Hello you! It’s been a while since I last posted, but here is a small photo session I did recently in the centre of the wonderful town of Farnham in Surrey. There are so many beautiful and historic places in Farnham town centre – as well as of course the parks and the gardens – that this gave us the perfect beautiful and backdrop for a lovely little family photo session with Livvy and Ava.
I met Livvy and Ava through their lovely grandmother who wanted to use the images as a surprise present for their mother’s birthday. It was all a bit of a secret (dad was in on it too) and the girls where able to choose their own outfits and plan for the photos ahead. The photo session was in early autumn and just as the sun was setting over Farnham. We had some beautiful golden hour and light, and where lucky enough to have perfect weather to suit.
Eventually we printed the photo pretty large and had it framed as the perfect special birthday gift got their mum. A huge thank you to Livvy and Ava for being so lovely and brilliant throughout the whole photo session.
Here are just a small selection of the images delivered from the shoot, I love how Farnham looks in the autumn sunshine and how good are the girl’s fashion choices?! I hope you enjoy the images.
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Hi everyone! I’m here today with a brand new gallery of family photos to share with you – this time celebrating a birthday with two lovely little brothers (Chester 4 and Archer 2) and their parents.
If you have been following me for a while, you may know that for the last four years or so I have providing the family photography for the wonderful Oulton’s near Hindhead in Surrey. Although we often venture into Farnham and surrounding areas for our family photos, this month the photos were taken at home to celebrate the second birthday of Archer.
Archer is such a lovely little soul, and I can’t believe we are already at his second birthday. Complete with miniature sized toilet, a remote control car, a water table and the Peppa Pig cake of dreams, below are just some of the photos of the gallery delivered.
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A few weeks ago I had the absolute pleasure of being invited to photograph the beautiful 10 day old Georgia with her parents and older brother at home in Farnham.
10 days old is probably the perfect time to photograph a newborn photo session – the newborn is still pretty teeny tiny but at the same time they are now a little bit more aware of the world and able to connect more with parents and family and sometimes look towards the camera too.
The love and connection between these guys is so abundant in all the photographs and I can’t wait to show you an excerpt of my favourites from the gallery I sent over to them. For me the magic of newborn photography comes in the raw realness of the newborn at home and the connections between the whole family. If it were me, these are the kind of things that I would want to remember.
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For now I will leave you with a wonderful gallery of lifestyle newborn photography of Georgia’s first few weeks at home.
Georgia’s Newborn Photos at Home in Farnham
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I often get asked whether or not I think photo sessions are ‘better’ at home or outside somewhere pretty. Ultimately, it comes down to what you want to get out of your photos. Another blog post will be up soon around photos taken on location, but for now…
Here are some of the benefits of having photos taken in your own home:
1 Calmer Environment
I have found that sometimes if you get kids dressed up and taken them out they can get really excited and hyped up. While this may not be a bad thing, if you’re after more natural and cosy photos, being at home can often help make things more calm and relaxed.
2 More Memories of Home
When you look back at photos from the past taken in your own home, you can also remember where you were in your life at that point as well as your family. The decor in your home, little nicknacks, how the nursery looked, what you were enjoying at that time – it all becomes part of the memories captured in the photos. It also makes it easier to use various props like a favourite toy, dressing up outfit or piece of artwork.
3 No Outsiders
Sometimes it can all get a little bit self conscious when you’re out in a local park and people are walking by and having a bit of a look at what you’re up to. While this doesn’t need to make a difference, at home you get to control who is around to see what’s going on. You can be as silly and goofy as you like and not have to worry in the slightest.
4 Authentic Family Life
I love photographing in a documentary style, and being at home let’s everything unfold naturally. Going down for a nap, painting, lunchtime, playing in the garden are all parts of your life that you can have photographed that wouldn’t be possible on location.
5 It (Can Be) Less Stressful
Having a photographer come to your home can be a lot less stressful than getting everyone ready, packing a bag, herded into the car and then at a certain location on time.
So there we have it. What do you think? Have you ever had a photo session at home and how did it make you feel? The ‘5 Benefits of Photos on Location’ will be out soon.
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Hey guys! How are you? If you’ve been following my work for a little while, you may well recognise the lovely people in this family. To anyone new here – welcome to The Oulton Family from Hindhead! I have been photographing this family around once a month since the birth of their first son Chester, and in June 2018 Chester turned four years old. Wow! Four years, I’ve only just realised that. Chester and I also share the same birthday, so we have a little connection there too. I have been lucky enough to watch them grow month by month and photograph their journey and life.
The Oulton’s have a beautiful home near Hindhead in Surrey, and on this day the whole family was around to celebrate Chester’s 4th birthday. We mostly photographed in their lovely back garden in some gorgeous (but HOT!) summer sunshine.
Below are just a selection from that photo session, and I love how much they have all changed from this time four years ago. The boys are so grown up now! Just look at them.
CHECK OUT that amazing Thunderbirds cake Chester has right there – yes please. Click here to see an older photo session of these guys back in the winter.
I’m a family photographer based in Farnham, but also cover lots of surrounding areas such as Guildford, Haslemere, Aldershot, Alton, Godalming and many more. If you are interested in booking a family photo session for yourself please feel free to drop me a message and we can get you booked in for your own beautiful photos.
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It’s so super hot at the moment, keep cool and stay hydrated.
This month I was lucky enough to be asked to photograph little Oscar to celebrate his 3rd birthday. It also introduced me to the place of Ash Vale photography, which was somewhere so close to me that I had just never explored before. So – yes to exploring new places!
During a full photo session, the time allocated is two hours. During these two hours you can (within reason) do anything that you would like – stay at home, visit the grandparents, go for a walk etc.etc. It’s completely up to you and what you want to get out of a photo session with me.
We started the photo session by spending the first hour having a family adventure through the woods, finding dandelions and beetles, and trying to stay away from those pesky stinging nettles. The walk was such a lovely way to get to know the lovely family I was photographing and also to explore some great woods that I’d never been to before. The weather was absolutely gloriously sunny so it was wonderful and refreshing.
After the walk, we went back to Oscar’s house where I spent the last hour or so documenting Oscar’s gorgeous little party with his friends and family. The cake, Peter Rabbit themed of course, was so stunning and the joy and happiness on everyone’s faces as they celebrated where full of love and pride.
Posted below are a small selection of the final images from the day – I’ve left out any images of the other children specifically just to respect their privacy. BUT here is a good old overview of our wonderful shoot in the sunshine in Ash Vale, with little Oscar and his family.
Well, it seems like spring and summer has well and truly hit us now with some glorious sunshine. Knowing England it will be raining and possibly snowing again pretty soon, but on one of these lovely patches of sunny weather I had my first bright family photo session of the year at Farnham Park.
Now, being in England, photographing in bright sunlight is something I don’t get to do too often so this was a literal breath of fresh air. The warm tones and contrast in the photos was a new challenge but I love the air of adventure and happiness the bright sunshine adds.
The Farrant family where absolutely wonderful – and Oscar was a complete superstar for the camera. Not forgetting at all little Tilly, who was her happy and very patient little self the whole way through. Oscar was a big fan of dinosaurs and was the perfect big brother collecting flowers to give as gifts to his parents and his baby sister, Tilly.
If you are interested in booking your own family photos please do check out some more info or drop me a message too. I still have some availability this summer to book in family sessions so if you have any questions either don’t hesitate to ask me.
I first met Dave at university – we where both studying a degree in photography. After we had graduated Dave contacted me and asked if I would photograph their wedding – I was already sold, but then he told me it would be Alice in Wonderland themed and I was more excited than ever.
The whole day was full of the cutest little details of Wonderland. As well as being a beautiful wedding with awesome guests, it was also really fun to spot all the Alice in Wonderland details as you went along. Their wedding was at Bickley Manor Hotel which suited the quirky but ornate theme of the wedding perfectly. The music in the evening was possibly, yes, the best I’ve EVER heard at a wedding.
Thank you to Dave and Steph for inviting me to your ‘wonderful’ wedding, I had so much fun.
When Rhiannon and Pete asked me to photograph their wedding it was a really easy ‘yes’. We have known each other since school, and Rhiannon is one of the kindest and smartest people that I grew up with.
Their wedding ceremony was at Singleton church in West Sussex which was the most gorgeous and idyllic little setting in the middle of the Sussex countryside. It also turned out that I knew the reverend – it’s a small world!
We then moved down to Boxgrove Priory for the couples photo session and the Boxgrove Village Hall for their absolutely beautiful and stunning reception. It was rustic, floral, hand made and I loves every single detail of it.
For their couple photos we made sure to include Pete’s pride and joy – his wonderful mini!