Welcome Back Spring shoots!

Family Photography in Spring

Oh doesn’t it feel good to be seeing Spring arrive again? I know it’s been a right old year hasn’t it, being a wedding photographer also, it has certainly felt very tough at times. I am so happy I managed to capture some families in 2020 but 2021 is already set to be a super busy year for Spring family photography shoots and I for one cannot wait!

So I thought I would post a little update to those of you who might be new here, I am Sophie and I capture families and newborns in the most relaxed way that I can! I will always aim to get the ‘mantlepiece’ shot but my true focus lies on making sure I get those special moments that are often fleeting. The ones where you try and grab your phone quickly whilst your little one pulls that face, or takes those first few steps. Just call me a photography ninja, I specialise in making sure the beautiful moments that make up our children’s personalities are captured forever.

I’m incredibly lucky to have a wonderful supporting cast of repeat families who book me year on year, and I am super excited to meet some new members in the coming months! If you have suddenly witnessed your little ones growing faster during lockdown than you ever imagined, then now is the time to make some memories! Family shoots will be permitted outdoors from 29th March, and I have plenty of availability in April and May currently before it gets busier in Summer. We have blossom and bluebells to look forward to in the coming weeks, so what are you waiting for? Please get in touch and let’s chat! I have packages to suit all families and offer discounts to those who’ve previously worked with me, as well as those who’ve undergone fertility treatment, please just ask when enquiring!

Here is a look back to some favourites from sunnier days in the past…bring on 2021! xxx

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Heidi & Jesse – Family shoot, Surrey

Newborn & family shoot at home

Oh this family! I don’t really have favourites because in all my 250+ weddings and near 200+ family shoots I haven’t really worked with anyone I haven’t adored. But these guys are a bit special. I met them back in 2014 and have been fortunate enough to photograph them on five very wonderful occasions!

Meeting little brother Jesse yesterday was just so lovely. It was touch and go due to the pandemic whether this shoot could go ahead, but luckily he made his appearance right in time as lockdown ended and I was there with bells on! I hadn’t seen Heidi since last Summer, and my what an absolute cracker she is! I could honestly have stayed all day just chatting away to her, such a bright little button and a ray of sunshine. Jesse was adorable throughout and so laid back! I don’t think I heard a peep out of him all session!

It was an equally special shoot because it came not long after my session with gorgeous little Barney, who is Jesse & Heidi’s cousin! What a lovely thing knowing they will grow up together, no doubt surrounded by so much love. I just adore my time spent with all of Lottie’s family, they are truly a special bunch! Here are a few previews from the loveliest Christmassy session. If you are keen for photos of your loved ones that are relaxed and full of real moments, please do get in touch! My 2021 brochure is now ready!

Covid-19 Lifestyle Photography

With the rules ever changing, I thought it was best to make it clear how I intend to continue photographing families safely…

Newborn sessions

(To be determined on a case-by-case basis due to the specific rules on indoor mixing)

I will wear a mask for the duration of the session, and when discussing things will keep a safe distance away. I will ask that you as parents place the baby in certain places/positions to avoid me touching him or her at all! Hand sanitiser will be used throughout the session after washing hands on arriving and before leaving. No need to provide hot or cold drinks, I will have these with me instead 🙂

Family sessions

In line with the latest government guidelines all family sessions must take place outdoors, this isn’t a problem at all as long as we aim for the right time of day! Sessions can be done across all seasons, Autumn is just ending but Wintery sessions are always so gorgeous, fresh crisp winter sun has some of the prettiest light! Family sessions also make perfect Christmas gifts so December shoots are available! Please get in touch for more information.

Usually, I limit my sessions to Surrey and Hampshire, but I am restricting my sessions currently to Surrey only, to prevent spreading myself too far. There are lots of fantastic areas in Surrey to utilise for a shoot, so as ever, please just ask when enquiring if you need ideas!

Thank you! Please also note I am continuing to take bookings for newborns due in 2021, and any family sessions looking to book for and up to Spring 2021. Please get in touch for more information and for my brochure!


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