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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...

What should my child wear?

What should my child wear?

It can be difficult to choose the right clothes for your child to wear on a photography shoot, but clothing is nonetheless important when it comes to getting the right shot that you’re going to cherish for years to come.  I’m quite open minded when it comes to what...

5 tips for surviving the newborn stage

5 tips for surviving the newborn stage

So, you’ve just had a beautiful baby and you’re now in the long-awaited newborn stage. You can’t quite believe your luck! You’ve formed an instant, unbreakable bond with your newborn and of course, you’ll do anything for them. But these early days can be hard. Taking...

Helping parents of premature or sick babies

Helping parents of premature or sick babies

Helping parents of premature or sick babies I have had another really informative email from Richard Gvero, Partner & Head of Employment at Longmores Solicitors.  This time he provides guidance on how employers can help the parents of premature or sick babies. ...

Lifestyle Photography Sessions Explained

Lifestyle Photography Sessions Explained

Lifestyle Photography Sessions Explained “I don’t want my photos to look posed”, is a phrase I hear all the time. Enter lifestyle photography. A lifestyle photography session documents real life milestones, moments and events and gives you images that are anything but...

Do you know your rights whilst on maternity leave?

Do you know your rights whilst on maternity leave?

I have adapted this really useful guide to maternity leave that popped into my inbox recently.  It is written and provided by Richard Gvero, Head of Employment at Longmores Solicitors and is part of their employment law bulletin.  It is an excellent guide to...

Baby bump photos: yay or nay?

Baby bump photos: yay or nay?

I recently re-discovered an article written by Marianne Power in 2013, and published by Mail Online, that discussed baby bump photos, and although I didn’t agree with plenty of the content within the article, I thought it was a pretty interesting opinion piece. The...

Continuing professional development and why that’s important to me

Continuing professional development and why that’s important to me

When I’m not shooting on location or in my studio in Parndon Mill, one of the other things I regard as really important is the continuation of my development as a photographer.  Learning is a process without an end, and I think it’s really important to be able to...

Propping up the shoot: how using props can make all the difference

Propping up the shoot: how using props can make all the difference

Propping up the shoot: how using props can make all the difference If you take a look at my portfolio, you will notice that I sometimes like to use props in my shoots.  It's a great way to customise your session to your family, by including favourite toys, blankets...

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