Hertfordshire Child Photographer 70th Birthday Present

Hertfordshire Child Photographer 70th Birthday Present.

My mum recently had a “milestone” birthday, and as a surprise we wanted to arrange a photo of all the grandchildren for her. Ever since I can remember she has been asking for one. But, you know how it is with families, no one is ever in one place at any given time. Or, if they do happen to be, inevitably someone won’t be playing ball. There’s the face pulling, the hiding behind a cushion, sulking, back of the head…you name it, they have done it! So, under strict instructions to behave and “do it for your Grandma” we all went out on a mission to create a shot that would make it into a frame and up on to the wall. A 70th birthday present for Grandma.

What were we thinking?!

My mum and dad have a really modern house so to get the image to match that, we decided on an edgy, urban look and headed to a nearby Hertfordshire car park…classy eh? It turned out that the car park wasn’t as quiet as I thought it would be and we did get some strange looks from shoppers wondering what the hell we were up to. (They are quite a noisy bunch, we weren’t subtle at all!)

The weather was freezing, it gets pretty windy high up on a multi storey so I was most popular asking a few of them to take off their coats! You have to mix it up a bit, I think. Added to that my brother was keen, very keen, to get back to watch the two football matches that were on at that exact time…whoops, great planning! The kids were hyper mixed in with a bit of “oh god, not a photo shoot please” This had to been done and dusted as quick as possible. Normally I’m quite nice, patient, kind, complimentary on a photo shoot, but this lot just needed bossing! I cajoled them into position, enlisted my siblings to stand behind me a play the fool (something that comes fairly naturally to them!) and amidst the chaos managed to get a few shots that made the grade.

So, finally my mum gets the photo of all the grandchildren together. The shot she has wanted for years, the 70th birthday present. It went down well, thankfully.

I have done quite a number of photo shoots for families as presents, but this was the first where I get to see the reaction when it’s given. Priceless. So, I had to take a few photo’s of that too.

Here are a few of all the kids together and my mum unwrapping her presents.

Hertfordshire Child Photographer 70th Birthday Present

If you or someone close have a milestone birthday coming up, how about sorting out a family photo shoot for them? I guarantee it will go down well! Please feel free to contact me, Hertfordshire Child Photographer, using the links below or good old fashioned telephone to discuss your requirements. x

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Bluebell Photo Shoot Hertfordshire Child Photographer

Bluebell Photo Shoot Hertfordshire Child Photographer.

Hooray!
Spring is finally springing into action…feel the warmth in the sunshine…look at the daffodils.
It’s almost time for bluebells and they are only here for a short time, which adds to their allure I think.

 Time to get out and have that Bluebell Photo Shoot.

The bluebells create a stunning backdrop, amongst the woods, a popular choice of setting for families and photographers and it’s clear to see why… the beautiful colours, the promise of lighter longer days and, the first wafts of warmer air.
As well as my normal photo sessions, (details can be found here), I am also running a small number of mini shoots end of April/ beginning of May which are ideal for those of you who don’t have the time or budget to commit to a full session.
Although “mini”, this offer still includes a pre shoot consultation, a great way for me to find out a little about you and your kids and an opportunity for you to ask me anything you may need to know. Each session will last approx 60 minutes and are suitable for up to a family of 5/6.
Approximately 2 weeks after your shoot, you will have access to your private on line gallery containing approx 20 edited images. From here you will choose 3 favourites which you will receive as 6×9 inch prints plus the jpeg for those images.
A mini shoot is available mid week if that suits you guys with pre schoolers.
Price for bluebell mini shoot…£150
Optional add on…pay an extra £50 for all the images from your shoot on a disc. (you will also have the opportunity to purchase larger prints if you wish to do so.)
***please leave me a facebook message or drop me an email stating your interest and a preferred time and i will come back to you to discuss x***
Bluebell Photo Shoot Hertfordshire Child Photographer

Bluebell Photo Shoot Hertfordshire Child Photographer

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Mini Photo Shoot Hertfordshire Photographer.

Mini Photo Shoot Hertfordshire Photographer.

It seems like only yesterday, her first day at school, and now fast approaching is her last! How does that happen, how does time go by so fast? She is now at an age which I vividly remember being myself…which is quite scary! She has the whole world at her feet and a lifetime of opportunity ahead. As we visit universities I find myself feeling nostalgic, find myself wondering how we will be without her around, find myself worrying if she’ll be ok and most of all I find myself brimming with pride as she grows into an amazing young woman. Intelligent,  opinionated, kind, funny, demure and beautiful she has it all going on. I know I see her through “mum goggles” but that is my prerogative, that is every parents prerogative.

Anyway, I thought I would indulge myself and talk her into a little 5 minute Mini Photo Shoot…just to capture her here and now. She agreed.
I’m sure many of you are in the same situation and have your own teen soon to leave home for university or travel, if you would like them captured before they go I would love to hear from you!

I am offering a number of teen Mini Photo Shoot sessions for £150 each. These include an hour photo shoot in a location of your choice, a gallery of edited images from which you can choose 6 high resolution jpeg files for your own personal use. Print them, send them, save them…a long lasting memory of how your teen is right here and right now. Before you know it they’ll be gone and you may have difficulty recognising what returns home to visit in the holidays!!!

Just use the links below to contact me or message me here.

Here is my little darling, I would love to photograph yours for you! x

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Hertfordshire Child Photographer Snowy Photo Shoot

Hertfordshire Child Photographer Snowy Photo Shoot.

I had completely forgotten it had snowed until I looked at these this evening. This probably has something to do with being dragged out of a nice warm bed on a sunday morning at 7.30am! Who can resist an enthusiastic 7 year old yelling “it’s snowed!!!”? Not me it seems.

Turns out it was worth it though, until now I had forgotten his excitement, forgotten his smiles, (forgotten the snow down my back…who would miss that?) It turns out it was worth taking my camera out with me too, as these images bought the memories of our short spell in the snow flooding back and I find myself sitting here smiling and warmed by the memories. Turns out once again that it’s the simple things in life that count and  I am reminded of the importance of capturing them to preserve forever, however insignificant they may seem at the time.

If you feel the same and would like your “insignificant” moments captured, I would love to hear from you. Maybe you would like a Snowy Photo Shoot…it could happen again this year! Maybe you just need a Hertfordshire Child Photographer for photo shoot at home or a favourite location. whatever the occasion, feel free to get in touch using the links below, thank you x

Hertfordshire Child Photographer Snowy Photo Shoot
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I can’t believe I didn’t take a photo of the finished snowman, suffice to say he was gorgeous! And wonky. And missing a nose.

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Photo shoot gift voucher Herts photographer

Photo shoot gift voucher Herts photographer

Now, who wouldn’t love one of these as a present?

We all know that family member or friend who has everything, the one who is notoriously difficult to buy for don’t we? A Photo shoot gift voucher ticks all the boxes… original, thoughtful, unique, the gift that keeps on giving!!! A Photo shoot captures moments that will be forever cherished.

Whether you are looking for a family or child photo shoot, wedding photography, or have a party or event coming up that you would like photographed, the Photo shoot gift voucher can cover it all. Your voucher can cover the price of a whole photography package or be bought in any denomination to suit your budget. I can send these directly to your recipient or am happy to deliver to you.

Packaged beautifully, the Photo shoot gift voucher is sure to go down a treat!
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Book your chosen package in your own time, there are no time restraints on your Photo shoot gift voucher.

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(Plant not included!!!)

If you wish to purchase a Photo shoot gift voucher, I would love to hear from you. Please use the links below or message me here.

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Coltsfoot Country Retreat Wedding-Hertfordshire Wedding Photographer

Coltsfoot Country Retreat Wedding.

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I first met Louise as her quest for a Hertfordshire Wedding Photographer got a little frantic. Having been let down by her first photographer she set about finding someone free for her special day. Thankfully her mid week wedding fell on a date that I was free so it was all systems go from then on. With just two weeks before the wedding we chatted over what she wanted from her photography and visited both the church and Coltsfoot Country Retreat.

 A beautiful day was had by all at this Coltsfoot Country Retreat Wedding, even the dog made an appearance! The day started at St Boneventure Church with a happy service with the couples 4 year old son taking on the important role of ring bearer…he pulled it off, no hiccups there!

The bride and groom made their way to their Coltsfoot Country Retreat Wedding breakfast  in her uncles vintage car and braved the cold wind for  a few photo’s before the sun went down. “The Wedding Tenors” sung to the guests celebrating in the bar and as the afternoon turned to evening, candles were lit and the celebrations went on.

Now, it was clear that this crowd loved to party! As the champagne flowed, laughter filled the air, life long friends chatted and danced and family came together.

Their first dance song was an all time favourite of mine…good choice guys, I loved that! Played by Bluemark entertainment, who had them all up dancing long into the night.

It was a pleasure to spend the day with these two, their kids, friends and family. They were warm,  generous and really good fun making my job a joy!

Thank you, it was a pleasure and honour to document your day x

Here are a few favourites…

Louise’s hair styled by Sarah Hayes and make up by riimyselfandi
The little page boy suits are from Paisley of London.
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Flowers arranged by Lamberts of Welwyn Garden City Hertfordshire.

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The amazing view from Coltsfoot Country Retreat Wedding destination.

bride and groom in a windy Coltsfoot Country Retreat Wedding car park

The happy couple with their lovely boys in a windy car park at Coltsfoot Country Retreat. Unusual location for a wedding photo, but I think it worked!

the family dog was invited to attend this Coltsfoot Family Retreat Wedding!
first dance at Coltsfoot Country Retreat Wedding destination
Louises beautiful dress was by Ronald Joyce from Ann bridal as were the mens’ suits.

If you would like a quote for your wedding photography , if you need a Hertfordshire Wedding Photographer, I would love to hear from you. Please just drop me a line using the links below. xxx

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Natural Child Photography Hertfordshire Photographer

Natural Child Photography Hertfordshire Photographer

This lovely family came to me recommended from another family that I had done a photo shoot for which is super nice!

Mum had also seen a few of my images that she loved and wanted something similar of her children. We spoke in detail over the phone and decided on this beautiful, Hertfordshire countryside location. An outside location gives the kids freedom to be themselves, gives them space to let off steam resulting in natural child photography. I think these two had fun, I certainly did! We played with bubbles, bow and arrows and even finished with a flask of hot chocolate to warm us through as the late winter sun went down. (Yep, I know how to treat my mini clients well!)

It was lovely to spend time with these two, they were playful, funny and totally natural in front of the camera. Thank you for choosing me to be your Hertfordshire Photographer!

Here are a few of my favourites photo’s from our session, I hope you like them too.

If you would like your very own natural, child photography please feel free to contact me…just use the links below.

I would be honoured to be your Hertfordshire Photographer x

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I bought the sunflowers along as mum wanted countryside summary vibe.
It’s all about capturing a natural moment.
We both brought along a bow and arrow as we knew this little lad was into them.

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Tewinbury Farm Wedding Hertfordshire Wedding Photographer

Tewinbury Farm Wedding Hertfordshire Wedding Photographer

So, I woke up on Xmas eve morning as the rain fell heavily and the wind blew a small gale…perfect weather for a wedding!

No photographer wants to be struggling to stand up in the wind as they take photo’s but hey, what’s life without a challenge?

This beautiful Xmas eve wedding was slightly different for me as bride and groom wanted a more portrait style photo shoot, they had very limited time before their ceremony and after so I had to plan their shoot pretty much down to the last spare minute. (I would normally spend the day with you and candidly shoot for most of the day.) We spent time together before the big day discussing what they liked and didn’t like and visited both venues for inspiration.

It was a joy to shoot a Tewinbury Farm wedding, starting at County Hall Hertford for the ceremony. Both are just stunning, contrasting backdrops for photography. Luckily we were able to snatch a little time inside Tewinbury Farm for a few shots, and the cloisters at County Hall provided a little shelter from the rain too. (But not the wind, THAT wind!!!)

It was both an honour and a pleasure to be entrusted with this amazing couples wedding photography, even if we only spent a couple of blustery hours together!

Here are a few of my favourites…

Tewinbury Farm Wedding
If you have a Tewinbury Farm Wedding booked, or indeed any wedding booked, I would love to hear from you to discuss your photography needs!

Please contact me using the links below, or just drop me a line!

denise@angelswithdirtyfacesphotography.com

looking forward to hearing from you! x

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winter photo shoot hertfordshire photographer

i love a winter photo shoot!

i was delighted to spend time with these two gorgeous gals…they are two of my most favourite people, obviously i was super chuffed to be taking a few photo’s of them just before xmas.

i know many people appreciate a summer photo shoot but i have to say that a winter photo shoot is really quite magical. the afternoon light is soft and pretty, the backdrop of the woods is striking and layering up with jumpers and scarves adds colour and texture.

of course (i have said this before, several times) nothing beats capturing a mum and her child…it’s just “that look”, those simple shared moments. capturing them for you to keep as treasures forever is one of my favourite things. simple.

here are a few of my favourites…quite a few actually because they both look so darn good!!!

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winter indoor portrait session

i had such a warm, fun time meeting these two.

i always love when a mum gets in the frame with her child, i love to capture that bond between them both. to freeze those moments in time, you know, the ones that are just normal moments that are over and forgotten oh so quickly.

that is what this gorgeous mum was after, just some photo’s of her and her son doing the normal things that they do. the cuddles, the books, the superman impressions! she just wanted memories of how they are right now.

i know for a fact that as her son grows slowly into a man, these images will be cherished by both of them as memories of a time neither of them will get back. treasured little snippets of the love between a mum and her boy.

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