Connar & Francesca

I photograph Connor and Francesca every year but my goodness what a difference a year makes!! They both looked so grown up compared to when I last saw them. Connor in particular had really come out of his shell and was flourishing into a wonderful cheeky little chap! Francesca was very keen to stay with Mum and yet with a little patience and my favourite game of peep-o from behind the camera, we did manage to help her feel a little more at ease and even got a few smiles too - something which is rather a challange according to Mum! 

If you would like to book something similar then please get in touch using my contact page or give me a call on 07983 465414. I'd love to hear from you! Thanks.

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The Gift of Bluebells

Anna's 60 minute photo shoot had been purchased for her at Christmas using one of my gift vouchers. As with all my gift vouchers, there is no expiry date to them so clients are free to cash them in whenever it's convenient. As it happens, Anna and her family got in touch a few months later and I recommended we do the shoot at Lassington Woods - the bluebell display there is magical and the family were keen to avoid the more popular parks of Cheltenham and Gloucester.

It was a big group so plenty of opportunities for some, relaxed, unposed pictures of everyone. If you would like to book something similar then please get in touch using my contact page or give me a call on 07983 465414. I'd love to hear from you! Thanks.

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Jessica & Oliver

This first weekend in May has been a really busy one with back to back bluebell shoots over Saturday and Sunday at Lassington Woods. It's one of the most beautiful and bountiful displays I've found in Gloucestershire. Chosen Hill is another good spot but I prefer this site as it's much flatter under foot and therefore much easier for families with small children.

This is the second shoot I've done with Jessica and Oliver and while Jessica was very happy to play among the bluebells, Oliver took a little more persuading, preferring to stay a little closer to Mum. Despite his hesitancy, I did manage to get some lovely photos of him and one shot in particular shot stands out for me - a chance encounter with a small propeller plane. 

If you would like to book something similar then please get in touch using my contact page or give me a call on 07983 465414. I'd love to hear from you! Thanks.

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Oscar & Alfie

I photographed brothers, Oscar and Alfie, at their house in Cheltenham a week or two ago. Their Mum had booked me for 40 minutes and was after some natural, unposed photos of them. Older brother Alfie was keen to show me around the garden while baby brother Oscar had a last minute outfit change!

We got some lovely photos of them together, which was a priority for Mum, as well as some nice individual shots. I managed to get lots of lovely smiles out of Alfie with my favourite game of peep-o from behind the camera - little ones seem to love it! 

If you would like to book something similar then please get in touch using my contact page or give me a call on 07983 465414. I'd love to hear from you! Thanks.

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Water Park Wonderland!

Sarah Litchfield and her family booked me for a 60 minute family photo shoot at the Cotswold Water Park, where they were staying for the weekend to celebrate both her and her Mum's birthdays. 

I was told by Sarah from the outset that they weren't the most natural family in front of the camera but by following a few of my suggestions to help get everyone relaxed, turns out she had nothing to worry about. Some stone skimming, a boat ride and some informal family portraits got everyone giggling and having a good time. 

If you would like to book something similar then please get in touch using my contact page or give me a call on 07983 465414. I'd love to hear from you! Thanks.

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The Underhill Family

Vicky booked me for a 60 minute family photo shoot last week for her Mum's 70th birthday. It was a big gathering with three generations including grandparents, parents and grandchildren.

We met in the amphitheatre in Cirencester, which is always a brilliant spot for photos. The steep hills and dynamic, curved shape create a beautiful back drop.

There was plenty of fun and games to be had. After a few formal family pictures, the children were soon giving each other toilet rides, hanging from branches and showing me their various gymnastic skills! 

If you would like to book something similar then please get in touch using my contact page or give me a call on 07983 465414. I'd love to hear from you! Thanks.

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Michelle & Alexander

Brother and sister, Michelle and Alexander, were super fun! They loved playing peep-o, hiding in laundry baskets, cuddling up on their super cool rocking chairs and playing on the sofa.

Their Mum had specifically requested that all photos be in black and white to create more of an arty look, so a fair amount of post production work was needed to convert them all. As with all my photo shoots though, that extra time afterwards in front of the computer is included in the price of the shoot. 

If you would like to book something similar then please get in touch using my contact page or give me a call on 07983 465414. I'd love to hear from you! Thanks.

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The Blackman Family

Victoria and her family were celebrating her Mum's 50th and what better way to do so than by booking a family photo shoot together.

Despite it being their Nanna's birthday treat, it was her grandsons who stole the show with their adorable smiles and cheeky characters! Sam and Henry frolicked among the daffodils and loved playing peep-o with me from behind a little star window. A perfect frame for some perfect pics!  

If you would like to book something similar then I'd love to hear from you! Please get in touch using my contact page or give me a call on 07983 465414. Thanks!

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Alfie

As a photographer you come across all types of subjects - those who like to be photographed and those who don't, some who are perhaps a little shy and those who aren't phased at all. Alfie is a lovely little boy but he was quite a challenge to photograph. It was a case of grabbing my chance when I got it and trying my very best to help put him at ease. He was able to relax as the shoot progressed and I am very pleased with the results. 

If you would like to book something similar then please get in touch using my contact page or give me a call on 07983 465414. I'd love to hear from you! Thanks.

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Snowdrops in the Snow

A couple of weeks ago I held a blogging event for local bloggers based in and around Cheltenham. In return for their free photo shoot the bloggers would write a piece about their experience with Mouse About Town and publish it to all their followers. It was a good piece of self promotion during a generally quiet time of the year.

The photo shoots were all performed at the beautiful Painswick Rococo Gardens. I had met the organisers a few weeks earlier and during our meeting they had kindly agreed to waiver all entry fees and even agreed to throw in free drinks and cakes vouchers for us all. By way of thanks, I gave the Rococo Gardens all the of the pictures from the photo shoots for them to use on their website and in other publications. Everyone benefited, which is the best kind of promotional event.

Each photo shoot was 30 minutes long and carried out in various parts of the gardens: the snow drops, trees and buildings all provided many stunning and varied backdrops.

The main focus was to photograph the grounds with families, (and dogs!) in them to really help show off the beautiful gardens.  There where five groups due to have their photos taken: one parent and her friend, a dog and her owner and three toddlers. Unfortunately one group couldn’t make it so I offered a free photoshoot to the Nature Tots group that is held at the Rococo Gardens every Tuesday morning. One of the parents agreed and her son, Kai, played at ease in the playground whilst I took some pictures.

The whole event was a real success and a lot of fun photos were produced. See below for links to all the blogs that were written and accompanying photos. 


Kai

Kai was not on my schedule to be photographed, he was one of the children from the Nature Tots group. It was very kind of his Mother to allow me to do carry out such an impromptu photo shoot as she had no idea who I was! I briefly introduced myself of course and then worked very hard to put little Kai at ease. He had no idea who I was so the fact he looks so happy and relaxed in the photos is testament to my ability. My photo shoots are always very informal and as you can tell from the pictures, Kai loved it. 


Honey

Gorgeous Honey the Dautshound was a picture of perfection among the snowdrops! Bless her, her legs were so little the snowdrops nearly buried her! Between her owner and I we managed to get some lovely shots of her looking right down the camera lens.

https://honeyandtweed.wordpress.com/2018/02/10/a-day-at-rococo-gardens-painswick/


Harper

Eighteen month old Harper was terrific fun. She adored the carpet of snowdrops and looked right at home nestled among them snuggled in her eskimo hood! 

http://mamabearofone.com/2018/02/13/a-photoshoot-with-mouse-about-town/


Zanthe

Eight month old Zanthe was a real sweetheart. Despite the cold weather and falling snow she was all smiles among the snowdrops! Click on the link below to view the blog post about their experience with me.

https://thriftymummathriftybubba.blogspot.co.uk/2018/02/sunshine-snowflakes-and-snowdrops-mouse.html


Emma

Emma came along with a friend for a few head and profile shots. We took a leisurely walk around the grounds stopping every now and then for a pose as and when I felt the light was falling nicely. 

https://www.emmaand3.com/rococo-gardens-visit-snowdrops-enjoy-slice-cake/


I didn't catch the name of this little lad but he was another Nature Tot whose Mum was happy for me to photograph. 


Rococo Gardens 

At the end of the day there was just enough time to take some shots of the gardens before leaving to pick up my two mini mice from school.

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Minion Madness!

Every Wednesday throughout January I'm running a series of free photo shoots that lots of you have already been snapping up! So far I've been to Crickley Hill, Pittville Park and this week I was on the Honeybourne Line enjoying some Minion madness! 

Despite the rain, lots of mini Minion fans turned out in force - even a Cockapoo! The children all adored the crazy yellow dudes who are currently adorning some of the walls along this stretch of urban Cheltenham. A little bit of last minute research also turned up a fantastic Minion's umbrella! Much giggling was had by all as we soaked up the atmosphere, (and the rain!!)

Free photo shoot January continues this week at Pilley Bridge Nature Reserve. Watch this space!

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Location Mash Up's

It was a crazy, busy time in the run up to Christmas and I seemed to be out on location a lot. I'm ever so fortunate though - the drive along the A40 at sunrise on a crisp Winter's morning is spectacular. This was where one of these photo shoots took place. It was an early start, such was my schedule for the day. I left my house at 7am and when I eventually found my client's house I was pleased to see the boys were dressed and ready to go at 8am sharp. 

The other photo shoot took place at Barnwood Arboretum, another favourite spot of mine. 

If you would like to book something similar then please get in touch using my contact page or give me a call on 07983 465414. I'd love to hear from you! Thanks.

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The Richardson Family

Last weekend I met Helen and her family for a 30 minute photo shoot in the field next to St Peter's Church in Leckhampton. It's a glorious spot and looked especially beautiful with the strong Autumn light creeping across the fields.

As with all my photo shoots it was lots of fun. I spent most of the time chasing the children around the field and achieved some lovely, relaxed shots. There were also some more traditional group photos as per the family's request as the photo shoot was the first opportunity in a long time that the whole family had got together.  

If you would like to book something similar then please get in touch using my contact page or give me a call on 07983 465414. I'd love to hear from you! Thanks.

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The Wills Family

Debbie got in touch with me recently as she was looking for someone to take some family photos for her. The main part of the brief was to get a picture of the whole family together and any more shots would be a bonus she said!

The photo shoot was carried out at her house, just around the corner from me in Cheltenham. They booked me for 30 minutes so I charged them by park shoot rate of just £50.

If you would like to book something similar then please get in touch using the form on my contact page or give me a call on 07983 465414. All files are included in the price of the shoot. Thanks!

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Namina

A few weeks ago I met up with a lovely family from London who were visiting the Cotswolds on holiday. Turns out I had photographed their best friend's just a few weeks earlier at the same location! They had recommended me to them, which is nice. 

Ellenborough Park makes a beautiful backdrop for photos. I'm very family with the place having shot numerous weddings there. On this occasion though my subject was gorgeous baby Namina, just a few months old in these pictures. 

If you would like to book something similar then I'd love to hear from you. Please get in touch using the form on my contact page or give me a call on 07983 465414. All images are included in the price of the photo shoot. Thanks!

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Ellenborough Park

Last Monday I met up with Natsuko and her family for a 60 minute photography session at the gorgeous Ellenborough Park. The family had been on holiday in the Cotswolds and were flying back to Singapore straight after our photo shoot! It was a super hour spent strolling around the beautiful grounds in the sunshine, pausing for photos on the grass lawn, hammock, swing and in tucked away hidden courtyards.

If you would like to book something similar then I'd love to hear from you. Please get in touch using the form on my contact page or give me a call on 07983 465414. All images are included in the price of the photo shoot. Thanks!

A 70th Celebration

Last weekend I headed over to Moreton-on-Marsh for a 70th family get together. The Cotswolds is so centrally located in England that it is an ideal place for families to rent a house and meet up for the weekend. I'm getting more and more bookings just like this one and as with all my photo shoots, sessions are always fun, relaxed and laid back.

If you would like to book something similar then I'd love to hear from you. Please get in touch using the form on my contact page or give me a call on 07983 465414. All images are included in the price of the photo shoot. Thanks! 

Daylesford Farm

Last Saturday I enjoyed a fabulous hour with six year old William and his little brother, four year old Thomas at Daylesford Farm. Mum and Dad mainly wanted photos of the boys with a few of the whole family. Daylesford is such a great place for a photo shoot with so many places to wander and so many good spots for shots. 

If you would like to book something similar then I'd love to hear from you. Please get in touch using the form on my contact page or give me a call on 07983 465414. All images are included in the price of the photo shoot. Thanks!

A Birthday Bash With A Splash!

This photo shoot near Stow-on-the-Wold was packed full of fun! There was croquet, tennis, trampolining, a bonfire, marshmallows and a surprising dip in the pool at the end! 

Kayte had booked the shoot for her parents wedding anniversary at a house the whole family had rented for the week. We all had a good giggle, especially when I got smacked in the head by a tennis ball! I think everyone felt a bit bad, but I soildered on!

If you would like to book something similar then I'd love to hear from you. Just get in touch using my contact page or give me a call on 07983 465414. All digital files are included in the cost of the shoot. Thanks!

Windswept on Cleeve Hill!

A few weeks ago I met Brenda and Keith and their children and grandchildren on a very blustery Cleeve Hill for a 60 minute family photo shoot. I don't think I've ever been up there on such a windy day! Despite the gale, we still managed to get some lovely shots, particularly when we moved around to the slightly more sheltered side. The views were less dramatic but the children were able to come out of their shells a little more, particularly the youngest two - Zac and Evie.

The photo shoot had been a gift to Brenda and Keith, to celebrate their wedding anniversary. They wanted a combination of formal family portraits combined with some candid, natural shots. Below are just a few highlights.

If you would like to book something similar then I'd love to hear from you. Just get in touch using my contact page or give me a call on 07983 465414. All digital files are included in the price of the shoot. Thanks!