Posts

,

A new family bubble: Baby Autumn – Family lifestyle.

 

A couple of weeks ago I was invited into the home of the lovely ‘Griffiths’ family. Mum Lucy and dad Russ, had just welcomed beautiful little bebe Autumn into the world and wanted some memories capturing. It was a joy to photograph this family and big brother George did amazing well in front of the camera. Its always so nice being around these little babies, they’re usually very quiet and relaxed, I leave a session feeling so calm. Thanks for having me Griffiths family.

 

 

Last session of 2017, The Corner family. – Family session.

 

On a VERY cold wintry day, just two days before Christmas, I met the lovely Corner family in Moor Park in Preston. Jenna was the winner of my Christmas competition over on the Facebook page and she genuinely was so happy to have won! I absolutely loved this session – I know I say this all the time, but I just get so invested! ha ha- Anyway, the whole clan were just a dream to shoot, the teenagers didn’t get too bored, the toddlers kept their focus. It really was the perfect way to end 2017!

 

Roman’s Christening. – Family lifestyle

 

Back at the beginning of December, I shot my very first Christening. Little Roman was so well behaved on his very special day and it was so lovely to revolve a session around family at one of their get togethers. Tia was I think the most relaxed person I’ve ever had a session with, when asked by me about any specific images she wants capturing her reply was “Oh you just what you usually do, I trust you.” Which I think was just what every photographer wants to hear. It really was such a wonderful ceremony to be a part of.

 

A Wintery trip to Brockholes – Family session.

 

Way back in November, I had the absolute pleasure of meeting the White Family. Both Gemma and Greg wanted some lovey photos of their little family, but most importantly they wanted a family portrait so they could send them out as Christmas presents. From the get go, this family were just so perfect to shoot! Both boys played happily, the whole thing was just so natural and lovely to be a part of.

I genuinely cant wait to be back shooting this family again!

 

A very traditional Christmas – Family session.

 

Last weekend the northwest was treated to the most glorious Snowy Saturday. I managed to get out with the girls early that morning, but I also had a session booked for that afternoon too! Chloe had contacted me months and months ago to get this pre-Christmas session booked in so it was nothing sort of a miracle that when our session day came it was just a winter wonderland outside. She’s chosen the most gorgeous dresses for her girls (Bows and bespoke) and we’d even been extra cautious with a Plan B location at a nearby traditional sweet shop. As you can tell though, absolutely everything went perfectly to plan… Well little Ivy wasn’t best pleased, but we did manage to get some shots of her and big sister Halle completely stole the show anyway!

 

A snowy Saturday – Personal projects.

I like many in the northwest on Saturday morning, woke up to a lovely big blanket of snow covering everything. So of course, we ate breakfast as fast as possible, before getting wrapped up and heading out in it. Snow is really such a fabulous thing to photograph in, yeah its cold, but it creates a great big reflective background, full of natural light. the result is a natural glow, on everything and everything. as someone who really loves natural light, this is one of the best times to get out my camera. Did you manage to get many photos of the snow over this weekend?

 

Decking our halls – Personal projects.

This year, I’ve broken a record, my own record. This year I haven’t bought one single new Christmas decoration. not one!

And while I’m talking things I haven’t done this year – be obsessive about the decorations is another. When I dragged everything out on Wednesday night, the girls were of course very excited. Instead of the usual “Its okay, mummy can do it” I just let them crack on. Granted I have had a teen, tiny faff about with those baubles since. but not a lot, really they did a good job!

As always, I’m embracing the traditional style this year.  Its just the style that gives me the most cosy, comforting, Christmassy feeling. I don’t think I’ll ever change it.

Happy first day of Christmas!

 

Hidden gems, a windy day in Blackpool – Personal projects.

 

I’m spending a lot of time learning this month, making it a priority to figure out how to improve my skills as much as possible before the rush of next month starts. Because of all this time spent learning, I’m not spending enough time with my camera, I’m having to practice editing techniques on images I already have – which is actually very brilliant, because it means I’m unearthing collections like this. I’d forgotten all about these photos until this morning. Now I’m instantly reminded of the windy early Autumn day in Blackpool, how we walked for about an hour trying to find somewhere lovely to grab lunch – and exhaustedly traipsing into a Mcdonalds instead because we couldn’t find anywhere! I love the dreaminess of these, the detail in the girls faces, pretty much everything about all of them!

I desperately need to get down to the beach soon.

Baby Blake – a newborn session.

Last weekend, I went to meet Ria & her little newborn bundle Blake. I knew Little Blake would be tiny – he was born prematurely and has only just been allowed home- But picking him up for a snuggle was just incredible, and brought back all those memories of having Mischa first home after her own preemie struggles. Blake was an absolute angel from start to finish, he had a little moan mid-way through, but that was quickly solved by a bit more breakfast and a little snuggle with me. He was soon comfortable again and enjoyed having a look around at what was going on whilst snuggled up to his teddy bear. ADORABLE!

 

The start of Christmas – A trip to Barton grange. – Personal projects.

 

Its very nearly here. The season of all that is festive! I have to admit, I’ve been known to jump the gun when it comes to Christmas, however I’ve now learnt that if I prolong the start, wait until the 1st until I get those decorations up – then I skip peaking to early, I’ve had years when I’ve had the decorations up for most of November, but had them all pulled down on Boxing Day. It really is all about preserving that spirit & condensing it into those three weeks from the beginning of December. HOWEVER If like me you plan to get so many festive activities done this Christmas season, you’ve obviously gotta’ start a little early, which is what we did this weekend – kicking it all of with a trip to everyones favourite garden centre – Barton grange. I have to confess, I wasn’t feeling this trip all to much after an early morning session and a day full of running errands, I just couldn’t shift the monster of all headaches. I managed to grab some pretty lovely shots though!