As the nights roll in and I sit here feeling slightly smug that I’ve just finished all my Christmas mini editing… I cant stop feeling the impending excitement of Christmas teetering round the corner and my heart is torn. Don’t get me wrong I LOVE Christmas, mainly watching my kids experience the excitement and all the unplugged family time we get but my heart always aches at this time of the year, Autumn is my season and its nearly over. I love everything about it, the light, the colours, the snuggliness of it and its almost gone!
Henry’s session was at the height of Autumn, the perfect moment when the heather has turned from purple to rust complimenting the wild pine trees in the background. This location is just dreamy and my joint top favourite Autumn location to shoot at.
We had already had to reschedule this session due to the unusually high amount of rain we’ve had during October, but the iPhone promised glorious dry weather between 5pm and sundown and I was blindly trusting it accuracy (THE perfect time to shoot – golden hour where the light is soft, warm in tones)
As I set out there was a dark cloud above Cambridge and then I drove into a torrential rainstorm. I had faith in the weather forecast and continued to that small strip of blue I could see on the horizon and boy I’m glad I did.
Meet Henry. He was not up for playing hide and seek in the pine trees but as soon as we learnt the secret to Henry’s motivation was most definitely snacks he was putty in our hands. Enjoy ❤
Yes the good ‘C’ word… CHRISTMAS! I just love this years set up, I’ve tried to keep it close to my heart using earthy tones with a touch of twinkle meaning you can use the images all year round if you want!
Meet Reu. Funny story…. he only came to keep his sister happy whilst she modelled for these promo shots however Mabel had other ideas… mainly to play outside the set area. So Reu eagerly stepped up, squeezed himself into 12-18 month clothes and performed like a pro!
I have just four of these beauties up for grabs at various times over Thursday 28th and Friday 30th October half term which i’d love to fill, here’s the link to the times. SHOP
Ive split them into two pricing brackets:
Elf package – £150 including 5 digital downloads of your choice
Santa package – £200 including 10 digital downloads (or the full gallery however many that ends up being but a minimum of 10)
Here’s Reu in action….
Those of you who know me KNOW I love yellow. Well more mustard to be exact but this love makes me gaga over sunflower fields and rapeseed fields! The colours and tones are eye porn to me 😉
Meet Catherine and Marc and their crazy, energetic, gorgeous spoglets, Peggy and Rudi. We had so much fun at this session, uncharacteristically Rudi was star pupil however Peggy….. well what can I say if only we knew dancing was her motivator at the start of the session to distract her from all the running! Here’s a few highlights from their session over at Hitchin Lavender.
So, I spend A LOT of time scrolling through these stores Online catalogs that I thought it may be a good idea to pop a quick blog up about kids clothing ideas – these are ideal for outdoor sessions and my upcoming Christmas studio sessions (If you haven’t got one yet, grab one before its too late right here)
So Great places to start are H&M, ZARA, NEXT, Green Berry Kids and Little Cotton Clothes They also do REALLY cute coats – not a parka or puffa in sight!
I’ve picked out some cute pieces to give you a good idea and divided them up into age groups…
PYJAMAS 1. £11-18 NEXT 2. £16.99 ZARA 3. £11-14 NEXT 4. £16-19 NEXT 5. £13-18 NEXT 6. £10.99 ZARA 7. £10.99 ZARA 8. £10.99 ZARA.
BABY GIRL 1. £22.50 ZARA 2. £16.99 ZARA 3. £14.99 H&M 4. £25 Little Cotton Clothes 5. £19.99 ZARA 6. £22.99 ZARA 7. £7.99 ZARA 8. £17.50 Little Cotton Clothes 9. £27.50 Little Cotton Clothes 10. ZARA.
YOUNGER BOYS 1. £12.99 H&M 2. £16.99 H&M 3. £14.99 ZARA 4. £216.99 ZARA 5. £14.99 ZARA 6. £19.99 ZARA 7. £14.99 H&M 8. £17.99 H&M
YOUNGER GIRLS 1. £19.99 ZARA 2. £16.99 ZARA 3. £22.99 ZARA 4. £14.99 ZARA 5. £10.99 ZARA 6. £16.99 ZARA 7. £14.99 ZARA 8. £10.99 ZARA 9. £14.99 ZARA 10. £14.99 ZARA 11. ZAR 12. £24.99 H&M.
OLDER BOYS 1. £16.99 ZARA 2. £14.99 ZARA 3. £14.99 ZARA 4. £13.00 H&M 5. £14.99 ZARA 6. £5.99 ZARA 7. £12.99 ZARA.
OLDER GIRLS 1. £29.99 ZARA 2. £16.99 ZARA 3. £22.99 ZARA 4. £14.99 ZARA 5. £22.99 ZARA 6. £19.99 ZARA 7. £7.99 ZARA 8. £19.99 H&M 9. £27.50 Little Cotton Clothes 10. £17.99 H&M 11. £60 Little Cotton Clothes 12. £19.99 H&M 13. £37.50 Little Cotton Clothes
BABY BOY 1. £46 Green Berry Kids 2. £39 Green Berry Kids 3. £28 Next 4. ZARA 5. ZARA 6. £19.99 H&M 7. £19.99 H&M 8. £32 Next 9. H&M 10. H&M 11. £46 Green Berry Kids 12. £19.99 H&M 13. £12.99 H&M 14. £16.99 ZARA 15. £17.99 H&M 16. £8.99 H&M 17. £14.99 ZARA 18. £14.99 ZARA 19.£17.99 H&M 20. ZARA 21. £22.99 ZARA.
It feels like a lifetime ago, yet this was just a few weeks actually! I hunted high and low for a great substitute to Hitchin. I followed every lead there was going for a wild sunflower field, stalked all the groups out there but of the seven – yes SEVEN fields I scoped out they were just not practical; parking on a busy road, too far to walk young families, or simply wilted as we’d just had a 30+ degree mini heat wave – I kid you not, remember those? Well after a week of searching and dragging my kids about I bit the bullet and finally decided to stake myself a pitch at Hitchin and boy was I not disappointed!
Meet oh so cool Alexis (who embarrassingly I constantly called Alexa – no idea why right)?! Anyway how gorgeous are her babes, Enzo and Emma. Hope you enjoy their session as much as we did 🙂
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!