So now….this little cheeky chap…..he TOTALLY rocked our session and TOTALLY knew how to work the camera lol Blowing kisses, flashing a cheeky grin as he dashed across the grass to a snack, making mummy laugh + effortlessly bringing his ‘A’ game :-) So much fun in Crystal Palace Park last week, his mummy + I needed a tea to soothe our aches ribs from laughing so much!!
It’s been a week of adventure, of love, fun, laughter, new places, beautiful golden hours, little people sass + checking out angles on a site visit ahead of next weeks commercial photo shoot for an amazing lovely client!!!
So!! This week!! last Saturday I met Amy & John at Kensington Gardens Cafe to explore the Italian Gardens and create pre wedding, engagement pictures for them - they marry in September + I can’t wait!! Our ‘pre-wedding’ sessions give us the opportunity to become a little more familiar with each other, with me directing you + also standing back letting you both be cheeky to each other and chat away as if I wasn’t there + it’s also great for you guys to be together in front of the camera. .
It’s TOTALLY NORMAL to feel hesitant, to even hate having your photo taken, although please don’t say that too loudly or I’ll ask for a pound (£1 - if I had a pound every time someone said that…I should have started collecting them when I first started taking pictures…I’d be sipping cocktails, retired in Aruba by now lol) so it’s my job to help ease away those suspicions and feelings and help you enjoy the whole process so that when it comes to your wedding day you know what to expect and you feel more relaxed….I’ll be posting a separate blog post on Amy & John’s whole engagement + all the sessions mentioned here in the coming weeks :-)
On Sunday I met Bindi & Maarten (who marry in June!!!! + This is going to such a super special wedding!!!) at The Pergola at Hampstead Heath, it was an overcast afternoon and so luscious light and I just had to share this wide angle dramatic shot because I just love how you can see the structure yet to much of the greenery surrounding it feels as if it’s cushioning + hugging the building…..
Monday evening in Greenwich with Joanna & Joe….these guys!!! So late December I photographed Joanna on her new adventure + chapter arriving in London to pursue her acting career + telling me about this guy she’d met - well, hey presto!! They got engaged and Monday we captured their engagement pictures!!!! We also had a celebratory vino afterwards too!! :-)
Tuesday it was time to catch up with Flynn Austen, 15months young for his one year plus pictures. Crystal Palace Park was our destination + again the light was just gorgeous!! There was A LOT of laughter + A LOT of cheekiness from this gorgeous prince. He’s gotten so tall and just started walking so I’m sure by the next time I see him he’ll be running around all over the place!! :-)
and…so Thursday was a prep day, well it was an editing and prep day for this gorgeous shoot next week….I get to spend the afternoon picture taking in this very special and spectacular venue…..+ I’m super excited!!
I do feel truly blessed as I start my journey with lovely Amy, John, Bindi & Maarten and continue it with Joanna + Joe, Amy + Flynn, it really is magical and looking back on this it’s been pretty busy but it’s been epically amazing to connect with all this awesome souls and visit all the different venues - Heres’s to an awesome long weekend!!! Happy FRIYAY * SATURYAY & SUNDAY oh hold MONYAY too lol that doesn’t quite work lol Have a fab weekend + Thank you for allowing me to share and capture your journey and new chapters xx
Well now…who hasn’t heard that age old saying about never working with animals AND children, I have busted that line out and laughed about it a few times myself in the middle of photo sessions with clients BUT the truth is I love it! What is not to love?
Unpredictability, chuckles, laughter, inquisitiveness….the list actually goes on and..ummm.. it’s fun. In what other realm is it possible to revert back to being a child yourself or act like a looney in order to get a great shot or just do your job….I’m sure in any other environment I’d get fired for blowing raspberries at my clients lol BUT this last week I worked with both and I just had to share these out takes !!
If I didn’t know I was playing ‘Peek - A - Boo’ with Henry I could totally read that as him being exasperated by me lol + ‘Whiskey’ here totally laughing at my jokes….I am very funny lol :-) Have a super Afternoon everyone!!
This wk has been chock full of gorgeous little people!
Phew! All week I have been dodging rain drops and chuckling with a variety of little people at a variety of locations around London and it’s been SO MUCH FUN!!! My youngest model or fabulous family member has been 15 months and the oldest 11 years and we have told silly jokes, jumped up and down and literally rolled around laughing :-)
The snap right, was caught by the amazing Molly for her travel blog (#explorethroughlife) I’m capturing her eldest son.
When Monday feels all snuggles and snoozes
Remember Naomi’s baby bump cuteness???
Wellllll……….Clementine has arrived and is a super gorgeous bebe with full dark hair and ooodles of cuteness!!
Clementine is two weeks young!!!
It was SUCH a pleasure to spend a few hours with Naomi, Luke + Clementine on Sunday - she is just the cutest!
I am beyond delighted to share a snippet from last weeks maternity session in the gorgeous Hampshire countryside with Naomi.
Naomi is due this week and we had so much fun prepping our session and including a TUTU!! I know right!! OMG As a Ballerina and dancer, Naomi is so elegant and poised and we had a gorgeous white washed wall as a backdrop to create our magic :-) more to follow soon xx
Sophie & James are one of my most adorable couples from 2015 so it was super exciting to find out they were expecting and to get to hang out with them and photograph their little bundle of cuteness at 3 weeks young this past weekend!! Raff is such a fun character and soo calm too, he was more than happy to get comfy in my array of baskets + blankets!!
I've driven to London and back, had a beautiful photo session + am now chowing down on brunch...Happy Sunday everyone + whilst I can't share the family session right now, I can share some the gorgeous houses we used as our backdrop + the amazing light that was kissing West London at 8am this morning :-)
It's not every day I get to don neon and roll around amongst flowers and plants photographing on a glorious Saturday afternoon waiting for 'golden hour' to appear! Yet Saturday April 19th a few days before Chelsea officially opened I was lucky enough to do just that in order to capture images for Alitex of their display!!
Garden Designer, Jake
It was AMAZING to get access to the show and see the final designs on Main Avenue and all the hard work going on in the pavilion to build and finish the displays ready for judging!! LOVED IT!!
Super fun Sunday, this past weekend in Crystal Palace!!
Amy & Lewis are expecting their first baby in a few weeks + we (as you can see) had so much fun capturing pictures on their maternity session. A lovely walk around Crystal Palace park and stopping in their favourite spots, we were lucky with the weather, a slight chill but light cloud and a sprinkling of sunshine!! Amazing xx
Merry Christmas everyone!!!
Thank you all so much for being part of a magical 2017, I'm super grateful and delighted to have worked with you all over the last 12 months + as we approach a little break I'd like to wish everyone a joyous holiday season <3
We are now closed for Christmas + will be back January 3rd * Have a great time unwinding, relaxing + hanging out with those you love,
See you all in 2018! JK xx
Excited to be a small business, making connections with my clients who become friends, watching families grow, businesses expand and new ventures develop. Here's to a super weekend and THANK YOU for choosing me xx
Autumn light, the great outdoors.....
This time of year is one of my favourites for stunning light and photographing Beth's gorgeous family on Clapham Common was so much fun!!
This handsome prince with the big eyes and most curvaceous eyelashes.......
Friday morning's session was a dream, such a delight to photograph this little chap who at just over 4 months was super perky and we had so much fun!!
So thrilled to have been nominated for a 'Muddy Stiletto' Award!!!
TODAY, Wednesday May 24th is the LAST day to vote!!! If you love what we do, please hit the link below and vote for us:-) Thank You! x Thank You! xx
Total thumbs up from this little cutie, have a fabulous day x
(a little sunshine inspiration picture from our session on Sunday morning - utterly adorable and so cheeky!!)