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.
If you are interested in booking your own family photography session near Farnham in Surrey, please feel free to drop me a message here. Photo sessions start from £80, and also can make a brilliant gift for family or friends. I can provide vouchers for Christmas of birthday gifts if that’s what you would prefer/
I also invite you to follow me on my family photography instagram for the latest news, and also my facebook page which is usually the first place I go to post new content and photos.
Thanks for all your love and continued support, it really means a lot to me.
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.
I hope you are all well, and thank you so much for reading this blog and visiting my website. Feel free to have a look around. If you’d like to follow along, I invite you to follow me on my Instagram too!
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.
Chester and Archer love blueberries, so they are a staple to bring on a photo session. This month with The Oulton’s we decided to explore the Devil’s Punch Bowl in Hindhead for their family photos. It gave the boys a chance to get out in nature and made a beautiful backdrop to remember the gorgeous changing of the seasons. The trees where just turning a golden orange, and the place was buzzing with the beginning of half term. This time we where joined by a few other family members who came along for the ride too.
Sweet families having fun in little bobble hats surrounded by autumn trees is definitely near the top of my favourite location list for photographing families. Autumn light is just so pretty.
There is still so much of the Devil’s Punch Bowl that I haven’t seen, this was just a really tiny area of what is a beautiful location. Sometime soon I’ll try and persuade my other half to join me for a long walk there to explore a little bit more. If you’ve got any recommendations for where to walk, then please do let me know and then we can get the wheels in motion.
If you’re interested in a family photo session for yourself, please definitely get in touch.
Ahhhh autumn is definitely here and that makes for such wonderful photos. Just walking home from work the light feels like autumn, the trees are red, pumpkins are starting to pop up all over the place and there’s a certain chill in the air that says Halloween is on it’s way.
Last weekend I met up with young Taylor and her parents at Farnham Park in Surrey to try and create some images that could turn into good juicy book covers. There was no brief, just ‘make sure Taylor has a good time too and get some gooduns’.
During our shoot, me and Taylor went off and did our own thing. We talked about how to eat Oreos, spiders, and played a game of hide and seek that ultimately resulted in the photo of Taylor in the tunnel.
When photographing children it is SO important that they are happy and having fun if you want them to be co-operative in any way – this is one of the main things I have learned doing family photography. It’s a balance between letting them be in control and having a play and getting the shots you want and need.
I’m thinking about writing an e-book about everything I have learned from photographing families and children. If anyone is interested, please do leave a comment and let me know and I’ll get on it.