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Baby photographer in Cheltenham

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Second visit to photograph Imogen

I am always delighted to to be asked back to photograph my families. Especially when they are as cheeky and smiley as this one! As a baby photographer in Cheltenham and London I know about a long commute but my hat goes off to this mum as she has a long commute but gets the best of both worlds.

I first photographed Imogen when she was just a few weeks old. As she has just turned one I was intrigued to see how much she had changed. Well her mob of dark hair had changed colour and she had turned into a cheeky and confident little girl. She was a quick as the wind and didn’t seem to have any fear. Quite happy to launch herself off the bed. Therefore we had to have all hands on deck and a very quick shutter speed. She was a little lady of many expressions which I enjoyed teasing out of her. This shot below if one of my favourite ones from the shoot. She has a coyness about her and is almost flirting with my camera.

Baby Photographer in Cheltenham

I love letting the kids be free and  am directed by them. Imogen was delighted with the large mirror that mummy uses before work in the morning! She’s probably not used to having it all to herself. I love the slightly inquisitive nature and not sure if the light are for touching! Imogen is one of those children that will be running before she can walk. She was determined to launch herself forward. Fortunately into the safe arms of mum and dad. As a BIPP member I take health and safety very seriously.  Although it often looks like my babies are hurling themselves off the bed I am very conscious of safe hands.

Imogen seemed to really enjoy her photoshoot. They usually sleep really well afterwards. So you are guaranteed a couple of hours of quiet time. If you are looking for a fun, natural, baby photographer then please get in contact here. I look forward to hearing from you.baby photographer cheltenhambaby photographer in Cheltenham baby photography in Cheltenham cheltenham baby photographerCheltenham baby photographerbaby photography in Cheltenhambaby photographer in Cheltenhambaby photographer in Cheltenham

Natural family Photography in Putney

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This is a gorgeous family that I really enjoy photographing as we just click. They let me get on with my job without any direction and we just chill together. We let the kids do their thing and consequently I am able to capture the truly natural family photography that I have become known for. I have been photographing this family in Putney SW15 for a few years and have captured both children as babies and then into toddlerhood and now school.

Some of my favourite shots are the when the family are just “cotching” on the sofa. Usually watching tv and being disturbed by a toddler who has no interest in whats on the box. This would be Florie, who still demands attention and cuddles despite the boys wanting to watch the tv.

I like to know the children’s likes and dislikes so I know where to steer my focus of energy. If the kids are happy then I am happy which makes for happiness all round. Florie was going through the stage of loving her shoes. Which I can still identify with! I love the shot of her surrounded by an eclectic mix of footwear. All I had to do was gently steer her into the light to make the perfect shot. Without her noticing…of course.

Florie was a water babe and loved her bath time. She didn’t seem to notice that it was mid morning and not the conventional time for her bath. We played for ages with the water pistol. For some reason she enjoyed having it directed straight into her mouth. After negotiating the end of bath time we went into her bedroom to choose some of her books. Again we had to negotiate putting on some really cool dresses as I think she preferred being naked. The beauty of girls is having all those lovely clothes to choose from. However, sometimes we have to battle getting them on.

At the end of two photography shoots I made up a beautiful bespoke book of all the images. Now each child has one each to keep. If you are interested in my natural family photography in Putney SW15 then please get in touch here.

Although I am based in both Wandsworth and the Cotswolds I am happy to travel. Looking forward to hearing from you.

 

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I am Nikon 2016 best of film

 

I am Nikon

Every year Nikon has been collaborating with a whole host of very talented Nikon photographers to create a beautiful inspiring film. The film is simply called “I am Nikon 2016”. Divided into different sections, I am family, I am loved, I am Free, I am 2016, I am here to name a few. I love the strong sense of “I am”.

This year I was honoured to have four of my photos chosen for the film. I have been using Nikon cameras and lenses for at least 10 years. I’ve stopped counting exactly how long I have been a professional photographer. All that matters to me is that I am still as passionate about photographing people and families as ever. I borrowed a friends Nikon 10 years ago and decided that was the one for me. In all that time it has never let me down. Therefore I feel very proud to be chosen by Nikon to represent their brand.

I am nikon 2016

I love this image not just because of the peacefulness but for capturing the feeling of wonder and pride. Sometimes you don’t need to see the parents faces to know how they are feeling. As it happens I photographed this couple at their wedding and now they have just had their 4th child. It’s lovely to watch them grow.I am Nikon 2016I was delighted that this photograph was chosen for the I am nikon 2016 best of film. It has a special place in my heart. Sadly Rob, the father standing proudly in the middle passed away. He battled with cancer for a few years. I love this photo as the family stand united and strong.I am nikon I am lovedNow this one is another of my favourites as it looks just like the perfect family all admiring the cutest newborn sister. Which of course it is. However, just a few seconds before this shot the baby was crying and Bobby the brother was not playing ball. But the magic happened in a split second and I was ready. You need the eye but you also need a very fast shutter speed and a lot of patience. location family photographerAnother photo chosen from a very special family photoshoot. I spent the day with this family on their gorgeous boat on the River dart. It was a beautiful day but sadly this little girl was not feeling great. Out of the blue she decided to ‘out do’ her brother and climb the mast. Children really are unpredictable and therefore keep me on my toes.

If you would like to know more about my natural, fun, family photography then please drop me a line here.   Always happy to have a chat about capturing your family and preserving those simple yet treasured times. I tend to work between Gloucestershire and London (Wandsworth) but I am happy to travel.

Natural newborn and family photographer

I have to admit that blogging is not my top priority as it has been a long while since the last post. If you want to keep  more up to date with my goings on then try my instagram . You can find me here. However my daughter very kindly put together a video of my favourite best newborn and family photography last year. Please sit back and turn up the music and enjoy it all the way through. It is dedicated to Rob Johnston and Sophie Sutherland. Both sadly lost their fight against cancer. It was an honour to capture their precious family memories. Photos that their families can treasure and remind them off happier times. Having lost my own brother recently I am familiar with the sense of loss. The first thing I reached for were the photos of him to keep him close to me.

Baby Photographer Wandsworth

I have many photographs over the year that I love. Not all of them can be shown in my photo film above but below are a chosen few. My photography sessions are relaxed and natural. I only use natural light so I can work quickly and can capture honest moments without being contrived. Do expect to spend a morning or an afternoon with me. As a natural, newborn, family photographer I like to spend time making my clients feel relaxed and unaware of my camera. If you would like to know more about my work and how it all works then please contact me here. I look forward to hearing from you.

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Cotswold photographer of the year 2016/ Award winning photographer

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award winning photographeraward winning photographeraward winning photographer , cotwold photographer of the year , BippI am now officially an “Award Winning Photographer”. I recently joined an organisation called the British Institute of Professional Photographers and very quickly gained my licentiateship. I was delighted as it was on my to do list for quite some years. Despite having lots of very happy customers I wanted to do something for myself. I wanted to be recognised by a trusted organisation that is well respected in the industry. I have been a professional portrait photographer for nearly 10 years. Despite having many happy customers that come back year after year, I wanted to achieve my own goals. I had often walked past the stands of the BIPP at various exhibitions and thought “one day” that will be me. The competition is tough and the standard is very high. I had to prepare myself and my work. I think as photographers we are plagued with self doubt. I certainly never thought I was good enough to receive such an award. It is an industry where the majority of us are self taught and quite often sitting on our computers late into the night editing. It can be terribly lonely. That is when the self doubt creeps in. I think as a mother I have made a conscious effort to instil self esteem into my three girls. However sometimes we are so busy with  life that we forget about ourselves and our own self esteem.

On the 25th April I attended a training course with Bryn Griffiths on product photography. Which was taking myself out of my comfort zone again. I was advised to enter a few of my photos into the regional awards competition. Low and behold on the night I was awarded with a Gold, Silver and a Bronze award. Then unbeknown to me there was the “Cotswold photographer of the Year 2016” award. Then next thing I knew I was my name was being called as the winner. I wished I had known this was going to happen as I would have washed my hair!

Here is the link to the Bipp website…link to prove it.

So now I can honestly call myself an “Award Winning Photographer”. As my family are probably bored of hearing already. It’s never too late to achieve your dreams.

If you would like to know more about the way I work and how to capture those precious moments in your family. Please contact me here . I look forward to hearing from you.

Baby photographer in Cheltenham

baby photographer cheltenham

Second visit to photograph Imogen

I am always delighted to to be asked back to photograph my families. Especially when they are as cheeky and smiley as this one! As a baby photographer in Cheltenham and London I know about a long commute but my hat goes off to this mum as she has a long commute but gets the best of both worlds.

I first photographed Imogen when she was just a few weeks old. As she has just turned one I was intrigued to see how much she had changed. Well her mob of dark hair had changed colour and she had turned into a cheeky and confident little girl. She was a quick as the wind and didn’t seem to have any fear. Quite happy to launch herself off the bed. Therefore we had to have all hands on deck and a very quick shutter speed. She was a little lady of many expressions which I enjoyed teasing out of her. This shot below if one of my favourite ones from the shoot. She has a coyness about her and is almost flirting with my camera.

Baby Photographer in Cheltenham

I love letting the kids be free and  am directed by them. Imogen was delighted with the large mirror that mummy uses before work in the morning! She’s probably not used to having it all to herself. I love the slightly inquisitive nature and not sure if the light are for touching! Imogen is one of those children that will be running before she can walk. She was determined to launch herself forward. Fortunately into the safe arms of mum and dad. As a BIPP member I take health and safety very seriously.  Although it often looks like my babies are hurling themselves off the bed I am very conscious of safe hands.

Imogen seemed to really enjoy her photoshoot. They usually sleep really well afterwards. So you are guaranteed a couple of hours of quiet time. If you are looking for a fun, natural, baby photographer then please get in contact here. I look forward to hearing from you.baby photographer cheltenhambaby photographer in Cheltenham baby photography in Cheltenham cheltenham baby photographerCheltenham baby photographerbaby photography in Cheltenhambaby photographer in Cheltenhambaby photographer in Cheltenham

Natural family Photography in Putney

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This is a gorgeous family that I really enjoy photographing as we just click. They let me get on with my job without any direction and we just chill together. We let the kids do their thing and consequently I am able to capture the truly natural family photography that I have become known for. I have been photographing this family in Putney SW15 for a few years and have captured both children as babies and then into toddlerhood and now school.

Some of my favourite shots are the when the family are just “cotching” on the sofa. Usually watching tv and being disturbed by a toddler who has no interest in whats on the box. This would be Florie, who still demands attention and cuddles despite the boys wanting to watch the tv.

I like to know the children’s likes and dislikes so I know where to steer my focus of energy. If the kids are happy then I am happy which makes for happiness all round. Florie was going through the stage of loving her shoes. Which I can still identify with! I love the shot of her surrounded by an eclectic mix of footwear. All I had to do was gently steer her into the light to make the perfect shot. Without her noticing…of course.

Florie was a water babe and loved her bath time. She didn’t seem to notice that it was mid morning and not the conventional time for her bath. We played for ages with the water pistol. For some reason she enjoyed having it directed straight into her mouth. After negotiating the end of bath time we went into her bedroom to choose some of her books. Again we had to negotiate putting on some really cool dresses as I think she preferred being naked. The beauty of girls is having all those lovely clothes to choose from. However, sometimes we have to battle getting them on.

At the end of two photography shoots I made up a beautiful bespoke book of all the images. Now each child has one each to keep. If you are interested in my natural family photography in Putney SW15 then please get in touch here.

Although I am based in both Wandsworth and the Cotswolds I am happy to travel. Looking forward to hearing from you.

 

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I am Nikon 2016 best of film

 

I am Nikon

Every year Nikon has been collaborating with a whole host of very talented Nikon photographers to create a beautiful inspiring film. The film is simply called “I am Nikon 2016”. Divided into different sections, I am family, I am loved, I am Free, I am 2016, I am here to name a few. I love the strong sense of “I am”.

This year I was honoured to have four of my photos chosen for the film. I have been using Nikon cameras and lenses for at least 10 years. I’ve stopped counting exactly how long I have been a professional photographer. All that matters to me is that I am still as passionate about photographing people and families as ever. I borrowed a friends Nikon 10 years ago and decided that was the one for me. In all that time it has never let me down. Therefore I feel very proud to be chosen by Nikon to represent their brand.

I am nikon 2016

I love this image not just because of the peacefulness but for capturing the feeling of wonder and pride. Sometimes you don’t need to see the parents faces to know how they are feeling. As it happens I photographed this couple at their wedding and now they have just had their 4th child. It’s lovely to watch them grow.I am Nikon 2016I was delighted that this photograph was chosen for the I am nikon 2016 best of film. It has a special place in my heart. Sadly Rob, the father standing proudly in the middle passed away. He battled with cancer for a few years. I love this photo as the family stand united and strong.I am nikon I am lovedNow this one is another of my favourites as it looks just like the perfect family all admiring the cutest newborn sister. Which of course it is. However, just a few seconds before this shot the baby was crying and Bobby the brother was not playing ball. But the magic happened in a split second and I was ready. You need the eye but you also need a very fast shutter speed and a lot of patience. location family photographerAnother photo chosen from a very special family photoshoot. I spent the day with this family on their gorgeous boat on the River dart. It was a beautiful day but sadly this little girl was not feeling great. Out of the blue she decided to ‘out do’ her brother and climb the mast. Children really are unpredictable and therefore keep me on my toes.

If you would like to know more about my natural, fun, family photography then please drop me a line here.   Always happy to have a chat about capturing your family and preserving those simple yet treasured times. I tend to work between Gloucestershire and London (Wandsworth) but I am happy to travel.

Natural newborn and family photographer

I have to admit that blogging is not my top priority as it has been a long while since the last post. If you want to keep  more up to date with my goings on then try my instagram . You can find me here. However my daughter very kindly put together a video of my favourite best newborn and family photography last year. Please sit back and turn up the music and enjoy it all the way through. It is dedicated to Rob Johnston and Sophie Sutherland. Both sadly lost their fight against cancer. It was an honour to capture their precious family memories. Photos that their families can treasure and remind them off happier times. Having lost my own brother recently I am familiar with the sense of loss. The first thing I reached for were the photos of him to keep him close to me.

Baby Photographer Wandsworth

I have many photographs over the year that I love. Not all of them can be shown in my photo film above but below are a chosen few. My photography sessions are relaxed and natural. I only use natural light so I can work quickly and can capture honest moments without being contrived. Do expect to spend a morning or an afternoon with me. As a natural, newborn, family photographer I like to spend time making my clients feel relaxed and unaware of my camera. If you would like to know more about my work and how it all works then please contact me here. I look forward to hearing from you.

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Cotswold photographer of the year 2016/ Award winning photographer

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award winning photographeraward winning photographeraward winning photographer , cotwold photographer of the year , BippI am now officially an “Award Winning Photographer”. I recently joined an organisation called the British Institute of Professional Photographers and very quickly gained my licentiateship. I was delighted as it was on my to do list for quite some years. Despite having lots of very happy customers I wanted to do something for myself. I wanted to be recognised by a trusted organisation that is well respected in the industry. I have been a professional portrait photographer for nearly 10 years. Despite having many happy customers that come back year after year, I wanted to achieve my own goals. I had often walked past the stands of the BIPP at various exhibitions and thought “one day” that will be me. The competition is tough and the standard is very high. I had to prepare myself and my work. I think as photographers we are plagued with self doubt. I certainly never thought I was good enough to receive such an award. It is an industry where the majority of us are self taught and quite often sitting on our computers late into the night editing. It can be terribly lonely. That is when the self doubt creeps in. I think as a mother I have made a conscious effort to instil self esteem into my three girls. However sometimes we are so busy with  life that we forget about ourselves and our own self esteem.

On the 25th April I attended a training course with Bryn Griffiths on product photography. Which was taking myself out of my comfort zone again. I was advised to enter a few of my photos into the regional awards competition. Low and behold on the night I was awarded with a Gold, Silver and a Bronze award. Then unbeknown to me there was the “Cotswold photographer of the Year 2016” award. Then next thing I knew I was my name was being called as the winner. I wished I had known this was going to happen as I would have washed my hair!

Here is the link to the Bipp website…link to prove it.

So now I can honestly call myself an “Award Winning Photographer”. As my family are probably bored of hearing already. It’s never too late to achieve your dreams.

If you would like to know more about the way I work and how to capture those precious moments in your family. Please contact me here . I look forward to hearing from you.

Baby photographer in Cheltenham

baby photographer cheltenham

Second visit to photograph Imogen

I am always delighted to to be asked back to photograph my families. Especially when they are as cheeky and smiley as this one! As a baby photographer in Cheltenham and London I know about a long commute but my hat goes off to this mum as she has a long commute but gets the best of both worlds.

I first photographed Imogen when she was just a few weeks old. As she has just turned one I was intrigued to see how much she had changed. Well her mob of dark hair had changed colour and she had turned into a cheeky and confident little girl. She was a quick as the wind and didn’t seem to have any fear. Quite happy to launch herself off the bed. Therefore we had to have all hands on deck and a very quick shutter speed. She was a little lady of many expressions which I enjoyed teasing out of her. This shot below if one of my favourite ones from the shoot. She has a coyness about her and is almost flirting with my camera.

Baby Photographer in Cheltenham

I love letting the kids be free and  am directed by them. Imogen was delighted with the large mirror that mummy uses before work in the morning! She’s probably not used to having it all to herself. I love the slightly inquisitive nature and not sure if the light are for touching! Imogen is one of those children that will be running before she can walk. She was determined to launch herself forward. Fortunately into the safe arms of mum and dad. As a BIPP member I take health and safety very seriously.  Although it often looks like my babies are hurling themselves off the bed I am very conscious of safe hands.

Imogen seemed to really enjoy her photoshoot. They usually sleep really well afterwards. So you are guaranteed a couple of hours of quiet time. If you are looking for a fun, natural, baby photographer then please get in contact here. I look forward to hearing from you.baby photographer cheltenhambaby photographer in Cheltenham baby photography in Cheltenham cheltenham baby photographerCheltenham baby photographerbaby photography in Cheltenhambaby photographer in Cheltenhambaby photographer in Cheltenham

Natural family Photography in Putney

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This is a gorgeous family that I really enjoy photographing as we just click. They let me get on with my job without any direction and we just chill together. We let the kids do their thing and consequently I am able to capture the truly natural family photography that I have become known for. I have been photographing this family in Putney SW15 for a few years and have captured both children as babies and then into toddlerhood and now school.

Some of my favourite shots are the when the family are just “cotching” on the sofa. Usually watching tv and being disturbed by a toddler who has no interest in whats on the box. This would be Florie, who still demands attention and cuddles despite the boys wanting to watch the tv.

I like to know the children’s likes and dislikes so I know where to steer my focus of energy. If the kids are happy then I am happy which makes for happiness all round. Florie was going through the stage of loving her shoes. Which I can still identify with! I love the shot of her surrounded by an eclectic mix of footwear. All I had to do was gently steer her into the light to make the perfect shot. Without her noticing…of course.

Florie was a water babe and loved her bath time. She didn’t seem to notice that it was mid morning and not the conventional time for her bath. We played for ages with the water pistol. For some reason she enjoyed having it directed straight into her mouth. After negotiating the end of bath time we went into her bedroom to choose some of her books. Again we had to negotiate putting on some really cool dresses as I think she preferred being naked. The beauty of girls is having all those lovely clothes to choose from. However, sometimes we have to battle getting them on.

At the end of two photography shoots I made up a beautiful bespoke book of all the images. Now each child has one each to keep. If you are interested in my natural family photography in Putney SW15 then please get in touch here.

Although I am based in both Wandsworth and the Cotswolds I am happy to travel. Looking forward to hearing from you.

 

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I am Nikon 2016 best of film

 

I am Nikon

Every year Nikon has been collaborating with a whole host of very talented Nikon photographers to create a beautiful inspiring film. The film is simply called “I am Nikon 2016”. Divided into different sections, I am family, I am loved, I am Free, I am 2016, I am here to name a few. I love the strong sense of “I am”.

This year I was honoured to have four of my photos chosen for the film. I have been using Nikon cameras and lenses for at least 10 years. I’ve stopped counting exactly how long I have been a professional photographer. All that matters to me is that I am still as passionate about photographing people and families as ever. I borrowed a friends Nikon 10 years ago and decided that was the one for me. In all that time it has never let me down. Therefore I feel very proud to be chosen by Nikon to represent their brand.

I am nikon 2016

I love this image not just because of the peacefulness but for capturing the feeling of wonder and pride. Sometimes you don’t need to see the parents faces to know how they are feeling. As it happens I photographed this couple at their wedding and now they have just had their 4th child. It’s lovely to watch them grow.I am Nikon 2016I was delighted that this photograph was chosen for the I am nikon 2016 best of film. It has a special place in my heart. Sadly Rob, the father standing proudly in the middle passed away. He battled with cancer for a few years. I love this photo as the family stand united and strong.I am nikon I am lovedNow this one is another of my favourites as it looks just like the perfect family all admiring the cutest newborn sister. Which of course it is. However, just a few seconds before this shot the baby was crying and Bobby the brother was not playing ball. But the magic happened in a split second and I was ready. You need the eye but you also need a very fast shutter speed and a lot of patience. location family photographerAnother photo chosen from a very special family photoshoot. I spent the day with this family on their gorgeous boat on the River dart. It was a beautiful day but sadly this little girl was not feeling great. Out of the blue she decided to ‘out do’ her brother and climb the mast. Children really are unpredictable and therefore keep me on my toes.

If you would like to know more about my natural, fun, family photography then please drop me a line here.   Always happy to have a chat about capturing your family and preserving those simple yet treasured times. I tend to work between Gloucestershire and London (Wandsworth) but I am happy to travel.

Natural newborn and family photographer

I have to admit that blogging is not my top priority as it has been a long while since the last post. If you want to keep  more up to date with my goings on then try my instagram . You can find me here. However my daughter very kindly put together a video of my favourite best newborn and family photography last year. Please sit back and turn up the music and enjoy it all the way through. It is dedicated to Rob Johnston and Sophie Sutherland. Both sadly lost their fight against cancer. It was an honour to capture their precious family memories. Photos that their families can treasure and remind them off happier times. Having lost my own brother recently I am familiar with the sense of loss. The first thing I reached for were the photos of him to keep him close to me.

Baby Photographer Wandsworth

I have many photographs over the year that I love. Not all of them can be shown in my photo film above but below are a chosen few. My photography sessions are relaxed and natural. I only use natural light so I can work quickly and can capture honest moments without being contrived. Do expect to spend a morning or an afternoon with me. As a natural, newborn, family photographer I like to spend time making my clients feel relaxed and unaware of my camera. If you would like to know more about my work and how it all works then please contact me here. I look forward to hearing from you.

baby photography claphamnatural family photographer

Cotswold photographer of the year 2016/ Award winning photographer

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award winning photographeraward winning photographeraward winning photographer , cotwold photographer of the year , BippI am now officially an “Award Winning Photographer”. I recently joined an organisation called the British Institute of Professional Photographers and very quickly gained my licentiateship. I was delighted as it was on my to do list for quite some years. Despite having lots of very happy customers I wanted to do something for myself. I wanted to be recognised by a trusted organisation that is well respected in the industry. I have been a professional portrait photographer for nearly 10 years. Despite having many happy customers that come back year after year, I wanted to achieve my own goals. I had often walked past the stands of the BIPP at various exhibitions and thought “one day” that will be me. The competition is tough and the standard is very high. I had to prepare myself and my work. I think as photographers we are plagued with self doubt. I certainly never thought I was good enough to receive such an award. It is an industry where the majority of us are self taught and quite often sitting on our computers late into the night editing. It can be terribly lonely. That is when the self doubt creeps in. I think as a mother I have made a conscious effort to instil self esteem into my three girls. However sometimes we are so busy with  life that we forget about ourselves and our own self esteem.

On the 25th April I attended a training course with Bryn Griffiths on product photography. Which was taking myself out of my comfort zone again. I was advised to enter a few of my photos into the regional awards competition. Low and behold on the night I was awarded with a Gold, Silver and a Bronze award. Then unbeknown to me there was the “Cotswold photographer of the Year 2016” award. Then next thing I knew I was my name was being called as the winner. I wished I had known this was going to happen as I would have washed my hair!

Here is the link to the Bipp website…link to prove it.

So now I can honestly call myself an “Award Winning Photographer”. As my family are probably bored of hearing already. It’s never too late to achieve your dreams.

If you would like to know more about the way I work and how to capture those precious moments in your family. Please contact me here . I look forward to hearing from you.

Baby photographer in Cheltenham

baby photographer cheltenham

Second visit to photograph Imogen

I am always delighted to to be asked back to photograph my families. Especially when they are as cheeky and smiley as this one! As a baby photographer in Cheltenham and London I know about a long commute but my hat goes off to this mum as she has a long commute but gets the best of both worlds.

I first photographed Imogen when she was just a few weeks old. As she has just turned one I was intrigued to see how much she had changed. Well her mob of dark hair had changed colour and she had turned into a cheeky and confident little girl. She was a quick as the wind and didn’t seem to have any fear. Quite happy to launch herself off the bed. Therefore we had to have all hands on deck and a very quick shutter speed. She was a little lady of many expressions which I enjoyed teasing out of her. This shot below if one of my favourite ones from the shoot. She has a coyness about her and is almost flirting with my camera.

Baby Photographer in Cheltenham

I love letting the kids be free and  am directed by them. Imogen was delighted with the large mirror that mummy uses before work in the morning! She’s probably not used to having it all to herself. I love the slightly inquisitive nature and not sure if the light are for touching! Imogen is one of those children that will be running before she can walk. She was determined to launch herself forward. Fortunately into the safe arms of mum and dad. As a BIPP member I take health and safety very seriously.  Although it often looks like my babies are hurling themselves off the bed I am very conscious of safe hands.

Imogen seemed to really enjoy her photoshoot. They usually sleep really well afterwards. So you are guaranteed a couple of hours of quiet time. If you are looking for a fun, natural, baby photographer then please get in contact here. I look forward to hearing from you.baby photographer cheltenhambaby photographer in Cheltenham baby photography in Cheltenham cheltenham baby photographerCheltenham baby photographerbaby photography in Cheltenhambaby photographer in Cheltenhambaby photographer in Cheltenham

Natural family Photography in Putney

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This is a gorgeous family that I really enjoy photographing as we just click. They let me get on with my job without any direction and we just chill together. We let the kids do their thing and consequently I am able to capture the truly natural family photography that I have become known for. I have been photographing this family in Putney SW15 for a few years and have captured both children as babies and then into toddlerhood and now school.

Some of my favourite shots are the when the family are just “cotching” on the sofa. Usually watching tv and being disturbed by a toddler who has no interest in whats on the box. This would be Florie, who still demands attention and cuddles despite the boys wanting to watch the tv.

I like to know the children’s likes and dislikes so I know where to steer my focus of energy. If the kids are happy then I am happy which makes for happiness all round. Florie was going through the stage of loving her shoes. Which I can still identify with! I love the shot of her surrounded by an eclectic mix of footwear. All I had to do was gently steer her into the light to make the perfect shot. Without her noticing…of course.

Florie was a water babe and loved her bath time. She didn’t seem to notice that it was mid morning and not the conventional time for her bath. We played for ages with the water pistol. For some reason she enjoyed having it directed straight into her mouth. After negotiating the end of bath time we went into her bedroom to choose some of her books. Again we had to negotiate putting on some really cool dresses as I think she preferred being naked. The beauty of girls is having all those lovely clothes to choose from. However, sometimes we have to battle getting them on.

At the end of two photography shoots I made up a beautiful bespoke book of all the images. Now each child has one each to keep. If you are interested in my natural family photography in Putney SW15 then please get in touch here.

Although I am based in both Wandsworth and the Cotswolds I am happy to travel. Looking forward to hearing from you.

 

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I am Nikon 2016 best of film

 

I am Nikon

Every year Nikon has been collaborating with a whole host of very talented Nikon photographers to create a beautiful inspiring film. The film is simply called “I am Nikon 2016”. Divided into different sections, I am family, I am loved, I am Free, I am 2016, I am here to name a few. I love the strong sense of “I am”.

This year I was honoured to have four of my photos chosen for the film. I have been using Nikon cameras and lenses for at least 10 years. I’ve stopped counting exactly how long I have been a professional photographer. All that matters to me is that I am still as passionate about photographing people and families as ever. I borrowed a friends Nikon 10 years ago and decided that was the one for me. In all that time it has never let me down. Therefore I feel very proud to be chosen by Nikon to represent their brand.

I am nikon 2016

I love this image not just because of the peacefulness but for capturing the feeling of wonder and pride. Sometimes you don’t need to see the parents faces to know how they are feeling. As it happens I photographed this couple at their wedding and now they have just had their 4th child. It’s lovely to watch them grow.I am Nikon 2016I was delighted that this photograph was chosen for the I am nikon 2016 best of film. It has a special place in my heart. Sadly Rob, the father standing proudly in the middle passed away. He battled with cancer for a few years. I love this photo as the family stand united and strong.I am nikon I am lovedNow this one is another of my favourites as it looks just like the perfect family all admiring the cutest newborn sister. Which of course it is. However, just a few seconds before this shot the baby was crying and Bobby the brother was not playing ball. But the magic happened in a split second and I was ready. You need the eye but you also need a very fast shutter speed and a lot of patience. location family photographerAnother photo chosen from a very special family photoshoot. I spent the day with this family on their gorgeous boat on the River dart. It was a beautiful day but sadly this little girl was not feeling great. Out of the blue she decided to ‘out do’ her brother and climb the mast. Children really are unpredictable and therefore keep me on my toes.

If you would like to know more about my natural, fun, family photography then please drop me a line here.   Always happy to have a chat about capturing your family and preserving those simple yet treasured times. I tend to work between Gloucestershire and London (Wandsworth) but I am happy to travel.

Natural newborn and family photographer

I have to admit that blogging is not my top priority as it has been a long while since the last post. If you want to keep  more up to date with my goings on then try my instagram . You can find me here. However my daughter very kindly put together a video of my favourite best newborn and family photography last year. Please sit back and turn up the music and enjoy it all the way through. It is dedicated to Rob Johnston and Sophie Sutherland. Both sadly lost their fight against cancer. It was an honour to capture their precious family memories. Photos that their families can treasure and remind them off happier times. Having lost my own brother recently I am familiar with the sense of loss. The first thing I reached for were the photos of him to keep him close to me.

Baby Photographer Wandsworth

I have many photographs over the year that I love. Not all of them can be shown in my photo film above but below are a chosen few. My photography sessions are relaxed and natural. I only use natural light so I can work quickly and can capture honest moments without being contrived. Do expect to spend a morning or an afternoon with me. As a natural, newborn, family photographer I like to spend time making my clients feel relaxed and unaware of my camera. If you would like to know more about my work and how it all works then please contact me here. I look forward to hearing from you.

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Cotswold photographer of the year 2016/ Award winning photographer

award winning photographerAward winning photographer

award winning photographeraward winning photographeraward winning photographer , cotwold photographer of the year , BippI am now officially an “Award Winning Photographer”. I recently joined an organisation called the British Institute of Professional Photographers and very quickly gained my licentiateship. I was delighted as it was on my to do list for quite some years. Despite having lots of very happy customers I wanted to do something for myself. I wanted to be recognised by a trusted organisation that is well respected in the industry. I have been a professional portrait photographer for nearly 10 years. Despite having many happy customers that come back year after year, I wanted to achieve my own goals. I had often walked past the stands of the BIPP at various exhibitions and thought “one day” that will be me. The competition is tough and the standard is very high. I had to prepare myself and my work. I think as photographers we are plagued with self doubt. I certainly never thought I was good enough to receive such an award. It is an industry where the majority of us are self taught and quite often sitting on our computers late into the night editing. It can be terribly lonely. That is when the self doubt creeps in. I think as a mother I have made a conscious effort to instil self esteem into my three girls. However sometimes we are so busy with  life that we forget about ourselves and our own self esteem.

On the 25th April I attended a training course with Bryn Griffiths on product photography. Which was taking myself out of my comfort zone again. I was advised to enter a few of my photos into the regional awards competition. Low and behold on the night I was awarded with a Gold, Silver and a Bronze award. Then unbeknown to me there was the “Cotswold photographer of the Year 2016” award. Then next thing I knew I was my name was being called as the winner. I wished I had known this was going to happen as I would have washed my hair!

Here is the link to the Bipp website…link to prove it.

So now I can honestly call myself an “Award Winning Photographer”. As my family are probably bored of hearing already. It’s never too late to achieve your dreams.

If you would like to know more about the way I work and how to capture those precious moments in your family. Please contact me here . I look forward to hearing from you.

Baby photographer in Cheltenham

baby photographer cheltenham

Second visit to photograph Imogen

I am always delighted to to be asked back to photograph my families. Especially when they are as cheeky and smiley as this one! As a baby photographer in Cheltenham and London I know about a long commute but my hat goes off to this mum as she has a long commute but gets the best of both worlds.

I first photographed Imogen when she was just a few weeks old. As she has just turned one I was intrigued to see how much she had changed. Well her mob of dark hair had changed colour and she had turned into a cheeky and confident little girl. She was a quick as the wind and didn’t seem to have any fear. Quite happy to launch herself off the bed. Therefore we had to have all hands on deck and a very quick shutter speed. She was a little lady of many expressions which I enjoyed teasing out of her. This shot below if one of my favourite ones from the shoot. She has a coyness about her and is almost flirting with my camera.

Baby Photographer in Cheltenham

I love letting the kids be free and  am directed by them. Imogen was delighted with the large mirror that mummy uses before work in the morning! She’s probably not used to having it all to herself. I love the slightly inquisitive nature and not sure if the light are for touching! Imogen is one of those children that will be running before she can walk. She was determined to launch herself forward. Fortunately into the safe arms of mum and dad. As a BIPP member I take health and safety very seriously.  Although it often looks like my babies are hurling themselves off the bed I am very conscious of safe hands.

Imogen seemed to really enjoy her photoshoot. They usually sleep really well afterwards. So you are guaranteed a couple of hours of quiet time. If you are looking for a fun, natural, baby photographer then please get in contact here. I look forward to hearing from you.baby photographer cheltenhambaby photographer in Cheltenham baby photography in Cheltenham cheltenham baby photographerCheltenham baby photographerbaby photography in Cheltenhambaby photographer in Cheltenhambaby photographer in Cheltenham

Natural family Photography in Putney

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This is a gorgeous family that I really enjoy photographing as we just click. They let me get on with my job without any direction and we just chill together. We let the kids do their thing and consequently I am able to capture the truly natural family photography that I have become known for. I have been photographing this family in Putney SW15 for a few years and have captured both children as babies and then into toddlerhood and now school.

Some of my favourite shots are the when the family are just “cotching” on the sofa. Usually watching tv and being disturbed by a toddler who has no interest in whats on the box. This would be Florie, who still demands attention and cuddles despite the boys wanting to watch the tv.

I like to know the children’s likes and dislikes so I know where to steer my focus of energy. If the kids are happy then I am happy which makes for happiness all round. Florie was going through the stage of loving her shoes. Which I can still identify with! I love the shot of her surrounded by an eclectic mix of footwear. All I had to do was gently steer her into the light to make the perfect shot. Without her noticing…of course.

Florie was a water babe and loved her bath time. She didn’t seem to notice that it was mid morning and not the conventional time for her bath. We played for ages with the water pistol. For some reason she enjoyed having it directed straight into her mouth. After negotiating the end of bath time we went into her bedroom to choose some of her books. Again we had to negotiate putting on some really cool dresses as I think she preferred being naked. The beauty of girls is having all those lovely clothes to choose from. However, sometimes we have to battle getting them on.

At the end of two photography shoots I made up a beautiful bespoke book of all the images. Now each child has one each to keep. If you are interested in my natural family photography in Putney SW15 then please get in touch here.

Although I am based in both Wandsworth and the Cotswolds I am happy to travel. Looking forward to hearing from you.

 

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I am Nikon 2016 best of film

 

I am Nikon

Every year Nikon has been collaborating with a whole host of very talented Nikon photographers to create a beautiful inspiring film. The film is simply called “I am Nikon 2016”. Divided into different sections, I am family, I am loved, I am Free, I am 2016, I am here to name a few. I love the strong sense of “I am”.

This year I was honoured to have four of my photos chosen for the film. I have been using Nikon cameras and lenses for at least 10 years. I’ve stopped counting exactly how long I have been a professional photographer. All that matters to me is that I am still as passionate about photographing people and families as ever. I borrowed a friends Nikon 10 years ago and decided that was the one for me. In all that time it has never let me down. Therefore I feel very proud to be chosen by Nikon to represent their brand.

I am nikon 2016

I love this image not just because of the peacefulness but for capturing the feeling of wonder and pride. Sometimes you don’t need to see the parents faces to know how they are feeling. As it happens I photographed this couple at their wedding and now they have just had their 4th child. It’s lovely to watch them grow.I am Nikon 2016I was delighted that this photograph was chosen for the I am nikon 2016 best of film. It has a special place in my heart. Sadly Rob, the father standing proudly in the middle passed away. He battled with cancer for a few years. I love this photo as the family stand united and strong.I am nikon I am lovedNow this one is another of my favourites as it looks just like the perfect family all admiring the cutest newborn sister. Which of course it is. However, just a few seconds before this shot the baby was crying and Bobby the brother was not playing ball. But the magic happened in a split second and I was ready. You need the eye but you also need a very fast shutter speed and a lot of patience. location family photographerAnother photo chosen from a very special family photoshoot. I spent the day with this family on their gorgeous boat on the River dart. It was a beautiful day but sadly this little girl was not feeling great. Out of the blue she decided to ‘out do’ her brother and climb the mast. Children really are unpredictable and therefore keep me on my toes.

If you would like to know more about my natural, fun, family photography then please drop me a line here.   Always happy to have a chat about capturing your family and preserving those simple yet treasured times. I tend to work between Gloucestershire and London (Wandsworth) but I am happy to travel.

Natural newborn and family photographer

I have to admit that blogging is not my top priority as it has been a long while since the last post. If you want to keep  more up to date with my goings on then try my instagram . You can find me here. However my daughter very kindly put together a video of my favourite best newborn and family photography last year. Please sit back and turn up the music and enjoy it all the way through. It is dedicated to Rob Johnston and Sophie Sutherland. Both sadly lost their fight against cancer. It was an honour to capture their precious family memories. Photos that their families can treasure and remind them off happier times. Having lost my own brother recently I am familiar with the sense of loss. The first thing I reached for were the photos of him to keep him close to me.

Baby Photographer Wandsworth

I have many photographs over the year that I love. Not all of them can be shown in my photo film above but below are a chosen few. My photography sessions are relaxed and natural. I only use natural light so I can work quickly and can capture honest moments without being contrived. Do expect to spend a morning or an afternoon with me. As a natural, newborn, family photographer I like to spend time making my clients feel relaxed and unaware of my camera. If you would like to know more about my work and how it all works then please contact me here. I look forward to hearing from you.

baby photography claphamnatural family photographer

Cotswold photographer of the year 2016/ Award winning photographer

award winning photographerAward winning photographer

award winning photographeraward winning photographeraward winning photographer , cotwold photographer of the year , BippI am now officially an “Award Winning Photographer”. I recently joined an organisation called the British Institute of Professional Photographers and very quickly gained my licentiateship. I was delighted as it was on my to do list for quite some years. Despite having lots of very happy customers I wanted to do something for myself. I wanted to be recognised by a trusted organisation that is well respected in the industry. I have been a professional portrait photographer for nearly 10 years. Despite having many happy customers that come back year after year, I wanted to achieve my own goals. I had often walked past the stands of the BIPP at various exhibitions and thought “one day” that will be me. The competition is tough and the standard is very high. I had to prepare myself and my work. I think as photographers we are plagued with self doubt. I certainly never thought I was good enough to receive such an award. It is an industry where the majority of us are self taught and quite often sitting on our computers late into the night editing. It can be terribly lonely. That is when the self doubt creeps in. I think as a mother I have made a conscious effort to instil self esteem into my three girls. However sometimes we are so busy with  life that we forget about ourselves and our own self esteem.

On the 25th April I attended a training course with Bryn Griffiths on product photography. Which was taking myself out of my comfort zone again. I was advised to enter a few of my photos into the regional awards competition. Low and behold on the night I was awarded with a Gold, Silver and a Bronze award. Then unbeknown to me there was the “Cotswold photographer of the Year 2016” award. Then next thing I knew I was my name was being called as the winner. I wished I had known this was going to happen as I would have washed my hair!

Here is the link to the Bipp website…link to prove it.

So now I can honestly call myself an “Award Winning Photographer”. As my family are probably bored of hearing already. It’s never too late to achieve your dreams.

If you would like to know more about the way I work and how to capture those precious moments in your family. Please contact me here . I look forward to hearing from you.

Baby photographer in Cheltenham

baby photographer cheltenham

Second visit to photograph Imogen

I am always delighted to to be asked back to photograph my families. Especially when they are as cheeky and smiley as this one! As a baby photographer in Cheltenham and London I know about a long commute but my hat goes off to this mum as she has a long commute but gets the best of both worlds.

I first photographed Imogen when she was just a few weeks old. As she has just turned one I was intrigued to see how much she had changed. Well her mob of dark hair had changed colour and she had turned into a cheeky and confident little girl. She was a quick as the wind and didn’t seem to have any fear. Quite happy to launch herself off the bed. Therefore we had to have all hands on deck and a very quick shutter speed. She was a little lady of many expressions which I enjoyed teasing out of her. This shot below if one of my favourite ones from the shoot. She has a coyness about her and is almost flirting with my camera.

Baby Photographer in Cheltenham

I love letting the kids be free and  am directed by them. Imogen was delighted with the large mirror that mummy uses before work in the morning! She’s probably not used to having it all to herself. I love the slightly inquisitive nature and not sure if the light are for touching! Imogen is one of those children that will be running before she can walk. She was determined to launch herself forward. Fortunately into the safe arms of mum and dad. As a BIPP member I take health and safety very seriously.  Although it often looks like my babies are hurling themselves off the bed I am very conscious of safe hands.

Imogen seemed to really enjoy her photoshoot. They usually sleep really well afterwards. So you are guaranteed a couple of hours of quiet time. If you are looking for a fun, natural, baby photographer then please get in contact here. I look forward to hearing from you.baby photographer cheltenhambaby photographer in Cheltenham baby photography in Cheltenham cheltenham baby photographerCheltenham baby photographerbaby photography in Cheltenhambaby photographer in Cheltenhambaby photographer in Cheltenham

Natural family Photography in Putney

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This is a gorgeous family that I really enjoy photographing as we just click. They let me get on with my job without any direction and we just chill together. We let the kids do their thing and consequently I am able to capture the truly natural family photography that I have become known for. I have been photographing this family in Putney SW15 for a few years and have captured both children as babies and then into toddlerhood and now school.

Some of my favourite shots are the when the family are just “cotching” on the sofa. Usually watching tv and being disturbed by a toddler who has no interest in whats on the box. This would be Florie, who still demands attention and cuddles despite the boys wanting to watch the tv.

I like to know the children’s likes and dislikes so I know where to steer my focus of energy. If the kids are happy then I am happy which makes for happiness all round. Florie was going through the stage of loving her shoes. Which I can still identify with! I love the shot of her surrounded by an eclectic mix of footwear. All I had to do was gently steer her into the light to make the perfect shot. Without her noticing…of course.

Florie was a water babe and loved her bath time. She didn’t seem to notice that it was mid morning and not the conventional time for her bath. We played for ages with the water pistol. For some reason she enjoyed having it directed straight into her mouth. After negotiating the end of bath time we went into her bedroom to choose some of her books. Again we had to negotiate putting on some really cool dresses as I think she preferred being naked. The beauty of girls is having all those lovely clothes to choose from. However, sometimes we have to battle getting them on.

At the end of two photography shoots I made up a beautiful bespoke book of all the images. Now each child has one each to keep. If you are interested in my natural family photography in Putney SW15 then please get in touch here.

Although I am based in both Wandsworth and the Cotswolds I am happy to travel. Looking forward to hearing from you.

 

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I am Nikon 2016 best of film

 

I am Nikon

Every year Nikon has been collaborating with a whole host of very talented Nikon photographers to create a beautiful inspiring film. The film is simply called “I am Nikon 2016”. Divided into different sections, I am family, I am loved, I am Free, I am 2016, I am here to name a few. I love the strong sense of “I am”.

This year I was honoured to have four of my photos chosen for the film. I have been using Nikon cameras and lenses for at least 10 years. I’ve stopped counting exactly how long I have been a professional photographer. All that matters to me is that I am still as passionate about photographing people and families as ever. I borrowed a friends Nikon 10 years ago and decided that was the one for me. In all that time it has never let me down. Therefore I feel very proud to be chosen by Nikon to represent their brand.

I am nikon 2016

I love this image not just because of the peacefulness but for capturing the feeling of wonder and pride. Sometimes you don’t need to see the parents faces to know how they are feeling. As it happens I photographed this couple at their wedding and now they have just had their 4th child. It’s lovely to watch them grow.I am Nikon 2016I was delighted that this photograph was chosen for the I am nikon 2016 best of film. It has a special place in my heart. Sadly Rob, the father standing proudly in the middle passed away. He battled with cancer for a few years. I love this photo as the family stand united and strong.I am nikon I am lovedNow this one is another of my favourites as it looks just like the perfect family all admiring the cutest newborn sister. Which of course it is. However, just a few seconds before this shot the baby was crying and Bobby the brother was not playing ball. But the magic happened in a split second and I was ready. You need the eye but you also need a very fast shutter speed and a lot of patience. location family photographerAnother photo chosen from a very special family photoshoot. I spent the day with this family on their gorgeous boat on the River dart. It was a beautiful day but sadly this little girl was not feeling great. Out of the blue she decided to ‘out do’ her brother and climb the mast. Children really are unpredictable and therefore keep me on my toes.

If you would like to know more about my natural, fun, family photography then please drop me a line here.   Always happy to have a chat about capturing your family and preserving those simple yet treasured times. I tend to work between Gloucestershire and London (Wandsworth) but I am happy to travel.

Natural newborn and family photographer

I have to admit that blogging is not my top priority as it has been a long while since the last post. If you want to keep  more up to date with my goings on then try my instagram . You can find me here. However my daughter very kindly put together a video of my favourite best newborn and family photography last year. Please sit back and turn up the music and enjoy it all the way through. It is dedicated to Rob Johnston and Sophie Sutherland. Both sadly lost their fight against cancer. It was an honour to capture their precious family memories. Photos that their families can treasure and remind them off happier times. Having lost my own brother recently I am familiar with the sense of loss. The first thing I reached for were the photos of him to keep him close to me.

Baby Photographer Wandsworth

I have many photographs over the year that I love. Not all of them can be shown in my photo film above but below are a chosen few. My photography sessions are relaxed and natural. I only use natural light so I can work quickly and can capture honest moments without being contrived. Do expect to spend a morning or an afternoon with me. As a natural, newborn, family photographer I like to spend time making my clients feel relaxed and unaware of my camera. If you would like to know more about my work and how it all works then please contact me here. I look forward to hearing from you.

baby photography claphamnatural family photographer

Cotswold photographer of the year 2016/ Award winning photographer

award winning photographerAward winning photographer

award winning photographeraward winning photographeraward winning photographer , cotwold photographer of the year , BippI am now officially an “Award Winning Photographer”. I recently joined an organisation called the British Institute of Professional Photographers and very quickly gained my licentiateship. I was delighted as it was on my to do list for quite some years. Despite having lots of very happy customers I wanted to do something for myself. I wanted to be recognised by a trusted organisation that is well respected in the industry. I have been a professional portrait photographer for nearly 10 years. Despite having many happy customers that come back year after year, I wanted to achieve my own goals. I had often walked past the stands of the BIPP at various exhibitions and thought “one day” that will be me. The competition is tough and the standard is very high. I had to prepare myself and my work. I think as photographers we are plagued with self doubt. I certainly never thought I was good enough to receive such an award. It is an industry where the majority of us are self taught and quite often sitting on our computers late into the night editing. It can be terribly lonely. That is when the self doubt creeps in. I think as a mother I have made a conscious effort to instil self esteem into my three girls. However sometimes we are so busy with  life that we forget about ourselves and our own self esteem.

On the 25th April I attended a training course with Bryn Griffiths on product photography. Which was taking myself out of my comfort zone again. I was advised to enter a few of my photos into the regional awards competition. Low and behold on the night I was awarded with a Gold, Silver and a Bronze award. Then unbeknown to me there was the “Cotswold photographer of the Year 2016” award. Then next thing I knew I was my name was being called as the winner. I wished I had known this was going to happen as I would have washed my hair!

Here is the link to the Bipp website…link to prove it.

So now I can honestly call myself an “Award Winning Photographer”. As my family are probably bored of hearing already. It’s never too late to achieve your dreams.

If you would like to know more about the way I work and how to capture those precious moments in your family. Please contact me here . I look forward to hearing from you.

Baby photographer in Cheltenham

baby photographer cheltenham

Second visit to photograph Imogen

I am always delighted to to be asked back to photograph my families. Especially when they are as cheeky and smiley as this one! As a baby photographer in Cheltenham and London I know about a long commute but my hat goes off to this mum as she has a long commute but gets the best of both worlds.

I first photographed Imogen when she was just a few weeks old. As she has just turned one I was intrigued to see how much she had changed. Well her mob of dark hair had changed colour and she had turned into a cheeky and confident little girl. She was a quick as the wind and didn’t seem to have any fear. Quite happy to launch herself off the bed. Therefore we had to have all hands on deck and a very quick shutter speed. She was a little lady of many expressions which I enjoyed teasing out of her. This shot below if one of my favourite ones from the shoot. She has a coyness about her and is almost flirting with my camera.

Baby Photographer in Cheltenham

I love letting the kids be free and  am directed by them. Imogen was delighted with the large mirror that mummy uses before work in the morning! She’s probably not used to having it all to herself. I love the slightly inquisitive nature and not sure if the light are for touching! Imogen is one of those children that will be running before she can walk. She was determined to launch herself forward. Fortunately into the safe arms of mum and dad. As a BIPP member I take health and safety very seriously.  Although it often looks like my babies are hurling themselves off the bed I am very conscious of safe hands.

Imogen seemed to really enjoy her photoshoot. They usually sleep really well afterwards. So you are guaranteed a couple of hours of quiet time. If you are looking for a fun, natural, baby photographer then please get in contact here. I look forward to hearing from you.baby photographer cheltenhambaby photographer in Cheltenham baby photography in Cheltenham cheltenham baby photographerCheltenham baby photographerbaby photography in Cheltenhambaby photographer in Cheltenhambaby photographer in Cheltenham

Natural family Photography in Putney

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This is a gorgeous family that I really enjoy photographing as we just click. They let me get on with my job without any direction and we just chill together. We let the kids do their thing and consequently I am able to capture the truly natural family photography that I have become known for. I have been photographing this family in Putney SW15 for a few years and have captured both children as babies and then into toddlerhood and now school.

Some of my favourite shots are the when the family are just “cotching” on the sofa. Usually watching tv and being disturbed by a toddler who has no interest in whats on the box. This would be Florie, who still demands attention and cuddles despite the boys wanting to watch the tv.

I like to know the children’s likes and dislikes so I know where to steer my focus of energy. If the kids are happy then I am happy which makes for happiness all round. Florie was going through the stage of loving her shoes. Which I can still identify with! I love the shot of her surrounded by an eclectic mix of footwear. All I had to do was gently steer her into the light to make the perfect shot. Without her noticing…of course.

Florie was a water babe and loved her bath time. She didn’t seem to notice that it was mid morning and not the conventional time for her bath. We played for ages with the water pistol. For some reason she enjoyed having it directed straight into her mouth. After negotiating the end of bath time we went into her bedroom to choose some of her books. Again we had to negotiate putting on some really cool dresses as I think she preferred being naked. The beauty of girls is having all those lovely clothes to choose from. However, sometimes we have to battle getting them on.

At the end of two photography shoots I made up a beautiful bespoke book of all the images. Now each child has one each to keep. If you are interested in my natural family photography in Putney SW15 then please get in touch here.

Although I am based in both Wandsworth and the Cotswolds I am happy to travel. Looking forward to hearing from you.

 

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I am Nikon 2016 best of film

 

I am Nikon

Every year Nikon has been collaborating with a whole host of very talented Nikon photographers to create a beautiful inspiring film. The film is simply called “I am Nikon 2016”. Divided into different sections, I am family, I am loved, I am Free, I am 2016, I am here to name a few. I love the strong sense of “I am”.

This year I was honoured to have four of my photos chosen for the film. I have been using Nikon cameras and lenses for at least 10 years. I’ve stopped counting exactly how long I have been a professional photographer. All that matters to me is that I am still as passionate about photographing people and families as ever. I borrowed a friends Nikon 10 years ago and decided that was the one for me. In all that time it has never let me down. Therefore I feel very proud to be chosen by Nikon to represent their brand.

I am nikon 2016

I love this image not just because of the peacefulness but for capturing the feeling of wonder and pride. Sometimes you don’t need to see the parents faces to know how they are feeling. As it happens I photographed this couple at their wedding and now they have just had their 4th child. It’s lovely to watch them grow.I am Nikon 2016I was delighted that this photograph was chosen for the I am nikon 2016 best of film. It has a special place in my heart. Sadly Rob, the father standing proudly in the middle passed away. He battled with cancer for a few years. I love this photo as the family stand united and strong.I am nikon I am lovedNow this one is another of my favourites as it looks just like the perfect family all admiring the cutest newborn sister. Which of course it is. However, just a few seconds before this shot the baby was crying and Bobby the brother was not playing ball. But the magic happened in a split second and I was ready. You need the eye but you also need a very fast shutter speed and a lot of patience. location family photographerAnother photo chosen from a very special family photoshoot. I spent the day with this family on their gorgeous boat on the River dart. It was a beautiful day but sadly this little girl was not feeling great. Out of the blue she decided to ‘out do’ her brother and climb the mast. Children really are unpredictable and therefore keep me on my toes.

If you would like to know more about my natural, fun, family photography then please drop me a line here.   Always happy to have a chat about capturing your family and preserving those simple yet treasured times. I tend to work between Gloucestershire and London (Wandsworth) but I am happy to travel.

Natural newborn and family photographer

I have to admit that blogging is not my top priority as it has been a long while since the last post. If you want to keep  more up to date with my goings on then try my instagram . You can find me here. However my daughter very kindly put together a video of my favourite best newborn and family photography last year. Please sit back and turn up the music and enjoy it all the way through. It is dedicated to Rob Johnston and Sophie Sutherland. Both sadly lost their fight against cancer. It was an honour to capture their precious family memories. Photos that their families can treasure and remind them off happier times. Having lost my own brother recently I am familiar with the sense of loss. The first thing I reached for were the photos of him to keep him close to me.

Baby Photographer Wandsworth

I have many photographs over the year that I love. Not all of them can be shown in my photo film above but below are a chosen few. My photography sessions are relaxed and natural. I only use natural light so I can work quickly and can capture honest moments without being contrived. Do expect to spend a morning or an afternoon with me. As a natural, newborn, family photographer I like to spend time making my clients feel relaxed and unaware of my camera. If you would like to know more about my work and how it all works then please contact me here. I look forward to hearing from you.

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Cotswold photographer of the year 2016/ Award winning photographer

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award winning photographeraward winning photographeraward winning photographer , cotwold photographer of the year , BippI am now officially an “Award Winning Photographer”. I recently joined an organisation called the British Institute of Professional Photographers and very quickly gained my licentiateship. I was delighted as it was on my to do list for quite some years. Despite having lots of very happy customers I wanted to do something for myself. I wanted to be recognised by a trusted organisation that is well respected in the industry. I have been a professional portrait photographer for nearly 10 years. Despite having many happy customers that come back year after year, I wanted to achieve my own goals. I had often walked past the stands of the BIPP at various exhibitions and thought “one day” that will be me. The competition is tough and the standard is very high. I had to prepare myself and my work. I think as photographers we are plagued with self doubt. I certainly never thought I was good enough to receive such an award. It is an industry where the majority of us are self taught and quite often sitting on our computers late into the night editing. It can be terribly lonely. That is when the self doubt creeps in. I think as a mother I have made a conscious effort to instil self esteem into my three girls. However sometimes we are so busy with  life that we forget about ourselves and our own self esteem.

On the 25th April I attended a training course with Bryn Griffiths on product photography. Which was taking myself out of my comfort zone again. I was advised to enter a few of my photos into the regional awards competition. Low and behold on the night I was awarded with a Gold, Silver and a Bronze award. Then unbeknown to me there was the “Cotswold photographer of the Year 2016” award. Then next thing I knew I was my name was being called as the winner. I wished I had known this was going to happen as I would have washed my hair!

Here is the link to the Bipp website…link to prove it.

So now I can honestly call myself an “Award Winning Photographer”. As my family are probably bored of hearing already. It’s never too late to achieve your dreams.

If you would like to know more about the way I work and how to capture those precious moments in your family. Please contact me here . I look forward to hearing from you.

Baby photographer in Cheltenham

baby photographer cheltenham

Second visit to photograph Imogen

I am always delighted to to be asked back to photograph my families. Especially when they are as cheeky and smiley as this one! As a baby photographer in Cheltenham and London I know about a long commute but my hat goes off to this mum as she has a long commute but gets the best of both worlds.

I first photographed Imogen when she was just a few weeks old. As she has just turned one I was intrigued to see how much she had changed. Well her mob of dark hair had changed colour and she had turned into a cheeky and confident little girl. She was a quick as the wind and didn’t seem to have any fear. Quite happy to launch herself off the bed. Therefore we had to have all hands on deck and a very quick shutter speed. She was a little lady of many expressions which I enjoyed teasing out of her. This shot below if one of my favourite ones from the shoot. She has a coyness about her and is almost flirting with my camera.

Baby Photographer in Cheltenham

I love letting the kids be free and  am directed by them. Imogen was delighted with the large mirror that mummy uses before work in the morning! She’s probably not used to having it all to herself. I love the slightly inquisitive nature and not sure if the light are for touching! Imogen is one of those children that will be running before she can walk. She was determined to launch herself forward. Fortunately into the safe arms of mum and dad. As a BIPP member I take health and safety very seriously.  Although it often looks like my babies are hurling themselves off the bed I am very conscious of safe hands.

Imogen seemed to really enjoy her photoshoot. They usually sleep really well afterwards. So you are guaranteed a couple of hours of quiet time. If you are looking for a fun, natural, baby photographer then please get in contact here. I look forward to hearing from you.baby photographer cheltenhambaby photographer in Cheltenham baby photography in Cheltenham cheltenham baby photographerCheltenham baby photographerbaby photography in Cheltenhambaby photographer in Cheltenhambaby photographer in Cheltenham

Natural family Photography in Putney

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This is a gorgeous family that I really enjoy photographing as we just click. They let me get on with my job without any direction and we just chill together. We let the kids do their thing and consequently I am able to capture the truly natural family photography that I have become known for. I have been photographing this family in Putney SW15 for a few years and have captured both children as babies and then into toddlerhood and now school.

Some of my favourite shots are the when the family are just “cotching” on the sofa. Usually watching tv and being disturbed by a toddler who has no interest in whats on the box. This would be Florie, who still demands attention and cuddles despite the boys wanting to watch the tv.

I like to know the children’s likes and dislikes so I know where to steer my focus of energy. If the kids are happy then I am happy which makes for happiness all round. Florie was going through the stage of loving her shoes. Which I can still identify with! I love the shot of her surrounded by an eclectic mix of footwear. All I had to do was gently steer her into the light to make the perfect shot. Without her noticing…of course.

Florie was a water babe and loved her bath time. She didn’t seem to notice that it was mid morning and not the conventional time for her bath. We played for ages with the water pistol. For some reason she enjoyed having it directed straight into her mouth. After negotiating the end of bath time we went into her bedroom to choose some of her books. Again we had to negotiate putting on some really cool dresses as I think she preferred being naked. The beauty of girls is having all those lovely clothes to choose from. However, sometimes we have to battle getting them on.

At the end of two photography shoots I made up a beautiful bespoke book of all the images. Now each child has one each to keep. If you are interested in my natural family photography in Putney SW15 then please get in touch here.

Although I am based in both Wandsworth and the Cotswolds I am happy to travel. Looking forward to hearing from you.

 

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I am Nikon 2016 best of film

 

I am Nikon

Every year Nikon has been collaborating with a whole host of very talented Nikon photographers to create a beautiful inspiring film. The film is simply called “I am Nikon 2016”. Divided into different sections, I am family, I am loved, I am Free, I am 2016, I am here to name a few. I love the strong sense of “I am”.

This year I was honoured to have four of my photos chosen for the film. I have been using Nikon cameras and lenses for at least 10 years. I’ve stopped counting exactly how long I have been a professional photographer. All that matters to me is that I am still as passionate about photographing people and families as ever. I borrowed a friends Nikon 10 years ago and decided that was the one for me. In all that time it has never let me down. Therefore I feel very proud to be chosen by Nikon to represent their brand.

I am nikon 2016

I love this image not just because of the peacefulness but for capturing the feeling of wonder and pride. Sometimes you don’t need to see the parents faces to know how they are feeling. As it happens I photographed this couple at their wedding and now they have just had their 4th child. It’s lovely to watch them grow.I am Nikon 2016I was delighted that this photograph was chosen for the I am nikon 2016 best of film. It has a special place in my heart. Sadly Rob, the father standing proudly in the middle passed away. He battled with cancer for a few years. I love this photo as the family stand united and strong.I am nikon I am lovedNow this one is another of my favourites as it looks just like the perfect family all admiring the cutest newborn sister. Which of course it is. However, just a few seconds before this shot the baby was crying and Bobby the brother was not playing ball. But the magic happened in a split second and I was ready. You need the eye but you also need a very fast shutter speed and a lot of patience. location family photographerAnother photo chosen from a very special family photoshoot. I spent the day with this family on their gorgeous boat on the River dart. It was a beautiful day but sadly this little girl was not feeling great. Out of the blue she decided to ‘out do’ her brother and climb the mast. Children really are unpredictable and therefore keep me on my toes.

If you would like to know more about my natural, fun, family photography then please drop me a line here.   Always happy to have a chat about capturing your family and preserving those simple yet treasured times. I tend to work between Gloucestershire and London (Wandsworth) but I am happy to travel.

Natural newborn and family photographer

I have to admit that blogging is not my top priority as it has been a long while since the last post. If you want to keep  more up to date with my goings on then try my instagram . You can find me here. However my daughter very kindly put together a video of my favourite best newborn and family photography last year. Please sit back and turn up the music and enjoy it all the way through. It is dedicated to Rob Johnston and Sophie Sutherland. Both sadly lost their fight against cancer. It was an honour to capture their precious family memories. Photos that their families can treasure and remind them off happier times. Having lost my own brother recently I am familiar with the sense of loss. The first thing I reached for were the photos of him to keep him close to me.

Baby Photographer Wandsworth

I have many photographs over the year that I love. Not all of them can be shown in my photo film above but below are a chosen few. My photography sessions are relaxed and natural. I only use natural light so I can work quickly and can capture honest moments without being contrived. Do expect to spend a morning or an afternoon with me. As a natural, newborn, family photographer I like to spend time making my clients feel relaxed and unaware of my camera. If you would like to know more about my work and how it all works then please contact me here. I look forward to hearing from you.

baby photography claphamnatural family photographer

Cotswold photographer of the year 2016/ Award winning photographer

award winning photographerAward winning photographer

award winning photographeraward winning photographeraward winning photographer , cotwold photographer of the year , BippI am now officially an “Award Winning Photographer”. I recently joined an organisation called the British Institute of Professional Photographers and very quickly gained my licentiateship. I was delighted as it was on my to do list for quite some years. Despite having lots of very happy customers I wanted to do something for myself. I wanted to be recognised by a trusted organisation that is well respected in the industry. I have been a professional portrait photographer for nearly 10 years. Despite having many happy customers that come back year after year, I wanted to achieve my own goals. I had often walked past the stands of the BIPP at various exhibitions and thought “one day” that will be me. The competition is tough and the standard is very high. I had to prepare myself and my work. I think as photographers we are plagued with self doubt. I certainly never thought I was good enough to receive such an award. It is an industry where the majority of us are self taught and quite often sitting on our computers late into the night editing. It can be terribly lonely. That is when the self doubt creeps in. I think as a mother I have made a conscious effort to instil self esteem into my three girls. However sometimes we are so busy with  life that we forget about ourselves and our own self esteem.

On the 25th April I attended a training course with Bryn Griffiths on product photography. Which was taking myself out of my comfort zone again. I was advised to enter a few of my photos into the regional awards competition. Low and behold on the night I was awarded with a Gold, Silver and a Bronze award. Then unbeknown to me there was the “Cotswold photographer of the Year 2016” award. Then next thing I knew I was my name was being called as the winner. I wished I had known this was going to happen as I would have washed my hair!

Here is the link to the Bipp website…link to prove it.

So now I can honestly call myself an “Award Winning Photographer”. As my family are probably bored of hearing already. It’s never too late to achieve your dreams.

If you would like to know more about the way I work and how to capture those precious moments in your family. Please contact me here . I look forward to hearing from you.

Baby photographer in Cheltenham

baby photographer cheltenham

Second visit to photograph Imogen

I am always delighted to to be asked back to photograph my families. Especially when they are as cheeky and smiley as this one! As a baby photographer in Cheltenham and London I know about a long commute but my hat goes off to this mum as she has a long commute but gets the best of both worlds.

I first photographed Imogen when she was just a few weeks old. As she has just turned one I was intrigued to see how much she had changed. Well her mob of dark hair had changed colour and she had turned into a cheeky and confident little girl. She was a quick as the wind and didn’t seem to have any fear. Quite happy to launch herself off the bed. Therefore we had to have all hands on deck and a very quick shutter speed. She was a little lady of many expressions which I enjoyed teasing out of her. This shot below if one of my favourite ones from the shoot. She has a coyness about her and is almost flirting with my camera.

Baby Photographer in Cheltenham

I love letting the kids be free and  am directed by them. Imogen was delighted with the large mirror that mummy uses before work in the morning! She’s probably not used to having it all to herself. I love the slightly inquisitive nature and not sure if the light are for touching! Imogen is one of those children that will be running before she can walk. She was determined to launch herself forward. Fortunately into the safe arms of mum and dad. As a BIPP member I take health and safety very seriously.  Although it often looks like my babies are hurling themselves off the bed I am very conscious of safe hands.

Imogen seemed to really enjoy her photoshoot. They usually sleep really well afterwards. So you are guaranteed a couple of hours of quiet time. If you are looking for a fun, natural, baby photographer then please get in contact here. I look forward to hearing from you.baby photographer cheltenhambaby photographer in Cheltenham baby photography in Cheltenham cheltenham baby photographerCheltenham baby photographerbaby photography in Cheltenhambaby photographer in Cheltenhambaby photographer in Cheltenham

Natural family Photography in Putney

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This is a gorgeous family that I really enjoy photographing as we just click. They let me get on with my job without any direction and we just chill together. We let the kids do their thing and consequently I am able to capture the truly natural family photography that I have become known for. I have been photographing this family in Putney SW15 for a few years and have captured both children as babies and then into toddlerhood and now school.

Some of my favourite shots are the when the family are just “cotching” on the sofa. Usually watching tv and being disturbed by a toddler who has no interest in whats on the box. This would be Florie, who still demands attention and cuddles despite the boys wanting to watch the tv.

I like to know the children’s likes and dislikes so I know where to steer my focus of energy. If the kids are happy then I am happy which makes for happiness all round. Florie was going through the stage of loving her shoes. Which I can still identify with! I love the shot of her surrounded by an eclectic mix of footwear. All I had to do was gently steer her into the light to make the perfect shot. Without her noticing…of course.

Florie was a water babe and loved her bath time. She didn’t seem to notice that it was mid morning and not the conventional time for her bath. We played for ages with the water pistol. For some reason she enjoyed having it directed straight into her mouth. After negotiating the end of bath time we went into her bedroom to choose some of her books. Again we had to negotiate putting on some really cool dresses as I think she preferred being naked. The beauty of girls is having all those lovely clothes to choose from. However, sometimes we have to battle getting them on.

At the end of two photography shoots I made up a beautiful bespoke book of all the images. Now each child has one each to keep. If you are interested in my natural family photography in Putney SW15 then please get in touch here.

Although I am based in both Wandsworth and the Cotswolds I am happy to travel. Looking forward to hearing from you.

 

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I am Nikon 2016 best of film

 

I am Nikon

Every year Nikon has been collaborating with a whole host of very talented Nikon photographers to create a beautiful inspiring film. The film is simply called “I am Nikon 2016”. Divided into different sections, I am family, I am loved, I am Free, I am 2016, I am here to name a few. I love the strong sense of “I am”.

This year I was honoured to have four of my photos chosen for the film. I have been using Nikon cameras and lenses for at least 10 years. I’ve stopped counting exactly how long I have been a professional photographer. All that matters to me is that I am still as passionate about photographing people and families as ever. I borrowed a friends Nikon 10 years ago and decided that was the one for me. In all that time it has never let me down. Therefore I feel very proud to be chosen by Nikon to represent their brand.

I am nikon 2016

I love this image not just because of the peacefulness but for capturing the feeling of wonder and pride. Sometimes you don’t need to see the parents faces to know how they are feeling. As it happens I photographed this couple at their wedding and now they have just had their 4th child. It’s lovely to watch them grow.I am Nikon 2016I was delighted that this photograph was chosen for the I am nikon 2016 best of film. It has a special place in my heart. Sadly Rob, the father standing proudly in the middle passed away. He battled with cancer for a few years. I love this photo as the family stand united and strong.I am nikon I am lovedNow this one is another of my favourites as it looks just like the perfect family all admiring the cutest newborn sister. Which of course it is. However, just a few seconds before this shot the baby was crying and Bobby the brother was not playing ball. But the magic happened in a split second and I was ready. You need the eye but you also need a very fast shutter speed and a lot of patience. location family photographerAnother photo chosen from a very special family photoshoot. I spent the day with this family on their gorgeous boat on the River dart. It was a beautiful day but sadly this little girl was not feeling great. Out of the blue she decided to ‘out do’ her brother and climb the mast. Children really are unpredictable and therefore keep me on my toes.

If you would like to know more about my natural, fun, family photography then please drop me a line here.   Always happy to have a chat about capturing your family and preserving those simple yet treasured times. I tend to work between Gloucestershire and London (Wandsworth) but I am happy to travel.

Natural newborn and family photographer

I have to admit that blogging is not my top priority as it has been a long while since the last post. If you want to keep  more up to date with my goings on then try my instagram . You can find me here. However my daughter very kindly put together a video of my favourite best newborn and family photography last year. Please sit back and turn up the music and enjoy it all the way through. It is dedicated to Rob Johnston and Sophie Sutherland. Both sadly lost their fight against cancer. It was an honour to capture their precious family memories. Photos that their families can treasure and remind them off happier times. Having lost my own brother recently I am familiar with the sense of loss. The first thing I reached for were the photos of him to keep him close to me.

Baby Photographer Wandsworth

I have many photographs over the year that I love. Not all of them can be shown in my photo film above but below are a chosen few. My photography sessions are relaxed and natural. I only use natural light so I can work quickly and can capture honest moments without being contrived. Do expect to spend a morning or an afternoon with me. As a natural, newborn, family photographer I like to spend time making my clients feel relaxed and unaware of my camera. If you would like to know more about my work and how it all works then please contact me here. I look forward to hearing from you.

baby photography claphamnatural family photographer

Cotswold photographer of the year 2016/ Award winning photographer

award winning photographerAward winning photographer

award winning photographeraward winning photographeraward winning photographer , cotwold photographer of the year , BippI am now officially an “Award Winning Photographer”. I recently joined an organisation called the British Institute of Professional Photographers and very quickly gained my licentiateship. I was delighted as it was on my to do list for quite some years. Despite having lots of very happy customers I wanted to do something for myself. I wanted to be recognised by a trusted organisation that is well respected in the industry. I have been a professional portrait photographer for nearly 10 years. Despite having many happy customers that come back year after year, I wanted to achieve my own goals. I had often walked past the stands of the BIPP at various exhibitions and thought “one day” that will be me. The competition is tough and the standard is very high. I had to prepare myself and my work. I think as photographers we are plagued with self doubt. I certainly never thought I was good enough to receive such an award. It is an industry where the majority of us are self taught and quite often sitting on our computers late into the night editing. It can be terribly lonely. That is when the self doubt creeps in. I think as a mother I have made a conscious effort to instil self esteem into my three girls. However sometimes we are so busy with  life that we forget about ourselves and our own self esteem.

On the 25th April I attended a training course with Bryn Griffiths on product photography. Which was taking myself out of my comfort zone again. I was advised to enter a few of my photos into the regional awards competition. Low and behold on the night I was awarded with a Gold, Silver and a Bronze award. Then unbeknown to me there was the “Cotswold photographer of the Year 2016” award. Then next thing I knew I was my name was being called as the winner. I wished I had known this was going to happen as I would have washed my hair!

Here is the link to the Bipp website…link to prove it.

So now I can honestly call myself an “Award Winning Photographer”. As my family are probably bored of hearing already. It’s never too late to achieve your dreams.

If you would like to know more about the way I work and how to capture those precious moments in your family. Please contact me here . I look forward to hearing from you.

Baby photographer in Cheltenham

baby photographer cheltenham

Second visit to photograph Imogen

I am always delighted to to be asked back to photograph my families. Especially when they are as cheeky and smiley as this one! As a baby photographer in Cheltenham and London I know about a long commute but my hat goes off to this mum as she has a long commute but gets the best of both worlds.

I first photographed Imogen when she was just a few weeks old. As she has just turned one I was intrigued to see how much she had changed. Well her mob of dark hair had changed colour and she had turned into a cheeky and confident little girl. She was a quick as the wind and didn’t seem to have any fear. Quite happy to launch herself off the bed. Therefore we had to have all hands on deck and a very quick shutter speed. She was a little lady of many expressions which I enjoyed teasing out of her. This shot below if one of my favourite ones from the shoot. She has a coyness about her and is almost flirting with my camera.

Baby Photographer in Cheltenham

I love letting the kids be free and  am directed by them. Imogen was delighted with the large mirror that mummy uses before work in the morning! She’s probably not used to having it all to herself. I love the slightly inquisitive nature and not sure if the light are for touching! Imogen is one of those children that will be running before she can walk. She was determined to launch herself forward. Fortunately into the safe arms of mum and dad. As a BIPP member I take health and safety very seriously.  Although it often looks like my babies are hurling themselves off the bed I am very conscious of safe hands.

Imogen seemed to really enjoy her photoshoot. They usually sleep really well afterwards. So you are guaranteed a couple of hours of quiet time. If you are looking for a fun, natural, baby photographer then please get in contact here. I look forward to hearing from you.baby photographer cheltenhambaby photographer in Cheltenham baby photography in Cheltenham cheltenham baby photographerCheltenham baby photographerbaby photography in Cheltenhambaby photographer in Cheltenhambaby photographer in Cheltenham

Natural family Photography in Putney

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This is a gorgeous family that I really enjoy photographing as we just click. They let me get on with my job without any direction and we just chill together. We let the kids do their thing and consequently I am able to capture the truly natural family photography that I have become known for. I have been photographing this family in Putney SW15 for a few years and have captured both children as babies and then into toddlerhood and now school.

Some of my favourite shots are the when the family are just “cotching” on the sofa. Usually watching tv and being disturbed by a toddler who has no interest in whats on the box. This would be Florie, who still demands attention and cuddles despite the boys wanting to watch the tv.

I like to know the children’s likes and dislikes so I know where to steer my focus of energy. If the kids are happy then I am happy which makes for happiness all round. Florie was going through the stage of loving her shoes. Which I can still identify with! I love the shot of her surrounded by an eclectic mix of footwear. All I had to do was gently steer her into the light to make the perfect shot. Without her noticing…of course.

Florie was a water babe and loved her bath time. She didn’t seem to notice that it was mid morning and not the conventional time for her bath. We played for ages with the water pistol. For some reason she enjoyed having it directed straight into her mouth. After negotiating the end of bath time we went into her bedroom to choose some of her books. Again we had to negotiate putting on some really cool dresses as I think she preferred being naked. The beauty of girls is having all those lovely clothes to choose from. However, sometimes we have to battle getting them on.

At the end of two photography shoots I made up a beautiful bespoke book of all the images. Now each child has one each to keep. If you are interested in my natural family photography in Putney SW15 then please get in touch here.

Although I am based in both Wandsworth and the Cotswolds I am happy to travel. Looking forward to hearing from you.

 

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I am Nikon 2016 best of film

 

I am Nikon

Every year Nikon has been collaborating with a whole host of very talented Nikon photographers to create a beautiful inspiring film. The film is simply called “I am Nikon 2016”. Divided into different sections, I am family, I am loved, I am Free, I am 2016, I am here to name a few. I love the strong sense of “I am”.

This year I was honoured to have four of my photos chosen for the film. I have been using Nikon cameras and lenses for at least 10 years. I’ve stopped counting exactly how long I have been a professional photographer. All that matters to me is that I am still as passionate about photographing people and families as ever. I borrowed a friends Nikon 10 years ago and decided that was the one for me. In all that time it has never let me down. Therefore I feel very proud to be chosen by Nikon to represent their brand.

I am nikon 2016

I love this image not just because of the peacefulness but for capturing the feeling of wonder and pride. Sometimes you don’t need to see the parents faces to know how they are feeling. As it happens I photographed this couple at their wedding and now they have just had their 4th child. It’s lovely to watch them grow.I am Nikon 2016I was delighted that this photograph was chosen for the I am nikon 2016 best of film. It has a special place in my heart. Sadly Rob, the father standing proudly in the middle passed away. He battled with cancer for a few years. I love this photo as the family stand united and strong.I am nikon I am lovedNow this one is another of my favourites as it looks just like the perfect family all admiring the cutest newborn sister. Which of course it is. However, just a few seconds before this shot the baby was crying and Bobby the brother was not playing ball. But the magic happened in a split second and I was ready. You need the eye but you also need a very fast shutter speed and a lot of patience. location family photographerAnother photo chosen from a very special family photoshoot. I spent the day with this family on their gorgeous boat on the River dart. It was a beautiful day but sadly this little girl was not feeling great. Out of the blue she decided to ‘out do’ her brother and climb the mast. Children really are unpredictable and therefore keep me on my toes.

If you would like to know more about my natural, fun, family photography then please drop me a line here.   Always happy to have a chat about capturing your family and preserving those simple yet treasured times. I tend to work between Gloucestershire and London (Wandsworth) but I am happy to travel.

Natural newborn and family photographer

I have to admit that blogging is not my top priority as it has been a long while since the last post. If you want to keep  more up to date with my goings on then try my instagram . You can find me here. However my daughter very kindly put together a video of my favourite best newborn and family photography last year. Please sit back and turn up the music and enjoy it all the way through. It is dedicated to Rob Johnston and Sophie Sutherland. Both sadly lost their fight against cancer. It was an honour to capture their precious family memories. Photos that their families can treasure and remind them off happier times. Having lost my own brother recently I am familiar with the sense of loss. The first thing I reached for were the photos of him to keep him close to me.

Baby Photographer Wandsworth

I have many photographs over the year that I love. Not all of them can be shown in my photo film above but below are a chosen few. My photography sessions are relaxed and natural. I only use natural light so I can work quickly and can capture honest moments without being contrived. Do expect to spend a morning or an afternoon with me. As a natural, newborn, family photographer I like to spend time making my clients feel relaxed and unaware of my camera. If you would like to know more about my work and how it all works then please contact me here. I look forward to hearing from you.

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Cotswold photographer of the year 2016/ Award winning photographer

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award winning photographeraward winning photographeraward winning photographer , cotwold photographer of the year , BippI am now officially an “Award Winning Photographer”. I recently joined an organisation called the British Institute of Professional Photographers and very quickly gained my licentiateship. I was delighted as it was on my to do list for quite some years. Despite having lots of very happy customers I wanted to do something for myself. I wanted to be recognised by a trusted organisation that is well respected in the industry. I have been a professional portrait photographer for nearly 10 years. Despite having many happy customers that come back year after year, I wanted to achieve my own goals. I had often walked past the stands of the BIPP at various exhibitions and thought “one day” that will be me. The competition is tough and the standard is very high. I had to prepare myself and my work. I think as photographers we are plagued with self doubt. I certainly never thought I was good enough to receive such an award. It is an industry where the majority of us are self taught and quite often sitting on our computers late into the night editing. It can be terribly lonely. That is when the self doubt creeps in. I think as a mother I have made a conscious effort to instil self esteem into my three girls. However sometimes we are so busy with  life that we forget about ourselves and our own self esteem.

On the 25th April I attended a training course with Bryn Griffiths on product photography. Which was taking myself out of my comfort zone again. I was advised to enter a few of my photos into the regional awards competition. Low and behold on the night I was awarded with a Gold, Silver and a Bronze award. Then unbeknown to me there was the “Cotswold photographer of the Year 2016” award. Then next thing I knew I was my name was being called as the winner. I wished I had known this was going to happen as I would have washed my hair!

Here is the link to the Bipp website…link to prove it.

So now I can honestly call myself an “Award Winning Photographer”. As my family are probably bored of hearing already. It’s never too late to achieve your dreams.

If you would like to know more about the way I work and how to capture those precious moments in your family. Please contact me here . I look forward to hearing from you.