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Capturing a moment between sisters

As a mother of three daughters myself, I love photographing girls.

There was something so special about these two sisters (aside from both being naturally beautiful and photogenic).   A combination of their contagiously happy spirit, gentle confidence, humility, kindness, and deep routed love for each other.   Whilst I captured a variety of stunning portraits of the two of them together (and individually), this image epitomises their relationship.     The subjects don’t have to be looking into the your eye to capture your attention – a moment can be every bit as powerful.    This was a moment for me.

Kitchen Sink Fun

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Smashing Splashing

Nothing like photographing a baby in water.  In fact,  I think ‘splash’ might be one of the first words babies learn.   This kitchen sink was ideal for a fun portrait – lovely uncluttered background and large windows letting in lots of natural light.   He created quite a mess in a matter of seconds – this was one of his ‘milder’ splashes.   So needless to say we got quite wet.   But it was worth it.

 

 

Beulah Mini & Mum Dresses

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Arrival of Beulah Dresses for Children

Lovely to return almost 3 years after her wedding, to photograph the beautiful Lady Natasha Rufus Isaacs with her stunning daughter Georgia, both donning dresses from Natasha’s fashion range Beulah.

Founded in 2010 by Natasha along with Lavinia Brennan, Beulah London was born out of a desire to design and produce beautiful clothes that empower and inspire the women who wear them, whilst being committed to raising awareness of the plight of women trapped by human slavery.

This luxury fashion brand with a social conscience has inspired some of the world’s most influential women to wear the label, including the Duchess of Cambridge.

Wishing them all the success in their journey.

 

Family portraiture

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Portrait of siblings on their trikes

As I peer out of my kitchen window today, it’s raining ‘sideways’ and last November’s sunny day photographing this wonderful family in Gloucestershire already seems a life time ago.   Where does time go?

I love this portrait of these two siblings on their cherished trikes.    All the elements work perfectly – framed between two trees, lovely backlight making them stand out from the background, and both giggling in anticipation of the race!    A moment of magic.

 

Portrait of HM the Queen

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Happy Sapphire Anniversary Your Majesty

At 90 years of age HM The Queen has been reigning over us now for 65 years and is still carrying on strong.   She is a true inspiration to us all.   Thank you Your Majesty for all that you have done, and continue to do, for our country and commonwealth.

I am feeling immensely privileged to have met and photographed HM The Queen on a few occasions.

When attending a course in portrait photography at the Royal Kensington and Chelsea College, we were asked by our tutor to consider how we would measure success – would it be financial, how many people we recruit, books published, recognition, awards, exhibitions etc?    I suspect that financial needs have driven most of my achievements, but photographing HM the Queen is an honour that’s going to be hard to beat!

Portrait of a boy playing the piano

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Portrait of a young pianist

This is a portrait of Milo – future musician of the year!  Well, at least his hand positions on the piano certainly suggest this – he looks like a total natural. However I can assure you the noise coming from the piano suggested otherwise!

As a portrait photographer nothing could stop me picking up the camera and photographing this friend’s son whilst they were staying with me in Dorset this last weekend.   His captivating eyes, engaging smile and happy & relaxed temperament made him the perfect model.  I can’t wait for our photoshoot in the New Year.

Portrait of a boy with apple

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FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY IN HAMPSHIRE

I had such a happy day photographing 3 generations of a wonderful family in Hampshire, ranging from an elegant and charming grandmother down to this divine 2 year old boy, Arthur.   This year seems to be ‘year of the grandparents’ as this must be at least the tenth family photography booking I’ve had this year involving 3 occasionally even 4 generations.

As a portrait photographer, I photograph people of all ages, but children photography is my passion.   Whilst children can of course be challenging, as long as you keep the session fun, they are immensely rewarding.  Their expressions are so diverse, their energy and enthusiasm boundless, and they are blissfully unselfconscious.

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Portrait of two sisters

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A PORTRAIT FROM THE PAST – SISTERLY LOVE

The bonus of updating your website is it forces you to look back over all your old photographs, and in the process you see how your style has evolved.   With much of my earlier photography, all I can see are the faults, usually in composition and light, but there are a few that still capture my attention.  This portrait of my niece with her newborn sister is one of them: the instant devotion, love, tenderness and protection still grab me.  Well, that’s when I get over the fact that I cropped off her hands & fingers on the right!  I took this over 15 years ago and was perhaps the birth of my constant endeavour ‘to capture the spirit’.

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SANDROYD PHOTO MAKES FRONT COVER

A wonderful sunny day photographing Sandroyd prep school in May was made all the worthwhile when Country Life Magazine chose this image for the front cover of their School Life Guide.

Providing schools with effective advertising, marketing and website photography is one of my favourite jobs – it’s an opportunity to combine my skills learned from 10 years working in marketing, with my passion for photographing children. They are such fun to work with.
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FRONT COVER FOR LUCINDA MILLER’S NEW COOK BOOK

I had such a happy, quite intense, day photographing Lucinda’s gorgeous children and nephews and nieces for her new cookery book. This is potentially the front cover – deemed the winner by our Facebook followers.

Lucinda is a highly respected and sought after naturopath who is in the process of writing a book full of wonderful recipes to help children stay healthy and strong. I arrived with Amanda Jackson Sytner, my lovely make up artist friend, in time to photograph the children having breakfast, and staying until tea had been served.
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