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

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 3

2 Jan 2015 – A trip into town…as Elsa. 15_DJB189815_DJB1907 Day 16 – Learning to sew.16-DJB_6591 Day 17 – Fog on the Long Walk17-DJB_6608 17-DJB_6624 Day 18 – On the way to Great Ormond Street Hospital, we stopped in Hamleys on Oxford Street.18-P1040350 Day 19 – Homeopathic Remedies…a big part of Phoebe’s healing journey.19_DJB1912 Day 20 – Jumping on the bed before school20-DJB_6683-(1) Day 21 – It’s a dog’s life…21_DJB1922

Hilarious…Trying to use the Self-Timer

.Ever tried to take a group portrait using your camera’s self-timer? Ever tried to make a run for it in heels? Ever tried this at midnight after a glass or two of wine?

Yes…well, I did. Here’s what happened. Gosh did we laugh!

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Thanks for a WONDERFUL evening girls…x

Child Portraits – 9 years old

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Family Portrait Sessions at Cliveden House

Looking for something different this October half-term? Why not have your family portrait created at Cliveden? Just in time for Christmas….

Contact Cliveden House to book your session today.

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Portraits: Last Day of Five

Today, the very last day of five. Tomorrow moving to a two-handed age. How time goes by in a blink. Here she is: cheeky, loving, exuberant, thoughtful, imaginative, curious…and utterly gorgeous (says a very biased mum…)

Playing mum and baby at home (I got to be the ‘sister’.)

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Delivering invitations to her party:

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Conker gathering on the Long Walk.

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The start of her snuggle-tooth grin. Already 3 big-girl teeth and a 4th baby one loose…

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End of a lovely walk home…

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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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