Baby Anna

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of photographing newborn Anna, something I hadn’t done before but really would like to add to my portfolio.

I photographed Anna at her new family home, which lends itself really well to my ‘photo journalistic’ style, and just documented her being a newborn and let her do her thing, if she cried I documented it if she slept or moved I documented it.

That to me is important as parents want memories of their newborn their every movement, cry, smile.

She was particularly hungry that day, so Mum and dad assisted with a few food stops along the way, but this is all part of her life and the life of a newborn photographer.

I really enjoyed doing a newborn Photoshoot and have since done another one which had an addition of a big brother too, so look out for sneak peeks and a blog coming soon.

Thankyou to Anna’s parents for letting me document such a beautiful and special time of their life.

Here’s some of my favourites.

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Bright lights

Last week I went to watch the fireworks at Great Yarmouth and spent some quality time with my family for the evening, and of course got hot doughnuts (a must have at the beach)

I took the opportunity to take some night time bright light shots, something that’s not always been my preferred shooting style as it’s not my natural style, but I took the opportunity to have a play around with the light.

Here’s some of my favourites.

It’s Prom Time

Back in June, my little sister went to her High school prom, she has now officially left school and is growing up *sobs*

She came to my prom nearly 10 years ago, albeit she was desperate to leave to go to her school fete, so I couldn’t miss this for the world despite having an invitation of summer evenings drinks (it was a tough decision) but family always comes first.

Luckily we have a very talented MUA & hairdresser in our family in the form of our stepmom who was on hand to beautify my sister.

We headed over to meet all her friends and off they went to the prom in the most awesome prom transport I have seen, a scooby doo van. As much as she didn’t want me to I followed the transport to the venue, as I really wanted to see all the other modes of transport, my favourite was a vintage fire truck.

Dress – Prom Nation

Venue – Park Farm Hotel, Hethersett

Bag & Shoes – New Look

Here’s some of my favourites.

Plantation Gardens

Back in June (sorry I’m a bit behind on my blogging) I got to photograph these two cheeky brothers again, I couldn’t believe how much they had grown up since last years shoot.

This time we spent the morning at The Plantation Gardens in Norwich, it’s so beautiful the flowers and architecture really make the a hidden gem in Norwich.

The littlest of the brothers particularly liked fountain and throwing stones in it, he managed to get very muddy doing this, he even managed to get mud in his hair.

We walked all around the gardens, my favourite was the bridge looking out on the Gardens. With all the tall palm style trees it felt very tropical and the shots I took here are some of my favourites, the boys just being boys being silly and having lots of fun.

My favourite moment was the boys little show they put on for me and their mummy singing songs from Moana and Frozen, as a massive Disney fan this was a big hit with me!

Also forgot to mention their awesome matching outfits and their mummas awesome ‘raising boys’ t-shirt, and the boys have matching light up trainers!

Here’s some of my favourites.

Bracken & Twine Flowers

A few months ago I saw an Instagram story from Bracken & Twine asking for help and advice on photographing her floristry.

I got in touch and asked if she would like to collaborate, the answer was a yes which I was super happy about.

Bracken & Twine Flowers is based at Katy (owner) home, her workshop just smelt gorgeous full to the brim of the most beautiful flowers so many different colours and types.

The workshop itself is a vintage dream, with dried flowers and flower prints on the walls, ribbons and the sweetest little trinkets and wooden boxes that were Katy’s Nannys.

Katy was preparing for a wedding and made the most beautiful artistic bouquets, buttonholes and table arrangements. The care and time put in to the preparation and the making of these really is amazing.

Here are some of my favourites (it was so difficult to choose)

Oxnead Hall

A couple of months ago I visited Oxnead Hall for the first time, but as a guest, I was asked by my friends if I could bring my camera along.

This was great, as I got shots from a on lookers perspective as I wasn’t the main photographer, this is totally my style as it really echoes my photo journalistic ethos and style.

The ceremony was held in the church that sits within the grounds of Oxnead hall followed by a drinks reception hosted by the wonderful staff from Unique Norfolk Venues and Reception was held within the barn at Oxnead Hall, part of Unique Norfolk Venues.

The church and reception was a floral dream with beautiful floristry from myrtle & Moss, which were also incorporated within the Centre pieces which were made by the groom.

Thankyou for letting me capture just a small part of your day, when I am asked to capture all or some of someone’s big day I do a little happy dance, it really does mean so much to me.

Venue: Oxnead Hall / Unique Norfolk Venues

Church: Oxnead Hall

Catering: Unique Norfolk Venues

Flowers: Myrtle & Moss

MUA & Glitter Bar: Love Moi

A Springtime Photoshoot

A few weeks ago with my sister (my model) in tow, we popped down to Lower Woods, a Norfolk Wildlife Trust Location.

Filled with bluebells, overlooking fields, tall trees and shaded woodland areas this was a perfect area for a sunny day creating lots of shadows and reflections.

Here’s some of my favourites (it was difficult to choose)

Prom Nation Pick a dress event

Last month I was given the privilege of photographing the Prom Nation, Pick A Dress Event at Bar 11, Norwich.

This event was created and organised by Tracey, a real life fairy godmother who granted lots of girls wishes of going to the prom true. This came after she overheard a conversation between some girls and one of them said she wouldn’t be able to go to the prom because her parents couldn’t afford it.

This was such a fabulous event which provided lots of girls with a dress and accessories for their upcoming prom and also raised lots of money for norfolk charity Break.

The event was hosted at Bar 11, and had lots of local hair and beauty experts on hand to offer makeovers, braids, up-do’s and nails, there was also a seamstress, body confidence expert and florist on hand to offer all the advice you need for this special night.

I loved photographing this event, it was lovely to see so many young girls and their parents and friends have such a fun day out and also to meet lots of lovely local suppliers.

This is proof that team work really does make the dream work everyone who was involved in this event there and behind the scenes really pulled together and worked as a team.

Here’s some of my favourites from the day.

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Max

A couple of months ago, I was asked to photograph 5 month old Max, on an at home Photoshoot, I usually photograph on location, so this was something different for me.

I still adopted my usual photo journalistic and documentary style but in the comfort of someone’s home, it was lovely to capture real moments in my lovely clients own environments.

Max was a pleasure to photograph, so smiley, happy and the most joyful little laugh, it was lovely that Max’s Mum got involved too, I captured some beautiful moments between them that really showed their unbreakable bond, Max’s Mum also asked me to get some shots of her breastfeeding Max, which is such a personal and close moment between mother and baby, it was an honour to be asked to capture such a natural moment.

Here’s some of my favourite moments from this Photoshoot, it was difficult to choose.

Elliott

A few weekends ago I met little Elliott with his mummy & daddy at Foxley Woods, a Norfolk Wildlife Trust location.

I picked this location because of the Bluebells and was hoping for some bright sunshine weaving through the woods, unfortunately the day we picked was very very rainy.

Elliott totally embraced the rainy British weather, he had the cutest pair of Joules welly’s on and loved splashing in the puddles, no forgetting his awesome dinosaur umbrella!

Little Elliott was on the hunt for ‘stick-man’, one of my favourite photos from this shoot is of Elliott giving ‘stick-man’ a kiss, completely unprompted, I love childrens imagination!

Despite the rain and mud, it was a successful shoot, so here’s some of my favourites.