Autumn family photo session {Surrey family photographer}

Autumn is my absolute favourite time of the year for capturing families enjoying themselves outdoors. The colours in our local parks are just spectacular at this time of the year and so I was so excited when this Carshalton family requested an outdoor family shoot at one of their favourite parks in Morden.

I must admit to doing a little happy dance upon meeting this gorgeous family for the first time. The colours and the textures of their outfits were just so perfect for the setting. I provide all my clients with a clothing guide before we meet as sometimes it’s difficult to know exactly what will work given the setting and this family absolutely nailed it.

We had a lovely relaxed wander around the park, stopping now and then to explore in the long grass and kick about some Autumn leaves. It was a wonderfully relaxed session and I’m so pleased with these images. Here are just a few of my favourites…

For the love of dogs... and cake! An outdoor family photography session {Family photographer, Morden}

I really love dogs so when this family asked me to include their gorgeous pet in their outdoor photo session to mark little one's first birthday I was absolutely thrilled. The connection between the little boy and his dog was just beautiful and it was a pleasure to see his little face light up whenever they were together. In fact, the only thing that may have captured his attention more was the cake mum produced towards the end of the session! I generally don't do 'cake smashes' as I work on location rather than in a studio but I'm all for it in a natural setting. We even found a little hay bale which worked as a wonderful table for little one to enjoy his first taste of the sweet and sticky stuff. Oh and there was no way pooch was going to miss out - he also enjoyed his very own dog friendly cupcake!

Family photography session at Mayfield Lavender {Family photographer, Carshalton}

It's always lovely when families get back in touch. I really enjoyed photographing this gorgeous family last year just after their second son was born and it was such a pleasure to meet them all again at the Mayfield Lavender Fields in Carshalton.

It really was the perfect morning for a lavender photo session. There was a little bit of cloud cover to protect us all from the harsh summer sun and because we began nice and early we pretty much had the lavender to ourselves for most of the session. Family photo sessions for me are all about having some fun and so after a couple of group shots it was time for running, tossing in the air and lavender hide-and-seek. The boys did so well and I can't praise mum enough for choosing such perfect outfits for them!

It was a pleasure to meet up with this family again at one of my favourite outdoor photography locations. I do hope to offer more lavender photo sessions next year so watch this space!

Newborn and proud parents {Newborn photographer, Sutton}

When I first decided to try newborn photography I thought I should learn how to pose babies on bean bags, use backdrops and adorn my tiny clients in tight wraps and even costumes. This style of photography requires an incredible amount of skill and I truly admire those who do it well. But after my second or third try at it I took a photo at the end of a session of baby in his mother's arms and saw that this was where my heart lay. Images of parents lovingly connecting with their new baby really make my heart sing and so these are the kind of photographs I try to achieve from every newborn session. The love and adoration for this gorgeous baby boy was a beautiful thing and I hope to have captured some lovely memories for this special family...