Category Archives: My life

My Delight Retreat for professional family photographers

I hope you had a lovely weekend. A few weeks ago I held my first Delight retreat which is a 3 day workshop retreat for professional family & child photographers. I have been planning this retreat for ages (actually years!) so I was so delighted that it went fantastically and I got rave reviews from the 10 photographers that attended. …

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How to create a gallery wall of your photos

If you’ve read my blog before, I’m sure you already know how passionate I am about getting your photos off your computer and out in your home so you can enjoy them every day. (See this blog post I wrote about creating digital family albums.) I love looking at interior and photo presentation ideas on Pinterest (here I am on …

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Cheering up a gloomy Monday!

It’s a gloomy Monday morning here in Blighty so to cheer myself up I did a little mini shoot with our new puppy Betsy. I’ve realised photographing puppies is very similar to photographing babies….you can just sit them on a bed in front of a window and make lots of silly noises to get their attention! I love this little …

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Introducing Betsy, our new puppy

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a very happy new year to you! We have had the nicest start to 2015 as we brought our new puppy Betsy home on 2nd Jan! Karl and I have been talking about getting a dog for years. We thought about getting one before we had children but we couldn’t as …

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A few of my own Christmas photos

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and took lots of lovely photos! As I gave you some tips for taking photos of your Christmas, I thought I would share with you a few photos of our Christmas! And yes that is a drum set that my youngest is playing….ear-plugs at the ready! I buy amoxicillin 500mg uk hope …

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My own Halloween photo

This year the boys were desperate to dress up as a ghost and ghostbuster. But I think my big one was a big disappointed when the proton pack didn’t actually suck up his little brother dressed as a ghost! Here are a few photos of them I just took out in the garden. Oh and please excuse the questionable buy …

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My trip to the Clickaway photography convention in Salt Lake City

Back in January I got an email telling me all about a brand new photography conference that was taking place in Utah called Clickaway. There is nothing like it in the UK as it’s specifically for female lifestyle photographers. I thought about how amazing it would be to go but just didn’t think it was possible. There are no direct …

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My guide to taking GREAT back to school photos

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Yes it’s that time of year again, when kids across the country are excitedly choosing their new stationery for the new school year and parents are patiently queuing in Clarks for new school shoes. One of the must-have photos of your child is them in their uniform on the first day of the new school year. But with everything else …

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My youngest is 4!

Four years ago today I was waiting eagerly at hospital to meet this gorgeous boy. I took the photo on the left just before leaving hospital to take him home. And the photo on the right is a couple of months ago on holiday. I always love looking at photos like this next to each other so I can see …

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My 5 tips for taking photos of your children in spring flowers

I love this time of the year…when the trees are turning green and there is so much beautiful colour around. I absolutely love using the changing seasons as beautiful backdrops in photos of my boys, and children that I photograph in my professional work. Lots of parents have been in contact with me saying they have tried to photograph their …

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