Just towards the end of the second lockdown, I had my first 'Through the Window' session and it was so incredibly special. "Lockdown two wasn’t a surprise for me. I hoped that it wouldn’t happen, but it wasn’t as big of a shock as it was the first time. It did bring a feeling of sadness though as the hope of seeing my mother, grandmother and my sister and her family this year was pushed back yet again."
This was such a special session which happened way back in September when the beautiful Heather was still in bloom, the forest is looking so much different now! This was my first session with two friends who also happened to both be breastfeeding, and I really hope it isn't my last! It was all about sisterhood and celebrating where we are at in our motherhood journeys and it just genuinely filled me up with so much joy!
I cannot believe one year has gone by since I first met sweet baby Cora. What a beautiful honour it has been to watch her grow up from a tiny newborn to a little girl over this past year.
This was such an incredible session and one that I will always hold close to my heart. As soon as I entered their home I felt myself be washed over with the most beautiful rays of love. I know how that may sound but it is absolutely true! Their love between each other was so palpable that it radiated outwards and bathed me in it too. I Am forever grateful for these two beautiful souls.
I have always wanted to have the opportunity to photograph a twin newborn session and when Charlotte & her husband Rob invited me into their home to do just that I was overjoyed! This was also my first at-home newborn session since lockdown and words can't express how happy it felt to be back in this space.
I love observing the way that the beautiful tenderness unfolds in a mama's heart. When I first showed her some of the photos one of the first things she said was "I absolutely love the one of my scars, now, I never thought I would say that." That is what these intimate sessions are all about, they can be healing and an empowering experience.
This month's theme for our little portrait loop was flowers and it couldn't have come at a better time since right now the New Forest is covered in blankets of the most beautiful hues of pinks and purples.
It's the end of world breastfeeding week so I thought I'd put together a little blog post of some of my favourite nursing photos that I've taken.
And it's that time again for our Portrait Blog Circle! was really excited about this month's "Details" theme because capturing the little details during a sessions happens to be one of my favourite things. I can guarantee you that when you have a session with me your gallery will be filled with the little details of a moment.
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!
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.