Watch Me Grow

When you have a new baby in your life, everything changes; your life is turned upside down, you have no time left for yourself, you spend every waking moment looking after your new addition, trying to make the right choice and being the best parent you can be. You never imagined exactly how your life was going to be turned upside down! You never comprehended how fast your little baby would change, and they do, they change every day, if you blink, you might miss something – their first smile or first step. Today’s babies are the most photographed babies ever and it’s no wonder, cameras are everywhere and with the advent of the Smart Phone, it’s so easy to share images and updates about your baby. These snaps are a lovely keepsake, but you might want to consider recording the major changes and developemnts in your baby’s first year with my Watch Me Grow programme. The Watch Me Grow programme This is designed for you and your family. For just £49, you can visit the studio for 3 photography sessions during your baby’s first year. This will enable you to recieve beautiful photographs of your baby looking their best, capturing their expressions and developing character  as they progress to smiling, sitting and walking.   What you get: 3 Creative Photography Sessions 3 Viewings where you can select your photographs a beautiful portfolio containing 3 images, one from each of your photography session. a discount on any purchases (20% off regular studio prices) Just £49   You and your baby will visit my purpose built studio here in Berkhamsted...

Photography Tip – Lines of Perspective

Lines in photographs can be powerful elements of your composition. In particular, lines that converge towards the horizon draw the eye into a photograph and can greatly add to the interest of your photographs and they add to the movement within it. When you are next out and about, watch all those lines of perspective, railway lines and roads are very common examples! Here’s a great resource to lean more about perspective in...

Autumn Photography with Douglas and Judith

For my Autumn Photography Sessions, I usually meet clients at the Ashridge Estate, this time was no different and I opted to get to Ashridge half an hour early so that I could do a final scout of my favourite spots. Unfortunately I arrived and there was too much mist! Yikes. I got on the phone and talked to Douglas and Judith and we delayed the shoot by an hour hoping the weather and light would improve. Sure enough, conditions improved and we could go ahead with our session. Douglas and Judith decided to have a photograph of themselves as it was close to their 40th wedding anniversary (congratulations to you both) and they wanted some photographs to record this special time and how they felt about each other. During the session, we walked around Ashridge and visited some quiet and beautiful spots, I really enjoyed Douglas and Judith’s company, they were very easy going and very entertaining; Douglas explained lots of local history which was very interesting, I hadn’t realised how Berkhamsted and surroundings had participated in the training for WW 1....

Photography Tip – Fast shutter speed

I hope everyone enjoyed the Tour of Britain cycle race that came through Berkhamsted this summer. It was a great opportunity to get some colourful and once in a lifetime photographs. One of the problems when we have moving subjects is to avoid motion blur. This is caused when the camera’s shutter is open for too long for the fast moving subject. So what can you do to solve the problem? The sensor in your camera needs a particular quantity of light for a correct exposure. Most cameras will have a sport mode or a shutter priority mode (try 1/500th sec, faster for a faster subject). These are the ones to use! They will increase the ISO and/or aperture of the camera in order to allow a faster shutter speed....

Photography Tip – Eye level

One of the best things you can do to improve your photographs, is to make sure you get your eye on the same level as your subject. This goes for almost everything, whether you are photographing a toddler, a flower, an ant or even some mushrooms! Okay, so what are the downsides? You might have to end up getting down on your belly, down in the dirt with you subject – but honestly, the perspective it can bring is worth the effort, the discomfort and the dirt. Here are a few examples: Family-portrait-23_MG_7627MG_7627Leaves on GroundBaby on the GrassMG_7765Horse ChestnutMG_7621FlowerMG_0237Childrens-portrait-8autumn-portraits-7Childrens-portrait-27autumn-portraits-3   Give it a try. Let me know what...

Frozen Portraits – Elsa or Anna?

How much would your daughter love a photograph of herself wearing her Elsa dress with magical stars flying from her hand – Her very own Frozen Portrait? Just £39 gets you a mounted 8″x6″ print and a 15 minute shoot! It would be a lovely Christmas present for the little girl in your...

Harry at 12 months – Berkhamsted Photographer

Harry recently visited the studio for his 12 month photography session, he’s been on the Baby’s First Year programme, he was just as happy as always. He enjoyed exploring more of the studio, playing on the trike and climbing the mini-staircase!

Jamie at 12 months

Jamie returned to the studio for his 12month shoot. He’s so cute and very active …. just as you’d expect. Jamie smiled and smiled, he was a joy to photograph!

Ashridge Winter Portraits

Before Christmas, Sarah James, a local professional Saxophonist contacted me with the idea of some PR photos taken in the snow. We waited and waited for the right conditions and then in February, about 4 weeks ago, we were lucky enough to have just what we needed! Sarah and I headed for the Ashridge Estate, the roads weren’t too bad, just a bit slippy here and there … as you can see in the photographs Sarah was wearing a lovely evening dress! Yes, she was very brave with the temperature at a chilly -2 degrees and a cool wind blowing! Please let me know what you think of the photographs...
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