

Photo Challenge – Fun with Shadows!

  Fun with Shadows You'll often hear outdoor photographers say they are "chasing the light" or you may have read about shooting at different times of day - It's always about the light! But with light comes dark too. The darkness...

Photography Tips – Taking better photographs outdoors

Following on from my previous blog about capturing your children at home I wanted to pass on some tips to help you with outdoor photography. You can use them in your garden or even on your next family walk. Go ahead and share all my tips with your...

Photo Challenge – From Above

Why a Photo Challenge? A chance to encourage others to get creative on their daily walks or simply in their gardens. We are all feeling the stresses of another lockdown, this time feels all the more harder. I think because we've been he...

Photography Tips – Capture your children at home.

I saw a meme the other day, something about January having 100 days! It sure feels that way. It hit me that so many of you are home with your children and though the days can feel tough and endless, this is a time that should be documented. Obviou...

Photo Challenge – Signs of Winter in Nature

Why a Photo Challenge? A chance to encourage others to get creative on their daily walks or simply in their gardens. We are all feeling the stresses of another lockdown, this time feels all the more harder. I think because we've been he...

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...