I absolutely love helping my clients go the extra mile and so when this dad contacted me to ask if I would be able help him make his lovely wife feel extra special on Mother’s Day, I was on board straight away.Read More
london lifestyle photography
From museums and art galleries to famous landmarks and landscaped parks - London really does have so much to offer. Here’s my list of the top things to do in our city with your children this Spring.Read More
It’s kind of lovely to be with someone who thinks nothing of leaning in for a quick kiss, just to let you know they are right there, by your side.Read More
An intimate ceremony on a boat on the Thames surrounded by their closest friends and family made this gorgeous wedding a day to remember.
And, of course, the London weather being as capricious as it always is, meant it tipped down with rain the entire time.
Absolutely nothing could have dampened the spirits of the guests, or indeed the overwhelming atmosphere of laughter, love and joy that surrounded this special day.
Dan and Amanda certainly knew how to make an entrance! They arrived (almost like royalty) on a boat, waving to their guests who were huddled under the strategically placed umbrellas outside a pub on the river in Richmond.
After everyone boarded the gorgeously decorated boat, the guests were treated to the loveliest of ceremonies as the boat sailed through Richmond up to Hampton Court Palace.
The torrential rain meant that we had to improvise a few quick portraits around the Saturday shoppers in Richmond itself (which was a lot of fun) as the wedding party splashed its way up to the couple’s favourite restaurant for a 10-course Italian feast before heading on to celebrate long into the night.
It truly was an honour to capture such special memories for the gorgeous Amanda and Dan, you can see a few of their highlights in the slideshow above.
The joy of being a family photographer is seeing families at their very best.Read More
Dads - after countless shoots, I know that for most of you a family photoshoot is not top of your list of things to do, but I just want you to stop for a minute and think about what your children are going to remember about you and their childhood in years to come.
Will they remember the tickle fights, being thrown in the air, the hugs and cuddles over scraped knees, stories at bedtime or the silly impromptu games you always play?
Will they remember the love in your eyes, the feel of your strong arms around them or the feeling that they are flying, perched high up on your shoulders?
Photography is an investment
Memories matter and I firmly believe that family photography is an investment in your future, a tangible record of who you are and where you are, right now.
And dads when you book a photoshoot with me, you don't even have to look at the camera if you don't want to. I just need you to play with your kids, the same way you do every single day - and occasionally wrap your arms around your partner (that awesome person you fell in love with, all those years ago).
To celebrate all those great dads out there in the run up to Father's Day, I am offering a free framed 12"x8" fine art print for anyone booking a family photography session for any time this year, with me, before June 17.
I still have a few sunset sessions available this month and am taking bookings for July right through the summer.
This time last year, I had just quit my job. I had been back from maternity leave for just six months and the combination of working nights and trying to look after two small children during the day had me running close to a burnout.Read More
The reason I love my job so much is because I'm not just taking some nicely posed photos of your family, I'm sharing your wonder, capturing your joy, documenting those important milestones and keeping record. It's a privilege and a joy.Read More
It's no secret that I love photographing families, nothing gives me greater joy than capturing the special relationships you have with your children on camera. And this fun-filled winter family session over the weekend was no exception.
Gorgeous, natural family photos - whatever the weather
Whenever I have an outdoor session coming up, I can get a bit obsessive about watching the various weather reports, especially if it's a golden hour shoot just before sunset. But if there is one thing I have learned, it is that you can never really predict exactly what the weather is going to do!
When we arrived at the park there was lots of lovely dramatic cloud cover and a beautiful even light which lends itself beautifully to lovely portraits. We were also lucky enough to have the sun break through the clouds in a gorgeous sunburst, on the horizon just before sunset. Somewhere inbetween we were also treated to a very brief ice-storm where we were pelted with small hailstones, but thankfully that was very shortlived!
Feeling a little camera-shy? Not a problem during my sessions
I had the best time doing this session, this lovely family were up for having a good time - despite the chill! But their lovely little girl was a bit camera-shy. And it can be quite intimidating to have a stranger point a big camera in your face. But this wasn't a problem because we spent a lot of time playing. We threw leaves in the air, jumped over fallen tree trunks, ran, jumped and twirled and, of course, this lovely little lady had lots of snuggles with mum and dad.
Family photography matters
Of course, you don't have to take my word for it, because what really matters is not what I think of the photos, it is what the family thinks. This is what Sam had to say about the session: "Love them!!! Thank you so much! Couldn’t recommend you enough! You have a true talent with a camera and also getting a slightly reluctant 3 yr old and her Dad to engage!!!"
Would you like some natural, unposed family photos?
Are you looking for some fun, natural family photos? I'm a lifestyle family photographer serving most areas in south west London (and further afield too) and I'd love to help you out. It's Mother's Day in just over a month's time and in the run up, I'd like to celebrate all of you, wonderful mums out there.
For anyone booking a family session between now and 11th March, I'm offering two free mounted 12"x8" prints of your choice. Contact me using the button to book your session now!