A happy one year old

A happy one year old

This is one of my favourite little guys to photograph. Our first session together was just before Christmas and he was so smiley and happy, while rocking his fabulous Christmas jumper. Last week I was invited to his house just after he turned one to photograph him...
Photographing a nervous dog

Photographing a nervous dog

My most recent pet shoot was a complete contrast to the last one. This was a lovely old dog who was very, very nervous of my photographic equipment. We planned to do a studio style shoot in her house but she didn’t like the look of my backdrop or lights. We took her...
Easier photo sessions with an older newborn

Easier photo sessions with an older newborn

I recently had the easiest newborn session I have ever had. The baby was about ten weeks old, so a bit older than my usual newborns. This makes a massive difference to how relaxed the baby and parents are. It also means that the baby is more alert, can smile, kick its...
Pet Photography

Pet Photography

Everyone knows the old cliché about never working with children or animals. Since I spend so much time working with the former and enjoy it so much, I thought it was probably about time I had a go at working with the latter. I was quite nervous about doing my first...
A new baby sister

A new baby sister

Last weekend I got to do another of my favourite types of shoots – the addition of a new sibling to a family. I enjoy them because there are so many different possibilities for combinations of people in the images and for interaction. As an only child I am especially...
Cranial Osteopathy

Cranial Osteopathy

There have been a lot of parents in my local area looking for cranial osteopaths for their children recently. My friend Julia offers this service to families, so I asked her to write a guest post about what it is and how it can be beneficial. She writes: “All...
East Dulwich Family Photo session

East Dulwich Family Photo session

I recently did a lovely photoshoot for a family in East Dulwich. We had hoped to do the session on location but the weather wasn’t great, so we started off in their living room. However, their daughter didn’t seem quite comfortable with the photo shoot at first,...