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Family L, an at home Lifestyle session

Family L, an at home Lifestyle session

A relaxed, family lifestyle shoot at home

Returning clients + shooting an informal 'at home' session with them is one of my favourite things to do on a Sunday morning!  The lovely L family have had a new arrival in the last year so they needed to update their photographs to adorn the walls of their beautiful home.  I enjoy these sessions very much as not only are the kids pretty relaxed being in their own environment, I find that I really relish the challenge of finding great light and interesting angles to shoot from.  I love the shots I get during these sessions, they are always natural and often unique and striking and, from a client point of view, they are very personal - a little snapshot of their life at that very moment.  I find that beautiful indeed!  Why not buy a gift voucher for a loved one to have a shoot just like this to commemorate life in 2017?!

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The S Family at Hylands Park

The S Family at Hylands Park

An Autumn Family Portrait Session at Hylands House.

The lovely S Family requested a portrait session whilst they explored the glorious gardens at Hylands House, Chelmsford.  With year round beauty, its the perfect place for a shoot with something new to find around every corner.  The walk and the wonderful weather relaxed the entire clan and it was a joy to capture their very obvious and loving bond.  This is a perfect example of why I love to shoot my session on location without the restrictions of studio!  Don't forget I offer gift vouchers, so, if you would like to give a family shoot in 2017 as a Christmas present, please do get in touch!!

Late Summer Portraits

Late Summer Portraits

Today I'm featuring a few favourites from my late summer portrait sessions.  All taken at The Discovery Centre at Great Notley, this is what I love to do, out in the open, families, children and babies just being beautiful! If you, or someone you love would like a portrait session in 2017, how about a gift voucher for Christmas?! It's the ultimate gift that keeps on giving!  Contact me for details!

The R Family Golden Hour Portraits

The R Family Golden Hour Portraits

A Golden Hour, Sunset Family Portrait Session

I was so thrilled when the lovely R family told me they wanted to try for Golden Hour for their portrait session.  The weather is hard to predict wherever you live in the world, but here in the UK it really is hit and miss so we lucked out when we hit jackpot on the second date we tried for - it's not easy getting an evening this perfect, even during the Summer months!  Family R wanted to shoot in the lovely little village I live in so I know all the prime spots to take advantage of that glorious evening light and we had real fun with the boys just making the most of being outdoors on a warm, summer night!  This is the way I love to photograph families, un-structured, un-planned and just as you are!

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Lucy & Tony - Pre Wedding Shoot

Lucy & Tony - Pre Wedding Shoot

A Pre-Wedding Love Shoot at Sunset in the Forest

Pre-shoots are perfect for couples who are a little apprehensive about being infront of the camera - and lets face it, on your wedding day, you're going to feel a little like your'e being papped!  It's a short, 20 minute session and a fabulous way for us to get to know each other a little better and you'll both know exactly what to expect on the big day!  I shot Lucy and Tony's preshoot back in August in the gorgeous surroundings of Hatfield Forest where we were treated to a stunning sunset infront of an audience of very inquisitive cows!!  

I'm so looking forward to Lucy and Tony's big day later this month!

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At home with baby I

At home with baby I

Newborn Baby Lifestyle Shoot

If you've visited my blog before, you'll know I'm a big fan of newborn lifestyle shoots.  Not only is the subject perfectly beautiful, I also love looking for light, texture, reflection - to create imagery a bit out of the norm, in the home. Added to this is that first flush of parenthood - ridiculous tiredness combined with ridiculous joy - a fleeting moment that feels a bit hazy when you look back on it. There's no better time in your lives to have captured!

I'm actually struggling a bit to find the right words for this one, this baby girl is newborn perfection and she was made by one of my oldest and bestest friends {with a little help from her partner obviously!} and I met her for the first time the morning I shot these.  I'm not ashamed to say my eyes were a little watery - she's a lucky girl, her parents are awesome human beings and I'm so excited for them and for her - she's so loved already!

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Phil & Emily - a Pre-Wedding shoot

Phil & Emily - a Pre-Wedding shoot

Phil & Emily - a gorgeous Summer, sunset couples portrait shoot at Hylands House, Chelmsford.

We postponed this shoot twice because of our Great British weather, but I'm glad we did as, third time's a charm!  Emily and Phil wanted to shoot in the grounds of Hylands House - the venue for their wedding next month and as I'd been over there a few times already this year, I knew how beautiful the gardens would be at sunset.  It had actually rained earlier that day but I'd been checking the forecast constantly so could see we were in for perfect sunset conditions!  Phil and Emily were very relaxed as we strolled around and were a pleasure to photograph. My fingers are well and truly crossed for an evening like this on their wedding day.  If you're considering pencilling in some sunset portraits on your wedding day - consider no more - money can't buy perfect evening light and there's no better way to finish than a little bit of magic!

The E Family, an evening portrait session.

The E Family, an evening portrait session.

An evening family portrait session in the park.

I love evening sessions in the Summer and we picked a good'un when I shot with the E Family in a pretty little park on the outskirts of Braintree. The light is always the best during the evenings and although we didn't catch the sunset (that was too late for the littlies!), we did enjoy pretty light and evening warmth as the kids ran and jumped their way through the shoot!  I have the most availability during mid-week evenings the summer - get in touch to book yours!

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Samantha & Matthew {Paige & Tilly too!} - a Pre-Wedding shoot.

Samantha & Matthew {Paige & Tilly too!} - a Pre-Wedding shoot.

Sam & Matt - a Pre-wedding Couples portrait shoot in Hatfield Forest.

Samantha & Matthew wanted to involve daughters Paige and Tilly in their pre-wedding shoot (and you'll see why - they are gorgeous!), so we arranged a shoot during the school holidays in the beautiful Hatfield Forest.  You'd think being the beginning of June, we'd be in for a lovely day, but, as this is the UK, we got a cold, windy, wet one instead!  These guys are troopers though and we persevered - the trees giving us some shelter and the moody skies giving us alot of atmosphere - finishing up with a round of well deserved hot chocolates in a cosy pub!  I've got my fingers crossed that this was their bad weather day and the sun will shine on them all in July!!

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At Home with Baby A

At Home with Baby A

An at home lifestyle, family session with newborn baby

What do you call a group of nephews?! I don't know either, but whatever it is, I have one!  This is nephew no. 4, along with his brand new brother (no. 7!), who was a little bit grumpy the day we shot these, even though big bro tried his best to entertain him with numerous costume changes (hey, not everyone's a Marvel fan!).  My favourite way to document a new baby is to photograph the family, just as they are, as a wonderful memory of those fleeting days and long nights with a newborn!  It's gone before you know it.

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The L Family at Home

The L Family at Home

The L family celebrate a First Birthday with an At Home Lifestyle portrait Session.

Sessions at home can be a perfect choice for younger children and babies especially to celebrate a landmark, like a first birthday! They feel comfortable in familiar surroundings so then its as fun for them as it is for me!  I met this lovely bunch on a beautiful afternoon and we hung out in the garden where baby Amber practised her walking and explored the Spring blooms.  We then headed on into the house for a change of scenery where Amber played, smiled and laughed for me.  This precious, fleeting time, captured to look back on in the years to come.  Perfect.

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The C Family at Hylands Park

The C Family at Hylands Park

The C Family have a Lifestyle Family Portrait Session at Hylands House.

These guys are one of my lovely returning families - I've had the pleasure of photographing the children as they've arrived and grown - I love that!  They chose Hylands Park as the location for our shoot, and I'm really glad they did, it is SO beautiful there this time of year, the colours are outstanding (aided by the fact that the weather outdid itself on shoot day!).  It's so simple to capture children's growing personalities on sessions like these, its just an adventure with me and the camera along for the ride!  Have a look for yourselves and, if you'd like to book a summer portrait session with me in 2016, get in quick - I have limited dates left now!!

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Kate & Nick {and Audrey too!} - a Pre-Wedding Shoot

Kate & Nick {and Audrey too!} - a Pre-Wedding Shoot

Kate & Nick & their puppy have a pre-wedding couples portrait shoot in a park in Stratford-Upon-Avon

Stratford-Upon-Avon is somewhere I've never had the pleasure of visiting before, so with two weddings in close succession in the city centre this Spring, I was very much looking forward to meeting Kate & Nick, photographing them with their gorgeous pup Audrey on a favourite walk of theirs and getting acquainted with the area.  Audrey and other pooches belonging to family members, are obviously a very big part of Kate & Nick's lives and I always feel its a lovely way of getting to know a couple better - to share in a few moments of the things they love most!  So, here they are with the dogs they so clearly love, in a really beautiful part of the world! I'm really excited to be coming back to Stratford in a few weeks to capture the wedding! 

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Robyn & Ian ~ a Pre-Wedding Shoot

Robyn & Ian ~ a Pre-Wedding Shoot

Robyn & Ian have a pre-wedding portrait session on a favourite walk in the Candovers.

I had the pleasure of meeting up with Robyn & Ian {one of my October 2016} couples, in a very cosy pub deep in the heart of the beautiful Candovers.  After getting acquainted by a roaring fire, we headed off into the woods for their pre-shoot - the perfect opportunity to trial a portrait session before their wedding this Autumn.  The weather was pretty gloomy and it started to rain a couple of times as we walked around but it really created an atmospheric backdrop!  The trees were pretty impressive surrounded by vibrant moss, and we even got lucky and found a carpet of bluebells!  Robyn and Ian are such a lovely couple and they really started to relax as we made our way through the trees, telling me all about their wedding plans {which sound perfect!} and I was able to get some really lovely shots of the two of them just enjoying each others company, which, really is what couples portraits are all about!  I had such a great time shooting this and I'm so excited for the wedding!!

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At home with Baby E

At home with Baby E

An at home Lifestyle Family Portrait session with newborn baby E

My first shoot of 2016 was with this little beauty! Born just before Christmas Baby E's family wanted a relaxed, documentary shoot at home to capture life with their new arrival.  I adore these shoots, especially with a newborn as they immediately take me back to when each of my girls arrived - my house was a bit messy and everything felt pretty overwhelming. This time is fleeting, {though it may not feel that way when you're in the midst of it!} and is worth capturing, I wish I had.

Thats the beauty of 'lifestyle' shoots though, there's no need to tidy up, I won't be hiding it either because there's beauty in this reality.  This is what life looks like with a new baby and these shoots are a photo journalistic account of your life as it is now.  I think reality rocks!

p.s check out her little nursing blister - oh it makes me broody!!

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A Winter Warmer

A Winter Warmer

My first outdoor location of the year was actually a re-scheduled shoot due to bad luck with miserable weather last Autumn!  I'm really glad we ended up doing it in January, as I love this set of images and it just goes to show you don't have to wait until mid-Summer to get awesome outdoor shots!  I was a tad nervous about doing this, as the lovely Natalie is a photographer herself so I had a lot to live up to! It was great fun, if a little muddy but the gorgeous Erin made things very lively to keep us all warm and as we walked back to the car park, we were treated to a lovely little sunset - hows that for luck!?  Take a look at what we got!

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At home with The Callow's

At home with The Callow's

This was a bit of a special one to start off 2015 with!  I've photographed this gorgeous bunch before, but now, they have a new addition!  Since January can be unpredictable weather-wise we opted for an 'At home lifestyle' shoot, which, I was thrilled about.  I honestly adore doing these, the kids relax a lot faster as they're in their own surroundings, and the images portray a little sliver of life, just as it is at that moment, in all its glorious detail.  I'm so excited to have had so many enquiries about these shoots - they really are wonderful! Hopefully I'll be blogging some more in the very near future!

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2014 Lifestyle Favourites

2014 Lifestyle Favourites

I've had such a great year this year, so many new faces to photograph, so many old ones (many with new additions!), I've adored every single lifestyle session I've had, you've all brought different things to your shoots, your'e all unique, and I hope I've managed to capture that for you!  So, thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for allowing me to photograph you and your family, for coming back to me time after time to ask me to document the birthdays, the reunions and the brand new additions.  I love it all!  I hope to see as many of you as possible in 2015!

 

Three Flowers Photography Essex Lifestyle Photographer Bluebells
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Three Flowers Photography Essex Lifestyle Photographer Summer Meadow Portrait
Three Flowers Photography Essex Lifestyle Photographer Summer Portrait
Three Flowers Photography Essex Lifestyle Photographer Summer Family Portrait
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Three Flowers Photography Essex Lifestyle Photographer Summer Sisters Portrait
Three Flowers Photography Essex Lifestyle Photographer Toddler Portrait
Three Flowers Photography Essex Lifestyle Photographer Summer Family Portraits
Three Flowers Photography Essex Lifestyle Photographer Summer Sisters Portrait
Three Flowers Photography Essex Lifestyle Photographer Summer Sisters Portrait
Three Flowers Photography Essex Lifestyle Photographer Golden Hour Portrait
Three Flowers Photography Essex Lifestyle Photographer Golden Hour Portraits
Three Flowers Photography Essex Lifestyle Photographer Summer Family Portrait
Three Flowers Photography Essex Lifestyle Photographer Golden Hour Portrait
Three Flowers Photography Essex Lifestyle Photographer Golden Hour Portrait
Three Flowers Photography Essex Lifestyle Photographer Puppy Dog Portrait
Three Flowers Photography Essex Lifestyle Photographer Summer Siblings Portrait
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Three Flowers Photography Essex Lifestyle Photographer Golden Hour
Three Flowers Photography Essex Lifestyle Photographer Golden Hour
Three Flowers Photography Essex Lifestyle Photographer Golden Hour
Three Flowers Photography Essex Lifestyle Photographer Six month Baby Portrait
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Three Flowers Photography Essex Lifestyle Photographer
Three Flowers Photography Essex Lifestyle Photographer Autumn Portrait
Three Flowers Photography Essex Lifestyle Photographer Autumn Pre School Portraits
Three Flowers Photography Essex Lifestyle Photographer Autumn Sibling Portrait
Three Flowers Photography Essex Lifestyle Photographer Autumn Brothers Portrait
Three Flowers Photography Essex Lifestyle Photographer New Baby
Three Flowers Photography Essex Lifestyle Photographer New Baby
Three Flowers Photography Essex Lifestyle Photographer New Baby
Three Flowers Photography Essex Lifestyle Photographer New Baby Grandmother Portrait
Three Flowers Photography Essex Lifestyle Photographer New Baby Mother portrait
Three Flowers Photography Essex Lifestyle Photographer Pre School Autumn Portrait Teddy
Three Flowers Photography Essex Lifestyle Photographer Autumn Pre School Portrait
Three Flowers Photography Essex Lifestyle Photographer Pre School Portrait
Three Flowers Photography Essex Lifestyle Photographer Family Autumn Portrait
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