Beautiful christening in Reigate {Christening photographer, Reigate}

Christenings are one of my favourite events to document and I was so honoured to have been invited to photograph the occasion for this gorgeous one year old and his family.

The man of the moment was so incredibly content throughout the service at beautiful Saint Mark's Church in Reigate, Surrey. Mum had told me beforehand that she was expecting a few complaints, especially when being handed over to the vicar, but there wasn't even a hint of upset from this happy little boy. 

The ceremony was followed by a wonderfully relaxed gathering of friends and family at nearby Priory Farm, where although it was a too cold to venture outside, everyone enjoyed a warm fire and a delightful spread of refreshments, including a gorgeous home-made rainbow cake. It was lovely to witness little one's obvious delight with all the love and attention. And when he wasn't entertaining his guests, or tucking into the delicious food, this sunny little chap was quite happy to amuse himself with some much loved books and toys mum had brought along.

Congratulations to this lovely family and I hope they will cherish these precious memories for years to come. Here are a few of my favourites...

2017 {Newborn and family photographer, Surrey}

They say that when you find your passion you'll never work another day in your life and I've found this to be amazingly true since starting my business just over a year ago. I've met so many lovely people - both new clients and fellow photographers - attended some inspiring workshops, won four Bronze Awards in the The Guild of Photographers Image of the Month competition, as well as having my work featured several times on The Teabreak Tog community pages.

I'm really proud of my achievements this year and I thank each and every person who has liked or commented on my work or referred me to a friend. Your support means so much to me. I'm especially grateful to all the wonderful families I've had the joy of photographing throughout the year - it's been a huge honour to capture so many memories for you. It's impossible to share something from absolutely every session but here are just a few of my favourites from the year...

Video produced by Ben Strivens

A beautiful Cheam christening {Christening and baptism photographer, Cheam}

I was so happy to be invited to photograph the christening of this gorgeous boy after having met his parents at another family celebration back in May. After a beautiful baptism ceremony at Saint Christopher's Catholic Church in Cheam, the celebrations continued with a gorgeous garden party on what turned out to be a lovely sunny afternoon. I had such a great time capturing the fun and festivities of the day. I even found a beautiful patch of light just behind the marquee to take some lovely portraits of the family and their guests. Here are a few favourites from the day...