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Introducing Baby Charlotte

(My favourite image from the session - I love it when clients bring along props. This cuddly toy just might become a very significant keepsake in this little girl's life)
It is great when I get a second opportunity to work with clients because the relationship we build just gets easier and better with time. Julia had come in for maternity portraits as part of a training session for one of my students. Her and her son worked incredibly well during this exercise which, unlike private client sessions, tend to take longer and with less attention to themselves. Her little boy could not have been any better. His patience still astounds me. He did exactly what I wanted enabling me to produce this great portrait.  I love the connection between these two and know that this will be a fantastic image to look back on in years to come. I mean, can you imagine what they will both think of this in 20 years time when they both look so different and Mum can no longer look down at her son.
When Jul…

Pet Portrait Promotion Until September 30th - Don't Miss Out!

From today until September 30th we are running a promotion for pet photography. Book with us before then and receive a complimentary portrait session for your pet (whatever variety that may be - although if you bring me something crazy please manage your expectations of what I might produce. But I am willing to try just about anything). We'll also give you a £100 voucher to put towards your order(not redeemable for cash).
As I discovered very recently, pets are valuable members of the family who end up sorely missed before we know it. We lost our cat Mittens who was hit by a car a couple of weeks ago. I'm quite glad I have lots of photos of her, but amazingly the last proper portrait I have of her was when she was just a kitten. I think its time I attempted portraits of our remaining two cats before its too late for them too.
(This is just a quick one of Luigi, one of our remaining cats. Its just as hard to photograph cats as you'd imagine. There is no following instruction…

Portraits of a Beautiful Great Dane

Its been a while since I photograhed any pets and when I had the opportunity the other week I was reminded of how much I enjoyed it. Pets can have so much personality, and as always, I love a change.
(How I envision a collection from this session being framed)


This is Phoebe, a wonderful rescue dog. I was amazed to hear that Phoebe was actually small for her breed. I had been warned this before she had arrived. And while I agree that she isn't as large as she could be she was still larger than I expected. But what probably surprised me the most was how incredibly gentle and docile she is. I hear she has a bark that's quite threatening, though I never heard it. She just doesn't have the demeanor to go with it. I can certainly see why she is loved so much.  For the photographers reading this I thought I'd provide some techie details. As I hadn't done pets in a while and I have just acquired some new kit (the beautiful new Fuji X-T2) I thought I'd play with differ…