I spent a lovely day with this gorgeous family, capturing the new relationship between these two cute brothers. And I reckon it was love! We got some lovely shots at home, followed by a walk through the gorgeous countryside in the sunshine. Perfect day, perfect little family.

I know I go on about it a lot, but I love meeting people through this amazing job that I have, and this shoot was no exception. Their little boy was so alert, so interested in the world already, and so smiley! I think this baby will be one smart cookie. The beautiful quilted blanket […]

It’s bluebell season! And this is the perfect spot to capture the gorgeousness of bluebells with a photoshoot. We had a lovely walk, hunting down these beautiful flowers in the woods (as well as bears, of course) and watching these two cute brothers play together and with their lovely little sister.

I’ve never been to this village before, but I was so blown away by how pretty it was. We wandered through the woodlands, past a beautiful river, picking flowers, climbing trees and generally racing around with this super-cute family. This shoot was particularly lovely because it featured 3 generations of family: the dad’s dad and […]

Family shoots are so much fun, especially when you get a range of siblings to work with. I love seeing how the different ages interact, and the different stages of childhood unfolding. We had so much fun exploring the park this day, finding trees to climb and flowers to smell and ducks to chase, while […]

These two boys were just the CUTEST little guys, with beautiful little cherub cheeks and the sweetest dispositions. We had a lovely day hanging out and I loved meeting the whole gorgeous family – especially as mum is a photographer herself, so we had lots to chat about!

What a great day out this was! We had a lovely run around the gorgeous Coombe Abbey Park and the hotel gardens with two very energetic boys and their brand new baby brother. I love capturing siblings together and these two had a lovely relationship and obviously adored their new brother. My fave shots from this day are […]

One of the things that gets me about doing home family shoots is how intimate it is, and how much of a privilege it is to be invited into that space, where exhausted, radiant new mums and dads look adoringly at their new offspring. I often find myself talking to the mums about their childbirth […]

The sun came and went throughout our time in the woods this day, but when it was there, it made itself known. There was a little mist on the ground, and even a short hail shower just before we started, and it was a cold day, but it gave the woods a crisp, sharp edge […]

A new addition

One of the things I love most about my job is the little glimpses into people’s lives that I get. The snapshots of how other people spend their days, the ways they interact, the relationships, the love. And that’s what I aim to record when I turn up on your doorstep, or meet you in […]

I am giving away 3 free engagements shoots! To enter, share my Facebook post and leave a comment on it and then like my Facebook page. Ts & Cs Entrants must be over 18 years of age You must be engaged to be married and planning your wedding within the next 2 years You must not […]

2016 was a year filled with family fun for me. I spent many a Sunday running around parks, climbing trees, chasing squirrels, throwing leaves, feeding ducks and – most of all – capturing beautiful family moments. My aim with my family shoots has always been to get people having fun in a way that is […]

As I drove across the countryside towards the canal, through a soupy, creamy, thick fog, I was worried. I hadn’t shot in thick fog before and I had no idea if it would work. Add to that the fact that we were shooting on a canal side, which seriously limits my ability to run circles […]

This was a really fun shoot, meeting a family who recently became four. Baby shoots and family shoots don’t have to be indoors, you can always wrap up and go for a day in the park, and in my experience, this works out great for the toddlers and children, who tend to hate staying still […]

Anyone who’s ever had a baby in their lives knows that all they want in the early days is their mummy – the closeness, contact, the feeling of their mother’s skin on theirs – and his little guy was no different. Despite our best efforts, little Leo was far too comfy with his mummy to be put […]

2016 has been one hell of a year for me, both professionally and personally. It’s the year I went back to work after becoming a parent, it’s the year I started taking on my own weddings, it was the launch of my family photography business. I’ve loved this year in so many ways. I’ve had […]

Sisters

I loved these two girls. They were smart, fun, self-assured and sweet, and they obviously loved each other in a way that only sisters do. I had a lot of fun racing round the park climbing trees with them and finding out about their cuddly toys, who had been with them since birth. I was […]

In all the Christmas busy-ness and excitement, I completely forgot to post this lovely little shoot that took place at this little poppet’s grandparents’ house. It was a fun, cute shoot, with lots of smiles. Here are a few of my favourites from the day.

Sometimes, fate hands you the best light ever and you are also blessed with a beautiful family to grace your lens. As luck would have it, that’s just what happened for this gorgeous shoot – the light was so, so yummy and I grabbed as much of it as I could. These are some of my […]

Sibling relationships are unique and precious things. Seeing this group of brothers and sisters reminded me of my own family, which also has big age gaps between my siblings and me. I loved watching them tease and torment each other, because that’s what family love looks like. In fact, looking at them again, I think […]

What a lovely time we had, wandering through the woods on a winter’s afternoon with this adorable family. I love seeing siblings playing together and these two were especially sweet together as they explored the trees, jumped off stumps and stomped in the mud. Get in touch now if you’re thinking of a wintry walk […]

A newborn and a toddler

Newborns always make for a joyful photoshoot, as do toddlers. Put the two together and you’re all set for a lot of fun and laughter. These two brothers and their parents were so welcoming and warm and I loved seeing their first son getting used to his new role as big brother.

I met Clare and Neil through a local Mum’s group on Facebook, where I was recommended to Clare by some clients of mine. They were a little nervous about having a photographer at their wedding, and it was a bit of a last minute decision to even have one. Their wedding, they told me, was […]

I loved this shoot. The little boy in these photos was an absolute whirlwind of energy and fun, and we raced around the park together, climbing trees, blowing bubbles and chasing squirrels for the whole time we were there. It was joyous. Not only that, this little boy obviously loves his mummy so much and […]

Beautiful Baby Sebastian

This little boy was an absolute joy to photograph, so sweet and patient and not a single hilarious no-nappy accident! We had a lovely morning capturing the first stage of this gorgeous boy’s life. Here’s a small selection of the shots we got on the day.

Yes, it’s true, I’m running a competition to find a truly outstanding wedding to photograph in 2017! I want to find a couple who are unique, either in style, location, type of ceremony or just because they have a great story to tell. And if your plans grab me, I will photograph your wedding for […]

Back in July, I spent a fabulous day in Devon at the gorgeous Bickleigh Castle photographing the wedding of Kelly & Joe. It was a stunning location and the bride and groom were two of the most chilled out  I was playing second fiddle to my friend (and photographer extraordinaire) Will Clarke and it was the first time […]

A friend’s wedding

I was lucky enough to be a guest at a wedding recently, rather than a jobbing tog. I met S & J when we were pregnant, at our antenatal classes, though it turned out my husband already knew J from years back. I like when life has these little surprises, these overlaps of people and […]

I absolutely love doing family shoots. I love seeing the connection between parents and their children, I love how expressive and free babies and kids are, and how being with their kids makes parents the same. I love running and jumping and playing and having fun and all the things that come with being with […]

These two have to be up there for favourite clients of all time. So warm, welcoming and great fun, they are just Good Humans. Hence, I loved shooting their big day and I am so pleased with the results, because more than anything, the love they have for each other just shines out of the […]

So I went out and got some new lenses this week. I normally hire lenses for weddings, but the time had come to invest, so I have done. New lenses give me a whole new perspective and I’m really excited to get out there with them and play around. For now, I took the opportunity […]

Lately…

Some of you may be aware that there’s something rather exciting happening in my life very soon. I’m marrying my partner in crime, life and love, Edward. Organising said wedding seems to have become my full time job of late, which is not something I aimed to do, but also not something I’m too surprised […]

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Peter The ringtone is long and alien. My heart pounds in my ears. On the third ring, she picks up and her voice is sharp and muffled. “Where the fuck have you been?” “Claire, I’m so sorry. I’m out of the country, my phone died…” “It’s been almost a month, Pete! A whole month! Have […]

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Her fingers hover over the keys. She stares at the letter C, wondering what the hell she is doing, trying to picture her sister as a fully grown adult woman, strong and smart, with breasts, coiffed hair, a handbag, a set of keys. All she can manage is an overgrown version of her freckled, gap-toothed, […]

We scooted down to London this weekend to see the Tom Lewis exhibition, which is amazing. If you don’t know anything about Tom’s work, you’re in for a treat and if you do know his work, you will not be disappointed by these new offerings. Still with hints of Japanese influence, but with a more traditional Chinese […]

I recently spent a day wandering the streets of Stratford Upon Avon with Liv and James, as they relived their first date. Cream tea, a visit to the Wizard Museum, a walk by the river, a Baileys coffee afterwards. It rained, but they still laughed and enjoyed themselves, as did I. Look out for their […]

Magda

So, I became a Mum. But this is not my baby! What a journey it’s already been and we’re only 4 weeks in. I will be writing a (much longer) post about it all some day soon, when things have calmed down; but in the meantime, there is this. One of the highlights of parenthood […]

It’s fair to say there’s a lot going on right now. Firstly, and most prominently, we are having a baby. I’m currently 25 weeks and loving being pregnant. Feeling our baby wriggling around and kicking is the most incredible sensation and makes me smile every time. Secondly, we are buying a house. It’s all a […]

Book Excerpt

A timid but insistent knocking brings me slowly back to consciousness and I open my eyes to see an empty vodka bottle about four inches from my face. My head is heavy and throbbing, my eyes sting, my mouth is dry with cigarettes and dehydration, my stomach gurgles insistently and my skin is oily. The […]

Babies are not easy to work with, it’s true. They very much have their own agenda and there’s not a lot you can do once they’ve made their minds up! This little man was very much the master of his own destiny, which on the day of the shoot included not wanting to be naked […]

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She was twenty three when she met Jerry, and she was working in another bar in another busy town in another remote country. Her days were spent sitting in cafés alone, eeking out a pot of tea for hours on end while reading a book. Just a face in the crowd, same as usual. She […]

Our little man

It’s fair to say the last nine months of my life have been a little crazy. Back in May, I gave birth to a delightful bundle of squishiness and love and our lives were turned upside down. Two days into life on this planet, he started to scream…and he didn’t stop. He screamed, he fed, […]

I had a wonderful day back in June photographing Paul and Charlotte’s wedding at Ansty Hall, Coventry, alongside the amazing Mr. Karl Randay. It was a day filled with happiness and lovely people, and a gorgeous bride and groom to boot. What more could I ask for? Here are a few of my favourite shots from […]

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