And now we are seven…

Seven. Big-girl seven. One third of the way to adulthood. One foot still firmly in childhood. Fairies exist. Teeth fall out. Reading is magical. The movie Frozen is THE BEST. As is One Direction (really, I ask myself…how does she know them??). French plaits are awesome. Coloring is too. Swinging. Yes! Jokes make no sense…at least to me. The bike needs still to be learned. She hugs and kisses me less. But if she does, I appreciate it more. She is charming and smiley and heartfelt and strong and vulnerable and determined and creative. When she grows up, she wants to be an artist. And a teacher. Her favourite dinner is anything chicken. Her favourite time is morning. And she still goes to bed at 6. She calls Harry her little brother. Oh and yes…the night before her birthday, her 8th tooth came out. (check out that smile!)

Reading her own cards:

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Happy birthday to my very special girl…x

A Mini-Session: Teen Portraits in the Park

Two brothers. The end of summer. The fields. Windsor Great park. A setting sun. It doesn’t get much better than this…

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Portraits: Baby Boy…

Two more of this beautiful baby boy…he was such a treasure. Check out that smile…baby-photographer-windsor-(2-of-2) newborn-photographer-windsor-(1-of-2)

 

11 days newborn…

This beautiful little boy came to see me last week with his gorgeous Mama. To say that he stole my heart is an understatement.  Posting this little taster for his family to see. More to come….

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A Walk in the Park

Three little girls. The Windsor Great Park. A winter’s day. Lots of mud. A discussion. windsor-portrait-photographer

Portraits from Winter

Two quick portraits from our winter walks this week. Each day, she feels a little bit better. child-portrait-photographer windsor-photographer

Our 365: Week 2

Day 8 – A wintery walk with a new friend called, Neptune.day-8

Day 9: Sometimes she does things that melt my heart.day-9 Day 10 – a walk with a friend. day-10 Day 11. Elsa makes art. day-11-(2) day-11 Day 12…it was a week of walks. This time with another friend. And the dog! day-12 Day 13…ahh a frosty, foggy morning. We dashed out to be in it. day-13-(2) day-13 Day 14 – Learning to play Othello…a childhood favourite of mine. day-14

a new year…a new project…

A new year. A new start. Or rather, a re-start…For a few years now, I have wanted to complete a 365 project. One photo every day for one year. This sounds easy: Have camera. Pick it up. Click.

But any photographer who has tried this knows that LIFE just GETS IN THE WAY. I’ve tried a 365 before. I’ve also tried a 52 week project. And both times, I had to stop to deal with the demands of my business and motherhood.

This year, I’m trying again. But on my terms. Firstly (and most importantly) my daughter has signed up with me. SHE wants to do it with me. She wants to help me remember to take our photo before the daylight gives way to darkness. And sometimes, she will dictate the subject (watch for photos of stuffed animals…I know they will be coming!) Secondly, I will not be posting every day. It was the download-and-post process that killed this project the first time. Instead, I’ll post here weekly with a set photos from that week.

Without much further ado….here we go. Our 365. Beginning 19 December 2014.

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Child Portraits – 9 years old

photographer-marlow-henleySome of you may recognise these beautiful blue eyes from previous years. It’s hard to believe Miss S is already 9. This time around, her mother was hoping for some portraits and some modelling head shots. This is what we did….

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Male Portraits and Modelling Headshots

modelling-headshots-photographerJust this morning, it struck me how lucky I am to be a portrait photographer.

Not because I get…for a small part of my day…to walk around with my camera. But because I get to be close to people and their dreams.

I’m there in those first days of a baby’s life. I’ve been present when a child first sits on its own. I see couples and families together in their love for each other…in so many different stages and ages of life.

This month, I’ve also been lucky to create portraits for people who hope to become models.  This doesn’t change how I look to capture a portrait, it only changes the parameter (i.e.…headshot, full body, etc..)

And so…modelling session number 1…best of luck to you C. You’ll be awesome!

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