Christmas tree farm – Mini sessions
5th October 2019 by maryann in Family photography 0 Comments

I'm booking a very limited run of Christmas mini photoshoots, in an actual Christmas tree farm!

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You want to do what? Outside? family photoshoot in Essex
28th October 2018 by maryann in Family photography 0 Comments

When someone books me for a family photoshoot in Essex, it can mean one of two things, a gorgeous outdoor photo session, or a beautiful posed studio session. Both have their pros and cons, but there is a special place in my heart for outdoor photography.  All too often I have people telling me how uncomfortable they are having their photos taken,  how their children won’t stand still for five minutes, or even won’t comply with the idea at all – and that’s absolutely normal, as a mum of five, I still can’t get my children to stand still in a studio and smile naturally for the camera! But that’s where a more organic approach to photography comes into its own, I don’t ask you to stand still, smile, pose or anything else that doesn’t come naturally. My outdoor sessions are just an hour or two of you being you, doing your thing and letting your children play while I goof around with a camera. Yes, the children will play with sticks, get a little dirty, find a few bugs and run a bit wild, but that’s exactly what I love to capture – the beauty of childhood!  The same goes for grown-ups too, […]

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