Yearly Archives: 2013

My family shoots from 2013

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. We had a lovely time and it was so nice to have both sets of our parents here on Christmas day. This has been the season of entertaining for us and tonight is the last of a run of entertaining for friends every night for 4 nights! It’s been lovely to spend so …

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My top 5 tips for taking more than just snaps this Christmas

With everything else that’s going on during the Christmas holidays, it’s easy to not give much thought to taking photos, to grab your camera at the last minute and start snapping away. Then you look back at your photos afterwards and realise that they didn’t really capture the moment at all and you’ve ended up with just boring snapshots of …

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My 5 favourite camera bags for women

What is your camera bag like? Does it look a little bit like this? I remember when I got my first ‘proper’ camera feeling quite excited about buying a camera bag to put it in. Then when I looked online for one, they all looked like the ones above. My excitement soon disappeared! The bag on the right above was the …

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Interview in Digital Photographer magazine

A few months ago, Digital Photographer magazine got in touch with me to say that they were running a feature about becoming a professional freelance photographer, and would I like to be interviewed for it….I jumped at the chance as I love helping people who are just starting up their business (and of course like all photographers I do love …

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Photography workshops for beginners – gift vouchers

I don’t normally start thinking about Christmas shopping until December but judging from some comments I’ve seen on Facebook, some of you are a lot more organised than I am! I have just announced my workshop dates for the beginning of 2014. I have lovely gift vouchers available which would make the perfect present for someone special. What better gift …

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My quick and easy tip for getting great Halloween photos

I don’t know about you but I love Halloween. I’m sad it wasn’t such a big thing when I was growing up, I would have found trick or treating the most exciting thing ever! I’m pleased this celebration seems to be growing in popularity over here in the UK and now on 31st October families around the country are carving …

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My new FREE photography video training for parents is live!

I’m delighted to say that my new video training is ready for you to see. A number of months ago I asked on my Facebook page what parents were struggling with the most when it came to photographing their children. I must admit, I expected the answers to be ‘getting blurred photos’ or something similar. But the vast majority of …

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Photos from our family holiday to Featherdown Farm in Devon

After my last post where I gave 6 tips for taking great photos of your summer family holiday, I thought it was only fair that I shared some of my own holiday photos with you! We recently returned from a fantastic couple of weeks away. First we spent 4 nights at one of the Featherdown Farms, Aller Farms in Devon. …

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6 tips for taking great photos of your summer family holiday

Lots of you have been asking me for tips for taking great family photos this summer, so I have put together a few quick tips to help you out. So here goes with my 6 tips for taking great photos of your family holiday…   1. Stay out of the midday sun You’ve probably heard this many times before when it …

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Happy Father’s Day

….to all of you Dad’s out there. I hope you get spoilt by your little ones today (rather than just wrestled, or is that just in our house?!) I was looking through Dad quotes to use in this post, but then realised I’ve used all my favourites in my father’s day posts over the last few years. I used this …

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