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I met Lyn while working with the local Scout group to help them achieve their photography badge.  The organiser of our project had invited Lyn (County Chairperson) along to see what the Burbage Scouts group got up to.  From there we got chatting and she became interested in having a photo done for her husband for their anniversary as a surprise.  Well it was their anniversary this weekend so I am finally allowed to post them on my blog and Facebook.  I have to admit that I am always worried when photographing women.  Most women, no matter how good the photo, hate seeing themselves in pictures.  Which makes for a rather large challenge on my part.  But Lyn was a great subject and the results are something we are both pleased with.  I've not yet heard from Lyn but hopefully her husband is too.

Lucia Framed and on the Wall

It was my pleasure this weekend to present an order to one of my clients. Their order included 2 extra large frames of two images I really loved. And it was an extra pleasure to be invited over to see them hanging on their wall (which incidently was a job completed the very same evening they took the frames home, something I'd struggle to get my husband to do). I was thrilled to see the portraits hanging on the wall, looking so prominent and as though the room was designed around them.  Especially in such a lovely home as this. Their home is gorgeous, and nothing out of place.  I can only dream of such a home, but then again, their child is still a baby.  It could all change.  This is exactly how I have always intended my work to be displayed. It made me very proud. I hope to have the honour of being able to do this more often with my clients. I can feel a collection coming on.

Baby Ashley James

I am really loving photographing babies again.  So much so that I've been spending hours trolling through websites trying to find more props and plan to visit the Peterborough Antiques Fair at the beginning of next month in the hopes of finding some great stuff to use.  I always keep an eye out for props but now I have something quite specific in mind.  This is largely to do with my recent sitting with Ashley James.  I never realised you could do so much with a relative newborn.  Even though I've had my own I still didn't feel comfortable asking a new mum to put their baby into positions I only thought possible of older children.  But it worked and the results are fab.  Ashley looks absolutely adorable in these images and I only wish I had the skill and equipment back when my daughter was born.  In fact, it makes me want another just so I can spend hours photographing my own baby.  Unfortunately I think it would result in me becoming a single parent thoug

Finally, Another Gold Award

Its been a while since I've won a gold in the SWPP's monthly competition.  But finally I've done it again.  I must admit that I've not been entering much lately.  The motivation to compete has been lost somewhat in recent months but as a spur of the moment decision I decided to enter a few for the month of August.  And amazingly I had only taken the winning image earlier that afternoon. It wasn't until late evening, just before I was due to log off that I suddenly remembered that it was the 31st.  The last day to enter.  I had just over an hour to submit my entries.  I perused through my images trying to decide what, if anything, was competition worthy.  I narrowed it down to 5 for various different categories. Amazingly the very next day the category with my winning entry had been judged.  And there beneath my photo sat a G for Gold.  So this photo will now go forward to the annual awards giving me the chance to win Baby Photographer of the Year.  This will mak

Baby Lucia

I'm starting to do baby portraits regularly again and loving every minute of it.  Especially when I get shots like this next one.  I love it.  I only wish I had something like this of myself and my daughter.  Unfortunately as the photographer I rarely get shots of myself.  Not that I'm complaining.  I am quite happy sitting behind the camera and not in front of it.  Once we got this shot I knew what we needed next, a matching set.  So we produced this one.  And now this is what my clients will be featuring as a focal point in their newly decorated lounge, side by side and extra large.  Just how I intend my portraits to be viewed.  The order goes in this week and I can't wait to see the finished product.    Here's a prime example of how my clients inspire me.  Lucia turned up with a gorgeous pink tutu.  The colour is so vibrant and made for some lovely portraits.  Unfortunately Lucia is still a little too young and being unable to sit up made it hard t