Yearly Archives: 2011

Looking back at 2011

I wrote a blog post at the same time last year, looking back at 2010 and wondered how 2011 was ever going to match up. But you know what? I think it has!   Those of you who work for yourself will know that it’s sometimes it’s tricky to push yourself forwards without a manager breathing down your neck. Although …

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Update on workshop availability

There has been a flurry of workshop bookings over the past week, so I thought I would quickly update you on my availability for next year. I think a lot of the new interest has come from the recent review in Essential Esher which is great; the power of a good testimonial eh! My first 4 Photography for Parents workshops are …

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More than just words

I thought I would share with you the present I got for Karl for our 5th wedding anniversary. We always try and buy each other presents that are the traditional year gifts and 5 years is wood. Karl was very thoughtful as always and got me a pear tree, a lovely necklace with all of our names on and wrote …

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The importance of family photos

I read something some time ago that had a big impact on me. It was written by a fantastic US photographer about whether there is a perfect time to have family photos done. I hear so many people say ‘we really want to book a shoot with you once I lose the baby weight/Molly’s tooth grows through etc. I’m guilty …

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Review of my photography workshop in Essential Esher magazine

Following on from this blog post where I posted the Sunday Express column that I featured in, here is the review in Essential Esher that Camilla Tominey was talking about in her article! Alice Aird, who is the editor of Essential Esher, came to my ‘Photography for Parents’ workshop in October and then wrote this lovely review about it which is …

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5 years ago today….

Although it feels like only yesterday, it was 5 years ago today that Karl and I got married. I couldn’t let this occasion go past without taking the opportunity to embarrass Karl (and myself!) by posting photos of ourselves of kids. This photo of Karl below makes me laugh so much; the chapped lips and the ‘I-really-don’t-want-to-be-here’ expression on his face. …

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My beautiful goddaughter

It’s all very hectic at the moment with shooting, editing, admin, orders and of course looking after my 2 little boys, so blogging all of the shoots I’ve had recently will have to wait until next week. But I couldn’t resist sharing these photos I took today of my gorgeous goddaughter who came to visit. She was wearing the outfit …

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Saturday’s ‘photography for parents’ workshop in Cobham

On Saturday morning we had a great time at my last workshop of the year. Karl and the boys dropped me off so we were able to get a few shots of me (with the goody bags!) in the entrance to the Medicine Garden. You’ll spot Harrison in one too; he’s never one to miss a photo opportunity! We always …

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Photos from today’s photography workshop for creative business owners

We had a great morning at my 2nd photography workshop for creative business owners at The Medicine Garden in Cobham. (you can see how the first workshop went here)We had a lovely group of creative people attending, ranging from events organisers to gardeners! And what beautiful weather as well so it was perfect for everyone to practice their new backlighting …

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My parents Ruby wedding anniversary

Wow, my Mum & Dad have been married 40 years today! You may remember from our family holiday in Whitstable in August that I did a shoot with all of our family as a gift to them. They haven’t seen any of the photos until today as I’ve been very patiently waiting until today to show them! I’m so excited …

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