Sweet Little William – Sheapleas

Sheepleas Family shoot

I finally got to meet gorgeous little William after photographing his parents’ wedding back in 2018 and we went to one of my favourite spots for family photography in Surrey. I used to live locally to the beautiful Sheapleas in Horsley and it’s such an ideal spot for adventurous little ones, with plenty of trees to hide in, and some fabulous hills to run up and down! Harriet & Dan brought along Dan’s parents whom William adores and we had a truly wonderful morning with this little cheeky chappy! Such an infectious smile and a brilliant way to kick off my outdoor Spring shoots for 2021 🙂

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If you’re after an outdoor session this year, please get in touch and let’s chat!

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!


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