Family photography in the daffodils

May 10, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Spring flowers make a stunning setting for family photography, and for me, daffodils mark the start of the spring photography season. We are so lucky to have beautiful displays of daffodils in Hersham, which makes for beautiful portraits right on my doorstep! When this family contacted me asking for a colourful setting for their family photographs...
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Children's blossom photography in Surrey

April 25, 2018  •  1 Comment
Spring is one of my favourite seasons for photography (along with autumn - but I'll save that for another blog post!). The weather is warmer and drier and it's easier to get outside. The leaves return to the trees providing rich and lucious backgrounds for outdoor photography, and best off all, the blossom arrives! After a few days of beautiful Ap...
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Family photo shoot at home in Chiswick with three siblings

April 10, 2018  •  2 Comments
During the cooler months, I often photograph families at home, and I recently met this family of three children at their home in Chiswick, South-West London. Having a family photo shoot at home is a great way to record your children in their own environment. It works especially well if you want to minimise the hassle-factor of getting everyone rea...
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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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