The first things that you need to know about me are that I love being a photographer and I love being a mum!

I originally studied photography in the early 1990’s and, I quickly discovered that it was my work with children that was most enjoyable and successful. Following the birth of my daughter, Izzie, in 1998, photography went on the back burner, although I did continue to photograph family events, friends children and, of course, my gorgeous baby girl!  A few years later, after my baby boy, Will, was born, I decided to take the plunge and start my own business. So, on St David’s Day, 2006 I launched my business and I haven’t looked back.

I believe that the best images are achieved in a comfortable and familiar setting so, I take photos in your home or at a chosen location – somewhere where your child can truly be themselves  I don’t work from a studio or bring any studio equipment with me. It’s just me and my camera. This enables me to work in a very unobtrusive manner, capturing all those moments and expressions that come between “the camera smile”

I love my photographs to tell a story and to capture a moment in time. So, my style is thoughtful and reflective. I produce images that are intimate and natural, that are full of life and yet, artistically refined. Think of them as your own reality - just a little prettier. 

I love my job and I believe the right picture can make us fall in love all over again.

"a few of the first shots I took of my baby girl 16 years ago. It's hard to believe she was ever this tiny" 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 No stiff collars, forced poses or “cheesy” smiles. Your session is a good time, a conversation, a diary, a moment, a memory, a blast. We will talk, play and have fun.

Location
As soon as your children are on the move, it’s great to get them outside for the session. I can do your session pretty much anywhere you like with favourite places including parks and beaches. If your baby is not moving around yet, it’s usually better to keep it simple at home (where we can use the garden if it’s a sunny day).

Timing
Sessions normally last about an hour, but allow two to be on the safe side. Not all children are comfortable in front of the camera straight away so, I like to get to know them a bit first.

Most little ones are looking for the next adventure after an hour but, by allowing some extra time, we can be relaxed and not worry about feeds, naps and tantrums (although these often make great shots!)

Clothing
The most important thing is that you are happy and comfortable. There’s no need for white tops but try to avoid overly bright colours (like neon!). Patterns are also fine and stripes can look fab but big logos or pictures on tshirts can be distracting.

Things to bring
If we are on location, feel free to bring bikes, scooters, balls or anything else you little one enjoys playing with. Photographing while they’re playing is a great way of getting natural, fun images. Also, consider things like drinks or snacks. It’s really helpful for you to have your child’s favourite sweets with you (but nothing too messy!)

Payment is due on the day of the session by cash or cheque

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