Monthly Archives: June 2011

Portsmouth Grammar School Fete Winner!

On the hottest day of the year, I took part in one of the largest school fetes on the beautiful Garrisons Green in Old Portsmouth.  The sun was shining, strange blue ice lollies were being devoured (lots of bright blue tongues around!), the school brass brand played beautifully and lots of fun was had by all.  


It was great to get out and about and meet new faces, and have some really good discussions about fetes and family photography.  I managed (more by luck than judgement!) to be postioned next to the wonderful Cake Fairy UK girls and was on hand to sample some of their delicious cupcakes and cake pops, a big thank you to them as well!  


Finally, many of you happily signed up to try and win a family photo shoot with me.

The winner is:  * drum roll*     Michele Webb.  Michele – CONGRATULATIONS!!  you have won a family photo shoot session either in the studio or on location plus your choice of image printed on fine art paper and framed, delivered to you.  To claim your prize, please email me through the contact page on this website, and we can organise a suitable date for you.

I couldn’t resist photographing some of the gorgeous face painting going on and this lovely girl was allowed to pose for my blog – thank you!

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Scrumptious newborns part two!

It was an exhausting day for everyone and after a quick lunch and some restorative cups of tea with cakes (for the adults not the babies!)  We were asked to use one of the lovely hats that Mum had brought which we think worked really well..












All in all it was a fantastic day and a big thank you to everyone involved.  Thank you to my two lovely assistants Michelle and Natalie for endless cups of tea,  ‘poo watch’  😉 , photos of me in action, and general all round lots of cooing!!

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Scrumptious newborn babies in ‘action’ Part One!

Last week saw a very busy newborn baby session with two 11 day old babies.   Newborn babies are simply gorgeous and are happiest, when well fed and warm.  They were both real sleepy heads, although one wanted to know everything that was going on.  Everytime we tried to get him into position he woke and told us off!!  Here he is yawning away!












On the other hand we also had a little Miss Sleepyhead, settling in on a very comfy cushion/blanket combo!


Here are some images of how we got everyone into position:

She was a bit cross that I had disturbed her sleep, then immediately went back to sleep.  We are always very patient, slow and gentle with all our babies; treating them with the utmost care.  These images should be enjoyable to view and you can see straight away that the babies are VERY happy and comfortable.  As a photographer, it could be easy to get carried away in trying to create that next unique image, however, our first priority is the comfort and safety of our models.  Only then will we attempt the shots seen here, quite often just out of shot is a parent or assistant at the ready in case they roll unexpectedly – it is quite amazing what even the youngest of newborn babies are capable of!!


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