First Birthday Cake Smash Photoshoot in Mansfield, Nottingham

It's been a couple of years since I last met this little O's parents - back when I photographed the first birthday cake smash of his big sister!  It's always lovely when customers return time and again and a priviledge to watch families grow and develop. We started this session with some 'non cakey' [...]

First Birthday Cake Smash Photoshoot in Mansfield, Nottingham2018-12-03T16:46:09+00:00

Celebrating turning one! Cake Smash Photoshoot in Mansfield

Turning one is a big milestone. In the first 12 months of life it's amazing just how much children grow and develop and a cake smash photoshoot is a great way to celebrate the occasion. Cake smash sessions typically start with a few 'non-messy' photos before the real fun starts. It's always fascinating to [...]

Celebrating turning one! Cake Smash Photoshoot in Mansfield2018-12-03T16:35:54+00:00

Model Shoot in the Forest: Liam Giddy

Those of you who follow this blog regularly will be aware that this isn't the first time i've worked with Liam, in fact I have already worked with him several times in the past.  When models are looking to build their portfolios it is important to look at ways of creating variety as well [...]

Model Shoot in the Forest: Liam Giddy2018-07-04T14:20:35+00:00

Portraits in the Park – Family Photo Session in Mansfield, Nottingham

Every now and again when I've ordered new equipment,  I like to arrange a short session where I can experiment and find out exactly what it's capable of. The purpose of this session was to experiment with some new filters - these fit over the end of a lens and allow the photographer to [...]

Portraits in the Park – Family Photo Session in Mansfield, Nottingham2018-07-04T14:21:07+00:00

Studio Photoshoot in Mansfield, Nottingham

As an 'outdoorsy' person, generally speaking I would much rather photograph sessions out on location then in a studio setup. However, throughout the winter months when the weather is bleak and the days short, I often receive emails from parents and families who would prefer to book a studio based session. Because of this, during [...]

Studio Photoshoot in Mansfield, Nottingham2018-04-11T15:11:52+00:00

Sea, Sand and … Ice! – Sibling beach shoot at winter

Back in the summer whilst I was away on holiday I decided to shoot a child portrait session on the beach (you can read about that here). At that time of year, beaches and the seaside are how I have always remembered them to be. Crowded places with the distinct noise of seagulls and [...]

Sea, Sand and … Ice! – Sibling beach shoot at winter2018-01-19T09:26:31+00:00

Shooting on a cold November day: Thor and Rio

It was back in November when I photographed this session with the fabulous Thor & Rio as the final shoot in my 'flaws of perfection' series. After some discussion with Mum, we arranged to meet at a local park just outside of Mansfield with the aim of capturing the last glimpses of autumn colour - [...]

Shooting on a cold November day: Thor and Rio2018-01-04T09:53:58+00:00

What’s in my bag? A photographers kit list!

When people are considering booking me as their portrait photographer, or whilst we're chatting during their family and child session, one of the most common questions I get asked is "what equipment do you pack in your bag?". It's actually much harder to answer this than you may think.  The short answer is 'I pack [...]

What’s in my bag? A photographers kit list!2017-12-22T10:49:49+00:00

Raith is One! – Cake Smash in Mansfield

It's been a little while since I last photographed a cake smash, mostly due to temporarily losing my home studio as part of the house move back in April. For Raith's session we set up a temporary studio at Rainworth village hall which worked brilliantly! Raith is such a happy child who was eager [...]

Raith is One! – Cake Smash in Mansfield2017-10-05T10:22:16+00:00