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How to Decide What to Wear to Your Photoshoot

How to Decide What to Wear to Your Photoshoot

Deciding what to wear in your family photoshoot can be just as challenging as finding the perfect photographer! After all, these are photos you are going to hang on your walls and cherish for years to come. It can seem overwhelming when considering what to wear, but...

What kind of memories are you keeping for your children?

What kind of memories are you keeping for your children?

Let’s talk baby books. As a parent, you’ve probably been given a baby book as a gift. Or you may have gone out and bought one for yourself. And they sound great don’t they? We start filling these with great gusto at the beginning. We’re grabbing cut outs and snapshots...

Why You Should Hire a Professional Photographer

Why You Should Hire a Professional Photographer

Why You Should Hire a Professional Photographer With the current digital camera market and smart phones that take such good photos, is there really a reason to hire a professional photographer? After over 13 years running my family photography studio, hundreds of...

Business Portraits, Headshots, as a business-building tool

Business Portraits, Headshots, as a business-building tool

Do you really need professional business headshots? Your first answer might be “no”, but: Do you have a website? Does it include a bit about you (a biography)? Do you publish a blog? Do you or will you ever issue press releases? Does you company have a newsletter? Do...

Ideas for Elf on the Shelf

Ideas for Elf on the Shelf

If you haven't already come across The Elf on the Shelf then you are in for a treat!  It is a tradition that has come from the USA and is based on a children's book of the same name.  The book has an accompanying elf puppet for parents to recreate the story in their...

Babies on Facebook less than an hour after birth

Babies on Facebook less than an hour after birth

As you can imagine, I’m always on the lookout for stories about babies and photography, and I recently found a highly interesting piece on the Telegraph website about the relationship between baby photography and social media.  It was written in 2013 but I think it is...

Choosing outfits for your child portrait photography session

Choosing outfits for your child portrait photography session

What to wear for a portrait session Aside from babies who can get away with just a nappy, and maybe a cute hat or blanket, I love it when parents arrive with a choice of outfits, once their child is sitting. My ideal selection is: one that is an everyday outfit, a...

Smartphone photography

Smartphone photography

Camera phones really have come on leaps and bounds in recent years, and these days you can get some pretty good shots with your phone.  As I’ve said many times before, I’m certainly of the opinion that your smartphone should not be your only method of photography, but...

How to prepare your toddler for a new baby

How to prepare your toddler for a new baby

As you can imagine, I meet lots of mums in my studio – some are first time mums to be and others are now expecting their second child. One common theme amongst mums expecting baby #2 is how to prepare your toddler for baby’s imminent arrival. When your new baby...

So, how much does a memory actually cost?

So, how much does a memory actually cost?

Coming up to another studio birthday, is a reflective time for me.  How many birthday shoots have I celebrated with my clients and their children? Too many to even count I would say! It’s also a time to look at how much the digital age has ‘streamlined’ the...

Why Your Photographer Loves What They Do

Why Your Photographer Loves What They Do

Why Your Photographer Loves What They Do If you have ever wondered what spurs on a photographer’s passion, you are about to find out. Below are just some of the many reasons why as a photographer I wouldn’t change my job for anything in the world. Photography changes...

Tips for Gorgeous Outdoor Photos

Tips for Gorgeous Outdoor Photos

Tips for Gorgeous Outdoor Photos Being outdoors in the summer sun is a great setting for some fun photos of you and your loved ones. In order to get the best results from your session, there are a few things to consider before you step in front of your photographer’s...

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