Family mini sessions outdoors in Surrey

How’s your September going? I had a lovely summer with my boys, but I’m enjoying being back to focusing on my business and getting out to lots of lovely photo shoots around Surrey. I’m looking forward to a morning of mini sessions this weekend, so I thought I would share the ones I did last […]

Group branding photo shoot with the Start Up Marketeer team in Surrey

How are you doing? Things have been crazy busy here since I’ve been able to shoot again post-lockdown and I’ve loved photographing lots of lovely families and brilliant entrepreneurs. Here’s a shoot I did recently with the Start-Up Marketeer team in Grayshott, Surrey. They offer freelance marketing services to start ups and small businesses, and […]

8 tips to help you to relax in front of the camera at your photo shoot

I’m so passionate about capturing natural, expressive photography – but there’s one thing about my job that genuinely makes me sad. It’s the fact that well over 90% of the wonderful people I photograph tell me before our shoot that they hate having their photo taken. Let that sink in for a minute. These are […]

Family photo shoot on the beach | Surrey photographer

I hope you’re well and enjoying life slowly going back to normal. We went out for dinner on Friday and it was SO good to dress up, be cooked for and hear the buzz of people chatting and laughing around us. At least none of us will ever take those things for granted again. And […]

How to choose a personal branding photographer for your business

People invest in people. As humans, there’s nothing we love more than being able to actually put a face to a name. Whether you’re selling a product or service, there’s only so much legwork your website and social media can do without high quality photographs to back them up. Your audience wants to see you. […]

Photography projects to work on over lockdown

How are you doing? This really wasn’t the start that we had hoped for in 2021, but at least there is light at the end of the tunnel this time.  We’ve just finished a full week of home-schooling and let’s just say I’m looking forward to that glass of wine later! I’m lucky that my […]

My 2020 personal branding photo shoots in Surrey

Are you feeling ready for Christmas? It’s a bit of a weird one this year isn’t it…but the lack of school events and xmas parties has meant that December hasn’t felt as crazy as it usually does. I always do a blog round up of the year, but where to start with 2020?! It’s been […]

Personal branding photo shoot in Surrey with Griffin Teaching

I hope you’re doing well and looking forward to Christmas (albeit a slightly different one this year!) I had to reschedule some shoots due to lockdown round 2, so it does mean that I’m a little bit more organised for Christmas than normal…I’ve even finished writing my xmas cards! I have so many personal branding […]

Autumn family mini sessions in Farnham, Surrey

How are you? Two blog posts in a few days from me?! That hasn’t happened since I used to blog constantly around 2010-2015….since then it just seems so much easier to put up a quick photo on social media! But I know you want to see more from my shoots, and I’m here to give […]

Autumn family mini photo sessions in Esher, Surrey

How are you doing? I’ve been busy with lots of shoots since the summer, lots of lovely family shoots that had been rescheduled during lockdown, and lots of personal branding shoots around Surrey too. I also ran my Visibility Retreat in September down in Sussex, and we were blessed with the most amazing weather! I’m […]

A personal branding photo shoot in Surrey with Kelly Macpepple

How are you doing? I hope you’ve been able to enjoy the summer and maybe even get away on holiday now some of the restrictions have been lifted. I’ve been busy doing lots of lovely branding and family shoots, as well as trying to keep my boys entertained for the summer holidays. I have lots […]

Family photo shoots in the lavender fields

How are you doing? How are you feeling about gradually emerging from months of lockdown? I did my first shoot this week since lockdown began and it felt so good to be shooting again and actually seeing a client in person! And I was relieved that I remembered how my cameras work! I haven’t been […]

Personal branding photo shoot in Guildford, Surrey

I hope 2020 is being good to you so far. Considering January is meant to be a quiet month for us photographers, I don’t feel like I’ve come up for a breath since xmas! We run a big event for my podcast for photographers, Shoot Edit Chat Repeat which was brilliant. We had 80 photographers, […]

My 2019 personal branding and headshot sessions in Surrey & London

The last day before I down tools completely and start raiding the Quality Street tin and drinking mulled wine! 2019 has been good to me and for that I’m very grateful. Before I go, I want to say a massive thank you to all of the families who I’ve photographed in 2019. You’ve all put a […]

Spring mini family photo sessions | Surrey Family Photographer

How can we be in December already! I really feel like this year has just whizzed by. Total cliché I know, but it really does feel like this year has. Or maybe it’s just because I’m getting older so the years feel shorter! I’ve started planning lots of exciting things for 2020, including my spring […]

My new personal branding photography promo video

I’m really excited to share with you my new promo video for my headshot and personal branding work. It was filmed by the brilliant Belinda Grant Photography. Belinda came on my Delight Retreat for photographers a few years ago and is just so lovely to work with, so when I saw she was venturing into […]

Gin & Yin Yoga Retreat in Andalucia | Yoga Retreat Photographer

How are you? With all of the rain we’ve had this recently, I thought it would be a good time to share my photos from the yoga retreat I recently photographed in Andalucia, Spain, so we can remember what sunshine looks like! 😉 I was so delighted when Ruth from Gin & Yin Retreats booked […]

Spring mini family sessions | Surrey family photographer

How’s your summer going? We started ours with a lovely week in Greece, then when we returned both of our boys injured their feet on the same day. They both had to have x-rays on their right feet at the same time, what are the chances?! My youngest has broken his toe so that’s ruled […]

Headshot sessions in Guildford | Surrey headshot photographer

I want to introduce you to some wonderful women in business that I’ve photographed recently. I’ve really enjoyed running my headshot mornings recently in Guildford, Surrey. During the morning, I spend a fun (and very painless!) 25 minutes with each person, shooting in a few different spots around Guildford Harbour Hotel. It’s a great opportunity […]

Newborn photo shoot at home in Surrey | Surrey newborn photographer

Hey there old friend, I know it’s been a while. I really have no idea how I used to find time to blog 3 times a week, every single week. I guess that was before the days of Instagram where it’s just so much quicker to post a few more photos on there! So how […]

Personal branding photo shoot in Guildford, Surrey

Hope you’re having a good week. I’ve been doing lots of personal branding shoots over the past couple of months, and I’ve been really loving them. I love the variety of businesses of the women I get to photograph. Just within a month I’m photographing a reiki healer, love coach, floral blogger, yoga teacher, jewellery […]

My boys in the snow | Surrey child photographer

Did you get any snow at the weekend? It seems like most of Surrey got a dusting, but we were in a little winter wonderland here in the Hindhead area! We woke up to lots on Friday morning so my boys were really excited that their school was closed for the day and we were […]

Exciting magazine coverage and my new video

I hope 2019 is being kind to you so far. I don’t think I can say happy new year now it’s mid-Jan, can I? The year has started off for me in a flurry of activity, as I always use this time to work on all of the things I don’t get time when I’m […]

A personal branding photo shoot with Rona Wheeldon of Flowerona

Are you feeling nice and festive? I am but panicking slightly that I still have some xmas shopping to do! I have a treat for you today as I have lots of images to share with you from some personal branding shoots I have done with the lovely Rona Wheeldon from Flowerona. Rona is a […]

An autumn family photo session | Surrey family photographer

Are you getting into the festive spirit yet? We’ve got our tree and decorations up, but I’m not even half way through my Christmas shopping yet. Please don’t tell me that you’ve already wrapped all of yours! I always like to finish off all of my work for the year before I get properly organised […]

My autumn mini sessions in Esher, Surrey

I hope you had a great Halloween. We had a great time, excitement reached fever pitch in our household in the days leading up to it…I think my boys get as excited about Halloween as they do about their birthdays! Thanks so much for all of your lovely comments and messages about me celebrating my […]

Celebrating 10 years in business | Surrey Family Photographer

I can’t quite believe I’ve been in business for a whole decade now. And I’ve been writing this blog for nearly all of that time, that’s a LOT of blog posts (520 to be precise!) I’m so thankful to all of you lovely people who have supported me along the way. ?? It’s certainly been […]

Behind the scenes of my 2018 Delight workshop retreat for family & child photographers

  2 weeks ago I ran my 2018 Delight Retreat for professional family and child photographers, it was just amazing! We were so lucky with the weather as you can see from the blue sky in the photo above. This was the fourth Delight Retreat that I’ve had the pleasure of running, you can see […]

Autumn family mini photo shoots in Farnham, Surrey

I hope you had a lovely weekend. I have my first morning of autumn mini sessions in Surrey coming up this weekend, so I thought it was about time I blogged my autumn minis from last year! So here are some of the mini sessions I held at Frensham Ponds near Farnham. It was a rather […]

Family photo shoot by the River Thames in Putney

How was your summer? I hope you had a great time. We definitely can’t complain about the weather can we?! I had a lovely time although it all feels like a distant memory now we’re nearly half way through September. We spent a week in the Isle of Wight and a week in Paxos, Greece. […]

Family photo shoot in the beautiful lavender in Surrey

Isn’t this weather just incredible? I really don’t think I’ve ever known it be so hot for so long in the UK, and it looks like it’s here to stay for a while! Us Brits are so used to moaning about the cold or the rain and now we can only say that it’s a […]

Family photo shoots in the lavender fields in Surrey

How are you? Life at VKP HQ has been as busy as always, plus with a bout of tonsillitis thrown in for good measure, I’m now trying to catch up with everything! I thought I would pop in and share with you my mini sessions from the lavender fields in Surrey last year (yes I […]

My spring mini family sessions | Surrey Family Photographer

I hope you’re  having a lovely month so far. I’m so pleased summer finally seems to be on the way, that was one long winter! This is now one of my busiest times of the year, so I’m juggling a lot of balls at the moment, with shooting, editing, mummy duties, my new podcast for […]

Personal branding photo shoot in Surrey

I hope you had a lovely Easter. I had a really nice break with my boys. We took a last minute city break to Madrid with my mum in an attempt to get some sunshine but it poured for one day and was freeeeezing the next day. We had a lovely time despite the awful […]

My trip to the Click Away photography convention in Florida

I hope you were ok in the snow last week. I’m personally glad it’s gone, I love it for about an hour of sledging time, then the disruption to everything just gets annoying. Why is it other countries can function with 6 ft of snow, yet a few inches and the UK comes to a […]

Family photo shoot outdoors in Surrey

Wow, it’s been a busy start to the year so I just realised I’ve neglected my poor blog so far in 2018. But at least I’m back now! There’s been a lot going on…I’m in the process of having my workshop website completely re-designed. The prevous design was only 5 years old, but it’s amazing how […]

My summer mini sessions | Esher Family Photographer

I hope you’re having a good week. Isn’t it freeeeezing at the moment? Our heating packed up for a few days this week so we really felt how cold it was…I was going to bed wrapped up like I was going skiing! We’ve got it all sorted now and it’s made me so grateful to have […]

My spring family mini sessions in Farnham

I hope you’re having a good week. The last few weeks have been so busy for me, with lots of autumn shoots,  Halloween, bonfire night and celebrating my 40th (which was great fun!) So I thought it was time I wrote a blog post! I shared one of my spring mini sessions mornings at Frensham […]

Behind the scenes of my 2017 Delight workshop retreat for family & child photographers

“The retreat was an amazing experience. Vicki is totally transparent sharing her own path to success in a humble and warm fashion. She also provides really lovely detailed workbooks, 1-2-1 sessions, headshot sessions and beautiful families for us to photograph. Chuck in a group of lovely photographers, an amazing venue & food, prosecco, yoga and spa […]

A family photo shoot with teenagers in Farnham, Surrey

I hope you had a lovely weekend. We had a bit of a different weekend as we became the owners of three 1 week old ducklings…a bit random I know! My friend asked on Facebook if anyone could offer a home to a few of them and we went for it! The boys were so […]

Business portrait photography in Guildford, Surrey

I hope you had a lovely weekend. We had a BBQ yesterday for lots of my family, and luckily managed to just finish lunch before the rain started! This year I have really enjoyed doing lots of business portrait shoots. I run my headshot mornings a few times every year, which are perfect for sole […]

My autumn mini family sessions in Surrey

I hope you’re having a lovely summer so far. What has happened to our lovely weather though?! Mine has been really busy so far with a couple of lovely trips to our holiday cottage in the Isle of Wight and to Salcombe. I’ve also been photographing lots of families in the beautiful lavender fields. You […]

My spring mini family sessions in Surrey

I hope you’re enjoying this lovely weather. I just hope it lasts through half term! I really enjoyed running another morning of mini sessions in Surrey a couple of weeks ago. I thought I would share a few photos from each session of the morning so you don’t have to click through to lots of […]

An extended family photo shoot in West Sussex

I hope you’re well and enjoying all of the spring colour that’s popped up. I’m still rather behind on blogging sessions and still have lots to share from last year! I thought I start with my most recent shoot, so here is a little sneak preview from a session which took place this weekend. It […]

A summer family photo session in Ashtead, Surrey

I hope you had a wonderful Easter break. I definitely over-did it with the chocolate and I think we still have about 5 eggs in the house which isn’t good when I get a chocolate craving with a coffee! I’m so pleased it’s warming up for the summer now and there is some lovely colour […]

A Spring family photo shoot in Surrey

At this time of year I always start longing to see some spring colour. I enjoy the cosiness of winter up until Christmas, but by the beginning of February I’ve had enough of the cold! To get us excited about the spring (only a month or so away now!) I thought I would share a […]

A family photo shoot at home with older children

I hope your January is going well. It’s been freezing here so I’ve been catching up on all of those jobs that I struggle to get done in my busy shooting months, like blogging! This session took place in October in the family’s home and garden. I’d photographed this family a few years ago so it was […]

A family photo shoot outdoors in Cobham, Surrey

Happy new year to you (if I’m still allowed to say that on 9th January!). I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. I felt like I had a good break and managed to properly unplug and enjoy some lovely family time. I am running a masterclass for professional photographers at the SWPP convention this Friday so […]

A gorgeous fine art family album

I hope you’re enjoying the festive season so far…I hope you’re feeling a little more organised than me! I’ve done most of my shopping but yet to go through it to see if I’ve got everything and still have all of the wrapping to do as well! I managed to get some photos of this […]

My second Delight workshop retreat for family & child photographers

“The retreat was soooo delightful…a truly amazing experience. I would highly recommend to anyone who needs to refresh and revamp their business but also someone starting out. This truly will be your best investment ever!” Paula Jayne Photography Two weeks ago I ran my second Delight Retreat for professional family and child photographers. You can see […]

The results of my autumn mini sessions in Esher, Surrey

I hope you’re well. The past month has been really busy for me with lots of autumn shoots, a couple of Photography for Parents workshops and running my 3 day Delight Retreat last week for professional family photographers. The retreat went brilliantly and I’m working on the images at the moment. Look out for a […]

The results of my autumn mini sessions in Farnham, Surrey

I hope you’ve had a lovely weekend. I held my autumn mini sessions yesterday, which all went really well. It was very exciting to shoot in a new location and with my new camera holster belt which meant no back or neck pain for me! It made me realise that there are still a few […]

My family mini sessions near Guildford, Surrey

I hope you’re enjoying the autumn so far. As much as I hate to say goodbye to the summer I do always enjoy the cosiness that autumn brings….nothing like warming up in front of the fire with a nice glass of red on a Sunday afternoon after a walk in the leaves! Following on from my last […]

My spring family mini sessions near Farnham, Surrey

Wow, it’s the middle of September already! If you have little ones at school, I hope the school year has started well for them. I think this blog post could contain my record number of photos! I usually blog each mini session individually but I still have some sessions to share from last year so […]

Family photo shoots in the lavender fields in Surrey

I hope you’re having a great summer. Normally we’re all whining about the British summer weather but I don’t feel like we can whinge this year, it’s been lovely! I’ve been having such a nice time with my boys, I really do love the summer holidays. Don’t get me wrong, come September I’m sure I’ll be […]

My summer family photo sessions at Claremont Gardens, Surrey

I hope you’re having a lovely summer. I’ve been having a great time with my boys so far and so haven’t had much time to blog over the last few weeks. I was meant to have my lavender mini sessions today but due to the rain they’ve been rescheduled (typical British summer weather!) So as […]

A Portrait Photo Session at West Wittering Beach

I hope you’ve had a good week and haven’t been getting as stressed about the UK news as I have! It’s been a really busy week for me with my summer mini sessions on Saturday, more family shoots this week and a Photography for Parents workshop in Cobham yesterday. This session just popped up on […]

A family photo shoot in Ottershaw, Surrey

I hope you’ve had a good week. I don’t know what’s happened to our summer but due to the rain I’ve had a shoot and my boys’ sports day cancelled…annoying British weather! You probably know by now that I love a ‘then and now’ comparison. This summer nearly all of my shoots are with families […]

A family photo shoot outdoors with teenagers

I hope you’ve had a good week. Mine has been busy catching up after half term and also photographing headshots for some lovely women in business which you can see over on my Instagram profile. Also panic has set in that it’s now summer and I need to be beach-ready! After consuming far too much […]

Family photo shoot in the lavender fields in Surrey

I hope you’re having a great week. I’ve had a couple of shoots reschedule this week which has given me time to get through some much-needed admin and also catch up on a bit of blogging. So it means that I’m feeling a little more organised for half term with my boys next week, and […]

Baby photo shoot at Claremont Gardens in Esher, Surrey

I hope you’re having a lovely weekend. I had a shoot booked this morning but unfortunately it was rescheduled due to illness. So I thought I would take advantage of the unexpected free time while my boys are out fishing with Daddy and do a quick blog post! This was one of my autumn mini […]

Autumn family photo shoot near Farnham, Surrey

I hope you’re having a good week. Due to a session rescheduling, I’ve got a week off shooting which my osteopath (and my neck!) is very happy about. I had a minor whiplash injury a few years ago so whenever I’m in busy shooting season my neck really starts complaining which is a pain quite […]

My spring mini sessions in Farnham, Surrey

I hope you had a great weekend. Wasn’t it just lovely to have some heat and sunshine at last! I had another morning of spring mini sessions on Saturday morning which went brilliantly, although we all got pretty hot as it was over 20 degrees by the time I finished shooting! Here are a few […]

My first Delight workshop retreat for family & child photographers

“Without doubt the best investment ever. Thrilled to have spent the past 3 days with this wonderful lady who went over and above to make this retreat an absolute delight.” Christine Burns Photography Two weeks ago I held my first every Delight Photography and Business Retreat for professional photographers. Wow! It was everything I hoped it […]

Away at my family photographers’ retreat

I hope you enjoyed the Easter holidays. I wanted to pop in quickly and let you know that I am going to be away from my desk for the rest of the week as I am running my first workshop retreat for professional family photographers down in Sussex. I’m very excited about spending 3 days with […]

Outdoor family photo shoot with teenagers

I hope you had a lovely Easter. I loved photographing this lovely family of 7 (including Daisy the Labrodor!) at the weekend. We were lucky to wake up to a beautiful spring morning, especially after the horrible storm last weekend. Due to the Easter Holidays and my workshop retreat for professional photographers next week,  the […]

Family photo shoot at the lavender fields in Surrey

I hope you’ve had a good week. As it seems to be getting colder rather than warmer, I thought I would share a lovely summery shoot to remind us that warmer weather is on the way. This is a shoot that took place in the beautiful lavender fields in Surrey last summer. I hope that’s […]

Summer mini photo session at Claremont Gardens, Esher

I have lots of outdoor family shoots in the diary in the coming months, I’m hoping it starts warming up soon! I used to always do my spring mini sessions at the beginning of March, but I’m relieved that I decided to do them this year in late April & May this year – it’s still so […]

Headshot session with Nisha & Preet from Natural Health Star

Last week I ran one of my headshot mornings and had the pleasure of photographing these two lovely mums in business. Last year they set up Natural Health Star where they sell gorgeous natural products and also share lots of useful information from their community of health authors. They wanted some photos for their website and marketing that really […]

On the beach | Farnham family photographer

I hope you’re well and had a lovely half term (if you’re in the UK and have school-age children of course!) I had a lovely week with my boys, it went so quickly! I have a shoot from last spring to share with you today. I have no idea how I haven’t shared this with you […]

My boys in the woods | Guildford child photographer

I’m still finishing off my own 2014 family album (it always slips to the bottom of the to-do list!) so I’m enjoying going back through some of the photos I took of my boys that year. I took these photos of my boys in October 2014. At the time I wasn’t too keen on the […]

A summer mini session | Esher family photographer

This was one of the mini sessions that I did last summer at Claremont Gardens in Esher. This little girl was just a delight…like many toddlers, she was a bit shy at the beginning but that lasted all of about 2 minutes! After that she was full of giggles. It was a really overcast morning […]

A family photo shoot outdoors in Cobham, Surrey

It’s been a busy start to 2016 for me so far, with lots of workshops and shoots. I also ran a masterclass for professional photographers last weekend at Europe’s largest photography convention. I’m very used to talking in front of 8 or 9 parents in my photography workshops, but standing up and speaking in front of 70 […]

Headshot morning for business mums in Surrey

I hope you’re having a good week. I’ve been enjoying editing the photos from my headshot morning for business mums that took place last Friday. I had a great time photographing these ladies. And afterwards I decided that one of my goals for 2016 is to make more time for headshot sessions as I just love doing […]

Harrison’s Fund

I have a very special family shoot to share with you today. The mum came on one of my photography workshops a couple of years ago. I noticed a link to Harrison’s Fund on her Facebook page and clicked through to it. The story of her eldest son Harrison moved me to tears. Harrison is just […]

A baby photo shoot in the Surrey lavender fields

I hope you’re having a lovely weekend. It’s been a such a wet week here so I thought I would post a lovely summery shoot to remind us that nicer weather is on it’s way (after the forecasted arctic conditions next week that is!) Here is a shoot from my mini sessions at the lavender fields […]

Natural, expressive family photography slideshow

Happy new year! Can I still say happy new year on 7th January? It’s my first blog post of 2016 so I’m hoping I can get away with it! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas break. I properly unplugged from work for a few weeks and it was so lovely to spend time with […]

My last post of 2015!

I am taking the rest of December off so I can spend some quality time with my lovely family, so this will be my last post of 2015. I still have so many great sessions to share with you from this year, but they will have to wait until January! I’m very grateful that 2015 […]

A mini family photo session in Farnham, Surrey

Yesterday I confirmed all of the details of my mini sessions for the first half of 2016 and emailed my mailing list. I’m so delighted that 13 families have already booked a slot which means that there are only 4 slots remaining. You can see all of the details of the mini sessions here. There […]

A shoot with sisters in Chertsey

I can’t believe it’s 1st December already! This year seems to just be flying by. My boys were very excited to wake up to their Elf on the Shelf (which they named Ding Ding a few years ago). Now I just need to think of lots of antics for him to get up to! My […]

A mini photo session at Frensham Ponds, Farnham

I hope you’re well and keeping warm, it’s been freeeezing here in Surrey recently! If you’re not on my VIP list and don’t follow my Facebook page (and if not, where have you been?!) then you may not know that I am running my biggest ever sale on my online photography course for parents. If you […]

My autumn mini sessions at Claremont Gardens, Esher

After the tragic events of the weekend, I’ve been unsure how to start this blog post. After such sombre and frightening news, it feels somewhat insincere to jump straight into talking about happy family shoots. I thought this photo of these twin boys encapsulates how we are all feeling. Right now I think we all want to be […]

Gorgeous products from a family photo shoot

As I promised in yesterday’s blog post where I shared this lovely summer family session, here are some of the products they ordered after the session. I haven’t shared any photos of albums recently, so I’m really pleased I took the time to photograph this one before I delivered it. The fine art albums I […]

A summer family photo shoot in Surrey

As the weather is so miserable today I thought I would share a happy sunny shoot with you just so we can remind ourselves that we did actually have some sunshine this summer! I absolutely loved photographing this family, they were relaxed and full of love for one another, such a joy! This session took […]

Telling the story of a family

I have the pleasure of photographing lots of families this autumn that I’ve photographed in the past. As I’ve mentioned many times before, one of my favourite parts of the job is getting to see children grow in front of my camera. I love to tell a family’s story. This lovely family have had a […]

My autumn mini sessions in Farnham, Surrey

Here is a little preview from my autumn mini sessions that took place at the weekend. I shared a few behind-the-scenes photos with you, and now here is a little glimpse at what I was shooting. I searched high and low for the perfect spot for the mini sessions, and I’m so pleased I chose this […]

Headshot session with Natalia Barbour in London

I’m pleased so many of you came to take a look at my behind-the-scenes photos from my mini sessions. I’m not sure if it was the photos or the A&E story that took your interest but I was grateful for the spike in visitors anyway, so thank you! Today I want to share with you a headshot […]

Behind-the-scenes photos from my mini sessions

I hope you had a lovely weekend. Mine was a very busy one with a whole morning of family autumn mini sessions on Saturday followed by a long afternoon in A&E after my youngest was accidentally poked in the eye at a party… I didn’t even realise it was possible to scratch your eyeball but […]

Watching them grow | Surrey child photographer

One of the best parts of my job is getting to see children grow up in front of my camera. It was great to see how this little lady had grown since I last photographed her 3 years ago. Just look at all of those beautiful blonde curls! I’m having a really busy week, I […]

Fun and relaxed child photography

One of my promises to my clients is that I will do everything I can to make the whole experience with me an enjoyable one. And one of the most important parts of that is to ensure that you and your children enjoy the shoot with me. Let’s face it, us parents are much happier […]

Family photo session in Hindhead, Surrey

I hope you had a lovely weekend. The weather was just lovely here in Surrey (although sitting at my desk listening to the rain outside it seems quite hard to believe!) Here is a little sneak preview of a family shoot I did on Friday. It was meant to be taking place today but when […]

Family photo shoot in Esher, Surrey

I’m loving this Indian summer we’re having (although I heard on the radio that you’re not actually meant to call it then unless it’s the end of Autumn!) I also love seeing all of the leaves changing colours, that means my favourite shooting season is on the way! Read this to find out the 4 reasons why I […]

A child photo shoot outdoors in Cobham

I hope you had a great weekend. I ran one of my ‘Photography for Parents’ workshops in Cobham and had a family shoot so I was working for most of it, but the weather was gorgeous for both which made a lovely change! I have a summer shoot to share with you today with this lovely family. […]

Family photography at Devil’s Punchbowl, Surrey

I hope you had a great weekend. We went to a friend’s 40th in Wimbledon on Saturday night and I’m still feeling a bit delicate even today…why do nights out take so much longer to recover from when you get older?! I have a sunny, happy shoot to share with you today. I met this […]

A family photo shoot outdoors in Farnham

My boys were finally back to school this morning. As much as I have loved spending time with them it has felt like a pretty long summer….we didn’t go on holiday apart from a couple of weekend camping trips. So with a washout of an August I had run out of ideas for rainy days. […]

A family photo shoot at Frensham Ponds, Farnham

I’m not sure where our summer has gone! It often seems to do this, starts really well in June/July and gets us all excited, then it all goes wrong in August when the kids are off school! I’m really hoping it improves next week so I can do some of the things I wanted to […]

Cobham child photographer

I’m so pleased I had a family photo shoot on Wednesday before all of this horrible weather started. Where has our summer gone! This 9 year old really loved the camera and the camera loved her. I wish I had someone in my family who was this happy for me to point a camera at […]

A family photo shoot outdoors in Teddington

I hope you’re enjoying the summer holidays…although by the look of the forecast in the UK for the next couple of days it looks like summer is on it’s way out! Today I have a lovely happy family shoot to share with you. This shoot took place in March, and the brother and sister just didn’t stop […]

Autumn family photo shoot in Esher, Surrey

I hope you’ve had a good week. My boys have been in a drama holiday club for a few days so I can catch up with my editing and admin. I’m about to go off and watch them in the end-of-week performance, can’t wait! As I said in my last post, I still have lots […]

Family photo shoot in the Surrey lavender fields

I hope you’re enjoying the summer holidays so far. Although what has happened to our lovely summery weather, please come back! I’m loving spending time with my boys, although the usual holiday juggling of being a full-time mum and running a business is already proving a challenge! I counted up how many sessions I still need […]

My mini sessions in the Surrey lavender fields

Things have been busy, busy here at VKP towers. With my boys off for the school holidays, and lots of lovely summer shoots to edit, I’ve not had a huge amount of time to talk to you lovely people who read my blog. So I thought I would pop in quickly to share one image […]

Family photo shoot at the Devil’s Punchbowl, Surrey

I hope you had a great weekend. I am loving this gorgeous weather! I’m hoping it holds for all of my sessions in the lavender fields next week. Since we moved down to the Haslemere/Farnham area of Surrey last year, I have been really enjoying shooting in lots of beautiful new locations. One of them […]

Photo shoot in a wheat field in Sussex

I still have lots of lovely client shoots to share with you, but I had to pop on and show you these photos that I took of my son and puppy at the weekend. I’ve been desperate to shoot in these wheat fields near my parents house in East Sussex for years, but each summer […]

Headshot session with stylist Daryl Downing

I hope you’re having a lovely weekend. Next in my headshot series is business mum Daryl Downing who has recently set up her own personal styling business in Surrey. She wanted some professional headshots of herself to use on her website and on social media. Here are the results from the session that took place […]

Headshot session in Haslemere, Surrey

I said I would share a headshot session a day in my big blog catch up, so here is todays! This session was with Nicola who works on a freelance basis for renewable energy companies. She wanted some new headshots for her LinkedIn profile and these are the results… If you some gorgeous headshots of yourself, […]

Family photo shoot in Farnham, Surrey

I always love capturing a mummy sharing a happy moment with her children. But when that lovely mummy also happens to be one of my bestest friends, and when one of the gorgeous boys is my Godson, it makes it even more special. Here’s one from our shoot this week. Considering we have had to […]

Headshot session with Carolyn from Wild Flowers Company

I hope you’re having a good week. The weather has been just gorgeous here in Surrey, let’s hope it continues through the summer! As I promised on Monday, I’m going to be sharing one headshot session a day this week in my big blog catch up! In May I ran a headshot morning in South […]

Quick update on autumn session availability

Autumn is always one of my favourites seasons to shoot. Here are the 4 reasons why I love photographing children in the autumn. I announced my 2 autumn mini session mornings last week and they are now fully booked. (thank you to all of the families who have booked one of them!) That means that my […]

Headshot session with Angela Kennedy from Baby Sensory, Haslemere

As I explained yesterday, I am going to be posting a headshot session a day with you this week as I’ve got lots of lovely shoots to share with you. Today I’m sharing the session I had with the lovely Angela who runs Baby Sensory classes in the village of Grayshott, which is between Farnham and Haslemere. Angela is also […]

Headshot session with Kerry Pullen from Rose Cottage Flowers

I hope you had a great Father’s Day weekend. Karl got spoiled with lots of cuddles, wrestles and water fights with the boys! I’ve had lots of lovely headshot sessions recently so now my new website and blog is live, I’m going to share one with you each day this week I thought I would start with this […]

Autumn family mini session (and my new website!)

Woo hoo, my new website is finally live! So if you are reading this you’re looking at my brand new website, I do hope you like it! I invested in a bespoke website 3 years ago and hadn’t really planned to get a new one this year, but then Google changed it’s algorithm’s which meant […]

Autumn family mini photo session in Esher

This was one of my mini sessions that took place at Claremont Gardens in Esher in the autumn. I love the colour co-ordination of this family, perfect colours for an autumn shoot. Even the big brothers favourite crocodile toy co-ordinated with them perfectly!

Family photo shoot on Wandsworth Common, London

You may remember I posted these photos in the autumn…..I just love seeing how their family has grown over the past 4 years! Here is lots more from the family session that took place on Wandsworth Common in the autumn. The colour was just lovely on the Common and the girls loved playing around in […]

My mini sessions at Frensham Ponds – Farnham Family Photographer

I held my spring mini sessions at the beautiful Frensham Ponds on Saturday morning. We had a lovely sunny day for it, although it was a little chilly! As I am still catching up on my blogging from last autumn, I thought I would share a few images from the morning as it will probably […]

My course launch offer ends tomorrow!

I’m so pleased with the response to my new online photography course for parents and with all of the lovely feedback I’ve been receiving. This is just a quick post from me to say that the early bird offer ends at midnight tomorrow (Friday 17th April). So this is your last chance to get a […]

Autumn family mini photo session at Claremont Gardens, Esher

I hope you had a lovely weekend. I’m loving the fact that it feels so spring-like now…it’s great not to have to put on a scarves and hats every time we’re out of the house for more than 10 minutes! I’m hoping this weather holds out for my second morning of Spring mini sessions this […]

Child photography in Haslemere, Surrey

My beautiful god-daughter came to visit yesterday and she looked so pretty in her summer dress that I couldn’t resist taking a few photos of her in the garden…and she was more than happy to twirl around for me! Have a lovely weekend, let’s hope the sunshine returns!

Happy Easter!

I was editing until the early hours last night (haven’t done that for a while!) making sure that all of the galleries from my spring mini sessions were sent in time for the Easter weekend. Here is one of the photos from the morning that I held at Claremont Gardens in Esher, Surrey….I loved photographing […]

Family photo shoot at Frensham Pond, Surrey

I still have lots of sessions to share with you from the autumn, but I just had to share a couple from a session I did last week. I love shooting in beautiful new locations and I am surrounded by them in our new area of Haslemere/Farnham! I did a shoot at Frensham Ponds last […]

Spring has sprung!

Spring has definitely sprung looking at this happy photo in the daffodils from a family shoot I did at the weekend. This brother and sister were a lot of fun! If you want to get out and photograph your own children in the daffodils this weekend, check out my 5 tips for photographing your children […]

A newborn photo shoot at home in Surrey

I thought with Mother’s Day coming up it was a perfect time to share the session that produced one of my favourite mummy photos from last year. This baby girl was just 2 weeks old at the time of the shoot, but it totally looks like she is laughing with her mummy doesn’t it? Such […]

My online course is nearly ready!

I’m a little quiet at the moment but for good reason…I’ve been busy finishing everything off for my online photography course for parents which I’m nearly ready to launch. For nearly 2 years I’ve been planning, creating and perfecting it and I’m so delighted to have finished it…especially as all of my Spring shoots start […]

Autumn mini family session in Surrey – part four

I hope you all had a lovely weekend. It was my big boy’s 7th birthday, I’m not quite sure where that time has gone! We had 18 seven year old round our house on Saturday for his party, it was exhausting but he had a great time which is the most important thing! Here is […]

Autumn mini session in Surrey – part three

I hope you’ve had a lovely Valentine’s weekend, we’ve had a lovely time. I held a Photography for Parents workshop in Cobham yesterday then we had a lovely family walk with the boys and our new puppy Betsy followed by a few drinks at our local and a lovely dinner at home. Here is another […]

Autumn mini session in Surrey – Part Two

I hope you’re having a good week. I have had my head down finishing off all of the content for my upcoming online course ‘How to photograph your family’ and making sure that all of the technical parts of it are working. It’s all been such a huge learning curve, and although I have at […]

Natural nursery photography in Surrey

I hope you had a lovely weekend. We woke up to a scattering of snow on Saturday morning and my boys had a great time making snow angels in the garden and building tiny snowmen! It’s been a while since I shared any commercial work with you, so I thought I would share some nursery […]

Autumn mini session in Surrey – Part One

I hope you’ve had a good week. I was all ready for some snow but we had about 10 minutes of it here in Haslemere yesterday and then nothing since! So back to the big blog catch up… Here is the first of my autumn mini sessions that took place in November. If you are […]

Family photo shoot outdoors in Surrey

I hope you’re having a good week and keeping warm if you are in the UK. And if you are reading this from warmer climes, I’m jealous! A friend persuaded me to play a netball match last night…bearing in mind I haven’t picked up a netball for nearly 20 years this was quite a big […]

Family photo shoot in the Haslemere / Farnham area

I still have a LOT of shoots to share with you from last year. I don’t think I’ve ever been this behind on my blogging…that’s what moving house, a busy autumn shooting schedule and getting a new puppy can do to your to-do list! As this is the first session I have shared in 2015, […]

Introducing Betsy, our new puppy

Happy new year! I hope you’ve had a wonderful break. I’m sad that it’s all over…we’ve had such a lovely time and now I don’t have good excuse to drink wine and eat lots of food! 😉 Our year has got off to a very lovely start though as on Friday our new puppy Betsy […]

So that was 2014!

With the year coming to a close, I like to spend a bit of time reflecting on the past 12 months….and all in all 2014 has been very kind to me! I always like to do a bit of a round up on my blog, you can read previous years here:2013, 2012, 2011,2010 When I look […]

Family photo shoot in Woking, Surrey

I hope you’re all nearly ready for Christmas. I’m getting there, but still feel slightly overwhelmed by the amount still left to organise! I still have a LOT of shoots to share with you from this year…I think this will be the last one I’ll get a chance to share with you until the new […]

Headshot session with Rona Wheeldon from Flowerona

This headshot session with the lovely Rona Wheeldon from Flowerona took place back in May but I wanted to wait until her gorgeous new website was live showing her new head shots before I shared it with you. I’ve always found Rona very inspiring. I love people that have a dream and passion and work […]

A family photo session in the lavender fields in Surrey

I hope you had a lovely weekend. Ours was very sociable with 2 parties and lunch with friends…the festive season has definitely started! I’m going to need to go on a major detox in January, I’ve already consumed too many mince pies and mulled wine and we’re not even half way through December! The session […]

The most precious family photos….

I believe that the most precious family photos are those that capture the family’s connection, joy and love for each other. I photographed this family recently and they had all of that by the bucketload! On a different note, due to demand, I have added an extra ‘Photography for Parents’ workshop date on Saturday 14th […]

A newborn photo session at home in Surrey

I hope you all had a lovely weekend. I’m nearing the end of my busy season…I still have lots of editing and orders to process, then I really must start my Christmas shopping (please don’t tell me you’ve already finished yours?!) I have a gorgeous newborn session to share with you today. I’ve had the […]

Surrey headshot session with Alex Truesdale

I hope you had a lovely weekend. We’ve had lots of friends visiting our new house over the past couple of months which has been great fun, but it normally takes me until Tuesday to recover from the Saturday night…I’m clearly getting old! I have a headshot session to share with you today with a […]

A family photo shoot in the lavender fields, Surrey

I hope you’re having a good week. I did my second morning of autumn mini sessions at the weekend. It started raining right at the end of the first session so we thought we were going to have to reschedule the rest, but thank goodness the rain stopped and I managed to photograph all of […]

A family photo shoot in Hindhead, Surrey

I was so excited that I got do a family shoot in the woods at the end of our new road this weekend, and on my birthday too! When this family enquired with me I told them all about this beautiful land near my new house that I was desperate to shoot in, and luckily […]

A family mini session in the lavender fields in Surrey

I hope you are all enjoying/surviving half term (depending on how your children are behaving!) I know we’re in the middle of autumn, but today I am sharing with you a shoot that just epitomises summer! This was one of my mini sessions that I ran one morning in July. I will soon be announcing […]

Family photo shoot on Wandsworth Common

I was so pleased when this lovely mum booked me to photograph her twin girls again. I first photographed them at the beginning of 2010 when they were just babies. And then this weekend I got to photograph them again now they are giggly, Frozen-mad, ballet-dancing 4 years olds with a little baby sister. I […]

A family photo shoot in Kingston-Upon-Thames, Surrey

Over the last 6 years I must have uttered the words ‘when the boys are both at school I’ll be able to……’ hundreds of times. I somehow imagined I would have all of the time in the world once I have 6 hours a day to myself. I had grand plans of exercising every day, […]

A pregnancy and toddler photo shoot at the lavender fields

I hope you had a lovely weekend.  I’m keeping everything crossed that this weather cheers up a bit for all of my lovely autumn shoots I have booked over the next few weeks! I thought this sunny, happy shoot in the lavender fields was perfect to share on a miserable Monday like this! I first […]

5 years on

One of the most satisfying parts of running my business is having so many returning clients….I love seeing how their children grow up and change. I first photographed this little girl 5 years ago when she was just a baby. I loved seeing how much she had changed in my recent session with her. The […]

A family photo shoot in the Surrey Hills

Can you believe it’s the last day of September tomorrow? It just seems to have flown by. I guess the fact that I’ve moved home, my boys have changed schools (and my youngest has started school) plus a trip to a convention in Utah means there has been a lot to keep me busy! We […]

Photos from my trip to the Clickaway convention in Salt Lake City

I’m now back from my trip to Utah feeling inspired (and a little jet-lagged!). Take a look at my review of the Clickaway convention here on my workshop blog. I thought I would share a few of the family photos I took on one of the workshops. These children were amazing, they weren’t phased at […]

My trip to Clickaway in Salt Lake City

I’m currently writing this from a hotel room in Salt Lake City, which feels rather strange! Back in January I got an email telling me all about a brand new photography conference that was taking place in Utah called Clickaway. There is nothing like it in the UK as it’s specifically for female lifestyle photographers. […]

Summer family photo session outdoors

Well it’s fair to say that this week has been a little bit crazy! We are moving today, so I have spent the week packing the house up (I can’t believe quite how much stuff we have accumulated in the 5 years we’ve been in this house!), trying to keep on top of work and […]

Back to school photography tips

I have really enjoyed the summer holidays but I think the boys (and me!) are ready for them to go back to school. And my little one starts reception in September as well (sob!). I know there is so much to think about at this time of year and taking photos of the first morning […]

Booking last few family sessions for 2014

I hope you’re having a lovely weekend. We’re starting to get our house all packed up as we are making our exciting move to Hindhead, Surrey in less than 2 weeks, eek! More about that in a future blog post…. I know it’s annoying that our summer seems to have come to an abrupt end, […]

Family photo session at Claremont Gardens, Esher – part four

I hope you all had a lovely weekend. We went to a wedding on Saturday…it was great but I am still feeling the effects now! Why do hangovers seem to last so much longer the older you get?! This is the last of the summer mini sessions that I held at Claremont Gardens, Esher. I […]

Sibling love

Yesterday I had the pleasure of photographing these gorgeous siblings. I have photographed this little lady a few times before and it was lovely to see how she has taken so well to her new role as big sister. I love the way she is looking at her baby brother here with a mixture of […]

Family photo shoot in Claremont Gardens, Esher – part three

Most of the families I photograph have young children or babies, so it’s always a nice change for me when I get to photograph families with teenagers or grown-up children.  During this session, it was refreshing to photograph people who actually do what I say instead of me having to chase them around and make […]

My summer mini sessions at Claremont Gardens, Esher – part two

We’ve just got back from a lovely family holiday to the South of France with some friends and then staying in a cottage for the weekend with friends in the Cotswolds. It was so lovely to have a break and spend time all together without the distractions of work, chores etc. You can see some […]

My summer mini sessions at Claremont Gardens, Esher – part one

I’m gradually catching up on blogging all of my lovely summer shoots, still have around 15 left to share with you though! Here is the first of my summer mini sessions that took place at Claremont Gardens in Esher, Surrey at the end of June. You may remember that I held my spring mini sessions […]

A photo shoot with a lovely family of five

I hope you are all enjoying the summer holidays so far, hasn’t the weather been amazing? I’m loving spending the days with my boys but have already spent lots of evenings burning the midnight oil trying to get through all of my work….the only downside of being a mum and a business owner! I’ve got […]

Giggling in the lavender

I couldn’t resist sharing one more sneak preview from the lavender fields… The last time I photographed this cheeky chappie it was in the golden autumn leaves. It was just as much fun photographing him in the beautiful lavender. I wish sound came with this photo, this little boy has the most contagious laugh ever!

Twirling in the lavender fields

I hope you had a lovely weekend, wasn’t it a scorcher! I am slowly catching up with all of my editing and orders and I thought I would share a few more from my mini sessions in the lavender fields. Is there anything better than twirling in a field of beautiful lavender when you’re a […]

My mini sessions at the lavender fields

I’ve had lots of lovely shoots at the lavender fields in Surrey this week so it’s felt like a bit of a second home. I’m certainly not complaining though, what a beautiful place to work! I was just going through the photos from the mini sessions I held there yesterday and thought I’d share a […]

A family photo shoot at Boxhill, Surrey

I hope you are all loving this wonderful sunshine, looks like we are set for a warm week! I have a really busy week ahead with lots of shoots to finish before the boys break up for the summer holidays. Proper blogging will have to resume after I have finished all of these shoots and […]

A big family photo shoot in a park

This was the 4th time I got to photograph this lovely family, and this time they invited the extended family along for the shoot as well! You can take a look at their photo shoot on Clapham Common from a few years ago, or their newborn shoot and lavender photo shoot from last year. The […]

A sunny family photo shoot in the park

I loved this session….beautiful weather, long grass, a gorgeous family with 2 lovely little girls…what’s not to love?! I do love this series of photos of them in the long grass, they just shout summer to me! Doesn’t this little lady have the most amazing hair for a 13 month old? So cute! I hope […]

Seeing them grow up

I had my summer mini sessions on Saturday morning and we were SO lucky with the weather. It only showered lightly for about 2 minutes during the morning and then pretty much as soon as I stopped shooting it rained for the whole afternoon…I do love it when the weather works in my favour! One […]

A lifestyle newborn photo session at home

I’ve got a special shoot to share with you today. I don’t tend to do many newborn sessions, as the majority of my enquiries are from families with children. So it’s a treat when I do get to photograph teeny little babies! This little man was all of 18 days old. I photographed him when […]

Happy Father’s Day

Happy father’s day to all of you lovely Dads. I hope you have a wonderful day with your feet up and hopefully a glass of something chilled in your hand! Here is a special photo of one fantastic Daddy….

So cute

I hope you are all enjoying this gorgeous weather, I don’t think I’ve had as many sunshine-filled shoots in a row before! I haven’t got time to share a full session with you today as I’m trying to get on top of all of my editing, admin and orders (as well as trying to get […]

A family photo shoot outdoors in Surrey

I’ve had a busy week this week as on top of editing all of my recent shoots and working through orders, we’ve been celebrating a certain little man turning 4. You can see some photos of my not-so-baby boy here on my photography training blog. Take a look if only to see the hilarious DIY […]

Spring mini sessions at Claremont Gardens, Surrey – part four

I hope you had a lovely Bank Holiday weekend (for my readers in the UK anyway!) We went on our first proper camping trip. You may remember that we have glamped a couple of times before (see my photos from our trip to Featherdown Farm and to Sussex Tipis), but this was our first trip […]

Headshot session with Fiona Humberstone

I’ve been a fan of Fiona’s for a number of years now so I was delighted when she booked me to produce the headshots for her exciting new venture. Fiona owned a brand styling company and I always found her blog posts very inspiring. I also attended a couple of Fiona’s great workshops about copywriting and […]

A photo shoot at home with two lovely sisters

I loved this shoot with these two gorgeous sisters and their lovely mummy. I used to work with Olivia a number of years ago, and so I was delighted when she got in contact with me to photograph her little girls. I loved the results from our shoot….I’ve shared a lot of photos in this […]

Spring mini sessions at Claremont Gardens, Esher – part three

I hope you had a great Bank Holiday weekend (for my readers in the UK anyway!) We spent it up at my in-laws in the Midlands and went on a fantastic bluebell walk. You can see my iPhone photos from it on my Instagram profile (please come and say hello if you are on Instagram too!) […]

My boys in the bluebell woods in Esher

It’s so tricky to plan shoots around the bluebells as they are only out for a few weeks and it’s so unpredictable. Last year they were really late as we had such a cold winter and this year they’ve caught us all out by surprise by being early! We went on the search for the […]

Spring mini session at Claremont Gardens, Esher – part two

I hope you’re having a good week and getting back into the swing of things after the Easter break. Here was another of the mini sessions I held at Claremont Gardens in March on that beautiful sunny morning. This little boy was full of fun and cheekiness. His little sister wasn’t quite so forthcoming with […]

Spring mini session at Claremont Gardens, Esher – part one

I hope you all had a lovely Easter break. We had such a lovely time, I was a bit sad to see my boys go off to school and nursery this morning. We spent the last week in a gorgeous cottage in the New Forest with my parents and auntie. We were so lucky with […]

Family photo shoot at home in Surrey

I love it when I get invited back to photograph families, especially when they’ve got a gorgeous new addition to the family! You may remember this gorgeous baby boy I photographed back in 2012, I loved the photos of him in the bath. And now here he is 2 years later…. It was lovely to […]

Happy siblings

I hope you are all having a lovely Easter break. I have lots of lovely sessions to share with you but I need to get through lots of editing and orders before I can. I had a really fun session at the weekend with this happy pair and their lovely parents. The family are having […]

Happy Mother’s Day!

Just a quick post from me to wish all of you lovely mums a wonderful Mother’s Day on Sunday. I thought I would share one of my favourite Mum quotes along with a lovely mummy moment from the lavender fields last summer.    “When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your […]

Headshot photography in Surbiton, Surrey

If you’re looking for a headshot photographer then please go to this link which gives you details about my headshot and personal branding shoots. Thanks! ………………………………………………………………………………. I hope you had a lovely weekend in the sunshine. As I mentioned on a previous post, I’m no longer going to be sharing my own family photos on […]

Friday photo quotes on Facebook

At the end of last year, I started posting quotes that I loved on photos I had taken in that past year on my Facebook page. I’m still posting them on the occasional Friday this year (as and when the mood takes me!) Not all of you lovely blog readers follow my Facebook page (and […]

My new ‘Photography for Busy Parents’ website is live

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend in the sunshine. Wasn’t it lovely? After the awful weather we’ve had at the start of the year, we all deserved a beautiful sunny weekend! I have mentioned a few times in recent blog posts that I have been very busy behind the scenes working on a […]

Sunshine and memories

I hope you’re well and had a great half-term. I just wanted to explain why I’ve been a little quiet on here. We’ve just got back from an amazing holiday in Miami and the  Florida Keys. We were really lucky as the weather was perfect, and we have come back with lots of wonderful memories […]

A family photo shoot at home in Surrey

I hope you’re all ok and if you’re in the UK that you haven’t been affected by the floods. Hasn’t it just been awful? I did read that we are meant to have the hottest summer on history, I think we deserve it after this shocking winter! This shoot took place in December and it […]

Headshot session with jewellery designer Oorla Morgan

During the year I hold a few headshot mornings at the lovely Hart Boat Yard in Surbiton. I did a morning of them in January and absolutely loved spending the morning photographing inspiring business ladies. The first of the morning was the very gorgeous Oorla Morgan who designs and creates beautiful jewellery. I have major hair […]

My boys in London (and an update on availability)

Hands up if you are fed up with this weather? Yep me too. Roll on Spring is all I can say! I keep hearing from lots of parents at the moment that they don’t feel inspired to pick up their cameras and take photos of their children when it’s so grey and wet outside. I […]

A beautiful fine art album

Back in April last year I shared this shoot with 3 lovely sisters on here, and I said I would show you some photos of the lovely fine art album they ordered. Well although it’s been on my to-do list for 10 months, I’m a girl of my word, so here (finally!) are some photos […]

Creating and updating

Check me out with my rhyming blog title… (and yes that’s about the limit of my poetry skills!) I just wanted to check in and tell you that I am still here and beavering away behind the scenes. As I said in my last blog post, I needed to get my head down this month […]

A sunny autumnal family photo shoot

Happy new year! I’m not sure if you can still say happy new year on 9th January, but as it’s my first blog post of the year I think I’m allowed! I hope you all had a great time over the Christmas holidays. As I always drink and eat far too much over the festive […]

My family shoots from 2013

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. We had a lovely time and it was so nice to have both sets of our parents here on Christmas day. This has been the season of entertaining for us and tonight is the last of a run of entertaining for friends every night for 4 nights! It’s […]

Looking back on 2013

I hope you are all feeling organised for Christmas, I think I’m nearly there although I always think I’ve forgotten something! Normally at the end of the year I write up a review of the year (like this one last year and this one in 2011) with all of the things I am thankful for […]

An autumnal family photo shoot

I’ve just got back from the boys’ nativity play which was very heart-warming. It was the first time they have both been in the same play so it was lovely to watch. What was rather annoying is someone in front of us decided to hold up their iPad and film the whole production so I […]

Results of my autumn mini sessions – part four

This is the fourth and final one of my autumn mini sessions that took place in November. You can see the other mini sessions here, here and here. This lovely mummy is a family photographer herself, and although she can take gorgeous photos of her son, she had no photos with her in them! So […]

Results of my autumn mini sessions – part three

Here is the third of the autumn mini sessions I did in November. If you recognise this yummy mummy, you may have seen the business headshots I did of her for her interior design business a couple of years ago. It was great to meet her little girl and get some lovely mummy & daughter […]

Results of my autumn mini sessions – part two

Here is another of the autumn mini sessions I did in November (I can’t believe it’s December already!) These brothers were so much fun to photograph….they didn’t stop laughing and smiling the whole time and they were so sweet together, constantly cuddling and holding hands.   Told you they were lovely and smiley! By the […]

Results of my autumn mini sessions – part one

We were so lucky with the weather for my autumn mini sessions a few weeks ago. Well I guess we made our own luck as we did have to move the sessions from the Saturday (when it rained all day!) to the Sunday (we always have a back up date planned just in case!) . […]

Lifestyle headshot photography in Surrey

I’m so pleased I did a few family sessions at the weekend to capture the last of the autumn colour and before these arctic conditions that they are forecasting set in. I’m really not looking forward to these freezing temperatures and 100 days of snow that they are talking about! I love snow for about […]

A photo shoot with 3 lovely brothers

I had my autumn mini sessions at the weekend, and I was so pleased I moved them from Saturday to the Sunday (we always have a back up date just in case) as the light was beautiful. If you are a fan of my Facebook page you will have seen that I posted a few images […]

A family photo shoot in Surrey

I hope you all had a great weekend and enjoyed half-term. I really enjoyed my week with my boys but I was a bit relieved that they were back to school & nursery this morning so I could actually get some proper work done! I always love this time of year; Karl and I celebrated […]

A big family photo shoot in Teddington

So are you all ready for Halloween? I’m not sure who gets more excited about it, me or the boys! We went down the pumpkin patch at Garsons Farm, Esher at the weekend to choose our pumpkins. We all chose one each so I have a lot of carving and soup making to do over […]

Family photo shoot in Richmond-upon-Thames

I hope you had a nice weekend. I’ve been overwhelmed by the amount of people who have signed up to my VIP list and have been watching my free video training for parents. I’ve had lots of lovely comments about it, thank you to those of you who have taken the time to let me […]

My new FREE video training for parents is live!

I’m delighted to say that my new video training is ready for you to see. A number of months ago I asked on my Facebook page what parents were struggling with the most when it came to photographing their children. I must admit, I expected the answers to be ‘getting blurred photos’ or something similar. […]

A mini photo session in the lavender fields – part 4

Hope you’re all well. I’m now into my busy autumn shooting season, so I’ll be posting a little less frequently than usual over the next couple of months. But you’ll still be hearing from me around once a week (you can’t get rid of me that easily!) I have been saving this wonderful mini session […]

My little boy in the sunflowers

As it’s a Friday afternoon and the sun is shining I thought this was the perfect time to share with you this photo of my laughing little boy in the sunflowers from our holiday to France this summer. But although I love the one above, the photo below is my favourite. It was a really […]

Two inspiring mums in business

Since I set up my business 5 years ago, I have always loved speaking to other mums in business. I enjoy getting tips from them about how they juggle everything and I love comparing stories about having to work into the early hours and having to send sneaky work emails in the cinema with the […]

A family photo shoot in Cobham, Surrey

I hope you all had lovely weekends. It certainly feels like autumn is on it’s way doesn’t it? I’m sad to say goodbye to the summer but I’m looking forward to all of the autumn colour and crunchy leaves! I’m very excited to share this session from the summer. This was the fifth session I […]

Headshot session with colour consultant, Bernay Laity

I had this headshot session with the lovely Bernay back in April at Harts Boat Yard in Surbiton. Bernay contacted me because she was getting a new website designed and wanted to ensure she had some gorgeous headshots to display on it! You can check out her new website here…I love the way the colours […]

A mini photo shoot in the lavender fields – part three

Only 2 days until my boys are back at school/nursery! I thought I’d be desperate for them to go back by now but I’ve really loved this summer so I’m feeling a bit sad that it’s nearly over. I think the fact that they are now both over 3 years old makes life much easier […]

A mini photo session in the lavender fields – part two

I hope you all had a lovely Bank Holiday weekend (and for those of you outside of the UK, I hope you had a lovely normal weekend!) I’ve really enjoyed this summer so I’m starting to feel a bit sad that it’s nearly over and the boys are back at school next week. Although I […]

A baby photo shoot at home in Balham, London

I hope you are all enjoying the summer…hasn’t the weather been amazing? At least we don’t feel quite so bad about our shocking spring now! We have just got back from a couple of weeks away, first at Featherdown Farms in Devon, then to the Loire Valley in France with some friends. We had such […]

A mini photo session in the lavender fields – part one

I am really excited about sharing all of my mini sessions in the stunning lavender fields with you. The first shoot of the day was with these gorgeous brothers and their parents. Their mum had attended one of my photography workshops a couple of years ago, but although she can take great photos of her […]

A baby photo shoot in SW London

I hope you’re all enjoying the summer holidays. We’re having a great time but I’m trying to juggle having the boys all day with finishing off lots of work, hence why I’m writing this blog post at gone 10pm! It was a beautiful day for this baby shoot I did a few weeks ago. We […]

Gorgeous red curls and stunning lavender

I posted this on my Facebook page (you do like my page don’t you?!) when I was editing last night and got lots of lovely comments and likes. So I thought I would share it on here for those of you who missed it. I don’t think there is a better combination than a girl […]

A summer mini family session – part eight

So how many of you were watching the news last night waiting to hear about the royal baby? I managed to switch on Sky News literally at the moment they announced it was a boy. Very exciting to hear about the future king, now we’re all just waiting for the name (my money’s on George!) […]

The beautiful lavender fields

I loved being back at the beautiful lavender fields photographing mini sessions with 4 lovely families yesterday. It was scorching hot so we all nearly melted but the results are definitely worth it! I now have a lot of editing to get through, especially as I also had a lovely family session on Monday as […]

A summer mini photo session – part seven

I love it when I get to photograph the same families years later. I first photographed this family when they were a family of 4 back in 2009, you can see their session here. (I really had to dig through the archives for this one as it was nearly 4 years ago!) And now they […]

A summer mini photo shoot – part six

These lovely sisters were great fun to photograph as you can probably tell by the photos! They came along to the mini session with their lovely mum (you can see the headshot session I did with Heidi a couple of years ago here) and had a great time showing me their gymnastics, their sheep and […]

A summer mini photo session – part five

You may remember that I had to cancel the majority of my spring mini sessions as there were sub-zero temperatures and snow on both the day itself and the back up date! (I did do one of them in the sleet which you can see here). So we rescheduled the rest of them to the […]

On being authentic in business

Instead of sharing a session in this blog post I want to talk about being authentic in business and not copying others. I’m writing this post for the benefit of other photographers, so if you are a client and you’ve come to see some pretty pictures please scroll down to see all of my recent […]

A summer mini photo session – part four

I was so pleased when Jo booked one of my summer mini sessions. I first met Jo back in 2009 when she read about a business mums networking group I was setting up in the local paper. She then started running the group with me and we met some fantastic business mums doing great things. […]

A summer mini photo shoot – part three

Here is the third of the summer mini sessions that I did at the beginning of June. This was the third shoot I did with this gorgeous girl and her parents. You can see her baby shoot back in 2010 here, the autumn mini session we had and also the gorgeous fine art album they […]

A family photo shoot in Richmond

Here is a shoot I did in May when all of the lovely spring colour was out, and everything was looking very green due to all of the rain we’d had. You may remember I shared a sneak preview of this shoot back in May. And as a big ‘Brave’ fan, I was delighted the […]

A summer mini photo session – part two

Hooray the sun is out today, so I’m not feeling so bad posting these lovely sunny photos! This was the 2nd of my summer mini sessions that took place at the beginning of June. These 3 little ones were so cute…don’t you think they look like they belong in a Mini Boden catalogue? They are […]

A summer mini photo session – part one

We were so lucky with the weather for the first morning of my summer mini sessions. After all of the grey weather and rain we’ve had recently, I was so pleased to wake up to beautiful sunshine on the day. I had my second morning of summer mini sessions yesterday and unfortunately woke up to […]

A family photo shoot outdoors

I hope you’ve all had a good week. I got the results of an MRI scan yesterday and found out that I have slipped 2 discs in my neck…that explains all of the headaches and neck pain I’ve had recently! I was worried that they may tell me I shouldn’t be shooting at the moment, […]

A photo shoot with 3 lovely brothers

I hope you all had a lovely weekend. As a Father’s Day treat, we went on a family trip to see Epic at the cinema. We all loved it. It was the first time we’ve tried a 3D viewing with the boys as I think Sam would have just taken the glasses off when he […]

Happy Father’s Day

….to all of you Dad’s out there. I hope you get spoilt by your little ones today (rather than just wrestled, or is that just in our house?!) I was looking through Dad quotes to use in this post, but then realised I’ve used all my favourites in my father’s day posts over the last […]

A family photo shoot at home

Hasn’t this weather been lovely? Makes it so much easier to come back off holiday to this kind of weather! I have my summer mini sessions tomorrow morning so I’m hoping we get some sunshine…we deserve it after my spring ones got rescheduled twice due to freezing temperatures! I spent a great morning at the […]

My little boy turns 3

My baby boy is 3 today, where did that go! We got back from a wonderful family holiday in Turkey last night, so I have an inbox I’m slowly working through and a mountain of laundry to do. But I always write a blog post for my boys’ birthdays so I have 10 minutes to […]

A spring family photo shoot

What has happened to our weather! I’m currently sitting in my office with the heating on and a big cardigan on to keep me warm. It’s like January! I feel like I’ve been complaining about the weather for the past year now, but it really has been rubbish. I remember a few years ago I […]

Sisters in Kew

I have so many lovely spring sessions to share with you, but I thought I would start with a sneak preview of a shoot I did last week with these sisters. Big sister loves the film Brave, so she brought her bow and arrow set along to the session to practise with!

Moonwalking around London

Last week was so hectic with workshops, family shoots and lots of orders to process that I didn’t get a chance to update you on the Moonwalk I did a couple of weeks ago. Thank you so much to all of your for your support and sponsorship. I raised £500 and our little team of 4 […]

A weekend away with fellow family photographers

In a recent blog post I mentioned that I was going away with a lovely group of family photographers for the weekend. We all met on a workshop last year and bonded straight away. It can be a little lonely sometimes working for yourself, so it’s always great to meet up with other mums who […]

A family photo shoot with teenagers

Most of the families I photograph have children under the age of 6. That’s no surprise really, having family photos taken is normally on the to-do list when your children are babies and often we don’t get round to it until they are pre-schoolers! But strangely I don’t get that many enquiries from parents with […]

A photo shoot with 3 lovely sisters

I’m SO pleased that it’s warmed up, spring has finally arrived (albeit about 6 weeks late!) I’ve been loving the sunshine recently, it makes entertaining the kids so much easier doesn’t it? Last weekend I took some time out from my business and the boys and went on a wonderful weekend with a lovely group […]

A newborn photo shoot at home

I’ve had lots of great shoots recently so I’m really in the thick of it with editing at the moment. But I just had to share this shoot with you. A couple of weeks ago I did a newborn shoot at this family’s home. You may recognize the big sister from the sunny shoot on […]

A spring mini photo session….in the snow!

I have been running mini sessions for a couple of years now, and this spring was the first time I have had to reschedule them due to the weather. And not just once, but twice! On the second morning we had scheduled, I gave the families the option to continue or reschedule to another date […]

Natural nursery photography

I spent a lovely morning back in February photographing the children at our local nursery. Here are just a few I children that I photographed during the morning, what a happy (and cute) bunch they are! My youngest Sam goes to the nursery so regular readers may have spotted him above in the red coat!

Family photo shoot in Thames Ditton (and an update on availability)

Ok, so hands up if you’ve had enough of this weather? I have never been so ready for the summer, I am totally over the cold and rain! I have had to reschedule all of my sessions this month so far; unfortunately wind, rain and the cold aren’t that conducive to beautiful family photos outdoors! […]

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy mother’s day to all of you lovely mums. I hope you get spoiled today….us mums deserve it! Here is one of my favourite mum quotes. “Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body” Elizabeth Stone All of you […]

World Book Day

I’ve always seen lots of World Book Day photos posted by friends on Facebook over the years. With my eldest now in reception, this year was the first year that we could participate. I remember thinking when my boys were old enough I would be really creative and spend time putting together a homemade outfit. […]

My big boy’s 5th birthday party

I’m trying to be really organised with my own family photos this year and I’m sorting through them and putting them in montages as soon as I’ve taken them so at the end of the year I can just put them straight into a digital album. I have just finished my 2011 family album, and […]

Learning to take photos of your own family

Now I have a separate blog for my photography workshops I don’t often share photos from my workshops on here anymore. But I wanted to share these photos with you as they are so impressive! These are photos that some parents have taken of their own children after coming to my half day photography workshop […]

My big boy turns five

I can’t quite believe that my big boy is 5 today. Have a really been a mum for 5 years?! I’m in the midst of editing lots of images from some nursery photography I’ve been doing so I kept his birthday shoot very simple. A quick photo taken yesterday when he got back from school. […]

A baby photo shoot at home

I hope you all had a great half-term. I really enjoyed hanging out with my boys, although I would have preferred it to be a bit (actually a lot!) warmer. I have my spring mini sessions in a couple of weeks time so it better have warmed up by then. I can’t do spring mini […]

Modern business headshots in Surrey

Tom contacted me last year to see if could photograph his headshots after one of his colleagues recommended me. He has had professional headshots done in the past but had never been completely happy with them.  It really is so important to have a headshot of yourself that you’re proud to share! Here are some […]

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Whether you are into Valentine’s day or not, I hope you have a lovely evening spent with the person that means the most to you. Here is one from the archives…a shot of my youngest Sammy when he was a baby. A ladies man in the making!

Modern business headshots at Harts Boat Yard in Surbiton

As you can see, I’ve been busy shooting lots of headshots over the past few weeks. This is Sally who came to me to have some headshots done that she would be proud to share on Linkedin and other social media. If you would like some gorgeous headshots of yourself that you’d be proud to […]

Business headshot session in Surbiton, Surrey

I can’t believe it’s snowing again! I was hoping Spring was on it’s way. Winter is always about 2 months too long for my liking! So to cheer me up, I thought I would share some photos from the headshot session I did at Harts Boat Yard in Surbiton with this lovely smiley lady. Caroline […]

Baby photography in Virginia Water, Surrey

I did this shoot at the end of the last year with one of my best friends Mandy, and her gorgeous baby boy who was 7 months old at the time of the shoot (which happens to be my favourite baby age to photograph!) If you have been reading my blog for some time, you […]

Business headshots for Sara Dean from Inky Blue

I had read all about Sara and her new branding and website before on Flourish Studio’s blog, so I was excited when she contacted me about having a new headshot done to finish off her website perfectly. Sara runs a creative writing and communications business called Inky Blue. My brief was to create a headshot […]

Headshot session with Himalee from All About Birth

I’ve been out shooting headshots this morning and was delighted that I didn’t have to wear a hat, scarf and gloves….it’s positively balmy out there compared to what it has been! I run headshot mornings in January when things are a little bit quieter for family photography. I had a morning of headshot sessions last […]

A winter family photo shoot in Surrey

I hope you’ve all been enjoying the snow. Personally I’m a bit over it now…I love it for a couple of days and feel like a little kid again. Then when it starts freezing on the pavement and turning into black sludge on the road I’ve had enough! We’ve had Christmas, we’ve had the snow, […]

My family in the snow

I hope you’ve been enjoying this snow this weekend and have had the chance to take lots of photos. It’s freezing out there, but snow sure does make everything look pretty! I thought I would share some of my own family photos of us having fun in the snow these last few days. Since reading […]

Larking around with my boy

Wow, the snow today is impressive! Both of my boys are in school/nursery this morning but I’m looking forward to picking them up and getting out with my camera. I do love the look of the snow, but I must admit I am a bit of a wimp in the cold! So we’ll probably end […]

My new way of presenting digital images

I hope you all had a lovely weekend. On Saturday I spent the day at the SWPP photography convention in London. I had a great day browsing through lots of new products and chatting to suppliers. And it’s always fun to talk a bit of shop with my photographer friends! I go to the convention […]

Three lovely siblings

My boys are back to school & nursery for the first day today. I’ve loved spending lots of time with them over the holidays but it’s nice to finally have a morning to myself to start tackling my to-do list! I really loved this shoot which took place in November. The majority of my sessions […]

Some gorgeous products from a family shoot

Happy new year to you all! I hope you had a great time over the festive season. We had a fantastic time and I loved spending so much time together as a family. Unfortunately Harrison got a chest infection the day after he finished school, so he wasn’t his usual energetic self on Christmas Day […]

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!

Well thank you 2012, it’s been another great year for me and my business.  I’m not going to do a full on review of the year like I usually do (here are my year reviews in 2010 and 2011) instead I want to focus on the important things and say some well-deserved thank yous. Firstly, I […]

An autumnal family photo shoot

This is the last family shoot I’m going to be sharing with you in 2012 and hopefully you’ll agree that I’m ending the year with a high! We had rescheduled this session the weekend prior due to the rain, but we were so lucky to have glorious sunshine on the the day of our shoot […]

Results of my baby photo sessions in Wimbledon | part 4

Hope you all had a nice weekend. I finally got round to writing all of our Christmas cards and wrapping some presents, so I’m starting to feel a little bit more organised now. I’m already consuming too much mulled wine and cheese though, so I’m already planning a full on January detox! So, here is […]

Results of my baby photo shoots in Wimbledon | part 3

It’s been a hectic few weeks (although aren’t I always saying that?!) processing all of the Christmas orders, editing my last few family sessions, running my last Photography for Parents workshops of the year and trying to get organised for Christmas as well! Am I the only person who still hasn’t written any cards or […]

An autumnal family photo shoot

I miss the autumn already! It’s got a little too cold for my liking and I miss seeing all of the beautiful colour around. So this is a perfect shoot to share with you to remind us how stunning this autumn was. I don’t know if it was just me but the colour this autumn […]

Results of my baby photo sessions in Wimbledon | part 2

Hope you all had a lovely weekend. We decided to put our tree up yesterday (I know it’s a bit early!), so it’s feeling rather festive at our house now. I do wish we could have sparkly lights out all year round! Here is another of the baby mini sessions I held in my natural […]

Results of my baby photo sessions in Wimbledon | part 1

A few weeks ago I ran my 2nd morning of baby mini photo sessions in a natural light studio in Wimbledon. It was a big success and I got to coo over 4 gorgeous baby boys (and one big brother) during the morning. The aim with all of my photo shoots is to capture your […]

A family photo shoot at home in Esher

I really loved this session with this gorgeous little lady and her lovely parents. We decided to do the shoot at their home in Esher and we were really lucky with the weather so we started the session out in their garden. I love it when children start with those unsure expressions at the beginning […]

Playing with my new camera

This post will probably only be of interest if you are into photography as it’s about nerdy things that only a photo geek like me will appreciate! So if you have arrived at my blog to look at some pretty pictures, don’t worry, this post will be followed very shortly with a lovely family shoot! […]

Results of my autumn mini sessions | part 3

My mini sessions are perfect for families who I have photographed before and who just want to update some of their family photos around the house. As with the last mini session I shared, often it is because there has been a new addition to the family! I photographed this family last summer, when Melissa […]

Results of my autumn mini sessions – part 2

I was delighted when this family booked one of my autumn mini sessions. I have photographed them 3 times before; when Amelia was a newborn, when she was turning one and then at 18 months. So it was lovely to see how she had grown now she is 3 and a big sister! And her […]

Headshot sessions at The Medicine Garden, Cobham

I ran a morning of headshot sessions at The Medicine Garden in Cobham at the beginning of the year. I remember it was a freezing cold day in February, I was very pleased that I’d worn my thermals! I’ve already shared a few headshots sessions I’ve had in this location with garden designer Lisa Cox […]

Results of my autumn mini sessions – part 1

I’m excited to share with you one of the autumn mini sessions I did a few weeks ago. We had planned to hold the morning in Esher Common where I held my autumn mini sessions last year, but as the forecast was showing grey skies I decided to change the location a few days before […]

A family photo shoot at home

This shoot took place at this family’s home in Beaconsfield. It’s great when clients have a lovely garden, or woodland or a park within walking distance of their home as then we can do the shoot at home and get the best of both worlds…some lovely photos in the great outdoors and some in their […]

A summer family photo shoot in the park

I hope you all had a great Halloween. I took the boys trick or treating for the first time, and I think I secretly enjoyed it just as much as they did! I still have lots of shoots to share with you…this one was from back in July with a lovely family of 4. The […]

A Halloween adventure with my boys at Painshill Park, Cobham

Happy Halloween everyone! I’ve always loved the excitement of Halloween. When I was little it was never really a big thing, but I love the fact that the way they celebrate it in the US seems to be filtering over here. Karl had a day off on Monday and we decided to do something for […]

Business headshots in Surbiton, Surrey

At the beginning of the year I held some headshot mornings in Surbiton and Cobham. Here are a few of the results from the mornings I held at Harts Boat Yard in Surbiton. I often get asked if I do headshots of men, so this is proof that I do! Philip contacted me as he […]

A September family photo shoot in Surrey

One of the things I love about photographing in the UK is using our wonderful changing seasons as backdrops. Every season brings with it different colour and something new. This family shoot took place in September just as summer was turning to autumn. So Bushy Park was looking beautiful, with the long grass still left […]

What to wear for your family photo shoot this autumn

I know when we’ve had our family photos done in the past, deciding what everyone should wear is always pretty stressful. Let’s face it, it’s normally tricky enough getting the whole family out of the house clean and presentable let alone in co-ordinating outfits (or is that just me who is normally wiping breakfast off […]

Headshot session with Lisa Cox at The Medicine Garden, Cobham

I still have quite a few headshot sessions from the beginning of this year that I never got a chance to share. I thought now was a great time to share them with you as I have just announced the dates for my headshot mornings in Cobham & Surbiton in Jan & Feb. This session […]

A family photo shoot in East Molesey, Surrey

I delivered the beautiful products to this lovely family today so it seemed like a good time to share some of the images from their shoot. We were blessed with some gorgeous sunshine on the morning of our shoot in Bushy Park last month. Here are some of the shots from their session. The family […]

Family photography in the lavender fields in Surrey

The morning of this shoot in the lavender fields it was rather overcast, but as much as I love a bit of sunshine, I do love shooting when it’s cloudy especially somewhere like the lavender fields as it makes the colours lovely and strong. You may recognise these little ones as they have appeared on […]

A very special family photo album

I sent out a newsletter to my clients a few months ago telling them all about the beautiful fine art Folio albums I am now offering. I had an email back from a lovely family that I have photographed a couple of times asking if it would be possible to include the photos from both […]

A baby photo shoot in Richmond

I thought this sunny photo shoot was the perfect antidote to this grey Monday morning. It’s certainly put me in a better mood looking through these photos again! This family currently live in Texas, USA and had contacted me earlier in the year with dates that they were over in the UK but I didn’t […]

Commercial shoot for My Heart & Home childrens’ nightwear

I shared a little sneak preview of this shoot I did for My Heart and Home nightwear last month. Now I can show you lots more of the photos from our lovely shoot, and believe me there really are a lot of photos in this blog post, I just couldn’t narrow it down! My Heart and […]

A family photo shoot in the lavender fields

As the weather is so miserable today, and it’s a Monday too, I thought we could all do with a bit of cheering up. So I thought it was a perfect day to show my shoot with this lovely happy family in the beautiful lavender fields in Banstead, Surrey. I first photographed this family last […]

A stunning fine art Folio album

You may remember a while ago I posted some photos of a new product I was offering, the stunning Folio albums. They have been proving popular with my clients and I’ve been over the moon with the quality of each album. This lovely family that I photographed in Esher Woods back in March, ordered a […]

Surrey photo shoot with a lovely family of seven

I only just cope with 2 children let alone 5! But the mum & dad of these lovely children just take it all in their stride and keep on smiling….I take my hat off to them! We had a lovely session in Bushy Park at the end of June. You may recognise a few members […]

A family photo shoot in Esher woods

It’s been so busy over the summer with my 2 little boys to entertain, that I’ve got a little behind on posting some of the great family sessions I’ve been having. So I thought I would start with sharing this session I had back in June with these lovely 3 brothers & their parents in […]

Back to school photo shoot with my boy

Today was a big day. It was my big boy’s first day in reception and my baby boy’s first morning in playgroup.  H was absolutely fine, S cried when we left him and I only just managed to hold it together! I wanted to do a shoot with H to mark this big step in […]

Welcome to my brand new website & blog

I’m so delighted to welcome you to to my brand new website and blog. I have been dreaming about this website since the beginning of the year and I’m so excited to finally see it live. I wrote a post recently about some business soul-searching I had been doing  this year which resulted in a […]

A family photo shoot in Richmond-upon-Thames

This shoot took place in mid-June which if you remember was the month when it seemed to never stop raining. Well this shoot is proof that we did in fact have some sunshine! When I spoke to Adele during the week we very nearly rescheduled the session, but I was optimistic about the weather and […]

Styled photo shoot for My Heart and Home – sneak preview

Yesterday I had an amazing shoot for My Heart and Home. You may remember I did a shoot for them last year to show off their beautiful nighties and gifts.    Janne Ford, who owns the business, commissioned me to do another shoot for her business again this year, this time the theme being an […]

The results of my baby mini sessions – part 4

This was the last family to have a session on the morning of my baby mini sessions in Wimbledon. These 2 boys (and their mummy!) were absolute stars. The older brother was definitely a model in the making and did everything I asked which is pretty unheard of for a 3 year old!  The beauty […]

Watching him grow

Now I’ve been in business for quite a few years, I get to see a lot of the same families again and again which I really love. This was the 3rd shoot I have done with this lovely family. They always have a shoot with me in the summer around Tristan’s birthday. You can see […]

The results of my studio mini sessions in Wimbledon – part 3

This is completely un-related to this post, but how amazing has the Olympics been? I don’t normally watch much sport but I have been loving it. Saturday night TV doesn’t get much more dramatic than the athletics at the weekend, wasn’t it just fantastic? The only problem with it is that it’s making me cry […]

The results of my baby mini sessions in Wimbledon – part 2

This was the 2nd family into the studio on the morning of my baby mini sessions in a natural light studio. This gorgeous little lad brought his big sister and mummy along for company. He had had a tumble that morning so we had to try all the tricks in the book to get some […]

The results of my studio mini sessions – part 1

I’ve had so many shoots in July that I’ve had a backlog of editing and orders to get through, hence the slight slowdown in blogging. But I am gradually getting back on top of everything, so get prepared for lots of lovely families coming up on the blog.  I thought I would start with the […]

A sunny baby shoot (and a quick update on availability)

I am absolutely loving this gorgeous weather we’re having this week. I should moan about the weather more often on my blog, as I had a whinge in my last post then suddenly the sunshine came out!  I showed one image from this session in my recent blog post about my new logo. Here are […]

A photo shoot with good friends

Ok, so I’m officially bored with this weather now….I’ve been staying optimistic but it feels like it’s rained solidly for months now and I’m wondering whether we will actually get a summer at all! Luckily though, most of my shoots over the past couple of months seem to have taken place in the rare moments […]

A fresh new look

I have been doing a bit of business soul-searching over the past few months. I don’t know if you can actually search a business’s soul, but that’s the best way of describing what I’ve been doing! I have been in business for 4 years now, and it’s very easy to just get stuck into what […]

A lovely family of six

June and July are proving to be pretty crazy for me, full of workshops, family shoots and my baby mini sessions tomorrow. But I’m determined not to get too behind on my blogging, otherwise I’ll spend the summer thinking about all of those lovely shoots I never shared with you! This session had been booked […]

A baby photo shoot in Surrey

As it’s pretty miserable outside today, I thought we could all do with seeing a lovely sunny shoot to help us remember that we have had a few nice days so far this summer. This little lady had turned 1 the day before the shoot so it was the perfect time for a family photo […]

Announcing date for Autumn mini sessions in Esher, Surrey

I know, I know, we haven’t even had our summer yet (we hope!) and I’m already talking about autumn! I thought I should officially announce the date for my autumn mini sessions as I’ve already had 2 slots book, so there are only 2 left.  All of my custom family sessions are now booked up […]

What is a Dad?

A dad is someone who  wants to catch you before you fall but instead picks you up,  brushes you off,  and lets you try again.  A dad is someone who wants to keep you from making mistakes but instead lets you find your own way, even though his heart breaks in silence  when you get […]

A family photo shoot at home

Most of my shoots take place outside; in parks, woods, fields or anywhere else that me and the family think will be a great location for their session. But sometimes families want their photo shoot to take place at their home, where their kids are comfortable and so the children can look back at the […]

Family photo shoot in a bluebell wood

I hope you all had a wonderful Jubilee weekend. We had a great time and it’s made me feel really excited about the olympics now!  Firstly I just wanted to say thank you for all of your lovely comments, messages and tweets about Sam’s 2nd birthday shoot. I was delighted that you all liked the […]

Celebrating my baby boy turning two

People say blink and you’ll miss your kids growing up as it happens so fast, but I really can’t believe how quickly it’s going. Was it really 2 years ago that S entered the world, and then when he turned 1 and started walking. And now he’s a fully-fledged toddler and about to start nursery […]

A thoroughly British photo shoot

As it’s the Diamond Jubilee celebrations this weekend, I thought there was no better time to share this shoot with you. This was one of the shoots from the Jinky Art workshop I went on a few weeks ago. Barb Uil is known for her concept shoots where she uses props (and often animals!) to […]

An extended family photo shoot in Teddington

This photo shoot was a 60th birthday present for the lovely Lib. Her daughter Sari booked the shoot with me way back in August last year (I do love clients that plan ahead!) When we booked the session in the diary, the 2 youngest grandsons hadn’t even entered the world!  But now John and Lib […]

Headshot session with Katie Levett from What Katie did Next

Things have been really busy since I got back from the Jinky Art workshop last week and I’ve had a few late nights preparing for my ‘Photography for Parents – the next stage’ workshop tomorrow and editing some recent sessions.  So it’s just a quick post from me today, to share with you some headshots […]

Baby photo shoot in the bluebells

I had a great time on the Jinky Art workshop and met a lovely group of talented child photographers. It’s taking me a while to absorb everything I learnt, but I feel full of new ideas and can’t wait to try some of them out. We didn’t take as many photos as we had hoped as the […]

A (very rare!) self-portrait

I’m off on a workshop next week with one of my favourite child photographers in the world, the very talented Barb Uil of Jinky Art. There is a wonderful group of family photographers from around Europe attending, and we have some great shoots lined up….as you can probably guess, I am VERY excited! Although it’s […]

Family photo shoot in Teddington

I hope you all had a lovely Bank Holiday weekend (despite the awful weather!) We decided not to let the rain get us down and we found a couple of great things to do with the kids. We went to Jurassic Encounter in New Malden on the A3 which is crazy golf but with very […]

A family photo shoot in Esher woods

I’ve been really looking forward to sharing this session with you. I first met Amanda when I did her business headshots at the beginning of last year for her events management business. She also attended my photography workshop for creative business owners last year.  So I was delighted when she also booked me to photograph […]

An update on availability and a few photos of my boys

I thought I would just post a quick update on availability as things are looking very busy. All of my baby mini sessions in Wimbledon are now full…I’m so pleased these have been so popular and I can’t wait to meet all of the lovely babies on the morning! Here is my session availability for […]

A sunny family shoot in the daffodils

Hasn’t the weather this week been miserable? I know we need the rain and it’s good for the drought, but it’s certainly not good for us lifestyle photographers who shoot outdoors most of the time!  So, to remind us of sunnier days I thought I would share this shoot I did a few weeks ago […]

New product offering – luxury fine art Folio Albums

The album that I talked about in my last blog post arrived, and it certainly lived up to my (high) expectations! This family said they were interested in purchasing an album of their session, so I told them about this new luxury album I was planning on launching, and they loved the sound of it and […]

A lovely photo shoot with baby Sam in Weybridge

I had a great session with this lovely family. Sam was 10 months when we did the shoot in March which was a great age to do it as he was so expressive and yet still looks lovely and baby-like (is that a word?) They had a loft room in their home which had beautiful […]

Baby photography in Hinchley Wood, Surrey

This little lady was a joy to photograph….full of smiles and great expressions during our session last month. This is how I love to photograph babies…no props, backdrops or studio lights….just timeless portraits of them that will never date.  I told you she was smiley! After shooting in their house, we took a stroll down […]

A family photo shoot in Teddington

Before you all start getting stuck into your Easter eggs, I thought I would share this session I had at the end of February. I took a stroll around the park with this lovely family, taking lots of photos of the fun they have together and we were all delighted with the results.  I delivered […]

The results of my spring mini sessions – part 4

Here is the last of my spring mini sessions, and this one was with a lovely brother and sister. Mum and Dad didn’t want to be in the photos, so instead I got to chase these 2 little characters around…we had a great time!  In case you missed it, yesterday I posted some ‘behind the […]

Behind the scenes of my spring mini sessions

You may remember that I shared some behind the scenes photos from my autumn mini sessions, and a number of you said you really liked seeing them. During my spring mini sessions, my lovely assistant, Claire, took some more snaps of me shooting so I thought I would share them with you.  I always cringe […]

The results of my spring mini sessions – part 3

Here are the results of another of my spring mini photo sessions. What a lovely family and the little ones got along so well….as soon as they were in the daffodils, they started giving each other kisses, it was so cute!  I have now moved all of my workshop posts to a new blog over […]

The results of my spring mini sessions – part 2

It’s always a bit nerve racking photographing another photographer. So when a fellow family photographer, Penny Carolan, booked one of my spring mini sessions, I was delighted and flattered of course, but also felt under pressure as I wanted to do an amazing job for her! Penny and her family moved back to South Africa […]

My boys on the beach

I thought I would share with you the results of a little shoot I did with my boys on the beach in Indonesia during our recent trip to Singapore. Karl was having a spa treatment (he’s going to kill me for saying that on my blog!) and the early evening light was lovely, so I took […]

Happy Mother’s Day to all of you wonderful mums

Just a quick post from me, to wish all of you lovely mummies a wonderful mother’s day.  Here is a lovely mummy moment from a recent session that I’m still yet to share, with one of my favourite mum quotes…. And of course, happy mother’s day to my own wonderful mum. What would I do […]

The results of my spring mini sessions – part 1

The mini sessions went brilliantly last week. I was nervous about the weather as it had been cold and raining the weekend before, but I needn’t have worried as it was a lovely mild day. It was cloudy, but that just gave me a lovely diffused light to work with. I was also worried when […]

What to wear for your spring family photo shoot

I have lots of spring family sessions coming up (and my spring mini sessions this Saturday) so I thought I would share a few  ‘what to wear’ guides with you. After having our own family photo shoot last year, I know just how difficult it is to decide what to wear so that you all co-ordinate […]

Our family holiday to Singapore and Indonesia

I posted some of my iPhone photos from our family trip to Singapore recently and I have now managed to process some of my ‘proper’ photos. I decided against taking my professional kit with me, as I knew I’d be worrying about it getting damaged the whole time, especially as I had a shoot a […]

Baby photography in Wandsworth (and an update on session availability)

I just realised I haven’t shared this lovely baby shoot that I had in January. This lovely little lad was 6 months at the time of the shoot which is a great age to photograph. We started the session at their house and got some lovely simple portraits in the main bedroom where the light […]

My big boy is 4 today

I can’t quite believe my big boy is 4 today…it seems just a few months ago that I was doing the ‘Harry and his Bucket full of dinosaurs’ shoot when he turned 3. I wish he would slow down growing up!  When I tell people I have 2 boys, I often get a look that […]

Our family holiday to Singapore & Indonesia….in iPhone pictures

We have just got back from an amazing 2 weeks in Singapore. Both mine and Karl’s best friends live out there…weirdly they didn’t know each other but moved out with their other halves on the same week in 2009! We went to see them 2 years ago…you can see our photos from that trip here. […]

Headshot session with Janne Ford from My Heart and Home

I was really pleased when Janne from My Heart and Home booked a headshot session with me as I knew she hated having her photograph taken, and I love showing women how great they can look! We’re so used to seeing very unflattering photos of ourselves taken in dodgy light with compact cameras, that we […]

A lovely Storyboard Frame

I managed to grab a few shots of this lovely frame before it went to it’s new home! I never got round to blogging this family shoot which took place at the end of November in Esher Common, so I thought I would share this Storyboard Frame with you as it really shows the story […]

Business headshots of Robyn & Neal Hatley

I had the pleasure of meeting Robyn for the first time last summer…she is full of energy and smiles and describes herself as a serial mumpreneur! Just hearing about all of her businesses and projects makes me feel quite exhausted! One of the businesses she runs is called Mums the Business which helps mumpreneurs to promote their […]

Friday’s ‘Photography for Parents’ workshop at the Medicine Garden, Cobham

I had my 2nd ‘Photography for Parents’ workshop of the year on Friday and we had a beautiful sunny day for it and a lovely friendly group!  I was really touched by this comment from one of the feedback forms:   “Vicki, you made the workshop fun and informative. It is a real skill to […]

A family photo shoot in Richmond

Do you think that the winter is a bad time for a family photo shoot outdoors? Well hopefully this session will change your mind! I really like shooting in the winter, and you already know how much I love spring and autumn shoots. The summer is actually one of my least favourite times to shoot, […]

Headshot session with Rona Wheeldon from Flowerona

I am going to be sharing with you a number of headshot sessions over the next month. I took the decision in April last year only to do headshots in Jan & Feb when the weather isn’t as nice for outdoor family shoots. I found a wonderful location for the sessions which is around the lovely Harts […]

Three years on…

2011 for me was definitely the year of returning customers! And it was great to see this lovely family again 3 years on. Here they are with their 5 month old girl 3 years ago back in January 2009.  And now that gorgeous little blue eyed baby is a big sister! Here are some images […]

Headshot session with Caroline Macleod-Smith from Style Bureau

As my Jan/Feb headshot sessions start tomorrow (I have 12 of them over the next few weeks!) I thought today was a good day for me to share this headshot session I did just before Christmas.  Caroline has recently set up as a personal stylist and is loving it! She desperately needed some professional photos […]

Learning, planning (and socialising!) at the SWPP convention

I spent a fantastic few days at the SWPP (Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers) convention in London over this past week. On one of the days I attended a boudoir workshop by a fabulous US photographer Joe Cogliandro in a lovely hotel opposite Buckingham Palace. I don’t currently offer this type of photography, but […]

Three times the fun

I did this mini shoot with a very good friend of mine just before Christmas. Alison was in my NCT group when I had Harrison, and after having our boys we quickly bonded by talking about our little bundles of joy who just refused to sleep through the night! Alison then went on to have […]

An autumn family photo session in Wandsworth Common

Happy New Year to you all!  Although, what a miserable morning it was to kick off the work year…I imagine there was lots of grumpy faces on the way to the train station this morning! I thought this sunny, happy session was the perfect way to cheer us all up, and a great shoot to […]

Goodbye 2011….

Happy new year….I hope your 2012 is filled with lots of love and laughter. Here are just some of the smiley faces I had the pleasure of photographing in 2011.  Vickix PS. I am currently laid up with a nasty bout of sinusitus and a chest infection. Great timing eh! Especially as we’ve had to […]

Looking back at 2011

I wrote a blog post at the same time last year, looking back at 2010 and wondered how 2011 was ever going to match up. But you know what? I think it has!   Those of you who work for yourself will know that it’s sometimes it’s tricky to push yourself forwards without a manager […]

Toddler photo shoot in Richmond

I really loved this shoot; gorgeous autumn colours, an adorable little girl & lovely parents make a winning combination!  I felt that this image deserved to be shown in it’s full glory, hasn’t this little lady got the most striking eyes? The family ordered some big multi frames (which look so gorgeous I’m seriously considering […]

Ruby wedding anniversary photo shoot

I had a great time with this lovely big family last month. Jodie attended one of my ‘Photography for Parents’ workshops in Cobham in the summer and then afterwards booked a photo shoot as a surprise for her parents for their Ruby wedding anniversary. They were such a relaxed family and lots of fun to […]

Family photo shoot in Teddington

It was so lovely to see this family again and see how their little boy has grown. I first photographed him back in January last year when he was just a baby. Here is the lovely Oscar as a baby…. You can see the full blog post from that session here.  And here he is […]

A lovely family of five

I met up with this lovely family on a rather grey Friday afternoon in Esher last month. Their smiles and laughter more than made up for the lack of sunshine! We had a lovely time running around in the leaves and playing peekaboo behind trees. I was rather jealous of the little lady’s tutu though, […]

Announcing new spring mini sessions in Surrey

I ran mini sessions for this first time this autumn and they were such a success that I’m going to do them again! I am going to wait until the Spring so that it’s a little bit warmer (here’s hoping anyway!) All of my sessions are now fully booked until May (I couldn’t believe it […]

Toddler photo shoot in Surrey

This shoot certainly gave me my exercise for the day! This gorgeous little lady just wanted to run and explore so I had a great time chasing her around with my camera. We occasionally got her to stay still in her Mum’s arms, but only with lots of tickling!  The family ordered a couple of […]

Autumn mini session in Esher Woods – part 4

Here are the results of the 4th and final mini session that I held in Esher Woods in October. It was with this yummy mummy and her 2 gorgeous boys. These boys were like a like comedy duo, I had such a giggle with them!    At the end of the session we were chatting, […]

Crazy hair

I had a shoot last month with this lovely family in their home in Addlestone, Surrey. I think it’s fair to say that this little girl has the the best hair of any baby I’ve ever seen! Apparently they literally get stopped in the street with people commenting on it! This family have already booked […]

A lovely baby photo shoot in Clapham Common

I loved this shoot! It was a really hot day (for the end of September anyway!) and I spent an enjoyable hour or so photographing this gorgeous mum and daughter. It was the first shoot I’ve done on Clapham Common so I loved walking around discovering the beautiful light and backdrops. I used to live […]

More than just words

I thought I would share with you the present I got for Karl for our 5th wedding anniversary. We always try and buy each other presents that are the traditional year gifts and 5 years is wood. Karl was very thoughtful as always and got me a pear tree, a lovely necklace with all of […]

An extended family shoot in Windlesham

I had the pleasure of photographing part of this lovely family around 2.5 years ago which you can see here. I was delighted when Corinne contacted me earlier this year saying that her and her sisters would like to buy a photo shoot for their Dad for his 60th birthday.  We held the shoot in […]

Autumn mini session in Esher Woods – part 3

The third session on the day of my mini sessions in Esher Woods was with this lovely brother and sister. Mum & Dad weren’t so keen on being in the photos, so I had the wonderful brief of capturing these lovely siblings having fun together. We had a great time playing around in the woods for […]

The importance of family photos

I read something some time ago that had a big impact on me. It was written by a fantastic US photographer about whether there is a perfect time to have family photos done. I hear so many people say ‘we really want to book a shoot with you once I lose the baby weight/Molly’s tooth […]

Update on availability and session fees

I feared this would happen! I’m suddenly getting lots of enquiries from families wanting photo shoots before Christmas, but all of my sessions have been booked for a while now. So I’m having to turn away business which I really hate doing!  So I thought I would just write a quick update on my availability. […]

Autumn mini session in Esher Woods – part 2

I was delighted when this lovely family booked one of my Autumn mini sessions as I photographed this little girl as a baby and I couldn’t wait to see her as a toddler. She is the gorgeous baby who features at the top of this blog and you can see the rest of her shoot […]

Autumn mini session in Esher Woods – part 1

I’m really excited about sharing the results of my Autumn mini sessions with you. I did the sessions in Esher Woods one lovely sunny morning in October (we were so lucky with the weather!) I was a bit nervous that morning as it was the first time I’d ever done mini sessions, so I had […]

Review of my photography workshop in Essential Esher magazine

Following on from this blog post where I posted the Sunday Express column that I featured in, here is the review in Essential Esher that Camilla Tominey was talking about in her article! Alice Aird, who is the editor of Essential Esher, came to my ‘Photography for Parents’ workshop in October and then wrote this lovely […]

Birthday boy {baby photo shoot in Epsom}

I have lots of family shoots to share with you, and I thought I would start with this lovely family as I delivered their gorgeous products to them today. Our session was around a month ago and we held the shoot at their home which made a nice change for me as I’ve been doing so […]

A lovely family shoot in Richmond Park & some exciting coverage!

I had a fantastic shoot with this lovely family a few weeks ago. We started the shoot at their home in Kingson-upon-Thames where I took some portraits of the children. How amazing are their curls; I’m very jealous!  Then we strolled down to Richmond Park and did the rest of the shoot there. It was […]

5 years ago today….

Although it feels like only yesterday, it was 5 years ago today that Karl and I got married. I couldn’t let this occasion go past without taking the opportunity to embarrass Karl (and myself!) by posting photos of ourselves of kids.  This photo of Karl below makes me laugh so much; the chapped lips and […]

My beautiful goddaughter

It’s all very hectic at the moment with shooting, editing, admin, orders and of course looking after my 2 little boys, so blogging all of the shoots I’ve had recently will have to wait until next week. But I couldn’t resist sharing these photos I took today of my gorgeous goddaughter who came to visit. […]

Hasn’t she grown! {toddler photo shoot in Esher Woods}

I’ve know I’ve said it before, but one of the most satisfying parts of my job is when customers return to me so I get to see their children grow up. It’s also very rewarding to know that these children will have a wonderful record of their childhoods, to look back on when they are […]

The Keepsake Accordian

I was about to package up this product for a client last week, then I realised I hadn’t featured these gorgeous keepsake accordians on my blog before.  So I quickly took some snaps of them so that I could!  This shoot was with a lovely family in Dorking last month. I was delighted that they […]

The difference a good headshot makes

I know we all secretly like looking at a good ‘before and after’, so I have some great ones to show you in this post! I have put these together to demonstrate what a huge difference a good professional headshot can make. I have written about this before on my blog, but I thought it […]

Saturday’s ‘photography for parents’ workshop in Cobham

On Saturday morning we had a great time at my last workshop of the year. Karl and the boys dropped me off so we were able to get a few shots of me (with the goody bags!) in the entrance to the Medicine Garden. You’ll spot Harrison in one too; he’s never one to miss […]

Wonderful window light {family photo shoot in Reigate}

This shoot was a great reminder to me of just how wonderful window light is. If families have children over the age of 2 I usually suggest doing the shoot out on location so the children can run around to their hearts content. Any regular readers of my blog will know that I am passionate […]

Photos from today’s photography workshop for creative business owners

We had a great morning at my 2nd photography workshop for creative business owners at The Medicine Garden in Cobham. (you can see how the first workshop went here) We had a lovely group of creative people attending, ranging from events organisers to gardeners! And what beautiful weather as well so it was perfect for […]

My parents Ruby wedding anniversary

Wow, my Mum & Dad have been married 40 years today! You may remember from our family holiday in Whitstable in August that I did a shoot with all of our family as a gift to them. They haven’t seen any of the photos until today as I’ve been very patiently waiting until today to […]

Baby photography at it’s most natural

I had a lovely session in Richmond Park last month with 7 month old Max and his Mummy & Daddy. Max was at that perfect stage where he was sitting up but not yet crawling…makes my life a lot easier! Jo and Ed have recently got engaged so I got some lovely engagement shots of […]

Photos from today’s photography workshop for creative business people

We had a great morning at my first photography workshop for creative business owners.  I had a group of 8 lovely ladies who all own fantastic businesses and want to take better photos of their products or things that inspire them for their blogs and social media.  Here are the names of the ladies and […]

I’m starting him young

As you can imagine, I’m constantly taking photos of my boys. As my big boy is getting older he keeps asking me if he can take some photos with my camera. I normally say no, but as a treat because he’s ‘a big boy now’ I let him loose with my Canon 400D (I didn’t […]

The proof is in the pudding {Surrey photography training}

One of the best things about running my photography workshops for parents, is seeing the fantastic photos that the parents are producing afterwards. Photography really is an amazing skill to learn; knowing that you are able to capture your children growing up in the best possible way. And if you read this previous post, you’ll […]

Picking apples {family photo shoot in Thames Ditton}

I loved everything about this session! The family are very lucky to live minutes away from a lovely nature reserve which was a perfect location for the shoot. It has a little orchard in it too so the children had a lovely time picking apples and running around.  How gorgeous is this family?! I love […]

Autumn session availability {and some beautiful baby eyes!}

If you are considering booking a family photo shoot before Christmas please don’t hang about as I have just TWO sessions left. Yes I know, I couldn’t believe it either but I’ve double checked and there are definitely only 2 left! One session in November and one in December. All of my Autumn mini sessions […]

Preparing for my new workshops

In between shooting, editing and spending the summer with my boys, I’ve also been busy preparing for my new ‘photography for creative business owners’ workshops in September. I’ve been taking lots of photos to demonstrate some of the techniques, so I thought I’d share one ‘before and after’ with you.  Many people think that if […]

A baby bump & a beautiful boy

I spent a sunny Saturday morning in Bushy Park with this lovely family. Sometimes when families fall pregnant with their 2nd child, they think they need to wait until the baby has arrived before they have a family photo shoot. But actually, doing the shoot when Mum is pregnant is perfect as not only do […]

The shoot that didn’t go to plan

The title of this blog post was meant to be ‘my little boy’s first steps’ but anyone who has ever tried to photograph children or babies will know that things often don’t go to plan. This was definitely one of those times!  I said on Twitter a couple of months ago that I had just […]

Child photography at The Medicine Garden, Surrey

These girls were the models for the ‘My Heart and Home’ photo shoot at The Medicine Garden. You can see the results of that shoot here and here. The mums of the girls had asked if I could take some photos of them in their own clothes at the end of the shoot and of […]

‘My Heart & Home’ commercial photo shoot at the Medicine Garden – Part 2

Here is the 2nd part of the commercial shoot I did for ‘My Heart and Home’. We wanted to ensure some of the images had a lovely summery feel and so we styled a tea party in the middle of the Medicine Garden in Cobham. We were very fortunate that it was a beautifully sunny afternoon, […]

‘My Heart & Home’ commercial photo shoot at the Medicine Garden – Part 1

This was one of my favourite shoots of all time! I was very excited when Janne Ford who runs ‘My Heart & Home’ found me through Twitter and commissioned me to do a photo shoot for her vintage-style children’s nightwear & gifts. We chatted on the phone and met before the shoot to discuss the […]

Our family break by the sea

We got back yesterday from a lovely family break to Whitstable, Kent. It was so great to get away for a week and spend some quality time together as a family.  As you may remember from our last holiday to Corfe, I don’t normally take my professional kit with me as I always worry about […]

She’s a big sister now

This summer has seen me return to a lot of families I’ve photographed before which has been lovely. For this blog post I’ve decided to copy the title from my other recent post ‘He’s a big brother now’….I know, not very creative of me!  You may recognise these lovely blue eyes from the baby gallery […]

Commercial photo shoot for Gymboree baby classes

I used to take Harrison to Gymboree classes when he was a baby and I’m a big fan of them. So I was delighted when the Marketing Manager of Gymboree UK contacted me to see if I could photograph their baby classes for them to use the images in their marketing materials.  Here are a […]

Waiting for Nanny

You know those moments when you walk into a room and your child is doing something that just melts your heart? Well this was one of those moments.  My Mum comes up to help look after the boys every Wednesday, so that I can have a shoot, do some work or just get some much […]

He’s a big brother now {Surrey child photography}

Last year I photographed this lovely little boy and his mummy’s beautiful bump. You can see some of the images from the shoot here. I was delighted to be asked to photograph him and his mummy again, this time with their new addition to the family, a lovely baby girl. Although she’s 1 now and […]

A lovely family of five

This photo shoot was bought as a lovely Christmas present from a very considerate husband (who had been dropped lots of hints!) We booked the shoot in for June when their youngest would be sitting up and the weather would be nice. We were very lucky with the weather and had a lovely sunny morning […]

A creative way to display your photos {Moo mini cards}

I just put together this frame from Moo to display my mini cards and I love it! I ordered it to display in MakeMe’s lovely studio at The Medicine Garden where I run my photography workshops.  Once I’d put it together, I realised what a great way this would be to display your own family […]

Nursery Photography….with a difference

It was Harrison’s last day today at his lovely nursery, so I thought I would share some of the photos I took of the children there recently.  If you’re familiar with my work, you’ll know that I am passionate about capturing children naturally, doing what they love doing. I would never get them to sit on […]

Two lovely sisters, one year on

I love it when families invite me back to photograph them. I first met this family last April when I was heavily pregnant with Sam! Here are some of the images from last year’s shoot. You may recognise them from photos on my website and blog. In fact, this laughing shot in the middle is […]

A quick note on availability

The only good thing about this miserable weather is that it has obviously made people think about booking autumn photo shoots as I’ve had lots of new bookings! So I thought I’d quickly update you on availability. From this month onwards I’m taking on a very limited amount of sessions each month (see this blog […]

Brown eyes {family photography in Bushy Park}

It was back to Bushy Park a few weeks ago to photograph this lovely family. The little ones were a joy to photograph and both had the most amazing eyes. The memory I’ll always have of this shoot is two pairs of big brown eyes peering over the long grass at me!  The family ordered […]

Family photo shoot in Richmond

I still have a lot of family sessions to share with you. And some are from quite a while ago as you may realise when you spot the daffodils and jumpers in this session! I did this lovely shoot back in March in Richmond Park. There was great light and a gorgeous family; always a […]

Change of date for the autumn mini sessions

This is a very quick post just to say that I’ve changed the date of my autumn mini sessions from Saturday 22nd October to Saturday 15th October. This is because I had a few people contact me saying they really wanted to do it but it was the start of half term week and they […]

Exciting mini sessions this autumn in Esher Common

I’m really excited to launch these brand new mini sessions this autumn. All of my sessions are now fully booked until November, but I have kept one Saturday morning free in October so that I can offer mini photo shoots to 4 different families.  How are mini sessions different from a full custom session with […]

Lots of giggles {family photo shoot in Bushy Park}

I know this family well as Katie and Jim were in our NCT group when I was pregnant with Harrison. We met one evening when we all sat nervously in a room in Surbiton introducing ourselves to each other and listening to a lady telling us what we’d let ourselves in for! And now 3.5 […]

A lovely family shoot {including chickens!}

I really loved this shoot. Like most of my new clients, this family came to me through a recommendation, from another lovely family that I photographed last year. They had just moved to Hampshire which is a bit further than I normally travel for my shoots, but it was certainly worth the trip! I was […]

Happy chap {baby photo shoot in Surrey}

What a happy little chap this 11 month old boy was! We did the shoot at this little man’s house in New Malden. He was an absolute star throughout the session and we got lots of lovely smiley photos.  We did the 2nd part of the shoot out in their lovely garden and I got […]

3 reasons why I love blogging

I noticed the other day that this was going to be my 150th blog post. Wow, that’s a lot of posts. So I thought I would mark this occasion by blogging about why I love blogging! I’ve been writing this blog for over 2 years ago, and I remember when I started it, I was […]

The morning of the Royal Wedding {family photo shoot in Surbiton}

In years to come, when asked what I was doing the morning of the Royal Wedding, I’ll always remember that I was photographing this gorgeous little boy!    I did my first shoot with this family back in October 2009 when Jasper was 18 months old. It was so lovely to be invited back to […]

Happy father’s day….

…to all of you wonderful dads! I hope you have a great day.  I count myself very lucky to have a dad who will do anything for his 2 girls and always knows how to make us laugh. And my boys are also very lucky that they’ll grow up having a fantastic Dad too.  Here […]

Gorgeous Georgia {Surrey newborn photography}

If you weren’t broody before you came to my blog, I’m pretty certain you will be after seeing this gorgeous girl! I first photographed her when she was still in her Mummy’s tummy which you can see here. Georgia was brilliant during the shoot and slept all the way through it, even when I was […]

Cute curls {toddler photography in Surbiton}

As I promised in my last post featuring this little boy’s mummy, here is the gorgeous Teddy. I spent some time photographing him playing in his house and out in the garden….he just loved running around the trampoline. We were very lucky with the weather as it was a beautiful afternoon.  Aren’t his curls just adorable? A […]

Soon to be seven {pregnancy shoot in Surrey}

I spent a lovely sunny afternoon with this gorgeous mum-to-me. Seeing how wonderful she looks, you are probably thinking this is going to be her first baby. Well you’re wrong; it’s actually going to be her fifth! I know, I can’t believe it either, I didn’t look this good even when I was pregnant with […]

One year on

I love it when clients invite me to photograph their family year after year and I get to know them and see their children grow up. I photographed this lovely family for the first time last April when their little boy Tristan was 10 months old, you can see some photos from that session here. […]

My baby boy is one today!

I seriously can’t believe where this last year has gone! I know everyone always says it, but it seems like only yesterday I was announcing his birth on here.  It’s been a hectic but amazing year. No-one can prepare you for how demanding it is having 2 kids….you just get used to looking after a […]

Headshot session at London’s South Bank with Heidi Sternberg

This headshot session with Heidi Sternberg took place in March at London’s South Bank. Heidi runs a business called ‘Polkadots & Blooms’ which offers gorgeous handmade goods made from vintage fabrics.  The weather was miserable that morning and as soon as we started the shoot it started raining heavily. But who would know it from […]

Family holiday in Corfe Castle, Dorset

We had a lovely break last week in a gorgeous little place called Afflington Manor Cottage in Corfe Castle. When the weather is good (which it was most of the time!) then you really can’t beat a UK holiday with the kids. No airports, no long car journeys and lots of great things to see […]

Headshot session with Tracy Gray from Button & Bean

This headshot session was with the lovely Tracy from Button & Bean at the end of March. I met Tracy when she came to the business mums group I used to run in Surbiton (along with some of my other headshot clients including Paula Trovalusci, Jo Mir & Ashleigh Crabtree).  Tracy had been hiding behind […]

A shoot full of colour!

I think this is one of the most colourful shoots I’ve ever done! The family have just emigrated to China and wanted to have a family photo session in a quintessentially English location, and what better place than the park in the spring! We had a lovely time and here is the story of our […]

Lifestyle headshot session with Natalia Barbour

I met interior designer Natalia Barbour for her headshot session at the beginning of April. She wanted some professional headshots that would look great on her gorgeous website and blog. We decided to hold the shoot in an interiors shop in Esher.  I think Natalia’s new headshots look fantastic on her website and the colours […]

Our family trip to the bluebell woods

I thought I would share with you a few pics from our recent family trip to Hatchlands Park in Guilford to see the bluebell woods.  When I’m photographing my own family, I don’t normally take my professional kit with me unless it’s a special shoot I’m doing with my boys like this one. Because I normally […]

Hunting for sticks in Oxshott Woods

You may remember when I posted photos from this lovely little lady’s session, that I also photographed her big brother in the woods. And here he is! We had a lovely time walking through Oxshott woods hunting for sticks and treasure, despite the rather miserable weather. But I always think there is no such thing […]

Headshot session with Ashleigh Crabtree from Jamie at Home

The next headshot session I’m going to share with you is with Ashleigh Crabtree who runs her own Jamie at Home business. I first met Ashleigh a couple of years ago when she came to one of my business mums networking meetings that I used to run in Surbiton.  We met in Bushy Park for […]

Lifestyle headshot session with Sarah Martin from Ladies at 11

I have about 6 headshot sessions from the last few months that I haven’t yet shared with you, so I’ll be posting them over the next couple of weeks.  Starting with the lovely Sarah Martin who runs the fantastic networking group Ladies at 11. If you are a lady in business then do check out […]

Photos from Saturday’s photography workshop for parents

On Saturday morning, I held my 3rd photography for parents workshop at MakeMe Workshops gorgeous studio at The Medicine Garden in Cobham (I don’t know how many I have to do before I stop telling you the number of it!)  The rain threatened, but luckily for us the sun was out for the shooting part […]

Discovering the daffodils

I told you to prepare for lots of upcoming blog posts, so here is my 2nd one in 2 days! You may recognise this lovely family from a ‘what to wear’ post I did back in March when I included one image from their shoot.  This lovely little lady had just turned 1 the day […]

Photo shoot with my sister in the woods

This year, when I asked my brother-in-law what my sister would like for her birthday, I was delighted when he said she would love to have a photo shoot with me, like the headshot sessions she had seen with other ladies here on my blog. And of course I was more than happy to oblige! […]

New photography workshop for creative business owners – just launched

Do you own a business where you make lovely products but get frustrated that your photos don’t do them justice? Do you wish you could take gorgeous photos, but don’t have time to read the manual from cover to cover and learn every aspect of photography? Yes? Well I think I have just the workshop […]

They grow so fast {family photography in Molesey}

When you have your own children, you don’t really notice them growing up as you see them every day. It’s only when you look back at photos and see how much they’ve grown, that you realise how quickly that time has gone. I love it when clients invite me back year after year to photograph […]

Girly & gorgeous {baby photography in Cobham}

Well I said in my last post that I had a lot to share, so be prepared for lots of post updates coming up on this blog! I’m so pleased as I’ve just installed a new bit of software which allows me to upload images to this blog way quicker than I was before. Normally […]

Counting down the days {Surrey pregnancy photographer}

I have so many shoots to share with you and I thought I would start with this lovely one from last week. I did a little pregnancy shoot with a good friend of mine who has 5 weeks to go until she welcomes her 2nd baby into the world. I hope these summery photos will […]

Exciting new collaboration with a personal stylist

I’m really excited about this new collaboration with Alice Treanor from Dress with Confidence. I did a family shoot with Alice a couple of years ago and was delighted when she commissioned me to capture lifestyle images for her brand new website. Here are some of the images from our lovely morning together in Kingston. It […]

Scootering around {Surrey child photographer}

I’ve had so many gorgeous shoots recently, I just can’t wait to share them with you! I thought I’d start by showing you this Storyboard Frame I’ve just mocked up for one of my clients. I had a lovely morning with this family, chasing this gorgeous little 3 year old round on his scooter. I […]

Addressing the balance

I wanted to share with you some important decisions I’ve made this week regarding my business. I thought that if I write them publicly then I have to stick to them! I finished my maternity leave in February after having baby Sam, and since then I have been so busy shooting and with my photography […]

My 2nd photography workshop at The Medicine Garden

Last Friday I held my 2nd photography workshop for parents in MakeMe’s studio at the Medicine Garden in Cobham, Surrey. We decided to put in this extra date as the May workshop sold out so quickly, and also to accommodate those people who couldn’t do weekends. It was a lovely group and we had a […]

Happy Mother’s Day…

….to all of you lovely mummies. I hope you are getting spoiled by your children (and other half!) and get to actually put your feet up for a while!  I had big plans for this post….I had planned to put together a montage of mums I have photographed over the past couple of years, with […]

40 years in the making {family photography in Surrey}

This was such a special shoot. Firstly it was with Mandy who is one of my bestest friends. And the photos were to be a surprise for her parents who are celebrating their Ruby wedding anniversary today. I’ve done a number of special shoots like this for Ruby wedding anniversaries or 60th birthday presents (see […]

I Heart Spring {Surrey child photographer}

Hasn’t the weather just been fantastic this last week? You can’t beat a Spring day when the sun is shining, flowers are blooming, everyone is walking with a spring in their step (excuse the pun!) and a smile on their face. I really love the seasons we have in the UK. Don’t get me wrong, […]

Are you looking for a gift idea for Mother’s Day?

Maybe you’re a Dad and you’ve suddenly remembered that it’s Mother’s Day in less than 2 weeks and you need to get a well-deserved gift for Mummy from the kids. Or perhaps you want to get a thoughtful gift for your own Mum? Well hopefully I can help! A gift voucher for a family photo […]

What shall we wear for our shoot?

When I chat to my clients before our session, this is definitely the question I get asked the most! I hate to put the pressure on, but what your family wears for the shoot can make a big difference to the look of your images. I have lots of lovely Spring family shoots coming up, […]

Headshot session with Katie from Motivating Mum W4

Here are a few images from a headshot session I did with another lovely business mum. I did this session with Katie in Bushy Park, Surrey. It was really miserable that morning but we decided to go ahead with the shoot anyway. I’m so pleased we did as the drizzle didn’t stop us from getting […]

Now is the time to book your summer family shoot!

Are you thinking of having a lifestyle family photo shoot this summer? Yes? Well then you need to be getting it booked in the diary now! I know, I know….it’s only just March, but I’m now taking bookings for June onwards.  I take on a maximum of 2 shoots a week; one during the week […]

My first photography workshop at the Medicine Garden, Cobham

On Saturday, 8 people joined me at the lovely MakeMe studio at The Medicine Garden in Cobham for the first of my Oh Snap! photography workshops for parents. I’m so pleased to say that it was a huge success!  Here are some of the comments from the feedback forms.  “…excellent workshop – feel re-enthused about […]

Harry and his bucket full of dinosaurs

A very happy birthday to my big boy who is 3 today!  He is mad about dinosaurs, so I took Harry and his bucket full of dinosaurs (I’m aware this theme will be lost on anyone without kids!) down to Bushy Park. I wanted to do a shoot with him so I can remember forever […]

It’s not just the camera that takes the photo

I came across this fantastic post from US photographer Erin Farrell a while ago, which demonstrates perfectly that just because you have an expensive camera, it doesn’t make you a great photographer.  I am constantly asked by friends and clients what camera they should upgrade to, or what lens or bit of kit they should […]

Lifestyle headshot session with Peggy Poyser

A couple of weeks ago I had a headshot session in Kingston with yet another inspirational business mum. Peggy is the face behind the Perfectly Happy Mum blog, which is regularly ranked as one of the top parenting blogs in the UK. She is also founder of The Brainstorming Club which offers fantastic workshops and brainstorming sessions […]

Before & After: Lifestyle headshot session in Esher

I had been itching to do Jo Mir’s headshots for ages and finally I got my chance! I’ve known Jo for a while and so I could see that the photo she was using for social networking just didn’t do her or her business justice. I was desperate to show her how gorgeous she could […]

Pregnancy & newborn photography in Surrey

I have so many things I want to blog about I don’t know where to start! But I thought I would tell you all about a brand new special package I am offering to mums-to-be.  My weekday session fee is normally £120, but for a limited time I am doing a combined session fee of […]

Headshot session in Surrey: Before & After

I had a great response to the post I wrote in December demonstrating the value of a great headshot. As a result, I’ve had some fantastic headshot sessions in January (and lots more to come in February) and I’m hoping to share some of these with you over the next few months.    I’ve met some […]

My favourite part of the job

Someone asked me recently what I liked best about being a photographer….is it the shooting itself, or the editing, or just running my own business? It really made me think. I love everything about running my own photography business so it’s difficult to narrow it down to just one thing.  As much as I love […]

Teenage Photography at the SWPP convention in London

I spent last weekend at the SWPP (Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers) convention in Hammersmith. I had a great time; I drooled over lots of gorgeous products at the trade show, chatted to some of my suppliers, and met with lots of fellow photographers. I’m always looking to improve my photography and learn new […]

Family lifestyle session in Twickenham

When I get asked if it’s possible to have a family lifestyle session in the winter, I think I am going to use this shoot as a great example from now on! I had a fabulous shoot with this lovely family back in December. (I really do have the nicest clients!) Mark had actually bought the session […]

Christmas and new photography workshop

I love looking at other peoples’ photos of their everyday life. So I thought I would share some of mine with you! Here is a glimpse of Christmas in the Knights’ household… I didn’t take too many photos, as sometimes after a special occasion I realise I spent most of it behind my camera rather […]

What a year 2010 has been!

I have been reading through my blog posts from this past year; it’s a bit like a diary for me, albeit a very public one! And what a year 2010 has been! Here are some of the highlights in case you missed them. Click on the link to see the original blog post: The birth of […]

Leaves, light & laughter

I just loved this session! I have have been so excited about showing you these images but have had to sit on my hands as they were a surprise birthday present for one lucky husband/daddy! Colourful leaves, scrummy light and lots of laughter all made for a fabulous session (and allowed for some nice alliteration […]

The value of a great headshot

Are you a bit embarrassed about your profile picture that you use on Twitter or your website? Do you cringe a little when asked to send a photo of yourself to someone? If the answer is yes, then read on! There are so many costs in running your own business that often getting professional headshots taken is […]

Mind your tongue {Surrey baby photographer}

I said in a post a couple of weeks ago that I’d done a funny mini-session with my baby. He is now coming into the best age to photograph babies, so he’s getting very used to having the camera pointed in his direction! One morning when H was at nursery, I decided to do a […]

Portrait session in Kingston Upon Thames

Through Twitter I found out about fellow photographers doing ‘Shoot swaps’ for one another. Meaning they meet up and literally ‘swap a shoot’ by photographing each other! It’s a great way to learn from each other and also experience what it’s like on the other side of the lens.  When fellow photographer Antonina Mamzenko asked […]

Recommended baby photographer for Ella Announcements

I’m delighted to be working with the fantastic Ella Announcements. I have always designed announcement cards for clients myself in the past, but now with two children (and a severe lack of time!) I have decided to leave it to the experts!They have a number of recommended photographers from around the UK; I’m pleased to be […]

Fun in the leaves

I’ve had some fab sessions since I took the decision not to post sneak peeks on my blog, and I can’t wait to share them with you! I met this lovely family in Bushy Park on a Saturday morning a few weeks ago. We had a great time playing around in the leaves.  The brothers […]

It’s all in the presentation

I think it’s so important to display your beautiful images around your home in the best possible way. Even as a photographer, sometimes I struggle to visualise how an image will look, in a certain size on a certain wall in your house, so I thought we could use some help! I have been working […]

The end of sneak peeks

Yes, that’s right. I have only just learnt to spell ‘sneak peek’ correctly and now, after 18 months, I’m going to stop doing them! I wanted to write a post to explain why, as I know they are popular with my clients and readers. There has been a lot of talk about sneak peek’s recently on […]

Commercial Photography for Name Art

I was asked to photograph some of Name Art’s fab personalised hoodies and luckily I had the perfect models for them! Here is my gorgeous baby boy showing off his fab new hoodie.  I only started on Twitter about 5 months ago and use it to network with other business owners, mumpreneurs and fellow photographers. […]

Lovely Autumnal Photo Shoot in Richmond

On Saturday morning I had a wonderful shoot with this gorgeous brother and sister and their parents. Autumn is one of my favourite times of the year for location shoots. I just love the colours, hence why none of the images in this post are black & white. I just couldn’t bring myself to remove […]

An Extended Family {Family Photography in Surrey}

I was so pleased that this shoot had finally come around! The 3 children gave a Vicki Knights Photography gift voucher to their parents for their Ruby wedding anniversary last Autumn (how I love to be given as a present!). Then I got pregnant and we couldn’t fit the session in before I had the […]

A Spoonful of Honey {Toddler Photography in Surrey}

I’ve never met a child who has suited their name quite so much. This gorgeous little girl with her angelic golden curls is called Honey – how very apt!  I had a session with this family on Saturday morning and I was so pleased the sun was shining as it emphasised Honey’s beautiful curls even […]

Family of Five {Family Photography in Surbiton, Surrey}

Last weekend I had a session with this lovely family at their home.Check out this little lady’s  stunning eyes. Loving the fact they match the colour of my logo!                                                     […]

The best age to photograph babies

I get a lot of enquiries from families with babies that are a couple of months old. It makes sense; you’re over the newborn stage (and hopefully the sleepless nights!) and you decide that you want to get some beautiful photos of your bundle of joy. The problem is that the period between 1-6 months […]

Fun on Studland Beach

We had a break down in Swanage last week and spent every day on the beautiful Studland Beach enjoying the last of the late summer sun. Wow, what a place! This would be my perfect spot for family shoots; if only it were closer!  Here is a storyboard I designed of H having a ball on […]

Turning One {Baby Photography in Surrey}

At the weekend I had my first client shoot since having little Sam. And what a great one it was too! One of my favourite things about being a photographer is really getting to know the families I work with and seeing their children grow up. I did a newborn shoot with this little lady last […]

Sugar & spice and everything nice

We had some friends round for lunch last weekend and took the opportunity to do a mini-session with their daughters. The girls were very willing models so it didn’t take too long! It can sometimes be a challenge to capture nice images of a toddler and baby together; it’s dependent on whether the toddler is […]

Brand new website

Very excited! My gorgeous new website is now live….hooray! Please check it out….www.vickiknights.co.uk There is an iPhone/iPad version of the site so you can look at it on the move, but for the full experience please grab yourself a nice cuppa and spend some time looking through the main flash site. Since I had little Sam […]

Gorgeous Girl {toddler photography in Surbiton, Surrey}

Let me introduce you to Daisy. She is nearly two and is the daughter of one of my close friends, Lucy.  We have been planning this shoot for a while and I wanted her to