"...people will never forget how you made them feel".

I try the best I can to make my photography about relationships, friendships, the connections and the emotions that come with that. I love this series of images, and I think I really did capture the feelings and sheer happiness of those involved.

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou

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What's the time, Mr Wolf?

This image has to be one of my favourite photos that I've taken. The aim of the experience I provide is to create a memorable time and for all involved and for everyone to have fun. When working with children, I like to encourage their natural playfulness and wonder by using fun prompts and games. My approach with this image is so simple, nothing complicated, and the reward is an image that is full of joy. Using the playground game of "What's the time, Mr Wolf" proved a winner and the dad made a great Mr Wolf. So much fun. 

 The girls are full of joy and beaming with smiles as dad enthusiastically acts out a fabulous Mr Wolf.

The girls are full of joy and beaming with smiles as dad enthusiastically acts out a fabulous Mr Wolf.

Fun Family Photography in Billericay

Summer holidays are here!

My boys are now enjoying their last days at school before breaking up for the summer holidays. I cannot wait to enjoy the lazy days, busy days, park days, bike rides, endless football games, the zoo, the beach, visiting friends and family, the weddings, the portrait shoots, the ice cream, and even the tantrums, I welcome it all.

Here are a few images from a family portrait experience. We had a little walk around Lake Meadows, played some games to encourage beautiful natural moments, and had lots of fun along the way. Have a great summer holiday!

Family life is not perfect, and when kids are involved it can be chaotic, messy and downright raucous! The experience I create, and my documentary style is all about celebrating this, not disguising it. Creating family storyboards that capture the love felt, with unique personalities, family quirks and eye-rolling humour along the way. Each shoot is flexible and relaxed. We won’t rush things. Instead, we’ll follow the natural flow of your family. Artfully documenting memorable moments, and capturing you and your loved ones at their beautiful, unposed best.  You never have to worry about your children being well behaved, rigid and formal; I encourage the craziness! For more information and to arrange your family portrait experience this summer, please get in touch soon, I look forward to hearing from you.

Father + Son

I adore this image; the eyes the affection, just wonderful. Obviously, I want to please my couples and families, but I am shooting for me. Being genuine and creating images that make my heart skip is what makes me happy and is what will please those that trust me.

 
 

Fleur Mathew(with one t) and the gang

Portrait Photography Havering

Later this year I get to shoot Fleur & Mathew's wedding, and I'm looking forward to it, even if I do have the challenge of organising a large-ish group shot full of children ;). I'll be sure to pack the bribes, lots of Haribo! We decided to use their pre-wedding portrait shoot as a family session, this is an option I offer to all my couples with children. 

I've only spent a few hours with this family, and I feel as if I know them already. Fleur & Mathew are good parents, and their children are great fun. They have lots of time & love for each other, and they know how to have a great time. All the children have lovely personalities, having two boys are in the same age range means I'm well up with all the dinosaur/Minecraft chit chat.

My family portrait sessions are a blast. We play lots of games and have a good laugh along the way. That comes across in the final images as they are filled with smiles, cuddles, hugs and lots of lovely affection.