Wednesday, November 4

The Blog is Moving

I wanted to let everyone know that our Blog is moving. The new blog address is:

We have a little bit of tweaking still to do, but all future updates will now be on the new Blog. I have transferred some of the posts from here to the new Blog so why now pop over and have a look.

Tuesday, November 3

Photo Shoot with a 1 Year Old

Over the past year I have done two photo shoots with Alfie. The first was as a newborn and then I went back when he was sitting. As he was turning 1 it was time to do the last photo shoot making the first year of his life. He was having a first birthday party at Ray Lodge Farm s I arranged to go along before the party and do some fairly informal shots of Alfie with his Mum and Dad.

I really enjoyed doing these shots and it has been fantastic to see how much Alfie has changed during this first year of his life. Congratulations, also, to Caroline and Julian who are expecting their second baby next year.

These are some of my favourites from the day...

If you are interested in booking a session to record the first year of your baby's life please contact Louise on 01342 300352.

Sunday, November 1

Happy Halloween

I know, it's a day late but I just couldn't resist putting up this image of a very special cupcake:

We saw them at a Wedding Fair we went to last month and we brought some home as we thought they would make great season images. Watch out for the Christmas ones!

I hope everyone had a great time last night. We certainly had plenty of Trick or Treaters knocking on our door. Fortunately we had plenty of sweets to give them:)

Newborn Photo Shoot

Yesterday I had the pleasure of doing a newborn photo shoot with baby Alyssa. She is the daughter of Iain's niece and she has to be the most content baby I have ever met. She was joined in the photo shoot by Mum (Theresa), Dad (Will) and her older brother (Tyler).

I have been lucky enough to do several baby photo shoots over the past few weeks and I really do love being able to capture these memories of such early stage in a baby's life. Alyssa was so content that I thought we weren't going to get any images at all with her awake. You certainly need lots of patience when doing this type of photography! Anyway, we got there in the end and I really do love the results. What a truly gorgeous addition to the family...

We will do the next photo shoot at around 3 months, then when she is sitting and the last one will be when she is standing/walking. I can't wait to see how she changes and develops over the next year.

If you are interested in booking a baby photo shoot to capture the first year of your baby's life please contact Louise on 01342 300352.

Teenage Photo Shoot

Earlier this year I did a family photo shoot in Crawley, West Sussex. We got some really great images from the photo shoot and one of them now has pride of place in our new Studio in East Grinstead. I arrange a follow-up with session with Oleta on Monday this week, as it was half-term. I arranged for Make Up Artist, Siobhan Woods, to come over and help out so as soon as Oleta arrived she had her make up done. We started off with a studio session and then moved outside to do some environmental shots. We didn't have to go far from the studio to find some great outside spaces.

I really enjoyed the session and think we got some fantastic images. Here are some of my favourites. I'd love to receive feedback or comments.

If you would like to find out more about booking a portrait session please call Louise on 01342 300352.

Thursday, October 22

Newborn Photo Shoot

This week we had the pleasure of doing a newborn photo shoot with a baby who was only 9 days old. She was absolutely gorgeous and we had no crying at all. She was asleep to begin with but she woke up later on and we managed to get some shots with her eyes open.

This is the first of 3 photo shoots we will do in the first year of her life. The second one will take place when she is sitting and I can't wait to go back and see what she is like then. These are some of my favourites from the day...

if you are interested in having a baby shoot please get in touch with Louise on 01342 300352 or send me an email.

Thursday, October 8

Baby Photo Shoot - East Grinstead

Yesterday I had a photo shoot with the most adorable little girl. Her Mum, Sharon, is one of the people who run Flowerbug Designs in East Grinstead. Their workshop is just a few doors away from us and we refer business to each other where possible. They will also quite often pop round to our studio for a chat and a cup of coffee - and sometimes even cake!

I had been asked if we would be willing to give a portrait shoot as a competition prize by a publication and they needed a sample image to create a poster. As the session would be against a white backdrop we very quickly needed to create one. Sharon's little girl has been round to our studio a few times and she is just gorgeous. I have been really keen to do a session with her for ages. We spent about half an hour today and managed to get some really cute pictures. In fact, I think Sharon loved all of them. Here are some of my favourites. Any feedback or comments are welcome.

Wednesday, September 16

Jason & Sarah's Wedding in East Grinstead

On Friday, 11th September we covered Jason & Sarah's wedding in East Grinstead. It was being held at one of our favourite, and local, venues the Felbridge Hotel and Spa. I spent time with Sarah beforehand and she looked truly gorgeous. Sarah and her Dad travelled from her house to the hotel in a horse and cart which looked really lovely.

The legal part of the service took place at the hotel and it was great to see that their family were very much a part of the proceedings, including Sarah & Jason's son Harrison. After the service the bride and groom took the opportunity to have some time together by taking a short trip round the grounds in the horse and cart. Once they returned we spent some time with them while the drinks reception was taking place.

There were some great speeches that took place before the wedding breakfast. We stayed until the cutting of the cake and the first dance. What a great wedding it was and they both looked like they were really enjoying it. Here are some of my favourite images from the day...

If you are getting married and you would like to chat to us about your plans, please call Louise on 01342 300352. Alternatively you can email me on

Basil & Diana's Wedding in London

Last weekend we covered Basil & Diana's wedding. The church service was in North London and the reception was at Heathrow. I spent some time with Diana and her family while they were getting ready and she was surrounded by many family and friends. She looked absolutely stunning when she appeared with her wedding dress. Once Basil was ready we headed over to a nearby park to take some formal shots before the Church service. It felt a bit like organised chaos at the time, but it was a lot of fun and we managed to get some great images.

We then headed to the church which was not too far away. This was a Coptic Church service and there were certain formalities to attend to before the service that meant they were legally married before they walked down the aisle together. This is the second Coptic wedding we have covered and the church service was full of emotion and tradition at the same time. After the service the couple greet each of their guests.

The reception was at an hotel near Heathrow and we managed to get there before the bride and groom. They looked so happy when they arrived and we felt privileged to share this special day with them. We managed to get some photographs while the drinks reception was taking place and then the wedding party joined the rest of the guests for the wedding breakfast. The rest of the evening was such fun with some very energetic dancing.

Here are just a few of my favourite images from the day.

If you are getting married and would like to chat to us about your plans please call Louise on 01342 300352 or email me on