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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!

 

Halloween mini-session day – Family lifestyle.

 

I have been planning this day for weeks, the last week planning frantically, making sure every little detail has been taken care off. Well, last Saturday it happened, I hosted my first mini-session day and I think I can say, genuinely it was a brilliant success. It was freezing and it rained most of the day, but it didn’t stop the constant stream of excited kids all dressed up and ready to shoot. Honestly, it was just so absolutely brilliant, and I can’t wait to do it again! The day started off with  me going through my supplies, double and triple checking that I had everything packed. My sister/assistant for the day turned up just after half 10 and we set off over to the location. The first thing that needed to happen was a giant clean up, it was just full of crap people had dumped. Anyway, once everything had been tidied up, we set to work creating the back drop and before I knew it our first session group had arrived! We had a couple of minor hiccups through the day, nothing major but pretty much all of them revolved around the smoke bombs! Just when we thought we had it all figured out, the wind would change direction and leave me with a face full of smoke!

Anyway, long story short, I had an absolute blast, and from the feedback I’ve received since, so did everyone who came, which was everything I wanted. Massive thank you to all the children and parents for their efforts on Saturday. I’ll keep you all updated about my next one!

Happy Halloween!

 

Fiona, Michael & Sebastian – The first family session of Autumn.

 

With Summer over, its time to move with the seasons into Autumn. For the first of Autumns family seasons, I got to meet up with the lovely Turner family. Fiona, Michael and Sebastian were a joy to photograph, we met in a woodlands local to them – which was actually brilliant because it helped them feel much more comfortable – And little Sebastian wasted no time jumping in those muddy puddles, gathering sticks and roaming through the brambles. It was a really beautiful session to be a part of, and such a wonderful family to watch together. All in all, a brilliant way to start the Autumn off.

 

Sarah, Lewis, Joe & poppy – A family session at Brockholes.

 

On Saturday afternoon, I met up with Sarah (my competition winner) and her lovely family at Brockholes for the last family session of the Sumer. It was scheduled to rain for most of the day, but after a little gentle praying to Mother Nature it turned out be a beautiful sunny day. I absolutely loved this session, for so many reasons. It was set in one of my favourite places to shoot, everyone was so relaxed and Joe was an absolute little superstar through the whole thing! I was delighted to hear afterwards that he loved our session so much, he wanted to go back with “the lady with the camera”. Thank you so much Sarah & Lewis. I’m so glad you love your photographs as much as do.

 

A Summer retreat.

 

I have – rather reluctantly- rejoined society after a couple of really wonderful days away from everything. We’ve had the most relaxing few days at Kings Acre Bell Tents and Campsite The weather was gorgeous, the scenery incredible, and every second of quiet has truly been cherished. Here are my photographs from our wonderful family trip.

Poppy turns 4! – A beach session.

 

I spent Wednesday morning praying that the grey that covered every inch of the sky would clear off! As luck would have it, by our 11am meeting time, the skies above the beach were blue and crisp!
For this session, I got to meet Little Poppy – who turns four next week- And her big sister Lilly. For this shoot, I wanted a little birthday-ness in there, but ultimately, it was all about embracing the beautiful Summers day by the sea with these two lovely little girls.
As you can tell, Poppy was just made to be by the sea-side, with her golden hair and bright blue eyes, she made my job remarkably easy! Especially seen as my props just didn’t want to play along with that coastal breeze! Massive thank you Laura for letting me take such beautiful photographs of her girls!

 

A trip to brockholes.

 

We finally got some sunshine!  So earlier on this afternoon we headed down to Brockholes Nature Reserve for a much needed run around and some ice cream. Muddy faces and sticky hands all round.