Easter is just around the corner and it’s so lovely to see all the Spring colours in the shops after a very long, wet winter. I’m all for chocolate eggs at Easter, but I don’t want too many because I know my daughter will not eat them all and I will eat them for her. That sounds amazing now, but in a few months when I’m shopping for sun dresses and swim suits it won’t be so much fun 🙂
If you’re looking for some non-edible Easter gifts, check out the lovely items below, I promise they won’t rot your teeth! And stay tuned, I have more lovely Easter goodies to show you soon.
Recently my little girl has started to show a real interest in reading. Up until a few months ago book were for chewing, tearing or colouring over. I never wanted to force reading on to her, but I am so happy that she now enjoys snuggling up in bed with mummy and daddy and reading her favourite stories.
A few weeks ago she fell in love with a sweet little story about a fairy. She would don her wings and her magic wand and run around casting spells whilst I read to her. So sweet. Of course I couldn’t resist taking the opportunity to get some images, it’s not often that a two year old child is a willing model, and so we headed to the woods for some fun.
My favourite photo sessions are ones where the child is fully engaged. I love to find things that both the parent and child love so that everyone enjoys the session and loves the images. If you would like a session with your child that focuses on the things you both love then contact me now and I’ll be happy to work with you to design as session that is fun and results in beautiful images.
I am totally guilty of not getting in the frame with my child. Of course I have an excuse, I’m usually the one taking the photos. Truthfully though, I hate having my photograph taken and will usually try to avoid it. This year though I’ve resolved to get in the picture with my daughter. I want her to have plenty of images of the two of us together when she gets older, to show her own children and grandchildren. Also I don’t want to pass my own insecurities about my appearance on to her. She loves looking at photos of herself and her family. She doesn’t see that I’ve gained a few pounds (OK more than a few), she doesn’t care if I’m wearing makeup. She looks at the photos, smiles and declares proudly, “My mummy!”
That’s why I’m offering mummy and me sessions this Mother’s Day. I want mums to get in the picture with their kids, and I want them to look at the pictures with the same joy as my daughter. I want them to proudly share them with their friends and say, “My family!” Head over to the mummy and me page to see my special pricing for mummy and me sessions and to book your own session.
So we’re 45days into the new year, and I’m only just getting around to wishing you all Happy New Year! I swear it is not because of a NYE hangover, with a toddler in tow we spent the evening cwtched up on the sofa watching movies and eating Pizza Hut.
2015 was a huge year for me. It was the year I stopped dreaming and finally set up my photography business. I’ve been lucky enough to meet some amazing people and photograph their brilliant, beautiful children. I’ve made a little video of some of my favourite images of the 2015, take a look (it’s better with the volume up!)
Bubbles – check
Balloons – check
Beautiful little girl – check check
Not only is this little girl beautiful, but she was so much fun to work with. We didn’t let the mud stop us, we ran around and played and chased bubbles and played peekaboo with balloons. I think these images show this sweet little girls’ joyful personality, take a look and see for yourself…
Yes, you read that right, I said Autumn sunshine. As I write this the wind is howling and the rain is poring. It’s hard to remember that just a few weeks ago the sun was shining, but I have the proof. A while back I was lucky enough to spend the afternoon in Ponty Park with this sweet baby and her mama. We had so much fun playing in the leaves, and we got some lovely pictures. Enjoy…
It’s November! Which means we can officially start getting excited about Christmas. Planning my upcoming mini-sessions is really getting me festive, so here is a little outfit guide to get you in the holiday mood
Choosing what to wear for your session can be tough. Especially when you need to make sure the whole family look great together. Here are a few pointers to get you started.
- Be yourself – If you’re a laid back family who prefer to play outdoors, don’t feel that you have to get ‘dressed up’ for your session. If you feel uncomfortable in your clothes, it will show in the photos.
- Coordinating not matching – Choosing a few key colours for everyone to wear is a good idea to make sure everyone coordinates, but you don’t have to all wear the same.
- Keep it simple -Feel free to choose a few accessories to go with your outfit, but remember less is more. The same goes for make-up, just wear the amount of makeup you normally wear.
- Get Inspired – Check out some ideas for colour schemes on my Pinterest page
- Base your outfit on brown, grey or navy – Too much black can be overpowering and make skin look washed out.
- Opt for Classic Styles -I want you to enjoy you beautiful family photos for a long time, so to keep your photos from aging too fast, choose classic styles over trendy styles that will be out of fashion next year.
- Let your smiles do the talking – Your session is about you and your family, so you don’t want your clothes to steal the limelight. For this reason, avoid bright, clashing colours and limit pattern.
- Leave Elsa and Anna in Arendelle – I know how kids can fall in love with characters from movies and TV (my house is 80% Peppa Pig!) but if you can, get them to leave their Elsa dress or Minions t shirt at home just this once. In a years time, when they’ve moved on to the next thing (Frozen 2, oh no!!!) they’ll thank you for it.
Bonus tip, and most importantly, have fun! And don’t forget I’m here if you have any questions.
I’m so excited to announce that this November I will be hosting Christmas mini sessions at the beautiful Ty Cerrig Christmas tree farm in the Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales. These sessions are the perfect opportunity to get some beautiful photos of your family in time for the festive season. The images provided make great Christmas cards and gifts, as well as getting everyone in the mood for the Christmas season. Scroll down for more information on this unique event.
What?: 20 minute photography sessions outdoors among the Christmas trees
Where?: Ty Cerrig Christmas Tree Farm in the Vale of Glamorgan. The farm is only a short drive from the M4 between Cardiff and Cowbridge.
When?: 15th November 2015. Sessions available between 10am and 3.30pm
How much?: The session fee is £35 which includes a 10×6 print. For only £20 extra you can also purchase 10 high resolution digital prints and get a free Facebook banner. Additional prints, cards and mini albums can also be purchased. A £20 deposit is payable before 13 November to secure your session.
10 12cm x 12cm Christmas cards – £10
10 largeA5 Christmas Cards – £12
3 Mini Accordion Albums – £40
Print prices available on request
Who is this for?: These sessions are perfect for families or couples. You can choose to just have images of your children or the whole family. The session fees apply per family, so f you would like to have photos of the extended family you should purchase two sessions to ensure there is time to capture everyone. We regret that these sessions are not suitable for newborns.
What should I wear? I encourage you to wear something in which you feel comfortable and happy, these are your photos and I want you to be happy with the images. There are a few pointers to consider to help get the best images possible.
As this is a working farm it may a little muddy underfoot, so I recommend wearing boots or sturdy footwear.
Try to avoid very bright colours, bold patterns and logos.
Try to pick a colour scheme for everyone. This doesn’t mean everyone has to wear exactly the same, just a few cohesive colours. See my post here on what to wear, or check out my boards on Pinterest.
How do I book? You can book a session by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling me in 07815561560
How do I pay?: Payment can me made through PayPal or cheque. Full details will be provided upon booking.
I’d like to order Christmas cards, what is the process? Your images will be sent to you digitally by 21 November for you to choose what designs you want on your cards. During this time I will be available by email to help you should you need it. All designs must be agreed upon by Friday 27th November your cards will be delivered to you no later than 14th December.
As this is a 1 day event, places are limited. Contact me now you book your place!