Hertfordshire Child Photographer Bluebells and Blossom

Hertfordshire Child Photographer Bluebells and Blossom

A spring time photo shoot with a gorgeous little lady!

Thank you Scarlett for being my super special model for the afternoon. xxx

We sat amongst the bluebells and visited this fantastic blossom tree that I had found a few days prior to our shoot and celebrated all that is spring!!!

There seems to be a bumper crop of bluebells this year and the location that I use is still bursting with colour. If you fancy incorporating a few bluebells into your photo shoot then NOW is the time!

They won’t be here forever. Unfortunately.

For full details of my bluebell mini shoot please click here.

For full details of a full photo shoot please click here.

Hertfordshire Child Photographer Bluebells and Blossom
***She turned to the sunlight and shook her yellow head, And whispered to her neighbour, winter is dead! ***
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If you need a Hertfordshire Child Photographer and would like a photo shoot amongst the bluebells and blossom, don’t delay, get in touch…looking forward to hearing from you. x

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Hertfordshire Child Photographer Photo Shoot at Home

Hertfordshire Child Photographer Photo Shoot at Home

I was a very contented photographer shooting in this families beautiful home! The pale colour scheme throughout, perfectly complimented their outfit choices helping to produce light and airy portraits, which they wish to hang around the house, particularly the lounge. (A beautiful and tidy home is definitely not a requirement for an Photo Shoot at Home…I can work around anything!!!)

A photo shoot at home is just perfect with younger children as they feel secure in their own environment, and given the time of year, with little one crawling around the wet muddy ground may not have been ideal! That said, we did venture into the garden for bubbles as our shoot fell on an unusually warm day a few weeks ago.

I was introduced to this family as I had photographed mum’s sister and her family last year, they chose to have their photo’s taken outside as their children are a bit older and it was summer time. You can see their shoot here.

Both children were an absolute pleasure to photograph, when I arrived we played with sticker books whilst waiting for mum to finish getting ready which gave me a little time to get the children used to me. Our shoot was relaxed and un rushed, just the way I like it! Here are a few of my favourites from our shoot…

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Dad kindly got out the bubble machine which produced a whole bunch of bubbles!
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If you would like to discuss a Photo shoot at Home, or need a Hertfordshire Child Photographer I would love to hear from you! x
hertfordshire child photographer photo shoot at home

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Hertfordshire Baby Photographer Family Photo Shoot At Home

Hertfordshire Baby Photographer Family Photo Shoot At Home

I first photographed this family when their first child was a mere 10 weeks old. I spent time with them again as I photographed the beautiful christening, and now here he is Mr First Born as a big brother!  It was a delight to meet the special new arrival and to see the bond between these two brothers beginning to form.

It is true when it is said that sometimes the littlest things take up the most room in your heart, these two just melted mine and are clearly the apple of mum and dad’s eyes. I managed to sneak a few cuddles in, just one of the perks of the job…I never get tired of photographing babies!!!

A Family Photo Shoot At home is a great idea for babies and toddlers as they are perfectly comfortable in their surroundings and as a parent you have the freedom to be able to feed your baby if you need to, keep them warm, entertain the toddler etc. Those first few weeks with a baby are absolutely priceless but so often pass by in a milky blur! A family Photo Shoot At Home captures these personal moments forever at a time when you can barely remember your name…the joys of sleep deprivation!

These two little men both look like butter wouldn’t melt in their mouths, but I know first hand what mischief little brothers can make…brace yourselves you are in for an incredible journey. One you won’t want to swap for the world!

If any of you reading this would like your own Family Photo Shoot at home please get in touch. (a newborn isn’t a requirement, any age allowed!)

I look forward to hearing from you x

Hertfordshire Baby Photographer

Hertfordshire Baby Photographer
Hertfordshire Baby Photographer

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Event and Party Photographer Datchworth Rugby Club Party

Event and Party Photographer Datchworth Rugby Club Party.

Well a party full of rugby players, coaches and parents was always going to be lively wasn’t it? I absolutely love seeing people have a good time so this was FUN for me!

I was thrilled to be asked to document Datchworth Rugby Club‘s annual dinner and dance this year. The event took place at the most beautiful setting of Brocket Hall and the venue was already filled with chat and laughter as I arrived. Players touted raffle tickets at the tables for this was a fundraising event and the prizes were fantastic…there was even a prize of a year’s parking at the club for one lucky person! Having visited Datchworth Rugby Club a couple of weeks before with my own little rugby player who was in a tournament there I would say this prize was highly sought after!!! (Rubbish parking facilities…lovely village though!)
As early evening turned into night the band began to play and the lively hit the dance floor! I love to capture these photo’s, turning into “ninja photographer” snapping away candidly making pictures that are natural, full of life and honest. The pictures that document your party or event as it unfolds, as it happens, to give you an everlasting memento of the occasion.

Thank you for having me there Datchworth Rugby Club, it was a pleasure to be your Event and Party Photographer. Here are a few favourites of mine…

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Hertfordshire Event and Party Photographer
Hertfordshire Event and Party Photographer
Hertfordshire Event and Party Photographer
Hertfordshire Event and Party Photographer
Hertfordshire Event and Party Photographer
Hertfordshire Event and Party Photographer
Hertfordshire Event and Party Photographer
Hertfordshire Event and Party Photographer
Hertfordshire Event and Party Photographer
Hertfordshire Event and Party Photographer
Hertfordshire Event and Party Photographer
If you would like an Event and Party Photographer to capture your occasion, I would love to hear from you! Please contact me using the links below or just give me a good old fashioned telephone call!

m: 07969 626631

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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
hertfordshire child photographer snowy photo shoot

 

 

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.

Hertfordshire Child Photographer Snowy Photo Shoot

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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!
Photo shoot gift voucher Herts photographer

Book your chosen package in your own time, there are no time restraints on your Photo shoot gift voucher.

Photo shoot gift voucher Herts photographer

(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.

Photo shoot gift voucher Herts photographer

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Coltsfoot Country Retreat Wedding-Hertfordshire Wedding Photographer

Coltsfoot Country Retreat Wedding.

Hertfordshire Wedding Photographer

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.
Coltsfoot Country Retreat Wedding
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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