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Mireya turns 1 month! – Milestone session.

 

Yesterday I headed over to my sisters house to take some milestone photographs of my gorgeous little niece, how has it been one whole month since I watched (and photographed) her coming into the world?! She really is the most precious little bundle of joy – though I may be slightly biased because I’ve been completely and utterly in love with her since the second she came into the world!  I love how easily she’s come to terms with the fact that Auntie bob will pretty much ALWAYS have a camera snapping away at her, she’s such a little poser!
Yesterdays shoot will be the start of a year long collection of milestone shoots, each one will be themed to match the seasons and for her first birthday I plan on gathering them all together – along with her birth photographs – and creating a hardback photo book. As you can tell, with her first month being August we’ve gone for Summer blooms.

 

 

Sunday-Funday

 

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!

 

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Bringing home baby Hope – Fresh 48 session.

 

Yesterday I was really lucky to be given half an hour of this lovely families time. Jade, Martin and very proud big sister Faith have just welcomed this adorable little bundle named Hope! It can all be very hectic for those first few days of bringing home a new baby, but I was immediately hit with how calm and cosy it was when walking into their home. Faith was brilliant with her little sister & baby hope made absolutely no fuss through the whole session. Thank you again to the Chester family for letting me photograph such a special time & massive congratulations on the birth of your baby girl!

 

 

 

Ravenous coffee shop – Commercial photography.

I had the pleasure of spending yesterday morning with Louise (owner of Ravenous coffee shop on Cannon Street.) Her little corner of town is a retreat to say the least. Counters lined with cakes and jars of treats, the scent of freshly brewed coffee and bread rolls fills the air, and a very gentle melody plays in the background. Its the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city centre. But lets get back to the shoot, Louise worked tirelessly yesterday to produce an array of perfect cakes and mouthwateringly good savoury meals. We had an absolute blast getting these photographs set up and taken. Here is selection of my favourites.

 

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.

Kobie, Esmae & baby Kayen – A family session in the woods.

 

Yesterday I got to meet up with one of my oldest friends and her babies for a lovely (yet, slightly wet) mini-shoot. We headed out to the giant woodlands nearby and with the imminent forcast of rain, we set immediately to work. We had such a brilliant afternoon, a lot of catching up, whilst I followed her mini’s round, capturing their little adventure, the excitement was clearly too much for little Kayen, who fell blissfully asleep on our walk back home.

 

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Charlie’s birth – My first (and probably last) birth session.

 

So very early hours of this morning, after what seems like an eternity of waiting by the phone. I raced down to Royal Preston Hospital, camera gear ready and I shot my very first birth. Birth is a perculiar thing, often the only birth we’ll witness is with our own children – unless your me who was out cold for both! – but standing back and watching this life changing event unfold for someone else is the most incredible experience. Even more so when the mother to be is my beautiful, brave sister. And this fresh newborn is my tiny little niece! I created a full album from this session, though only these few images will make it on to the internet -for obvious reasons! It was after all a very personal experience.

 

“To witness the birth of a child is our best opportunity to experience the meaning of the word miracle – Paul Carvel”

 

 

 

A Summers afternoon at the park.

 

let them be little.

 

Shannon, Harry & Lilly – A day at the beach.

 

I was really lucky to grab half an our of this adorable little families time last weekend. We headed up to one of the more remote beaches up in Lytham for a very summery mini-shoot. Little Lilly was slightly apprehensive of me and my big camera at first, but she soon settled once I asked if she’d like to go for a splash in the water. She really is such a little character!