5 Reasons to book your family photoshoot in Mansfield this summer

It's always a challenge to know what point within the year to book your family or child photoshoot. One of the most common phrases I hear from parents during sessions is 'We've being meaning to book a session for sooo long and just never seemed to get around to doing it'.  So, here are [...]

5 Reasons to book your family photoshoot in Mansfield this summer2018-07-04T20:48:49+00:00

The first signs of summer! A family photoshoot in Newark, Nottingham

In a strange way, it feels like winter has been very long this year. Perhaps the 'beast from the east' in March didn't do much to help, and the late onset of spring has meant the trees and flowers have stayed bare for a long time.  As an outdoor lifestyle photographer in Nottingham, I've [...]

The first signs of summer! A family photoshoot in Newark, Nottingham2018-07-04T14:20:51+00:00

Family Portraits in the Forest – Mansfield, Nottingham

Recently, one of the local kids football teams - the Blidworth Warriors' - held a fundraising event hoping to raise sufficient funds to help with buying trophies for their talented young players. The club got in touch to ask if there was anything I would be willing to donate to the cause and I [...]

Family Portraits in the Forest – Mansfield, Nottingham2017-09-28T12:37:48+00:00

The Knight Family – Fun in the park

I loved this session! Claire first got in touch with me as she had long wanted some 'summery' images of the whole family. They had plenty of selfie snaps and phone photos, but had never really gotten around to making portraits that would be treasured for generations. I think this is true of so [...]

The Knight Family – Fun in the park2017-09-02T09:38:04+00:00

What happens during a photo shoot … from start to finish

It may well be the case when you book your session with me that it's the first 'professional photo shoot' you have ever booked. It's even more likely that it could well be the first photo shoot you have booked outdoors and not in a studio environment. It's natural therefore that you have many [...]

What happens during a photo shoot … from start to finish2017-08-18T13:40:25+00:00

Lifestyle family photoshoot in Mansfield

Once you've booked your session with me, one of the first things we'll discuss is the best location for your session. For this shoot, we headed to a local country park which offers a great range of backdrops from walls and buildings, to long undisturbed grassy areas. We headed on a walk to try [...]

Lifestyle family photoshoot in Mansfield2017-07-31T07:51:49+00:00

Is sunset always best? When should I book my family photo shoot

Often, when people contact me to book a photoshoot for their family or child, one of the first items we discuss is what time would be best for the session. I'm happy to photograph portraits at any time from sunrise to sunset, so, which time should you opt for and why? For the natural, relaxed [...]

Is sunset always best? When should I book my family photo shoot2017-07-24T11:44:41+00:00

Woodland Portraits in Nottingham

It's been several months since I last caught up with these fabulous kids. Last time we captured some beautiful studio based images. If you haven't seen the images from that session you can check out the blog post here. This time, we decided to head outdoors and include the whole family.  We headed out after [...]

Woodland Portraits in Nottingham2017-07-09T15:08:45+00:00

Colour or Black and White? When and Why

If you've been looking at my online photography portfolio you may notice that there's a variety of images presented in both Black and White AND Colour. Some photographers choose only to provide images in monochrome whilst others build a name for themselves on the basis of providing only colour images. For me however, the [...]

Colour or Black and White? When and Why2017-05-25T14:24:48+00:00

The Rigley Family – Outdoor family portraits Nottingham

Towards the end of last year I photographed Reece in the woodland around Nottinghamshire. You may remember the blog post from his session. Skip forward a few months and in conversation with his Mum we arranged another session, this time for the whole family. One of the best parts of my job is getting [...]

The Rigley Family – Outdoor family portraits Nottingham2017-05-15T12:03:11+00:00