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!

Best of 2019

Lifestyle Photography Round up!

2019, oh you were a lovely one! I only decided to post my ‘favourites’ from the year last year, and I must say I have LOVED doing it again this year. I had twenty wonderful family shoots in 2019 and fitting eight in August alone was probably the daftest thing I did, but babies will arrive on their own terms! 😉 I have decided to open up 2020 with a different style of booking process. I know not everyone can plan for their year the way I have to with my weddings as well, but I really wanted to gauge when people may be keen for shoots! With that in mind, I have included a subscribe button below, if you would like to book in a shoot but can’t commit quite yet, please let me know your preferences and I will release dates based on the feedback I get! Thank you! Alternatively if you know you’re good to go, just pop over to my contact form and I will send you my new brochure.

Such a joyous year of meeting adorable newborns and seeing so many familiar faces on their second, third or even fourth shoot with me! I am so, so lucky to have clients book me year after year to capture their growing families. Thank you so much for your support, I absolutely love this side of my business, and I can’t wait to meet the newborns I already have booked in this Spring! Here is a small selection of some of my favourite moments from 2019, there are a few families who preferred to keep their photos private so you may not see everyone on here, but it was my pleasure to photograph you guys, thank you again and enjoy! xxx

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