I couldn’t resist blogging sweet Daily’s session I did a couple of weeks ago. I loved watching her go from excited to shy to watching her masterfully wrap her momma round her wee finger when it came to getting her feet wet! (Seriously see the pic further down and the look she’s giving me)
So here it is, such a cute way to grab updated pictures of your children as they grow older if you want to bow out of being in the photos this time 🙂
Wait for it…. here’s the face!
Her daddy is currently on deployment and this is the cutest face I’ve ever seen a child make when they are talking about their dad, she’s showing me how her daddy tickles her ❤
These sessions are found here under ‘Simply You’ and can be either in the studio or out in the wild 🙂
I stand by the title here guys, I am by no means a wedding photographer – those guys are true gurus, stamina like an energiser bunny and superhero skills I could only wish for BUT I can take a picture, tell a story and document your day in a beautiful real way.
If you’re like me – a 2020 COVID-19 bride who’s had to rearrange your wedding it sucks right? I mean its no easy task rearranging your gazillion suppliers you had originally booked to one new date that they can all accommodate! Don’t even get, me started about your guests availability. Honestly I get it. It’s so stressful. If you’ve had to let your original photographer go like I did as they just couldn’t work your new date fear not – I can more than likely pick your date up as I do not schedule my diary a year in advance!
Meet Sky & Nathan, this is their beautiful wedding mid November last year and here are my favourite 10 frames from that day in no particular odrer
Hands up if you’ve seen my outdoor sessions and been all set to grab one then realised I like to shoot these sessions AFTER the kids bedtime? I know its crazy and actually quite scary to break routine but take it from me its so blooming worth it! Don’t believe me? Here it is in Sam’s words and she’s a mum to three littles AND nurse so i rate her as the Oracle!
“We’ve had photos taken by Laura before (I think these were our 6th session!) so we’re pretty good at picking outfits that will fit now although this was our 1st outdoor session! I tried to pick things that the kids would normally wear so the photos look more natural and Laura is always great at sending suggestions. “
“We met Laura just after half 6 so we could start our session around 6.45.The kids were so excited about getting to stay up late! We made sure they’d had a good tea so they weren’t hungry, and they were well ready to run and play! At no point did it feel like a posed photo shoot, the kids had an absolute ball and would happily have stayed out much longer than the hour we were there for! I don’t think they realised that photos were being taken half the time they were having so much fun.”
” The light at that time was beautiful and the kids loved dancing, running in and out of the trees and playing with mummy and daddy and their baby brother. He was also fine being up later and Laura is awesome at getting the best out of slightly grumpy teething babes! The sneak peaks that we have seen are gorgeous and 100% worth pushing bedtime for! “
These guys were either full of cuddles or goofing about the whole session, exactly how it should be right? A couple of favourites of mine names by Lucas, age 7.
The koala hug
And the Poo pose…..
Any questions please ask away or you can book your outdoor family session right here!
So Mothers day was a bit weird huh? How did you spend your last day of ‘freedom? We just chilled all day together. Did you know it’s the American Mothers day on 10th May? I thought I’d extend these sessions as vouchers if anyone was looking for gifts for their better half 😉
Here’s Hannah & Myla’s session, we just got it through before lockdown commenced. Aren’t they just adorable!
Myla is just the spit of her beautiful mummy, she was the perfect mixture of inquisitiveness and darn right sass-monster. I love Hannah’s outfit choice, so pretty and summery and Myla is sporting a little something from the client wardrobe I have available to use.
I love getting all the details, not just the big show stoppers, just look at their bond! So natural.
If you would like to book your Mummy and me session via a voucher please pop along here, sessions will be scheduled as soon as restrictions are lifted.
Oh it’s a different ball game now the weather has turned right? Well it is in my house. We’ve run out of steam to do schoolwork, there’s no flour to do baking, we’ve watched far too much Disney+ and we’ve eaten so many snacks its not a joke anymore.
We did this the other day in the garden when it was super hot but you can easily have this as an indoor activity. All you need is a large window, double/king fitted white bedsheet, a camera and your kid(s)!
Lay your sheet on the floor length ways with the corners curled up at right angles to your window.
Sit your child(ten) on the sheet towards the front (where you are planning to sit and closest to the window)
Bring the far end of the sheet over your kids towards you and hook a corner over your head (like your enveloping them if that makes sense)?
get them to smile, tickle each other, lick each other whisper and you’ll get some gorgeous shots!
I’m genuinely not that big on my own birthday, it’s just another day but this year on 23rd March it was different, I really enjoyed it. Usually I end up spending the day as usual looking after a baby or toddler but this year surprised me how lovely it was to have all my family around me albeit they were forced to 😉
I feel so grateful we slipped Harry’s birthday celebrations through just before COVID-19 became a real thing in this country. I feel for every one of my little clients who are celebrating their birthdays right now.
Here’s a little celebration for my lockdown-birthday buddies from last years march/April sessions. Hope you have the best day, what are you doing to make it special? I’m looking forward to the day I see many of your little faces soon to celebrate 🙂
DYLAN | TWO
WALTER AKA CAM | ONE
ARTHUR | TWO
SOPHIE | ONE
JOSH | TWO
ARTHUR | ONE
HENDRIX | ONE
SONNY | TWO
Did I miss anyone? Let me know and I’ll add you xx
I’ve been procrastinating, I’m sorry guys. I think it’s the thought of my editing pile getting smaller and smaller. I’ve never been at zero editing in my whole life! When I’m done, then what? I’ll have no excuse but to do dreaded housework and risk becoming obsessed with meal prep and have a mission to become the next Marie Kondo or Stacie Solomon (Have you seen her gram)?!
I feel truly blessed that I get so many American clients through my doors as there is some SERIOUS talent within the bases around here yet they still come to me and for that I’m eternally thankful.
Zane’s session is what I call a lifestyle session, completely baby/child led. We capture them as if i’m spying on you guys at home so very natural pictures with real connections and play. Zane is just 7 months here, I cannot wait for his return for his birthday sessions.
They all love my vintage crib but Zane definitely found it the highlight of his playdate with me. FYI this was my actual crib when I was a baby! I get asked A LOT about where I get my amazing fitted cot sheets…. go check out Jasper & Juniper!
Yep, you’ve spied it, there’s a beautiful bedroom set up in these sessions too! Zane’s outfit here is from my client wardrobe, how stinking cute does he look in that romper!
This is hands down my favourite time of the year, spring right through to Autumn…. I’m gutted that I’ve already missed the blossom and rapeseed fields but there’s so much more to come thank goodness. This session below was taken on the last day in September last year in glorious light and has to be my favourite location to date.
So what’s top of your list? After you’ve sampled your first Maccy D’s, gone to the pub and seen your friends and family, enjoyed some overdue babysitting offers and got your nails done what’s next? How are you going to really celebrate being back living in the social world? May was meant to be a huge month for us, we were finally getting married, sadly this will inevitably be postponed. May was also the month we were going to finally get the kids grandparents home after a long volunteering experience far away. When we are allowed, i’m grabbing my family and the in-laws and going to capture their reunion – they’ve been living abroad for the past 18 months and moved back to the UK five weeks ago and we haven’t been able to hug them yet! We’re going to celebrate being together again by meeting up at this gorgeous location and capture every moment. I’m so thankful that we still have them around and fully intend to freeze this moment forever!