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A very exciting Pregnancy reveal – Family session.

 

 

A month or so ago, I got a message out of the blue from a lady I’ve known forever. She had some very exciting news and was hoping when the time came, I could be the one to photograph the announcement. Well of course I jumped at the chance, and we set about planning. Yesterday her scan day finally arrived, and at 4pm we met up to take some very special photographs. Its official I LOVE doing pregnancy announcement sessions!

 

Please do just pop me a message if you’d love to do something similar!

Reubens Cake smash!

 

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of inviting Reuben, mum and big brother to one of my cake sessions. I was ridiculously excited for this one, just because of how basic it was going to be. All white, clean, unfussy, simplistic. The focus was completely on little Reuben and thats exactly how I had hoped it would be.

The session itself was just wonderful – though we had a slight challenge, turns out the birthday boy isn’t too keen on cake! He had a nibble, pulled a bit out, but really he was more excited about playing with the balloons!

Happy 1st Birthday Rueben, and thank you for letting me shoot such a special session!

 

A mothers day special – Family session.

 

 

A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Amy – the mothers day facebook competition winner – for her special session. We met in a totally brand new location for me, Longton Brickcroft. Up until that session, I had absolutely non clue it existed and its such a gorgeous location! Anyway, the session went beautifully. Along with her daughter  – the most adorable little dolly ever!- Mum, sister-in-law and nephew, we had a little trek around, capturing lots as went.

Thanks so much Amy!

starting a new tradition. – Personal projects.

I’m starting a new tradition. Every birthday, I’m taking portraits of the girls. And this weekend I started with Mischa’s 7th Birthday. Seven whole years since she burst into the world! So early, so poorly. It was two weeks before I’d get to hold her, 12 weeks of living in the Neo unit before we got to bring her home. I see her now and it all feels like a lifetime ago! 7 years of having her with us, 7 years since she made me a mama. I could never ever imagine my life without this beautiful ball of sunshine in it. I still don’t understand how I managed to create such a wonderful human being!

Happy birthday Mischa!

An afternoon at Brockholes – Family session.

 

I’ve been running my Family portrait offer since December and I’m so glad I did! These sessions have been the perfect way to meet lots of families that otherwise wouldnt really have booked. With them only being 20 minutes long and being a very simple set up. These are perfect for people that aren’t altogether keen on having their photo taken.

Anyway, one of the families that took advantage of the offer where the Turvey Family. And what a GORGEOUS day it was! I managed to grab some truly beautiful photos for their session at Brockholes. Though it didn’t go wholly to plan, with one of the boys feeling really poorly, but they stuck it out and I am so glad they did! It was like our first little taste of spring.

 

BabyLoved Event- Commercial photography.

 

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending the BabyLoved event in Houghton village hall. I caught up with Event host Helen over a cuppa a month or so prior whilst she told me all about all the planning it takes and everything she has in mind for the event. I was initially struck by how determined Helen was, to some the event might just be seen as a way to sell off any pre-loved baby stuff, but as I saw on the day, its SO much more than that. From quirky bedroom decor, to insta-perfect jumpers and Tee’s, homemade cakes and even story telling workshops with the coolest children books. This event was anything but a standard “sell your old baby clothes” set up. It really was not only a pleasure to attend, but a joy to photograph. I met so many fantastic fellow small business owners, each and every one of them putting all of their love into their wares. Thanks for inviting me Helen!

Lola’s Cake smash!

 

A couple of months or so ago now, I was approached by one of my sisters friends about the possibility of doing her daughters first birthday cake smash. I’d been toying with the idea of just giving it a go – I turned down so many of these last year, which is just ridiculous! – Anyway, I ignored my dislike of studio photography and created a plan that would make studio stuff more enjoyable for me. Anyway the day came and after lots of back and forth messages between us, I was certain I’d got everything ready for little Lola’s first birthday celebrations.

The session itself couldn’t have gone any more perfect. It was Lola’s actual birthday on our smash date, which just made the whole experience even more special. She was an absolute joy to work with, and though she was a little wary of getting fully stuck in with her cake, she did eventually get comfortable enough to just enjoy her session.

Happy 1st Birthday Lola, thank you for letting me shoot your special day!

 

A woodland walk – Personal projects.

 

A last minute at home session – Family session.

 

A couple of weeks ago I was contacted by the lovely Rachael with a very urgent request. Her sister in-law and her beloved nephew Jin were over from Japan and they desperately wanted to capture some family memories before they went back – which was only a couple of days away! Anyway off I went, and what an absolutely lovely family. from the second I arrived I was given the warmest of welcomes. It was such a joy to capture their bond, and the entire session flashed by in a haze of laughter. These naturally flowing sessions are my favourite!