January on the Farm in Photos

So many people ask us what's happening here on the farm throughout the year, that I thought a monthly round up would be a good idea, and where better to start than January?  It's a quiet month, when we concentrate on getting ready for spring and lambing.  Our Rams are back together away from the ewes, the chickens' egg production starts to increase as the days lengthen and the bees stay in their hives unless it really warms up.  This year we have had perfect January weather: sunny, cold and a few days of snow.  The snow lasted long enough to look beautiful and build snowmen, but melted after a few days so we could all carry on as normal.

Whilst I usually photograph children, I thought it would be fun to photograph the animals instead so you could see January in photos: enjoy....

One of our beautiful rams in the snow
One of our beautiful rams in the snow
These two are our Wiltshire Horn rams, their horns are amazing
These two are our Wiltshire Horn rams, their horns are amazing
This handsome fellow is called, rather originally, Whitey and he definitely has a spring in his step now the days are beginning to lengthen
This handsome fellow is called, rather originally, Whitey and he definitely has a spring in his step now the days are beginning to lengthen
This is our stable cat- mice beware!
This is our stable cat- mice beware!
You get gorgeous days for photography in January too!
You get gorgeous days for photography in January too!

It will be fun to see how much changes through the year!  Hope you enjoyed my little tour.


Family Gathering photography in Warlingham, Surrey: Part 1

I am really excited to share this family photography session with you, because it's 4 (yes you read it right) sessions in one and 3 generations.  There was a lot of planning involved in this shoot, because it was new years eve day and we had a very small window of shooting time because daylight was so limited and family were together only that day and then travelling back to their various homes on 2 different continents the next day, so absolutely no pressure whatsoever!

And what a fantastic time we had.  These lovely people were outstanding, they laughed and joked all the way through and you would have no idea we were a little chilly at the time.  I shot separate families and larger groups, grand children and grand parents, grown ups and couples and enjoyed every single second.  Not only that, but as you can see from the images below, despite the distances that they had travelled to be at the shoot, Claire and Venita managed to subtly coordinate their families' clothing in neutrals and blues with a pop of pink, which really make the colour images harmonise.

I particularly love the images with the grandparents and children together- grandparents should definitely be at more family photography sessions!

This was truly a photography session to remember, and the results speak for themselves. These photographs are now hanging in rooms in 3 different countries, reminding them of their wonderful families spread throughout the world.

No matter what time of year you plan to have your shoot, you can still have a beautiful session.

If you have a special family event or gathering or a very large family that you would like to capture together then I would love to hear from you.

In the meantime enjoy part 1 of the beautiful portraits from that day, today we are featuring the children....

Even in winter you can have beautiful portraits
Even in winter you can have beautiful portraits

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Relaxed baby photography in Ewell, Surrey

When Marcus was born, his parents, Lola and Michael were kind enough to ask me to capture his fast changing babyhood with a photography session.  At 6 weeks, Marcus was super smiley, super curious and super relaxed and seemed to love every minute of our session- as we all did.  It's often easier to shoot these sessions at the baby's home, because some mums feel more comfortable with everything to hand, so I hopped over to Ewell and we shot these in their front room. We took it slowly and worked around his nap and feeding times, and Marcus was a star throughout.  I loved capturing his expressions: this is such an expressive age where everything is so interesting and new.  As well as all the beautiful moments with Lola and Michael, we made sure to get images of Marcus with some of the special toys. I love thinking that one day,  Marcus can look back at these, maybe with his children and grandchildren and share with them these treasured moments with his parents.

Thank you, Lola and Michael, for inviting me to meet Marcus and capture such precious memories for you.  I wish you all much joy and happiness.

If you want some relaxed and natural photography of your baby, children and family, please call me for a no obligation chat.

Enjoy some images from Marcus's session.

Marcus is so interesting in what's going on around him
Marcus is so interested in what's going on around him
Super-cute yawn
Super-cute yawn
Looking into his mother's eyes and smiling
Smiling at Lola
Precious
Precious
A lovely moment with dad to cherish
A lovely moment with dad
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Already, Marcus has become very attached to his animals and it makes me smile to think of Marcus looking back over these- perhaps in time with his own children- and see such a pristine 'sheep' when they will know it as a well loved and well worn 'sheep' that has seen its share of cuddles, love, smiles and comfort over many years. That will be such a precious link back to childhood.
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Beautiful moments

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