Maternity Family Photoshoot in the Cotswold countryside...

When a photographer friend called me up spontaneously one morning to say she'd like to travel across from London to the Cotswolds to have a family maternity shoot that very same day - the pressure was on! ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

They turned up, got changed at the car, and we captured this! I'm sooooo in love with every image in this whole gallery, and found it ridiculously hard to choose some sneak peeks!! In fact, I'll just go ahead and overshare...

I hope you love your images Ines! It was such an honour to capture you and your gorgeous family, and your most unbelievably perfect bump and the most adorable little girl!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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Award Winning Photographer!

Iโ€™m so thrilled (and beyond shocked) to share the news that my image was awarded 1st Place in the Child Category of the International Lemonade & Lenses Photography Competition! This accolade means that I am now officially an Award Winning Photographer! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Lemonade & Lenses are a big deal in the photography world, educating and featuring some amazing artists in their publications. As part of the prize, they will be interviewing me! Not nervous about that. At. All.

With thanks to my lovely sister, who was pushing my daughter on the swing as she giggled away, trying to touch the leaves on the tree with her toes...

Lemonade & Lenses 1st Place Child Category 2018

Newborn in home photoshoot Cheltenham - 8 days new

Newborn sessions just melt my heart! โค๏ธ Welcoming a new member of the family is such a precious time in your lives and it's such an honour to be invited to capture it. Looking at this beautiful mama, itโ€™s hard to believe that this little guy is 8 days new! And it was so sweet to see this little one so soothed by his father's voice. There are so many to share from this session, but I'll hold back and just start with these! ๐Ÿ˜

 

Recent Blog Posts

Capturing photos together with your children...

I normally photograph families with younger children. But when I was asked to capture the fabulous blogger Emma with her 3 children together before her beautiful eldest daughter leaves the nest for University (and possibly the family home for good) - it really struck a chord with me.

Precious years fly by, and before we know it our children grow up. I find it so rewarding to be able to tell your story and capture the connections between you and your loved ones - freezing the memories so that you can look back on them and smile.

Do check out Emma and 3 - Parenting and Family Blog if you have time - it's full of current articles and ideas for young to the not-so-young children. And can we just take another moment to appreciate your fabulous coat please? #coatenvy

I hope you love your images - and all the best for Uni and the amazing adventures ahead! xx

In home photoshoot - Competition Winner!

Remember my competition to win a family photoshoot back in November?

Well here's the winning session!

I spent a fun morning with the beautiful Hughes family in their home on a rainy day. By the end of the session, all of our cheeks were aching from laughing so much and I almost won a gorgeous dog to take home myself!

And can we just stop to appreciate how awesome and in love these guys look together?! ๐Ÿ˜

I hope you love your photos Dani Hughes and Andy Hughes!

Baby Photos to help us remember the hazy days of Childhood

As I sit here drinking coffee in my messy house, bleary eyed, with a slightly pounding head, having worked late into the night, and then been up in the night with my not-so-little one ...

This feeling took me back to when the girls were teeny, when going to the the toilet by myself was a luxury, when getting out of the house could take the best part of an hour, and then having to change them again as I stepped out of the door was almost too much.

So when someone says to you enjoy every precious moment, when you barely have a moment. It really isn't that helpful.

I just wanted to give a big shout out to the amazing mums out there who are exhausted. It is hard. It can be relentless. There's absolutely no denying that. And I guess that's why I take photos - so that I can remember the moments in between, when the sun shines...

Here's to my lovely mama friend who I admire so much - Danni Hopkins. I took these photos so that you can remember these moments one day... the hazy days of the most adorable sweet baby cheeks, kisses, dribble and dungarees โค๏ธ

Stanway House Family Fun, Cheltenham

Beautiful family, stunning location

Every family has a different story. And that's what I love to capture.

Which is why when I was asked if we could hold their family photoshoot at Stanway House, Cheltenham, where they got married - a place filled with wonderful memories, full of smiles and laughter (and a whole lot of rain), I said of course we should!

So it was fitting that when given the option to reschedule, that they wanted the show to go on despite the drizzle! Victoria Warwick - I just loved the spirit of you and your family and the fun that you have together - it was an absolute joy to photograph! I hope you love your images!

After the Fog: Bobble Hats, Smiles in family photo shoot on Leckhampton Hill

Gorgeous family outdoor shoot

Oh my goodness, so so many favourites to share of this gorgeous family! And to think we almost called this family session off because the fog was completely covering Leckhampton Hill in the morning! Amazingly it cleared, and what a wonderful time we had! It really does feel good to wrap up and make yourselves get out for some fresh air - I'm so glad that we did! 

Don't worry Kate Sylvester - I promise I have lots of lovely photos with everyone smiling at the camera, but this bobble hat one makes my heart so happy! And it totally made my day when your children broke out in the chicken dance whilst we were taking your romantic couple portrait!! ๐Ÿ˜‚

Stunning, relaxed home photoshoot with newborn twins

Beautiful relaxed newborn family Cheltenham

I'm a strong believer in how your experience is re-lived whenever you look at your photos, which is why I place great importance on enjoying your photoshoot. This is the reason that I love photographing newborns at home, where everyone is relaxed and surrounded by familiar smells and home comforts. There's no need to pack your bags, or worry about being late because baby needs to feed or needs changing. I can come to you, and will capture your first precious days with your new baby at home.

You really couldn't get much more relaxed than this family - and seriously, how can a new mum of twins look so together and amazing? With an active 3 year old son too?! I adored your newborn session Bernadette Wilson! Thank you so much for inviting me to capture your precious first few weeks with your beautiful family!