Unique and meaningful Mother's Day Gifts

March 02, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Mother's Day is nearly here, and if you haven't yet bought a gift for the special mum in your life, then here is some useful inspiration! You can purchase all of these special Mother's Day gifts from the warmth of your own home, without having to venture out into the cold snow. Some of these gift s are also produced by small businesses in the UK,...
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Special occasion family photography

March 02, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
I often get asked to join families for special occasions, which are a great reminder to photograph not necessarily the event itself, but the people involved. It might be a child's 1st birthday, a parent's 40th birthday or a grandparent's 70th birthday! This month, however, I was asked to meet this family to mark their wedding day. It was an intima...
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New ideas for rainy day activities with kids

February 21, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Welcome to my blog. My name is Katie and I'm a photographer in Walton on Thames and mum to Sienna (age 4) and Joey (20 months). At this time of year, we often run out of inspiration for things to do at home when it's raining. I don't know about your children, but if mine are bored, they just ask for more and more snacks, and we reach the point whe...
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Personal photography projects

January 23, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
I have my camera to hand almost all of the time, and I love to practise my craft with personal photography projects. I photograph my own children in exactly the same way that I would photograph one of my client families - at play, at home, interacting with each other. My most recent personal photography project was to photograph my daughter doing...
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Books for 3-4 year olds that you haven't read before

January 21, 2018  •  3 Comments
Welcome to my blog. My name is Katie and I'm a photographer in Walton on Thames and mum to Sienna (age 4) and Joey (19 months). When photographing in my client's homes I love seeing the children's bookshelves and learning about their favourite books. My children love to read with me, and I'm always looking for new books that not only keep them stil...
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Capturing natural expressions and emotional connections in family photography

January 17, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
My job as your family photographer is so much more than clicking the shutter. It's more than finding great locations for your photoshoot. It's more than finding pleasing compositions, and it's more than taking a beautifully exposed image. I believe that my job is also to create photographs which convey the emotional connection between each member...
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How to store and preserve kids artwork in a photobook

January 15, 2018  •  4 Comments
Thanks for visiting my blog. My name is Katie and I'm a photographer in Walton on Thames and mum to Sienna age 4 and Joey age 19 months. Do your children come home from nursery or school with reams and reams of artwork? My children sometimes return home with multiple paintings, drawings or other creations every day! Some of it is suitably impressi...
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Teenage family photography in Walton on Thames

January 12, 2018
The more teenagers that I meet, the more I enjoy photographing this demographic. Young adults are the polar opposite to toddlers and require a very different approach to bring out authentic, natural expressions. I'm really enjoying this challenge and variety in my work, and I hope the results will speak for themselves. I met this family just befor...
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Photographing a ballerina and a musician

December 05, 2017
Photographing sisters is always a special experience, but when one is a tiny ballerina and the other a talented musician, it takes me to another level of excitement! Planning this autumn photography session was a great exercise for my artistic creativity, with mum happy for me to take full creative control of her two beautiful girls, a stunning tut...
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Autumn family photography in Esher

November 15, 2017
This autumn has been filled with warm days, striking sunlight and beautiful autumnal leaves in yellow, orange, red and gold. Add in a happy family and together these factors all combine for gorgeous autumn family photography. In the first of a series of blog posts showcasing some of my autumn photoshoots, I'm taking you to Esher where I met this l...
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