Where to take the children for a day out: Standen House Sussex

One of the best investments I made for our family was a National Trust annual membership.  Whenever the dreaded words "I'm bored, what can I do" are spoken in our house, we bundle into the car and off we go.  Within half an hour's drive from us here in the Surrey Hills we have at least 6 major…

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Why it’s important to get mum in the photo – Surrey Family Photoshoot

  So often mum is behind the camera or the iPhone.  She's the recorder of family events and moments.  But as a mum, how often are you in front of the camera?  I'm hardly in any photos with my children- at the time I didn't notice as I was too busy taking the photo.  But now eldest is nearly…

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Family photography Reigate, Surrey- relaxed and sunny

As a family photographer photographing all across Surrey, I know how beautiful this county is- did you know it has the greatest density of trees in the UK?  Here at the farm in Chipstead, summer means green fields, lush leaves and woodland, and pathways through the trees.  So I was really happy…

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Top 5 tips on what to wear for your Family Photography Session

One of the most asked questions about a family photography session is "what should we wear?"  There's a lot of advice out there, some of which is totally conflicting, so I've pulled together 7 years of experience to give you my top 5 tips for choosing what your family could wear for your…

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Thursday Thoughts from a Surrey Family Photographer

Hi friends, So it's 2018, the children went back to school on Tuesday and I ventured into the office for the first time this year. It took a while to reach the desk as I had to do a major tidy up- it was the place where we put everything we didn't want to see over the holidays!  Now at least I can…

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A relaxed and natural mother and baby photography session Epsom Surrey

Babies are only babies for a fleeting moment.  I know because my elder daughter will be 16 this year and it seems like only yesterday that I could hold her in my arms, blow raspberries on her tummy and not be embarrassing (although she hides it so well- I am so lucky).  I wish I could have each of…

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A day in the life- family photography in Walton on the Hill

  This family photography session really brings the sunshine into the middle of winter.  It was a very grey and rainy day, but you would never know that from the relaxed warm images.  This is a really special shoot because we decided to go more editorial and capture Sally, George and their…

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Monday Musings from a Surrey family Photographer

Happy Monday Friends, Don't some days just flow pefectly? I leapt out of bed this morning, the girls made it easy by being ready for school EARLY, the sunrise was spectacular and I even remembered to take my vitamins!  The school bus was on time, I was in and out of the supermarket with no queues…

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Meet Stitch- Photographs of a gorgeous Frenchie

Sometimes when you're working really hard, you just need to step away and focus on something really gorgeous to reinvigorate yourself before plunging back into the task at hand.  That's why videos of cats and dogs are so popular on YouTube.    Today we don't need to go anywhere else for our dose of…

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Early autumn family photography session in Kingswood Surrey

Last month this lovely family came to the farm for a very relaxed photography shoot.  It was perfect to do it here as they are incredibly outdoorsy and love walks and runs in  the country.  In fact they told me that they sometimes go running along the footpaths that follow the edges of our fields!…

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Monday Musings

The tree is laden with crab apples- gorgeous autumn colour Happy Monday everyone! It's now well and truly autumn here on the farm- the leaves are falling, and we've been tidying up for the winter.  Our sheep are in wonderful condition with all the lush grass and sunshine , and our rams are being…

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Quent 10- Celebrating Quentin with his lovely family and friends in Chorleywood

I can't wait to share this post with you, not only because I love the photos but because it's about a very special event- and we all like something extra special, don't we? A couple of months ago we received an invitation to a party to celebrate our friend Quent's 10 year anniversary for living…

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