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The June Portrait Loop~ Self-Portaits

The June Portrait Loop~ Self-Portaits

This months theme for our portrait blog loop was Self-portraits. This was actually a theme I chose and I had a great idea that I wanted to do for it but the universe had other ideas!

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Photography Sessions in the New Forest~ Motherhood photographer

Photography Sessions in the New Forest~ Motherhood photographer

I am so happy to announce that I am finally able to take bookings again! These sessions will all take place outdoors where it is easy to follow government guidelines and adhere to social distancing. Also sessions booked for this summer will all receive a 12x8 mounted fine art print included in the session fee!

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A Day in My Life: Year 2

A Day in My Life: Year 2

This was quite an intense season of my life and was filled with the most beautiful highs but also the most painful lows. Having revisited this past project year there were times I cried remembering certain periods of our story especially how tough it was in the beginning of the project. But mostly I’m reminded of all the love & joy that we as a family have experienced over the past year and a half, of that overwhelming feeling of falling so deeply in love with a new little soul...

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Season of Motherhood~May

Season of Motherhood~May

Welcome to ARTEFACT MOTHERHOOD - a project shared with other international female artists who are documenting our journeys as mothers and creating memories for our children through our photographs and words. "Seasons of Motherhood" is a new series in this project, where we tell a story with one picture that depicts our current season of motherhood.

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The May Portrait Loop: Colour

The May Portrait Loop: Colour

This little monthly project has been something that I really look forward to each month and this month's theme is colour. I decided to ask Nixie if she wanted to help me and asked her of she had any ideas and without any pause she came up with the idea of covering herself in paint.

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Our Foraging Adventures Part Two

Our Foraging Adventures Part Two

If there's one good thing about lockdown it's been our newfound love of foraging. I have always wanted to learn about which plants and flowers are edible or that can be used for medicinal purposes but never really had a chance to until now!

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Flowers, Foraging & More Flowers

Flowers, Foraging & More Flowers

The month of April was all about flowers and stepping into the world of foraging.

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The April Portrait Loop: The Copper Pipe

The April Portrait Loop: The Copper Pipe

This month it's all about the copper pipe. I have always wanted to have a play with shooting through a copper pipe to try to create what others have called "the ring of fire" but first I needed to find myself a piece of pipe.

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Photographing your newborn at home- A few tips for parents

Photographing your newborn at home- A few tips for parents

So much of our world has changed due to the corona virus & currently it is no longer a possibility to hire a photographer to come and take your newborn photos but this shouldn't stop anyone from being able to capture those precious fleeting moments on their own so I thought I would create a little blog post to help parents do just that by sharing some basic tips.

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New Forest Maternity Session~Rose~ New Forest Motherhood Photographer

New Forest Maternity Session~Rose~ New Forest Motherhood Photographer

"We met Ann in the forest on a chilly spring afternoon and it felt like she appeared straight out of the woods, she was so in touch and sensitive to both the woodland surroundings and our personality as a family. A very down to earth photographer who made us feel at ease and like we were meeting an old friend. The images she captured are just magical..."

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Maternity & Newborn Session~Juniper~ Bournemouth Motherhood Photographer

Maternity & Newborn Session~Juniper~ Bournemouth Motherhood Photographer

I cannot believe it has been over three months ago just a couple of days before the winter solstice ago that I got to meet little Juniper, what an incredibly special session it was and one that I will always remember. I had already had an incredibly inspiring maternity session with Beccy in the forest when she was 40 weeks + 2 days pregnant.

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Bournemouth Bump to Baby Session~Cherrie~Bournemouth Newborn Photographer

Bournemouth Bump to Baby Session~Cherrie~Bournemouth Newborn Photographer

When I first met Cherrie and her family she was 40 weeks plus 6 days pregnant and so very much ready to meet the newest member of their beautiful family. I had a wonderful time photographing her with 19 month old daughter Ettie and soon to be big sister.

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