Take a mini tour of the studio.

I have a beautiful home studio in a central location in Poole. Situated on a quiet residential road, its the perfect calm setting for your photography session with me. I love having a home studio, because it is very welcoming with a relaxed atmosphere, meaning your children can feel comfortable around myself.

Personally, I like to keep things very pure and natural, which is why I shoot mainly with a white setup. Children have the most beautiful expressions, and nothing should be forced or too staged. I want everyone to feel relaxed and enjoy the experience.

I welcome in many families to my home, capturing beautiful and timeless images for your family to treasure for a lifetime. Those first years of a childs life disappear before you know it, and having memories to look back on for years to come is what I love to capture.

I finally got round to photographing my studio setup, so I thought i’d share it with you guys. I am SO happy with how it turned out. It is bright, airy and welcoming- I’m totally in love.

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Cake-Smash Sessions

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Can you believe it? You are planning for your baby’s first birthday! Probably one of the most important milestones in your baby’s life, and it is so bittersweet. Your child is growing up, with their own little personality that you adore so much. You want to remember this age, and a cake-smash is the perfect way to capture your ever-growing toddler, in a fun and exciting way. I have a variety of packages to choose from; add on milestone images, where I can photograph your little one before the mess. And our very popular ‘bath time splash’, which is a strong favourite for the children.

I offer a stripped back version of a cake-smash, with less fuss, and more focus on your gorgeous baby, enjoying their very first birthday memory. My wonderful cake-maker creates beautiful ‘naked’ cakes, with less buttercream, less colouring and sugar, and perfect for little ones to get messy with that taste incredible!

testimonial3If you would like further information on our Cake-Smash sessions, please just send me an email and I can send you over a detailed booklet, which includes information on how our cake smashes work, and our variety of packages.

To book, or discuss your cake smash theme ideas, please visit our contact page!

If you would like to view more of my Cake- Smash work, please follow the link here to our gallery.

Our current 2017 prices:

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 *Please note, all sessions require a small non-refundable retainer deposit. The rest can be paid on the day of your shoot. If you cannot make your chosen day, for whatever reason, then we will do everything we can to reschedule. Cancellations with less than 24hr notice, may be subject to an extra fee*

Babies & Beyond Sessions

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Babies

Your baby changes so much within the first year, hitting huge milestones along the way. All of a sudden, that tiny newborn has grown into a gorgeous, happy, bouncing bundle of smiles and its the perfect time to capture them. My baby sessions are perfect from around 4months+, when baby has strong head control, is more independent and full of precious smiles. I recommend booking before your little one is on the move, crawling or walking. But don’t worry if that tiny window has passed, I testimonial2have plenty of experience with active little explorers!

These sessions usually last around an hour, but I will work to your babies schedule, to ensure we get those big, wide eyed smiles. I have a huge selection of props, and I am more than happy to work with you if you have things you’d like to interpret into your session. These are your photos, and I want them to be perfect for your family.

I like to keep baby photos very neutral and pure, so please dress baby is soft coloured clothing, such as creams, whites, pale blues, greys or pinks. We want eyes to be focused completely on them, so nothing too bold and distracting works best.

Toddlers

This age can sometimes be forgotten; your toddler is full of life, energy and probably a little bit of attitude too, but thats what I love about them! They have so much imagination, and I feel like it needs to be remembered. A personality can really shine through a photograph, and that is what I aim to capture in my toddler sessions. I recommend booking a toddler session between 18m-4 years.

These sessions are very relaxed, with no real time frame. We interact, play games and most importantly have fun! I understand that toddlers don’t always want to cooperate, which is why we take plenty of breaks in between, so they usually don’t even realise what I’m doing.

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Again, I like to keep my images very neutral, so all the attention goes to your child. This is why I find natural, pale coloured clothing works best. Keep it simple. I also love the timeless black and white photographs. They show your child and their beautiful face, and nothing else. If this is something you’d like to include in your session, then please just let me know, and don’t forget a black t-shirt.

To book, please visit our contact page and get in touch!

If you would like to view more of my Baby & Beyond work, please visit the link here to my gallery.

 

Our current 2017 prices:

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*Please note, all sessions require a small non-refundable retainer deposit. The rest can be paid on the day of your shoot. If you cannot make your chosen day, for whatever reason, then we will do everything we can to reschedule. Cancellations with less than 24hr notice, may be subject to an extra fee*

 

 

Newborn Sessions

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Congratulations! Having a baby is such an exciting time in your life. It does not matter if this baby is your first, second or even your fifth, it is still a very exciting time for your family, and those special moments deserve to be treasured.

There is so much to think about when expecting a baby. Those 9 months pass by very fast, and all of a sudden you are greeted with this perfect, teeny tiny human. You will want to remember every single little detail, and this is where I come into the picture. I would love to help you document those special memories. My job as a photographer is to capture your bundle of joy, and turn the photos into something you will treasure forever. I understand that your baby is the most precious thing in your life, and handing over your baby to anyone can be daunting. But please don’t worry- I am fully trained in ensuring your baby is completely safe in my hands. Above all, I too am a mother, and i’ve had lots of practice!

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I feel very passionately about capturing you as a family too, so parent and sibling images are included in my package price. I know your baby will look back in 10, 20, or even 50 years time, and treasure these photos the most.

The ideal time to photograph a newborn is between 5-14 days, as this age is perfect for the curly, squishy, super sleepy images. I will, however, photograph babies up to 4 weeks old, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch if your baby is already born!

You can book in with me as soon as you know your due date, after your 12 week scan. I will then add your due date to the diary, and wait for the arrival of your little one. Once they are born, we can schedule your session. Baby’s are unpredictable, so please don’t worry if they arrive early/late. I will always ensure I can fit you in.

If you are interested in booking with us, then please get in touch via our contact form and I can send you over a more detailed booklet which includes everything you need to know about your newborn session. If you have any further questions, I am always available for a chat so don’t hesitate to send me a message or give me a call!

To view more of my newborn work, please follow the link here to my gallery.

Want to see how a Newborn session works? Click here to read my recent blog post!

 

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Black and White- The Photographers Child

Ok, so everyone who knows me, knows i’ve always been such a fan of black and white photos. Most of the images in my house have been printed in black and white. I just love the timeless feel they give to an image. Its simple, and so elegant, and so I decided i’d try something a little different to my usually light, bright and airy images.

This is where my little Zachary, a typical photographers child, comes in. He knows the score, he’s been there plenty of times before. He hates the camera, as soon as I get it out of the bag, he practically runs for the hills or gives me the biggest *not a chance are you getting a smile from me* glare. Brilliant, I always love a challenge. He gave me all of about 3 minutes to capture his attention, and boy did he make me work for a smile. It took me 25 minutes just to get him to sit on the stool- he stood up on the chair, got down about 6 times and tried to make an escape. With his arms firmly crossed, he told me he wasn’t having his picture taken (toddlers are so cooperative, right?). So I just laughed. And laughed. And laughed. He was so confused. What on earth is mummy laughing at, this isn’t funny?

But eventually, he laughed with me. With all the silliness, brought him such happiness. And I finally got that smile, and I love it so much! And now I have not just memories to hang on my wall, but a happy moment to cherish forever.

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My little studio

I have a beautiful home studio in a central location in Poole. Situated on a quiet residential road, its the perfect calm setting for your photography session with me. I love having a home studio, because it is very welcoming with a relaxed atmosphere, meaning your children can feel comfortable around myself.

Personally, I like to keep things very pure and natural. Children have the most beautiful expressions, and nothing should be forced. I want everyone to feel relaxed and enjoy the experience.

I welcome in many families to my home, capturing beautiful and timeless images for your family to treasure for a lifetime. Those first years of a childs life disappear before you know it, and having memories to look back on for years to come is what I love to capture.

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OPENING TIMES:

Monday- 10.00-5.00

Tuesday- 2.00-5.00

Thursday- 2.00-5.00

Friday- 10.00-5.00

Weekend dates also available on request!

These slots will always be available, but I can also work weekends and other days/times during the week, childcare dependent. Please let me know a date and time that would suit you and your family best, and I will try my hardest to fit you in. I do find mornings are best for a happy, well rested baby, but only you know your children best.

Find us here:

Address: 1 Eldon Court, Pascoe Close, Poole, Dorset, BH14 0NX

 

Fine Art Children Sessions

 

*COMING SOON*

For your older children! These sessions will be suitable for children 4+.

Child Fine Art portrait sessions
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To book, please visit our Contact page and send us an message. If you have any questions about our different packages, or are unsure of which one to choose, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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*Please note, all sessions require a small non-refundable retainer deposit. The rest can be paid on the day of your shoot. If you cannot make your chosen day, for whatever reason, then we will do everything we can to reschedule. Cancellations with less than 24hr notice, may be subject to an extra fee*